Guide to the University of California at Berkeley photograph album,
1918

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Creator: Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)
Title: University of California at Berkeley photograph album
Dates: 1918 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0035
Summary: This collection consists of twenty-two albertype views of the campus and major buildings at the University of California at Berkeley, taken by A.C. Pillsbury of San Francisco, 1918. The photographs are loosely bound in a book with a seal of the University of California on the front cover and a brief history of the University on the first page. It was published by the Students Cooperative Society in Berkeley, California, and produced by the Albertype Co. in Brooklyn, NY. The book, while untitled, was most likely created to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the University. The first page of the book has been signed by Deta Petersen, and dated July 31, 1918.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

A.C. Pillsbury (1870-1946) was a photographer and film maker based in Yosemite, California. He attended Stanford in the late 1890's, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and eventually became known for his photographic inventions, including the panorama camera and the time lapse camera. His company, the Pillsbury Picture Company specialized in producing postcards and was one of the largest distributors in the West. While, he was most famous for his nature photos of Yosemite park, Pillsbury also shot photos of the Yukon Gold Rush, the 1906 San Francisco Fire, aerial photos of San Francisco taken from a hot air balloon, and the first Southern California air show.

Content Description

This collection consists of twenty-two albertype views of the campus and major buildings at the University of California at Berkeley, taken by A.C. Pillsbury of San Francisco, 1918. The photographs are loosely bound in a book with a seal of the Unversity of California on the front cover and a brief history of the University on the first page. It was published by the Students Cooperative Society in Berkeley, California, and produced by the Albertype Co. in Brooklyn, NY. The book, while untitled, was most likely created to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the University. The first page of the book has been signed by Deta Petersen, and dated July 31, 1918.

The information for the following inventory was taken directly from the book. Italicized portions indicate the title of the photograph as listed on the photograph. Information included in quotation marks is directly quoted from the first page of the book. All other information is found on the first page of the book, but not directly quoted.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the University of California at Berkeley photograph album must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

University of California at Berkeley photograph album, 1918. (P0035). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

The book belonged originally to Deta Petersen, an Education and Performing Arts student at the University of California at Berkeley from 1918 to about 1921 and a doctoral student in Education from 1934 to 1937. Born in 1898, she attended Utah State University, known then as the Utah Agricultural College or UAC, from 1917-1918 and again from 1931-33, earning her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education and teaching. She married N. Glen Neeley in 1921 and worked as the Elementary Advisor and Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Millard County, as well as taught school in Utah and California. Prior to completing her Ph.D., she wrote several articles on teaching including "A Comparison of the Vocabularies of Thirty-Three Primers" which she co-wrote with John A. Hockett in 1936. Deta Neeley was the author of a number of LDS children's books, including a series of biographies written about the Presidents of the LDS church, as well as a children's version of the Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price. In 1965, Deta P. Neeley died of Parkinson's Disease.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Liz Woolcott, February 2004.

Related Materials :  

Deta P. Neeley Papers (COLL MS 277)


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
1 1:01: Sather Gate
1 1:02: General Campus View: California Hall, Boalt Hall of Law
"The Boalt Memorial Hall of Law was built in memory of her husband, the late John H. Boalt, by the generosity of Mrs. Elizabeth Boalt, supplemented by subscriptions from a number of California lawyers. This building is the home of the graduate law school, the College of Jurisprudence. It contains the law library and reading room, as well as the lecture rooms and student court and club rooms." Built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.
1 1:03: Concrete Bridge Approach to Campus
1 1:04: The University Library
"Constructed from the money left in a bequest by the late Charles F. Doe, of San Francisco. Besides the most spacious college reading room in the world, it contains many seminar rooms and stack capacity for a million volumes." Built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.
1 1:05: North Hall
"South Hall and North Hall were the first buildings erected on campus, and were both opened for use in 1873. "
1 1:06: South Hall
"South Hall and North Hall were the first buildings erected on campus, and were both opened for use in 1873"
1 1:07: California Hall
"Built from approprations made by the State Legislature and is devoted, on the first floor, to general lecture rooms, and, on the second floor, to the administration offices of the University." Built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.
1 1:08: Old Library and East Hall
1 1:09: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Building
1 1:10: Hearst Memorial Mining Building
"Erected and equipped by Mrs. Hearst in memory of her husband, the late Senator George Hearst." Built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.
1 1:11: Chemistry Building
1 1:12: Civil Engineering Building
1 1:13: Hearst Hall
1 1:14: Harmon Gymnasium
1 1:15: Senior Hall
"The centre of [the] student self-government is Senior Hall, a cabin built of redowood logs, that nestes among the trees in Strawberry Canyon."
1 1:16: The Conservatory
1 1:17: Foot Ball Statue
1 1:18: Le Conte Oak, Lovers' Lane
1 1:19: Rustic Bridge and Stone Steps
1 1:20: Faculty Club
1 1:21: The President's Mansion
1 1:22: The Greek Theatre
Gift of William Randolph Hearst and built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Neeley, Deta Petersen  ( contributor)
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of California, Berkeley--Buildings--Photographs.
    • University of California, Berkeley--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • College buildings--California--Berkeley--Photographs.
    • Universities and colleges--California--Berkeley--Photographs.

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