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Finding Aid to the William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund Records, 1943-2001, bulk 1991-2001
BANC MSS 2000/132  
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund records
    Date (inclusive): 1943-2001,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1991-2001
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2000/132
    Creators : William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund
    Extent: Number of containers: 6 cartons and 1 oversize folder. Linear feet: 7.55
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund records contain correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, agendas, financial records, and the draft of and research materials for the Mott biography Prophet of the Parks by Mary Ellen Butler. The bulk of the collection consists of the background materials and notes used to write the biography. Also includes photographs of William Penn Mott Jr., and members of the memorial fund.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund Records, BANC MSS 2000/132, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    William Penn Mott Jr. Papers. BANC MSS 2000/133 c
    Dynamic Park Leadership, 1962-1967, oral history transcript. BANC MSS 94/52 c
    Services for Californians: Executive Department Issues in the Reagan Administration, 1967-1984, oral history transcript. BANC MSS 87/255

    Separated Material

    Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library. Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mott, William Penn
    Mott, William Penn--Portraits
    William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund--Archives
    William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund--Pictorial works
    Photographs
    Butler, Mary Ellen, 1940-

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund on April 27, 2000. Additions were made by Mary Ellen Butler on September 6, 2006.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Michele Morgan and Misun Chung in 2002; additions by Alison E. Bridger in 2007.

    Organizational History

    The Mott Memorial Fund was created in September 1992 and chaired by Dick Trudeau. Several people participated in the fund's activities over the years, most notably Mott's sons, William Penn Mott III and John Mott, and the former publisher of Sunset Magazine, L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr. Among the accomplishments of the William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund were the naming of the Mott Longhouse at the YMCA of the East Bay, Camp Loma Mar; Mott's posthumous election to the National Recreation and Park Association's Hall of Fame; a major contribution to the Golden Gate National Parks Association for the William Penn Mott, Jr. Visitors Center at the Presidio; and the publication of Mott's biography, Prophet of the Parks. The Fund was dissolved after its objectives were reached.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund records contain correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, agendas, financial records, and the draft of and research materials for the Mott biography Prophet of the Parks by Mary Ellen Butler. The bulk of the collection consists of the background materials and notes used to write the biography. Also includes photographs of William Penn Mott Jr., and members of the memorial fund.