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Finding Aid to the Ruth Teiser papers, circa 1930-1990
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Series 1  Winemaking in California files, circa 1940-1983

Physical Description: carton 1-12; carton 13, folder 1-16; oversize folder 1
 

Subseries 1.1  Biographical files, circa 1940-1983

Physical Description: Carton 1, folder 1-18

Scope and Content Note

Biographical materials about persons connected to the history of the California wine industry.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
 

Subseries 1.2  Wineries alphabetical files, circa 1940-1983

Physical Description: Carton 1, folder 19-20; carton 2-4; carton 5, folder 1-22
Carton 1, Folder 19

A, general

Carton 1, Folder 20, Carton 2, Folder 1

Allied Grape Growers

Carton 2, Folder 2-3

Almaden

Carton 2, Folder 4-5

B, general

Carton 2, Folder 6-8

Buena Vista

Carton 2, Folder 9-12

C, general

Carton 2, Folder 13

Calera

Carton 2, Folder 14

Chateau St. Jean

Carton 2, Folder 15

Christain Brothers

Carton 2, Folder 16-17

Crista Blanca

Carton 2, Folder 18

D, general

Carton 2, Folder 19

E, general

Carton 2, Folder 20

F, general

Carton 3, Folder 1

Fetzer

Carton 3, Folder 2

Franzia Family

Carton 3, Folder 3-4

G, general

Carton 3, Folder 5-8

Gallo

Carton 3, Folder 9

Geyser Peak

Carton 3, Folder 10

Guild

Carton 3, Folder 11

H, general

Carton 3, Folder 12

Hacienda

Carton 3, Folder 13

I-J, general

Carton 3, Folder 14-19

Italian Swiss Colony

Carton 3, Folder 20

K, general

Carton 3, Folder 21

L, general

Carton 3, Folder 22

Lancers

Carton 4, Folder 1-5

M, general

Carton 4, Folder 6-8

Paul Masson

Carton 4, Folder 9

C. Mondavi (and Charles Krug)

Carton 4, Folder 10

N-O, general

Carton 4, Folder 11

National Distillers

Carton 4, Folder 12

Obester/Gemello

Carton 4, Folder 13-14

P-Q, general

Carton 4, Folder 15

R, general

Carton 4, Folder 16

Roma

Carton 4, Folder 17-19, Carton 5, Folder 1

S, general

Carton 5, Folder 2

St. George Vineyard

Carton 5, Folder 3

Domain San Martin

Carton 5, Folder 4

Schenley

Carton 5, Folder 5-6

Simi

Carton 5, Folder 7

Santo Tomas

Carton 5, Folder 8

Seagrams

Carton 5, Folder 9-11

Sebastiani

Carton 5, Folder 12

Sterling

Carton 5, Folder 13

Sutter Home/Trinchero

Carton 5, Folder 14

T, general

Carton 5, Folder 15

U-V, general

Carton 5, Folder 16

Vina

Carton 5, Folder 17

Vintec

Carton 5, Folder 18

W-Z, general

Carton 5, Folder 19-22, Carton 6, Folder 1

Wente

 

Subseries 1.3  Geographical files, circa 1940-1983

Physical Description: Carton 6-7; oversize folder 1
Carton 6, Folder 2-3

Alameda/Contra Costa Counties

Carton 6, Folder 4

Kern County

Carton 6, Folder 5

Lake and Mendocino Counties

Carton 6, Folder 6-12

Los Angeles area

Carton 6, Folder 13-18

Napa

Carton 6, Folder 19

Orange County

Carton 6, Folder 20

San Benito County

Carton 6, Folder 21

San Diego County

Carton 6, Folder 22-24, Carton 7, Folder 1-2

San Joaquin Valley

Carton 7, Folder 3-5

San Luis Obispo

Carton 7, Folder 6

San Mateo County

Carton 7, Folder 7-8

Santa Barbara

Carton 7, Folder 9-11, Oversize Folder 1

Santa Clara/Santa Cruz County

Carton 7, Folder 12

Sierra Foothills

Carton 7, Folder 13-14

Solano/Sacramento Counties

Carton 7, Folder 15-20

Sonoma County

Carton 7, Folder 21

Temecula

 

Subseries 1.4  Subject files, circa 1930-1983

Physical Description: Carton 8-10; Carton 11, folder 1-24
Carton 8, Folder 1-3

Statistical reports from 1970s-1990s

Carton 8, Folder 4

Federal and state records

Carton 8, Folder 5

Winery association

Carton 8, Folder 6-7

Grape Growers Directory of 1884 and 1891

Carton 8, Folder 8

Marketing orders

Carton 8, Folder 9

California State Agricultural Society transactions, 1856-1973

Carton 8, Folder 10

Examiner Series, 1889-1890

Carton 8, Folder 11

California wine exports

Carton 8, Folder 12

Phylloxera

Carton 8, Folder 13

Federal files

Carton 8, Folder 14

Raisin industry

Carton 8, Folder 15

Blending

Carton 8, Folder 16

Prohibition wineries

Carton 8, Folder 17

Bonded wineries

Carton 8, Folder 18

Lodi

Carton 8, Folder 19

Pioneer Museum, Stockton; Holt-Atherton Center

Carton 8, Folder 20

Temperance, pre-1920

Carton 8, Folder 21

Prohibition

Carton 8, Folder 22

California Vineyardists Association

Carton 9, Folder 1-2

California Wine Association

Carton 9, Folder 3

Pro-rate and other stablization plans for Central California wineries

Carton 9, Folder 4-5

Recent trends

Carton 9, Folder 6-13

Wine Institute

Carton 9, Folder 14-15

University of California viticulture and enology

Carton 9, Folder 16

Vintage Magazin

Carton 9, Folder 17-19

Home winemaking

Carton 9, Folder 20

Wine Museum of San Francisco

Carton 9, Folder 21

Rancho and Pueblo period

Carton 10, Folder 1-2

Mission period

Carton 10, Folder 3-5

Arpad Haraszthy

Carton 10, Folder 6

Agoston Haraszthy

Carton 10, Folder 7

Frank Schoonmaker

Carton 10, Folder 8

Paderewski

Carton 10, Folder 9

Gift packaging of California wines

Carton 10, Folder 10

Shipping grapes/fresh grapes

Carton 10, Folder 11

Prohibition

Carton 10, Folder 12

Wahrenbrock report and Shear correspondence

Carton 10, Folder 13-15

University of California Press book on wine

Carton 10, Folder 16

Prohibition statistics

Carton 10, Folder 17

Woodrow Wilson and prohibition

Carton 10, Folder 18

Sacramental wines

Carton 10, Folder 19-31

Chronological materials, 1919-1980

Carton 11, Folder 1

Recent growth/economic

Carton 11, Folder 2

Labor

Carton 11, Folder 3

County production, grapes by type (1930, 1950)

Carton 11, Folder 4

Miscellaneous to 1982

Carton 11, Folder 5

Angelica

Carton 11, Folder 6

California Wine history, for seminar

Carton 11, Folder 7

Winery and vineyard equipment

Carton 11, Folder 8

Flor Sherry, Rietz, Cella Grape Juice

Carton 11, Folder 9

William Keith

Carton 11, Folder 10

Pandolfini

Carton 11, Folder 11

Wentz, Roby (photos)

Carton 11, Folder 12-13

Villa Banfi

Carton 11, Folder 14

Primitivo

Carton 11, Folder 15

Zinfandel

Carton 11, Folder 16-17

Dr. W.V. Cruess

Carton 11, Folder 18-20

State Viticulture Commission

Carton 11, Folder 21

Wine in California--chronology

Carton 11, Folder 22

Wine, Panama Pacific International Exposition

Carton 11, Folder 23

Italian Vineyard Company

Carton 11, Folder 24

The Wasp

 

Subseries 1.5  Book production files, circa 1980-1983

Physical Description: Carton 11, folder 25-29; carton 12; carton 13, folder 1-16

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript chapters of Winemaking in California (carton 11-12) as well as a range of book production files (carton 12-13), such as press releases; mailings and promotions; correspondence with publishers; correspondence with libraries and museums regarding rights; and copies of pictorial materials to be used in book.
 

Series 2  Research and writing files, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 13, folder 17-36; carton 14-23; carton 24, folder 1-24; box 1; oversize folder 1
 

Subseries 2.1  Canning in California and other food topics, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 13, folder 17-36; carton 14, folder 1-31

Scope and Content Note

Includes files and/or manuscripts on the following: Tea Garden Products; California Packing Corporation; S and W Foods; Filice and Perrelli Canning Company; Sacramento Frosted Foods, Incorporated; Sebastopol Cooperative Cannery; Packing and canning, general; olives; fortune cookies; Schmidt lithography; California canning history; salt; University of California food research; asparagus; artichokes; Spice Islands Company; food in Canada; ricotta; Mariani Frozen Foods; First National Conference on Packaging Wastes; apples; peaches; Monterey jack cheese; Tuolumne apples.
 

Subseries 2.2  Bay Area bakeries and bread, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 14, folder 32-37; carton 15, folder 1-13

Scope and Content Note

Includes files and/or manuscripts on the following: general bakery information; french bread in San Francisco; Parisian French Bread; Boudin Bakery; Bidou Baking Company; Larraburu Brothers; Columbo Bakery; Universal Bakery (Richmond, California).
 

Subseries 2.3  Santa Clara economic development and electronics industry, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 15, folder 14-42; carton 16, folder 1-9

Scope and Content Note

Includes files and/or manuscripts on the following: Santa Clara county agriculture; Santa Clara county science; electronics; and particular electronics companies operating in Santa Clara county during the 1950s and 1960s.
 

Subseries 2.4  Printing and fine presses in Northern California, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 16, folder 10-31; carton 17; carton 18, folder 1-4; box 1; oversize folder 1

Scope and Content Note

Includes files and/or manuscripts on the following: young fine printers; Amaranth Press; Wesley Tanner; Five Trees Press; Two Windows Press; Rebis Press; Poltroon Press; miscellaneous small press information; little magazines; amateur printers; Cranium Press; COSMEP; Giligia Press; Wallace Kibbee; bookbinding; Kelsie T. Harder; Grabhorn Press; Red Hill Press; hand presses; Graham Mackintosh; MacKenzie and Harris; Giovanni Mardersteig; Scrimshaw Press; Hal Stallings book exhibit; Turtle Island Foundation; Twin Rocker handmade paper; Unicorn Press; new printing techniques; Panjandrum Press; book production in Northern California; western publishing; Lane Publishing. Box 1 includes audiocassettes of interviews conducted by Teiser with the following printers/publishers: Jack Shoemacker of North Point Press, Robert Hawley of the Oyez Press, Clifford Burke of the Cranium Press, and Dennis Koran of Panjandrum Press.
 

Subseries 2.5  San Francisco history, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 18, folder 5-29; carton 19-20; carton 21, folder 1-17

Scope and Content Note

Includes files and/or manuscripts on the following: Carton 18: Teiser's research notes from the San Franciso Examiner; transcriptions of J.L. Van Bokkelen's letters to Robert Patten; Wells Fargo Nitroglycerin explosion of 1866; The Dance of Death (book); San Francisco business buildings in the 19th century; Durant case; California brewing history; Ivy Green/George Barnes; notes from the Here Today newspaper column; rum versus water controversy; Freddie Francisco columns; Morgan Hill; Hightower murder; Dr. Cornelius Herz. Carton 19: Milo Abercrombie; Ashe family; Windeler Cave; Twin Valley School; Union Iron Works; George R. Lawrence; Aaron Ross; Old Fort Point; Alcatraz; Charles Wells Banks; Coit Tower; San Francisco trees; Chinese Historical Society. Carton 20: Muni Pier; Folsom estate; Ned Greenway; 4th of July Party (SF and Leese); Hugh James Glenn; Goad sisters; Harden-Hickey; De Bretteville family; Atherton versus Wilcox; Bacon Place; Lucky Baldwin; Maurice Barrymore; Beale versus Marriott; Raymond Bierce; Biscaccianti; Bohemian Club; Bonnet murder; Newton Booth; Botkin-Dunning; Nat J. Brittain; Cliff House; Burlingame and polo club; San Francisco characters; Sir Harry Westwood Cooper; Jim Corbett; Curtis murder (Tivoli Theater); Dashaways; Debutantes of 1947-48; Del Monte Hotel; Chicken Divine; Fisk-Mansfield-Lawlor; J.C. Duncan; Charles Kohler; Southern California secession attempts and Haraszthy; What Cheer House; San Francisco restaurants; Milligan case; Peter Britt; old companies in Northern California; Bethlehem Steel; Cogswell statues. Carton 21: San Francisco Marine Exchange; M. A. R. De Poli; Willard Worden; Commandments to California Wives (book); Juana Briones; Francisco C. Arce; San Francisco breweries; John Wieland; Fredericksburg Saloon; Teiser's manuscript on Sarah Althea Hill entitled San Francisco Scandal; California postcards.
 

Subseries 2.6  Gold Rush towns and topics, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 21, folder 18-26

Scope and Content Note

Includes files and/or manuscripts on the following: Columbia, California; Columbia Historic Park; Columbia Fire Department; Downieville, California.
 

Subseries 2.7  Assorted other topics, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 21, folder 26-28; carton 22-23; carton 24, folder 1-16

Scope and Content Note

Includes files and/or manuscripts on the following: Carton 21: Richmond-San Rafael Ferry; San Francisco Flower Terminal. Carton 22: SF Flower Terminal; Evie's Head; Pullman shops; National Realiteria; Richmond Blueprint Company; Plastic House; book clubs; libraries; earthquake mechanism lab; Nogales; Golden Gateway redevelopment; Frazer River; McMillin's Mausoleum; End of the Trail (sculpture by James Earl Fraser); elephants at the Portland Zoo; electronics in the Bay Area; quicksilver. Carton 23: Quicksilver; signs; H.S. Crocker; Brian Bufano; beds; Vashon Island; Barney Taylor, Monterey; Tubac, Arizona; Wells Fargo; Sam Gordon; Theodore LeRoy property research. Carton 24: Theodore LeRoy property research.
 

Subseries 2.8  Book Reviews and Ideas, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 24, folder 17-24

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of book reviews Teiser published in Bay Area newspapers and two files of ideas of columns and articles.
 

Series 3  Personalia and general correspondence, circa 1930-1990

Physical Description: Carton 24, folder 25-28; carton 25

Scope and Content Note

Some general correspondence as well as assorted personalia and miscellany from Ruth Teiser and her colleague Catherine Harroun. Includes personal and family photographs.