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Finding aid to Photographs of the Yolo Base Line, California, 1881
BANC PIC 1980.025--AX  
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    Collection Title: Photographs of the Yolo Base Line, California
    Date: 1881
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1980.025--AX
    Photographer: Werner Suess
    Extent: 11 photographs; 29 x 36 cm. 11 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Photographs of the Yolo Base Line, California, were taken during 1881 in Yolo County by Werner Suess and show men of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, including George Davidson, the moveable tent (Yolo buggy) used in the survey, men taking measurements, and the camp near "Middle Base.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Restricted originals. Use viewing prints only. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Photographs of the Yolo Base Line, California, BANC PIC 1980.025--AX, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Related Collections

    Title: Portraits from the George Davidson Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1946.010 --PIC.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Davidson, George, 1825-1911 -- Pictorial works.
    Davidson, George, 1825-1911. Associated name CU-BANC
    California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
    Online Archive of California.
    California -- Surveys -- Pictorial works.
    Cartography -- California -- Photographs.
    Geodesy -- California -- Photographs.
    Surveying -- California -- Photographs.
    U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey -- Pictorial works.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Photographs of the Yolo Base Line, California, were purchased in 1980.

    Scope and Content

    The Photographs of the Yolo Base Line, California, were taken during 1881 in Yolo County by Werner Suess and show men of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, including George Davidson, the moveable tent (Yolo buggy) used in the survey, men taking measurements, and the camp near "Middle Base." "The Yolo Base Line" refers to Davidson's geodesic measurement of the base lines upon which all distances in the extensive triangulation of the State of California depend. The first was the Yolo Base line measured twice by him in 1881, of which this collection is a record, the second was the Los Angeles base line measured three times in 1888-89. Davidson was also president of the California Academy of Sciences, a Professor of Geodesy and Astronomy, and later a Regent of the University of California.