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Southern California oil fields aerial photographs

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos 1306

Scope and Contents

163 glass plate negatives of aerial photographs of oil fields in southern California by various photographers, 1928-1931.

Photographs were taken to locate and record existing oil well properties. Identified locations include Bakersfield, Fellows, Goleta, Kern Front Oil Field, Kettleman Hills, Lompoc, McKittrick, Midway-Sunset Oil Field, San Joaquin, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, and Santa Paula.

Circa 100 photographic prints (circa 1940s-1980s) showing the same or similar views are also present.

Included is a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk.

Original envelopes for glass plates are included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1928-1980s

Language of Materials

Captions (in the negative) and envelope annotations in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Southern California Oil Fields Aerial Photographs is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc. on the William Robertson Coe Fund No. 3, 2016.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Glass Plate Negatives, 1928-1931. II. Photographic Prints, circa 1940s-1980s. III. Computer Media, circa 1976-1982.

Extent

12.77 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.socaloilfields

Overview

163 glass plate negatives of aerial photographs of oil fields in southern California by unidentified photographers, 1928-1931.

Photographs were taken to locate and record existing oil well properties. Identified locations include Bakersfield, Fellows, Goleta, Kern Front Oil Field, Kettleman Hills, Lompoc, McKittrick, Midway-Sunset Oil Field, San Joaquin, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, and Santa Paula.

Circa 100 photographic prints (circa 1940s-1980s) showing the same or similar views are also present.

Included is a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk.

Original envelopes for glass plates are included in the collection.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.

Each glass plate negative is housed with a preservation photocopy of its original envelope. Most envelopes include notes on scale, tilt, and other relevant information. Original envelopes are housed separately.

Broken slides are housed separately.
Title
Guide to the Southern California Oil Fields Aerial Photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
October 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.