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Haskett Family Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-0361

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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.

Dates

  • 1897-1943

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

17 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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 Arrangement

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

Physical Location

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1995.

Accruals

No addition to the collection is anticipated.

General Physical Description note

no content

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Byte Managers

Creator

Title
Guide to the Haskett Family Photograph Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Russell Michalak
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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Claremont CA 91711 United States