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The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Visual Materials Collection

Identifier: H-Mss-1077

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The focus of this collection is the acquisition of visual materials that support the curriculum of The Claremont Colleges. Currently, the collection includes materials relating to California history and locations, historic photographic materials, materials related to social, immigration, and climate justice movements and organizations, and assorted artist prints and posters. Growth is anticipated for this collection.


  • Creation: 1864-2022 and undated

Language of Materials

Languages represented in the collection: English, Spanish.


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Biography / Administrative History

This is an artificial collection created by Special Collections of The Claremont Colleges Library to contain various singular visual materials. The collection includes photographs, posters, artist prints, historic political cartoons, broadsides, and artifacts.


13.5 Linear Feet (4 oversize flat boxes, 1 document box, 1 oversize document box, 2 map drawer folders)


This is an artificial collection created by Special Collections staff to contain the various visual materials purchased or donated that do not fit into other collections. Currently, the collection contains photographs, artist screenprints and photos, posters, historical broadsides, and artifacts. This is a growing collection and new materials will be added as they are acquired.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Artifacts, 1960-2022 Series 2: Photographs, 1864-2018 and undated Series 3: Posters, 1968-2019 Series 4: Prints, 1877-2019 and undated

Materials are described at the item level.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Provenance / Immediate Source of Acquisition

Items acquired through various gifts and purchases.


Additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Collection is processed at the item level. Materials were placed in folders, with images and photographs sleeved in mylar.

The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Visual Materials Collection
Sara Chetney, MA
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Repository Details

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

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States