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Mobley, Barbara L. Yosemite National Park scrapbook, 1952

 Item — Box: 4


  • 1952


From the Collection: 3.5 Linear Feet (7 documents boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2015.

Physical Description

Quarto. String tied black leather over paper covered boards with “scrap book” stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 289 black and white and color photographs measuring between 2 x 3 inches and 8 x 10 inches with captions.


A scrapbook kept by Barbara L. Mobley during a trip with girl friends to Yosemite National Park over the July 4th weekend in 1952. The album shows a group of women on a holiday to the national park in California. The album is illustrated by beautiful amateur shots of the natural splendor of the park’s mountains, waterfalls, and trees. The women can be seen enjoying their vacation and are captioned with tongue in cheek phrases like “wha’ happened” and “swinging monkey on a swinging bridge” over a photo of two of the women goofing off. The final pages of the album show pictures from a trip to the beach, posing around a home with cars, and some professional portraits.

Processing Information

The scrapbook's binding was very fragile due to tearing in the sheet's hole punches. The book was disassembled, each sheet placed in mylar sleeves, and grouped into separate folders. The ties are in the box in a separate envelope. Items foudn laid-in were sleeved in mylar and placed in a separate folder.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

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Claremont CA 91711 United States