Finding Aid to the Julian Dana papers, circa 1930-1961

Finding Aid written by Lara Michels
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
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Finding Aid to the Julian Dana papers, circa 1930-1961

Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 141

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Lara Michels
Date Completed:
July 2013
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Julian Dana papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-1961
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 141
Creators : Dana, Julian, 1902-1961
Extent: Number of containers: 8 cartons, 2 boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (linear feet: 19)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The papers of Julian Dana, newspaperman, columnist, editor, and writer of popular stories and histories of California.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Julian Dana papers, BANC MSS C-H 141, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1962.014-.015--PIC).

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Acquisition Information

The Julian Dana papers were gifted to the Bancroft Library by the Estate of Julian Dana in 1962.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Dana, Julian, 1902-1961--Archives
Ralston, William Chapman, 1826-1875
Westbrook, George Egerton Leigh
Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880.
Giannini, Amadeo Peter, 1870-1949
Bank of America
Transamerica Corporation
Authors, American--California--20th century
Banks and banking--West (U.S.)--History
California--History
San Francisco (Calif.)--History
Samoan Islands--History
Clippings
Diaries
Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Lara Michels in 2013.

Biographical Information

Julian Dana (1902-1961) was a newspaperman, columnist, editor, and writer of popular stories and histories of California. He was editor of the Pony Express Courier (of Placerville), a magazine dedicated to Western Americana. His major publications included: A.P. Giannini: Giant in the West (1947); Gods who die; the story of Samoa's greatest adventurer, as told to Julian Dana (1935); Lost springtime, the chronicle of a journey far away and long ago (1938); The man who built San Francisco; a study of Ralston's journey with banners (1936); The Sacramento, river of gold (1939); and Sutter of California; a biography (1934).

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection consists of correspondence dating from 1931 to 1961; files on Dana's writings, including notes and research materials for his major publications as well as files of manuscripts of assorted short stories and articles; notes, diaries and scrapbooks, some of which document the reception of Dana's books; and assorted other papers.

Container List

 

Series 1:  Correspondence. 1931-1961

Physical Description: carton 1-3; carton 4, folder 1-11

Arrangement

Carton 1: 1931-1940. Carton 2: 1939-1950. Carton 3: 1942-1959. Carton 4: 1954-1961, undated
 

Series 2:  Writings. 1931-1960

Physical Description: carton 4, folder 12-23; carton 5; carton 6, folder 1-20; oversize folder 1
Carton 4, Folder 12-20, Oversize-Folder 1

Research files for God's who die: the story of Somoa's greatest adventurer, circa 1930-1935

Scope and Content Note

Files of notes and correspondence, including a substantial quantity of correspondence from George Egerton Leigh Westbrook to Julian Dana.
Carton 4, Folder 21-24

Research files for Sutter of California: a biography, circa 1930-1934

Carton 5, Folder 1-3

Research files for The man who built San Francisco; a study of Ralston's journey with banners, circa 1930-1936

Carton 8, Oversize-Folder 1

Research files for A.P. Giannini, giant in the West, circa 1930-1947

Carton 5, Folder 4-5, Oversize-Folder 1

Research files and notes for The Sacramento, river of gold, circa 1930-1940

Carton 5, Folder 6-8

Drafts of History of Oakland (United California Bank booklet), 1961

Carton 5, Folder 9-14

Manuscripts and notes The Echo Never Dies (book on Samuel Gompers), circa 1930-1950

Carton 5, Folder 15

The Secret Places and Where the Mountains Guard the Future, undated

Carton 5, Folder 16

Mike Benedum article, undated

Carton 5, Folder 17

Manuscript of The Fabulous Americans, undated

Carton 5, Folder 18

Drafts of The Toughest Town on Earth' Treasure, undated

Carton 5, Folder 19

Materials for book on Charles H. Johnson, circa 1950-1955

Carton 5, Folder 20-23, Carton 6, Folder 1-20

Assorted short stories and miscellaneous manuscripts, circa 1930-1960

 

Series 3:  Notebooks, Diaries, and Scrapbooks. 1931-1960

Physical Description: carton 6, folder 21-25; carton 7; box 2; oversize boxes 1-8
Carton 6, Folder 21-25

Notes and notebooks, circa 1930-1960

Carton 7, Folder 1

Diaries, circa 1951-1953

Carton 7, Folder 2

Scrapbook on Bill Kyne, circa 1950-1960

Oversize-Box 1, Oversize-Box 3, Oversize-Box 7

Scrapbooks on Giannini book and banking, circa 1930-1940

Oversize-Box 1, Oversize-Box 4

Scrapbook on Sacramento River, circa 1930-1940

Oversize-Box 2

Scrapbook on World War II, circa 1939-1945

Oversize-Box 5

Scrapbook on Gods Who Die, circa 1935

Oversize-Box 6

Clippings scrapbooks on San Francisco, circa 1930-1945

Oversize-Box 7

Scrapbook on Lost Springtime book, 1938

Oversize-Box 8

Scrapbook on Ralston book, 1936

Box 2

Scrapbook on Sutter book, 1934

Carton 7, Folder 3-9

Clippings scrapbooks, general current events, circa 1930-1945

Oversize-Box 1, Oversize-Box 2, Oversize-Box 4, Oversize-Box 5, Oversize-Box 6, Oversize-Box 7, Oversize-Box 8

Clippings scrapbooks, general current events, circa 1930-1945

 

Series 4:  Assorted Papers. 1931-1960

Physical Description: carton 7, folder 10-18; box 1; oversize folder 1
Carton 7, Folder 10-11

Bookplates, undated

Carton 7, Folder 12

Publicity, undated

Carton 7, Folder 13

Deeds, personal documents of Lillian Mercer, undated

Carton 7, Folder 14

Material on Sir Robert Holt, undated

Carton 7, Folder 15-18, Box 1, Oversize-Folder 1

Miscellany, circa 1930-1960