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Register of the Bolt Family Papers, c1880-1973
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bolt Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): c1880-1973
    Collection number: Mss159
    Creator: Robert B. Bolt
    Extent: 44.75 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bolt Family Papers, Mss159, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Bolt, Richard Arthur (1880-1959)

    personal name

    Bolt, Beatrice French (1881-1974)

    personal name

    Bolt family

    corporate name

    Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)

    corporate name

    University of California, Berkeley

    corporate name

    Tsing Hua College (Beijing, China)

    corporate name

    Cleveland (Ohio). Department of Public Health

    corporate name

    Johns Hopkins University

    subject

    Public health education -Ohio -Cleveland

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    Public health education -California -Berkeley

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    Public health -Germany

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    Public health -China

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    Community health services -Ohio -Cleveland

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    Public health -United States

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    Public health administration

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    Public health -Evaluation

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    Public health advisory groups

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    Public health personnel -Ohio -Cleveland

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    Earthquakes -California -Photographs

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    China -Description and travel

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    Germany -Description and travel

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    Cleveland (Ohio) -Social life and customs

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    Berkeley (Calif.) -Social life and customs

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    China -Pictorial works

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    California -Pictorial works

    Biography

    The scion of this distinguished family, Dr. Richard Arthur Bolt (1880-1959), was an authority on child health care. Bolt was Medical Director of the U.S. Indemnity (Tsing Hua) College, Beijing (1911-1916); Chief of the Bureau of Child Hygiene, Cleveland (Ohio) Department of Public Health (1917-1918); Instructor, Case Western Reserve University (1916-1920); Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University (1920-1925); Consultant to the U.S. Children's Bureau (1924-1937); Assistant Professor, University of California (1925-1929); Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University (1929-1945); and, Lecturer in Maternal and Child Health, University of California (1945-1948). Bolt studied child health in Germany (1933) and was a member of the White House Conference on Children (1939). He was author of numerous monographs on public health topics. On domestic and overseas trips Dr. Bolt took many photographs that he later used to illustrate public and academic lectures.
    Bolt's wife, Beatrice French Bolt (1881-1974), a graduate of Stanford University (1905), was a socialite with many friends in the fields of medicine and literature. A gracious hostess, whose home became a gathering place for people of prominence, Mrs. Bolt was also a meticulous diarist and record keeper. She accompanied her husband to China, Germany and elsewhere.The Bolts had four children: Elizabeth, Robert, Marion Jane and Richard Henry.

    Scope and Content

    The Bolt Family Papers are arranged in seven series. Series I consists of biographical materials, including sixteen boxes of family diaries (1893-1973); Series II contains family and business correspondence (1887-1957); Series III consists of eleven Bolt family scrapbooks(1913-1952); Series IV consists of the writings of Richard Arthur Bolt (1900-1960), while Series V contains Bolt Family memorabilia; Series VI contains various public health writings not by Dr. Bolt; and Series VII contains the family's substantial photograph collections, which include 17 boxes of images of China, Japan and Korea (1911-1916), Germany, Austria and Hungary (1933), as well as California (1899-1904) and elsewhere.