Finding Aid to the Book Club of California records, 1913-2001

Lara Michels
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
© 2012
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Book Club of California records, 1913-2001

Collection number: BANC MSS 90/41 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Lara Michels
Date Completed:
2012
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Book Club of California records
Date (inclusive): 1913-2001
Collection Number: BANC MSS 90/41 c
Creator: Book Club of California
Extent: 27 cartons, 9 oversize boxes, 1 box (37.65 linear feet)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The records of the Book Club of California dating from 1913 to 2001. The collection includes production files for Club publications, financial records, Club newsletters, and a small number of administrative files.
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

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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 the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Book Club of California records, BANC MSS 90/41 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Book Club of California--Archives
Book clubs (Discussion groups)--California
Book clubs (Discussion groups)--United States.
Printing--California--History
Private presses--California
Publishers and publishing--California
Galley proofs (Printing)
Manuscripts for publication
Newsletters

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Book Club of California records were given to the Bancroft Library by the Book Club of California in 1989. Additions have been made periodically since the original gift.

Accruals

Future additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Lara Michels in 2012.

Organizational History

The Book Club of California, founded in San Francisco in 1912, is a non-profit organization of book lovers and collectors who have a special interest in Pacific Coast history, literature, and fine printing. Its chief aims are to further the interests of book collectors and scholars and to promote an understanding and appreciation of fine books. The club publishes fine press books on California and the West and hosts book-related events and exhibitions.
From its inception, the Book Club of California has welcomed both men and women. Phoebe Hearst was a charter member. The Club's first officers included Edward Robeson Taylor (President), W.R.K. Young (Vice-President), Albert M. Bender (Treasurer), and Will Sparks (Secretary). The first book published by the club in 1914 was Robert E. Cowan's Bibliography of the History of California and the Pacific West. Over the years, the club's membership has included some of the most distinquished men and women in California arts and letters, including Ansel Adams, Faith Baldwin, Merle Armitage, Oscar Lewis, Lawrence Clark Powell, Witter Bynner, Alfred A. Knopf, Franklin D. Murphy, Carl I. Wheat, Francis P. Farquhar, A. Edward Newton, Ward Ritchie, Norton Simon, John Henry Nash, and Kevin Starr.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection consists of production files for Book Club of California publications, financial records, newsletters, and a small number of administrative files. The production files, which make up the bulk of the collection, consist of editorial correspondence, correspondence with the Club's Secretary, as well as manuscripts and galley proofs for the Club's series of annual book publications (1914-1994, 2001) and annual Keepsake series publications (1933-1995). Production files for the Keepsake series, which are often mailed in monthly installments to members of the Club, also include editions of the final publication. Financial records include, most notably, member ledgers from 1913 to 1943 as well as other account books dating from 1913 to 1987, many of which also contain membership information. The collection includes copies of the Club's quarterly newsletter from 1933 to 1998. These newsletters may include lists of newly elected members, obituaries of club members, reviews of annual activities, historical reviews of the Club's activities, and notes on publications. In addition, the collection contains materials relating to other publications connected to the Club or its members, including a number of correspondence files and manuscript drafts relating to the publication of Club member Louise Farrow Barr's Presses of Northern California and Their Books, 1900-1933 by the University of California Press in 1934. The adminstrative files are small in number and relate primarily to Club business from the mid-1970s through the early 1990s.

Container Listing

 

Series 1: Publication Series Files. 1914-1993

Physical Description: carton 1-14; carton 15, folder 1; oversize boxes 1-3; oversize box 9, folder 1-2

Arrangement

Files arranged by publication number.
carton 1, folder 1

Publication #1: Bibliography of the History of California and the Pacific West, 1914

carton 1, folder 2

Publication #2: The Man with the Hoe by Edwin Markham, 1916

carton 1, folder 3

Publication #3: The Luck of Roaring Camp; The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte, 1916

carton 1, folder 4

Publication #4: Thirty-Five Sonnets by George Sterling, 1917

carton 1, folder 5

Publication #5: The Vision of Mirzah by John Henry Nash, 1917

carton 1, folder 6

Publication #6: Nationalism (empty file), 1917

carton 1, folder 7

Publication #7: California (empty file), 1918

carton 1, folder 8

Publication #8: Odes and Sonnets by Clark Ashton Smith, 1918

carton 1, folder 9

Publication #9: The Kasidah of Haji El-Yezdi by Sir Richard Burton, 1919

carton 1, folder 10

Publication #10: A Horseman in the Sky; A Watcher by the Dead by Ambrose Bierce, 1920

carton 1, folder 11

Publication #11: The Vintage Festival by Sara Bard Field, 1920

carton 1, folder 12

Publication #12: Lilith by George Sterling, 1920

carton 1, folder 13

Publication #13: A Gracious Visitation by Emma Frances Dawson, 1921

carton 1, folder 14

Publication #14: Prayer by Charles K. Field, 1921

carton 1, folder 15

Publication #15: The Sermon on the Mount (printed by John Henry Nash), 1921

carton 1, folder 16

Publication #16: The City of the Golden Gate by Samuel Williams, 1921

carton 1, folder 17

Publication #17: The Letters of Ambrose Bierce, 1922

carton 1, folder 18

Publication #18: The Song of Songs (empty file), 1922

carton 1, folder 19

Publication #19: Oscar Weil: Letters and Papers, 1923

carton 1, folder 20

Publication #20: Dickens in Camp (empty file), 1923

carton 1, carton 21

Publication #21: The Letter of Christopher Columbus, 1924

carton 1, folder 22-24

Publication #22: Aldus Pius Manutius, 1924

carton 1, folder 25

Publication #23: Old French Title Pages, 1924

carton 1, folder 24-80

Publication #24: Continent's End, 1923

carton 1, folder 81

Publication #25: Philo Biblon of Richard de Bury, 1925

carton 1, folder 82

Publication #26: The Letter of Amerigo Vespucci, 1926

carton 1, folder 83

Publication #27: The Gentle Cynic, 1927

carton 1, folder 84

Publication #28: The Book of Ruth, 1927

carton 1, folder 85

Publication #29: The Testimony of the Suns by George Sterling, 1927

carton 1, folder 86

Publication #30: Around the Horn in '49: The Journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company, 1928

carton 1, folder 87

Publication #31: Poems by Robinson Jeffers, 1928

carton 1, folder 88

Publication #32: An Invocation by Ambrose Bierce, 1928

carton 1, folder 89

Publication #33: The Final Stanza, 1929

carton 1, folder 90

Publication #34: The Persistence of Poetry, 1929

carton 1, folder 91-94

Publication #35: Abraham Lincoln, 1929

carton 1, folder 95

Publication #36: The Book of Thel by William Blake, 1930

carton 1, folder 96

Publication #37: Mr. Strahan's Dinner Party by A. Edward Newton, 1930

carton 1, folder 97

Publication #38: The Nurenberg Chronicle by Henry Lewis Bullen, 1930

carton 1, folder 98

Publication #39: The Origin of the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Oscar Lewis, 1931

carton 1, folder 99

Publication #40: A Brief and Accurate Treatise of Tobacco, 1931

carton 1, folder 100

Publication #41: The Santa Fe Trail to California by H.M.T. Powell, 1931

carton 1, folder 101

Publication #42: Sir Walter Scott by John Buchan, 1932

carton 1, folder 102

Publication #43: The City That Has Fallen by William Marion Reedy, 1933

carton 1, folder 103

Publication #44: A Diary of a Visit to Molokai by Charles Warren Stoddard, 1933

carton 1, folder 104

Publication #45: California in 1602, 1933

carton 1, folder 105

Publication #46: Bierce and the Doe Hoax, 1934

carton 1, folder 106

Publication #47: The Heathen Chinee, 1934

carton 1, folder 107

Publication #48: California Sketches by Prentice Mulford, 1935

carton 1, folder 108

Publication #49: A Printer's Garland: A Typographic Miscellany, 1935

carton 1, folder 109

Publication #50: A Sojourn at San Francisco by Adelbert von Chamisso, 1936

carton 1, folder 110

Publication #51: A Leap from the 1611 King James Bible by John Livingston Lowe, 1937

carton 1, folder 111

Publication #52: An Artist in El Dorado by Daniel Wadsworth Coit, 1937

carton 1, folder 112

Publication #53: Mark Twain's Letter to William Bowen, 1938

carton 1, folder 113

Publication #54: An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon by Benjamin P. Kurtz, 1938

carton 1, folder 114

Publication #55: The Helmet of Mambrino, 1938

carton 1, folder 115

Publication #56: An Original Issue of The Spectator, 1939

carton 1, folder 116

Publication #57: Cato's Moral Distichs, 1939

carton 1, folder 117

Publication #58: Fire and Other Poems, 1940

carton 1, folder 118

Publication #59: Ballads of El Dorado, 1940

carton 1, folder 119

Publication #60: An Account of a Visit to California, 1941

carton 1, folder 120

Publication #61: The Beauties of Boswell by Thomas Rowlandson, 1942

carton 1, folder 121

Publication #62: Heraldry of New Helvetia, 1945

carton 1, folder 122

Publication #63: A Sojourn in California by the King's Orphan: The Travels of Sketches of G.M. Waseurtz, 1945

carton 1, folder 123

Publication #64: The Diary of Patrick Breen, 1946

carton 1, folder 124

Publication #65: The Discovery of Florida, 1946

carton 1, folder 125

Publication #66: California Adventure, 1947

carton 2, folder 2

Publication #67: Donner Miscellany, 1947

carton 2, folder 2

Publication #68: California Towns, 1947

carton 2, folder 3

Publication #69: Ace High, The 'Frisco Detective, 1948

carton 2, folder 4-5

Publication #70: The Miner's Own Book, 1949

carton 2, folder 6

Publication #71: A Leaf from the Golden Legend, 1949

carton 2, folder 7

Publication #72: Gregory's Guide for California Travelers via the Isthmus of Panama, 1949

carton 2, folder 9

Publication #73: The Estiennes, 1949

carton 2, folder 10-12

Publication #74: The Mother of Felipe and Other Early Stories by Mary Austin, 1950

carton 2, folder 13

Publication #75: George Clymer and the Columbian Press, 1950

carton 2, folder 14

Publication #76: Muleback to the Convention, 1950

carton 2, folder 15

Publication #77: The Maps of San Francisco Bay, 1950

carton 2, folder 16-20

Publication #78: San Francisco in 1866 by Bret Harte, 1951

carton 2, folder 21

Publication #79: Sketches of Scenery and Notes of Personal Adventure in California and Mexico by WIlliam M'Ilvaine, Jr., 1951

carton 2, folder 22, oversize-box 2, folder 1

Publication #80: The Coppa Murals, 1952

carton 2, folder 23

Publication #81: La Porte de Maletroit, 1952

carton 2, folder 24

Publication #82: Kelmscott, Doves, and Ashendene, 1952

carton 2, folder 25

Publication #83: Tour of the California Missions, 1856

carton 2, folder 26

Publication #84: Pioneers of the Sacramento, 1953

carton 2, folder 27

Publication #85: Physiologus, 1953

carton 2, folder 28

Publication #86: Reglamento Provincial, 1954

carton 2, folder 29

Publication #87: Bayside Bohemia, 1954

carton 2, folder 30-32

Publication #88: Silverado Journal, 1954

carton 2, folder 30-32

Publication #88: Silverado Journal, 1954

carton 2, folder 35

Publication #90: Ambitious Projects of Russia..., 1955

carton 2, folder 36

Publication #91: Meyers' Journal of a Cruise by William H. Meyers, 1955

carton 2, folder 37-40, oversize-box 9, folder 1

Publication #92: Letters of Frank Norris, 1951

carton 2, folder 41-42

Publication #93: Themes in My Poems by Robinson Jeffers, 1956

carton 2, folder 43

Publication #94: Early Printing in California, 1956

carton 2, folder 44

Publication #95: Mark Twain: San Francisco Correspondent, 1957

carton 2, folder 45-50, oversize-box 2, folder 2

Publication #96: Hortus Sanitatis (The Garden of Health), 1957

carton 2, folder 51-59

Publication #97: The Drawings of John Woodhouse Audubon, illustrating his adventures through Mexico and California in 1848-1850, 1957

carton 2, folder 60-61

Publication #98: Estracto de Noticias, 1958

carton 3, folder 1-3

Publication #99: The Voyage of the Racoon; a "secret" journal of a visit to Oregon, California, and Hawaii, 1813-1814, 1958

carton 3, folder 4-14, oversize-box 1, folder 3

Publication #100: The Hundredth Book: a bibliography of the publications of the Book Club of California and a history of the club, 1958

carton 3, folder 15

Publication #101: Typographic Design, 1959

carton 3, folder 16

Publication #102: Concerning Cats; two tales by Mark Twain, 1959

carton 3, folder 17

Publication #103: Figure Prints of Old Japan by Harold P. Stern, 1959

carton 3, folder 18

Publication #104: Year of American Travel by Jesse Benton Fremont, 1959

carton 3, folder 19

Publication #105: Trip to the Gold Mines...in 1848 by John A. Swan, 1960

carton 3, folder 20

Publication #106: Landscape Prints of Old Japan, 1961

carton 3, folder 21-22

Publication #107: Oregon and California Drawings, 1961

carton 3, folder 23

Publication #108: My First Publication, 1961

carton 3, folder 24

Publication #109: Ah Sin by Mark Twain and Bret Harte, 1962

carton 3, folder 25-26

Publication #110: R.L.S. to J.M. Barrie, a Vailima portait, 1962

carton 3, folder 27-29

Publication #111: Vacation among the Sierras by Thomas Starr King, 1962

carton 3, folder 30

Publication #112: Ukiyo-e, "the floating world." Illustrated by 28 rare examples of Japanese woodblock prints by 17 great masters of the art, 1962

carton 3, folder 31-32, oversize-box 1, folder 2

Publication #113: The Book of Geoffrey Chaucer, 1963

carton 3, folder 33

Publication #114: San Francisco, a modern cosmopolis, 1963

carton 3, folder 34

Publication #115: Wonderful City of Carrie Van Wie, 1963

carton 3, folder 35-42

Publication #116: Geographical Memoir upon Upper California by John Charles Fremont, 1964

carton 3, folder 43

Publication #117: Adventures of N and C, 1964

carton 3, folder 44-47

Publication #118: Disenos of California Ranchos, 1964

carton 3, folder 48

Publication #119: Second Reading, 1965

carton 3, folder 49-50

Publication #120: The young miner; or, Tom Nelson in California, 1965

carton 3, folder 51

Publication #121: 12 Woodblock Prints of Utamaro, 1965

carton 3, folder 52-55

Publication #122: The Seacoast of Bohemia by Franklin Walker, 1966

carton 3, folder 56-58

Publication #123: The Private Press Ventures of S.L. Osbourne and R.L.S., 1966

carton 4, folder 1-2

Publication #124: The Great Polyglot Bibles, 1966

carton 4, folder 3-6

Publication #125: The Upper California by Heinrich Kunzel, 1967

carton 4, folder 7-8

Publication #126: Mr. Eric Gill, 1967

carton 4, folder 9-12, oversize-box 2, folder 3

Publication #127: The Sting of the Wasp, 1967

carton 4, folder 13-15

Publication #128: Behind the Scenes by Gelett Burgess, 1968

carton 4, folder 16-17

Publication #129: The Life and Times of Edward Robeson Taylor, 1968

carton 4, folder 18-20, oversize-box 2, folder 4

Publication #130: Holinshed's Articles, 1968

carton 4, folder 21-25

Publication #131: Archy Lee by Rudolph Lapp, 1969

carton 4, folder 26-31

Publication #132: H.M.S. Sulphur, 1969

carton 4, folder 32-37

Publication #133: Designs on the Land by Robert Becker, 1969

carton 4, folder 38-43

Publication #134: Printing as a Performing Art by Ruth Teiser, 1970

carton 4, folder 44-52

Publication #135: Journal of a Journey across the Plains in 1859 by James Berry Brown, 1970

carton 4, folder 53-56

Publication #136: Sketches of California and Hawaii by William H. Meyers, 1970

carton 4, folder 57-60

Publication #137: Ah-Wah-Ne Days by Helen Hunt Jackson, 1971

carton 4, folder 61-64

Publication #138: Das Goldenland Californien, 1971

carton 4, folder 65-69

Publication #139: Dr. Johnson and Noah Webster: Two Men and Their Dictionaries, 1971

carton 5, folder 1-4

Publication #140: Rezanov Reconnoiters California, 1806, 1972

carton 5, folder 5-8

Publication #141: California as an Island, 1972

carton 5, folder 9-13

Publication #142: Irish Poets and Poetry of the Nineteenth Century by Oscar Wilde, 1972

carton 5, folder 14-17

Publication #143: Overland Journey to Carson Valley and California by Hozial Baker, 1973

carton 5, folder 18-20

Publication #144: A Naval Campaign in the Californias: Journal of Lt. A.M. Craven--U.S.N., 1973

carton 5, folder 21-23, oversize-box 2, folder 5

Publication #145: Coverdale Bible, 1973

carton 5, folder 24-26

Publication #146: Aurifodina by George Washington Peck, 1974

carton 5, folder 27-30

Publication #147: Cobden-Sanderson Lectures, 1974

carton 5, folder 31-33

Publication #**: Indian Herbal (book unpublished due to death of author), 1975

carton 5, folder 34-38

Publication #148: The Gold Digger's Song Book, 1975

carton 5, folder 39-43

Publication #149: Spanish Approaches to the Island of California, 1628-1632, 1975

carton 5, folder 44-48

Publication #150: San Francisco 1906 in Contemporary Paintings, Drawings, and Watercolors, 1975

carton 5, folder 49-55

Publication #151: Growing New Roots by Claire Leighton, 1976

carton 5, folder 56-58

Publication #152: William Caxton and his Quincentenary, 1976

carton 5, folder 59-62

Publication #153: Images of Chinatown, 1976

carton 5, folder 63-67

Publication #154: Valenti Angelo: Author, Illustrator, Printer, 1976

carton 5, folder 68-71

Publication #155: El Triunfo de la Cruz, 1977

carton 5, folder 72-75

Publication #156: A Leaf from the Dodoens Herbal of 1853 printed by Christopher Plantin, 1977

carton 5, folder 76-78

Publication #157: Letters to Elizabeth: A selection of letters from John Steinbeck to Elizabeth Otis, 1977

carton 5, folder 79-82

Publication #158: Frederic Goudy and Joseph Foster, 1978

carton 6, folder 1-8

Publication #159: Wine Making in California, 1978

carton 6, folder 9-11

Publication #160: Themes in Aquatint, 1978

carton 6, folder 12-15

Publication #161: A Matter of Taste: Willis Polk's Writings on Architecture in The Wave, 1979

carton 6, folder 16-18

Publication #162: From Kapuvar to California: The Travel Letters of Baron Gustav von Berg, 1979

carton 6, folder 19-25

Publication #163: A Western Journey with Emerson, 1979

carton 6, folder 26-28

Publication #164: Fond of Printing, 1980

carton 6, folder 29-32

Publication #165: Dan De Quille of the Big Bonanza, 1980

carton 6, folder 33-35

Publication #166: Bruce Rogers, 1981

carton 6, folder 36-42

Publication #167: A Trumpet of Our Own, 1981

carton 6, folder 43-53

Publication #168: The Grabhorn Press: A Biography, 1981

carton 6, folder 54-59

Publication #169: Paul Landacre, 1982

carton 7, folder 1-4

Publication #170: John Henry Nash, 1982

carton 7, folder 5-11

Publication #171: Vignettes of Early California: Childhood Reminiscences of Juan Bautista Alvarado, 1982

carton 7, folder 12-19

Publication #172: Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1982

carton 7, folder 20-28

Publication #173: At the Sign of the Lark: William Doxey's San Francisco Publishing Venture, 1983

carton 7, folder 29-37

Publication #174: Redwood and Lumbering in California Forests, 1983

carton 8, folder 1-7

Publication #175: Thomas Bewick and the Fables of Aesop, 1983

carton 8, folder 8-17

Publication #176: Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster and Bon Vivant, 1984

carton 8, folder 18-25

Publication #177: Baptism in Oil: Stephen S. Peckham in Southern California, 1865-1866, 1984

carton 8, folder 27-35

Publication #178: Mexico in Stone: Lithography in Mexico, 1826-1900, 1984

carton 8, folder 36-38, carton 9, folder 1-6

Publication #179: Romualdo Pacheco: A Californio in Two Eras, 1985

carton 9, folder 7-18

Publication #180: The Allen Press Bibliography, 1985

carton 9, folder 19-24

Publication #181: The Engraved Bookplates of Eric Gill, 1986

carton 10, folder 1-18

Publication #182: The Letters of Frank Norris, 1986

carton 10, folder 19-24, carton 11, folder 1-4

Publication #183: The Log of Apollo, 1986

carton 11, folder 5-10

Publication #184: Art Deco: The Books of Francois-Louis Schmied, 1987

carton 11, folder 11-17

Publication #185: The First 75 Years: The Story of the Book Club of California, 1987

carton 11, folder 18-29

Publication #186: The Texas Argonauts: Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush, 1987

carton 11, folder 30-34, carton 12, folder 1-6

Publication #187: By Horse, Stage and Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn, 1988

carton 12, folder 7-9, oversize-box 9, folder 2

Publication #188: Lawton Kennedy, 1988

carton 12, folder 10-15, carton 13, folder 1-2, oversize-box 1, folder 1

Publication #189: Isadora Duncan and Gordon Craig, 1989

carton 13, folder 3-4

Publication #190: Frank Pixley of the Argonaut, 1989

carton 13, folder 5

Publication #191: Gaelic Airs, 1989

carton 13, folder 6-9

Publication #192: An artist records the California missions by Henry Chapman Ford, 1989

carton 13, folder 9

Publication #193: The Rhemes New Testament, 1990

carton 13, folder 10-13

Publication #194: A typographical masterpiece : an account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's collaboration with Robert Gibbings in producing the Golden Cockerel Press edition of "The Four Gospels" in 1931, 1990

carton 13, folder 14, carton 14, folder 1

Production #195: Controversial James : an essay on the life and work of George Wharton James, 1991

carton 14, folder 2-3

Publication #196: Raymond Duncan, 1991

carton 14, folder 4-7

Publication #197: A pictorial tour of Hawaii, 1850-1852 : watercolors, paintings, & drawings, 1991

carton 14, folder 8

Publication #198:Six years experience as a book agent in California : including my trip from New York to San Francisco via Nicaragua, 1992

carton 14, folder 9

Publication #199: On printing by William Everson, 1992

carton 14, folder 10, oversize-box 1, folder 4, oversize-box 2, folder 6

Publication #200: The Two Hundredth Book : a bibliography of the books published by the Book Club of California 1958-1993, 1993

carton 14, folder 11

Publication #201: An essay by Gary F. Kurutz on A bibliography of California and the Pacific West, 1510-1906 by Robert E. Cowan, 1993

carton 14, folder 12-13

Publication #202: Charles & Kathleen Norris : the courtship year, 1993

carton 14, folder 14-16, carton 15, folder 1

Publication #203: Porter Garnett : philosophical writings on the ideal book, 1994

box 1, folder 1-7, oversize-box 3

Publication #212: Splendide Californie! : impressions of the Golden State by French artists, 1786 to 1900, 2001

oversize-box 1, folder 5

Unidentified publication production materials, undated

 

Series 2: Keepsake Series Files. 1933-1995

Physical Description: carton 15, folder 2-15; carton 16-21; carton 22, folder 1-8

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 15, folder 2-3

California Mining Towns, 1933-1934

carton 15, folder 4-5

The Letters of Western Authors, 1935

carton 15, folder 6-7

California Literary Pamphlets, 1936

carton 15, folder 8-9

California Short Stories, 1937

carton 15, folder 10-11

Coast and Valley Towns of Early California, 1938

carton 15, folder 12-13

Six California Tales, 1939

carton 15, folder 14-15

Pacific Adventures, 1940

carton 16, folder 1-2

California on Canvas, 1941

carton 16, folder 3-4

Guardians of the Pacific, 1942-1944

carton 16, folder 5-6

A Camera in the Gold Rush, 1946

carton 16, folder 7-9

California Poetry Portfolios, 1947

carton 16, folder 10-12

Letters of the Gold Discovery, 1948

carton 16, folder 13-14

California Clipper Cards, 1949

carton 16, folder 15-17

Bonanza Banquets, 1950

carton 16, folder 18, carton 17, folder 1

Pioneer Western Playbills, 1951

carton 17, folder 1-2

Attention, Pioneers, 1952

carton 17, folder 3-4

Pictorial Humor of the Gold Rush, 1953

carton 17, folder 5-6

Early Transportation in Southern California, 1954

carton 17, folder 7-8

The Vine in Early California, 1955

carton 17, folder 9-10

Treasures of California Collections, 1956

carton 17, folder 11-12

Early California Resorts, 1957

carton 17, folder 13-14

Gold Rush Steamers, 1958

carton 17, folder 15-16

California Sheet Music Covers, 1959

carton 17, folder 17-18

Early California Mail Bag, 1960

carton 18, folder 1-2

Early California Firehouses, 1961

carton 18, folder 3-4

Portfolio of Book Club Printers, 1962

carton 18, folder 5-6

California Governmental Seals, 1963

carton 18, folder 7-8

Early West Coast Lighthouses, 1964

carton 18, folder 9-10

The Panama Canal, 1965

carton 18, folder 11-12

Early California Trade Cards, 1966

carton 18, folder 13-14

Homes of California Authors, 1967

carton 18, folder 15-16

The Pleasure of Your Company, 1968

carton 18, folder 17-18

Central Pacific Life and Times, 1969

carton 18, folder 19-20

West Coast Expositions and Galas, 1970

carton 19, folder 1-3

Historical Mining Certificates, 1971

carton 19, folder 4-6

Cathay in El Dorado, 1972

carton 19, folder 7-8

Indians of California, 1973

carton 19, folder 9-10

Early Theaters of California, 1974

carton 19, folder 11-12

Some Unusual California Magazines, 1975

carton 19, folder 13-14

Vignettes of California Medicine, 1976-1977

carton 19, folder 15-16

Early California Stock Certificates, 1978

carton 19, folder 17-18

California Trails and Mountain Passes, 1979

carton 20, folder 1

Early California Printing Parts I, II, and III, 1980-1982

carton 20, folder 2-3

Early California Printing Part I, 1980

carton 20, folder 4-5

Early California Printing Part II, 1981

carton 20, folder 6-9

Early California Printing Part III, 1982

carton 20, folder 10-12

70 Years: A Checklist, 1914-1983, 1983

carton 20, folder 13-16

Breadbasket of the World, 1984

carton 20, folder 17-19

Lithographic Views of California Towns, 1985

carton 21, folder 1-2

Sports in California, 1986

carton 21, folder 3-5

Portfolio of Book Club Printers Part II, 1962-1987, 1987

carton 21, folder 6-7

Wayside Inns of California, 1988

carton 21, folder 8-10

Chinese Book Arts and California, 1989

carton 21, folder 11-12

California Avifauna, 1990

carton 21, folder 13-14

Early California Trade Catalogs, 1991

carton 21, folder 15-16

California and the Civil War, 1992

carton 22, folder 1-4

William F. Lewis: A San Francisco House Builder, 1993

carton 22, folder 5-6

Hand Bookbinding in California, 1994

carton 22, folder 7-8

California Flora, 1995

 

Series 3: Membership and Financial. 1913-1987

Physical Description: carton 22, folder 9-26; carton 23, folder 1-2; oversize box 4-8; oversize box 9, folder 3-5
carton 22, folder 9-25

Members ledger, A-Z 1913-1943

carton 22, folder 26

Receipts and disbursements, 1913-1915

carton 23, folder 1

Journal, 1914-1915

carton 23, folder 2

Ledger, 1913-1915

oversize-box 4, folder 1-3

Journal entries, 1914-1934

oversize-box 5, folder 1-4

Cash received and checks drawn, 1913-1943

oversize-box 6, folder 1

Journal entries, 1934-1943

oversize-box 9, folder 4

Ledger, 1943-1946

oversize-box 9, folder 5

Ledger, 1946-1949

oversize-box 6, folder 2

Ledger, 1947-1948

oversize-box 6, folder 3, oversize-box 7, folder 1

Ledger, 1954-1957

oversize-box 7, folder 2-4

Ledger, 1959-1969

oversize-box 8, folder 1

Ledger, 1977-1979

oversize-box 8, folder 2-3

Ledger, 1984-1986

oversize-box 9, folder 3

Ledger, 1986-1987

 

Series 4: Newsletter. 1933-1998

Physical Description: carton 23, folder 3-23; carton 24-25; carton 26, folder 1-17
carton 23, folder 3-23

Newsletter, vol. 1-27, 1933-1962

carton 24, folder 1-20

Newsletter, vol. 28-47, 1962-1984

carton 25, folder 1-7

Newsletter, vol. 48-61, 1984-1998

carton 25, folder 8

Newsletter index, 1933-1995

carton 25, folder 9-20

Newsletter production files, 1960-1980

carton 26, folder 1-17

Newsletter production files, 1980-1998

 

Series 5: Other Publications and Projects. circa 1930-1954

Physical Description: carton 26, folder 18-23; carton 27, folder 1-13
carton 26, folder 18

Muleback to the Convention, 1950

carton 26, folder 19

Bayside Bohemia, 1954

carton 26, folder 20

The Canadian Emigrant, undated

carton 26, folder 21-23, carton 27, folder 1-11

Presses of Northern California, circa 1930-1940

carton 27, folder 12-13

Bibliography of Oscar Lewis, circa 1958

 

Series 6: Administrative. circa 1950-1993

Physical Description: carton 27, folder 14-20
carton 27, folder 14

Publications Committee, 1961-1988

carton 27, folder 15

Public Programs, 1984-1988

carton 27, folder 16

Exhibit archive, 1988-1989

carton 27, folder 17

House matters, circa 1950-1983

carton 27, folder 18

Newsletter bids, circa 1975-1980

carton 27, folder 19

Events and public programs archive, 1988-1989

carton 27, folder 20

Community college gifts, 1993