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Finding Aid to the Benicia School Board records, 1858-1914
BANC MSS C-A 147 Part I  
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Description
Board of Trustees minutes (1869-1890); Board of Trustees correspondence, including letters sent to the Board by applicants for teaching jobs (1871-1914); school registers with lists of pupils (1861-1877 and 1893-1902), school board election materials, reports of the school board to the Superintendent of Schools for Solano County (1861-1901); principals' reports, instructors' reports, librarians' reports, school census records, financial records, and documents relating to the construction and maintenance of school buildings.
Background
Benicia, founded in 1847, is a city on the north bank of the Carquinez Strait, just east of Vallejo and across the straight from Martinez. In 1853 and 1854, Benicia served as California's third state capital and was the county seat of Solano County until 1858.
Extent
2 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder 3.4 linear feet
Availability
Collection is open for research.