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Register of the Warren H. Atherton Papers, 1891-1976
MSS 165  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Warren H. Atherton papers, 1891-1976
    Dates: 1891-1976
    Collection number: MSS 165
    Creator: Atherton, Warren H., 1891-1976
    Collector: Atherton, Marietta
    Collection Size: 8 feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: The Atherton Papers consist of correspondence pertaining to the GI Bill, the American Legion, Holt Family matters and the Jedediah Smith Society. The Papers also contain clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia relevant to the public and family life of Warren H. Atherton.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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 researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Warren H. Atherton papers, 1891-1976. MSS 165. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Warren H. Atherton (1891-1976) was a Stockton (Calif.) attorney, judge and politician. He is perhaps best known as a former National Commander of the American Legion and "Father of the GI Bill" (1943). During this period, Atherton was consultant to the Secretary of War and envoy to Nelson Rockefeller, Coordinator of International Affairs. Admitted to the California State Bar (1913), he married Anne Holt, daughter of Benjamin Holt, developer of the Caterpillar Tractor. After service in World War I, Atherton became a Stockton city judge and President of the local Chamber of Commerce. He was concurrently involved in agriculture and in various business interests. Atherton served on the California Board of Prison Terms and Paroles (1935-1937) and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate (1957).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Atherton Papers consist of correspondence pertaining to the GI Bill, the American Legion, Holt Family matters and the Jedediah Smith Society. The Papers also contain clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia relevant to the public and family life of Warren H. Atherton.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Atherton, Warren H., - 1891-1976
    American Legion
    Jedediah Smith Society
    Lawyers - California - Stockton
    Veterans
    Travelers' writings, American
    United States - Politics and government