Finding aid of the Admission of California into the Union Celebration Program C012399

Finding aid prepared by Michael Lange
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
(415) 959-1849
pkeats@californiapioneers.org
05/02/2014


Title: Admission of California into the Union Celebration Program
Identifier/Call Number: C012399
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: B001393
Storage Unit: 3-18c
Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 bound program)
Date: 1850
Abstract: Typewritten program of Admission of California into the Union. Program includes the names of the people that participated in the celebration that occurred on October 29, 1850 in San Francisco. Included 7 divisions of people, fireworks, arms fired, and other various activities on Montgomery Street. First page of program has a detailed pen drawing of a bear in front of a campfire and the title is hand-drawn calligraphy.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation note

Admission of California into the Union Celebration Program. The Society of California Pioneers.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions on access.

Biographical/Historical note

California was admitted to the Union as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. A celebration for this event was held in San Francisco on October 29, 1850. Colonel Jonathan Stevenson was the Grand Marshal of the event.

Donor

Gift of The Daughters of California Pionners, date unknown.

Existence and Location of Originals note

The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

Scope and Contents note

Typewritten program of the celebration of Admission of California into the Union, entitled "The First Grand Celebration of the Admission of California into the Union is San Francisco. October 29, - 1850." Program includes the names of the people that participated in the celebration that occurred on October 29, 1850 in San Francisco. Included 7 divisions of people, fireworks, arms fired, and other various activities on Montgomery Street. First page of program has a detailed pen drawing of a bear in front of a campfire and the title is hand-drawn calligraphy.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stevenson, J. D. (Jonathan Drake), 1800-1894
Parade (Festival)
San Francisco (Calif.)
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--History
Statehood (American politics)