Register of the Drury Papers on 19th c. California Parochial Colleges & Academies, 1865-1968

Processed by Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
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University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Drury Papers on 19th c. California Parochial Colleges & Academies, 1865-1968

Collection number: Mss182

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994;1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Drury Papers on 19th c. California Parochial Colleges & Academies,
Date (inclusive): 1865-1968
Collection number: Mss182
Creator: Clifford Merrill Drury
Extent: 0.3 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], Drury Papers on 19th c. California Parochial Colleges & Academies, Mss182, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

Clifford Merrill Drury (1897-) earned an M.A. (1928) from the San Francisco Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (1932). He was an assistant pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, California (1921-1923) and at the American Community Church, Shanghai, China (1923-1927). He was subsequently a pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, Moscow, Idaho (1928-1938). He then began a teaching career, serving as professor of Church History at the San Francisco Theological Seminary (1938-1964). Author of over 24 books and numerous articles, Drury is well-known for: First White Woman Over the Rockies (1963-1966); Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon (1973); Nine Years With the Spokane Indians (1976); Diary of Elkanah Walker (1976); and, Chief Lawyer of the Nez Perce Indians (1978).

Scope and Content

The collection includes notes on early California academic institutions and clippings, pamphlets, papers on Mills College, Mount Tamalpais Military Academy, and the College of California. These were used to prepare an article "Church Sponsored Schools in Early California" in the Pacific Historian, vol. 20, no. 2 Summer 1976, pp. 158-166. The notes and class paper of Bob Richards, a student in Drury's class, History of Christianity on the Pacific Slope, are also included in the collection. Richards class paper is titled, "A Report of California Schools, Academies, Seminaries, Institutes, Colleges and Universities, as Recorded in the Occident Between the Years 1868-1873, March 1958." The collection also includes some original flyers and announcements from California schools and correspondence (1959-1976), primarily between Dr. Clifford Drury and Dr. R. Coke Wood, regarding publishing articles by Drury in the Pacific Historian, or the Stockton Corral of Westerners Far-Westerner, or Valley Trails. The correspondence also mentions a published debate between Don Chase and Drury prompted by Drury's article on Jedediah Smith. (See Pacific Historian article " Another Myth Answered" vol. 17, no. 1, Spring 1973, pp. 43-48, passim, pp. 49-51.)

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: DRURY PAPERS ON 19TH C. CHURCH SUPPORTED SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA

 

1.1: NOTES, 1851-1868 [Most references are from The Pacific and were gleaned from advertising and articles. Cards bearing a number in the upper right hand corner are from references from Educational Activities of the Protestant Churches in California, 1849-1860 by Hero Eugene Rensch, (M. A. Thesis, Stanford U., 1929). Drury also used the Third Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of California (1868-1869). Information includes brief notes on institutions indicating dates founded, names of founders, administrators, and teachers, and other historical notes on approximately 171 cards]

 

1.2: OCCIDENT NOTES FILE

 

-"A Report of California Schools, Academies, Seminaries, Institutes, Colleges and Universities as Recorded in the Occident Between the Years 1868-1873" for History of Christianity on the Pacific Slope (March 1958) [typescript paper for Dr. Drury's class; 51 unnumbered pp.; pg. [4] lists schools reported in the Occident.]

 

-Bob Richards. Notes on schools recorded in the Occident between 1868-1958 [alphabetized by name of school, included date of article in the Occident, page number, and brief notes on content; 58 unnumbered pp.]

 

-Notes by Dr. Clifford Drury. "From map made by one of my students- California Schools, 1868-1873- Academies, Seminaries, Institutes, Colleges, Universities, reported in the Occident." [2 pg. typescript list of academies under eighteen California cities]

 

-Notes from Occident (Oct. 26, 1887), p. 12 on "The Nevada College"

 

1.3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1959-1976

 

-Drury with Richard Coke Wood, Pacific Center for Western Studies [ca. 45 items; chiefly regarding Drury's publications and submissions to the Pacific Historian, Far Westerner and Valley Trails]

 

-Marian Whitney, history instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College to CD (May 9, 1958) [requests research assistance on Sonoma Cumberland College and Alexander Academy]

 

-CD to Marian Whitney (May 10, 1958)

 

-Sister Marie Vandenbergh of Cenacle Retreat House, Carmichael, Calif. to CD (July 11, 1965) [requests reference and research help for M.A. thesis on parochial schools in Sacramento Valley]

 

-CD to Sister Marie Vandenbergh (July 18, 1965)

 

1.4: MT. TAMALPAIS MILITARY ACADEMY SAN RAPHAEL, CALIF.

 

-"1890 Mount Tamalpais Military Academy" [2 pp.]

 

-Catalog of photographs, n.d. [ca. 1900]

 

-Invitation to closing exercises of the class of 1901

 

-Holograph note "academy closed Spring 1950."

 

1.5: MILLS COLLEGE

 

-"1865 Mills College and Seminary, Alameda County," [2 pp.]

 

-2 portraits of Dr. C.L. Mills

 

-1900 Commencement invitation

 

-1908 invitation to Founder's Day

 

1.6: MATERIALS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS

 

-Chas. E. Hutton, Principal, Alexander Academy, Healdsburg to Rev. T. Fraser and Mr. R. Morgan of Board of Trustees (5-23-1871) [announcing semi-annual examination on May 31, 1871]

 

-note to "Miss Mendenhall" congratulating her on completing studies at Livermore Collegiate Institute written on an announcement of "Commencement Exercises of Livermore Collegiate Institute at Washington Hall, Livermore, Wednesday May 28, 1873"; notes written on a page from catalog of Alexander Academy at Healdsburg (Fall 1877)

 

-Expenses list, E.B. Conklin, Principal, Placerville Academy, Placerville, El Dorado Co.

 

-Santa Rosa Female Seminary, Santa Rosa, announcement of opening (August 11, 1868)

 

1.7: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

 

-Mt. Tamlpais Militery Academy. [2]

 

-"Rip Tides--Beginnings of Mills" [7]

 

-College of California [1]

 

-"Education in California, from Roy W. Cloud, Education in California, Stanford U. Press (1952), pp. 102-103

 

1.8: OTHER PRINTED MATTER

 

-"Education," California Statistical Abstract (1970), pp. 157-159 [Statistical Tables on enrollment, attendance, expenses, state apportionments to public schools]

 

-"U.C.--A Centennial," Telephone News (June 1968)