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About the Collection

Use of Images
Fritz-Metcalf Photograph Collection
Emanuel Fritz Redwood 4H Club Trestle Woodbridge Metcalf
The Fritz-Metcalf Photograph Collection is a group of about 9000 photographs relating primarily to forestry, conservation, and the lumber industry in California and the United States. Subjects include logging operations, logging equipment, reforestation, forest research, fire protection, lumber mills, and the activities of the University of California's School of Forestry. The photographs were taken from 1906 to 1984 by Emanuel Fritz, Woodbridge Metcalf and others.

Search the Collection

Keywords:     Subject guide
   Searches captions and subjects
Location:     Choose
Photographer:     Choose
Photograph number:  
Panorama:    Yes
People:    Yes    No


Search Tips

Keywords: Searches words in captions and subject headings.

  • All entered search terms must be present
  • Place quotes around phrases (e.g., "logging camp") or exact subject headings (e.g., "Trees - Age - Notable")
  • To find photographs of a specific person, enter last name, first name
    Example: Fritz, Emanuel
  • Case is unimportant
  • Alternate prefixes and suffixes of terms and phrases are searched automatically
    Example: Searching on burn retrieves photographs with captions or subject headings containing burn, burned, burning, etc.
Year: Approximately 80% of the collection has assigned years. Range: 1906-1984.
  • Search for all dated photographs from a specific year, e.g., 1923
  • Search for all dated photographs from a decade by entering the first three digits
    Example: Searching on 191 retrieves photographs dated from 1910-1919
    Note: It is not possible to search on other date ranges

Location: Click the Choose link to select from a list. Locations include:
  • California counties
  • Institutions (e.g., University of California, Berkeley)
  • Locations associated with UC Berkeley (e.g., Strawberry Canyon)
  • National forests and parks (e.g., Yosemite)
  • States
  • Foreign countries
Note: Locations may also be mentioned in captions and subject headings, and so you can also search on locations in the Keywords field.

Photographer: Click the Choose link to select from a list. Approximately 50% of the collection has a known photographer.

Photograph number: Searches accession numbers.

Panorama: Check this box to limit your search to the approximately 400 images that have a panoramic aspect.

People: Select "yes" to limit your search to images of people, "no" to limit your search to images where people are not visible, or clear any selection to search both.