Haskett Family Photograph Collection
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Haskett collection contains family papers, correspondence, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, slides, blueprints, and ephemera, from 1861 to 1928. The bulk is between 1880 and 1919. Notable holdings include photographs in reproduction by Matthew Brady, George Fiske, and Abel Briquet, letters between William Blair Haskett and his wife Clara while he was stationed at Army bases in California and Arizona in 1918-1919, the diary of John Myers recording his travels between St. Louis and California by train in 1902, and WWI ephemera. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1880-1920. offers researchers a glimpse into the lives of different generations of one family.
- Haskett family (Creator, Family)
- Brady, Mathew B. (Creator, Person)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
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The Haskett Family Collection contains personal letters, photographs, ephemera and other memorabilia documenting three generations of the Haskett/Baker Family of Pasadena, California. Both families arrived in Southern California in the mid-nineteenth century. The Haskett family moved from Arkansas; the Blair family came from Wisconsin.. The collection covers the period from 1860 to 1920. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1880-1920. offers researchers a glimpse into the lives of different generations of one family.
Language of Materials
The Haskett Collection contains family papers, correspondence, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, slides, blueprints, and ephemera. Varying widely in their subjects and unified by their passing to Jon Haskett. These documents pertain to the past three generations of the Haskett and Baker families. The families both arrived in California in the late 19th century and were united by the marriage of Clara Beymer Baker to William Blair Haskett, both of Pasadena, California. The materials in the collection date from 1861 to 1928, with the bulk of the collection between 1880 and 1919. Of noted interest is the variety of nineteenth and early twentieth century photography found in the collection, including southwestern U.S. views, portraits of American Indians, European stereoscopic views, and Matthew Brady’s Civil War Generals carte de visite set.
Series 1. Haskett family correspondence, photographs, and ephemera
Series 2. Photographs
Subseries 2.1 Civil War
Subseries 2.2 Photographs taken by the Haskett family
Subseries 2.3 California, Southwestern States, and Mexico
Subseries 2.4 Photographs of Art
Subseries 2.5 Photographs of Europe
Subseries 2.6 Portraits
Subseries 2.6 Photo Albums
Series 3. Ephemera
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.
Acquired in 1995.
No addition to the collection is anticipated.
General Physical Description note
Arranged and Processed by Byte Managers
- Barker, George (Creator)
- Bierstadt, Charles (Creator)
- Briquet, Abel (Creator)
- California -- History -- 1850-1950
- Fiske, George (Creator)
- Myers, John (Creator)
- Photography -- Technique
- Stereoscopic views
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Upton, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) (Creator)
- Watkins, Carleton (Creator)
- West (U.S.) -- History -- 1890-1945
- West (U.S.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- World War, 1914-1918
- Guide to the Haskett Family Photograph Collection
- Finding aid created by Russell Michalak
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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