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Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection

The rich visual heritage of northeastern California is documented in the over 30,000 images held in the Special Collections photograph collection, many dating from the nineteenth century and representing a wide variety of early photographic processes. This extensive collection is a result of gifts and loans from individuals, historical …

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Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
John Nopel Photograph Collection

The John Nopel Collection is comprised of hundreds of images of Chico and Butte County, residents, landscapes, and industries.  A lifelong Chico resident, teacher, and historian, John Nopel (1915-2006) collected these unique photographs over many decades and he did so with a passion to create a visual heritage of his hometown. The …

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John Nopel Photograph Collection
Shasta Dam Digital Collection

The Shasta Dam Digital Collection consists of photographs and images from photo albums donated to the Meriam Library's Northeastern California Collection, These photographs provide a visual record of the construction of Shasta Dam, the keystone engineering achievement of the Central Valley Project. Construction of the dam began in …

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Shasta Dam Digital Collection
Northeastern California Real Estate and Tourism Collection

The Northeastern California Real Estate and Tourism Collection consists of pamphlets, booklets, and brochures for areas and communities located in the 12 counties of Northeastern California.

The collection dates range from the 1880’s through the 1950’s.

Many of the items in the collection were created to promote settlement in the …

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Northeastern California Real Estate and Tourism Collection
The Edward Stuhl Collection

Edward Stuhl was born in 1887 in Budapest, Hungary. As a young man, he spent his time hiking and climbing in the Austrian Alps. He worked as an apprentice in his father's stained glass studio and studied at the Graz Academy of Art and the Munich Academy of Art. His formal art education, blended with his love of nature, is evident in …

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The Edward Stuhl Collection

About the collections



The Meriam Library Special Collections Department is a unique regional resource of written and pictorial materials, maps, photographs, oral histories, and public documents, that are collected to serve the research and information needs of the north state.Through our collections we seek to document the historical and contemporary developments of the University, the City of Chico, Butte County, and the larger 12 county region of northeastern California.

These collections are works in progress.

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