FC Online Historical Photograph Collection
Available from Calisphere and the Online Archive of California
Complete FC Online Historical Photographs collection available from Califa
As one of the oldest
continuously-operating community colleges in California, Fullerton
College possesses a historical collection that documents nearly
a century of its history. The Fullerton College Library
selected images from its historical collection that vividly illustrate
the societal changes that have occurred during the college’s
The photographs, taken during the 1910s through the 1970s, include
academic and vocational classes as well as sporting events, campus
clubs, theatrical productions, and other extracurricular activities
that reflect college life in this Orange County city.
These selected photographs are part of the Fullerton College
Library archival collection documenting student life and the
history of the institution. The images were chosen for digitization
to give users, particularly students, a sense of pride in and
understanding of the historical changes that have transpired
during the nearly one hundred years of the college.
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is a federal
grant program administered in California by the State Librarian
for the development of libraries. The Fullerton College LSTA
project to digitize the historical photos was part of the California
Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP) supported by
the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The digital images were created and cataloged using CONTENTdm,
a digital asset management tool shared by LHDRP participants.
As funding becomes available, the digital collection will grow
in the future.