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Register of the Zimmerman (Rheta L.) Collection, 1933-1953
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Zimmerman (Rheta L.) Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1953
    Collection number: Mss85
    Creator:
    Extent: 0.5 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], Zimmerman (Rheta L.) Collection, Mss85, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Zimmerman, Rheta L.

    personal name

    Coolbrith, Ina Donna (1841-1928)

    personl name

    Drury, Newton B.

    personal name

    Kent, Thomas F.

    personal name

    Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1883-1945) -Correspondence

    corporate name

    California State Park Commission

    corporate name

    Presidio of San Francisco (Calif.)

    corporate name

    Native Daughters of the Golden West

    corporate name

    Daughters of the American Revolution

    corporate name

    California Club (San Francisco, Calif.)

    corporate name

    Columbia (Calif.) State Historic Park

    corporate name

    Kings Canyon National Park (Calif.)

    subject

    Parks -California -San Francisco

    subject

    Parks -California

    subject

    Cemeteries -California -San Francisco

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    Historic sites -California -San Francisco

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    Historic sites -California -Columbia

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    History -Societies, etc. -Correspondence

    Biography

    During the 1930s and 1940s Mrs. Rheta L. Zimmerman was Historian of the California Club and the Yerba Buena Parlor (SF), Native Daughters of the Golden West. She was also a member of the San Francisco Historic Sites Committee (1938). Her primary interest was in California landmark preservation. She was involved in the creation of the Columbia State Historic Park (1934-1949), as well as in the restoration of the San Francisco Presidio (1938) and in the creation of small historic parks in San Francisco (1940-1946). Mrs. Zimmerman also spoke on San Francisco historic sites before service organizations and on the radio.

    Scope and Content

    The Zimmerman Collection consists of correspondence and clippings relating to the establishment of Columbia (Calif.) State Historic Park (1934-1949); the restoration of the San Francisco Presidio (1938); the establishment of the Ina Coolbrith Park (San Francisco, 1946); the establishment of Laurel Hill Cemetery Park (San Francisco, 1940); and, the establishment of the John Muir-Kings Canyon National Park. It also contains minutes of the San Francisco Historic Sites Committee (1938) and documents relating to various landmarking projects in the San Francisco area (1933-1947).