Register of the Fahey-Sloan Family Collection, 1880-1960

Processed 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
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Fahey-Sloan Family Collection, 1880-1960

Collection number: Mss258

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:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
November 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fahey-Sloan Family Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1880-1960
Collection number: Mss258
Creator: Robert & Al Fahey
Extent: 4 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], Fahey-Sloan Family Collection, Mss258, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Fahey, Dennis (1831-1914)
Fahey, William (1871-1957)
Fahey, John (1866-1950)
Fahey, Lilly Sloan
Sloan, William Albert
Sloan, Elizabeth Haskell (b. 1870)
Wheeler, Benjamin Ide (1854-1927)
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson (1842-1919)
Rowell, Joseph Cummings
Fahey family
Sloan family

corporate name

Yosemite Logging Company (Calif.)
Westside Logging Company (Calif.)
Pratt Institute -History
University of California, Berkeley -History

subject

Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco)
Columbian International Exposition (1893: Chicago)
Women librarians
Lumber camps -California -Tuolumne County
Libraries -California -History
Oakdale (Calif.) -Social life and customs
Women photographers -California
Berkeley (Calif.) -Description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -Description and travel
Tuolumne County (Calif.) -Description and travel

Biography

Elizabeth Haskell Sloan (b. 1870) came to California (c1895) after working as a stenographer for the Chicago Exposition, the Armour Institute and other businesses in the Chicago area during the mid-1890s. Although she had come initially to help her invalid sister, Clara, with the latter's three daughters, the sister soon died and Elizabeth Haskell helped place the daughters in foster homes. She then worked as University President Benjamin Ide Wheeler's secretary while attending the University of California (1900-1904). Sloan subsequently graduated from the Pratt Institute Library School (1906) and returned as a librarian to the University of California (1907-1914). She married her dead sister's husband, William Haskell Sloan, and moved with him to the Yosemite region where he was Superintendent of the Yosemite Logging Company (1914-1917). When Sloan became ill due to over work, they moved to Irvington, Alameda County, where they became prune farmers. After Sloan's death Elizabeth worked for the Pacific Rural Press and as associate editor for a local newspaper. One of William Sloan's daughters, Lilly, married a member of the Fahey Family (c1913).
Irish immigrant, Dennis Fahey (1831-1914) was a pioneer stockman in Tuolumne County (1853). Three of his six children: John, William and Joseph established the Westside Market which supplied lumber camps and developed a strong retail trade in the Stanislaus and Tuolumne County region. The Faheys jointly owned 5,000 acres and more than 1,000 head of cattle. The brothers split their holdings in 1921. John Fahey's son, William, married Lily Sloan. Their oldest son, Robert (1914-1994), was a long time resident of Oakdale, a Stanislaus County Supervisor, developer and cattle rancher. He was an active member of a local social organization that called itself the "Bronco Boys."

Scope and Content

The Fahey-Sloan Collection includes family history materials and photographs. Several photo albums created by Elizabeth Haskell Sloan document the activities of the Yosemite Logging Company (1914-1917). Other albums created by Robert Fahey depict the activities of the Oakdale "Bronco Boys" club (1930s-1950s), his World War II career and his research on the logging industry in the southern Sierra. There is also an album of the Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915).

Container List

 

BOX 1: FAHEY-SLOAN BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

 

1.1-Elizabeth Haskell Sloan biography

 

1.2-Family history

 

1.3-Elizabeth Haskell Sloan reminiscence & memorabilia

 

1.4-Sloan Ranch, Irvington photos

 

1.5-Fahey Family photos

 

1.6-Fahey Family/Oakdale High School memorabilia

 

1.7-Portrait photos [unident.]

 

1.8-Do. #2

 

1.9-Oakdale history

 

1.10-Oakdale photos

 

1.11-Misc. biographies

 

1.12-Washington trip, 1909

 

1.13-"Oakdale" from published history of Stanislaus County

 

BOX 2: ELIZABETH SLOAN PHOTOBOOKS; YOSEMITE LOGGING CO. PHOTOS

 

2.1-EHS photobook #1

 

2.2-Do. #2

 

2.3-Do. #3

 

2.4-Do. #4

 

2.5-Do. #5

 

2.6-Yosemite Logging Company photos

 

BOX 3: BOB FAHEY LOGGING INDUSTRY PHOTO ALBUMS

 

3.1-Bob Fahey Photo Album #11: pp. 1-15

 

3.2-Bob Fahey Photo Album #11: pp. 16-30

 

3.3-Bob Fahey Photo Album #11: pp. 31-51

 

3.4-Bob Fahey Photo Album #11 photocopy

 

3.5-Bob Fahey Photo Album #7: pp. 1-15

 

3.6-Bob Fahey Photo Album #7: pp.16-30

 

3.7-Bob Fahey Photo Album #7: pp. 31-40

 

3.8-Bob Fahey Photo Album #7: pp. 41-50

 

3.9-Bob Fahey Photo Album #7: pp. 51-65

 

3.10-Bob Fahey Photo Album #7: pp. 66-78

 

3.11-Bob Fahey Photo Album #7 photocopy

 

BOX 4: FAMILY FILMS; BOB FAHEY WWII SCRAPBOOK; "BRONCO BOYS" PHOTOS

 

4.1-FILM: "New Mexico trip, Aug 1952" [1 of 2]

 

4.2-FILM: "New Mexico trip, Aug 1952" [2 of 2]

 

4.3-FILM: "75826; 1 of 10"

 

4.4-FILM: "75826; 2 of 10"

 

4.5-FILM: "75826 - Three"

 

4.6-FILM: "One - 501172"

 

4.7-FILM: "Two - 501172"

 

4.8-FILM: one loose white reel

 

4.9-Bob Fahey WW II Scrapbook ["Album #8"]

 

4.10-"Bronco Boys" Photo Album #10

 

4.11-Do. photocopy

 

BOX 5: "BRONCO BOYS" PHOTOS, 1930s

 

5.1-"Bronco Boys" Photo Album #9, pp. 1-37

 

5.2-"Bronco Boys" Photo Album #9, pp. 38-60

 

5.3-"Bronco Boys" Photo Album #9, pp. 61-80

 

5.4-"Bronco Boys" Photo Album #9, pp. 81-101

 

5.5-"Bronco Boys" Photo Album #9, photocopy

 

BOX 6: PHOTO NEGATIVES [contains 53 env. of negs. + box negs.]

 

BOX 7: PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION ALBUM; MISC. PHOTOS

 

7.1-Panama Pacific Exposition Album

 

7.2-Misc. loose photos