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L. J. Hohl papers, [ca. 1908-1931]

Reports as consulting mining engineer in California, Oregon, Arizona, British Columbia and Mexico.

 
L. Lebenbaum & Co. price list, circa 1870-1900.

The collection consists of an undated price list for various grocery items, wines, and liquors sold by L. Lebenbaum & Company, Importers, of San Francisco.

 
L. Martin Griffin papers, 1931-2000.

Consist of materials created and compiled by Griffin while he was a volunteer at Audubon Canyon Ranch and in the course of writing "Saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast" (1998). Record types include: minutes, financial records, correspondence, notes, newsletters, maps, photographs, and...

 
La Crescenta Women's Club materials, [1935-1936]

Notes on the formation of its California History and Landmarks Department; text for a pageant, Flags of California; mounted snapshots of club members.

 
La Cuesta Encantada menus, 1935 June 1 and 1936 May 31.

Menus from the Hearst estate at San Simeon.

 
La Fortuna Mines records, circa 1857.

Contains accounts and technical drawings of equipment for mines in California.

 
La Grange Hydraulic Gold Mining Company checks, 1899-1900.

Contains checks drawn on the Nevada National Bank of San Francisco and C.W. Smith.

 
La Grange Mining Company records : Trinity Co., Calif., [1893-1914]

Correspondence, legal papers, reports, etc., for the La Grange Hydraulic Gold Mining Company, incorporated in Colorado by Baron Ernest de la Grange and others. Name changed in later records.

 
La Motte family papers, 1849-1872.

From Robert S. La Motte and his brother Harry to family, describing trip around the Horn; San Francisco in 1849; mining and Indians in the Humboldt Bay area; politics in California; the Vigilance Committee of 1851; Hawaii in 1851; fires...

 
La Perlita mine photographs [graphic]

Includes general views of mine buildings, town, and mountains; rail tracks, ore dumps, structures and men outside the La Perlita shaft, and geological features. The location is presumed to be in Mexico, perhaps in the state of Puebla.

 
La propiedad hacienda "Agua Caliente" compuesta de los sitios Nagarejo, Sn. Nicolas y Sn. Antonio de Padua, [1711-1909] /

Includes title deeds, property transfers, wills, inventories and similar documents.

 
La Santeria Chapina [graphic].

Photographs depict crucifixes, altars and other religious articles and arrangements as found in everyday use in Guatemala. Taken between 1976 and 1981.

 
"La vie moderne" and two letters : ms.S, 1904.

A satiric spoof submitted for publication, an accompanying letter from Lewis and a letter of rejection from Arthur Mee of The London Daily Mail.

 
Labor administration and Social Security : a woman's life : oral history transcript / and related material, 1972-1974.

Interest in suffrage movement, 1910-1911; McNamara brothers trial in Los Angeles; working for private charities in northern California; career in public service, including work for California Industrial Welfare Commission, U.S. War Labor Policies Board, U.S. Children's Bureau, California State Department...

 
Labor and tax attorney, 1949-1982; Sierra Club Foundation trustee, 1968-1981, 1994-1998 : oral history transcript / 1999.

Italian ancestry and family, and youth in Oakland; wife's Goodrich family history in California; boyhood experiences in Yosemite National Park, the redwood forests; University of California, Berkeley 1936-1941: anti-war demonstrations, reflections on Willard "Bull" Durham, Benjamin H. Lehman, Henriette de...

 
Labor law at Morrison & Foerster, 1929-1971 : oral history transcript / 1994.

Clinton discusses his studies at Harvard; his early law practice, the Morrison & Foerster law firm in the 1930s and 1940s; finally, his newspaper publishing interests, serving as President of Amphlett Printing Co. between 1943 and 1986.

 
Labor Leaders View the Warren Era : oral history transcript / and related material, 1969-76.

Interviews with two leading labor figures documenting the relationship between the labor movement in California and Earl Warren. Photographs and copies of documentary material inserted. Interviews include: Robert S. Ash - Alameda County Central Labor Council during the Warren Years....

 
Labor looks at Warren : oral history transcript / and related material, 1969-1970.

Interviews (photographs inserted): Germain Bulcke, A Longshoreman's Observations; Joseph W. Chaudet, A Printer's View; Paul Heide, A Warehouseman's Reminiscences; U.S. Simonds, A Carpenter's Comments; and Ernest H. Vernon, A Machinist's Recollection.

 
The labor movement in Austria, 1916-1947 : sources and documents : typescripts, [undated]

Materials collected by Gulick in documenting the history of the Austrian labor movement. Contains: Ein Tatsachenbericht aus Oesterriech (5 p., typescript [carbon]); Auswandern (3 p., typescript); Die Lage der Juden in Oesterriech (2 p., typescript); and Georg Weissel-Leid (score of...

 
Labor union litigation records.

The collection consists of legal files concerning numerous California labor unions from the 1930's through the 1950's.

 
Laboratory technical reports, [ca. 1939-1945]

Included in: History of Science and Technology Collection.

 
Ladies' Relief Society records

The Ladies' Relief Society's records document the Society's philanthropic work for needy women and children in Oakland, California from 1872 to 2007. The records include meeting minutes of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Advisory Board; administrative files containing...

 
Ladies' Seamen's Friend Society of the Port of San Francisco records, 1887-1904.

Include bill from Craig & Cochran for burial of W. Menefield, 1887, and letters of resignation from two trustees, 1904.

 
Ladies' United Hebrew Benevolent Society resolution, 1868.

Consists of a resolution presented to Mrs. F. Tandler, a former president of the Ladies United Hebrew Benevolent Society in San Francisco, signed by the Society's officers and affixed with its organizational seal.

 
A lady's life : New England, Berkeley, China: oral history transcript / 1983.

Descendant of two distinguished New England families, and married into a third, this chronicles her life in New England society, her marriage to Prof. Woodbridge Bingham, their family, and travels to China and Japan in the turbulent 1930's, as well...

 
Lafler (Henry A.) Papers

Mainly letters written to Lafler; a few written by him; and a poem presumably written by Nora May French.

 
Lagunitas Dam views [graphic]

Includes views of the dam and vicinity.

 
Laidlaw family papers, [ca. 1885-1928]

Mainly letters of Clarence G. Akerly to his mother concerning his experiences in California and in France during World War I; letter from George C. Pardee to Murray Laidlaw; a few papers relating to Mrs. Laidlaw's early life in Evanston,...

 
The Lair of the Bear and the Alumni Association, 1949-1993 : oral history transcript / 1993.

Koll discusses his Wisconsin childhood, his education at the University of California, Berkeley, and later activity at the Lair of the Bear family camp, and in the Alumni Association as executive director; the Free Speech movement and campus politics; his...

 
Lake County ranch accounts, 1920-1927.

Records for ranch near Middletown, Calif., operated by C.C. Donovan and his estate.

 
Lake Tahoe views from the Beverly Lacy Hodghead papers [graphic]

Snapshots of Lake Tahoe, Calif., depicting nature, boating, fishing, hiking, etc.; includes in addition views of Beverly L. Hodghead residence at 2903 Russell Street in Berkeley.

 
Lakes in the Sierra Nevada [graphic] /

Photos show Cascade Lake (altitude 6,530 feet) and Donner Lake (from the Central Pacific Railroad).

 
Lamantia (Philip) Papers

The Philip Lamantia Papers consist of correspondence, general files and personal papers. Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing, and correspondents include contemporary writers, publishers and publishing companies, members of the Surrealist Movement and Lamantia's mother and friends. General files make...

Land Case Files

In 1851 the U.S. Congress passed "An Act to Ascertain and Settle Private Land Claims in the State of California" which required all holders of Spanish and Mexican land grants to present their title for confirmation before the Board of...

Land Case Maps

Placed on permanent deposit in The Bancroft Library by the U.S. District Court, San Francisco. Maps show land grants (ranchos) in California presented in evidence to the District Court. Dockets from which these maps were removed are in The Bancroft...

 
Land development and irrigation views from the Elwood Mead papers [graphic].

Views relating primarily to agriculture, irrigation and land development. Locations include Merced River, Sutter Butte and Susanville, Calif., among others. View from Susanville relates to lumber industry. Inlcudes many views from the Durham and Delhi, Calif. land settlement projects.

 
Land of gold: an ill-fated journey to California via Nicaragua made by Eri B. Hulbert and William W. Walker in 1852 : n.p. : typescript (carbon), 1955.

Transcripts of diary and letters of Eri B. Hulbert, and of letters of William W. Walker (from Sacramento, 1852-1853) and Mary Louisa Hulbert, prepared by Elizabeth Wyant Martin and Louise Hulbert Prescott.

 
Land planning and acquisition, U.S. Forest Service : oral history transcript / and related material, 1964-1976.

Comments on his long career with the Forest Service, particularily as assistant chief in charge of lands and land acquisition. Appended: photocopies of documentary material supporting the interview. Photographs included. With this, as v. 2 (in a box): additional documentary...

 
Land speculation and irrigation development in the Sacramento Valley, 1905-1957 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1957.

With signed statement of rights, portrait photograph and memorial tribute from the Colusi County Historical Society, added. Notes his and his wife's family backgrounds; history of irrigation and land companies in the Sacramento Valley; the rice boom; the Irrigation Districts...

 
Land use planning in Alameda County and in California [sound recording], 1979, 1982.

Background interviews conducted by Malca Chall of the Regional Oral History Office as background for Statewide and regional land-use planning in California (BANC MSS 84/10 c)

 
Landes, David L. (David Lamont) Photographs from the David L. Landes papers [graphic].

Includes photographs of Landes and associates, especially pertaining to his activities with the Disabled International Support Effort (DISE) and other efforts related to disabled persons and disability rights, including organizations and events in the United States, Cuba and Nicaragua.

 
Landing of the first transpacific telegraph cable at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Calif. [graphic].

Panoramic images, probably by an amateur photographer, depicting a crowd gathering in anticipation of the landing of the first transpacific telegraph cable on December 12, 1902 at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Calif. Visible offshore is cable ship Silverton of the...

 
Land's End, S. F. [graphic].

Print depicts view of Pacific Ocean from the Land's End area of San Francisco, with fishermen on rocks in foreground and a foghorn/light structure in distance.

 
Landscape architecture : the profession in California, 1935-1940, and Telesis : oral history transcript / 1993.

Eckbo discusses his family background; studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Graduate School of Design; work for the New York World's Fair, the Farm Security Administration, San Francisco; and Telesis.

 
Landscapes of the West [graphic].

Photographs depict landscapes within various wilderness preserves of the western United States. Subjects include: Prisoner's Harbor (Santa Cruz Island Preserve, Calif.), Ear Mountain (Pine Butte Swamp Preserve, Mont.), Cascade Head (Cascade Head Preserve, Oregon), Christy Beach (Santa Cruz Island Preserve),...

 
Langdon (Margaret) Papers

The Margaret Langdon papers contain correspondence; proposals and projects, primarily the Comparative Dictionary of Yuman Languages consisting of correspondence, contracts, evaluations, data entries, and drafts. Also included are Langdon's conference and workshop presentations along with numerous articles published in professional...

 
Langhorst shop [graphic]

Views of the jewelry shop of John Henry Langhorst, Jackson, Calif., including a cabinet card port. of Langhorst (by Wallace Kay of San Francisco)

 
Langston Hughes collection, [ca. 1934-1966]

Letters written to Roy Blackburn; manuscripts of some short stories, a play, and a poem; sheet music with lyrics by him; programs for his plays, music dramas, lectures, etc.; printed copies of poems and articles; clippings; photographs; recordings; obituaries.

 
Lanman and Kemp correspondence, 1852-1881.

130 items of correspondence relating to the drug and medicine trade in San Francisco and California. Includes correspondence with the firm's retailers in San Francisco, including Hostetter & Smith (later Hostetter, Smith & Dean), A.F. Downing & Son, and the...

 
Lanman and Kemp. Letters from California druggists : ALS, 1850-1880.

Includes information on purchase and sale of drugs, method of shipment, and the promotion of "Florida water."

 
Lanman and Kemp miscellany, 1857-1870.

8 folders of materials relating to business conducted by the Lanman and Kemp includes receipts for shipping items, newspaper advertisement clippings, and correspondence with suppliers and retailers.

 
Lanny Baugniet collection of Theatre Rhinoceros pictorial material [graphic].

Posters, fliers and production photographs for productions at Theatre Rhinoceros, a gay and lesbian theatre company in San Francisco, during its early years.

 
Lanny Baugniet collection of Theatre Rhinoceros records and ephemera, 1977-1996 (bulk 1977-1986).

Contains the articles of incorporation, bylaws, audience questionnaires, play programs, theatrical reviews, and season brochures. Collected by Lanny Baugniet.

 
Lansford Warren Hastings papers, 1847-1849.

Includes letter to Richard Mitchell Sherman, requesting supplies be sent by Sutter's launch, and a bill of exchange.

 
Lantern slides advertising household products [graphic]

Color slides of advertising drawings for products carried by a San Francisco hardware firm, apparently designed for theater projection. Items advertised include paint, appliances, roofing materials, etc.

 
Lantern slides from the Elwood Mead papers [graphic]

About half of the views in this collection relate to reclamation and resettlement project in Australia, including some general views of Leeton. Many maps, announcements, views of farming, factories, etc. are pictured. The other views relate to irrigation and land...

 
Lantern slides of agricultural laborers in California [graphic]

Views of itinerant farm workers and campsites in various California locations.

 
Lantern slides of Alaska and California [graphic]

Views of California mainly show San Francisco (Cliff House, Chinatown, Sutro Baths, etc.) but also include Sacramento, Catalina Island, Mt. Lowe, the Hotel del Coronado, Sacramento, and missions. Many of the views of Alaska relate to Indians: portraits (some in...

 
Lantern slides of Calistoga, Napa, and St. Helena, Calif. [graphic]

Viticulture and other scenes of the Napa Valley regions. Some show Luther Burbank at work in a garden.

 
Lantern slides of churches of Northern California [graphic]

Includes: Christian Church, Pacific Grove; Lakeport; Fortuna; Vacaville; Christian Church, Willows; and 2 views of an unidentified Christian Church.

 
Lantern slides of Japan [graphic]

Views picture various scenes from Japan: workers in rice fields, ladies in kimonos, a statue of Budda, a temple, street scenes, street vendors (coal, wood, etc.), an American flag in a parade, street cleaning, fishermen, theater (and audience), boats, and...

 
Lantern slides of Los Angeles views [graphic]

Lantern slides show a Los Angeles street scene, including the store of Harris Newmark and the I.W. Hellman building; Pico House, Merced Theater, and Masonic Hall; the Old Court House; and a view of the city including the Gas Works,...

 
Lantern slides of Mexico and American Southwest [graphic]

Slides of sites, maps, early printed sources, etc. relating to the history of Mexico and the American Southwest. Apparently used for teaching in the U.C. Berkeley Department of History.

 
Lantern slides of San Francisco Bay Area bridges and the Oakland estuary tunnel construction [graphic].

Slides depict the construction of the Carquinez Bridge, San Francisco Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Oakland estuary tunnel. Also present are views of U.C. Berkeley's Sather Tower under construction.

 
Lantern slides of Sierra Nevada scenes [graphic]

Wilderness scenes and Sierra Club outings, primarily in the Sierra Nevada range.

 
Lantern slides of Sierra Nevada scenes [graphic]

Collection of lantern slides depicting Sierra Nevada scenes such as wilderness, waterfalls, Sierra Club[?] outings and horseback riding, Some views of O'Shaughnessy Dam (Hetch Hetchy) and a Johnson Jeffries boxing match are also included.

 
Lantern slides of the American Southwest [graphic]

Views of aspects of Indian life in the Southwest, including dances, Zuni rituals, pueblos, and Navajo blanket weaving. Mesa Verde, the Acoma pueblo and various places in Arizona and New Mexico are pictured.

 
Lantern slides of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 [graphic]

Views of the aftermath of the earthquake of 1906. Includes earthquake damage, the burning city, the post-fire homeless, and relief efforts.

 
Lantern slides relating to Ishi [graphic]

Slides show Ishi in traditional and contemporary dress: holding a bow, cleaning an animal, etc. Other views show bark homes, scenery, arrowheads. Also includes a miner at a sluice box, and a man in a canoe. Drawings and plans of...

 
Lantern slides relating to John Muir and the Harriman Alaska Expedition [graphic].

Lantern slides include portraits of John Muir, views of his family and associates, photos of some of Muir's sketches, scenes from the Harriman-Alaska Expedition, etc. Includes photographs of drawings from Alaska.

 
Lantern slides relating to transportation and water supply in California [graphic]

Lantern slides show a table demonstrating water supply related figures, and various proposed transportation alternatives (tunnel, etc.) to connect Oakland with San Francisco.

 
Lantos (Tom) Papers

The Tom Lantos Papers document the career of a Hungarian-born American politician who was the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the United States Congress. He served 14 terms, from 1981-2008, in the United States House of Representatives as...

 
Laplace (Pierre Simon) Papers

Includes scientific papers, published and unpublished; texts of formal scientific projects; correspondence, both scientific and personal; political papers; papers related to personal matters ranging from business accounts to household receipts; the correspondence of Madame Laplace, including hundreds of letters...

 
L'apotre de Narbonne : ou la vie du glorieux Serge Paul, premier eveque de la ville : Narbonne, France : ms., 1650.

Biography of Sergius Paulus, first bishop of Narbonne, with a short survey of the episcopal history of the town after Paulus' death at the end.

 
Larkin (Thomas O.) Account Books

Invoices of merchandise shipped and consigned to John A.C. Holmes for sale in California, 1827-29, and accounts with crew members on the brig, Maria Esther, 1829-31. Daybooks, journals, ledgers, cash book and miscellaneous accounts for his store in Monterey; accounts...

 
Larkin (Thomas O.) Papers

The bulk of the collection consists of Larkin's correspondence concerning business, politics, consular affairs, and issues relating to the U.S. conquest of California.

 
Larkspur, California pictorial miscellany [graphic]

Views of Larkspur, Calif. include homes, gardens, stores, public buildings, hotels, the train station, Magnolia Ave., general scenery, parades and festivals, and swimmers. Other topics: roads, trains, buggies, aerial views, etc. Identified portraits include Frank Morrison Pixley, W.H. Mahoney(?), and...

 
Larrance Page negative collection [graphic]

Chiefly various scenes in California; includes many shots of the University of California, Berkeley, campus.

 
Larry Keenan, Jr. papers, 1963-2009.

The Larry Keenan, Jr. Papers document Keenan's career as a photographer. Included in the collection are his correspondence with friends and colleagues, including Michael McClure and Bruce Conner; exhibition files, most notably for his shows of Beat era photographs held...

 
Larry Keenan, Jr. photograph archive [graphic].

The Larry Keenan, Jr. archive is most notable for its documentation of the counter-culture of the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and early 1970s. Youth and popular culture (rock music), the arts (literary and visual arts), and prominent...

 
Larson (John A.) Papers

The John A. Larson papers contain material primarily compiled by Larson and possibly others as background for papers and books. Includes correspondence, writings, material related to his professional career, polygraphs, subject files, and clippings. The bulk of the collection is...

 
Las Vegas photographs [graphic].

Photographs taken in Las Vegas, Nevada for Life Magazine, including scenes of gamblers playing card games and slot machines in casinos, bingo games, diners at a buffet, an unidentified man on the construction site of a large motel, and showgirls...

 
A. Lascy reminiscences : ms.S.

A series of four sketches relating to Calaveras County, prepared for members of the Calaveras Society, containing recollections of his move to the county in 1850 and his experiences gold mining.

 
Last Monday Club records, 1978-2009.

Contains correspondence, newsletters, directories, photographs, compact discs, and related materials of a professional businesswomen's networking organization based in Oakland, California. Also includes a master's thesis on the club titled, "The effectiveness of networking for women," written by Joan Bennett Dunbar.

 
The last White general : oral history transcript / and related material, 1972.

Military training in Russia; experiences during World War I and the revolution; anti-Bolshevik movement; military events during the civil war in Siberia; emigration to California 1923; Russian emigre settlement in San Francisco. Photographs inserted.

 
Latin American architecture [graphic] : colonial subjects and antiquity.

Architectural views of unidentified buildings in Latin America. Some in Mexico.

 
Latin American political poster miscellany

A miscellany of posters, compiled by the library, covering Latin American political themes.

 
Launching Bordeaux-style wines in the Napa Valley : oral history transcript : Sterling Vineyards, Newton Vineyard, and Forman Vineyard / 2000.

Childhood in Oakland, CA, and education at UC Davis; working at Stony Hill Vineyard and Robert Mondavi Winery, 1967-1968; developing Sterling Vineyards, 1969-1978: barrel fermentation in French oak, second Merlot in Napa valley, travel, and research in Europe; partner and...

 
Launching of the S.S. Michael Kerr, October 30, 1943 [graphic]

Album contains photos of the construction and launching of the S.S. Michael Kerr, as well as some related ephemera. Many photos show the launching ceremony, including photos of the sponsors.

 
Laurel Leaf and Social Club minutes, [ca. 1880-1892].

Contains minutes to meetings of the Laurel Leaf and Social Club in 1880. Also contains lyrics to songs. added at a later date by William Edward Paul Barry.

 
Laurence B. Edwards letters : San Francisco (Calif.), to G. H. Cooper : ALS, 1858-1861.

Describe life in San Francisco and sentiments regarding the Civil War.

 
 
Lauriston C. Marshall papers, [ca. 1924-1979]

Correspondence, research notes, course notes, and other materials concerning his work on accelerators at the UC Radiation Laboratory and research in the space sciences.

 
Lauriston Calvert Marshall papers : additions, circa 1950-1973.

Primarily correspondence (bulk 1960s) and research files relating to his work in the field of materials science at the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and Southern Illinois University. Includes cartoon of "Development of Radar B.T.O.".

 
The lava bed exploration : typescript, 1917-1933.

Copies of excerpts from his diary, 1917-1933, and notes, relating to exploration of the Modoc lava beds and caves.

Lavenson (Alma) California Gold Rush Mining Towns, 1930-1968

The California Gold Rush Mining Towns collection contains 373 photographs taken between 1930 and 1968 by Alma Lavenson. The collection consists of views of several of the towns and camps of the Mother Lode region --the area located roughly between...

 
Lavenson, Alma Photographs from California and other locations [graphic] /

Contains 1939 and 1940 photographs from the Gold Country,Calif.; 1980 photos of the Embarcadero Center and the TransAmerica Building in San Francisco, Calif.; also included are photos from Mikonos, Madeira, Noro Bay and other unidentified locations.

 
LaVerne Ranch, Napa County, California [graphic]

Views of prune orchard, buildings, pasture lands, stock, and vineyards.

 
The law and the California wine industry : oral history transcript / and related material, 1972-1974.

Comments on his work as general counsel of the Wine Institute from its establishment in 1934; legislation and regulations affecting the industry; the Wine Advisory Board, etc. Photographs inserted.

 
Law enforcement and criminal justice in California, 1966-1976 : oral history transcripts / and related material, 1981-1985.

Interviewees include: Herbert Ellingwood, Law Enforcement Planning and Coordination, 1969-1974; Joseph F. Gunterman, Sacramento Advocate for the Friends Committee on Legislation of California; Robert A. Houghton, Law Enforcement Planning in the Reagan Administration, 1971-1974; Jan Marinissen, "To Let the Legislature...

 
Law enforcement and judicial administration in the Earl Warren era : oral history transcript / and related material, 1970-1981.

Discussion of legal and judicial career of his father, Warren Olney, Jr.; his own career working in Contra Costa County District attorney's office, with Earl Warren in Alameda County district attorney's office and in California Attorney General's Office, as counsel...

 
Law enforcement, race relations: 1930-1960 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1969-1971.

Comments on his investigation, as police chief of Bakersfield, of the murder of Earl Warren's father; his service, under Attorney General Robert W. Kenny and Governor Warren, on the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee and as coordinator of law agencies and...

 
The Law Firm of Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon: 1919-1941 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1978.

Interviews with two members of the firm's early secretarial staff, two retired partners who joined the firm in the 30s, and the son, E.D. Bronson, Jr., of one of the founders. Recollections about Roy and Ed Bronson (founders of the...

 
The Law Firm of Bronson, Bronson and McKinnon: 1942-1975 : oral history transcripts / and related material, 1980-1983.

Interviews with John H. Painter, George K. Hartwick, Jean McCabe Ross, Mary Mathes, Richard K. Dilley, Max Weingarten, Vernon L. Goodin, Charles A. Legge and Victor H. Hampton.

 
Law, politics, and the judiciary : oral history transcript : the honorable Spencer M. Williams / 2002.

Naval service in Pacific in World War II; County Counsel office, Santa Clara County; Secretary of Human Relations Agency under Governor Ronald Reagan; law practice in San Jose and Sacramento; significant cases: William Inglis, draft dodging cases, asbestos cases, Dalkon...

 
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Engineering Division. Records related to the 300 Million Electron Volt Synchrotron, 1947-1966.

Included are engineering drawings, reports, logs, memorandums, correspondence, notes, photographs, publications, and other records documenting research projects conducted with the 300 Million Electron Volt (300 MEV) Synchrotron, as well as its design, construction, and operation at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory,...

 
Lawrence Clark Powell papers relating to his book, California Classics, [ca. 1962-1972]

Work folders for each chapter, with notes, photocopies of source material, drafts; photographs; printer's typescript; galleys; bound volumes of Westways containing copies of the articles; correspondence with Larry Meyer, editor of Westways; letters commenting on the magazine articles and the...

 
Lawrence (D. H.) Papers

MSS of his writings (novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel sketches, introductions to books, translations and book reviews); an autobiographical fragment; letters written by Lawrence and a few addressed to him; clippings and reprints of articles, stories, etc, written...

 
Lawrence Downing Sierra Club papers, 1986-1988.

Papers relating to Lawrence Downing's involvement in the Sierra Club.

 
Lawrence E. Dawson papers, circa 1955-1992.

Primarily reference materials assembled by Dawson on California Indian basketry and his Nazca culture research. Also includes reference materials on basketry, pottery and textiles in Africa and the South Pacific, Dawson's writings, notes he took as a student and materials...

 
Lawrence (Ernest O.) Papers

Included are the personal papers of Ernest Lawrence, administrative records for the University of California Radiation Laboratory, the Joseph C. Hamilton papers dealing with the Crocker Radiation Laboratory, and some papers of Lawrence's close associate, Donald Cooksey. The papers relate...

 
Lawrence Ferlinghetti correspondence with Tram Combs, 1957-1964.

Collection contains 42 letters and 21 post cards, most containg discussions of poetry. Seven letters by Ferlinghetti are original typescripts; Thirty-four Combs' letters are carbon typescripts. All post cards are handwritten or original typescripts. Collection also includes notes on Ferlinghetti's...

 
Lawrence Ferlinghetti letters : to Max Gartenberg, 1959-1960.

Two typescript letters and one handwritten postcard on City Lights Books stationery, signed by Ferlinghetti, concerning reprint permission rates for the use of his original poetry and the arrangements he has with another publisher, New Directions, and payments for Allen...

 
Lawrence Ferlinghetti letters : to Stella Dallas Levy and Kevin Starr, 1966, 1977.

Handwritten notes on City Lights Books postcards and stationery giving directions to Stella Levy on how to handle various matters of business (4 postcards, 1 letter ; 1966). Also one postcard addressed to Kevin Starr of New West Magazine in...

 
Lawrence Fixel audio visual collection.

Primarily readings and a few talks with others including Tom White and Carl Rakosi. Also includes a poetry recording by Jack and Adelle Foley.

 
Lawrence Gellert papers, [ca.1932-1979].

Include one letter from James Weldon Johnson, n.d.; one letter from John Howard Lawson, n.d. two letters from W.C. Handy, l932-1933; three letters from Langston Hughes, l932-1934, re Hughes' introduction to Gellert's first collection of Negro protest songs, and Hughes's...

 
Lawrence (John H.) Papers

The John Hundale Lawrence Papers offer a window into a highly significant period of scientific history: the development of nuclear energy and the exploration of its applications. The John Hundale Lawrence Papers also reveal the politics of nuclear research during...

 
Lawrence, John Hundale Photographs from the John Hundale Lawrence papers [graphic].

Includes portraits of John Hundale Lawrence, his wife Amy Bowles Lawrence, his brother (and eminent nuclear physicist) Ernest Orlando Lawrence. Portraits of other colleagues include John F. Fulton, and philanthropist W.H. Donner. Also includes photographs of various laboratory scenes and...

 
Lawrence McGaugh papers.

Contains a number of assorted poems (8 folders) and other writings including short stories, possible book chapters, manuscript drafts (including Venus's Slipper), submission letters, and correspondence. Most of the material is undated and some of the folders may have mixed...

 
Lawrence Palmer Briggs papers, 1911-1912.

Reports written by Briggs as the first Native Sons of the Golden West Travelling Fellow; material concerning Jose de Galvez; notes and transcripts from various archives, chiefly the Archivo General de Indias and the Archivo de Simancas, pertaining to the...

 
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley related views [graphic].

Photographs show people at events, ceremonies, meetings, group portraits, Nobel Prize winners, airstrips, military facilities, interior and exterior views of the cyclotron, an early model of the cyclotron, and related views. Some photos show E.O. Lawrence, John [H.] Lawrence, Edwin...

 
Lawrence Strauss correspondence, 1908-1952.

Includes letters from Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Ninon Vallin, Povla Frijsh, Pablo Casals, George Henschel and Walter Damrosch.

 
Lawson (Andrew C.) Papers

The Andrew C. Lawson papers, 1880-1954, consist of personal and professional papers related to Lawson's career in geology and as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley during the first half of the twentieth century. Of particular note are...

 
Lawyers' notes on Grand and Petit Juries : ms, 18--.

Notes on decisions and statutes pertaining to the function and procedures of juries.

 
Lazaro Cardenas in Oaxaca, Mexico [graphic].

Photographs document a visit by Mexican president Lazro Cardenas to Oaxaca and perhaps other Mexican locales. Cardenas is depicted marching in parades or demonstations, visiting such archaeological sites as Monte Alban and Mitla, and posing with indigenous villagers, farmers, politicians...

 
Le Bronnec letters : Atuona, Marquesas Islands, to Frederick O'Brien : ALS, 1915-1921.

Five letters (8 p.), two of which were written by Le Bronnec; three other letters written by various friends of O'Brien in Marquesan and translated into French by Le Bronnec. Describes the short invasion of German ships during World War...

 
Le Fevre house and barn [graphic]

Exterior and interior views of the Le Fevre house and barn, an early 20th century farmstead in Santa Clara County (land purchased 1904 by Alphonse O. Le Fevre, home built shortly thereafter), taken Apr 4, 1988 prior to the relocation...

 
Le grand insulaire et pilotage d'Andre Thevet, angoumoisin, cosmographe du Roi : Dans lequel sont contenus plusiers plants d'isles habitees, et deshabitees, et description d'icelles, 1586.

Volume I contains descriptions of the West Indies and other islands of the New World. Volume II relates to the islands of the Mediterranean.

 
Leader and personality : oral history transcript / 1972-1975.

Photographs and copies of letters, articles and other documentary material inserted and appended. Boyhood in San Francisco; training for the rabbinate (1907-1914); service as rabbi in Los Angeles from 1915; role as leader in California Jewish community and relations with...

 
A leader in the California Senate and the Democratic Party, 1940-1950 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1971-1979.

Comments on service as California state senator, 1940-1948, and on legislation affecting highway construction, water resources and position of Japanese during and after World War II; Earl Warren and other political figures, including Helen G. Douglas and Sheridan Downey; chairmanship...

 
Leading a changing Utah construction and mining company : oral history transcript : Utah International, GE-Utah, BHP-Utah, 1954-1987 / 2000.

Tulare County background; WWII, Burma Road; UC Berkeley College of Mines; positions with Yellow Pine Mine, Stibnite, ID, and Mountain Pass Mine, CA; Utah Construction & Mining Co. from 1954, head of mining division: Lucky Mc uranium mine, Navajo Mine...

 
League of American Writers Archives

Administrative, correspondence, congresses, affiliated group and publication materials concerning the activities and interests of the League.

 
League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville Records

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville (LWVBAE) Records, 1911-[ongoing], consist of administrative files, program material, and election services records. Program material includes records of league studies, positions, and action relating to local, state, and national issues....

 
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Oral History Project transcripts, 1999-2004.

Interviews with Felicia G. Bock, Margaret Dumas, Gilda Halpern Feller, Ruth Jackson Ganong, Elizabeth Schickele, and Sally Severance. All are leaders in the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area or the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany,...

 
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Records

The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Records (LWVBA), 1939-[ongoing], consist of administrative files, program records, and material relating to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the League of Women Voters of the United States and the...

 
Leander Cummings letters : to Edgar Cummings, Montpelier, Vt., ALS : 1877-1886.

Twenty letters from Leander to his cousin Edgar, relating to his experiences and observations from the various towns where he lived in Sonoma County. He discusses his work as a schoolmaster, mostly with dissatisfaction over low pay and poor conditions....

 
Leander Holmes letters to Emily Scoville, 1853-1855.

Written from San Francisco to friend in the East.

 
The learning society : continuing education at NYU, Michigan, and UC Berkeley, 1946-1991 : oral history transcript / 1993.

Sterns discusses his family, youth, and education in New York City; continuing education at New York University and the University Center for Adult Education, Detroit; being Dean of the University of California Berkeley Extension; he examines and reflects upon the...

 
Leary, Mary Ellen. Collection of press releases and newspaper clippings chiefly concerning California politics and government, 1944-1958.

Press releases and related material for Earl Warren, William F. Knowland and Goodwin J. Knight; material on health insurance, oil, minor political parties, elections and the legislature.

 
Lease to Ezekial J. Moore : San Francisco : DS, 1852 Dec. 10.

The ground floor of an iron building on the northeastern corner of California and Leidesdorff Streets, and a portion of a vault.

 
Leask, Samuel. Correspondence concerning the Fort Romie Colony, 1939 Dec. - 1940 Jan.

Letter to Aubrey Drury, forwarding copies of letters from the Monterey County Assessor and Librarian concerning the colony.

 
LeConte Family Papers, 1857-1949

Correspondence, diaries, lecture notes and miscellaneous papers of various members of the LeConte family: Joseph, Joseph Nisbet and Caroline Eaton. Relate mainly to California Sierra trips, 1871-1946, and to activities with the Sierra Club. Some geological and engineering notes included.

 
LeConte Family Papers: Additions, 1856-1916

Mainly letters and papers of John LeConte and his family for the Civil War period, prior to departure for California. Included also: autobiographical sketch of John LeConte, genealogical notes, and a bound volume of reprints of papers by John Lawrence...

 
LeConte, Joseph N. (Joseph Nisbet) Photographs from the Joseph N. LeConte collection [graphic]

Captioned: Fort Santiago, Manila -- Wharf at "Cavite" (crowded with peddlers) -- "Nipa" House (grass house) -- Calle Real Gate, over 200 years old -- The Spanish Cathedral -- House moving (people transporting a grass house by hand) -- Manila...

 
LeConte scrapbook.

Concerning members of the LeConte family, but chiefly relating to Professor Joseph LeConte. Obituary notices for Robert Means Davis included.

 
Lecture: joints, modifications of vertabral column : lecture on vertebral column : London, 1837.

In portfolio: Kevin Padian article, "A Missing Hunterian Lecture on Vertebrae by Richard Owen, 1837" (from 1995).

 
Lecture notes, apparently kept by Millie C. Medbery, at the University of California, 1878-1881 : Berkeley : ms., 1878-1881.

Lectures in analytical mechanics, by Mr. Slate, Aug. 10-Sept. 6, 1881, 23 p.- Lectures in zoology, by Prof. Joseph LeConte Aug. 13-Dec. 6, 1878. illus. by pen drawings. 94 p.- Lectures in Roman literature, by Prof. Martin Kellogg, Jan. 10-24,...

 
Lectures : ms., [undated]

Transcripts of lectures on various subjects, given in the Bay Area, published and distributed by the Industrial Indemnity Company. With letter of transmittal from Mr. Krutch.

 
Lectures given under the auspices of the California Academy of Sciences, 1892, with related materials, 1891-1892.

Notes for, Creation by Law (lecture 1), The Fundamental Groups of Animals (lecture 2), Mammals of California (lecture 4), The Bird (lecture 5), Song Birds of California (lecture 6). Also, notes for "Evolution of the colors of North American Land...

 
Ledger for business located in Monterey County : ms., 1850 July 25 - 1852 Dec. 30.

Contains accounts for the city and county of Monterey as well as for firms and individuals. From the nature of the entries for James McKinlay this may have been part of his business records. Many pages have been cut out.

 
Ledger of pledges and contributions, 1881-1895.

With ledgers of Frederick W. Ellis.

 
Ledgers, etc., for grist mill, Star of the Pacific, 1868-1905.

BANC; BANC MSS C-G 31: Volume 1 and 2 wrapped in bundle, vol. 3-7 in carton.

 
Ledgers, etc. relating to businesses in and around North Fork, Trinity County, California, 1857-1954.

Collection consists of: 4 v. of business records (unidentified), 1861-1871; Hotel Book of George Yokes (?), 1867-1868; blacksmith records of H.K. Schlomer, 1862-1867; 3 v. of business records (unidentified), 1868-1900; 1 ledger (unidentified), 1914-1951; 2 copybooks of H.G. Schlomer, 1941-1954....

 
Lee E. Geyer papers.

Mainly clippings, scrapbooks, with some little correspondence, as member of California State Legislature and U.S. Congress.

 
Lee family letters, 1839-1870.

Letters written by Robert E. Lee and his wife to Mrs. Sarah Beaumont Irwin, describing family life and touching on the Mexican-American War and on U.S. politics.

 
Lee Fong immigration documents, 1937-1961.

Contains 1 letter stating Lee Fong's employment in Seattle, a copy of his naturalization papers and a letter from a Texas congressmen congratulating Lee Fong on his citizenship.

 
Lee Foot Goong papers, 1906-1933.

Passport, immigration papers, draft notice and receipts for contributions to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, included.

 
Lee, John. Papers relating to the Balloon Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1858-1866.

Concerning scientific research and meterorological observations conducted from balloons by James Glaisher for the committee. Included are notices and minutes of meetings, and letters from Sir George Biddell Airy, Henry Tracey Coxwell, James Glaisher, James W. L. Glaisher, Sir John...

 
Lee, N. Appleton. Letters to Mrs. Harriet G. Glover : New York City, 1861 Jan 20 and 23.

Concerning the New York Society Library and business affairs.

 
Leebrick (Karl C.) Correspondence

Mainly concerning the death of Henry Morse Stephens and the statement of his estate.

 
Lees family papers, 1851-1947.

Includes letters to Isaiah W. Lees, mainly from his wife; a few letters by Lees; appointment of Lees as Captain of Detective Police of San Francisco, 1866; diary of Ella (Lees) Leigh, 1905-1907, containing some biographical data concerning the family...

 
Lefebvre Family Papers

Papers concerning the wholesale business in Mexico and Paris of Alfred Lefebvre, a French exporter and importer who traded with firms in France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, the United States, and many places in Mexico. Principal exports from Mexico were...

 
Legal agreement concerning property in St. Louis : St. Louis, Missouri : DS, 1868 Mar. 13.

Articles of agreement with the heirs of Eliza Clemens for division of property.

 
Legal Aid Society of Alameda County statistical case reports, 1940-1951.

Preferred citation: Legal Aid Society of Alameda County statistical case reports, BANC MSS C-A 153, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

 
Legal claims in Spain, 17th century.

Four items (briefs and statements), three of them relating to chaplaincies and clerical duties and one concerning jurisdiction over La Torre de Juan Abad (Spain)

 
Legal document concerning Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1568-1770.

Miscellaneous legal papers, mostly signed originals, dealing with both civil and criminal cases, arranged in chronological order. The collection consists mainly of records from Tlaxcalan administrative tribunals, with some documents from the Real Audiencia de Mexico and its criminal court,...

 
Legal documents, 1874-1878.

Three documents received in envelope, include: Agreement of sale, R.R. Craig and Joe Craig to S.W. Hale, 15 Feb. 1874, for property in the town of Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, Calif., including Whiskey Hill, American, Sand Hill, and Jenny Lind...

 
Legal documents relating to the transfer of title of real property of two houses in Mexico City : Mexico City, Mexico, 1631-1911.

Titles of property and notarial deeds regarding the ownership of two small lots in Mexico City, 1631-1911. Some documents describe the succession of ownership for a house located in the barrio of Santa Cruz Coautzingo (later called Nuestra Senora de...

 
Legal miscellany from Nueva Galicia Mexico, 1664-1704.

Incomplete documents emanating from Nombre de Dios, in the Valle de la Poana, Nueva Galicia, relating mainly to the settlement and sale of estates and lands.

 
Legal papers of Gregory Yale, consisting of briefs, complaints, writs, court records, letters, memoranda, etc. connected with Yale's practice as attorney in various mining and land cases, and for the Pilots association of San Francisco : San Francisco : manuscripts, 1850-69.

Contents.- v. 1. Limantour claim; New Almaden mine.- v. 2. Peter Smith land titles; California vs. Randall, Holden and Swett; Original drafts of California mining law.- v. 3. San Francisco pilots association cases, 1850-69.- v. 4. San Quentin prison case...

 
Legislative records, 1822-1846.

C-A 59 - Tomo I (1822-1832); C-A 60 - Tomo II (1834-1835); C-A 61 - Tomo III-IV (1836-1846).

 
Legislator for fair employment, fair housing and public health : oral history transcript / and related material, 1970-1973.

Career as a pharmacist in Berkeley, Calif.; Berkeley Interracial Committee during World War II; service in the California State Assembly, 1948-1966, with particular interest in fair employment, control of air pollution, and fair housing; state senatorial campaign, 1966. Photographs included....

 
Lehman, B. H. (Benjamin Harrison) Photographs from the Benjamin H. Lehman papers [graphic]

Views of Bohemian Grove activities and Berkeley during the 1923 fire. Also included are photos of various personalities: Charles E. Scott Wood, Charmian London, B. Durham, Ella Hooker, Jacob Wassermann, Charlie Chaplin, Noel Sullivan, Henri Deering, Sara Bard Field, Langston...

 
Lehman (Benjamin H.) Papers

Chiefly correspondence with his many friends and associates. Also includes manuscripts and writings, as well as other personal papers and memorabilia. Correspondence with numerous American authors and literary figures also included. $b Correspondents include: Ansel Adams, Gertrude Atherton, William Everson,...

 
Leidesdorff estate papers, 1844-1852.

Accounts and legal papers (originals or copies) pertaining to the administration of the estate of W.A. Leidesdorff. Each item cataloged separately. Part I - Papers relating to Leidesdorff's land grant. Part II - papers relating to W.D.M. Howard's administration of...

 
Leigh, Benjamin Watkins Letters addressed to Benjamin Watkins Leigh : and related materials, 1818-1840.

Include letters from Henry Clay (Feb. 4, 1823); John Marshall (Apr. 30, 1834); James Monroe (Mar. 9, 1818, enclosing a letter of introduction for Leigh to the President and a passport signed by John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State); Daniel...

 
[Leiser and McDevitt automotive garage, Sonoma, Calif.] [graphic].

Garage exterior, with automobile and four young men posed in entry. A motorcycle is also displayed at right. Address appears to be 420 West Napa St., most likely in the town of Sonoma, California. Men pictured are identified as Emil...

 
Leland Cunningham papers, [ca. 1916-1970].

Correspondence; research data; subject files.

 
Leland Hickman letters : Los Angeles, Calif., to Stephen Rodefer : TLS, 1983 March 15 and May 23.

Letters from Lee Hickman refer to the first issue of Box car and to Rodefer's submissions. Hickman also makes reference to the difficulties involved with publishing Box car.

 
Leland Stanford Hawkins photograph collection [graphic].

Chiefly unidentified snapshots and portrait photographs of San Francisco Bay Area African American lawyer Leland Stanford Hawkins and his wife Gladys. Also depicted are friends and other family members. Includes a snapshot of boxer Joe Louis, and various greeting cards....

 
Leland Stanford letters : Sacramento, Calif., to Wm. P. Jones, San Quentin, Marin County and Sutter Creek, Amador County, Calif. : ALS (negative photocopies), 1860-1863.

Letters regarding Republican state and national conventions, a donation solicited by Governor Stanford from W.E. Brown, and political organizing in Amador County.

 
Leland Stanford papers, 1862-1882.

Mainly letters as Governor of California. Also a letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, asking for award of a contract to William A. Bryan of the Pacific Foundry, San Francisco.

 
Lenoir (Henri)

The Henri Lenoir papers consist of personal correspondence, business correspondence and materials related to the management of Vesuvio Cafe and Lenoir's promotion and sale of art by the bohemian set he worked with in San Francisco. Also included are biographical...

 
Lenoir (Henri) Pictorial Collection

Includes snapshot photographs of Henri Lenoir, his friends, associates and customers, many taken in the restaurants, bars and other establishments owned and/or frequented by Lenoir in San Francisco’s North Beach district. Among the individuals depicted are Vern Wiman, Frank Koci,...

 
Lenore Glen Offord papers, 1938-1942.

Typescripts of two of Offord's novels, Murder on Russian Hill (published by Macrae-Smith Company, 1938) and Clues to Burn (published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942). Murder on Russian Hill is bound and contains corrections and additions in the author's...

 
Lenski (Lois P.) Papers

Manuscripts of her writings for children, galleys, original illustrations along with photographs and background material; miscellaneous articles by and about her.

 
Lenzen, Victor F. (Victor Fritz) Photographs from the Victor Lenzen papers [graphic]

Includes many portraits and group portraits, and materials for Lenzen's research on Charles S. Peirce.

 
Lenzen (Victor) Papers

Letters written to Lenzen and copies of letters by him; Mss. of books, papers, articles, speeches, lectures and problem sets; research notes on the figure of Dionysos on textiles and the lives and careers of Charles S. and Benjamin Peirce;...

 
Leo L. Stanley papers, 1923-1968.

Contains diaries including time spent on cruise ships, accounts of annual meetings and history for the Northern Association of Industrial and Railway Surgeons, medical journal articles by Stanley on his time as a prison doctor and the manuscript for "Dolores...

 
Leo Szilard essay : typescript (carbon), 1947 Mar. 7.

Discusses United States and Russian [U.S.S.R] foreign policy in regards of the atomic bomb from the view point of an atomic scientist. Includes a newspaper clipping.

 
Leo (Ulrich) Papers

The Ulrich Leo papers contain correspondence and papers relating primarily to his career as a professor of Romance literature, mainly at the University of Toronto. Although his scholarly interests were wide, Leo's particular field was the literature of Italy: the...

 
Leon Deming Tilton papers, 1925-1948.

Papers concerning his career as planning consultant in California.

 
Leon Eli collection of witness statements relating to People's Park and general unrest in Berkeley, California, 1969.

Witness statements taken during May and June of 1969, concerning arrests and other police actions occurring during the general unrest in Berkeley related to People's Park. Includes witness list, with indication of their willingness to testify in court, and People's...

 
Leon H. Nishkian papers concerning the Reber Plan, 1942-1981 (inclusive), 1942-1963 (bulk).

Outgoing letters written primarily by Leon H. Nishkian and his son Byron L. Nishkian, consulting engineers. Correspondents include Sheridan Downey, Frank R. Havener, John Reber, Casper W. Weinberger, and Richard J. Welch. Engineering reports, calculations, and other papers were written...

 
Leon J. Ladner collection relating to the Ladner family, circa 1852-1897.

Includes reproductions of: a letter from W. H. Ladner to his sister Mrs. Hugh Phillips dated Jul 21, 1852; typescript of article from the 'Victoria Colonist' Feb 20, 1897 titled 'An Argonaut at Rest: William Booth, Pioneer of California and...

 
Leon Spiro papers, 1962-1972.

Correspondence, mostly as editor of the S-B Gazette (1962-1972); some biographical materials; drafts and published versions of poems, articles, and editorials by Spiro; diaries (1967-1968); copies of alternative poetry booklets and publications from the 1960s; poetry flyers and broadsheets from...

 
Leona Redus Sansom scrapbook, circa 1989-2001.

Contains announcements of reading, publications with poems, certificates of appreciation, photographs of Sansom and a short biography.

 
Leonard Bernard Loeb papers : additions, 1928-1977.

Correspondence, speeches, reports, writings, and publications concerning his interests and activities in physics, the University of California, Berkeley, and professional organizations in the United States and elsewhere.

 
Leonard Franklin Fuller papers, [ca. 1915-1958]

Includes Federal Telegraph Co. miscellany, drafts of speeches, newspaper clippings, materials re the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the de Forest/Armstrong patent litagation.

 
Leonard Gilcrease papers, circa 1936-1947.

Includes correspondence, drawings, resports, and photographs that document Gilcrease's career as an inventor. Also included are musical compositions by Gilcrease and glass slides of a chicken farm in Petaluma, California.

 
Leonard J. Duhl papers, circa 1952-1996.

This collection contains materials related to the professional career of Leonard J. Duhl, Professor of Health Policy and Administration at the University of California Berkeley. The collection spans Duhl's 40-year career in government and academia, and includes materials related to...

 
Leonarde Keeler photograph collection [graphic].

Chiefly hiking and camping scenes in the Sierra Nevada mountains, some with Sierra Club groups. Also present are boyhood photographs, family photos, etc.: v.1: Sierra Trip, 1920. (Sierra Club) -- v.2: Sierra trip -- v.3: Family photos, including portraits of...

 
Leonidas B. Benchley petition, affidavit, and despatch : ADS, 1868.

To [Henry Huntley Haight], Governor of California: petition asking military assistance to quell mob violence in Lake County, and affidavit, sworn in San Francisco, concerning destruction of property of Clear Lake Water Works Company, 1868, November 16. Includes a copy...

 
Leonora Levy Oberndorfer scrapbooks, ca. 1880-1900.

Newspaper and magazine clippings--poetry, news, short stories, and other items of special interest to the author.

 
Leopold (A. Starker) papers

The papers of Aldo Starker Leopold (1913-1983), a University of California, Berkeley wildlife biologist who made substantial contributions in the fields of ornithology, wildlife management and conservation, and public policy.

 
Leopold Lerner papers, 1948-1971.

Collection consists of files of materials documenting Leopold Lerner's involvement with the following organizations: the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning (now the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies); the American Jewish League for Israel; the Zionist Organization of America;...

 
Leroy C. Nimmo writings, 1943.

Two manuscripts, "Trees of California" and "Valley of Death," with related letters addressed to J. Mason Hotchkiss. The first manuscript presents brief descriptions of several trees, illustrated with photographs (24 leaves). The second describes his trip to Death Valley in...

 
Les Russes aux Iles Hawaii, 1809-1822.

Transcripts in Russian, English, and French, mainly by Alphonse Pinart, of documents supposedly in Russian archives, titled by Pinart. Summaries of two letters by Leontii Hagemeister, 1809, describing the Hawaiian Islands and making recommendations as to Russian occupation; fuller reports...

 
Lesley Byrd Simpson papers, 1931-1984.

Comprised of Simpson's research notes and photostat copies of documents relating to the history of colonial Mexico and Guatemala.

 
Leslie, Frank Letters to Mrs. A.B. Games, 1910-1914.

Seven letters are included. Some of them contain references to Joaquin Miller.

 
Leslie Spier papers, 1920-1939.

Sketches, maps, photographs used as illustrations for course on California Basin Plateau Indians.

 
Lesquereux, Leo Letters to Henry N. Bolander, 1862-1878.

Fifty-eight letters concerning mosses and other plants in California.

 
Lest we forget : typescript, 1930 /

Poem reflecting on the "awful cost in terms of men and means sacrificed in World War I." Includes two letters written to Gordon L. Allenbaugh (June-July 1969) and carbon of letter written by Allenbaugh to Banks requesting a copy of...

 
Lester (A.W.) family papers, [1853-ca. 1910]

Papers of Anson W. Lester, his wife, Addie, and members of their family, Nevada City, Calif., pioneers.

 
Lester E. Dubins papers, 1960-2004

Includes correspondence, writings, and teaching materials.

 
Lester Rowntree : California native plant woman : transcripts, 1978.

Interviews with Lester Rowntree's family, friends and colleagues re her contributions to the field of conservation, horticulture and ecology, incuding information on her botanic explorations in California and the West, seed collecting and her California native seed business. Brief interview...

 
Letters : Applegate, Calif., to Pop : AL, 1894 June 23-July 14.

Three unsigned letters (4 p.) from a son to his father describing his stay in Applegate (Placer County), Calif. Discusses the scenery, climate, and wildlife.

 
Letters and reports of various California missionaries : ms. 1849-1854.

Extracts and copies, from the files of the Home Mission Record.

 
Letters by two Japanese-American schoolgirls from internment centers during World War II, 1942-1943.

Addressed to their former teacher in San Francisco, Esther Pitman. One, Sept. l9, l942, written from Tanforan Center; the other, Aug. 27, l943, from Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming.

 
Letters concerning the estate of John H. Pillsbury, 1854-1858.

Letters from C.E. Williams and R.T. Miller, Judges, Probate Court, Trinity County, California, to the family of John H. Pillsbury.

 
Letters from California congressmen concerning the passage of the Telepost bill, [1909-1910]

Includes letters from Frank Putnam Flint, Julius Kahn, Duncan E. McKinlay, James McLachlan, George Clement Perkins and Sylvester Clark Smith. Also, one letter from Texas Representative, Walter Robert Smith.

 
Letters from gold-seekers, 1849-1852.

Two letters by Thomas Forbes (April 1849 at Rio Janeiro and March 1850 at North fork of American River) describe voyage from New York, mining experiences, Sacramento flood, Chinese mining camp, etc. Two letters by M. Brainard (May and Dec....

 
Letters from priests resident at Mission San Jose : ALS, 1806-1819.

Letters from Fathers Luis Gil y Toboada, Narciso Duran and Buenaventura Fortuny; addressed to Fathers Tomas de la Pena, Jose Vinals and Juan Cortes.

 
Letters from priests resident at San Francisco de Asis Mission to their superiors at the Apostolic College of San Fernando in Mexico : ALS, 1806-1817.

Letters from Fathers Martin de Landaeta, Juan Sainz de Lucio and Ramon Abella. Copy of a communication from Fr. Jose Senan, Aug. 14, 1823, certified by Fr. Vicente Francisco de Sarria, included.

 
Letters from priests resident at Santa Cruz Mission : ALS, 1806-1817.

Letters from Fathers Domingo Carranza, Jaime Escude, Marcelino Marquinez, Andres Quintana, Estevan Tapis and Francisco Uria; addressed to Fathers Jose Guilez, Tomas de la Pena, Juan Norberto de Santiago and Jose Vinals.

 
Letters from resident priests at San Miguel Mission : ALS, 1806-1809.

Letters from Fathers Pedro Munoz and Juan Martin; addressed to Fathers Tomas de la Pena and Jose Vinals.

 
Letters of support for Joyce Jenkins : Poetry flash editor : photocopies, 1988.

Concerns the popularity and usefulness of the free publication "Poetry flash," and its editor Joyce Jenkins.

 
Letters on illustrated letterheads from California businesses : typescript and manuscript, 1869-1917, (bulk 1880s- 1890s)

Chiefly color illustrated letterheads from California wine industry businesses. Letters from San Francisco based businesses include B. Dreyfus & Co., California Wine Association, E.G. Lyons & Raas Co., Italian-Swiss Colony, Kohler & Frohling, and Sonoma Wine Company, along with the...

 
Letters regarding the French intervention in Mexico, 1862-1865.

Contains 4 letters relating to the difficulty of military operations, and of obtaining arms; judgments against the population; and politics during the reign of Emperor Maximilian in Mexico. Also includes a photograph of an assembly in the street, possibly of...

 
Letters relating to British Columbia received by H.H. Bancroft, 1862-1879.

A letter from the Hudson's Bay Company, London (1879); a letter from G. Richard Laylin (undated); a letter from Sir Victor Luis Langesin, Ottawa (1878); and a letter from Warner R. Spalding, New Westminster, BC (1862)

 
Letters to Ernest Dawson and Charles Yale, 1924-1940.

Letters from Robert E. Cowan, Seymour Dunbar, Rodney S. Ellsworth, Phil Townsend Hanna, W.L. Jepson, J.A. Munk, Marco R. Newmark, Edwin L. Sabin, Charles F. Saunders and Perry Worden.

 
Letters to Robert L. Matthews : ALS, 1865,1868.

Letters to Robert L. Matthews from his brother, Samuel, written from Mississippi, 1865 , and from his nephew, Robert J? W. Matthews, from Tennessee, 1868, concerning the family during and after the Civil War.

 
Letters to the chief post officer at Cavite, Luzon, Philippines : LS, 1895-1896.

Correspondence concerning the murder of a sailor from the cruiser Castilla.

 
Letters to Tom at sea : from mother and sister, San Francisco, Calif., 1866.

Contains 5 letters to a seaman from his family while he is at sea and inaccessible and not writing. Mentioned is Captain Scammon, famous for decimating the gray whale population in Magdalena Bay, Baja; "Cork the Clown" attempt of a...

 
Leuschner (Armin O.) Papers - Portraits

Portraits of Armin O. and Ida Louise Leuschner, historical figures of astronomy and science (Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Euclid and others), and associates of Leuschner.

 
Leuschner, Armin Otto Photographs from the Armin Otto Leuschner papers [graphic]

Includes one photo of a switchboard stamped "Washington Observatory, University of Wisconsin, Madison"; two school photographs from Germany; and a photo of the castle in Wartburg, Germany.

 
Levenson (Joseph R.) Papers

Correspondence with colleagues, friends, former students, etc.; MSS of his writings (books and articles) primarily on Chinese history and civilization; some related notes; biographical information and personalia; notes for course lectures and seminars.

 
Levenson (Roger) papers

The papers of Roger Levenson, founder of the Tamalpais Press and instructor of a history of the book course at the University of California, Berkeley.

 
Levi Chamberlain journals. 1822-1849 typed transcripts.

Account of voyage from Boston around the Horn to Hawaii; life as missionary and later as superintendent of secular affairs for the Sandwich Islands Mission; conversion and education of the natives; note of arrival of ships from America and elsewhere...

 
Levi Goodrich papers, 1850-1889.

Include deeds for property in Santa Clara County and a few miscellaneous papers.

 
Levi Parsons letters, 1853.

Letter from Parsons to Juan Sanchez, 1853 Oct. 8, warning Sanchez about grazing cattle on Parsons's property; and letter from Nicholas Den to Parsons, 1853 June 4, regarding the sale of property at Rancho Santa Paula.

 
Levi Strauss & Co. executive, Bay Area philanthropist, and owner of the Oakland Athletics : oral history transcript / 1995.

Haas discusses his family background, friendships, and education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard; his associationwith Levi Strauss & Co., and ownership of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Topics include management practices, philanthropic activity, social responsibility, membership in...

 
Levi Strauss & Co.: Tailors to the World : oral history transcript / and related material, 1972-1976.

Interviews with Walter A. Haas, Sr., Daniel E. Koshland, Sr., Walter A. Haas, Jr., and Peter E. Haas, the four presidents of the firm since World War I. Comments on the growth of the company from regional manufacturer to multinational...

 
Levi Turner Burcham papers, 1947-1986.

The papers consist of diaries, field notes, and writings that reflect Levi Turner Burcham's interests in range, livestock, and watershed management, grazing, controlled burning, geology, botany, and meteorology.

 
Levinson (Robert) papers

The collection consists of Robert Levinson's correspondence; files, drafts, and a card file relating to Levinson's dissertation on Jews and the California Gold Rush; and a small number of files on Camp Swig.

 
Levy family papers, 1876-1958.

The collection consists of papers and photographs relating to the California descendents of immigrant Morris Levy. Included are family correspondence and family documents; cemetery deeds from the First Hebrew Congregation in Oakland (Temple Sinai) and Congregation Beth Olam in Hollywood;...

 
Lew Welch, Wobbly Rock, Muir Beach [graphic].

Poster bears photographic portrait of Lew Welch at Muir Beach, Marin County, California.

 
Lewis (Austin) Papers

Relating primarily to his interest in civil liberties, to various causes including efforts to free Tom Mooney and Warren Billings and to repeal California's criminal syndicalism law, and to his legal career. Include correspondence, MSS of his writings and lectures,...

 
Lewis Baker papers, circa 1877-1896.

Contains personal and official correspondence (50 letters, manuscript and typescript). essays, articles, and legal documents. The bulk of the correspondence consists of manuscript letters from Baker with accompanying typescript transcriptions (some are partial). Some of the original manuscript letters transribed...

 
Lewis Cass Granger correspondence, 1851-1857.

Include letters from Abel Stearns, Amasa Lyman and Charles C. Rich, expressing political views.

 
Lewis Duck letters : Yankee Jims, Placer Co., and Sacramento, Calif., to John Larwill, [Sr.] and [Jr.], Denison University, Granville, and later, Wooster, Ohio : 6 ALS and typed transcripts, 1854 Sept. 10-1856 Aug. 28.

Originals (21 p. and 2 envelopes) and typed transcripts (19 p.) of letters to a friend in Ohio; the first letter is obviously sent to Larwill's father. Duck recounts the hardships of his trip by train, mule, and foot across...

 
Lewis F. Clark photograph collection [graphic]

Wilderness views, primarily of Sierra Nevada scenes, outings, ski trips, mountaineering, etc. Many views are from Sierra Club outings.

 
Lewis F. Clark Sierra Club papers, 1931-1988.

Consists of correspondence, minutes, agendas, and other papers pertaining to Clark's board membership and committees on which he served, including files from the Lodges and Lands Committee documenting the construction of Clair Tappaan Lodge near Donner Summit in 1934. Also...

 
Lewis Ferbrache pictorial collection [graphic]

Print, showing rear view of two Indian children reading; signed "L.M. Dixon (design, in mat, visible image 25 x 18 cm., for cover or poster of Overland monthly, undated)

 
Lewis M. Clement papers, 1938-1975.

Reminiscences of his career in radio engineering; drafts of papers written by him re commercial radio history; and applications for engineering society awards with related copies of letters from W.R.G. Baker, H.H. Buttner, Alfred N. Goldsmith, Raymond A. Heising, F.R....

 
Lewis, Oscar Correspondence with Caroline Wenzel : TLS, 1938-1957.

Twenty-three letters are addressed to Wenzel, four are from Wenzel to Lewis. Many of the Lewis letters were written as secretary of the Book Club of California; some concern his own writing.

 
Lewis (Oscar) papers

The papers of Oscar Lewis including correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, photographs, clippings, articles, broadsides and other ephemera.

 
Lewis Rice Bradley biographical notes, 1874-1880s.

Life in Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri; to California with livestock, 1852 and 1854; stock-raising in Lander and Elko counties from 1862; Governor of Nevada, 1871-1879. Includes information on family, especially his son John R. (1835-1902), anecdotes, and a statement concerning...

 
Lewis, Sinclair Letters to Mrs. Josephine Foster , 1909-1921.

Also included is a letter by William Benet.

 
Lewy (Hans) Papers

Consists of correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and notes relating to Lewy's career as a mathematician in Germany and the United States. Also included are biographical materials and photographs. This collection includes very few materials relating to the Loyalty Oath controversy...

 
L.F. Cooper field book, circa 1878.

Pertains to survey of land in north-eastern California near the Oregon border.

 
A liberal journalist on the air and on the waterfront : oral history transcript : labor and political issues, 1932-1990 / 1998.

Russian socialist Jewish family background; Los Angeles boyhood; mother's medical practice; education, UC Berkeley; theater acting; news broadcasting: Office of War Information (World War II), KGO, KPFA and others; UN Conference on International Relations, 1945; VFW race policies; Tenney Committee,...

 
The Liberty Bell at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition [graphic]

Two views of the Liberty Bell on exhibit; apparently the final time that it was allowed to travel due to its fragility. A third view shows the bell suspended from a crane with two men standing on it.

 
Liberty Bond Parade (San Francisco, Calif.) photographs with some Sonoma County and Marin County views [graphic].

15 photographs of 1917 Liberty Bond Parade, San Francisco. 6 photographs taken in Sonoma County depicting Mission San Francisco de Solano de Sonoma, Fetters Hot Springs, and town of Sonoma. 4 photographs taken in Marin County depicting Sausalito waterfront, Richardson's...

 
Liberty Engine Co., No.1 organization papers, 1872-1915.

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, roll of members and accounts.

 
Liberty ship launching ceremonies, Richmond, Calif. [graphic]

Photographs taken May 23, 1944 captioned: Invocation delivered, Reverend Edward K. Strong (no. 2L-8) -- Our triggerman, Mr. James L. Bates (no. 2L-10) -- Just five seconds to go! (no. 2L-12) -- Mr. Carl. W. Flesher congratulates our sponsor (no....

 
Libro de acuerdos ordinarios ... : Chiapas : DS, 1640-1649.

Minutes and other records of the Cabildo of Chiapas, for the period November 26, 1640-November 4, 1649. Deals with public works; sales taxes and various fiscal matters; military defense; elections, appointments and commissions; repairs to public buildings; relations with the...

 
Libro de Bautismos ... de S[an]ta Gertrudis de Caducaman ... , 1751-1811.

Preferred citation: Libro de Bautismos ... de S[an]ta Gertrudis de Caducaman, BANC MSS M-M 1825 FILM, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

 
Libro de casamientos celebrados en el pueblo de Batangas : DS, 1738-1777.

Records of marriages celebrated in Batangas by priests of the Augustinian Order.

 
Libro de Haz[ien]to ... : Cuernavaca, Mexico : DS, 1776-1810.

Records of a religious confraternity and an affiliated guild, the Cofradia de la Limpia Concepcion, containing annual accounts and minutes of meetings, with related material, including a statement of Archbishop Nunez de Haro, Jan. 5, 1790, as visiting inspector. With...

 
Libro de las Ordenanzas y Medidas de Tierras, y Aguas ... : Mexico City, [1706?]

Compilation containing texts of royal ordinances promulgated in 1536 and 1567 (?) by Viceroys Mendoza and Peralta on distribution and measurement of lands; Saenz's Geometria Practica, y mecanica ..., a group of three treatises dealing respectively with interpretation and application...

 
Libro de mision : Libro primero de casamientos, 1792.

Cover and first two pages of marriage book.

 
Libro donde constan ... todos los cargos y datas de esta Hacienda y sus anexas ... : ms., 1803.

Accounts of the San Agustin estate and dependent estates belonging to the California Missions Pious Fund, showing income, expenditures, and details regarding livestock, agriculture, and laborers. Principally for the calendar year 1803, with some data on earlier periods.

 
Libro manual donde se asientan todos Los Pesos de oro que se cobran de los mineros de esta ciudad de Cacatecas ... por quentta del acoque que se les da : ms.S, 1641-1642.

Accounts for quicksilver and salt delivered to the miners in and around Zacatecas. Both items were government monopolies.

 
Libro N. 1 Donde constan las Mercedes, posesiones, y titulos de Amolad[era]s y [Albercas] ... : Mexico : ms., 1610-1657.

Certified copies of documents relating to land ownership in or near Qeretaro. Contains a collection of land grants, deeds of purchase and sale, decrees, petitions, declarations, appointments, certifications, and other documents relating to distribution and ownership of lands in the...

 
Libro real g.ral de compras de metales que se hazen de cuenta de S.M. en esta su R.l Caza de Moneda, 1772-1787.

Accounts of silver and gold coined. v.1 (1772-1776) under Phelipe Santiago de Arye y Bay, accountant; v.2 (1787) with signature of Juan Zervallos.

 
Libros de Actas de Cabildo and Ordenanzas, 1536-1746, 1583-1805.

Selected documents from the Secretaria Municipal, 1536-1807 (2 cartons and 1 box). These documents relate primarily to the culture of manufacture of silk, wool, and cochineal; cedulas for wool mills; ordinances for and inspection of wool mills; silk guilds; a...

 
Libros de mision [microform], 1776-1870.

Records of baptisms, marriages, and burials, and accounts with the Presidio.

 
Libros de mision (Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez) : ms., 1788-1834.

Microfilm copies of records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials at Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez missions. A few accounts of census records also included.

 
Licencia a Elvira Gomez de Moscoso, Viuda V[e]z[in]a de colima para que en la fforma [sic] [a] costumbrada pueda Hazer un trapiche : Mexico City : DS, 1602 Nov. 26.

Viceregal permit granting to Elvira Gomez de Moscoso, widow of Garci Martinez and resident of Colima, license to install a sugar mill for domestic use, subject to certain conditions.

 
Lick Observatory construction photographs from the Richard S. Floyd papers [graphic].

Photos depict construction of the Lick Observatory, near San Jose, California.

 
Lick Observatory views, Mt. Hamilton, Calif. [graphic]

Photographs show interior and exterior views of the Lick Observatory at Mt. Hamilton, California. General views include surrounding buildings, horses and carriages at the observatory, and others. Many photos relate to the home and activities of Charles B. Hill at...

 
Liem (Channing and Popai) Papers

Contains the personal archives of Dr. Channing Liem, a Korean nationalist and diplomat, with the papers of his wife Popai Liem. Dr. Liem's papers include manuscripts, speeches, sermons, correspondence with world leaders, and material related to organizations he founded or...

 
Liem, Channing Photographs from the Channing and Popai Liem papers [graphic].

Includes portraits, group portraits and snapshots taken at various points throughout the life of Channing Liem. Includes a photograph album depicting selected highlights of his diplomatic career; studio portraits of Channing; photographs of participants in demonstrations pertaining to Korean reunification...

 
Life, death, and miracles of Saint Beata Sperandia di Gubbio : n.p. : ms., [undated]

Latin text, followed by Italian translation. Biography of Saint Sperandia of Gubbio, Italy, with testimony on miracles performed by her during her lifetime and after her death.

 
A life devoted to art : oral history transcript : the San Francisco Asian Art Society and the San Francisco Asian Art Museum / 2003.

Early years, born in San Francisco; husband Paul Bissinger; second marriage to Bob Seller after Paul's death; role in founding the Asian Art Museum, relationship with Avery Brundage.

 
Life in a mining town - Hornitos, California : oral history transcript / and related material, 1954-1956.

A group of pioneers and descendents recollecting anecdotes concerning local figures and events of an early mining town.

 
Life in a suitcase or a Yankee doll goes to Europe, circa 1949 /

Discusses an Americans' travel through post-World War II Europe including England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and France.

 
A life in education and community service : oral history transcript / 2004.

Discusses career in education, including presidency of Merritt College and vice chancellorship at University of California Berkeley; community work.

 
A life in higher education : oral history transcript : fifteenth president of the University of California, 1983-1992 / 1997.

Gardner discusses his Mormon upbringing in Berkeley, Calif., his early years at the University of California working with the Alumni Association during his doctoral studies at Berkeley, and as Assistant to the Chancellor at the Santa Barbara campus; serving as...

 
A life in physics : Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics : oral history transcript / 1994.

Townes discusses his family background in South Carolina, education at Furman, Duke, Caltech, Bell Telephone Laboratories; his career as a professor of physics and research Officer in the Navy including research in microwave spectroscopy, the maser and the laser, quantam...

 
A life in printing : oral history transcript / and related material, 1966-1967.

An account of his career in printing; comments on other printers in the Bay Area, formation of the Roxburghe Club, book designing and printing, etc. Photographs inserted. Included also: program and brochure designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy;...

 
A life in wine making : oral history transcript / 1969 and 1975.

Comments on his involvement in the California wine industry from 1902; other leaders in the industry; various wineries including the A. Perelli-Minetti & sons Winery; the California Wine Association, etc. Photographs and copies of documentary material included.

 
Life of a Russian emigre soldier : oral history transcript / and related material, 1966-1967.

Experiences during the Russian Revolution and with the White Army in Siberia; life in China, 1922-1948, including service with a Russian detachment in the Chinese army; emigration to the United States. Photographs inserted. Appended: autobiographical sketch (25 l.); Mr. Raymond's...

 
The life of a Russian teacher : oral history transcript / 1960-1961.

Life as a teacher in pre-revolution Russia and Siberia; experiences during the revolution; escape through China; residence in Oakland; Russian emigrant societies; studies and teaching, University of California, Berkeley. Photographs and maps inserted.

 
The life of a social activist : oral history transcript : Germany, San Francisco, the Philippines, and Taiwan / 2004.

Life in Karlsruhe, Germany, impact of Naziism; voyage to a new life, 1938: life in New York and San Francisco, father's employment and children's education, U.C. Berkeley, wartime experiences; start of career at Office of War Information and United Nations...

 
Life of Andrea Sbarboro : reminiscences of an Italian-American pioneer : San Francisco, 1911.

Recollections of childhood in Italy and New York City; voyage to Calif. via Panama (1852); life in S.F. as shopkeeper, landowner, banker and prominent member of the Italian community; and organizing the Italian-Swiss Colony (1881) at Asti. Also discusses his...

 
A life of winemaking at wineries of Gallo, Schenley, Charles Krug, Chateau Souverain, and Sonoma-Cutrer : oral history transcript / 1998.

Early years and education in Italy; emigration 1946; Gallo Winery, 1949-1955: vermouth, Vino Paisano; Schenley's Roma Winery, 1949-1955: lab work as senior chemist, botrytised Semillon, vineyards and wines in Delano; Charles Krug Winery, 1961-1972: Peter and Robert Mondavi, winemaking techniques,...

 
A life on the first waves of radical bohemianism in San Francisco : oral history transcript / 1997.

Early years in Burlingame, California, 1914-1933; marriage to Valentine Julien and early bohemian life in San Francisco, 1930s; the WPA, Diego Rivera, and the Coit Tower murals, 1933-1935; Montgomery Street (Monkey Block), 1930s; San Francisco pacifist anarchists, 1935-1939; marriage to...

 
A life with books and with Fine print, the review for the arts of the book : oral history transcript / 2001.

Italian family background and San Francisco childhood; UC Berkeley B.A., 1959; Carnegie Institute of Technology, MLS, 1960; work as public librarian, cataloguer, antiquarian bookseller; evolution of Fine Print, 1973-1990, to international status; reflections on fine printers Andrew Hoyem, Steve Corey,...

 
Lil A. Winchell Sierra Club papers, 1892-1904.

Papers relating to Winchell's involvement in the Sierra Club.

 
Lilienthal family papers and photographs, 1840-1961.

The collection contains a miscellany of Lilienthal family materials, including genealogical and biographical information; correspondence, including originals of Rabbi Max Lilienthal's letters from Russia sent to members of his family, fiancee and friends in the 1840s (in German), photocopies of...

 
Lillian E. Mattimore papers and photographs, circa 1876-1951.

Contains photographs and documents relating to Lillian Mattimore and the Holocaust-era history of members of her family. Included are identity documents and photographs relating to the Gerson family and the Schaie family dating from the late 19th century to the...

 
Lillian L. Ewers graphic design sketches [graphic].

Chiefly layout drawings on trace and notebook pages by San Francisco graphic artist Lillian L. Ewers. Images are mostly logos designed for the name plates, letterheads, business cards, etc. of various companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los...

 
Lillie Coit miscellany : Saint Helena, Calif., 1881-1887.

Collection contains: 5 poems dedicated to Lillie Coit and her home, Larkmead, in St. Helena, Calif. (authors include Charles Warren Stoddard and Daniel O'Connell); 4 notes written in pencil, one on stationery of the Bohemian Club, San Francisco; 1 letter;...

 
Lily and Nathan Edelman correspondence, 1927-1944.

The collection consists primarily of love letters exchanged between Lily and Nathan Edelman that express their feelings for each other and in which they discuss their emotional life; intellectual and cultural interests and activities; philosophical views; opinions on economic and...

 
Lima, Archivo Arzobispal selected documents : Province of Huarochiri, Peru : typescript, 1660-1701.

Concern idolatry in various towns of the province of Huarochiri. Selected by Nancy Gilmer for use in M.H. Thesis, 1950-1951. Includes transcripts of portions from last reel of microfilm.

 
Limantour (José Y.) Papers

Correspondence, documents (originals, copies and photocopies) and clippings, relating mainly to Limantour's land claims and subsequent litigation. A few papers, 1885-1888, of his son, Jose Yves, are also included.

 
Lin, T. Y. (Tung Yen) Photographs from the T.Y. Lin papers [graphic].

Slides pertaining to the design and construction of numerous bridges and buildings in California and elsewhere, many of them the projects of Lin or T.Y. Lin International. Includes a very small number of personal photographs.

 
Lin (T.Y.) Papers

The T.Y. Lin papers, 1932-1998, consist of personal and professional records of Lin's engineering and political work including calculations, drawings, reports and analyses for five major design projects: the Rio Colorado Bridge, the Intercontinental Peace Bridge, the Ruck-A-Chucky Bridge, the...

 
Lincoln Fitzell papers, 1928-1958 (bulk 1938-1957).

Contains correspondence from journal editors including Lewis Mumford, Alfred Kreymborg, Harriet Monroe and Ridgely Torrence, from literary friends and political figures. Also includes manuscripts of poetry, an unpublished novel and an essay, "The Sword and the Dragon," and materials relating...

 
Lincoln Grammar School collection, 1888-1960 (bulk 1926-1943)

Includes correspondence and other papers, 1909-1960; 2nd grade geography text, handwritten, 1888; and scrapbooks of the Lincoln Grammar School Association, with minutes of meetings.

 
Lincoln Highway Association correspondence, 1912-1923.

Mainly concerning the promotion of the highway. Includes letters from T.C. Du Pont, Theodore Roosevelt, J.M. Carey, A.J. Beveridge, Elbert Hubbard, G.H. Lorimer, Enos A. Mills, T.L. Oddie, Mark Sullivan, and H.C. Wallace.

 
Lincoln Highway Association records, 1918-1926.

Mostly correspondence and papers of Austin F. Bement, Secretary, with letters from Gustav Linderthal, J. Newton Gunn, and Edwin Wildman; also recollections of the Lincoln Highway by W.D. Eddenburn, C.G. Fisher, W.S. Gilbreath, E. Hines, H.B. Joy, F.A. Seiberling, and...

 
Lincoln Highway photographs [graphic].

Snapshots and professionally produced photographs of sections of the Lincoln Highway and of automobiles travelling it. A few images are of towns and attractions along its route. The majority of photographs document the highway in Utah, Nevada and California, and...

 
Lincoln memorabilia collection, ca. 1860-1864.

Contains items from Abraham Lincoln's presidential campaign in Calif. Also includes information about Lincoln as Postmaster in Ill.

 
Lincoln Steffens letters : ALS, 1925-1932.

Most of them are addressed to his niece, Jane (Hollister) Wheelwright; a few to her mother.

 
Linda Carol Colby collection relating to Jack London [graphic].

Contains material collected by Colby relating to Jack London: copy photographs of the author and his family, snapshots (ca. 1980) of his homes and haunts in Oakland and Sonoma County, and other ephemera pertaining to Beauty Ranch (at Jack London...

Lindbergh (Charles) - Photographs of Charles Lindbergh's Visit to Monterey, March 11, 1930

This collection consists of 9 photographic prints of Charles Lindbergh's visit to Monterey on March 11, 1930, taken by the Associated Press. Included are photographs of Lindbergh and others in front of a plane, Lindbergh on a motorcycle, during a...

 
Linden Towers; the James Flood Mansion, Menlo Park, Calif. [graphic]

Primarily exterior and interior views of the mansion, including sculpture and surrounding garden. Includes two cabinet card photographs of artist's depictions of the estate, circa 1875-1878, on Bradley & Rulofson mounts.

 
Lindley, Morton. Reports on copper mining in Shasta County, California, [before 1963]

Reports titled, "The Shasta May Blossom Copper Mining and Smelting Company," and "The Recent Development of Smelting Ores in the Great Copper Belt of California."

 
Lines to the pliocene skill, from the Bret Harte papers [graphic]

1979.039:1 is a illustrated, hand written copy of Harte's Lines to the pliocene skull (6 pages) inscribed to Dr. Geo. C. Schaeffer, 1870; 1979.039:2 is a packet of illustrations from Lines to the pliocene skull, copied for Major J.S. Billings,...

 
Linguistics east and west: American Indian, Sino-Tibetan, and Thai : oral history transcript / 1986.

Discusses his childhood and education in China, his university and related education in the United States and Europe, his research in China, involvement with the Chung-kuo ko hsueh yuan (Academia Sinica), and teaching assignments in the United States. It also...

 
Linus Wilson Darling papers, 1859-1906.

3 v. containing diaries and accounts, 1876-1897, relating to life in Lone Rock, Oregon, and vicinity as notary public and farmer. Drafts of a few letters and articles, surveys, clippings, etc. included.

 
Lionel A. Sheldon biographical material and essay, military genius, [1888]

Concerning his Civil War experiences, political life in Ohio and Louisiana, governorship of New Mexico Territory, receivership of the Texas Pacific Railway and interests in Southern California.

 
Lionel Pigot Johnson letter to Mr. O'Leary : ALS, 1895 July 25.

With clipping of an article, Lionel Johnson: Poet, by Adrian Earle.

 
Lipson (Leslie) Papers

The Leslie Lipson Papers consist of speeches, writings, lecture notes, subject files and other materials, primarily documenting his career at University of California, Berkeley.

 
List of schooners built by Thomas H. Petersen and ship plans, 1900s.

List of schooners is a typescript copied from scrapbook of Petersen's daughter, Mrs. Anna C. Brown by Eugene Compton. Rolled item is plans of ships.

 
Lista de la gente que se ba lebantando en esta ciudad de queretaro ... : Mexico City and Queretaro : DS, 1705 Jan. 10-Feb. 10.

Documents relating to recruiting soldiers at Queretaro for service in Manila, including viceregal orders signed by the Duke of Alburquerque, and rolls of men enlisted, with information on wages paid them.

 
Lists of California women in the suffrage movement, 1869-1911.

Alphabetical lists, compiled from newspaper sources. Included also are lists of suffrage conventions and of men associated with the movement.

 
Lists of plots by row and lot and by name : Dobbins, Calif., 1970 Mar. 10.

Photocopy of computer printout. Map of the district included.

 
Literary San Francisco : oral history transcript / and related material, 1965.

Discussion of writing career; association with Book Club of California; printers, writers. bibliophiles and artists he has known. Photographs inserted.

 
Literary scrapbook, [ca. 1903-1904]

Includes Joaquin Miller material - letter (A.L.S.), poem (A.Ms.S.) and clippings, p. 17-20; poem by Edwin Markham (A.Ms.S.) and clippings, p. 21-22; two letters from Ina D. Coolbrith (A.Ls.S.) and copies of her poems, p. 23-29; copy of poem by...

 
Lithographs of Los Angeles, Calif.

Scenes include the Los Angeles Civic Center, and old Chinatown.

 
Lithographs of the Pacific Northwest from the publication West Shore [graphic]

Views show Seattle, Washington with Mt. Rainier in the distance (also includes business area, docks, and residences); a general view of Astoria, Oregon looking seaward and one looking inland (vessels are shown on the Columbia River); a view of Portland,...

 
Litigation and the practice of labor law at Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro : 1934-1977 : oral history transcript ; / 1985.

Family, Oregon; education at Stanford, and shipping out to New Zealand; joining Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, 1934; trial work, 1940s: Big-Six Case, Taft-Hartley Act, litigation, and strike arbitration; Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro labor practice group; National Labor Relations Board, 1960s-1970s,...

 
Litigator and federal judge : oral history transcript / 2000.

Education at Stanford University and Stanford Law School; early work with Halsey & Leo law firm; litigator for Fitzgerald, Abbot & Beardsley law firm, discusses cases: Owl Drug Co., Fair Trade Act, Leco Products Co.; personal injury work, UC loyalty...

 
Litigator, federal district judge, director of the Federal Judicial Center, and professor, 1952-1997 : oral history transcript / 1998.

Childhood in Berlin, early 1930s, and family move to Los Angeles, 1938; World War II intelligence work; University of Southern California, and Harvard Law School; trial lawyer with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, 1952-1976: antitrust litigation, colleagues, Morris Doyle, cases...

 
Litton (Charles V.) Papers

Letters written to Litton and copies of letters by him; notes; notebooks; reports; blueprints and drawings; patents; etc. concerning vacuum tubes and machinery built by Litton and his various businesses; the operation of the companies; Litton's theories of physics; and...

 
Livermore family papers, circa 1840-2005 (bulk 1930-1980).

Primarily architectural and other papers of George Livermore. Also includes Livermore family correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and other papers.

 
Livermore Sanitarium, Livermore, Calif. records, 1912-1918.

Includes letter from V.H. Podstata to John W. Robertson, accounts, agreements, etc.

 
Livingston family papers and photographs, 1912-1945.

The collection consists of photographs of members of the Livingston family, including David, Samuel, Edward, Fredericka Livingston Stiebel, and Hattie Livingston Levy. The collection also includes a copy of Edward Livingston, Sr.'s A Personal History of the San Francisco Earthquake...

 
Livingston, Kinkead & Company records, 1857-1862.

The papers include letters from and accounts with army officers and others who accompanied the Utah Expedition or wintered with it in 1857-1858; notes by and accounts with John Robertson and other mountain men; letters by Livingston, Kinkead & Company,...

 
Lizana y Beaumont, Francisco Javier de Letters to Andres Cochrane Johnstone : Mexico, 1809.

The archbishop-viceroy requests that Cochrane transport certain funds from Veracruz to Cadiz, and also that he take two French prisoners, General Octaviano de Alvimar, and a Mr. Champantier, still awaiting passage due to refusal of Spanish captains to take them...

 
Lizzie M. Brooks scrapbook, [1871-1900?]

Newspaper clippings pertaining mainly to California and the West.

 
L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation pictorial material [graphic].

Includes formal portraits, snapshots and other personal photographs pertaining to Mary C. Skaggs, L.J. Skaggs and their family, friends and associates. Also includes some photographs of Skaggs Foundation officials, including Philip Jelley. Other items include posters, certificates and tributes pertaining...

 
L.L. Hickock letters to his wife, 1886.

Letters describe life in North San Juan, Nevada Co., Calif.

 
Llewellyn Zublin letters to his wife and son : San Francisco, Calif., 1852-1857.

Consists of letters describing life in San Francisco, work in local newspapers, including the San Francisco Herald and the San Francisco Call, and local events between 1852 to 1857, including elections, earthquakes, fires and agricultural prices, as well as his...

 
Lloyd Austin papers, 1926-1940 (bulk 1926-1927)

Correspondence and notes concerning his work and activities with plants, Luther Burbank's Gold Ridge Experiment Farm, and other growers.

 
Lloyd Osbourne letters to his sister, Isobel Field : Nice, France., 1940 July-December.

Describe difficulties of living in unoccupied France during World War II.

 
Lloyd William Dinkelspiel papers, 1886-1980.

The collection consists of genealogical and biographical information; obituaries; some correspondence; compositions and poems; a will of Pauline Dinkelspiel; certificates and family documents; information about Dinkelspiel House, which is part of Dunsmuir House and Gardens in Oakland, California; a 1916...

 
L.M. Hoffman & Co. auction catalogues : for prime Rio coffee, 1844.

Contains 2 annotated catalogues for prime Rio coffee sold at auction by auctioneer L.M. Hoffman from the Barque Heindrik in Apr. 1844 and the Barque James Boorman in Aug. 1844.

 
Locke, Elbridge Gerry. Diaries, 1851 & 1853.

Diary, 1851, in Concord, N.H. Diary, 1853, records voyage on ship, Georgia, to the Isthmus of Panama, and to San Francisco on steamship, California; location of mining claim near Knight's Ferry; work in San Francisco and on his claim.

 
Lockwood De Forest correspondence, 1930.

Eight letters are addressed to De Forest, mostly from family members, discussing the settlement of the estate and disposition of the negatives and pictures of photographer Henry Ravell.

 
Lockwood, Frank C. (Frank Cummins) Correspondence concerning Herbert E. Bolton, 1931-1933.

Appreciations of Bolton as a teacher from some of his former students. Used as the basis of an article published in The Catholic World, Nov. 1933.

 
Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict) Photographs related to Leonard B. Loeb [graphic].

Collection of later prints and corresponding negatives consists primarily of photographs of ships and shipwrecks. A smaller number of nature scenes depict sand dunes and beaches. The following are also included: views of lighthouses; architecture of Stanford and UC Berkeley...

 
Loeb (Leonard B.) Papers

Letters written to Loeb and copies of letters by him; notes; biographical sketches; speeches; clippings, etc. primarily relating to his research work in the field of gaseous discharge physics and his teaching career at the University of California, Berkeley, Department...

 
Loeber, Ivy M. Collection of pictorial material relating to Napa County [graphic]

Collection devoted primarily to Napa County, Calif., including scenery, residences, street scenes, and family life. Drawing book of sketches of famous people, some color, by Jessie Francis, of Calistoga, Napa County (later Mrs. Jessie Francis Short-Jackson, artist in Berkeley, Calif.)....

 
Log house, West Adams St., Los Angeles [graphic].

Two views of the front exterior of a new suburban Los Angeles residence with log columns; one includes figures and dog posing on lawn.

 
Log of private car J'arilla [graphic] : [a Pullman car trip from Rochester, New York, to San Francisco, Calif.]

Photos depict members of the party ("Eastern capitalists," as described in one of the newspaper accounts) posed in the terrace of the Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs, touring in motor cars, and at various sites around Salt Lake City, Mt. Lowe,...

 
Logbook of the vessel Alden Besse (bark), 1901 Oct. 22 - 1903, Feb. 16.

Contains logbook, 22 Oct. 1901-16 Feb. 1903, with information on crews, cargo, repairs to the ship, etc. Written in various hands. With this, two ships' manifests, 1910-1911.

 
Logbooks, etc., of vessels which touched California ports.

Mentor (ship) [Log, Apr. 4, 1824-Aug. 28, 1825] (131 p., Ms.) Log for voyage under the command of George Newell from Canton, China, to California; along the coast; to Mazatlan; to the Sandwich Islands; and on to China. With return...

 
Logbooks for voyages along the coast of California, [1779-1782?]

Fragments, probably copies, of logbooks recording two voyages along the California coast in conjunction with the frigate Favortia. The first is evidently from the frigate Princesa, which sailed from San Blas to San Francisco and back, February 11-November 21, 1779,...

 
Logbooks, journals, etc., of voyages to the Alaska coast.

Sturgis, William (1782-1863) [Journal on board the ship, Eliza, Captain Rowan, Master, Feb. 13-May 17, 1799] (59 p. A.Ms.)

 
Logbooks of the Dollar Steamship Lines and American President Lines, 1930-1940.

Daily logbooks for steamships kept by named and unnamed bridge officers. Each contains detailed information and various remarks concerning routes, weather and sea conditions, and particular times and locations.

 
Logbooks of the U.S. Frigate United States, 1842-1844, Sloop of War Cyane, 1841-1848, and Sloop of War Dale, 1841-1848.

Records of voyages to California, Hawaii, Mexico and South America. Reel 1: United States, 1842-1844 Cyane, 1841-1844; reel 2: Cyane, 1845-1848; reel 3: Dale, 1841-1848.

 
Logbooks of vessels operating out of San Francisco.

Logbooks (1861-1866, 1867, 1919-1935) kept by masters of various vessels engaged in fishing, whaling and trading on the Pacific Coast.

 
Loggers, lumber haulers, merchants, sea captains and ships engaged in the lumber trade before 1848 in the Monterey-Santa Cruz area : typescript, ca. 1962.

Originally prepared as an appendix for the article, Lumbering in Hispanic California (California Historial Society Quarterly, Sept. 1962)

 
Logging activities in the McCloud River area, Calif. [graphic]

Includes portraits, loggers, logging operations, the McCloud River (Shasta Co., Calif.), and logging trains.

 
Logging, geology, family activities, U.S. Navy, and scenery in California [graphic]

Subjects include the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Russian River, logging in Caspar (Mendocino County), Feather River, Spanish Peak, Plumas County geology, United States Navy, Castle Crags, Mossbrae Falls, and Post family activities (ports, Christmas,...

 
Logging operations near Arcata, and a view of the Humboldt Bay, Calif. [graphic]

Included are a logging view showing several men cutting a redwood tree, and a photograph of an unidentified painting of ship in Humboldt Bay.

 
Logging scenes at Duncan's Mill, Sonoma County, Calif. [graphic]

Oxen teams with armed men on logging road, and the small railroad engine "Tyrone" hauling logs.

 
Logs of various ships on voyages to the Northwest coast of America, [ca. 1790-1795]

Primarily logs of the sloop Discovery, but also included are records of the Chatham, Daphne, Dorset, and Dover.

 
Lohry family photographs [graphic]

Includes a few studio and school group portraits and many family snapshots (few identified). Also pictured are trains, boats, construction and telegraph equipment, homes, nature scenes, and a family camping trip. Locations include the San Francisco Bay Area (mostly Oakland,...

 
Lois Ann Sims scrapbook [graphic].

Includes assorted photographs, papers and ephemera pertaining to Sims career as an elementary school teacher and administrator in San Francisco, as well as her participation in events associated with the national sorority Phi Delta Kappa, Beta Nu chapter. It is...

 
Lois Chambers Stone papers, circa 1965-1985.

Includes drafts, research notes, correspondence, and a bibliography primarily relating to Stone's biography of Andrew Jackson Grayson, which was included in the book Birds of the Pacific Slope.

 
Lois Lenski photograph collection [graphic]

Photographs related to research for Lenski's books, as well as some Lenski family photographs. Includes albums labeled "To Be a Logger" containing photos of children, forest and logging scenes taken in Tiller, Oregon; "Cotton in My Sack" showing cotton picking,...

 
Lois Rather correspondence : Oakland, Calif. with Roger Keith Larson, 1975-1995.

Consists chiefly of letters from Lois Rather to Roger and occasionally, Frances Larson, with retained carbon copies (drafts?) of letters by Roger Larson. Also includes a few letters from Larson to others regarding the Rathers, and some miscellaneous items and...

 
Lola Montez collection, 1850, 1860, undated.

Contains letter to a doctor, Paris, Nov. 5, 1850, written for her by another; inscription addressed to Lucinda Storrs, New York, Jan. 21, 1860 (A.Ms.); and letter to "Baron", signed "Landsfeld" [Grafin von Landsfeld?], possibly from Lola Montez, requesting that...

 
London, Charmian. Letters to Cyril Clemens, 1929-1947.

Nine letters relating to her husband, Jack London, and to her own writings.

 
London (Jack) Collection of Papers

This collection contains a variety of materials relating to Jack London including personal correspondence, manuscripts, diary excerpts, a page from the log of London's boat, the Snark, bibliographies, theatrical materials and programs, materials relating to London's servant, Sekine, and a...

 
London, Jack Photographs from a collection of letters from Jack London to Ralph Kasper [graphic]

Tropical scenes (possibly Hawaii and other locations) including sailing ships, scenery, and snapshots of people.

 
Long Beach earthquake of 1933 [graphic]

Snapshots, photo postcards, newsclippings, and photomechanical prints documenting damage from the March 10, 1933 earthquake in Long Beach, Calif.

 
Long Beach pier photographs [graphic].

Crowd scenes at Long Beach pier and adjacent beaches, as well as a view of a nearby park.

 
Long (Oscar F.) Papers

Correspondence, army orders, maps and manuscripts of military pamphlets. Relate to Lon's army career, especially to battles with the Montana Indians of the Yellowstone District, 1877-1878, and to his work in the Quartermaster Dept.

 
Long (Percy V.) Papers

Letters; MSS, tear sheets and reprints of his writings, many of which relate to governmental matters; material re Coolidge-Dawes Republican League of California; personalia; clippings, including obituaries. A few papers re the Juvenile Probation Committee in San Francisco.

 
Longfellow Gold Syndicate letter, 1900 Jan. 12.

Regarding taxes for mining company in Tuolumne County, Calif.

 
Lonnie H. Wilson photograph archive [graphic].

Subjects include: schools, sports, fashion, local events, politics, parades, memorial services, and other images illustrative of local news stories.

 
Loomis, (C. Grant) Papers

The C. Grant Loomis papers consist of professional and personal correspondance, articles written and published by Loomis on folklore, medieval saint's legends and German poetry and culture. Also included are notes on folklore, transcripts and translations of German poetry and...

 
Lope de Vega works, 1608-1617.

v. 1: El cordobes valeroso, Pedro Carbonero (1603); v. 2: La Prueba de los Amigos (1604); v. 3: La Batalla del Honor (1608); v. 4: El Desden vengado (1617)

 
Lord family papers, 1850-1945 (bulk 1870-1890).

Contains legal documents, diaries, correspondence and genealogical material related to Frederic B., Joseph D., Kate A. and Maude Denison Lord. Legal documents include land documents and the survey of swamp lands in Sacramento County, Calif., in the 1860's by Charles...

 
Lord family portraits [graphic]

Family portraits and one view of the residence of R.P. Burr, Sacramento, Calif. View includes a carriage, family members, and dogs in foreground. Individuals identified on verso include Emma Lord Burr, Joseph D. Lord, and others of the Burr family.

 
Lord Justice W.M. James correspondence : ALS, 1864-1878.

Five letters addressed to Lord Justice James by various correspondents, including Edward Cardwell, Baron Hatherley, the Earl of Selborne, and Robert Lowe.

 
Lorena Hays personal journal : ms, 1852-1859.

Description of her trip across the plains to California in 1852. With this, photocopy of a typed transcript of the journal, and genealogical information on the Hayes family.

 
 
Lorenzo Gordin Yates dictation and biographical material, 1887.

Dictation, recorded by H.C. Brownlee; autobiographical sketch; letter, Dec. 12, 1887, to David R. Sessions of the History Company.

 
Lorenzo Gordin Yates pictorial collection [graphic]

61 Photographs (including 3 stereographs), primarily of western United States shells, plant life (mainly cactus); some California Indian artifacts and skulls. Many unidentified.

 
Lorin Pullen letters : Michigan Bar, Calif., to parents, Kingfield, Me., 1854-1863.

Five handwritten letters (15 p.) from a gold miner seeking his fortune in California to his parents in Maine. Three of the letters are written from Michigan Bar, California. Two letters are addressed from Yankee Hill, California. He writes of...

 
Lorraine Stephens Berry miscellany of Icaria-Speranza, 1877-1993.

Contains materials collected by Lorraine Stephens Berry on Icaria-Speranza including research, Berry's correspondence with Dale Ross, and newsletters, reports and news releases of the National Icarian Heritage Society. Also includes pamphlets by original Icarian members including Jules Leroux, and blueprints...

 
Los Angeles and vicinty views [graphic]

Photos show the beach at Santa Monica, Ezra Meeker at a 1910 aviation meet, and general Los Angeles area views of street scenes and homes, and some Riverside area views.

 
Los Angeles Archives.

Copies and extracts by Hayes, Murray, et al.

 
Los Angeles area news photographs [graphic] /

Chiefly accident or crime scenes and victims, or suspected criminals under arrest. Includes auto accidents, a brothel raid, murder victims, suicides, and other occurrences. Of note are one photograph of organized crime figure Mickey Cohen and one photograph of the...

 
Los Angeles County California land papers, 1841-1869.

Leases, warrant, title search, deed, testimony, article of separation between or among Phineas Banning, John Long, Jose Zenon Fernandez, Tomas Sanchez, Henry Hancock, J.P. McFarland, Maria Cleofas Nieto, Leanardo Cota, Juan Sepulveda, Catarina Ruiz, Ramon Yorba, Felix Signoret, Catarina Signoret,...

 
Los Angeles County records, 1843-1858.

Correspondence concerning Los Angeles County events such as criminal acts and appointment to office from, to, or concerning Manuel Dominguez, Juan Perez, Antonio F. Coronel, Juan Gallardo, Antonio Maria Ortega, Jose Salazar, Bernardino Lopez, Tomas Antonio Yorba, Tomas Sanchez, Stephen...

Los Angeles Harbor at San Pedro: Two Panoramas, 1908 and 1926

The Two Panoramas of the Los Angeles Harbor at San Pedro album contains two 8-plate panorama photographs of the Los Angeles Harbor, one taken in 1908, the other in 1926. Both panoramas picture the same section of the harbor, and...

 
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra papers, 1921-1928.

Includes letters from Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Leopold Stokowski, and Al Jolson.

 
Los Angeles Railway. Collection of Los Angeles Railway weekly passes [graphic]

Passes illustrated with promotions for civic events, plays, public service messages, etc.

 
The Los Angeles River [graphic].

Series of photographs taken by Grant Rusk documenting the course of the Los Angeles River, especially its concrete flood control channel and adjacent urban environs, from near the river's source in the San Fernando Valley, through Los Angeles, to its...

 
Los Angeles State Normal School photographs [graphic]

Photographs show the Los Angeles State Normal School, student teachers with their classes of children, children's activities (gardening, playgrounds, etc.), and Everett Shepardson, faculty member. Other views show a parade in Pasadena.

 
Los Angeles views [graphic]

Primarily views of streets and buildings in Los Angeles and scenes in Yosemite. A few views of Sutro Park and Baths, other California landscapes, the Grand Canyon, and Gallup, New Mexico are also present. Explanatory notes added by photographer in...

 
Los Chapines [graphic].

Portrait photographs of various Guatemalans taken between 1976 and 1986.

 
Los Cristeros documents, 1926-1959.

Materials relating to the Cristero movement in Mexico. Includes articles by Jose J. Hernandez; corridos; and copy of a letter by the bishop of Zacatecas, Ignacio Placencia y Moreira.

 
Los pastores : [a Christmas play], [undated]

Typed transcripts of a copy of a Christmas play presented annually at one time in Ocampo and later in Pueblo Sacramento, Chihuahua, Mexico. Copy was made, 1955, from the version appearing in an old notebook used by the play's director,...

 
Los Verjels Land and Water Company records, [1911-1915]

Copies of by-laws, articles of incorporation, and minutes of meetings, 1911 and 1914, of a company formed to buy and sell land and water rights. Include correspondence and papers relating to land transactions in Butte and Yuba Counties involving F.M....

 
Lou Grant original editorial cartoon drawings for the Oakland Tribune [graphic].

Original drawings and one printing plate for editorial cartoons to be published chiefly in the Oakland Tribune. Subject matter includes United States and California politics. Drawings depict such figures as Jerry Brown, Ronald Reagan, Richard M. Nixon, George Deukmejian, Edmund...

 
Louderback (George D.) Papers

Correspondence, diaries, and papers, pertaining to his activities as geologist, as professor, and as Dean of the College of Letters and Science, University of California, Berkeley, and as member of the advisory board of the University of California at Santa...

 
Louie's Place Lunch menus, 1934.

Contains menus from the restaurant Louie's Place Lunch in Stockton, Calif. Includes one printed menu by Inter-State Press, Los Angeles, Calif., remainder are typed daily menus from March 1 to June 18, 1934.

 
Louis Alexander MacKay plays : and related materials : typescripts, [undated]

Mr. Fairweather Weevil (a translation and adaptation of Plautus' Curculio, 28 l.) and Agamemnon's Daughter (52 l.). With these, letter from MacKay to Eliza Pietsch (June 6, 1961).

 
Louis and Gertrude Getz family papers and photographs, 1877-1945.

This collection contains a small number of Getz family papers; a scrapbook with clippings relating to the various shows and entertainments that were offered in the tent cities that sprang up after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, including...

 
Louis Antoine Napoleon du Military certificates, 1863-1866.

Certificates for military promotions and awards for an Algerian soldier, member of the French expedition to Mexico, with signatures of Achille F. Bazaine and others.

 
Louis B. Bishop papers.

Correspondence, notebooks, and subject files chiefly concerning the Cooper Ornithological Society.

 
Louis Bartlett memoirs : oral history transcript / and related material, 1954-1957.

Notes on family, early life and education; experiences on the U.S. Fish Commission steamer, Albatross, 1880, on the Pacific Coast (including Alaska); his uncle, Washington Bartlett; California, San Francisco and Berkeley politics (including Louis' service as mayor of the latter);...

 
Louis Bartlett papers.

Papers concerning his interest in water projects, utilities, politics, etc.

 
Louis Bassi Siegriest reminiscences : oral history transcript / and related material, 1953-1954.

Mainly discussion of art and artists of California and work as commercial artist. Included also is information concerning exhibitions and awards for both.

 
Louis Cassaretto marriage form and request for loan.

Portion of marriage license for Cassaretto and Adelina G. Bruschi, May 1, 1880.

 
Louis Christian Mullgardt diaries : ms., 1922-1923.

Pertain to his travels, with sketches. Some copies of letters and articles included. v. 1: Japan, Korea, China, Manila, Hong Kong, Burma, India; v. 2: India, Egypt, Italy, France, England.

 
Louis Correspondence avec Carlos III : ms., 1761-1771.

Transcripts. Relate to arrangements for royal marriages and to relations with England.

 
Louis Gobeil papers, 1862-1871.

Letters from classmates at the San Jose Institute and Commercial College; two Civil War letters from his brother Martin written from the Louisiana area; and miscellaneous report cards and accounts from the Institute.

 
Louis Herman Bash papers, [ca. 1905-1939]

Box: correspondence, relating primarily to his research on Fort Mason.

 
Louis Herman Bash photograph collection [graphic]

Landscapes, cityscapes, buildings, and aerial views of Fort Mason and San Francisco, Calif.

 
Louis Livingston material relating to his father, Marcus Livingston, 1932-1941.

Includes correspondence with U.S. Census Bureau, California State Library, and U.S. Navy Department, some of which relates to his attempt to secure information about his father's service record in the Mexican War.

 
Louis Shawl portraits of Johan Hagemeyer [graphic].

Includes 2 portraits of Johan Hagemeyer, both printed from the same negative. Also includes 5 negatives of other images of Hagemeyer, some taken years later.

 
Louis Weule Company correspondence, 1906.

Contains correspondence to Louis Weule from fellow merchants around the U.S. following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake offering condolences and help in re-establishing business. Also includes list of inventory lost in earthquake for insurance.

 
Louisa Moeller Rahm diary, 1862 Apr.-Oct.

Diary of overland trip from Fairfield, Illinois, to California. Includes photographs and explanatory notes by Archie Frame, who came with the Rahms, at end.

 
Louise Boepple Graff papers, circa 1937-1955.

Primarily papers regarding her activities in various women's clubs in San Francisco, especially the California Federation of Women's Clubs.

 
Louisiana Erwin Strentzel papers, 1850-1882.

Contains an incomplete diary from 1850 to 1882, (no entries for 1852-1867), some as original diary entries and some as transcriptions. Diary describes weather, fires, earthquakes; family life including John Muir; sale and purchases of goods, hunting, and fruit growing;...

 
Louisiana Papers

This collection of papers consists of correspondence, reports, printed pamphlets, and broadsides relating to Louisiana after its occupation by Spain. The Louisiana territory comprised the Lower Mississippi River Valley, upstream to St. Louis and the Illinois country, as well as...

 
Louisiana Purchase Exposition photograph album [graphic].

Album of photographs, many of which document the travels of an unidentied party across the country, including many views of construction of buildings for the 1904 world's fair in St. Louis, Mo. (Louisiana Purchase Exposition). Also includes other views taken...

 
Lovatt, William Nelson. Photographs of China [graphic] /

Albums include views from trips to Shanghai (1880s-1900s), Peking, Hang Kow[?], environs of Kun Kuang[?], Yangtze River and other locations. Depicted are streets, parks, palaces, walls, temples, social events, western style banquets, antiquities, tombs, etc. Portraits, including a group portrait...

 
Lovett, William Edward Records for stageline : ms., 1855-1872.

v. 1 - list of passengers from Monterey to San Francisco, 1855-1856, with price of fares, and notes and undated diary at the end of the volume; v. 2 - record of passengers and fares between San Juan and Los...

 
Lowie (Robert H.) Papers

Correspondence and papers relating to his career as professor of anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; field notes of his work on Indians and Indian linguistics, particularly the Crow Indians, as well as of Chipewyan, Hidatsa, Hopi, Kiowa, and Washo Indians;...

 
Loyalton Lumber Company records, [ca. 1916-1920]

Include day books (2 v., 1916 & 1919-20); time book (1916); journal (1916); and ledgers (1916-1917); and miscellaneous financial papers.

 
The loyalty oath, the Free Speech Movement, and education reforms at the University of California, Berkeley : oral history transcript / 2004.

Family and childhood, education at Yale, joining English Dept. at University of California Berkeley; loyalty oath controversy, 1949-1952; Free Speech Movement, 1964-1966; work on Select Committee on Education, 1965-1966; work at Strawberry Creek College, 1974-1980.

 
Loye Holmes Miller papers : additions, 1910-1966.

Letters and clippings, many relating to the celebration of his 90th birthday, and to the death of his son, Alden.

 
López Uraga (José) Papers

Correspondence, commonplace book, miscellaneous accounts 1862-1880, programs, clippings, and maps of Honduras relating to the career of Jose Lopez Uraga, diplomat and soldier, in Mexico, Guatemala, and California. Collection includes letters from Maximilian, Porfirio Diaz, Benito Juarez, F. Parraga, Matias...

 
L.S. Slevin notebooks containing lists of his negatives, circa 1880s-1930s.

Included also: copy of a letter, November 26, 1919, from Slevin to Mrs. H.W. Toulmin, and her reply, November 27.

 
L.S. Slevin photograph collection [graphic].

Many views of the Monterey and Carmel, Calif. area, including landscape views, Big Trees (redwood grove), homes (including those of General Vallejo, General Sherman, and R.L. Stevenson), Hotel Del Monte, Cannery Row, other historical landmarks, and historical re-creations including costumed...

 
Lubin (Simon J.) Papers

Correspondence, biographical sketches, articles and addresses, reports, clippings, etc., relating primarily to his service with the State Commission of Immigration and Housing and its investigation of IWW sabotage activities during World War I, agricultural labor camps, and the 1913 Wheatland...

 
Lucas Willey papers, [ca. 1849-1873]

Letters from family and friends in Arkansas and Texas; diaries (6 v.), 1854-1872, covering his overland journey from Clarksville, Ark. to California (Apr. 3-Dec. 19, 1854), his mining experiences in Tuolumne and El Dorado counties, his return to Arkansas via...

 
Luce (Edgar A.) Papers

Pt. I: letters and scrapbooks relating primarily to his interests in reform government, the Lincoln-Roosevelt League, and the Progressive Party and to his campaigns for public office. (Portfolio, 2 v.) Pt. II - On film only: two scrapbooks of clippings,...

 
Luce, Edgar Augustine Letters relating to statements concerning Hiram W. Johnson, made by Robert G. Cleland in California In Our Time and by George E. Mowry in The California Progressives, 1948-1956.

Includes copies of Luce's letters to Cleland and Mowry explaining also his own part in the Progressive movement in California, and copies of letters from Alexander McCabe and Phil D. Swing.

 
Lucien Foulet letters, 1910 May 3 - 24.

Concerning a holograph letter by Voltaire which he wished to include in his edition of the correspondence of Voltaire (1726-1729), published in 1913..

 
Lucile K. Czarnowski papers, 1928-1982.

Contains correspondence, manuscripts of her writings, dance notations, dance programs, musical scores and photographs.

 
Lucile W. Green papers, circa 1907-1998.

Contains materials documenting her involvement with dozens of international peace and global empowerment organizations including the World Federalist Association, World Citizens Assembly, United People's Assembly, Action Coalition for Global Change, World Government Organization Coalition, World Constitution and Parliament Association, and...

 
Lucille Gold Mining Company receipt, 1895 Jan. 1.

Receipt for supplies for mining company in Plymouth, Calif.

 
Lucius Elderkin Shurtleff travel diary : and related material, 1849-1852.

Bound travel diary of L.E. Shurtleff, traveling from upstate New York to the gold regions of California via Panama containing 77 pages of handwritten, dated entries. Shurtleff and a traveling companion, E.L. Sanderson, board the ship, Empire City, in New...

 
Lucius Levy Solomons papers, 1745-1963.

Genealogies of the Seixas and Solomons families; articles and speeches by Lucius Levy Solomons on such topics as the meaning of Judaism, the Jew in the Diaspora, anti-Semitism, Palestine, immigration, philanthropy, Jewish character, fraternalism and brotherhood, spiritual nationality, political Zionism,...

 
Lucky Rock Gold Mining Company ledger : Tuolumne County, 1876-1878.

Contains ledger (1876-1877) with minutes of board meetings and financial information starting with the incorporation of Lucky Rock Gold Mining Company. Also includes deeds for Aetna Mining Company (1877-1878)

 
Lucy A. Harrison Franklin papers, 1856-1877.

Mainly business and personal correspondence and receipts of a resident of Tuolumne County. Letter from Isa (Franklin) Beaumont included.

 
Lucy Higgins and Sarah Brown papers, circa 1854-2005.

Contains manuscripts with transcription and digital copy of a trip to Yosemite in 1888 from Santa Clara taken by Lucy Higgins, her family and friend Sarah Brown; 2 John Brown family letters; a Japanese Picture book about Samurai and a...

 
Ludlow family correspondence : ALS, 1834-1874.

Eight letters, four of them concerning the Mexican War, 1847-1848.

 
Luella Kenan Sawyer papers, 1924-1972.

Box: correspondence relating to her work for the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs and the Sierra Club, including letters from John F. Baldwin, Liz Carpenter, Arthur B. Johnson, Orville Freeman, C. M. Goethe, H. H. Humphrey, Richard L. Neuberger, Fred...

 
Luella Kenan Sawyer papers, 1933-1970.

Mainly letters to her from actors - Sammy Davis, Jr., Burgess Meredith, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Ralph Richardson, Anthony Quayle, Emlyn Williams and others. Also included: miscellaneous personalia.

 
Lufkin and Swain family papers : material relating to the Lufkin and Swain families, circa 1927-1935, undated.

Genealogical material, including family crests; an account of a four year cruise, 1848-1852, in the South Pacific, on board the whaling bark George Chamberlain, written by Sarah Carpenter Swain, widow of the master and third owner, William C. Swain (8...

 
Luis Antonio Arguello papers, 1823-1825.

Include oath of allegiance to Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide; letter concerning the treatment of Indians in Upper California; letter relating to Jose Bolcoff.

 
Luis de Cuevas cartas : Loreto, Baja California : ALs.S, 1832 Apr. 26.

Written from the Comisaria General del Territorio de la Baja California. Concerning requests for food and arms for troops in Baja California.

 
Luis de Velasco documents, 1609.

Two documents relating to land grants; and the second, title to the Hacienda de Tamariz.

 
Luis W. Alvarez bubble chamber logs, 1956-1970.

Included in: History of science and technology collection.

 
Lulu Dorothea Rubke Landweer papers, 1911-1961.

Collection of programs, clippings, pictures and miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the University of California and the Class of 1912.

 
Lulu Schussler autograph album : ms., 1880-1894.

Autograph album belonging to Lulu Schussler contains quotations and drawings presumably by visitors and friends, some of whom were students and teachers at Miss West's School for Girls in San Francisco, Calif. Includes numerous entries with German names and places,...

 
Lumber industry photographs from Mendocino, Calif. [graphic]

Many photos show operations at Glen Blair Mill including a group portrait of mill workers, a train loaded with logs, lumber, etc. One photo shows a scene on the Fort Bragg Railroad.

 
[Lumber mill view] [graphic]

Identified on verso (in modern hand) as Mill at Petaluma, but more likely to be a redwood mill of the Elk River and Arcata Mill and Lumber Companies, for which Jacob Hawley was an agent. Pictured are several buildings at...

 
Lumber mills at Dutch Flat and Canyon Creek, California [graphic]

:1 Dutch Flat mill view with sluice and waterwheel and logs on rough wagons with teams of oxen in foreground -- :2 Canon Creek Mill with large log sections, oxen teams, and mill buildings. A covered cart resting against a...

 
Lumbering photographs from the Horner family history [graphic]

Photographs reflect family activities in California, with an emphasis on lumbering. Many photographs of and around Usal, Calif. showing the wharf, mills, cutting and handling operations, residences and other buildings, people, recreational activities and related clothing. Many photographs of milling...

 
Luncheon tendered to President Wilson ... Palace Hotel, San Francisco [graphic].

Photograph of a large banquet hall with guests sitting at tables, captioned: Luncheon tendered to President Wilson by Advertising Club, Commonwealth Club, Down Town Association, Home Industry League, Rotary Club, Palace Hotel, San Francisco. September 18, 1919.

 
Lundbeck, Paul James Photographs from the Paul J. Lundbeck papers [graphic].

Includes snapshots and formal portraits of Lundbeck taken throughout his life, including his boyhood in California and his career in the United States Navy (a few taken during World War II); his legal father (or stepfather?) Charles Anderson and facilities...

 
Luther Burbank letters to Sam P. Lovett, 1909, July-August.

Two letters commenting on the Wonderberry (Solanum retroflexum), also known as the Sunberry. Originally named Solanum x burbankii, the Wonderberry was bred by Luther Burbank.

 
Lux School of Industrial Training records, 1869-1960 (bulk 1908-1955).

Contains incorporation documents, minutes and a manual for the school. Also includes Miranda W. Lux's last will and testament and a small amount of documents relating the transition from Lux College to the Miranda Lux Foundation.

 
Luz de tierra incognita en la America Septentrional o Indias Orientales de la Nueva Espana : ms., 1720.

A general history of discoveries in America, with special attention to the places visited by Mange, Libro I; followed by diaries recording his own expeditions and Jesuit participation in them, Libro II. Chapters IX and XI of Libro II have...

 
Luzerne Bartholomew agreement to sell a grizzly bear : Albany [N.Y.?], to Charles C. Norton and B.W. Johnson, 1854 Dec. 19.

Signed manuscript contract of Luzerne Bartholomew to sell a "large California Grizzly Bear, Waggon & Cage painting of said Bear & Cuts of same for the sum of Thirty Hundred Dollars..." to two men. The agreement stipulates monthly payments of...

 
Lyle E. Cook papers, ca. 1940-1990.

See also: Lyle Edwards Cook papers, 1938-1956 (BANC MSS C-B 978).

 
Lyle Edwards Cook papers, 1938-1956.

Papers relating to his state assembly campaign in Alameda County, 1938, with relevant letter from Gardiner Johnson, and work on behalf of Senator Estes Kefauver presidential campaigns in 1952 and 1956. Includes correspondence with Kefauver, 1951-1956, discussing political views, election...

 
Lyman A. Glenny papers, 1956-1988.

Includes correspondence, subject files, commission and committee files relating to higher education, articles, publications, and other professional papers.

 
Lyman Bridges papers, circa 1890-1900.

Papers of a Civil engineer mostly correspondence.

 
Lyman family papers, 1864-1968.

Chiefly correspondence of various family members; much correspondence is that to/from poet Helen Hoyt. Includes some manuscripts of Hoyt's poems, financial papers, and miscellany.

 
Lyman family photograph collection [graphic].

Predominantly family portraits and snapshots relating to the family and friends of William Whittingham Lyman. Taken at various locations including the Lymans' Napa Valley ranch near St. Helena, Calif. Postcards feature San Francisco's Panama-Pacific Exposition. Collection also includes several letters...

 
Lynne Elkin research material on Rosalind Franklin, 1952-2001.

Contains transcripts, audio cassettes, compact discs, and other research materials on the life and work of British scientist Rosalind Franklin for a proposed book. Also includes correspondence, interview notes, articles, edited transcripts of interview notes, a typescript of the unpublished...