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Historical Photographs of Four Ethnicities on California's Central Coast
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Historical Photographs of Four Ethnicities on California's Central Coast
    Dates: Late 1800s-1970s
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    Extent: 200 photographs available online, 500 are in the full collection
    Online items available
    Repository: Black Gold Cooperative Library System
    Abstract: Black Gold Cooperative Library System Advisory Board's Photo Essay collection includes black and white photographic images of historical interest spanning from the late 1800s up to the 1970s. The images strive to recognize people of four heritages who without recognition helped to build the social and economic prosperity of California Central Coast. The collection consists of selected images from four Photo Essays: 1) African Americans on the Central Coast, 2) Asian Pacific Americans on the Central Coast, 3) Hispanics on the Central Coast: 300 Years of History, 4) Native Americans on the Central Coast.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Contact the Black Gold Cooperative Library System. Associated booklets are located at many member library jurisdictions of the Black Gold Cooperative Library System.

    Publication Rights

    Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    Historical Photographs of Four Ethnicities on California's Central Coast. Black Gold Cooperative Library System

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was compiled by the Photo Essay Task Force of the Black Gold Cooperative Library System Advisory Board and the Black Gold Information Center during the 1990s.

    Biography/Administrative History

    During the 1990s, Black Gold Information Center and System Advisory Board (SAB) assembled the collection of over 500 historical photographs borrowed from a number of museums, libraries, archives and other cultural organizations, as well as from individuals and family collections. For the Native Americans on the Central Coast Photo Essay, the SAB Task Force collaborated with John R. Johnson, Curator of Anthropology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The Photo Essay project was produced in cooperation with the Administrative Council of the Black Gold Cooperative Library System and System Administration with support from the State of California under provisions of the California Library Services Act, administered by the California Library Services Board.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes black and white photographic images of historical interest spanning from the late 1800s up to the 1970s. The photographs strive to document people who, without recognition or great material rewards, helped to build the social and economic prosperity of California's Central Coast in the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. People, places and events are depicted through topics such as education, family life, social, civic, religious and cultural activities, sports, war, road, railroad and building construction, urban businesses, rural ranching and agriculture operations. The collection consists of the following four Photo Essays: 1) African Americans on the Central Coast, 2) Hispanics on the Central Coast: 300 Years of History, 3) Asian Pacific Americans on the Central Coast (including Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans and Japanese Americans), 4) Native Americans on the Central Coast (including Tataviam, Nicoleno, Salinan and branches of the Chumash Linguistic Family).

    Indexing Terms

    African Americans--California
    African Americans--California--Central Coast
    African Americans--Employment
    Asian Americans--California
    Asian Americans--Employment--California
    Automobiles--California
    Beets--California
    Business people
    Chinese Americans--California
    Chumash Indians--California--Central Coast
    Churches--California
    Evacuations--California--Santa Maria--1940-1950
    Farming--California
    Filipino Americans--California
    Floats (Parades)--California
    Fruit industry--California
    General stores--California
    Grocery stores--California
    Hispanic Americans--California
    Hispanic Americans--Employment--California
    Indians of North America--California--Central Coast
    Japanese Americans--California
    Japanese Americans--Employment--California
    Manners & customs--California
    Mexican Americans--California
    Missions--California
    Pacific Islander Americans
    Packing plants--Employees--California--Central Coast
    Post offices--California
    Road construction--California
    Salinan Indians--California
    Seed trade--California
    Stores & shops--California
    Sugar industry--California
    Trucks--American--California
    Higuera family
    Furukawa family
    Matsuoka family
    Moriwaki family
    Murakami family
    Utsunomiya family
    Valenzuela family
    Boy Scouts of America
    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
    San Buenaventura Mission
    Santa Barbara Mission
    United States War Relocation Authority
    Central Coast (Calif.)
    Betteravia (Calif.)
    Chinatown (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
    Eto Farm (Los Osos, Calif.)
    Guadalupe (Calif.)
    Illif Ranch (Santa Maria, Calif.)
    Lompoc (Calif.)
    Morro Bay (Calif.)
    Nagano Farm (Morro Bay, Calif.)
    Oxnard (Calif.)
    Pismo Beach (Calif.)
    San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
    San Luis Obispo County (Calif.)
    Santa Barbara (Calif.)
    Santa Barbara County (Calif.)
    Santa Maria (Calif.)
    Santa Maria--Lompoc Army Air Base (Santa Maria, Calif.)
    Santa Paula (Calif.)
    Ventura County (Calif.)
    Waller Park (Santa Maria, Calif.)
    Black-and-white photographs
    Photographs
    Group portaits
    Agricultural laborers
    Railroad construction workers--California