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Guide to the Tubbs Family Photographs MS.R.053
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separation Note

  • Title: Tubbs family photographs
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.053
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.7 Linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1882-1904
    Abstract: This collection consists of 67 photographs (albumen and silver gelatin prints) documenting Orange County cities, Santa Catalina Island, coastal and surrounding areas, and Tubbs family events and homes. The collection includes photographs of President Benjamin Harrison's whistle-stop tour through Santa Ana in 1891 and three Southern California coastal missions: San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey, and Santa Barbara. Two photographs show the opening of the Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company's (SAVI) 700 foot siphon in Olive on April 14, 1892, a significant event which brought water to the farms of Tustin, Orange, and Santa Ana. Other photographs depict World War I draftees from Orange County.
    Creator: Tubbs family

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Tubbs family photographs. MS-R053. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mabel Louise Tubbs, 1973.

    Processing History

    Processed by Laura Clark Brown and Irene Wechselberg, 1997. Finding aid revised by Adrian Turner, 2001.

    Biography

    Lewis W. Tubbs, judge and rancher, moved from Iowa to California in 1849 to pursue a mining venture. He returned to Iowa shortly thereafter, establishing himself as a stock and grain producer. Volney V. Tubbs (b. 1868), one of Lewis's six sons and daughters, followed the path of his father and moved to California in 1887 or 1888. He settled in Tustin and was active in agricultural and civic affairs. He served on the Board of Directors of the Santiago Orange Association and was also chairman of the Board of Exemption during World War I. He married Lillian M. Dixson and had four children, including Dixson Tubbs and Mabel Louise Tubbs, the donor of this collection.
    For further biographical information, see Samuel Armor's History of Orange County, California (Los Angeles: Historic Record Co., 1921), 987-988.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection consists of 67 photographs (albumen and silver gelatin prints) documenting Orange County cities, Santa Catalina Island, coastal and surrounding areas, and Tubbs family events and homes. The collection includes photographs of President Benjamin Harrison's whistle-stop tour through Santa Ana in 1891 and three Southern California coastal missions: San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey, and Santa Barbara. Two photographs show the opening of the Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company's (SAVI) 700 foot siphon in Olive on April 14, 1892, a significant event which brought water to the farms of Tustin, Orange, and Santa Ana. Other photographs depict World War I draftees from Orange County.
    A majority of these photographs are mounted on printed cards and were taken by the Santa Ana-based photographer B.F. Conaway.

    Collection Arrangement

    Photographs are arranged by city or regional area, followed by images documenting Southern California coastal missions.

    Separation Note

    The following pamphlet was removed from this collection and cataloged separately:
    • Santa Ana Board of Trade. Orange County, California, 1891: history, soil, climate, resources, advantages (Santa Ana: The Board, 1891).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Photographs.
    San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.) -- Photographs..
    Santa Barbara Mission -- Photographs.
    Tubbs, Mabel Louise, former owner.
    Avalon (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County -- 19th century.
    Santa Ana (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Santa Catalina Island (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Tustin (Calif.) -- Photographs.