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Finding Aid to the Noël Sullivan papers, [ca. 1911-1956], [ca. 1911-1956]
BANC MSS C-B 801  
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Description
Correspondence; manuscripts; diaries; clippings; some legal and financial papers; cards, announcements and invitations; concert and theatre programs; address books; snapshots and photographs.

Mainly concerning cultural and social life in San Francisco and Carmel: his role as patron of the arts, particularly music; his interest in abolition of the death penalty; his support of Carmelite monasteries in California; his close relationships with his family and with his friends, many of whom were prominent Negroes.
Background
Noël Sullivan was born in San Francisco on December 25, 1890, the youngest child and only son of Frank J. and Alice Phelan Sullivan, the nephew of Senator James D. Phelan, and the grandson of John Sullivan who came west in 1844 with the "Sullivan-Murphy Party." The family was a wealthy and distinguished one. Young Sullivan attended the Jesuit colleges of St. Ignatius and Santa Clara, but his interests were musical, not academic. He studied voice abroad and for a number of years maintained residence in Paris. During World War I he served as an ambulance driver with the American Field Service in France.
Extent
Number of containers: 135 boxes, 8 cartons 1 Digital Object (1 image)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.