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Finding Aid to the Pictorial Material from the Anna Blake Mezquida Papers, circa 1860-1965, bulk circa 1900-1910.
BANC PIC 1973.055--PIC  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Pictorial material from the Anna Blake Mezquida papers,
    Date (inclusive): circa 1860 -1965,
    Date (bulk): , bulk circa 1900-1910
    Collection number: BANC PIC 1973.055--PIC
    Collector: Mezquida, Anna Blake
    Extent: 1 box (ca. 300 photographic prints, postcards, collotypes, and etchings) and 2 oversize photographic prints 80 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Collection includes an album of photographs, postcards, and prints from the 1906 earthquake and fire of San Francisco with captions apparently by Anna Blake Mezquida or a family member.
    Languages represented: Collection materials are in English.
    Physical location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Access Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and does not constitute permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pictorial Material from the Anna Blake Mezquida Papers, BANC PIC 1973.055--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    76 items related to the 1906 earthquake and fire have been selected for digitization in this finding aid.

    Related Collections

    Anna Blake Mezquida Papers, 1788-1975 (bulk 1898-1965), BANC MSS 73/188 c

    Separated Material

    Some materials acquired by the Library at various times have been cataloged separately. Search the library's catalog under the author name: Mezquida, Anna Blake

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Pictorial Material from the Anna Blake Mezquida Papers was given to The Bancroft Library by the Wiltse family on June 8, 1973.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2005.

    Biographical Information

    Poet, scenarist, critic, journalist, author of short stories, plays, and books, Mezquida (b. Sept. 1, 1883; d. Mar. 12, 1965) lived her entire life in San Francisco, Calif.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection includes an album of photographs, postcards, and prints from the 1906 earthquake and fire of San Francisco with captions apparently by Anna Blake Mezquida or a family member. Some show ruins of Blake family home at 808 Hyde Street, and refugee camps. Also present are postcards of the disaster and general San Francisco views. Includes late 19th and early 20th century views from numerous American locations (including Maine), miscellaneous postcards, and two sets of etchings (of scenes related to Hawthorne and Whittier) by W.B. Closson. Three views of Benicia, Calif. are present, including a carte de visite of the "Young Ladies' Seminary, 1854-8" (apparently photographed in the 1860's).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
    Fires--California--San Francisco--Photographs
    San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Benicia (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Postcards
    Photographs