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Finding Aid to Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif., ca. 1915-ca. 1925
BANC PIC 1905.11964-.11965--fALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif.
    Date: ca. 1915-ca. 1925
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.11964-.11965--fALB
    Extent: 274 photographs, various sizes; compiled in 2 albums, 18 x 35 cm. and 29 x 40 cm. 41 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif., circa 1915-circa 1925, BANC PIC 1905.11964-.11965--fALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content

    The Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif. albums contain 274 photographic prints taken circa 1915 to circa 1925. The subject of the albums is the Redwood Manufacturers Co. (Remco), located in Pittsburg adjacent to the U.S. Steel Corporation. Both albums feature scenes from the Remco factory and wharf which include grounds, lumber yards, machinery, a wide array of Remco redwood products -- such as pipes, tanks, doors, balusters, posts, shingles, siding, railing, columns, and models -- and several steam ships. The second album (1905.11965) also pictures residential exteriors presumably featuring Remco products, installation activity, damaged buildings, a loading crane accident, and Remco president C.J. Wood.
    Photographers featured in the collection include R.J. Waters & Co. and Frost Photo of Oakland.
    Several photographs have been glued to the album pages, thus preventing access to their verso captions.