CSU Monterey Bay's
Fort Ord historical images collection consists of photographs, postcards, and documents on the history of
Fort Ord during the 20th century. A joint project of the CSUMB Library and the
Fort Ord Museum and Archive, the collection focuses on the role of
Fort Ord as a training facility, beginning in World War I and continuing until the 1990s. Digitized images include photographs, postcards
and documents of soldiers in training and the base environment. One set of images, by photographer Dennis Sun, depicts the
variety of murals that once covered the buildings of
Fort Ord during the period from 1950 to 2000.
California State University Monterey Bay was founded in 1994 on the site of the former
Ord, which served as a training facility for many thousands of U.S. soldiers during the 20th century. The
Ord Museum and Archive (FOMA) is a project organized by CSU Monterey Bay faculty with the intent to document, preserve, and educate
others about the history of
Ord. David Anderson, author and military historian, and Steven Levinson, instructor of video and media production, have contributed
personal collections to the archival project. Dennis Sun of the CSUMB Library staff, is a photographer who has captured images
of the murals painted by soldiers on and inside
Ord buildings, many of which are no longer extant.
200 items including photographs, postcards, and printed ephemera
Online items available
Property rights reside with California State University Monterey Bay, Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library and Fort
Ord Museum and Archive. Copyright over the materials is generally retained by the creators of the records and their heirs.
For permissions to reproduce or to publish the materials, please contact the Library.
Physical collection is currently unavailable for access.