Finding Aid to the Doris Barr Stanislawski Scrapbooks, 1901-1977, bulk 1901-1954

Finding Aid written by Bancroft Library staff; revised by Alison E. Bridger
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Finding Aid to the Doris Barr Stanislawski Scrapbooks, 1901-1977, bulk 1901-1954

Collection Number: BANC MSS 80/100 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff; revised by Alison E. Bridger
Date Completed:
March 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Doris Barr Stanislawski scrapbooks
Date (inclusive): 1901-1977,
Date (bulk): bulk 1901-1954
Collection Number: BANC MSS 80/100 c
Creators : Stanislawski, Doris Barr, 1901-1981. Barr, Julia Inez Mann.
Extent: Number of containers: 19 v. and 2 boxes Linear feet: 4.4
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: Journals entitled "life books," started by her mother, Julia Mann Barr, and continued by Doris until mid-1935, shortly after her marriage to Dan Stanislawski. Journal entries are supplemented by letters, photos, clippings, and memorabilia, pertaining to childhood in Stockton and Berkeley; the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and her father's work as Director of Congresses; student days at the University of California, Berkeley; family vacations and trips to Yosemite, the Sierra, etc.; her professions as singer and importer of art objects; her travels in Europe; social activities; and marriage and motherhood. The last two volumes (1950-54), again kept by Mrs. Barr (this time for her grandchildren) give information on Mrs. Stanislawski's life as a faculty wife in Texas and Arizona; her work for the American Friends Service Committee; and the family's year of residence in Lisbon during Professor Stanislawski's Guggenheim fellowship. Also includes a photocopy of Mrs. Stanislawski's autobiographical sketch, with related family documents and genealogical notes.
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

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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], Doris Barr Stanislawski Scrapbooks, BANC MSS 80/100 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

Volume 6 is also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2737.
Additional Notes on Collection:
The original numbering of the volumes has been retained as v. 1-8 and 14-24; v. 9-13 were not received with the collection.

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. (BANC PIC 1980.039--PIC)

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Stanislawski, Doris Barr, 1901-1981--Archives
Barr, James Adam, 1863-1925
Stanislawski, Dan
University of California, Berkeley
American Friends Service Committee
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)
Women--Education--California--Berkeley
Music--California--San Francisco
Voyages and travels
Stockton (Calif.)--Description and travel
Berkeley (Calif.)--Description and travel
California--Description and travel
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Description and travel
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)--Description and travel
Europe--Description and travel
Scrapbooks.
Autobiographies.
Photographs.
Diaries.
Clippings.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Doris Barr Stanislawski Scrapbooks were given to The Bancroft Library by Doris Stanislawski in March 1980.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

Scope and Content of Collection

Journals entitled "life books," started by her mother, Julia Mann Barr, and continued by Doris until mid-1935, shortly after her marriage to Dan Stanislawski. Journal entries are supplemented by letters, photos, clippings, and memorabilia, pertaining to childhood in Stockton and Berkeley; the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and her father's work as Director of Congresses; student days at the University of California, Berkeley; family vacations and trips to Yosemite, the Sierra, etc.; her professions as singer and importer of art objects; her travels in Europe; social activities; and marriage and motherhood. The last two volumes (1950-54), again kept by Mrs. Barr (this time for her grandchildren) give information on Mrs. Stanislawski's life as a faculty wife in Texas and Arizona; her work for the American Friends Service Committee; and the family's year of residence in Lisbon during Professor Stanislawski's Guggenheim fellowship. Also includes a photocopy of Mrs. Stanislawski's autobiographical sketch, with related family documents and genealogical notes.

Container List

Volume 1

Life Book / kept by Julia Barr 1901-1902

Scope and Content Note

Baby book for daughter Doris. Includes birth announcement, photos, and letters. Birth and Infancy (with photos of baby Doris and the Barr and Mann families), visit to the Japanese Tea Gardens, Golden Gate Park (1902), and homes in Berkeley and Stockton.
Items removed: Barr family correspondence, circa 1879-1909, including letters of James B. Barr, Dolley Barr, Julia Barr and James A. Barr.
Volume 2

Life Book 1902-1905

Volume 3

Life Book 1905-1907

Volume 4

Life Book / kept by Julia Barr, with entries also by Doris 1907-1913

Scope and Content Note

Includes Doris's sketches, lessons, poetry, and copies of letters sent. Includes photos, postcards, clippings, theater programs, letters (some copies). Schooldays in Berkeley, Stockton, Towle (Placer Co.), and Fruitvale; family matters; appointments of father James A. Barr, as manager, Bureau of Conventions and Societies, and a chief , Dept. of Education, PPIE; and family outings to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.
Items include: copies of letters written by Doris to her father, and letters, mostly from her grandmother, Hattie Mae Mann, and her father.
Items removed: letter and postcard from Lt. Philip Child, July-Aug. 1916.
Volume 5

Life Book 1913-1916

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, clippings, programs, memorabilia, and letters. Social activities; school days in Berkeley (the Randolph School, University High School, McKinley Intermediate and Berkeley High); concerts; trips to Stockton, San Francisco, Yosemite, and Big Trees; plans for PPIE, the U.C.-Stanford Big Game, Nov. 14, 1914, train journey from San Francisco to ST. Paul and Chicago via the Canadian Rockies (June 26-July 18, 1914); Mann family genealogy; and impact of World War I.
Items include: letters to her parents, photos at Nippon Mura (Los Gatos), 1914, letters of James A. Barr, Ernest Seton-Romper, James A. Barr, Jr., and Ina D. Coolbrith.
Items removed: letters of Stephen H. Mann, genealogical note on Barr-Mann family, map of Canadian Rockies, stamps commemorating the University of California, Berkeley.
Volume 6

Life Book 1915

Scope and Content Note

Material primarily re the PPIE: clippings, excerpts of official publications, invitations, programs, photos, extensive journal entries (particularly while residing on the exposition grounds, circa May 29 to Aug. 1915), letters to James A. Barr and Doris. Work of James A. Barr in exposition planning and participation in PPIE activities. A near daily record of exposition sight and exhibits visited by Doris.
Items include: letters of Charles C. Moore and Louis Christian Mullgardt to James A. Barr, and not of Bernard Maybeck to Doris Barr.
Items removed: clippings, postcard, etc.
Volume 7

Life Book "Exposition Number" 1915-1917

Scope and Content Note

Material partly regarding PPIE: clippings from newspapers and official PPIE publications, postcard, maps, photos, and memorabilia; letters and notes of James A. Barr. Also letters (many to James A. Barr), photos, concert programs, etc. Residence in Stockton, 1916-1917, attendance at Stockton High, civic and social activities in Stockton, family matters, automobile touring (to Santa Cruz, Sierras, and Witter Springs), concerts.
Items include: letters from Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Hiram W. Johnson, James Rolph, P.P. Cloxten, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Charles C. Moore, James A. Barr, and Woodrow Wilson. Statement of James A. Barr, July 19, 1916, regarding PPIE work.
Items removed: letter of William Howard Taft, and PPIE official program.
Volume 8

Life Book 1917-1919

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, programs, letters, clippings, and memorabilia. Residence in Stockton, attendance at Stockton High School, Red Cross work, social activities, camping at Emerald Bay (Lake Tahoe), motor trip to Nevada, and 1919 influenza epidemic.
Items include: letters of George B. Christian, Jr. (secretary to Senator Warren G. Harding) and Henry T. Long (secretary to Governor Calvin Coolidge) to James A. Barr.
Items removed: letters from Private Edward L. Creity, Philip A. Child, and Mervyn G. Dunnagan, theater programs, World War I memorabilia and miscellaneous manuscripts.
Volume 14

Life Book 1919

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, clippings, greeting cards, and letters. High school days and graduation (Stockton High, class of 1919) and social activities in Stockton.
Items include: pages from the Stockton High School yearbook (The 1919 Guard and Tackle Annual).
Items removed: memorabilia, Stockton High School; letters of Edward L. Creity and Mervyn G. Dunnagan; and wedding invitation for James A. Barr and Julia Mann, 1897.
Volume 15

Life Book 1919-1921

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, clippings, photos, cards, tickets, University of California memorabilia, and letters. Freshman and sophomore years at U.C. Berkeley (including work on the Daily Californian); social activities (example: San Francisco Opera and symphony); trips to Yosemite, Marin and Stockton; and voice lessons.
Items include: U.C. exams, registration cards, grade reports and photos of campus.
Items removed: U.C. memorabilia and letters of James A. Barr to Doris.
Volume 16

Life Book 1921-1923

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, concert programs, cards, U.C. memorabilia, letters and clippings. Junior and Senior years at U.C. Berkeley; social activities (San Francisco opera); trips to Donner Lake, Carmel, Big Trees, southern California and Yosemite; and vocal recitals of Doris Barr.
Items include: letters from James A. Barr and James A. Barr Jr., H. Paul Riebl, Thomas Daley, and Carlton C. Case.
Items removed: letters from James A. Bar, James A. Barr Jr., Gale D. Meyers, and Mrs. Caroline W. Nabb; and letters to Julia Barr from Annel Louise David, Gabrielle Woodworth and Marcia A. Charles.
Volume 17

Life Book 1923-1924

Volume 18

Life Book 1925-1930

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, wedding announcements, clippings, concert programs and letters. Return trip from Europe and father's death in 1925; establishment of import business in Stockton, then Berkeley and later in San Francisco; her vocal recitals; move to Berkeley in 1926; and trips to Yosemite and southern California.
Items include: letters of James A. Barr, Jr., Dr. Charles F. Greenwood, P.E. Otey, Jr. (secretary, the Amphion Club), and Julia Barr.
Items removed: letter of E. B. Dimas and miscellaneous items.
Volume 19

Life Book 1927

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, road maps, clippings, and postcards. Sightseeing and business trip by auto through the Pacific Northwest, Canadian Rockies, and return trip via Montana, Idaho, Utah and Nevada, accompanied by her mother and brother. Describes stops en route: Portland, Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver, B.C., and Glacier and Yellowstone Parks.
Items removed: Canadian maps.
Volume 20

Life Book 1930-1934

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, concert programs, clippings, and letters. Trip to Hawaii, Sierra Club trips to Sierras and social activities, including numerous Bay Area concert performances.
Items removed: photos of 1930 Sierra Club trip, and letters of various members of the Barr and Mann families, circa 1868-1901.
Volume 21

Life Book 1932

Scope and Content Note

Includes concert programs, postcards, photos, clippings and letters. Record of a business trip to Europe, accompanied by her mother. Describes theater, concert and opera performances, social activities, and sightseeing in England, Holland, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Return by ship from Germany.
Items removed: letters from Henryka Cohn Suggrian, Metianna Towler, George James, Dr. W. Batchelor Taylor, Phillip Bassett, Charles W. Wright, Grete Serény and Margaret Daggett.
Volume 22

Life Book 1934-1935

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, wedding announcements, clippings, letters, and concert programs. Marriage in 1934, her recital performance, family events.
Items removed: letter of Dan Stanislawski, wedding announcement, concert programs, and miscellaneous items.
Volume 23

Life Book / kept by Julia Barr for her grandchildren, Anna and Michael Stanislawski 1950-1952

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos, greeting cards, postcards, letters, programs, clippings, and report cards. Childhood of Anna and Michael Stanislawski in Austin, Texas; trips of Stanislawski family to Berkeley, Mexico, Lake Tahoe, and New Mexico; work of Doris Stanislawski with the American Friends Service Committee in Austin.
Items include: letters of Anna and Michael Stanislawski to Julia Barr, diary of Michael Stanislawski (1949), and letters of Doris to Julia Barr.
Items removed: letters of Anna, Michael and Doris to Julia Barr, letters of Michael to his parents, and autobiographical note of Doris Stanislawski.
Volume 24

Life Book / kept by Julia Barr for her grandchildren 1952-1954

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters, clippings, programs and postcards. Stanislawski family trip to Europe and year's stay in Lisbon, with travels to Spain; schoolwork and social activities of Anna and Michael; work of Dr. Dan Stanislawski, professor of geography, University of Texas, while on Guggenheim fellowship; and return to Texas.
Items include: letters of Anna and Michael and Doris to Julia Barr; letters of Dan Stanislawski to Doris, Anna and Julia Barr; and letter-diary of Anna Stanislawski (1952-1953), with her notes on family trip from Paris to Lisbon.
Items removed: letters of Doris, Anna, Michael and Dan Stanislawski, most of them to Julia Barr.
Box 1, Folder 1

The Life Adventures of Doris / by Doris Stanislawski circa 1977

Box 1, Folder 2

Autobiographical notes undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Marriage certificate of James A. and Julia Mann Barr 1897

Box 1, Folder 4

Genealogy of Barr and Mann families undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Items removed from v. 1 1901-1902

Box 1, Folder 6

Items removed from v. 2 1902-1905

Box 1, Folder 7

Items removed from v. 4 1907-1913

Box 1, Folder 8

Items removed from v. 5 1913-1916

Box 1, Folder 9

Items removed from v. 6 1915

Box 1, Folder 10

Items removed from v. 7 1915-1917

Box 1, Folder 11

Items removed from v. 8 1917-1919

Box 1, Folder 12

Items removed from v. 14 1919

Box 1, Folder 13

Items removed from v. 15 1919-1921

Box 1, Folder 14

Items removed from v. 16 1921-1923

Box 1, Folder 15-16

Items removed from v. 17 1925-1930

Box 1, Folder 17

Items removed from v. 18 1927

Box 1, Folder 18

Items removed from v. 19 1930-1934

Box 1, Folder 19

Items removed from v. 20 1932

Box 1, Folder 20

Items removed from v. 21 1934-1935

Box 1, Folder 21

Items removed from v. 22 1950-1952

Box 1, Folder 22

Items removed from v. 23 1952-1954

Box 2, Folder 1-6

European trip correspondence 1924-1925