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Guide to the John Rojas Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Project Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Rojas Photograph Collection
    Dates: Circa 1880-1976
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Collector: Chula Vista Public Library (Calif.)
    Collection Size: 200 items 200 online items
    Repository: Chula Vista Public Library
    Chula Vista CA 91910
    Abstract: Chula Vista Public Library's John Rojas Photograph Collection includes images of historical interest of Chula Vista and other areas of San Diego County from the late 1880's to 1976. Images document commercial, residential and public buildings, including businesses and restaurants (notably downtown Third Avenue), the fire department, theaters (such as the Seville and Vogue), schools and the public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; significant individuals including Greg Rogers and the Peters family; groups and family portraits; and annual events, such as the Fiesta de la Luna. Formats include panoramic and aerial photographs. Photographs primarily document city life and commercial activities. Of particular interest are a large group of photographs of the citrus and aircraft industry in Chula Vista.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Digitized collection materials available online.

    Access

    Photographs may be examined by appointment only. Inquiries should be directed to the Local History Librarian.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the Chula Vista Public Library. For permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Local History Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    John Rojas Photograph Collection. Chula Vista Public Library, Chula Vista, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection of was a gift from Chula Vista historian, John Rojas.

    Project Information

    In August 2005, the library received an LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant from the California State Library for an historical photograph digitization project. The goals of the project were preservation of the images and increased public access. During the project year 200 photographs from the library's John Rojas Photograph Collection were assembled and scanned. The project was supported by the University of California's California Digital Library and the Library and Technology Act administered in California by the State Librarian.
    Project activities included conservation, photographic documentation, digitization and cataloging of the photographs. The photographs were scanned by Northern Micrographics in La Crosse, WI.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Chula Vista Public Library's John Rojas Photograph Collection includes images of historical interest of Chula Vista and other areas of San Diego County from the late 1880's to 1976. Images document commercial, residential and public buildings, including businesses and restaurants (notably downtown Third Avenue), the fire department, theaters (such as the Seville and Vogue), schools and the public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; significant individuals including Greg Rogers and the Peters family; groups and family portraits; and annual events, such as the Fiesta de la Luna. Formats include panoramic and aerial photographs. Photographs primarily document city life and commercial activities. Of particular interest are a large group of photographs of the citrus and aircraft industry in Chula Vista.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Names and Places

    Greg Rogers
    Fred Rohr
    Rohr Aircraft
    Chula Vista (Calif.)
    San Diego County (Calif.)

    Topics

    Aircraft industry
    Historic buildings
    Commercial facilities
    Restaurants
    City & town halls
    Stores & shops
    Parades & processions
    Citrus industry

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographic prints
    Aerial photographs
    Photographic postcards