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Guide to the Gulick Family Photographs
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Related Collections
  • Separation Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gulick family photographs
    Date (inclusive): 1895-1967
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1895-1921)
    Collection number: MS-R026
    Creator: Gulick family
    Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection consists of 383 photographs relating to the Gulick family of Orange County, California. A family album contains 214 photographs. Images are mostly of the Gulick family branches, extended relatives, and family friends. Other photographs depict family homes and properties and other locales in Orange County, California and elsewhere in the United States. Items date from circa 1895 to 1967; the majority are from 1895 to 1921. Formats include albumen and silver gelatin prints and one tintype.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publications Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    Gulick Family Photographs. MS-R26. 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 George A. Gulick in memory of Quinn and Jessie Gulick in 1971.

    Processing History

    Full processing by Laura Clark Brown in 1997. Previously processed by Special Collections staff in circa 1972. Formerly assigned the collection number 1 Hb-001-0.

    Biography

    The following is a brief biographical sketch of the Gulick family members depicted in or associated with the collection. The biography's organization roughly mirrors the arrangement of the photographs in the container list.
    Quinn and Jessie Gulick, the primary collectors of these photographs, were the son and daughter-in-law of James Harvey Gulick and Laura Palmer Gulick. The donor, George Gulick, was the son of Quinn and Jessie Gulick.
    James and Laura Gulick migrated from Kansas in 1887. The first branch of the Gulick family to come to California, they first lived in Newport Beach, then moved to Villa Park and Olive where they purchased a ranch. In later years, when all the children had left home, James and Laura Gulick sold the ranch in Olive and moved to Santa Ana.
    James Gulick was the only son of Martin and Annis Gulick. Martin and Annis Gulick resided in Plainview, Illinois, and they later followed James to California, living on First Street in Tustin. They had four children: Olive and Hattie Gulick (who resided at home), Alice Gulick Gooch and Sadie Gulick Humiston. Mary Jane Gulick Phelps, James Harvey Gulick and Eleanor (Nell) Gulick Davidson were their three stepchildren.
    Eleanor Gulick married Colin Davidson and also migrated to California, residing in Tustin, Trabuco Canyon, Pomona and Hemet. The Davidson children were Sue (married John Willson), Laura (married Ivo Palmer), Elizabeth (Lelia), Harry (died in teens), and Annis (died in teens).
    Alice Gulick married John Gooch and migrated from Plainview, Illinois with Martin and Annis Gulick. The Gooches eventually settled in National City, where John Gooch was an exterminator contractor. Florence Gooch, their only child, died at the age of seven.
    Sadie Gulick married Arthur Humiston from Aurora, Illinois. They were the last Gulicks to move to California.
    Helen Gulick, daughter of James and Laura Gulick, married William M. Huntley, who became the first mayor of Tustin. Annie Trickey was William Huntley's stepsister.
    Reverend Harlan P. Carson, a cousin of the Gulicks on the Welch side of the family, resided in Scotland, South Dakota. He was Superintendent of Home Missions, Synod of South Dakota, and later Financial Secretary of Huron College from 1909. One of his children, Bessie, married a fellow missionary, William M. Barrett, whom she met while serving in Korea.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection consists of 383 photographs relating to the Gulick family of Orange County, California. A family album contains 214 photographs. Images are mostly of the Gulick family branches, extended relatives, and family friends. Other photographs depict family homes and properties and other locales in Orange County, California and elsewhere in the United States. Items date from circa 1895 to 1967; the majority are from 1895 to 1921. Formats include albumen and silver gelatin prints and one tintype.
    The collection is organized in three series based on the primary families or other subjects depicted in the photographs. Within each series, people and places depicted are listed in alphabetical order under the various groupings of family branches and general locations. The lists do not have a one-to-one correspondence with the photographs. For example, a person may appear in numerous photographs within the album, but the name is listed only once. Known dates are given, but undated photographs may also exist in the same series or grouping of photographs.

    Related Collections

    James Gulick was the half brother of Alice Gulick Gooch, the photographer of a small collection of Orange County photographs also held by Special Collections. The Gulick collection also adds background to the Huntley Family Collection. The Edna Phelps Collection contains photographs, family history, and correspondence on the Gulicks.

    Separation Note

    GAR Official Roster (Santa Ana, California, 1932) transferred to Orange County pamphlet collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Gulick family--Photograph collections.
    Orange County (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Orange County (Calif.)--Archival resources.
    California--Photographs.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints--California--Orange County--19th century.
    Tintypes--California--19th century.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Gulick, Quinn.
    Gulick, Jessie.
    Gulick, George A., former owner.