A.C. Pillsbury (1870-1946) was a photographer and film maker based in Yosemite, California. He attended Stanford in the late 1890's, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and eventually became known for his photographic inventions, including the panorama camera and the time lapse camera. His company, the Pillsbury Picture Company specialized in producing postcards and was one of the largest distributors in the West. While, he was most famous for his nature photos of Yosemite park, Pillsbury also shot photos of the Yukon Gold Rush, the 1906 San Francisco Fire, aerial photos of San Francisco taken from a hot air balloon, and the first Southern California air show.
This collection consists of twenty-two albertype views of the campus and major buildings at the University of California at Berkeley, taken by A.C. Pillsbury of San Francisco, 1918. The photographs are loosely bound in a book with a seal of the Unversity of California on the front cover and a brief history of the University on the first page. It was published by the Students Cooperative Society in Berkeley, California, and produced by the Albertype Co. in Brooklyn, NY. The book, while untitled, was most likely created to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the University. The first page of the book has been signed by Deta Petersen, and dated July 31, 1918.
The information for the following inventory was taken directly from the book. Italicized portions indicate the title of the photograph as listed on the photograph. Information included in quotation marks is directly quoted from the first page of the book. All other information is found on the first page of the book, but not directly quoted.
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.
Permission to publish material from the University of California at Berkeley photograph album must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.
University of California at Berkeley photograph album, 1918. (P0035). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.
|1||1:01: Sather Gate|
|1|| 1:02: General Campus View: California Hall, Boalt Hall of
"The Boalt Memorial Hall of Law was built in memory of her husband, the late John H. Boalt, by the generosity of Mrs. Elizabeth Boalt, supplemented by subscriptions from a number of California lawyers. This building is the home of the graduate law school, the College of Jurisprudence. It contains the law library and reading room, as well as the lecture rooms and student court and club rooms." Built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.
|1||1:03: Concrete Bridge Approach to Campus|
|1|| 1:04: The University Library
"Constructed from the money left in a bequest by the late Charles F. Doe, of San Francisco. Besides the most spacious college reading room in the world, it contains many seminar rooms and stack capacity for a million volumes." Built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.
|1|| 1:05: North Hall
"South Hall and North Hall were the first buildings erected on campus, and were both opened for use in 1873. "
|1|| 1:06: South Hall
"South Hall and North Hall were the first buildings erected on campus, and were both opened for use in 1873"
|1|| 1:07: California Hall
"Built from approprations made by the State Legislature and is devoted, on the first floor, to general lecture rooms, and, on the second floor, to the administration offices of the University." Built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.
|1||1:08: Old Library and East Hall|
|1||1:09: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Building|
|1|| 1:10: Hearst Memorial Mining Building
"Erected and equipped by Mrs. Hearst in memory of her husband, the late Senator George Hearst." Built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.
|1||1:11: Chemistry Building|
|1||1:12: Civil Engineering Building|
|1||1:13: Hearst Hall|
|1||1:14: Harmon Gymnasium|
|1|| 1:15: Senior Hall
"The centre of [the] student self-government is Senior Hall, a cabin built of redowood logs, that nestes among the trees in Strawberry Canyon."
|1||1:16: The Conservatory|
|1||1:17: Foot Ball Statue|
|1||1:18: Le Conte Oak, Lovers' Lane|
|1||1:19: Rustic Bridge and Stone Steps|
|1||1:20: Faculty Club|
|1||1:21: The President's Mansion|
|1|| 1:22: The Greek Theatre
Gift of William Randolph Hearst and built under the Phoebe A. Hearst plan.