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Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade, 1848–1858 Online Exhibition

This online exhibition is based on an exhibition at the Huntington Library curated by Peter J. Blodgett, Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library.

The Web presentation has been made possible by a grant through the California State Library from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

The online exhibition team includes David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Huntington Library; Peter J. Blodgett, Curator, Western American Historical Manuscripts; Jennifer Martinez, Curator, Western American Historical Manuscripts, Grant Sponsored; Susan Lafferty, Education and Volunteer Services Manager and Land of Golden Dreams online project manager.

The Land of Golden Dreams online exhibition was developed for the Web by Kathy Talley-Jones. Julie L. Crane designed and implemented the Web pages; Christine Palma assisted.

Peggy Spear, Major Gifts and Grants Director; John Sullivan, Digital Imaging Manager; Catherine Babcock, Communications Director; Robert Matonti, Information Systems Administrator; Lauren Tawa, Exhibits Preparator/Designer; Devonne Topits, Library Asstant, Digital Imaging; Micki Hydorff, Volunteer Programs Coordinator; and Dee Riley, School Programs Coordinator provided valuable input and assistance.

Land of Golden Dreams advisory committee: Janet R. Fireman, Curator and Chief of History, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles; Susan Lee Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder; Gary F. Kurutz, Principal Librarian of the Special Collections Branch of the California State Library, Sacramento; Malcolm Rohrbaugh, Professor of History, University of Iowa; Elliot West, Professor of History, University of Arkansas; Richard White, Professor of History, Stanford University.

Land of Golden Dreams educational advisory committee: Susan Lafferty; Kirk S. Ankeney, History-Social Science Product Specialist, Houghton Mifflin; Mary Winslow Miller, teacher, Palms Middle School, LAUSD; Linda Symcox, researcher and team leader, Teacher Education Program, UCLA; David Vigilante, history education consultant and associate director, National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA.

The Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade, 1848–1858 exhibition at the Huntington Library was been made possible through the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Peter S. Bing; Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Munger; Wells Fargo; Institute of Museum Services/Library Services and Technology Act; Times Mirror Foundation; Mrs. Helen Smetz; Dorothy Clune Trask Murray Foundation; and The GenCorp Foundation-Aerojet.

Historical artifacts were loaned through the generous assistance of the Historical Services Department of Wells Fargo; Martha and Roy Tolles of San Marino, California; and Mrs. Ellen Ellis of Pasadena, California.



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