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.
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.
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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.
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)
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