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Finding Aid to the Joseph R. Knowland Papers, 1857-1966, bulk 1905-1960
BANC MSS 79/128 c  
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Description
The Joseph R. Knowland Papers document the career of an American politician, newspaper owner, and civic leader. He served five terms, from 1905-1915, in the United States House of Representatives as Congressman for California's district encompassing Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties, and spent over 50 years as owner, president, publisher and editor of the Oakland Tribune.
Background
Joseph R. Knowland (1873-1966) was an American politician, newspaper owner and civic leader. He served five terms in the United States House of Representatives as Congressman for California's district encompassing Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties; prior to that he served two terms in the California State Assembly and a single term in the California State Senate. After leaving politics, Knowland bought the Oakland Tribune and began a long career as its editor, president and publisher, as well as being greatly involved in many local and state organizations.
Extent
Number of containers: 46 cartons, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 57.7 linear feet
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.