Guide to the Marshall Dill, Sr. Papers, 1920-1961

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Guide to the Marshall Dill, Sr. Papers, 1920-1961

Collection number: MS 3357

California Historical Society



North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, California

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  • California Historical Society
  • North Baker Research Library
  • 678 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  • Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 220
  • Fax: (415) 357-1850
  • Email: reference@calhist.org
  • URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
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© 2000 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marshall Dill, Sr. Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1961
Collection number: MS 3357
Creator: Dill, Marshall, Sr.
Extent: 4 boxes and 13 scrapbooks
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) Identification Number:
NUCMC 82-369
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Donor

Gift of Marshall Dill, Jr., 1977.

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment only.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marshall Dill, Sr. Papers. MS 3357, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence and speeches relating to the positions Dill held with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco Housing Authority, San Francisco Grand Jury (Foreman), San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and the Alien Enemy Hearing Board of the Northern District of California. The collection reflects Dill's involvement in the civic affairs of the city in the 1920s through the 1940s. The bulk of the collection centers on his position and a ctivities with the Golden Gate International Exposition, of which Dill was appointed president in 1940. Business correspondence from his firm Dill-Crosett, Inc., an import-export company is also included.

Added Entries

  • Atherton, Edwin N. (folders 5, 6)
  • Brady, Mathew (folder 6)
  • Chevalier, Maurice (folders 39, 42)
  • Conlon, James (folder 6)
  • Cowles, Paul (folder 39)
  • Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951 (folder 39)
  • Lapham, Roger Dearborn, 1918-1966 (folder 12)
  • Lewis, John (folder 5, 6)
  • Ostrow, Al (folder 15)
  • Quinn, William (folder 6)
  • Rossi, Angelo J., 1878-1948 (folders 5, 6, 12)
  • Bohemian Club, San Francisco (folders 24, 39, 40)
  • Dill-Crossett, Inc., San Francisco (folder 2)
  • California. Alien Enemy Hearing Board (folder 11)
  • Police corruption--San Francisco (folder 5, 6)
  • San Francisco. Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939 (folders 25-33, 44, 46)
  • San Francisco. Grand Jury (folders 5-10)
  • San Francisco. Housing Authority (folder 13)
  • San Francisco--Politics and Government (folders 5-13, 15, 25-37, 44, 46)
  • San Francisco--Business (folder 1-3, 19-21)
  • San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce (folders 19-22)
  • San Francisco. Public Utilities Commission (folder 15, 36, 37)
  • San Francisco. Municipal Railway (folder 15)
  • 1920-1961

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1.

Personal Correspondence, 1920's

Folder 2.

History and Organization of Dill-Crosett, Inc. 1920.

Folder 3.

Business Correspondence, 1922.

Folder 4.

Articles and Speeches by Dill, 1920 's.

Folder 5.

Correspondence by Mayor Rossi to Dill, 1937 Grand Jury Foreman, Atherton Report.

Folder 6.

Atherton Report of 1935 and Grand Jury Investigation, 1935-1937.

Folder 7.

Grand Jury Investigation of Bail Bond Insurance, 1937.

Folder 8.

Misc. Correspondence, Grand Jury, 1937.

Folder 9.

Misc. Correspondence, Grand Jury, 1938.

Folder 10.

Drafts of Final Report, Grand Jury, 1938.

Folder 11.

Alien Enemy Hearing Board, Dec., 1941-Feb. 1942, Minutes and Notes.

Folder 12.

Lapham's Campaign Correspondence, Autumn, 1943.

Folder 13.

Housing Authority, Official Correspondence, Jan. to June, 1940, Dill, member.

Folder 14.

Award from Danmark, Mar. 9, 1946.

Folder 15.

An Analysis of the Municipal Railway by Al Ostrow. June 6-25, 1947. Dill, P.U.C. Commissioner.

Folder 16.

Speeches for Paintand Varnish Conventions, 1920's.

Folder 17.

Speech for Foreign Student Banquet, May 4, 1927.

Folder 18.

Speeches for varous groups, undated. (most likely 1920's)

Box 2, Folder 19.

Speeches by Dill as President, S. F. Chamber of Commerce, 1939.

Folder 20.

Chamber of Commerce, Misc. Correspondence, 1940

Folder 21.

Speeches as President, Chamber of Commerce, 1939-1940.

Folder 22.

Speeches welcoming Kings of Norway and Danmark, 1939.

Folder 23.

Misc. Speeches, 1943.

Folder 24.

Bohemian Club Speeches and Christmas Messages, 1930's.

Folder 25.

Golden Gate Exposition, Congratulatory Letters to Dill as President, I, with replies, Jan., 1939.

Folder 26.

Golden Gate Exposition, Congratulatory Letters to Dill as President, II, with replies, Jan., 1940.

Folder 27.

Golden Gate Exposition, Business Correspondence, May to Sept., 1940.

Folder 28.

Speeches, Golden Gate Exposition, President, Jan. to June, 1940.

Folder 29.

Opening Day Telegrams to Dill, Golden Gate Exposition.

Folder 30.

Speeches, Golden Gate Exposition, President, June to Sept., 1940.

Folder 31.

Golden Gate Exposition, Closing Day Ceremonies, Sept., 1940.

Folder 32.

Golden Gate Exposition, Misc., 1940.

Box 3, Folder 33.

Golden Gate Exposition, Congratulatory Letters to Dill, Sept. to Dec., 1940.

Folder 34.

Housing Authority, Correspondence, 1941-1943.

Folder 35.

Housing Authority, Speeches by Dill, 1943.

Folder 36.

PUC Congatulatory Letters to Dill, 1943.

Folder 37.

PUC Report by Dill, 1944.

Folder 38.

Family Misc. 1940-1960.

Folder 39.

Bohemian Club Dinners, 1928-1930's.

Folder 40.

Newspaper, A. P. Tissue, 1929.

Folder 41.

Misc. Business Articles, 1920's

Folder 42.

Misc. Newspaper Articles, S. F. Chronicle, 1929.

Folder 43.

Misc. Newspaper Articles, S. F. Chronicle, Atherton Report, 1939.

Folder 44.

Misc. Newspaper Articles, 1940 Exposition.

Folder 45.

Misc. Newspaper Articles, Family.

Folder 46.

Pamphlets and Memorabilia, Golen Gate Exposition.

Box 4, Volume Vol. 1

Scrapbook with Letters to Dill on his pamphlet, Soul of Business 1924-1927

 

Photographs, newspaper clippings, cards, letters

Box 4, Volume Vol. 2

1901-1914

Volume Vol. 3

1914-1921

Volume Vol. 4

1922-1923

Volume Vol. 5

1924-1928

Volume Vol. 6

1925-1932

Volume Vol. 7

1932-1937

Volume Vol. 8

1934-1936, mostly Bohemian Club

Volume Vol. 9

1937-1939

Volume Vol. 10

1939-1943

Volume Vol. 11

1943-1945

Volume Vol. 12

1945-1953

Volume Vol. 13

1940-1956