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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ian A. Smith papers
    Date (inclusive): 1857-1985, undated
    Date (bulk): 1970-1980
    Collection Number: 126
    Creator: Smith, Ian A.
    Extent: 1.5 linear feet (2 document boxes, 2 half-size document boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: Ian A. Smith was an employee of the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant from 1952-1977. Smith also conducted research regarding the history of mining operations at Slover Mountain in Colton, California. The Ian A. Smith papers primarily focus on the California Portland Cement Company's presence at Slover Mountain, but also contains material regarding Isaac Slover and the history of the southwestern United States, particularly that of San Bernardino County, California. Two versions of Smith's manuscript, "Vanishing Mountain: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California", are included. Additionally, the collection includes photographs, notes, correspondence, press clippings, maps, and other material related to Smith's research.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Ian A. Smith papers, Collection 126. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The Ian A. Smith papers were acquired as a gift in 1988.

    Processing History

    Processed by Andrés Calderón, 2008.

    Biography

    Ian A. Smith was born on October 15, 1920. He began working for the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant in 1952. As an employee of the California Portland Cement Company, Smith held several different positions including Quarry Engineer (1952-1953), Quarry Superintendent (1953-1958), General Quarry Superintendent of the Colton and Mojave Plants (1958-1968), and Chief Mining Engineer (1968-1977). Disability ended his tenure with the California Portland Cement Company in 1977, after nearly thirty years of service.

    Chronology

    1920: Ian A. Smith was born on October 15th.
    1952: Smith began working for the California Portland Cement Company’s Colton Plant.
    1953: Smith was promoted to Quarry Superintendent.
    1958: Smith was promoted to General Quarry Superintendent of the Colton and Mojave Plants.
    1968: Smith was promoted to Chief Mining Engineer.
    1977: Ian A. Smith’s employment with the California Portland Cement Company ended as a result of disability.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains materials created and collected by Ian A. Smith, an employee of the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant from 1952-1977, as he researched the history of mining operations conducted at Mount Slover in Colton, California. The collection primarily focuses on the California Portland Cement Company's mining operations at Mount Slover, but also contains materials regarding Isaac Slover and the history of the southwestern United States, particularly that of San Bernardino County, California. Two versions of Smith's manuscript, "Vanishing Mountain: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California", are included. Additionally, the collection includes photographs, notes, correspondence, press clippings, maps, and other material related to Smith's research.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series. The contents of each series are arranged sequentially according to box and folder number. The series arrangement of this collection is as follows:
    • Series 1. Manuscripts, 1978-1981, undated.
    • Series 2. Research materials, 1857-1985, undated.
    • Series 3. Photographs, 1886 – 1981, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    California Portland Cement Company.
    Colton (Calif.).
    San Bernardino County (Calif.).
    Slover, Isaac, 1780-1854.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Documents.
    Manuscripts
    Photographs.