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Brisbane Library History Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Project Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Brisbane library history collection
    Dates: Approximately 1850-2005
    Bulk Dates: 1900-1982
    Collection number: Consult library
    Collector: Brisbane Library
    Collection Size: Approximately 175 items, including photographs, postcards, and printed ephemera 173 online items
    Repository: Brisbane Library
    Brisbane, CA 94005
    Abstract: The Brisbane Library History Collection includes images of historical interest to Brisbane, San Francisco and San Mateo County. The collection includes images from the mid-1800s to the present, with the majority of the images from the 1900s to the 1980s. These images document commercial, residential and public buildings (such as Brisbane Elementary School), San Bruno Mountain, historic and annual events (notably the Fourth of July celebrations and the Western Days parade), street scenes, small town life, group and family portraits, and significant individuals. The collection illustrates the diverse nature of Brisbane residents and records the changes that have taken place in the community.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Brisbane library history collection, Brisbane Library, Brisbane, CA 94005

    Acquisition Information

    Collected by Brisbane Library staff and others, 1974-present

    Project Information

    These images were assembled from items held by the Brisbane Library History Collection, and were digitized in order to provide broader access to information about Brisbane's past. The digitization project will allow the Brisbane Library to work closely with local teachers and students and develop collaborative projects using the History Collection. Other History Collection users, such as local residents, genealogists, environmentalists, authors, filmmakers, and developers will also benefit from the wider access provided by the project.
    This project was part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Leveraging the infrastructure of the CDL in partnership with Califa and Infopeople, the LHDRP explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history materials maintained by California cultural heritage institutions via a single statewide online access point. For more information about the LHDRP, see http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/oac/lsta/ .
    Project activities spanned from July 2007 through June 2008. Activities included digitization and cataloging of selected photographs, postcards, and other printed ephemera in the History Collection. 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 (see http://www.cdlib.org/inside/diglib/guidelines/ ).
    Digitization was performed by Northern Micrographics using flatbed scanners. For each physical item, three digital image files were created: a TIFF master, a JPEG access image, and a 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

    The Brisbane Library History Collection includes images of historical interest to Brisbane, San Francisco and San Mateo County. The collection includes images from the mid-1800s to the present, with the majority of the images from the 1900s to the 1980s. These images document commercial, residential and public buildings (such as Brisbane Elementary School), San Bruno Mountain, historic and annual events (notably the Fourth of July celebrations and the Western Days parade), street scenes, small town life, group and family portraits, and significant individuals. The collection illustrates the diverse nature of Brisbane residents and records the changes that have taken place in the community.
    Items were selected from a larger collection held by the Brisbane Library. That collection includes approximately 5000 images, 300 negatives, books about Brisbane, tape recorded oral histories, local newspapers dating back to 1930s, local history clippings and pamphlet files, and a few artifacts. Consult the library for more information.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Names

    Allemand family
    Blair family
    Blair, Linwood
    Blair, Vera
    Blair, Walter
    Bouret-White, Claire
    Gomez, Dolores
    Hosking, Richard
    Leese family
    Martin, John
    Miller, Anja
    Mozzetti, Charles
    Radoff, Dorothy
    Thilmany, Christina
    Zeitelmann family

    Places

    Brisbane (Calif.)
    South San Francisco (Calif.)
    Brisbane (Calif.)
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    San Mateo County (Calif.)

    Topics

    Automobile service stations--1930-1960
    Blair’s Rangers
    Boat and Ship Industry--1900-1920
    Brisbane Western Days Parade
    Building dedications
    City and town life--California
    Cityscapes--California--Brisbane
    Civil defense--California--San Mateo County
    Drum and bugle corps
    Fourth of July celebrations
    Hotels--California
    Libraries--California
    Military personnel--1910-1920
    Military personnel--1940-1950
    Motion picture theaters
    Natural disasters--California
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company--History
    Parades--California
    Parties
    Patriotic societies
    Politicians
    Protest movements
    Public utility companies--1900-1910
    Railroads--California--1900-1910
    School children
    Schools--California--San Mateo County
    Scouts and scouting
    Teachers--California
    Telephone--directories
    Volunteers
    World War, 1914-1918--California
    World War, 1939-1945--California

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Books--1940-1950
    Manuscripts
    Maps--reproduction
    Photographic postcards--1910-1920
    Photographic postcards--1930-1940
    Photographic postcards--1940-1950
    Photographic prints--1940-1950
    Photographic prints--1850-1860
    Photographic prints--1900-1910
    Photographic prints--1910-1920
    Photographic prints--1920-1930
    Photographic prints--1930-1940
    Photographic prints--1940-1950
    Photographic prints--1950-1960
    Photographic prints--1960-1970
    Photographic prints--1970-1980
    Photographic prints--1980-1990
    Photographic prints--1990-2000
    Photographic prints--2000-2010