California Counties Ephemera Collection

Finding aid prepared by California Ephemera Project staff.
The California Ephemera Project was funded by a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources in 2009-2010.
The Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-1272
Phone: (415) 957-1849
Email: info@californiapioneers.org
URL: http://www.californiapioneers.org
2010


Title: California counties ephemera collection
Date (inclusive): 1850-2004
Collection Identifier: CO FILES
Extent: 11.0 boxes
Contributing Institution: The Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-1272
Phone: (415) 957-1849
Email: info@californiapioneers.org
URL: http://www.californiapioneers.org
Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
Abstract: Comprises a variety of ephemera relating to the history, growth, and development of California's counties between the years 1850 and 2004. Particularly well-documented are efforts to promote individual counties -- and their commercial, industrial, educational, cultural, and recreational prospects -- to new migrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as reflected in the promotional literature of chambers of commerce, real estate companies, trade associations, banks, mining companies, hotels, resorts, sanitariums, and other organizations.

Access

Collection is open by appointment for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to the Librarian.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [File name], California Counties Ephemera Collection, CO FILES, The Society of California Pioneers.

Related Collections

Biographical File Collection
California General Subjects Collection

Additions to the Collection

Additions to the collection are ongoing.

Processing Information

Processed by California Ephemera Project staff, funded by a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, in 2009-2010.

Aquisition

Assembled by the staff at The Society of California Pioneers.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged in alphabetical order by county.

Scope and Contents

Comprises a variety of ephemera relating to the history, growth, and development of California's counties between the years 1850 and 2004. Particularly well-documented are efforts to promote individual counties -- and their commercial, industrial, educational, cultural, and recreational prospects -- to new migrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as reflected in the promotional literature of chambers of commerce, real estate companies, trade associations, banks, mining companies, hotels, resorts, sanitariums, and other organizations.
Range of ephemera includes: promotional booklets, folders, and brochures; viewbooks; guidebooks; programs; souvenir programs (commemorating special events); yearbooks; posters; newspaper clippings; journals and journal articles; maps; tract maps; constitutions and bylaws; prospectuses; land grants, deeds, and indentures; directories and listings; cemetery listings; ordinances; and reports.

Indexing Terms

Brochures.
Bylaws (administrative records).
California Ephemera Project.
Clippings.
Directories.
Ephemera.
Land grants--California.
Maps.
Posters.
Programs.
Promotional materials.
Viewbooks.


Folder List

Range 3-12, Box B001101

Alameda County 1865-1984

Extent: 8.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Alpine County 1964, undated

Range 3-12, Box B001101

Amador County 1883-1972, undated

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Butte County 1887-1915, 1957-1962, 2004, undated

Extent: 3.0 folders
 

Calaveras County

Range 3-12, Box B001101

General 1890-1970, undated

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Angel's Camp 1948

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Big Bar 1963

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Big Trees 1913, 1968, undated

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Chili Gulch 1964

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001101

French Hill 1962

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Mokelumne Hill 1968

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Murphys 1953

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Sheep Ranch 1962

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001101

Colusa County 1884-1957

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001102

Contra Costa County 1886-1984

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001102

Del Norte County 1873-1894, undated

Range 3-12, Box B001102

El Dorado County 1853-1867, 1904-1961

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001102

Fresno County circa 1893-1923, 1956-1967

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001102

Glenn County 1900-1915

Range 3-12, Box B001102

Humboldt County circa 1888-1967

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001102

Imperial County 1908-1923

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001102

Inyo County 1889-1979

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001102

Kern County 1893-1991

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001102

Kings County 1913-1922, 1970s

Range 3-12, Box B001102

Lake County 1903-1922, 1960-1968, undated

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001103

Lassen County 1890-1962

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001103

Los Angeles County 1875-1966, undated

Extent: 15.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001104

Madera County 1909-1919

 

Marin County

Range 3-12, Box B001104

General circa 1900-1977

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001104

Belvedere 1969-1977

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001104

Mill Valley 1960-1969

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001104

Tiburon 1963-1978

Extent: 1.0 folder
Range 3-12, Box B001104

Clippings 1887-1977

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001104

Mariposa County circa 1886-1959

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001104

Mendocino County 1885-1978

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001104

Merced County 1899-1920, 1967

Range 3-12, Box B001104

Modoc County 1900-1920

Range 3-12, Box B001104

Mono County 1870-1878, 1949-1964

Range 3-12, Box B001104, B001100

Monterey County 1875-1985

Extent: 7.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001100

Napa County 1880-1973

Extent: 7.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001100

Nevada County 1863-1966

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001100

Orange County circa 1910-1970

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001100

Placer County 1882-1978

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001100

Plumas County circa 1910-1983

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001099

Riverside County 1879-1985

Extent: 4.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001099

Sacramento County 1887-1970s

Extent: 10.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001099

San Benito County circa 1886-1969

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001099

San Bernardino County 1887-1968

Extent: 4.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001105

San Diego County 1886-1966

Extent: 6.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001105

San Francisco County circa 1880-1976

Extent: 10.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001107

San Joaquin County 1888-1920s, 1969-1976

Extent: 4.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001107

San Luis Obispo County circa 1887-1920, 1956-1977

Extent: 4.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001107

San Mateo County 1894-1976

Extent: 4.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001107

Santa Barbara County 1888-1984

Extent: 5.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001106, B001107

Santa Clara County 1884-1978

Extent: 9.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001106

Santa Cruz County 1880-1982

Extent: 5.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001106

Shasta County 1899-1957, undated

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001106

Sierra County circa 1908, 1954-1966, undated

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001106

Siskiyou County 1914, 1953, undated

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001106

Solano County 1878-1980

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001106, B001108

Sonoma County 1881-1979

Extent: 16.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001108

Stanislaus County 1881-1920, undated

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001108

Sutter County 1885-1926, 1970-1977

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001108

Tehama County 1889-1915, 1975-1977

Range 3-12, Box B001108

Trinity County circa 1908-1932

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001108

Tulare County 1901-1972, undated

Extent: 4.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001109

Tuolumne County 1901-1977

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001109

Ventura County circa 1908-1919, 1955-1976

Extent: 2.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001109

Yolo County circa 1898-1919, 1960-1976

Extent: 3.0 folders
Range 3-12, Box B001109

Yuba County 1850-1980, undated

Extent: 3.0 folders