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Guide to the Owen C. Coy Collection, 1860-1940
1295-1314  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Biography
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Owen C. Coy Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1940
    Box Number: 1295-1314
    Creator: Coy, Owen Cochran, 1884-1952
    Extent: 20 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Unrestricted.

    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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], Owen C. Coy Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    California Historical Survey Commission
    California State Historical Association
    Coy, Owen Cochran, 1884-1952
    Missions--California
    United States. Work Progress Administration

    Contents

    Clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, manuscripts, plats, building plans, notes and directory information.

    Biography

    Owen C. Coy was born in Farragut, Iowa on April 16, 1884, the son of Louise May Cochran and Charles Fremont Coy. He was educated at College of the Pacific, earning a Ph.B. degree in 1907; at Stanford, an M.A. degree in History; and at University of California at Berkeley, a Ph.D. degree in 1918.
    He taught history at Eureka High School, 1909-13, was secretary and director of the California Historical Survey Commission, from 1915 to 1923, director of the California State Historical Association, from 1923 to about1950, and state technical director of the Historical Records Survey, W.P.A., in 1936. He was professor of history at the University of Southern California, from 1925 until 1950.
    Dr. Coy published several books, including The County Archives of California and The Genesis of California Counties. He was editor of the California History Nugget, the periodical publication of the California State Historical Society.
    The California Historical Commission, a state agency, was charged with making a study of the California mission, particularly in reference to building and architecture. In his capacity as Commission director and as director of the California State Historical Association, Dr. Coy collected most of the materials in this collection.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    Maps

    • Title: California. Los Angeles County.
      Date: 1860.
      [Map of] Mision San Fernando Rey de Espana. (MAP c912 L87 1860)
    • Title: California. San Diego County.
      Date: 1860.
      Plat of three tracts of land of the ex-mission San Diego finally confirmed to J. S. Alemany, Bishop ...
      Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S1945 1860)
    • Title: California. San Diego County.
      Date: 1876.
      Plat of the rancho mission San Diego finally confirmed to Santiago Arguello.
      Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S1945 1876)
    • Title: California. Santa Cruz County.
      Date: 1854.
      [Map of Santa Cruz (city)] ... By E. Anthony.
      Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S2313 1854)
    • Title: California. Santa Cruz County.
      Date: 1858.
      Plat of the mission lands of Santa Cruz finally confirmed to Joseph S. Alemany, Bishop ...
      Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S2313 1858)