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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Owen C. Coy Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1860-1940
    Collection Number: P-035
    Creator/Collector: Coy, Owen Cochran, 1884-1952 Withey, Henry F. California State Historical Association United States. Works Progress Administration
    Extent: 4.59 linear feet (Boxes: 11 letter)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: Photographs and reproduction prints of California historic sites, landmarks, buildings (including missions and adobe structures), artifacts, industry, and people who were part of the historical narrative. Subject matter includes the age of Spanish exploration, but concentrates on California in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the images were compiled in the course of publishing activities and involvement with the Historic American Buildings Survey in California (1930s) under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) ca. 1860 - 1940, undated (bulk is 1930s and undated)
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Owen C. Coy Photograph Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Owen Cochran Coy (1884-1952) had a long career in the field of history. He taught at Eureka High School in Northern California (1909-1913). He served as the secretary and subsequently as director for the California Historical Survey Commission from 1915-1923. He was a professor of history at the University of Southern California from 1925-1950. Following the commission’s administrative restructuring, he served as director of the California State Historical Association (CSHA) from 1923 to 1950. He served as a state technical director of the Historical Records Survey, W.P.A. in 1936. His publication work included editing Pictorial History of California and serving as editor for the CSHA serial publication, California History Nugget.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs and reproduction prints of California historic sites, landmarks, buildings (including missions and adobe structures), artifacts, industry, and people who were part of the historical narrative. Subject matter includes the age of Spanish exploration, but concentrates on California in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the images were compiled in the course of publishing activities and involvement with the Historic American Buildings Survey in California (1930s) under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) ca. 1860 - 1940, undated (bulk is 1930s and undated) See also Gen. Col. 1212 Historic American Buildings Survey, Southern California District 3. See also Gen. Col. 1003 - Owen C. Coy Collection

    Indexing Terms

    Historical Records Survey (U.S.)

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