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Santa Fe Springs Historical Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Project Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Santa Fe Springs historical photograph collection
    Dates: 1880-1974
    Bulk Dates: Circa 1890-1960
    Collection number: Consult library
    Collector: Santa Fe Springs City Library (Calif.)
    Collection Size: 200 photographs and ephemera 154 online items
    Repository: Santa Fe Springs City Library
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
    Abstract: Santa Fe Springs City Library's historical photograph collection includes items of historical interest dating from the 1880s through 1960. Images document commercial, residential, and public buildings; the oil industry that flourished in the area; the home and gardens that would become the basis for a large City park; pioneering families and business; local schools; the construction of the Irving-Gill designed Clarke Estate; and the incorporation and beginning years of Santa Fe Springs.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Santa Fe Springs historical photograph collection. Consult library. Santa Fe Springs City Library, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was created by the Santa Fe Springs City Library staff from 2006-2007 as part of the Local History Digital Resources Project.

    Project Information

    These photographs were assembled from an array of photographs housed at Heritage Park and the Clarke Estate, both in Santa Fe Springs. They were digitized in order to provide access to the historical photographs, especially by K-12 students and teachers in the community from their classrooms. A foundational virtual collection of digital image objects was created which are available to the public through the California Digital Library's (CDL) Calisphere website (see http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/ ).
    This project was part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the California State Library. LHDRP explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history digital resources via a centralized online access point. For more information about the LHDRP, see http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/oac/lsta/ .
    Project activities spanned August 2006 through June 2007. Activities included conservation, digitization, and cataloging of historical photographs and ephemera. Digital objects were created and cataloged using CONTENTdm, a digital asset management tool shared by LHDRP participants. The cataloging conforms to the CDL's Guidelines for Digital Objects specifications for descriptive and copyright metadata. For more information on these guidelines, see http://www.cdlib.org/inside/dglib/guidelines/ .
    Digitization was performed at Northern Micrographics using flatbed scanners. For each physical item, three digital image files were created: a TIFF master, a JPEG access image, and GIF thumbnail image. Digital image files conform to the CDL's Guidelines for Digital Images (see http://www.cdlib.org/inside/diglib/guidelines/bpgimages/ ).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Santa Fe Springs City Library's historical photograph collection includes items of historical interest dating from the 1880s through 1960. Images document commercial, residential, and public buildings; the oil industry that flourished in the area; the home and gardens that would become the basis for a large City park; pioneering families and business; local schools; the construction of the Irving-Gill designed Clarke Estate; and the incorporation and beginning years of Santa Fe Springs. Formats include aerial and panoramic photographs. Photographs primarily document founding families, the oil industry, and city life. Of particular interest are photographs pertaining to the construction of the Clarke Estate and the Nimock's house and gardens, the photographs of which were used to reconstruct the buildings and gardens for use as a City park.
    Items were selected from a wide array of photographs housed at Heritage Park and the Clarke Estate, both in Santa Fe Springs. Items were chosen for the collection based on their historical importance to the city, their ability to project information about the specific time period reflected in the photograph, and their ability to adequately reflect city life.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

    Names and Places

    Nimock, Walter A.
    Clarke, Chauncey
    Clarke, Marie Rankin
    Gill, Irving
    Koontz, Martin
    Wilson, Betty
    McCann, William (Bill)
    Santa Fe Springs (Calif.)

    Topics

    City & town life
    Aerial views
    Gardens
    Architecture
    Agriculture
    Petroleum industry
    City & town halls
    City government
    Citrus fruit industry
    Schools
    School children

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographic prints
    Aerial photographs
    Panoramic photographs
    Brochures
    Annual Reports