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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
California Historical Topographic Maps

The California Historical Topographical Maps Colllection encompasses topographic quadrangles from the Meriam Library collection dated from 1888 to 1955. Maps in the digital collection are currently indexed by quadrangle name, county, and date. The collection includes 15' (1:62,500), 30' (1:125,000),and 60' (1:250,000) …

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California Historical Topographic Maps
Edward Stuhl Journals and Photographs

Edward Stuhl was born in January 21, 1887 in Hungary. When he was a year old he and his family moved to Graz, Austria. In 1903, he began to work in his father’s stained glass studio and attended classes at the Academy of Art in Graz graduating in 1906. He continued to work for his father and attended classes at the Munich Academy of …

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Edward Stuhl Journals and Photographs
The Edward Stuhl Wildflower Digital CollectionCollection

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 Wildflower Digital CollectionCollection

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.

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