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Series 1 Owens Valley Water Controversy Records 1906-1980

Physical Description: 6 boxes, 1 oversize boxes
Box 1 : 1

Big Pine Reparations Association position statement on reparations. Big Pine Reparations Association materials: statement of damages, receipts, general corr. and corr. with lawyers and Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Mono County real and personal property tax lists. J. D. Black corr. 1916-1929 (dates broken)

Box 1 : 2

Computations for financial reparations, miscellaneous statements, and notes re reparations for Owens Valley residents and City of Los Angeles for water rights. Originally in folder with date "1929". 1929(?)

Box 1 : 3

Corr. re reparations bill for Big Pine residents; copy of bill. Big Pine Water Association stockholders' statement re Los Angeles City Power and Water votes at stockholders' meeting. Notice of ranch for sale. Materials in folders 3 and 4 originally together 1925 1929

Box 1 : 4

Big Pine taxpayers statement to City of Los Angeles re compensation for water loss (two copies); corr. re Big Pine and water controversy; speech by unknown person on plight of Owens Valley. Big Pine Reparations Association memorandum re Big Pine Water Association suit against City of Los Angeles. Materials in folders 3 and 4 originally together 1924 1925

Box 1 : 5

J. D. Black corr. re Big Pines reparations 1926

Box 1 : 6

Register of voters, Inyo County, 1926 and 1928 primary elections 1926 1928

Box 1 : 7

Big Pines Reparations Association booklet on water controversy (5 copies): Big Pine Reparations Association vs. The City of Los Angeles, by J. O. McIntosh 1926

Box 1 : 9

Notes by unknown author on Owens Valley water controversy; list of county Democratic and Republican Central Committeeman; legal forms; trader license; register of voters (1926), with precinct results. Cf. Box 1, Folder 7 1917-1948 (dates broken)

Box 8 : 1

Big Pine Property Owners' Association corr., copies and originals, re state bill on reparations; copies of Big Pine Property Owners' Association corr. re Los Angeles Board of Public Commissioners compensation agreement; corr., copies of documents re federal irrigation project in Owens Valley; documents re business and population decline in Big Pine 1925

Box 8 : 2

J. D. Black corr. with San Francisco and Los Angeles businesspersons re business and Owens Valley Water controversy; Big Pine Property Owners' Association corr. with lawyer re City of Los Angeles claims in Owens Valley; polemical essay on Owens Valley and Los Angeles, author and date unknown; grievance list 1924-1925

Box 8 : 3

Sale prices of irrigation rights and agricultural property of stockholders of Big Pine Canal Company and Owens River Canal Company; sale prices of property of Owens Valley farmers and ranchers 1923

Box 8 : 4

J. D. Black corr. (copies and originals) with San Francisco and Los Angeles businesspersons re business and Owens Valley water controversy 1924-1925

Box 8 : 5

Big Pine Property Owners' Association corr. with state legislators re City of Los Angeles purchases of water rights; supporting documents (copies) re Owens Valley claims against City of Los Angeles, eg economic losses; corr re Black family property valuation 1924 1925

Box 8 : 6

Documents (copies) re Big Pine Water Association (BPWA) agreements with City of Los Angeles; BPWA by-laws, articles of incorporation and list of shareholders n.d.

Box 8 : 7

Copies of Big Pines Reparations Association (BPRA) corr. re legal opinion and membership; BPRA receipts, statement of purpose; Big Pine Property Owners Association petition re suit against City of Los Angeles 1926

Box 8 : 8

Statement on California Reparations Act of 1925 (copy); Owens Valley residents' 1905 statement re City of Los Angeles water acquisitions (copy); state engineer letter re occupation of Alabama Gates of Los Angeles Aqueduct (copy); Theodore Roosevelt letter re Los Angeles Water Supply Bill (copy); excerpts from Big Pine Citizen and Inyo Magazine re Owens Valley River water controversy (copies) n.d.

Box 8 : 9

Corr., telegrams (copies and originals) re Owens Valley water controversy; supporting documents (copies) re Owens Valley claims against City of Los Angeles, eg economic losses, City of Los Angeles property purchases; Big Pine Property Owners Association roster; City of Los Angeles settlement offer for Big Pine residents; Big Pine Water Association records 1924-1925

Box 8 : 10

Big Pine Property Owners Association corr. (copies); computations re compensation for Big Pine residents 1925

Box 9 : 1

By-Laws of the Big Pines Reparations Association (booklet) 1925

Box 9 : 2

Big Pines Reparations Association membership and assignment contract forms (blank). Cf. Box 9, Folder 5 this series 1925

Box 9 : 3

Notice of meeting Big Pines Reparations Association mailing cards; mailing list n.d.

Box 9 : 4

Contract forms between Big Pines Reparations Association and members on valuation of property in settlement with City of Los Angeles 1926

Box 9 : 5

Big Pines Reparations Association membership and assignment contract forms--signed. Cf. Box 9, Folder 2 this series 1925-1926

Box 9 : 6

Notebook: handwritten copy of by-laws of the Big Pines Reparations Association. With original signatures of witnesses, and directors and secretary. Typewritten copy of bylaws (originally inserted in notebook. 1925

Box 9 : 8

Signed contract riders by members of Big Pines Reparation Association. Cf. Box 9, Folder 4, this series 1926

Box 9 : 9

Big Pine town property assessment roll; sale price of properties, with statements re land use; Big Pine mailing lists; Big Pine Reparations Association list of damages, statements of damages; City of Los Angeles settlement proposition for Big Pine; list of Big Pine properties sold, with sale prices; statement re method for computing compensation 1926

Box 9 : 10

Handwritten Big Pine assessment rolls--ranch and town property; handwritten data tables re Big Pine farms and ranches sold to City of Los Angeles, with data on acreage, irrigation shares, land use under private ownership and city ownership, new addresses of former owners 1923

Box 9 : 11

Grievance list; City of Los Angeles settlement proposition for Big Pine and town's rejection; miscellaneous notes; compensation list, Big Pine Canal Company; Big Pine Property Owners Association (BPPOA) corr. with state legislator and W. W. Watterson (copies); BPPOA corr. with congressman re Los Angeles' development of Owens Valley waters for electricity; copies of legal documents 1906-1934 (dates broken)

Box 9 : 12

Big Pine Property Owners Association data table on ranches sold to City of Los Angeles (original). Originally with negatives in Series 3, Box 18, Folders 16-17 1925

Box 9 : 13

Deed between City of Los Angeles and Northern Inyo County Local Hospital District re property acquisitions. Photostatic copy 1947

Box 10 : 1

Big Pine Reparations Association materials: compensation list and deposition statement (copies), board of directors meeting minutes (copies), membership and assignment contract forms, night letter to Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce 1926-1927

Box 10 : 2

Big Pine Water Association materials (copies): by-laws, meeting minutes, Minnie Myers deed, board of directors proposition to stockholders re City of Los Angeles offer, stock allocations, memorandum of agreement with City of Los Angeles, articles of incorporation, stockholders' protest re City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power, water right deed, City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Public Service letter 1916- 1926

Box 10 : 3

J. D. Black letter (copy) re poor conditions in Big Pine area; notes; grievance list 1926

Box 10 : 4

J. D. Black corr. re Owens Valley water controversy; City of Los Angles, Dept. of Public Service, resolution re Owens Valley water use (copy); ranch lease with City of Los Angeles (copy); Inyo County Farm Bureau and Big Pine Citizen statements re controversy (copy) 1926-1927

Box 10 : 5

Inyo Magazine articles re water controversy (typed carbon copies). Cf. Series 2, Box 20, Folders 1-4 1908

Box 10 : 6

Later Owens Valley water controversy materials: newspaper clippings; brochures re 1980 ballot measures; 1975 Big Pine Water Association list of stockholders; City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Water and Power lease 1945-1980

Box 10 : 7

Loose newspaper clippings re Colorado River compact, and conservation 1920s(?)

Box 10 : 8

Owens Valley water controversy materials, all originally in ring binder: City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Water and Power, property options, and booklet (Facts Concerning the Owens Valley Reparations Claims); City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Public Service, irrigation plans; Big Pine Reparation Association statement re legal action. J. D. Black corr. Big Pine Water Association materials: By-laws, articles of incorporations, legal documents. Cf. Box 10, F. 2, this series, re BPWA materials. 1929-1949 (dates broken)

Box 10 : 9

Day book with entries on activities of City of Los Angeles activities in Big Pine. In day book: Big Pines Reparations Association vs. The City of Los Angeles. By J. O. McIntosh. 1929

Box 10 : 10

Big Pine Property Owners Association minutes book, with claims list and land sales to City of Los Angeles (includes those of Owens River Canal Company) 1924-1925

Box 11 : 1

Ledger with Big Pine Reparations Association minutes, articles of incorporation. Corr. and agreement between lawyers; and BPRA membership and assignment contract form 1925-1927

Box 12 : 1-2

Big Pine Reparations Association receipt book (with record stubs re membership) n.d.

Box 12 : 3

Receipt book n.d.

Box 12ov : 1

Tract map re Los Angeles Department of Water and Power property for sale in Big Pine, California (2 copies) 1947

Box 12ov : 2

Tract map re Los Angeles Department of Water and Power property for sale in Bishop, California (2 copies) 1947

Box 12ov : 3

Notice of intended sale, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power properties in Bishop, Lone Pine, Big Pine, and Independence California 1947

 

Series 2 Publications and Scrapbooks 1908-1999

Physical Description: 25 folders, 33 oversize folders, 1 flat file
Box 2 : 1

Mono and Inyo Counties, and Carson City, Nevada promotional literature n.d.

Box 2 : 2

Newspaper clippings re Owens Valley water controversy 1997

Box 2 : 3

8 issues of "Bob Shuler's Magazine" 1929

Box 2 : 4

Magazine articles re water conservation, Owens Valley water controversy, and Inyo County history 1985-1999 (dates broken)

Box 9 : 7

Pamphlet: Facts Concerning the Owens Valley Reparations Claims. City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Water and Power. 2 copies, one with notes by J. D. Black. Pamphlet: Big Pines Reparations Association vs. The City of Los Angeles. By J. O. McIntosh. 3 copies. Postal receipts. All materials originally in notebook with name Barbara Black inscribed 1926 1948

Box 20 : 1

Telephone directories for Bishop and Big Pine, California 1950 1958

Box 20 : 2

Inyo Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 7: "A Theft in Water. Part III." 1908

Box 20 : 3

Inyo Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 10: "A Theft in Water. Part VI." 1908

Box 20 : 4

Inyo Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 11: "A Theft in Water. Part VII." 1908

Box 20 : 5

Fortnight: The Newsmagazine of California, Vol. 8, Nos. 7, 8, 9, 12. 1950

Box 20 : 6

California Mining Journal, Vol. 17, No. 11. 1948

Box 20 : 7

City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Service Commissioners. Reply of the Board of Public Service Commissioners to the Proposal ... submitted by W. W. Watterson....2 copies 1924

Box 20 : 8

State of California. Department of Public Works. Letter of Transmittal and Report of State Engineer Concerning the Owens Valley- Los Angeles Controversy to Governor Friend William Richardson . By W. F. McClure. 3 copies 1925

Box 20 : 9

The Owens Valley and the Los Angeles Water Controversy. Owens Valley as I Knew It.By Richard Coke Wood. From This Mountain--Cerro Gordo. By Robert C. Likes and Glenn R. Day 1973 1975

Box 20 : 10

Handbook. California Legislature. Forty-Sixth Session 1925

Box 20 : 11

City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power publications: Owens River Gorge Development; and The Romance of Water and Power, by Don Kinsey 1928 1935

Box 20 : 12

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Water for Thirteen Cities in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Water exhibit souvenir of the California Pacific International Exposition. San Diego, California 1935

Box 20 : 13

Pamphlet: Deep Springs. A Prefatory. By P. N. Nunn. n.d.

Box 20 : 14

Arizona Highways, Vol. 31, No. 2 1955

Box 20 : 15

A Guide to U. S. Army Insignia and Decorations. By Gordon A. J. Petersen. A Guide to U. S. Navy Insignia and Decorations. By Gordon A. J. Petersen. Originally with correspondence in Series 5, Subseries A, Boxes, 6 and 7 1942

Box 20 : 16

Booklet with constitutional amendments and statutes on California State ballot 1914

Box 20 : 17

Our Navy at War. Official Report by Admiral Ernest J. King ... Covering Combat Operations Up To March 1, 1944. 1944(?)

Box 20 : 18

Courage, no. 11. San Francisco hotel guide. San Francisco Giants score card. 1927 1959

Box 20 : 19

City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power brochure re Owens Valley recreation 1928

Box 20 : 20

Miscellaneous brochures and pamphlets 1928 1936

Box 1ov : 1

Clippings from Los Angeles and Owens Valley newspapers re Owens Valley Water controversy and Owens Valley miscellany 1923-1981 (dates broken)

Box 2ov : 1

Newspaper clippings from Los Angeles and Owens Valley newspapers re Owens Valley Water controversy, building of Colorado River Aqueduct, and Owens Valley miscellany 1925-1999 (dates broken)

Box 2ov : 2

Newspaper clippings from Los Angeles and Owens Valley newspapers re Owens Valley Water controversy, and Owens Valley miscellany 1924-1981 (dates broken)

Box 2ov : 3

Issues of The Gridironon Owens Valley water controversy 1927

Box 2ov : 4

Owens Valley newspapers on water controversy 1927-1933 (dates broken)

Box 2ov : 5

ssues of Los Angeles Recordnot on water controversy 1925

Box 2ov : 6

Owens Valley and Los Angeles newspapers on water controversy 1925-1995 (dates broken)

Box 2ov : 7

Signs for Black's Store; miscellaneous notes on Owens Valley water controversy n.d.

Box 3ov

Scrapbook: Clippings re Owen Valley water controversy; loose newspapers 1924

Box 4ov

Scrapbook: Clippings re Owen Valley water controversy; Big Pines Reparations Association booklet 1925-1926

Box 5ov

Scrapbook: Clippings re Owen Valley water controversy 1927

Box 6ov

Scrapbook: Clippings re Owen Valley water controversy 1927-1928

Box 7ov

Scrapbook: Clippings re Owen Valley water controversy 1929

Box 8ov

Scrapbook: Clippings re Owen Valley water controversy; loose clippings and newspaper; handwritten notes re controversy 1930

Box 9ov

Scrapbook: Clippings re Owen Valley water controversy (only one clipping) 1930

Box 10ov

Scrapbook: Clippings re Owen Valley water controversy; loose clippings 1931

Box 12ov : 5

City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power pamphlets re Department's history and service; flyer re Colorado River Aqueduct relief map at the Pacific Southwest Exposition 1928 1952

Box 12ov : 6

San Francisco tour map; Forest Lawn cemetery map, of Glendale, California n.d.

Box 12ov : 7

City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Service brochure: proposed plan for permanent irrigation at Big Pine, California, with response of Owens Valley residents 1924

Box 13ov : 1

Inyo Registerand Owens Valley Herald, Supplement Number One, re economic losses of Owens Valley. FRAGILE 1925

Box 13ov : 2

Big Pine Citizen, with articles re dynamiting of Los Angeles aqueduct. FRAGILE 1927

Box 13ov : 3

Owens Valley Herald, with editorials, articles re troubles with City of Los Angeles. FRAGILE 1924 1925

Box 13ov : 4

Inyo Register, with articles re Big Pine fire 1949-1950 1952-1953

Box 13ov : 5

San Francisco tourist brochure 1950

Box 13ov : 6

U. S. Geological Survey map: Mt. Tom (California) Quadrangle 1954(?)

Box 13ov : 8

Loose newspaper clippings re Inyo County history and miscellany 1918 1954

Box 14ov : 1-3

Loose newspaper clippings re Owens Valley Water controversy and Colorado river. Cf. Series 6, Boxes 21, 22 1950s

flat file

Thomas Brothers street map: San Francisco/Oakland 1946

 

Series 3 Photographs 1888-1958

Physical Description: 6 archival document boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder
Box 3 : 1

Hotel Butler, Big Pine, California. 1914 1914

Box 3 : 2

Black's Cash Store, Bishop, California (4 photographs)

Box 3 : 3

Site of John Black's original store 1888

Box 3 : 4

Black's race horse

Box 3 : 5

Morton George and wife. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Box 3 : 6

Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Edwards

Box 3 : 7

Mrs. Tom Callow

Box 3 : 8

J.D. Black with unidentified man

Box 3 : 9

Jack Black

Box 3 : 10

Johny (sic) McKay and J.D. Black

Box 3 : 11

Pete Giraud et al.

Box 3 : 12

Group picture: (top row, left-right) Ober, Miller, George Mitchell. (bottom row, left-right) Frank Epperly, Ramon Machado

Box 3 : 13

Mr. Trudo, Bill McDonald

Box 3 : 14

Bert Ober

Box 3 : 15

Unidentified man

Box 3 : 16

James J. Butler

Box 3 : 17

Tom Callow's Big Pine Hotel and Bar Early 1900s

Box 3 : 18

Mrs. John Black

Box 3 : 19

Ed McNamee's Big Pine Goodfellows Christmas Club. 5 photographs

Box 3 : 20

Al Staudinger Marble Works. Keeler, California. 3 photographs

Box 3 : 21

John McAlpin, partner of John Black (in Bodie, California?)

Box 3 : 22

Group picture: (standing, left-right) J. I. Jones, Ed Ober; (seated, left-right) Bill Stains, Ed Ober

Box 3 : 23

Unidentified man

Box 3 : 24

Two unidentified boys

Box 3 : 25

Unidentified girl

Box 3 : 26

John Black

Box 3 : 27

Two tintypes: John Black and Bill Boot, editor of the Tonopah, Nevada, newspaper; and John Black

Box 3 : 28

Virginia Black

Box 3 : 29

Group Picture: Young J. D. Black, with baseball teammates

Box 3 : 30

Young J. D. Black

Box 3 : 31

Mr. and Mrs. John Black

Box 3 : 32

J. D. Black

Box 3 : 33

Young J. D. Black and sister Rosalind

Box 3 : 34

Rosalind Black and family dog. 2 photographs

Box 3 : 35

Group portrait of the John Black family

Box 3 : 36

Unidentified factory, exterior and interior shots. 5 photographs

Box 3 : 37

Unidentified persons and location. 3 photographs

Box 3 : 38

Photograph of Bishop, California, after blizzard. 1933

Box 3 : 39

J. D. Black and unidentified person. 2 tintypes

Box 3 : 40

Clearing of snow from streets (of Bishop, California, at Black's Corner?). 4 photographs

Box 3 : 41

Aerial photos of Owens Valley. 8 photographs

Box 3 : 42

Unidentified mining town

Box 3 : 43

Young J. D. Black, with father, John Black

Box 4 : 1-27

Photographs of Bishop, California, after blizzard 1933

Box 4 : 28

Big Pine Saloon

Box 4 : 29

Riding party

Box 4 : 30

Cabin in mountains

Box 4 : 31

Unidentified woman. 2 photographs

Box 4 : 32

Campsite (John Black in picture?)

Box 4 : 33

Old timers party, Big Pine, California

Box 4 : 34

2 photographs of aqueduct; unidentified picture

Box 4 : 35

Unidentified surveyor

Box 4 : 36

Unidentified woman

Box 4 : 37

Huston Cline and Mr. Saiz

Box 4 : 38

Group picture: 4 unidentified women

Box 4 : 39

Unidentified girl (Rosalind Black?)

Box 4 : 40

Seattle, Washington house (Black family home?)

Box 4 : 41

"Hall's Hall" after snowstorm. 2 photographs 1914

Box 4 : 42

Group picture of picnic brunch 1914

Box 4 : 43

Winter scene

Box 4 : 44

George, Native American man

Box 4 : 45

John McBride

Box 4 : 46

Scenes of Owens Valley. 12 color photographs

Box 4 : 47

Unidentified man

Box 4 : 48

Washed out bridge 1914

Box 4 : 49

Miners: (left-right) Johnny Williams, Johny [sic] Utter, Sandy Lochrie

Box 4 : 50

Winter trip in Owens Valley. 11 photographs

Box 4 : 51

Camping trip. 13 photographs

Box 4 : 52

Campaign billboard (Senator Thomas Kuchel). 2 photographs: 168 East Line Street, Big Pine California

Box 4 : 53

View of mountain lake

Box 4 : 54

Unidentified man with ax, in woods

Box 4 : 55

Brush arbor campsite, with unidentified man and woman

Box 4 : 56

Winter scenes of J. D. Black home and family. 12 photographs

Box 4 : 57

5 photographs: children on horse, Hotel Butler and market in Big Pine California. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 1, this series

Box 4 : 58

Mine, Chrysopolis, California. 5 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 2, this series

Box 4 : 59

J. D. Black home. 12 photographs. Some photographs labelled "home." Negatives in Box 18, Folder 3, this series

Box 16 : 43

Fire, Big Pine, California. 4 photographs 1947

Box 16 : 44

Fire, Big Pine, California. 3 photographs 1947

Box 16 : 45

Display of photographs and documents celebrating 60th anniversary of Black's Store, Bishop, California. Notes on arrangement of pictures 1948

Box 16 : 46

Bodie, California, drilling contest. John Black, umpire

Box 16 : 47

Bishop or Big Pine, California, cars. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 7, this series

Box 16 : 48

Bishop, California, after blizzard. 7 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 8, this series 1933

Box 16 : 49

Demolition of George Neill place, Bishop, California. 7 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 10, this series 1956

Box 16 : 50

Artesian well, aqueduct gates (including Eaton gate), pipe, canals. 9 photographs. Date: 1955. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 11, this series

Box 16 : 51

Black's grocery store, Main Street, Big Pine, California. 3 photographs. With identifying notes (by Jack Black?)

Box 16 : 52

Unidentified man receiving Distinguished Flying Cross (at March Air Force Base, California?)

Box 16 : 53

Flight crew, B-24 Liberator. Place: Scottsbluff, Nebraska. 1943

Box 16 : 54

Notes re photographs: Box 17, Folder 34, Series 3, Subseries B

Box 17 : 1

Demolition of old grammar school, Bishop, California. 9 photographs

Box 17 : 2

Unidentified persons. 3 photographs

Box 17 : 3

Back yard, Big Pine store and hotel. 8 photographs

Box 17 : 4

Felled tree. 5 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 5, this series 1958

Box 17 : 5

J. D. Black friends and relatives. 6 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 6, this series

Box 17 : 6

Construction of Elks building. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 8 1956

Box 17 : 7

Water well. 4 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 11, this series

Box 17 : 8

Abandoned Clark farm; 2 photographs (Cf. Subseries B, this series). Wells and canals; 6 photographs. Black ditch, Big Pine, California; 5 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 12, this series 1930

Box 17 : 9

Lee Cornell residence, demolition. Caption: "Lee Cornell residence, being torn down." 4 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 13, this series

Box 17 : 27

Cemetery (Big Pine, California?). 4 photographs

Box 17 : 28

Destroyed building. 4 photographs. Negatives in Box 18, Folder 29

Box 17 : 29

Owens Valley ranchlands. Date: 1930. 7 photographs. Cf. Subseries B, this series

Box 17 : 30

Big Pine Creek flood. 2 photographs. Water well and cement pipe for water delivery to canal. Captions on back. 3 photographs

Box 17 : 31

Water wells, canals, and pipes. 6 photographs 1930

Box 17 : 32

Big Pine Creek. 4 photographs. Captions 1948

Box 18 : 1

Negatives. Main Street, Big Pine, California. Cf. Box 4, Folder 57, this series

Box 18 : 2

Mine, Chrysopolis, California. Cf. Box 4, Folder 58, this series

Box 18 : 3

J. D. Black home. Cf. Box 4, Folder 59, this series

Box 18 : 4

Negatives. Demolition of old grammar school, Bishop, California. Cf. Box 17, Folder 1, this series

Box 18 : 5

Negatives. Felled tree. Cf. Box 17, Folder 4, this series 1958

Box 18 : 6

Negatives. J. D. Black friends and relatives. Cf. Box 17, Folder 5, this series

Box 18 : 7

Negatives. Bishop or Big Pine, California, cars. Cf. Box 16, Folder 48, this series

Box 18 : 8

Negatives. Construction of Elks building. Cf. Box 17, Folder 6 1956

Box 18 : 9

Negatives. Bishop, California, after blizzard. Cf. Box 16, Folder 49, this series 1933

Box 18 : 10

Negatives. Demolition of George Neill place, Bishop, California. Cf. Box 16, Folder 50, this series 1956

Box 18 : 11

Negatives. Rural property with well. Cf. Box 17, Folder 7, this series

Box 18 : 12

Negatives. Abandoned Clark farmstead. Wells and canals. Black ditch, Big Pine, California. Cf. Box 17, Folder 8, this series 1930

Box 18 : 13

Negatives. Lee Cornell residence, demolition. Cf. Box 17, Folder 9, this series

Box 18 : 14

Negatives. Abandoned farm/ranch houses, including Meyers, McMurry, Steward, Partridge places. Cf. Box 17, Folder 14, this series. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 18 : 15

Negatives. Abandoned Eugley home, Big Pine, California. Date: 1932. Originally in envelope labelled: "Old Eugley House--torn down August 1932. (The place we first occupied when we hit Big Pine 1902)." Cf. Box 17, Folder 25

Box 18 : 16

Negatives for photographs in Box 17, Folders 11-22. Accompanied by Big Pine Property Owners Association data table on ranches sold to city; cf. Big Box 9, Folder 12

Box 18 : 17

Negatives for photographs in Box 17, Folders 11-22. Accompanied by Big Pine Property Owners Association data table on ranches sold to City of Los Angeles; cf. Big Box 9, Folder 12

Box 18 : 18

Negatives. Bishop, California, after blizzard. Cf. Box 4, Folders 1-27 1933

Box 18 : 19

Negatives. Bishop, California, after blizzard. Cf. Box 4, Folders 1-27 1933

Box 18 : 20-27, 30-31

Negatives

Box 18 : 28

Negatives. Main Street, Big Pine, California

Box 18 : 29

Negatives. Destroyed building. Cf. Box 17, Folder 28, this series

Box 11ov : 1

Interior of John Black's saloon

Box 11ov : 2

Pine Creek Mill

Box 11ov : 3

Clark-Kaeding Company Architects building and employees

Box 11ov : 4

Group portrait: Ober family and others

Box 11ov : 5

Tonopah, Nevada. 2 photographs. Fragile

Box 12ov : 4

Group picture: unidentified male students

 

Series 3. Subseries A Photographic Postcards 1893-1940

Physical Description: 2 boxes
Box 5 : 1

Box Canyon Toll Road

Box 5 : 2

Faro bank. Bank Club, Reno Nevada

Box 5 : 3

Black's Corner [store]. 4 postcards 1922

Box 5 : 4

Bodie, California

Box 5 : 5

Big Pine, California. 4 postcards

Box 5 : 6

Portola festival. San Francisco, California. 3 postcards

Box 5 : 7

Hotel Butler, Big Pine, California 1914

Box 5 : 8

Black's Corner [store] 1914

Box 5 : 9

John Black, Al Lynn. 2 postcards

Box 5 : 10

Main Street, Big Pine, California

Box 5 : 11

Hardware store, Bishop, California

Box 5 : 12

Community Christmas tree, Big Pine, California 1913

Box 5 : 13

First taxi of Bishop, California

Box 5 : 14

Riding party in Nevada

Box 5 : 15

Motorcyclists. 2 postcards

Box 5 : 16

Early twentieth century automobiles. 2 postcards

Box 5 : 17

Big Pine Creek, California

Box 5 : 18

Wheat threshing, Bishop, California

Box 5 : 19

Carson, Nevada train depot

Box 5 : 20

Warren swimming pool

Box 5 : 21

Candelaria, Nevada 1876

Box 5 : 22

Swain and Ingalls Delivery. Otis Ingalls in wagon, W. A. Ingalls by side of wagon. Candelaria, Nevada. 1893

Box 5 : 23

Bishop, California, flooded streets 1914

Box 5 : 24

Big Pine, California (winter scenes). 4 postcards

Box 5 : 25

Main Street, Big Pine, California (winter scenes). 3 postcards

Box 5 : 26

Carson and Colorado Railroad first crossing of California/Nevada state line

Box 5 : 27

San Joaquin River, south fork

Box 5 : 28

Unidentified home

Box 5 : 29

Farm scene. Dorrance Keough written on back of postcard

Box 5 : 30

Eugley Place

Box 5 : 31

Four female students

Box 5 : 32

Paiute Native American

Box 5 : 33

"Pauline"

Box 5 : 34

View of lake

Box 5 : 35

Two unidentified women

Box 5 : 36

Unidentified woman

Box 5 : 37

Black family cousin

Box 5 : 38

Unidentified women and man fishing

Box 5 : 39

Group picture of six men

Box 5 : 40

Unidentified woman

Box 5 : 41

J. D. Black with unidentified men

Box 5 : 42

J. D. Black, Mose and Yetta Foreman. 1 postcard, 1 photograph

Box 5 : 43

Grant Hotel, San Diego

Box 5 : 44

Two unidentified men

Box 16 : 1

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Chow L.A. Aqueduct." 12 postcards 1924

Box 16 : 2

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Bishop Ranchers in Possession of L.A. Water Supply. Nov. 16-20, 1924." 1924

Box 16 : 3

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Army of Occupation. L.A. Aqueduct." 1924

Box 16 : 4

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Bishop Ranchers Take Control of L. A. Aqueduct. Nov. 16-20, 1924." 1924

Box 16 : 5

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Flowing Gold. L.A. Aqueduct." 1924

Box 16 : 6

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "The Auto Fleet of Bishop Ranchers at L. A. Aqueduct. Nov. 16-20, 1924." 1924

Box 16 : 7

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "The Rancher's (sic) Army Holding the L.A. Aqueduct. Nov. 16-20, 1924." 1924

Box 16 : 8

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Army of Occupation. Los Angeles Acqueduct (sic). Nov. 20, 1924" 1924

Box 16 : 9

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Army of Occupation. L.A. Aqueduct." 1924

Box 16 : 10

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Band--Its Army of Occupation. L. A. Acqueduct (sic). Nov. 10, 20, 1924." 1924

Box 16 : 11

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "Spillway. L.A. Aqueduct." 1924

Box 16 : 12

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Owens Valley residents eating at aqueduct. Date: 1924 1924

Box 16 : 13

Owens Valley ranchers seizure of Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct. Caption: "If I am not on the job, You can find me at theAQUEDUCT." 1924

Box 16 : 14

Silver Lake. Topaz Lake, sent to J. D. Black

Box 16 : 15

Palisade Glacier. 2 postcards

Box 16 : 16

Mt. Whitney. Mt. Tom

Box 16 : 17

Owens Valley

Box 16 : 18

Duck Lake Trail

Box 16 : 19

Devil's Gate. Owens River at Benton's Crossing. Crowley Lake

Box 16 : 20

Three Native American women with babies. Caption: "Baby Show"

Box 16 : 21

Native American man. Caption: "Old Steve and wickieup."

Box 16 : 22

Native American baskets. Caption: "Prize baskets."

Box 16 : 23

Native American man. Caption: "Tom Bowers Piute (sic) Indian." 3 postcards

Box 16 : 24

Native American dwelling. Caption: "Indian Medicine House." 3 postcards

Box 16 : 25

Native American woman at grindstone. 3 postcard

Box 16 : 26

Native American woman weaving basket. Caption: "Mahala making baskets." 2 postcards

Box 16 : 27

Native American man making fire. Caption: "Sporty Jack The Fire Maker." 3 postcards

Box 16 : 28

Native American women walking, with baskets on back. Caption: "Mahalas Homeward Bound." 3 postcards

Box 16 : 29

Native American symbols inscribed on rock. Caption: "Hieroglyphic." 2 postcards.

Box 16 : 30

Scotty's Castle, Death Valley. 13 postcards, including Death Valley Scotty (Walter Scott), and Albert and Bessie Johnson

Box 16 : 31

Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada. Caption: "World famous Crystal Bar and Clock, Virginia City, Nev."

Box 16 : 32

Miners, Virginia City, Nevada. Caption: "ConVirginia Mining Co. Virginia City, Nevada."

Box 16 : 33

Parade, Virginia City, Nevada. Caption: "Co. B Emmitt Guard, Virginia City, Nevada."

Box 16 : 34

Candelaria, Nevada, train depot. Caption: "Candelaria Depot 1898. Fred Barnes, Conductor. Frank Regan, Brakeman. Abe Church, Engineer. Johnnie McGillis, Fireman. Chas. Meadows, Mail Clerk." 1898

Box 16 : 35

Freight wagons. Caption: "Old Historic 20 Mule Team Borax Wagons--Death Valley." Handwriten note on man in photograph: "Bill Mendenhall"

Box 16 : 36

Team of horses hauling felled trees. Caption: "Hauling Logs to Mammoth Sawmill"

Box 16 : 37

House, Rhyolite, Nevada. Caption: " 'Bottle House' Built Entirely of Discarded Beer Bottles"

Box 16 : 38

Big Pine high school building

Box 16 : 39

Community celebration: Big Pine or Bishop, California. "1908" written on front. Written on back: "Carrie Scott" and "1st white umbrella the right hand corner Mom and Dad before they were married." 1908

Box 16 : 40

Gag postcards. 2

Box 16 : 41

Postcard from Anchorage, Alaska, to Jack Black 1940

Box 16 : 42

Mono Lake. Lassen Volcanic National Park. Color postcards

 

Series 3. Subseries B Abandoned Properties, Owens Valley 1930-1934

Physical Description: 1 box
Box 17 : 10

Abandoned houses, including Gregg building. Caption: "Gregg Bldng." 4 photographs 1934

Box 17 : 11

Abandoned ranch, orchard and other properties, belonging to Bat Steward, Earl Smith. 7 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 12

Abandoned ranches and house, including Rheinakel, McMurry, Steward properties. Felled fruit trees. 9 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 13

Abandoned orchard, rural properties, including Steward properties. 8 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 14

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, farms, including Tyler, Benner, Ostrander, and Thomas properties. 9 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 15

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, including Hession, Standinger places. 10 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings" 1930 1932

Box 17 : 16

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, including Meyers, McMurry, Steward, Partridge places. 7 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings." Negatives in Box 18, Folder 14, this series

Box 17 : 17

Abandoned farm/ranch homes, barns, corrals, silos, including Hession, Wilson, Willis places. 11 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 18

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, barns, silo, cellar, including Benner, Steward, Utter, and Thomas places. 16 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 19

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, orchards, including Wilson and Hession orchards. 10 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 20

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, including Willis, McMurry, and Farrington places. 9 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 21

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, including Albers and Rossi places. 8 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 22

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, including McCullough and Smith places. 7 photographs. Originally in box labelled "Water Abandoned Lands Buildings"

Box 17 : 23

Abandoned houses, including Tate, Lane, Meyers (Big Pine, California?). 8 photographs 1924

Box 17 : 24

Abandoned homes, businesses, Big Pine, California. Cordwood from orchard. 4 photographs

Box 17 : 25

Abandoned Eugley home, Big Pine, California. 8 photographs. Originally in envelope labelled: "Old Eugley House--torn down August 1932. (The place we first occupied when we hit Big Pine 1902)." Negatives in Box 18, Folder 15 1932

Box 17 : 26

Abandoned "Big Pine Citizen" (newspaper) building; caption: "Freedom of the Press via LosAngelesism Final Issue 1932 Edged in Black." Abandoned Barmore home; caption: "Wind Tornado or Laism? (Barmore Home) Big Pine Citizen Editor." 1932

Box 17 : 33

Abandoned school house, farm/ranch houses, orchards, with names of former owners and date of purchase by City of Los Angeles (recorded by J. D. Black?). 25 photographs

Box 17 : 34

Abandoned farm/ranch houses, school house, including Tyler, Bowles, Hession, Wilson places. 9 photographs. Notes (by J. D. Black?) re these pictures in Box 16, Folder 55, this series

 

Series 4 Protest Correspondence 1946-1960

Physical Description: 14 folder
Box 13 : 1

Tax protests to county tax and assessor (carbon copies and originals). Cf. Series 1, Subseries F 1952-1956

Box 13 : 2

Tax protests to county tax and assessor (carbon copies and originals). Cf. Series 1, Subseries F 1957-1960

Box 13 : 3

Corr., with supporting materials, to county officials, especially re Big Pine Cemetery 1956-1958

Box 13 : 4

Incoming and outgoing corr. to U.S. senators, representatives, and federal officials re Colorado River projects and Owens Valley water controversy (carbon copies and originals) 1948-1949

Box 13 : 5

Incoming and outgoing corr. to U.S. senators, representatives, and federal officials re Colorado River projects and Owens Valley water controversy (carbon copies and originals) 1950-1951

Box 13 : 6

Incoming and outgoing corr., telegrams to U.S. senators, representatives, and federal officials re Colorado River projects and Owens Valley water controversy (carbon copies and originals) 1952-1953

Box 14 : 1

Incoming and outgoing corr., telegrams to U.S. senators, representatives, and federal officials re Colorado River projects and Owens Valley water controversy (carbon copies and originals) 1954 1956-1957

Box 14 : 2

Outgoing corr., supporting materials to President Harry S. Truman re Owens Valley water controversy (carbon copies and originals) 1949-1952

Box 14 : 3

Corr. re Owens Valley water controversy to California governors and state legislators (carbon copies and originals) 1932-1951 (dates broken)

Box 14 : 4

Corr. to California governors and state legislators re Owens Valley water controversy (carbon copies and originals) 1953-1960 (dates broken)

Box 14 : 5

Outgoing and incoming corr., telegrams to Los Angeles mayors re Owens Valley water controversy (carbon copies and originals) 1948-1949 1956

Box 14 : 6

Outgoing corr. (copies) to equalization boards re taxes. Cf. Series 1, Subseries A 1954 1956 1959

Box 15 : 1

Outgoing and incoming corr., telegrams, greeting cards, newspaper clippings to Colorado and Arizona governors re California claims to Colorado River water (carbon copies and originals) 1946-1956 (dates broken)

Box 15 : 2

Outgoing and incoming corr. to personal friends re Owens Valley Water controversy and personal matters 1948-1957 (dates broken)

Box 15 : 3

Copies of corr. re J. D. Black article on Los Angeles and water in California Mining Journal; two issues of California Mining Journal, vol. 23 1954

 

Series 5 Personal Correspondence and Records 1906-1988

Physical Description: 21 folders, 1 oversize folder
Box 1 : 8

Legal documents, assessor's maps, tax receipts, corr. re property ownership in Owens Valley of J. D. Black estate (originals, photocopies and photostats). Newspaper clippings re Owens Valley water controversy 1961-1986 (dates broken)

Box 1 : 10

Copy of the "Megaphone", Bishop High School newspaper n.d.

Box 1 : 11

J. D. Black corr., including letter from W. W. Watterson, and agreements re mining interests 1922 1926

Box 1 : 12

Receipts, corr. re Black's Store 1917 1932-1933

Box 1 : 13

Contracts, leases, memoranda of agreement re mining interests of John and J. D. Black (originals and carbon copies) 1906-1922 (dates broken)

Box 1 : 14

Tax receipts, corr. re tax payments on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power ownership of property contested by J. D. Black 1931-1940

Box 1 : 15

Spiral notebook containing record of foodstuff purchases; coupon checks for Black's Store n.d.

Box 1 : 16

Bishop Union High School commencement card; railway express shipping receipt; chronology of blizzard of 1933; postcard from Eastern California Museum to Mrs. J. D. Black 1949 1952 1975

Box 15 : 3

Corr., programs re Lick-Wilmerding School 50th anniversary. Alumni news letter. Alumni flyer. Undated photographs of J.D. Black and fellow students at Lick-Wilmerding; some students identified 1946- 1955 (dates broken)

Box 15 : 4

Postcards, telegrams, corr., clippings re affairs of J. D. Black; Virginia Sophia Black infant medical certificate 1918-1959 (dates broken)

Box 15 : 6

Corr., miscellany re affairs of Sophie and J.D. Black; business license for Black's Store; business corr. of Barbara Fitzpatrick Black; notebook with list of Big Pine cemetery gravesites; blank copies of quartz claims, mortgage forms; copy of Proof of Annual Labor, Lode or Placer, for J. D. Black and Rosalind Black Shaw 1898-1980 (dates broken)

Box 15 : 7

Notice of Location, Quartz Claim. Made by Rosalind M. Shaw (née Black) and J. D. Black. Fragile condition 1951

Box 15 : 8

Miscellany: Thank you card from family of General James Doolittle; business card; blank check; memo book, notebook; materials re California State Grange; "Basket Collection" report 1917-1988 (dates broken)

Box 15 : 9

Flyers re Fourth of July festivities, Lone Pine, California n.d.

Box 19 : 1-3

Rosalind Shaw (née Black) and J. D. Black date books, with newspaper clippings 1960

Box 19 : 4

Ledger and receipts re grocery store stock; with newspaper clippings (see Box 19, Folder 5, this series) n.d.

Box 19 : 5

Newspaper clippings originally with ledger re grocery store stock (see Box 19, Folder 4, this series) n.d.

Box 19 : 6

Ledger and receipts re grocery store stock; with newspaper clippings (see Box 19, Folder 7, this series) n.d.

Box 19 : 7

Newspaper clippings originally with ledger re grocery store stock (see Box 19, Folder 6, this series) n.d.

Box 13ov : 7

Advertising flyer: Hazleton's Department Store, Bishop, California n.d.

 

Series 5, Subseries A World War I, World II, Korean War Correspondence 1917-1952

Physical Description: 21 folders, 1 oversize folder
Box 6 : 1

J.D. Black incoming corr. from World War I servicemen of the Owens Valley to J. D. Black. Fragile material; restricted use 1918

Box 6 : 2

J.D. Black incoming corr. from World War I servicemen of the Owens Valley 1917-1919

Box 6 : 3

Postcards from World War I servicemen of the Owens Valley to J.D. Black 1917-1919

Box 7 : 1

J.D. Black incoming corr, postcards, photostatic letters from World War II servicemen of the Owens Valley 1943-1945

Box 7 : 2

J.D. Black incoming corr., some with accompanying photographs, from World War II servicemen of the Owens Valley 1942 1944-1945

Box 7 : 3

Christmas and season's greeting cards from World War II servicemen of the Owens Valley to J.D. Black 1943-1945

Box 7 : 4

J.D. Black incoming corr. from Korean War serviceman of the Owens Valley 1952

Box 7 : 5

Miscellany: American Legion president and delgates dinner program; newspaper clippings. Originally found with corr. of servicemen 1942 1944

Box 7 : 6

World War I war song; Woodrow Wilson's war message to U. S. Congress (booklet). Invitation to knitting bee at Big Pine, California; from World War I era. Originally found with corr. of servicemen 1918

 

Series 6 Personal Notes n.d.

Physical Description: 2 boxes
Box 21 : 1-5

Notes re Owens Valley water controversy. Cf. Series 2, Box 14ov, for companion newspaper clippings n.d.

Box 22 : 1-5

Notes, notebooks re Owens Valley water controversy. Cf. Series 2, Box 14ov, for companion newspaper clippings n.d.