Biography and History

Leonidas Raymond Higgins was a graduate of Brown University in 1884 and professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He was also a resident of Flemington, New Jersey.

W.A. Fiske was librarian at the Chaffey Junior College of Agriculture in California in the 1920s.

Source: From the finding aid for C1437

  • L. R. Higgins California Lantern Slide Collection. 1910s-1942 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1437

    This collection primarily consists of glass lantern slides of California collected by L. R. Higgins dating from the 1910s-1920s, and possibly from the 1930s. California locales and subjects include Pasadena and vicinity, Camp Baldy and vicinity, sequoias, Yosemite Valley, the High Sierras, the city and residences of Los Angeles, the Tournament of Roses, Spanish mission churches, the town of Riverside, colored slides of local semi-precious gemstones, and relief maps of California.