Travel accounts of convict labor camp inspections in California, 1920-1936.


Travel accounts of convict labor camp inspections in California, 1920-1936.

Two typescripts illustrated with photographs that document trips in August 1928 and April 1932 to convict labor camps established by California prisons for the California Highway Commission. Additional imagery documents Hearst Castle in 1920 and 1936 and Yosemite National Park in 1920. One volume documents a trip to inspect camps in northern California in August 1928 by Stanley; James Bernard Holohan, the warden at the California State Prison at San Quentin; and Uriah Absalom Smith, superintendent of the convict labor camps. They visited camps in the vicinities of Lower Lake, Oroville, Paxton, Red Bluff, and Redding. The volume with spine title, "Hearst Ranch," documents a trip to inspect two camps in Monterey County near Plaskett and Slates Hot Springs in April 1932 by Stanley, Holohan, Smith, and Edward I. Butler, a judge in the Superior Court of Marin County. The volume also documents visits to Pinnacles National Monument and Hearst Castle. Twenty loose photographic prints by Stanley accompanying the volume depict Hearst Castle and its environs, as do a dozen loose images created by Malcolm Beelby during a visit to Hearst Castle in June 1936. There is also a single image of a young girl riding a burro in a campground of Yosemite National Park in 1920.

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Butler, Edward I., 1874-1961. (person)

Hearst Castle (Calif.) (corporateBody)

Holohan, James Bernard, 1871-1947. (person)

California State Prison at San Quentin (corporateBody)

California. Highway Commission (corporateBody)

Administrative History The first state agencies formed for the purpose of constructing roadways were established in 1895. In that year, the Bureau of Highways was created to study the laws, physical features, and economic and legal status of highways in the State (Stats. 1895, ch. 203). In addition, a Tahoe Wagon Road Commissioner was appointed to investigate the possibilities of construction of a road to Lake Tahoe (Stats. 1895, ch. 128). In...

Smith, Uriah Absalom, 1875-1956. (person)

Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), 1886- (person)

Resident physician, California State Prison, San Quentin, California. From the description of Twenty years at San Quentin : printed pamphlet, 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79628021 Physician for San Quentin Prison, 1913-1951. During his leaves of absence, Stanley signed on as relief surgeon on maritime ships. From the description of Leo L. Stanley papers, 1928-1965. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 145415108 Physician for San Q...

Beelby, Malcolm, 1907-1986. (person)