University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
The M.M. (Michael Maurice) O’Shaughnessy photograph collection, 1887-1986, consists of photographic prints, film negatives, reports, albums, cartoons, lantern slides and ephemera relating to M.M. O’Shaughnessy’s professional life as a civil engineer, working first as a consultant in private practice, and later as City Engineer of San Francisco. The bulk of the collection documents the construction of the Hetch Hetchy Water Supply system, which O’Shaughnessy directed during his tenure as City Engineer of San Francisco. In addition, there is material relating to his personal life and family.
Collection contains nearly 2,000 copies of photographs (originals dating 1850-1995, bulk 1840-1975) that Dr. Ellsworth collected for his research on Utah history. Images include a wide range of topics, including artistic conceptions of prehistoric Utah, the founding of the LDS Church, Utah's multiple ethnic and religious groups, and early Native Americans in Utah (including photographs taken by Jack Hillers during John Wesley Powell's expedition). A number of the images relate to the economic and technological developments in urban and rural Utah including mining, business, railroads, communications, and education. Also includes numerous geographical and geological photographs and maps of Utah and the United States from the 17th, 18th, and 19th century. Finally, there are some of Ellsworth's personal photographs of his extended family.
Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, photographs, printed materials, newspaper clippings, biographical data, and maps related to the personal life and wide ranging business ventures of the St. Paul businessman, president and chairman of the Great Northern Railway Company, and son of James J. Hill.
Oregon State University Libraries - Special Collections and Archives Research Center
The Gerald W. Williams Regional Albums consist of images and ephemera assembled by geographical regions. They were acquired and compiled Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry and the history of the United States, especially that of the Pacific Northwest region. The albums document popular tourist destinations, national parks, the natural environment, prominent natural and architectural landmarks, forests and forest operations, mining, trains and railroads, early towns and cities, prominent citizens, and human activities, such as public events, hunting and fishing, and everyday life. More than 650 images from selected Oregon albums have been digitized as part of the Gerald W. Williams collection. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).
The collection includes Collier’s extensive logging photograph collection; photographs, documents and letters documenting his World War I military service and family history materials. Alfred D. “Cap” Collier was a noted twentieth century lumberman and philanthropist in Klamath County, Oregon.
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection consists chiefly of photographs dating from circa 1850 to 1970, but also includes printed illustrations, original artwork, documents and printed ephemera that provide a record of black history in the United States for the period circa 1770 to 1970. The focus is on African-American subjects, but the collection also includes the work of black photographers, as well as images of white men and women, many of whom were associated with the abolitionist movement. Collected with a broad scope, the images provide information about individuals at all socio-economic levels and include people of all ages and gender. They represent the work of professional photographers in various regions of the United States and some European countries, and the image formats present in the collection reflect the development of photographic processes, beginning with Daguerreotypes and extending through mid-twentieth century formats.