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Guide to the Earle E. Williams papers, 1853-1983 (bulk 1952-1983)
BANC MSS 86/50 c  
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    Collection Title: Earle E. Williams Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1853-1983
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1952-1983)
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 86/50 c
    Creator: Williams, Earle E.
    Extent: Number of containers: 7 cartons Linear feet: 8.75
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, and research, chiefly relating to the history of Tracy and San Joaquin County, Calif. Includes Williams research materials and drafts of his many books, articles, and stories about the Corral Hollow area and its ghost towns, including San Joaquin City, Carnegie, and Tesla, along with historic El Camino Viejo, Rancho El Pescadero, and the people and places of the West Side region of San Joaquin County and the city of Tracy. Unless otherwise noted, all books and articles were written by E. Williams.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Earle E. Williams papers, BANC MSS 86/50 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Title: Rancho El Pescadero, 1979,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 80/58 c

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
    • Original manuscript materials collected by E. Williams have been cataloged separately.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, writings, and research, chiefly relating to the history of Tracy and San Joaquin County, Calif. Includes Williams research materials and drafts of his many books, articles, and stories about the Corral Hollow area and its ghost towns, including San Joaquin City, Carnegie, and Tesla, along with historic El Camino

    Scope and Content

    The Earle E. Williams Papers, 1881-1983, contain correspondence, writings, and research materials, chiefly relating to the history of Tracy and San Joaquin County, Calif. The bulk of the collection dates from 1952 to 1983, and includes Williams' research materials and drafts of his many books, articles, and stories about the Corral Hollow area, and its ghost towns, including San Joaquin City, Carnegie, and Tesla, along with historic El Camino Viejo, Rancho El Pescadero, and the people and places of the West Side region of San Joaquin County and the city of Tracy. Unless otherwise noted, all books and articles included in the collection were written by Earle E. Williams.
    Earle E. Williams was born on January 1, 1898 to George and Frances Belknap Williams of Woodside in San Mateo County, Calif. In 1910, he came to Tracy, where he founded and built the Kerlinger Plant of Pacific Cement and Aggregates, Inc. on the alluvial fan of Corral Hollow Creek. Williams was active in a variety of social and civic organizations, and through his extensive research, became known as " the historian" of southern San Joaquin County. Williams died on July 4, 1983, exactly 73 years to the day after he arrived in Tracy.