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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Owen C. Coy Collection
    Dates: 1925-1950
    Collection Number: GC 1003
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 157 legal, 12 letter, 7 record storage, 1 oversize)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings arranged by county and by topic. Subjects covered include the Gold Rush, transportation and biographies. There are also many term papers written by Coy's students and arranged by subject.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Owen C. Coy Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Owen Cochran Coy (1884-1952) had a long career as an historian. He was a professor of history at the University of Southern California from 1925-1950. He began his career as a history teacher at Eureka High School, 1909-1913. He served as the secretary and subsequently as director for the California Historical Survey Commission from 1915-1923. Following the commission’s administrative restructuring, he served as director of the California State Historical Association (CSHA) from 1923 to 1950. He served as a state technical director of the Historical Records Survey, W.P.A. in 1936. His publication work included book editing, such as Pictorial History of California, and editor for the CSHA serial publication, California History Nugget.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings arranged by county and by topic. Subjects covered include the Gold Rush, transportation and biographies. There are also many term papers written by Coy's students and arranged by subject.