Inventory of the Joseph H. Quire Papers Relating to Peter J. Shields

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
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Creator: Quire, Joseph H.
Title: Joseph H. Quire Papers Relating to Peter J. Shields
Date (inclusive): 1927-1955
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Abstract: Joseph H. Quire, was a personal friend of Peter J. Shields, the Sacramento Superior Court Judge who wrote the legislation that led to the establishment of the University Farm (now the University of California, Davis). The collection contains correspondence, articles and ephemera related to Shields.
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: D-445
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Joseph H. Quire was a personal friend of Peter J. Shields. Shields (1862-1962) presided as a Superior Court Judge in Sacramento County from 1900 to 1949. In 1905, Shields wrote the legislation that led to the establishment of the University Farm. He maintained his association with the campus until his death in 1962.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, articles and ephemera related to Peter J. Shields, the Sacramento Superior Court Judge who wrote the legislation that led to the establishment of the University Farm (now the University of California, Davis).

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Works about Shields or the University of California, and 3. Ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Quire, Joseph H.--Archives
Shields, Peter J., 1862-1962
University of California (1868-1952). College of Agriculture--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frances Claire Quire Ashley in 2005.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph H. Quire Papers Relating to Peter J. Shields, D-445, 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 1927-1954

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. All are either to or from Quire.
Box 1:1

Bean, Walton 1954 July 2

Box 1:2

Downey, Stephen W. 1954 January

Box 1:3

Griswold, Erwin N. 1951 August 28

Box 1:4

[Quire, Frances Claire] and Guy 1954 April 16

Box 1:5

Shields, Peter J. 1927-1928

Box 1:6

Shields, Peter J. 1930-1931

Box 1:7

Shields, Peter J. 1936-1945

Box 1:8

Shields, Peter J. 1946-1954

 

Series 2. Works about Shields or the University of California 1944-1954

Scope and Content Note

Includes several pieces by Quire and Shields. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 1:9

"In Memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt" by Pepper, Stephen C. 1951 April 12

Box 1:10

Article regarding UC Loyalty Oath controversy by Prosser, William L. 1950

Box 1:11

"Biography of Judge Peter J. Shields" by Quire, Joseph H. 1951-1953

Physical Description: 3 drafts
Box 1:12

"Gaudemus Igitur" by Quire? 1944 April 4

Box 1:13

"Judge Shields Characterization" by Quire? undated

Box 1:14-16

Article regarding UC Loyalty Oath controversy by Shields, Peter J. circa 1950

Physical Description: 3 drafts
Box 1:17

"Retired Jurist, Now 89, says He Still is Busy Growing Up," and reaction to Shields' article in Sacramento Bee by Shields, Peter J. 1951 April

Box 1:18-22

The Birth of an Institution: The Agricultural College at Davis by Shields, Peter J. circa 1954

Physical Description: 5 drafts
Box 1:23

The Birth of an Institution: The Agricultural College at Davis by Shields, Peter J. 1954

 

Series 3. Ephemera 1940-1955

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in chronological order.
Box 1:24

Testimonial Dinner to Honorable Judge Peter J. Shields, program and menu 1940 May 9

Box 1:25

The University of California to Peter J. Shields, certificate text 1946 March 26

Box 1:26

Clippings regarding Peter J. Shields 1946-1955