In July 2008, the Archaeological Survey Association of Southern California, Inc. donated the Charley (Clayton) Howe Collection to Pfau Library. The Howe Collection chronicles the Association's archaeological digs from 1947-72 in Southern California and Mexico through photographs taken by ASA member Charley Howe.
Charles Clayton Howe photographed every aspect of the work at the archaeological sites on which he worked. The collection includes photographs of artifacts, archaeologists, and petroglyphs and pictographs. The images of rock art as it was half a century ago are particularly valuable since there has been significant deterioration of many of the sites since they were photographed. In many cases the image captured in Charles Howe's photograph is more complete than the present-day petroglyph at the site.
The Archaeological Survey Association of Southern California funded the preservation and restoration of the photographs. Association members Rebecca Miller and Rosalind Srivastava preserved and restored the images, and created finding aids for the collection. Rosalind Srivastava digitized the images.
Written permission to reproduce an image for electronic or print publication may be obtained from California State University San Bernardino's Pfau Library Special Collections. Please use the Image Permission Request Form