Hill (Ida) Photograph Collection

Ida Hill sitting on bench at Neptune Beach in Alameda
Ida Hill sitting on bench at Neptune Beach in Alameda, California, circa 1920s, Ida Hill photograph collection, MS 58, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Ida Hill Photograph Collection includes 29 photographs of various members of the Hill and Robinson families, group photographs of African American masons, and Dicy Robinson’s memorial card. A bulk of the collection are family photographs of William and Ida Hill and their children William Hill Jr., Alfred Hill, and Beverly Hill in Oakland and Alameda, California. The collection also includes a cabinet card taken in New Orleans, Louisiana, most likely of Ida Robinson Hill’s father sometime in the 1860s and a group photograph of the Robinson family taken in front of their home in the 1890s. The collection includes ten group photographs of various African American masonic groups in California in the 1930-1950s.

Dates: circa 1860s-1971
Collection number: MS 58
Creator: Hill, Ida.
Collection Size: .1 linear feet (2 folders)

Guide to the Ida Hill Photograph Collection

Available at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO)

We encourage researchers to contact AAMLO before visiting so that we can be prepared to assist you. Please call 510-637-2000 or email aamlo@oaklandlibrary.org to arrange an appointment or inquire about access.