Guide to the Elvira Davis Wiggan Photograph Collection

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Elvira Davis Wiggan Photograph Collection

Collection number: MS 18

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
06/25/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elvira Davis Wiggan photograph collection
Dates: circa 1860s-1941
Collection number: MS 18
Creator: Wiggan, Elvira Davis.
Collection Size: .2 linear feet (18 photographs)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Elvira Wiggan Photograph Collection includes 18 photographs of friends and family of Elvira Davis Wiggan. Included in the collection is a 1860s tin-type portrait of an African American woman, several photographs of Elvira Wiggan’s uncle, Samuel Davis, and photographs of Elvira Wiggan’s father, John Davis, dressed in his Pullman porter uniform.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Elvira Davis Wiggan Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Elvira Davis Wiggan photograph collection , MS 18, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 06/25/2013.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Elvira Wiggan Photograph Collection includes 18 photographs of friends and family of Elvira Davis Wiggan. Included in the collection is a 1860s tin-type portrait of an African American woman, several photographs of Elvira Wiggan’s uncle, Samuel Davis, and photographs of Elvira Wiggan’s father, John Davis, dressed in his Pullman porter uniform.

Arrangement

I. Photographs

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Oakland (Calif.)--History.
African American families--California--Oakland.
Pullman porters--California--Oakland--History--Pictorial works.


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 18 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes 18 photographs of Elvira Davis Wiggan's family and friends.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 1:1

Tintype portrait of a woman [001] circa 1860s

Box 1:1

William ‘Bill’ Williams in Oakland fireman’s uniform holding dog, ‘Dale,’ on sidewalk [002] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

Samuel Davis in military uniform sitting on front porch steps, 1315 Campbell St. Oakland, California [003] circa 1910s

Box 1:1

Marylee Golphin leaning against car with California license plate [004] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

Group photograph of Pullman porters [005] circa 1910s

Box 1:1

John Davis in Pullman porter uniform standing at 16th St. depot, Oakland, California [006] circa 1910s

Box 1:1

Portrait of John G. Wiggan [007] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Wiggan family portrait, (back): John G. Wiggan, Elvira Davis Wiggan; (front): Walter Wiggan, Carlton Wiggan [008] 1919

Box 1:1

Graduation portrait of Elvera Wiggan, Fremont High School [009] 1940

Box 1:1

Portrait of Samuel Davis [010] circa 1910s

Box 1:1

Herman Wiggan football portrait, Fremont High School [011] 1939

Box 1:1

Dolores Williams Cooper riding a pony next to Elvera Wiggan [012] 1932

Box 1:1

Baby portrait of Elvera Wiggan [013] 1922

Box 1:1

Portrait of Clarence Williams (boy) standing next to chair [014] 1920

Box 1:1

Dolores Williams Cooper wearing U.S. navy cap [015] 1930

Box 1:1

Elvera Wiggan standing outside of house at 1235 62nd Ave., Oakland, California [016] 1941

Box 1:1

Geraldine Inman Fong wearing straw hat standing in front of row of houses, Campbell St., Oakland, California [017] 1917

Box 1:2

Portrait of Samuel Davis and ‘mother’ holding candlesticks, Houston, Texas [018] circa 1898