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Inventory of the Mining Collection
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  • Publication Rights

  • Creator: University of California, Davis. Library
    Title: Mining Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1854-1937
    Extent: 2.6 linear feet
    Abstract: The Mining Collection contains documents relating to the development of mining in California, including account books and ledgers for several mining companies, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-016
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Scope and Content

    The Mining Collection contains documents relating to the development of mining in California, including account books and ledgers for several mining companies, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Manuscripts, 2. Correspondence, 3. Ephemera, 4. Photographic Materials.

    Related Collections

    During the processing of this collection, several small collections were extracted from D-016 and became unique collections. They are:
    MC247 Lydia Vineyard Gleason Papers
    MC248 Charles L. Stilson Papers
    MC249 John S. Hall Papers
    MC250 John H. Helwig Papers
    MC251 Reed Quicksilver Mine Collection
    MC252 Ruth Pierce Mine Collection
    MC253 Searls Family Papers
    MC254 Howard O. Spencer Correspondence
    MC255 W.W. Waggoner Papers
    MC256 John S. Dunn Papers
    MC257 Richard and Charles Hayden Papers
    D-557 Burnett Family Papers
    D-559 Pioneer Reduction Company Records
    D-562 North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company Records

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mines and mineral resources--California
    Mineralogy--California
    Gold mines and mining--California
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Processing of the Mining Collection was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). UC Davis Special Collections was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).
    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.
    During the processing of this collection, several small collections were extracted from D-016 and became unique collections. They are listed as related collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mining Collection, D-016, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.