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Biographical File Collection
BIO FILES  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Collections
  • Additions to the Collection
  • Processing Information
  • Aquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: Biographical file collection
    Date (inclusive): 1602, 1774-2010
    Date (bulk): 1850-2010
    Collection Identifier: BIO FILES
    Extent: 34.6 Linear feet
    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: Consists of a variety of ephemera relating to people widely known and relatively unknown in San Francisco, the greater Bay Area, and California. Bulk of ephemera relates to forty-niners, gold rush-era miners, and members of The Society of California Pioneers. The collection also includes materials pertaining to: members of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance; prominent nineteenth- and early twentieth-century San Franciscans such as political and civic leaders, and early explorers; police and fire chiefs; attorneys and judges; artists, writers, and actors; musicians, conductors, and composers; businessmen, merchants, and other ordinary citizens. Also contains family trees, family histories, and other genealogical documents.

    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], Biographical File Collection, BIO FILES, The Society of California Pioneers.

    Related Collections

    California Counties Ephemera 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 alphabetically.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of a variety of ephemera relating to people widely known and relatively unknown in San Francisco, the greater Bay Area, and California. Bulk of ephemera relates to forty-niners, gold rush-era miners, and members of The Society of California Pioneers. The collection also includes materials pertaining to: members of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance; prominent nineteenth- and early twentieth-century San Franciscans such as political and civic leaders, and early explorers; police and fire chiefs; attorneys and judges; artists, writers, and actors; musicians, conductors, and composers; businessmen, merchants, and other ordinary citizens. Also contains family trees, family histories, and other genealogical documents.
    Range of ephemera includes: newspaper and magazine clippings, biographical sketches; obituaries, birth, and death certificates; correspondence; pamphlets; photocopies of handwritten documents and photographs; transcripts of interviews; and commemorative materials from memorials and historic events.

    Indexing Terms

    California Ephemera Project.
    Clippings.
    Correspondence.
    Ephemera.
    Memorial works.
    Obituaries.