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Finding Aid to the California Biography Collection
BIO COLL  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Related Ephemera Collections
  • Additions to the Collection
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Ephemera Collections
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: California biography collection
    Date (inclusive): 1827-2001
    Collection Identifier: BIO COLL
    Extent: 80.0 boxes (40.0 Linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Consists of ephemeral items relating to people widely known and relatively unknown in California. The individuals and families represented include: pioneers and settlers; professionals, including teachers, doctors, scientists, lawyers and judges; bankers and merchants; political and cultural figures, including labor leaders, performers and artists; farmers and ranchers; religious leaders; craftspeople; volunteers; and employees of city agencies and non-profit organizations. Contains mostly newspaper obituaries, but also includes: handwritten biographical documents, invitations, wedding announcements, family reunion newsletters, genealogy forms, family trees, memorials, political speeches, campaign material, correspondence, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

    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 Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society 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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Related Ephemera Collections

    San Francisco Ephemera Collection
    California Ephemera Collection
    California Business Ephemera Collection
    Menu Collection
    Theater Ephemera Collection

    Additions to the Collection

    Additions to the collection are ongoing.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], [File name], California Biography Collection, California Historical Society.

    Related Ephemera Collections

    General Information File Collection
    County File Collection

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged alphabetically.

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of ephemeral items relating to people widely known and relatively unknown in California. The individuals and families represented include: pioneers and settlers; professionals, including teachers, doctors, scientists, lawyers and judges; bankers and merchants; political and cultural figures, including labor leaders, performers and artists; farmers and ranchers; religious leaders; craftspeople; volunteers; and employees of city agencies and non-profit organizations.
    Contains mostly newspaper obituaries, but also includes: handwritten biographical documents, invitations, wedding announcements, family reunion newsletters, genealogy forms, family trees, memorials, political speeches, campaign material, correspondence, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
    Individual ephemera files can contain a single item or more extensive amounts of material, ranging from photocopies to handwritten documents.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    California Ephemera Project.
    Announcements.
    Clippings.
    Correspondence.
    Ephemera.
    Invitations.
    Newsletters.
    Obituaries.