Guide to the Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection

California State University, Stanislaus Library staff
California State University, Stanislaus
University Library
801 W. Monte Vista Ave.
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: (209) 667-3233
Email: http://www.library.csustan.edu/refdesk/refquestion.html
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California State University, Stanislaus


Descriptive Summary

Title: Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection
Dates: 1868-1991
Bulk Dates: Circa 1903-1920
Collection number: Consult repository
Collector: California State University, Stanislaus. Library
Collection Size: 260 items 260 online items
Repository: California State University, Stanislaus. Library
Turlock, CA 95382
Abstract: The Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection consists of two sets of photographic images and one commemorative scrapbook that depict in various ways the multifaceted history, geography, and culture of one specific region of the northern San Joaquin Valley. The images describe two differing but related perspectives on the Stanislaus County region of the Central Valley of California: 1. the early history of the village of Turlock (founded in 1871), illustrated by a collection of early photographs dating from the late 19th century through the 1930s; and 2. a more recent collection of photographs created by Modesto-based photojournalist and commercial photographer Manual Dias (1918-2005).
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Digitized collection materials available online.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with California State University, Stanislaus. The creators of the images and their heirs generally retain literary rights. For permission to publish or to reproduce the images, please contact the Dean of Library Services.

Preferred Citation

Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection. California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California.

Acquisition Information

This image collection was created by staff members of the Library Special Collections unit, California State University, Stanislaus, in 2005-06 as part of the Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP)

Project Information

These photographs and scrapbook were assembled from the University Library Special Collections of California State University, Stanislaus, as part of the Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a one-year LSTA-funded initiative sponsored by the California Digital Library (CDL) and administered by the California State Library. Project activities included conservation, photographic documentation, digitization, and metadata creation of the selected images. Grant funding provided for scanning and digitization by Northern Micrographics of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The CONTENTdm digital management software allowed for the processing and mounting of the images. The overall purpose of the project is to provide a virtual collection of images and associated EAD collection description intended for public access via the California Digital Library (CDL), the Online Archive of California (OAC), and the university library web site.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection consists of two sets of photographic images and one commemorative scrapbook that depict in various ways the multifaceted history, geography, and culture of one specific region of the northern San Joaquin Valley. The images describe two differing but related perspectives on the Stanislaus County region of the Central Valley of California: 1. the early history of the village of Turlock (founded in 1871), illustrated by a collection of early photographs dating from the late 19th century through the 1930s; and 2. a more recent collection of photographs created by Modesto-based photojournalist and commercial photographer Manual Dias (1918-2005). The Turlock history photographs offer representative images on various thematic areas, including early agricultural practices, settlers of Turlock, schools, churches, and other public buildings, cultural groups and social life of residents, the Melon Festival, business and trade, city boosterism, etc. The photographs include images created by various local photographers and were drawn primarily from the collection assembled by Turlock businessman Howard Whipple. The collection originally was housed for many years in the Turlock City Library until the early 1990s when it was ceded to the University in order to be preserved and housed in the Library Special Collections. In addition, the collection includes the content of the Turlock Centennial Scrapbook (1971-1972), consisting of 93 pages of newspaper articles, photos, and memorabilia. The Dias photographs document the growth and economic development of the same region in the mid-twentieth century, as well as focusing on the Portuguese-American immigrant experience and the construction of regional dams and reservoirs. Formats include portraits, panoramic views, and aerial photographs. The aim of the collection is to provide a useful and informative community resource of historical images that will augment the community's understanding of its own history.

Indexing Terms

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

Names

Aibara, Nisaburo
Allen, Elizabeth E.
Baptista, Frank
Berg's (Turlock, Calif.)
Cadwallader, Edward J.
California Peach Growers Inc.
Crane, Horace S.
Crowell, C. C.
Fulkerth, Abigail
G.W. Hume Company (Turlock, Calif.)
Hilmar Colony Land Agency (Turlock, Calif.)
Hotel Carolyn (Turlock, Calif.)
Hultberg, Nels
McHenry, Matilda
McHenry, Robert
Melon Carnival (Turlock, Calif.)
Mitchell, John W.
Modesto Junior College
Osborn, Henry
Santos Saloon (Turlock, Calif.)
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
St. Elmo Hotel (Turlock, Calif.)
Stanislaus State College
Swedish Mission Church (Turlock, Calif.)
Turlock Hotel (Turlock, Calif.
Turlock Irrigation District (Calif.
Wood, Bernice

Places

Crows Landing (Calif.)
Don Pedro Dam (Calif.)
Escalon (Calif.)
Grayson (Calif.)
Hilmar (Calif.)
La Grange (Calif.)--Aerial photographs
Knights Ferry (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs
Livingston (Calif.)
Merced River (Calif.)
Modesto (Calif.)
Pico Dos Padres Campo Grande (Crows Landing, Calif.)
San Joaquin Valley (Calif.)
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Stanislaus County (Calif.)
Stanislaus River (Calif.)
Tuolumne River (Calif.)
Turlock (Calif.)
Turlock (Calif.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Waterford (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs

Topics

Aerial photographs
Agriculture--California--Central Valley (Valley)--History
Bullfights--California
Central business districts--California--Turlock
Dams--California--Turlock
Dwellings--California--Turlock
Gold mines and mining--Environmental aspects--California
Harvesting--California--Turlock
High school athletes--California--Turlock
Horse-drawn vehicles
Hotels--California--Turlock
Irrigation--California
Land use--California--Turlock
Melon industry--California--Turlock
Parades--California--Turlock
Peach--California--Turlock
Portuguese Americans--California
Public universities and colleges--California
Railroad stations--California--Turlock
Real estate agents--California--Turlock
Reservoirs--California--Turlock
Rivers--California--Turlock
Schools--California--Stanislaus County
Scrapbooks--California--Turlock
Stores, Retail--California--Turlock
Students--California--Turlock
Swedish Americans--California--Turlock
Sweet potatoes--California--Turlock
Watermelons--California--Turlock
Windmills--California--Turlock

Genres and Forms of Materials

Aerial photographs
Photographs
Postcards
Scrapbooks
Tintype