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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Project Information
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fort Ord historical images
    Dates: Circa 1915-2002
    Collection number: Consult library
    Creator: Anderson, David L., 1946-
    Creator: Fort Ord Museum and Archive
    Creator: Levinson, Steven
    Creator: Sun, Dennis
    Collection Size: 200 items including photographs, postcards, and printed ephemera Online items available
    Repository: California State University Monterey Bay Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library
    Seaside, CA 93955-8001
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Digitized collection materials available online.

    Access

    Physical collection is currently unavailable for access.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Fort Ord historical images. California State University Monterey Bay, Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library, Seaside, CA 93955-8001.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials in the collections were acquired by CSU Monterey Bay faculty and staff, 1995-present.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.
    Format is primarily black-and-white photographs and postcards from the early 20th century, and color photographs, postcards and brochures from the later 20th century. Many aspects of military training are depicted, from map-reading to weaponry, from foxhole to mess hall. The images of interior and exterior murals include insignia of military units, artistic representation of local scenes and soldiers, and a set of cartoons depicting the lighter side of military life.

    Project Information

    These materials were assembled and digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Topics

    Fort Ord (Calif.) -- History.
    Soldiers -- Training of -- California -- Fort Ord
    Military bases -- California -- Monterey County -- History
    Military training camps -- California -- Fort Ord