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Guide to the Jefferson A. Beaver Papers
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Description
The Jefferson A. Beaver papers consist of photographs, correspondence, awards, newspaper clippings, and programs that document his activities as a banker, co-founder of the Transbay Federal Savings and Loan, and his service on various public and civic boards.
Background
Jefferson Beaver (1908-1991) was born on May 20, 1908 in Warren, Arkansas to Rev. Robert Jefferson Beaver and Ethel Jordan. In 1911 Beaver relocated with his family to San Francisco, California where he graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1936 and briefly attended Golden Gate Law School in San Francisco. Beaver was co-founder and executive vice president of Transbay Federal Saving and Loan, a bank which was established in 1949 to primarily serve African Americans in the San Francisco Bay area. He was also the founding director of Golden State National Bank in 1961.
Extent
.25 linear feet (1 box + 1 oversized box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Jefferson A. Beaver Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.