Inventory of the Walter H. Ziegler Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Ziegler, Walter H.
Title: Walter H. Ziegler Papers
Date (inclusive): 1915-1962
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: Walter H. Ziegler (1891-1974) managed Holly Sugar Corporation's plant in Alvarado, California (now Union City, California) before being named manager of the corporation's sugar refining facilities. This small collection contains materials related to the history of the Holly Sugar Corporation, specifically its plant in Alvarado, California. Included are several manuscripts on the subject by Dan Gutleben, correspondence between Ziegler and Gutleben, and photographs of the factory from 1935-1942.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC031
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Walter Harvey Ziegler was born in Illinois on April 9, 1891. He managed Holly Sugar Corporation's plant in Alvarado, California (now Union City, California) before being named manager of the corporation's sugar refining facilities. After retirement, he farmed sugar beets on his property in the Knights Landing area for Spreckels Sugar Company.
Ziegler passed away on November 15, 1974 in Woodland, California.

Scope and Content

This small collection contains materials related to the history of the Holly Sugar Corporation, specifically its plant in Alvarado, California (now Union City, California). Included are several manuscripts on the subject by Dan Gutleben, correspondence between Ziegler and Gutleben, and photographs of the factory from 1935-1942.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Research Materials, 3. Photographs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ziegler, Walter H., 1891-1974--Archives
Gutleben, Dan, 1878-1969
Holly Sugar Corporation
Sugar beet industry--California
Union City (Calif.)--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Ziegler.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Walter H. Ziegler Papers, MC031, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1953-1962

Physical Description: 7 letters

Scope and Content Note

Organized into three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.
 

Subseries 1.1 Outgoing 1959-1962

Physical Description: 3 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters written by Ziegler.
Box MC031:1

Browning, Earl 1959 May 17

Box MC031:1

Gutleben, Dan 1962 August 1

Box MC031:1

Gutleben, Dan 1962 September 3

 

Subseries 1.2 Incoming 1959-1962

Physical Description: 3 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters to Ziegler.
Box MC031:2

Browning, Earl 1959 June 25

Box MC031:2

Gutleben, Dan 1959 June 1

Box MC031:2

Gutleben, Dan 1962 August 2

 

Subseries 1.3 Third Party 1953

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC031:3

Gutleben, Dan to Gentlemen 1953 March 21

 

Series 2. Research Materials 1951-1962

Scope and Content Note

Contains several manuscripts and printed materials, the majority of them are about the history of the Holly Sugar Corporation's factory in Alvarado, California (now Union City, California). Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box MC031:4

Alvarado History by Dan Gutleben 1951

Box MC031:5-6

Clippings 1953-1956

Box MC031:7

The Dyer Clan in the Sugar Industry 1952

Box MC031:8

History of the Holly Sugar Corporation undated

Box MC031:9

Notes undated

Box MC031:10

Program from Dedication of State Historical Landmark 768, First Successful Sugar Beet Factory in the United States 1962 May 17

Box MC031:11

Progress of the Culture of Sugar Beets, The Production of Beet Sugar and the Manufacture of Sugar Machinery in the United States undated

Box MC031:12

The Story of the Pennsylvania Refinery by Dan Gutleben 1962

Box MC031:13-20; MC Folio Box 1

Series 3.UCD.PIC.MC031.2011.0001-UCD.PIC.MC031.2011.0086 Photographs 1915-1942

Physical Description: 57 prints and 28 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Contains prints and negatives of the Holly Sugar Corporation in Alvarado, California including an aerial view, the interior, exterior, and front yard of the factory, as well as its reconstruction. Some of the photographs were taken by Gabriel Moulin Studios.