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Description
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.
Background
California State University Monterey Bay was founded in 1994 on the site of the former Fort Ord, which served as a training facility for many thousands of U.S. soldiers during the 20th century. The Fort 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 Fort 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 Fort Ord buildings, many of which are no longer extant.
Extent
200 items including photographs, postcards, and printed ephemera Online items available
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Physical collection is currently unavailable for access.