University of California, Irvine - Special Collections
This collection is comprised of six early-20th-century albums of uncertain provenance containing photographic prints, postcards, and photomechanical reproductions that document the vacation experiences of the creator of each album. Locales depicted are chiefly in Southern California, but also include areas throughout the rest of California and the Western states and, in a few cases, in the Eastern United States. The images document the California landscape and its native flora and fauna as they appeared during the first decades of the 20th century. Subjects depicted include missions, national parks, street scenes, domestic scenes, historic buildings, deserts, beaches, mountains, and lakes.
The Travel Literature Collection is an assembled collection gathered from many sources covering the period from 1826 to the present. The collection is ongoing. One of the major contributors was the American Automobile Association of Michigan. The collection consists of eleven series and is arranged by format in alphabetical order. The Brochures series, 1880-1994 (4.8 cubic ft.), advertises attractions, destinations, or travel related services of interest to tourists. General categories include: attractions; hotels, restaurants and tours; and recreational activities. The Diaries series, 1906-1947 (0.4 cubic ft.), contain an individual's printed or handwritten record of a trip and are arranged by date. The Directories series, 1910-1992 (1.6 cubic ft.), contain lists of resources in specific locations of interest to travelers. While some directories relate to specific geographic areas, others encompass large regions of a country or the world. Subseries include Accommodations & Dining, ... Read More
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Forrest C. Donnell Papers consist of correspondence, reports, publications, news clippings, and other material that document Donnellâs term as governor of Missouri. Much of the material deals with appointments to, and the day-to-day operation of, state government. Because Donnell was governor during World War II these papers offer a good view of how the home front coped with shortages and efforts to make the most of what they had The papers are arranged into thirteen ...