Guide to the Oriental Consolidated Mining Company Photograph Collection

Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Guide to the Oriental Consolidated Mining Company Photograph Collection, ca. 1931-1940

Collection number: Bernath Mss 345

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
D. Tambo
Date Completed:
May 14, 2010
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2009 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Oriental Consolidated Mining Company Photograph Collection
Dates: ca. 1931-1940
Collection number: Bernath Mss 345
Collection Size: 0.2 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: The collection contains 129 black and white photographs, mainly snapshots, most with captions in English, on loose pages from two or more photo albums, likely compiled by Pitt Hyde, a geologist working for the American owned and operated Oriental Consolidated Mining (OCM) Company which was mining for gold in the Hokuchin area of present day Unsan county, eastern North Pyongan province, North Korea.
Physical location: Vault.
Languages: English

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

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

Preferred Citation

Oriental Consolidated Minng Company Photograph Collection. Bernath Mss 345. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2003.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains 129 black and white photographs, mainly snapshots, most with captions in English, on loose pages from two or more photo albums, likely compiled by Pitt Hyde, a geologist working for the American owned and operated Oriental Consolidated Mining (OCM) Company which was mining for gold in the Hokuchin area of present day Unsan county, eastern North Pyongan province, North Korea. Includes images of Pitt Hyde, family, other OCM employees, their families and homes, the club, Korean next hit gold panning, sluice, water wheel stamp mill, large industrial plant (where ore was processed by stamp milling, flotation, regrinding, and cyanide treatment), nearby river, landscapes in winter with snow, previous hit Korean employees, local population, homes, street scenes, funeral procession and grave.
There is no container list for this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Oriental Consolidated Mining Company
P'yongan-pukto (Korea)