University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Scope and Content The Roy D. Graves Pictorial Collection contains circa 23,100 photographic prints classified and arranged by Graves into 96 volumes. Graves began collecting photographs circa 1902, and continued to develop his collection until his death in 1971. The general subject areas of the Graves collection are the history of transportation --especially that of railroad transportation in California --and the history of San Francisco and its environs. The volume titles, volume numbering, and ordering of items within the volumes in the present finding aid represent Graves' original classification and arrangement. The 96 volumes have been grouped into four series by the Library. Because Graves' original volume numbering has been maintained, the arrangement of volumes within each series is often discontinuous. Subjects and photographers featured in the individual volumes are summarized in the series descriptions. A large number of the photographs in the collection are copy prints of ... Read More
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection consists chiefly of photographic materials created circa 1850-1978 that depict American Indians, including informal and studio portraits, as well as photographs that show the natural and built environment of the American West. Images of the American West include views of cities and towns, mining and logging operations, railroads, and natural scenery.
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Scope and Content California Cornerstones is a selection of images from various collections in The Bancroft Library. The images have been organized by provenance; that is, they have been grouped around the individual or corporate body that created or collected the materials. Most come from collections of photographs, such as the William C. Barry Collection or the Frank B. Rodolph Collection. Some come from collections made up primarily of textual records. These, like the Henry J. Kaiser papers or the Sierra Club records, are large collections that include, in addition to photographs, materials such as correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, diaries, and published pamphlets. A number of the oldest images have been reproduced from illustrations in published books, such as Georg von Langsdorff's Observations on a journey around the world, an account of an exploring expedition that visited the California coast in 1806. One particularly important source has been the Robert Honeyman ... Read More
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Chiefly photographs documenting the San Francisco Bay Area urban Indian community and related organizations, events and activities, with an emphasis on the Intertribal Friendship House (I.F.H.) of Oakland. Majority of collection depicts I.F.H. administration, social activities, cultural events, education efforts, public outreach, activism and other functions.
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Scope and Content The Robert B. Honeyman Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material is comprised of over 2300 items, with formats and media ranging from original oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs, engravings, etchings, lettersheets, clipper cards, and ephemera, to plates and spoons featuring western themes, and a fore-edge painting. The collection focuses on pictorial interpretations of the old West, with emphasis on the early California and Gold Rush periods. Views depict the changing landscape of the West under the impact of westward migration, the development of towns and cities, early settlements, California missions, railroads, gold mining scenes, pioneer and frontier life, native populations, social history, and many other topics. Many items in the collection are of unique historical value as they represent some of the earliest records of a particular scene, location, or event. Included are the earliest known views of the Presidio ... Read More
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Collection includes: Engravings taken from an unidentified book of a male and a female Native American from Unalaska, Alaska, ca. 1700-1899.
University of Texas at Austin - Center for American History
Scope and Contents Original photograph album contains 40 images, primarily studio portraits of American Indians, taken by William S. Soule in Indian Territory, ca. 1869-1875. There are numerous portraits of Comanche, Kiowa and Kiowa Apache chiefs, including Big Tree, Quanah Parker, Otter Belt, Dog Eater, White Man Chief, Cetinpart, and Dangerous Eagle. Many others are of relatives of chiefs or of unidentified individuals. There are two photographs of children who had been held captive by the Cheyenne and Comanche. A collage of individual portraits in one print includes noted chiefs Pacer, Santana, Kicking Bird, Lone Wolf, and White Horse around a photograph of Pacer's camp. Outdoor photographs depict Kiowa Apache, Cheyenne, and Comanche camps as well as Fort Sill officers' quarters and hospital and the Medicine Bluffs area. One photograph at Medicine Bluffs Pathway features several Black soldiers. The album is inscribed to "A. B. Stephenson. San Antonio, Texas. January 1st, 1876."
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Documents of the pro-Indian independence political group, Hindustan Gadar Party, headquartered in Calif. in the early 20th century, and other pro-Indian independence materials.
University of Texas at Austin - Benson Latin American Collection
Postcards, primarily from the Hispanic Society of America, document landmarks and scenes from everday life in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in the early twentieth century.
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Field notes, vocabulary schedules, manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, clippings, and printed matter relating to Merriam's work with California and other Indian tribes (1898-1938). Primary material includes lists of tribes, bands and villages of California Indian tribes; ethnogeographic and ethnographic information; and lists of Indian words and their meanings. Secondary material includes Merriam's research files containing clippings and other printed matter on Indian tribes and Indian welfare in California and the West. Also included are manuscripts and typescripts of Merriam's published work on California Indians and typescripts of Robert Heizer's compilations of Merriam's work, published posthumously.