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James B. Case slides of highway construction in California

 Collection — Box: P007
Identifier: PC -039
Collection comprises 102 35 mm color Kodachrome transparency slides documenting construction of highways in Los Angeles, Orick, and San Francisco, California; training at Fort Ord army base; and a Case family vacation and recreation in Orick, California taken by James B. Case between 1949 and 1953. Case worked for the California Department of Transportation when taking many of these photographs. The bulk of the collection shows the construction and completion of the Hollywood Freeway and the Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles and the Bayshore Freeway in the San Francisco Bay Area. A selection of images depict the final stages of construction of the Four Level Interchange in Los Angeles. This interchange connects the Hollywood Freeway, Harbor Freeway, Santa Ana Freeway, and Arroyo Seco Parkway, and is the first four level interchange to be constructed in the world.

Dates

  • 1949 - 1953

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by James B. Case, the creator of this collection, were relinquished and transferred to the public domain in April 2019 by James C. Case. These materials are governed by a Creative Commons CCO license, which permits publication and reproduction of materials accompanied by full attribution. See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/.

Extent

1 folder ((102 color Kodachrome transparency slides) )

Overview

Collection comprises 102 35 mm color Kodachrome transparency slides documenting construction of highways in Los Angeles, Orick, and San Francisco, California; training at Fort Ord army base; and a Case family vacation and recreation in Orick, California taken by James B. Case between 1949 and 1953. Case worked for the California Department of Transportation when taking many of these photographs.

Biographical / Historical

James B. Case trained at Fort Ord army base in Monterey County, California in the early 1950s. Between 1949 and 1953 he worked for the California Department of Transportation, constructing and photographing highways throughout California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James C. Case, 2019.
Title
Finding aid to the James B. Case slides of highway construction in California
Status
completed
Author
Jaime Henderson, 2019
Date
May 2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the California Historical Society Repository

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