Register of the Breeden (Robert L.) Postcard and Photograph Collection, 1910-1940

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Breeden (Robert L.) Postcard and Photograph Collection, 1910-1940

Collection number: Mss64

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
June 1994
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Breeden (Robert L.) Postcard and Photograph Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1940
Collection number: Mss64
Creator: Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Breeden
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Breeden (Robert L.) Postcard and Photograph Collection, Mss64, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Breeden, Robert L. (1896-1984)

subject

Postcards -California

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Postcards -Alaska

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Postcards -Washington

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Postcards -Oregon

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Postcards -Virginia

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Postcards -New York

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Postcards -California -San Francisco

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Postcards -California -Stockton

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Postcards -Washington, D.C.

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United States -Pictorial works

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California -Pictorial works

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Alaska -Pictorial works

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Oregon -Pictorial works

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Washington -Pictorial works

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Postcards -Indiana

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Postcards -Minnesota

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Postcards -Iowa

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Postcards -Mexico

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Stockton (Calif.) -Pictorial works

corporate name

University of the Pacific -Pictorial works

corporate name

Stanford University -Pictorial works

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Yosemite National Park -Pictorial works

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San Francisco (Calif.) -Pictorial works

Biography

Robert L. Breeden (1896-1984) was educated at the College of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif. (A.B., 1922; M.A., 1934). Following graduation, Breeden became a member of the Physical Education faculty at the College, serving in this capacity until his resignation (February 1948). While a child, Breeden began collecting picture postcards of America. He continued this hobby into his adult years (c1910-c1930). It was his practice to mount the postcards and photographs in albums with typescript commentary, furnishing historical and anecdotal information about the cities, landmarks and scenic views depicted.

Scope and Content

Breeden assembled three picture postcard/photograph albums. While these depict many parts of the United States, views of California and Alaska are probably the most numerous.

Container List

 

BOX 1: MISC. US SITES [a listing of the individual images is available at Holt Atherton Special Collections]

 

1.1: CATALINA ISLAND CA [2] pp. 137, 147

 

1.2: MT. LOWE CA [15] pp.148, 151-155

 

1.3: ONTARIO CA [1] p.148

 

1.4: PASADENA CA [1] p.146

 

1.5: RIVERSIDE CA [29] pp.137-146

 

1.6: SAN GABRIEL CA [8] pp. 148-151

 

1.7: VENICE CA [2] p.147

 

1.8: YOSEMITE CA [37] pp.155-166

 

1.9: LOGANSPORT IN [1] p.133

 

1.10: BOONE IA [1] p.134

 

1.11: LANESBORO MN [6] p.135-136

 

1.12: FREMONT NB [2] p.132-133

 

1.13: BROOKLYN NY [3] p.7

 

1.14: NEW YORK NY [49] pp.1-6; 8-22

 

1.15: ALEXANDRIA VA [3] p.111

 

1.16: ARLINGTON VA [2] p.129

 

1.17: MOUNT VERNON VA [22] p.100 -110

 

1.18: PETERSBURG VA [29] pp.23-37

 

1.19: RICHMOND VA [77] pp.41-72

 

1.20: ROANOKE VA [10] pp.37-40

 

1.21: WASHINGTON D.C. [106] p.73-129

 

1.22: Back Cover: Postcard: Fahnenparade in den Argonnen. Prof Georg Schobel, Rotophot A G. Berlin. (loose).

 

BOX 2: POSTCARD & PHOTO ALBUMS of CALIFORNIA & ALASKA [a listing of the individual images is available at Holt Atherton Special Collections]

 

2.I: POSTCARD ALBUM

 

a-ANGEL ISLAND [1] p.56

 

b-BERKELEY [1] p.17

 

c-CARMEL [1] p.27

 

d-FERNDALE [9] pp.1-2, 4-6, 29

 

e-FORTUNA [1] p.34

 

f-HUMBOLDT[1] p.6

 

g-INVERNESS [1] p.40

 

h-LOS ANGELES [5] p.25, 41-42

 

I-MILL VALLEY [1] pg.95

 

j-MODESTO [2] p.125

 

k-MONTEREY [1] p.27

 

l-MOUNT SHASTA [5] pp.126-128

 

m-MOUNT TAMALPAIS [5] pp.63-64

 

n-MOUNTAIN VIEW [1] p.40

 

o-PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. [2] p.46

 

p-PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP CO. [1] p.48

 

q-REDWOOD HIGHWAY [1] p.29

 

r-SAN ANSELMO [1] p.36

 

s-SAN ANTONIO [1] p.26

 

t-SAN BERNARDINO [1] p.38

 

u-SAN DIEGO [7] pp.22, 37-40

 

v-SAN FERNANDO [1] p. 25

 

w-SAN FRANCISCO [150] pp. 28, 42, 47, 53-63, 65-85, 88-114

 

x-SAN JOSE [30] pp. 7-16, 24, 34-35

 

y-SAN JUAN BAUTISTA [1] p.24

 

z-SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO [1] p.24

 

aa-SAN LUIS OBISPO [1] pg.27

 

bb-SAN LUIS REY [1] p.26

 

cc-SAN MIGUEL [1] p.25

 

dd-SONOMA [1] p.23

 

ee-SAN PEDRO [1] p.35

 

ff-SANTA BARBARA [4] pp.22-23, 26, 28

 

gg-SANTA CRUZ [10] pp.18-22, 35

 

hh-STANFORD [4] p.124, 128

 

ii-VENTURA [1] p.23

 

jj-SALEM OR [1] p.42

 

kk-UNIDENTIFIED [4] p.31, 33

 

2.2. PHOTO ALBUM OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST & CALIFORNIA [Inside front cover: "Map of Inside Passage Cruise to Alaska"]

 

a-ALASKAN TRAVEL [40] p.1-4, 29-32, 36, 39, 41, 43-44, 48, 50-51, 53, 72-75, 83-84

 

b-CAPE RESURRECTION [2] pp.57-58

 

c-CORDOVA [5] pp.51-55

 

d-JUNEAU [9] p.44-47, 49, 76

 

e-KETCHIKAN [16] p.33-35, 77-81

 

f-LAWING [4] pp.66-67

 

g-NOME [1] p.71

 

h-SEWARD [22] p.57-65, 68-70

 

i-VALDEZ [4] p.56, 71

 

j-WRANGELL [9] p.37-38, 40

 

k-CRESCENT CITY CA [7] p.14-18

 

l-EUREKA CA [5] pp.8-9

 

m-FERNBRIDGE CA [1] p.7

 

n-REDWOOD HIGHWAY CA [22] p.10-15, 19-20, 87-89

 

o-PORT ANGELES WA [4] pp.26-27

 

p-SEATTLE WA [11] p.22-25, 85-86

 

q-SOL SUC HOT SPRINGS WA [1] p.5

 

2.3-LOOSE POSTCARDS, PHOTOS & MAPS ENVELOPE #1

 

a-Map of Alaska

 

b-Picture of Mt. McKinley National Park

 

c-Information pamphlet on steam ships.

 

2.4-LOOSE POSTCARDS, PHOTOS & MAPS ENVELOPE #2 [Small photos of people, monuments, trains, and the S.S. Tahiti sinking]

 

2.5-LOOSE POSTCARDS, PHOTOS & MAPS ENVELOPE #3

 

a-Picture labelled: Josephine

 

b-Picture of a group of people.

 

2.6-LOOSE POSTCARDS, PHOTOS & MAPS ENVELOPE #4 [misc. cities in no. Calif. & Oregon]

 

a-EUREKA, CA [10]

 

b-FERNDALE, CA [1]

 

c-MENLO PARK, CA [1]

 

d-MT. HERMON, CA [1]

 

e-SUMMIT CITY, CA [3]

 

f-TRINIDAD HEAD, CA [2]

 

g-WILLITS, CA [1]

 

h-KLAMATH, OR [2]

 

2.7-ENVELOPE #5: ALASKA, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, AND MEXICO

 

a-ALASKA [7]

 

b-VIRGINIA [1]

 

c-WASHINGTON [12]

 

d-MEXICO [2]

 

2.8-ENVELOPE #6: STOCKTON AND MODESTO, CA

 

a-STOCKTON [21]

 

b-MODESTO, CA [2]

 

2.9-ENVELOPE #7: SAN FRANCISCO [37]

 

2.10-ENVELOPE #8: MISCELLANEOUS POSTCARDS & MISC. [16]