Guide to the Corum Family Collection, 1844-1986

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Sacramento, California 94237-0001
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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Corum Family Collection, 1844-1986



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Corum Family Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1844-1986
Box Number: 2034-2037
Collector: Corum, Edward A.
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

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Please credit California State Library.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Corum Family Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Corum family.
Genealogy--Societies, etc.
Corum Family Association.

Contents

Photographs, scrapbooks, genealogical charts, biographical notes, Corum Family Association organizational materials and reports, Boy Scout book binding project, deeds, will, divorce papers.

History

In 1967 Ed, Richard and Raymond Corum of Sacramento, CA thought it might be interesting to see if they could find out if they were related. They decided to go through the phone books for California, Oregon and Washington and make a list of all the Corums. Postcards were sent to all of the Corums listed in the phone books asking if they would be interested in getting together to meet other possible relatives. The response was so favorable that it was decided to have a meeting in Sacramento in October, 1967. Everyone was asked to bring any and all information they had on their branch of the family, including memorabilia and pictures. A large amount of information was obtained and it was decided to make charts showing the different families. Larry Anderson, a charter member, went to Salt Lake City where he spent two weeks researching files and obtaining information from the Mormon Genealogical Library. Charles Corum, another charter member, undertook the formidable task of sorting out the information and making the first set of charts in 1968. The charts consisted of eleven pages and the only charts that had continuity were the charts of John Corum and Mary Cobb. The reason for this is that the majority of the Corums on the West Coast are descendants of John and Mary. The charts have been redone and updated several times. By 1970 they numbered thirty-six. In 1981 and 1982, the charts were done again by Charles and Warren Corum. At the present time there are one hundred and nineteen pages of charts and one set of charts includes ten generations. The Association has hired part-time genealogists at various times, but by and large the information has come from members who have spent their own time and money to research information that they have shared with the Association.

Material Transferred from the Collection

14 Portraits:

  • Corum, Charles Alexander
  • Corum, Clarence
  • Corum, Edward
  • Corum, Grace McCoy
  • Corum, William Thomas
  • Lambrecht, Everett Clark
  • Lambrecht, Everett Clark, Jr.
  • Lambrecht, Nellie E. McCoy

Container List

Box Box 2034

Corum Family Association materials

 

Genealogies

Box Box 2035

Legal materials

 

Boy Scout book

 

Napanee, 1926

 

Advertisements

 

Copies of journal articles

 

Photographs

Box Box 2036

Scrapbooks:

 

"Maternal ancestors of Edward Alvin Corum"

 

"Paternal Relatives"

Box Box 2037

Scrapbooks:

 

Edward Corum

 

Boy Scouts