Register of the Stockton (Calif.) Public Documents, 1947-

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 Stockton (Calif.) Public Documents, 1947-

Collection number: Mss251

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:
1995
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stockton (Calif.) Public Documents,
Date (inclusive): 1947-
Collection number: Mss251
Creator: Holt-Atherton staff
Extent: 3.5 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], Stockton (Calif.) Public Documents, Mss251, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

Stockton was founded in 1847 by Captain Charles M. Weber. The city was named after Robert F. Stockton, an American military officer important at the beginning of the American period in California whom Weber admired. During the Gold Rush, Stockton became an important starting point and supplier to the southern mines. Later the city was home to numerous agricultural implement manufacturers, most notably the Caterpillar Tractor Co. (1890-1925). Today, Stockton serves as an inland port connected to San Francisco by a 75-mile-long channel. Its major industry is food processing. Stockton is home to the University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta Junior College.

Scope and Content

The Stockton, California Public Documents collection consists of printed matter relating to various aspects of twentieth century Stockton commerce, demographics, education, finances, housing, planning, transportation, and various other topics (1952-). Ms251 was created by Holt Atherton staff as a convenient location for city government publications. Periodic additions to the collection are anticipated.