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About this collection

The Avery E. Field collection, housed in Special Collections & Archives, contains several thousand images documenting the growth and development of Riverside, California in the first half of the 20th century. A large portion of the collection is comprised of images featuring local residents and their involvement in various events such as parades, celebrations, and weddings. The architectural history of the city is also well documented as there are images of both residential and commercial buildings including approximately 1,000 images of the Mission Inn. Portraits of local families, images of the geographic landscape, and artwork of the region are also contained in this collection.

Only a select number of images have been digitized from this collection and all are available for viewing on this site.

A complete listing of the images contained in this collection is available through the Online Archive of California website.
 
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