Guide to the Zena G. Holman Jack London Collection

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Diablo Vista District Archives
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Zena G. Holman Jack London Collection
Date (inclusive): 1888-1971
Date (bulk): (bulk 1900-1927)
Collection number: 241-082-149
Collector: Holman, Zena G.
Extent: 14 linear feet, 4 oversize folders.
Repository: Diablo Vista District Archives
Sonoma, California 95476
Abstract: Born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, Jack London was an American author, journalist, and social activist best known as the author of Call of the Wild and White Fang. London's interest in the rights of workers and socialism resulted in several works such as The Iron Heel and The People of the Abyss. The Zena G. Holman Jack London Collection is arranged in five series: 1. Publications, 2. Scrapbooks, 3. Photographic Material, 4. Correspondence, and 5. Ephemera. Items span the years 1888 to 1971 with the bulk of the collection from 1900 to 1927.
Physical Location: Diablo Vista District Archives
Languages: Languages represented in this collection: English

Access

The collection is open for research with permission from the Diablo Vista District Archives staff.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please consult the Diablo Vista District Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the Diablo Vista District Archives, Sonoma as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Parks.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Zena G. Holman Collection, 241: 082-149: [box: folder number], Diablo Vista District Archives, Sonoma, California.

Acquisition Information

Zena G. (Patrick) Holman (1891-1980) donated this collection in 1970. Holman and her husband Wilford R. Holman owned the Holman Department Store in Pacific Grove, CA. Along with other historically significant collections, Holman collected Jack London's publications, personal writings, photographs, and documentary material about the author. No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Lola Aguilar processed this collection and created and encoded its finding aid in 2012.

Administrative History

Born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, Jack London was an American author, journalist, and social activist best known as the author of Call of the Wild and White Fang. Jack's parents, Flora Wellman and William Chaney were unmarried and subsequently, Chaney deserted Flora before Jack was born. A few months later Flora met and married widowed Civil War veteran John London, who had two daughters, Eliza and Ida. The family settled in Oakland. Eliza became a second mother to Jack even after her marriage to Captain J.H. Shepard.
Jack spent many hours in the Oakland Library, mentored by librarian Ina Coolbrith and later befriended by reference librarian, fellow socialist, and founder of the Ruskin Club, Frederick Irons Bamford. In 1890, Jack graduated from Cole Grammar School and went to work at Hickmott's Cannery in Oakland. London quit work in 1892 and became an oyster pirate, served on a fish patrol, sailed on a sealing ship, joined Kelly's Army of unemployed men, and tramped around the country until late 1894 when he returned home to attend high school at age 19. Jack embraced socialism as a consequence of his exposure to poverty and social injustice during his travels. He joined the Socialist Labor Party in 1896.
Always a prolific reader, Jack was determined to become a writer to escape the factory life. In 1893 he won the $25 prize in the San Francisco Morning Call contest for best descriptive article for "Story of a Typhoon Off the Coast of Japan." He submitted stories to various publications, generally without success. He attended high school for one year before his admittance to the University of California, Berkeley. He soon quit school to seek his fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, returning home the next year to undertake writing as a profession. His first novel, The Son of the Wolf, was published in 1905.
In 1900, Jack married Elizabeth "Bess" Maddern, with whom he had two daughters, Joan and Bess. He divorced Bess in 1905 and married Charmian Kittredge. The same year London bought a ranch in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, CA and called it "Beauty Ranch," with Eliza as ranch superintendent. In 1907, the couple sailed the South Pacific on their yacht, the Snark, before heading for home after Jack contracted tropical diseases, which he treated with mercury-based medicine. Back home in 1909, the London's continued to add to the ranch and started construction of "Wolf House," which was destroyed by fire in 1913.
Jack London died of uremia aggravated by an accidental morphine overdose on November 22, 1916. At the time of his death, he suffered from dysentery and uremia and late stage alcoholism. His ashes were buried near the Wolf House ruins in Jack London State Historic Park. London prodigiously penned novels, non-fiction, essays, plays, and short stories becoming the first living author to achieve worldwide commercial and critical success.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Zena G. Holman Jack London Collection is arranged in five series: 1. Publications, 2. Scrapbooks, 3. Photographic Material, 4. Correspondence, and 5. Ephemera. Items span the years 1888 to 1971 with the bulk of the collection from 1900 to 1927.
Series one, Publications, consists of 163 file folders and includes nine subseries: 1.1 Books by Jack London, 1.2 Books by Charmian Kittredge London, 1.3 Books by Joan London, 1.4 Books by Other Authors, 1.5 Periodicals, 1.6 Newsletters, 1.7 Book Catalogs, 1.8 Pamphlets, and 1.9 Clippings. This series contains a complete collection of Jack London's books, many of which are first editions and includes his articles that appeared in contemporary periodicals. He wrote socialist pamphlets that are included in this series, along with socialist pamphlets written by other authors. Holman collected clippings that mentioned London during and after his death.
Series two, Scrapbooks, consists of ten file folders and include histories, photographs, brochures, programs, manuals, directories, bibliographies, news releases, and news clippings. Zena Holman compiled ten scrapbooks that contain her eight years research project of Jack London's life and career.
Series three, Photographic Material, consists of two file folders and includes photographs of London at different ages, Jack and Charmian at their ranch, and photographs of the building of their yacht, the Snark. Series four, Correspondence, consists of five file folders and contains London's and Charmian's original typewritten and handwritten signed correspondence to friends. Recipients include Frederick Irons Bamford, writer Anna Strunsky (Walling), and Dr. William S. Porter. Series five, Ephemera, consists of six file folders and contains pawn tickets, brochures, programs, cards, broadsides, and posters. The Ruskin Club programs include London as a featured speaker.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Holman, Zena G.
London, Jack, 1876-1916
London, Charmian, 1871-1955
London, Joan, 1901-1971
Shepard, Eliza London
Bamford, Frederick Irons
Walling, Anna Strunsky, 1879-1964
Porter, Dr. William S.
Jack London State Historic Park (Calif.)
California. Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Glen Ellen, (Calif.)
American literature—20th century
Authors, American—20th century
Historic parks


Collection Contents

Box 9-20-241: 001- Box 6D-13-241: 010

Series 1.  Publications 1888-1971

Physical Description: 163 file folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Publications consists of nine subseries: Books by Jack London, Books by Charmian Kittredge London, Books by Joan London, Books by Other Authors, Periodicals, Newsletters, Book Catalogs, Pamphlets, and Clippings. This series includes a collection of London's books of which many are first editions, along with his other works, including articles and pamphlets. This series also includes books written by London's friends who accompanied him on many of his travels, such as Martin Johnson and Leon Livingstone (A No. 1).
Box Box 9-20-241: 001-Box 9-24-241:006

Subseries 1.1  Books by Jack London 1900-1937

Physical Description: 62 file folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains a collection of London's novels, short story collections, autobiographical memoirs, non-fiction, essays, and plays, including many first editions and signed copies. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Box 9-20-241: 001

The Abysmal Brute. NY: Century Co.(Inscribed by Eliza London Shepard) 1913

Box Box 9-20-241: 002

The Abysmal Brute. NY: Century Co. 1913

Box Box 9-20-241: 003

The Acorn-Planter: A California Forest Play: Planned to be Sung by Efficient Singers Accompanied by a Capable Orchestra. NY: MacMillan Co. 1916

Box Box 9-20-241: 004

Adventure. NY: MacMillan Co. 1911

Box Box 9-20-241: 005

Adventure. NY: MacMillan Co. 1929

Box Box 9-20-241: 006

Before Adam. NY: Grosset & Dunlap 1912

Box Box 9-20-241: 007

Burning Daylight. NY: Grosset & Dunlap 1910

Box Box 9-20-241: 008

Burning Daylight. NY: MacMillan Co. 1937

Box Box 9-20-241: 009

The Call of the Wild. NY: Regent Press 1910

Box Box 9-20-241: 010

The Call of the Wild. NY: MacMillan Co. 1926

Box Box 9-20-241: 011

Children of the Frost. NY: MacMillan Co. 1902

Box Box 9-20-241: 012

Cruise of the Dazzler. NY: Century Co. 1902

Box Box 9-20-241: 013

The Cruise of the Snark. NY: MacMillan 1911

Box Box 9-20-241: 014

A Daughter of the Snows. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. 1902

Box Box 9-20-241: 015

Dutch Courage and Other Stories. NY: MacMillan Co. 1922

Box Box 9-21-241: 001

The Faith of Men. NY: MacMillan Co. 1904

Box Box 9-21-241: 002

The Faith of Men. NY: MacMillan Co. 1904

Box Box 9-21-241: 003

The Faith of Men. NY: William Heinemann 1904

Box Box 9-21-241: 004

The Game. London: MacMillan Co. 1905

Box Box 9-21-241: 005

The God of His Fathers and Other Stories. NY: McClure, Phillips & Co. 1901

Box Box 9-21-241: 006

Hearts of Three. NY: MacMillan Co. 1920

Box Box 9-21-241: 007

The House of Pride: And Other Tales of Hawaii. NY: MacMillan Co. 1912

Box Box 9-21-241: 008

The Human Drift. NY: MacMillan Co. 1917

Box Box 9-21-241: 009

The Iron Heel. NY: MacMillan Co. 1908

Box Box 9-21-241: 010

Jerry of the Islands. NY: MacMillan Co. 1917

Box Box 9-21-241: 011

John Barleycorn. NY: Century Co. 1913

Box Box 9-21-241: 012

John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs. London: Mills & Boon Ltd.(Inscribed by Charmian London) 1914

Box Box 9-22-241: 001

The Kempton-Wace Letters. NY: MacMillan Co., (Co-authored with Anna Strunskey) 1903

Box Box 9-22-241: 002

The Little Lady of the Big House. NY: MacMillan Co. 1916

Box Box 9-22-241: 003

The Little Lady of the Big House. NY: MacMillan Co. (Sonoma Edition) (Inscribed by Eliza London Shepard) 1928

Box Box 9-22-241: 004

Lost Face. NY: MacMillan Co. 1910

Box Box 9-22-241: 005

Love of Life and Other Stories. NY: MacMillan Co. 1907

Box Box 9-22-241: 006

Martin Eden. NY: MacMillan Co. 1909

Box Box 9-22-241: 007

Michael Brother of Jerry. NY: MacMillan Co. 1917

Box Box 9-22-241: 008

Moon-Face and Other Stories. NY: MacMillan Co. 1906

Box Box 9-22-241: 009

The Mutiny of the Elsinore. NY: MacMillan Co. 1914

Box Box 9-22-241: 010

The Night-Born: and also The Madness of John Harned, When the World was Young, The Benefit of the Doubt, Winged Blackmail, Bunches of Knuckles, War, Under the Deck Awnings, To Kill a Man, The Mexican. NY: Grosset & Dunlap 1913

Box Box 9-22-241: 011

On the Makaloa Mat. NY: MacMillan Co. 1919

Box Box 9-22-241: 012

The People of the Abyss. NY: MacMillan Co. 1903

Box Box 9-22-241: 013

The Red One. NY: MacMillan Co. 1918

Box Box 9-23-241: 001

Revolution and Other Essays. NY: MacMillan Co. 1912

Box Box 9-23-241: 002

The Road. NY: MacMillan Co. 1907

Box Box 9-23-241: 003

The Scarlet Plague. NY: MacMillan Co. 1915

Box Box 9-23-241: 004

Scorn of Women in Three Acts. NY: MacMillan Co. 1906

Box Box 9-23-241: 005

The Sea-Wolf. NY: MacMillan Co. 1904

Box Box 9-23-241: 006

Smoke Bellew. NY: Century Co. 1912

Box Box 9-23-241: 007

A Son of the Sun. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1912

Box Box 9-23-241: 008

A Son of the Sun. Leipzig, Germany: Bernard Tauchnitz 1913

Box Box 9-23-241: 009

The Son of the Wolf: Tales of the Far North. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1900

Box Box 9-23-241: 010

South Sea Tales. NY: MacMillan Co. 1911

Box Box 9-23-241: 011

The Star Rover. NY: MacMillan Co. 1915

Box Box 9-23-241: 012

The Strength of the Strong and Other Stories. NY: MacMillan Co. 1914

Box Box 9-23-241: 013

Tales of the Fish Patrol. NY: MacMillan Co. 1905

Box Box 9-23-241: 014

Theft: A Play in Four Acts. NY: MacMillan Co. 1910

Box Box 9-23-241: 015

The Turtles of Tasman. NY: MacMillan Co. 1916

Box Box 9-23-241: 016

The Valley of the Moon. NY: MacMillan Co. 1913

Box Box 9-24-241: 001

The Valley of the Moon. NY: MacMillan Co. (Sonoma Edition) (Inscribed by Eliza London) 1928

Box Box 9-24-241: 002

War of the Classes. NY: MacMillan Co. 1905

Box Box 9-24-241: 003

When God Laughs and Other Stories. NY: MacMillan Co. 1911

Box Box 9-24-241: 004

White Fang. NY: MacMillan Co. 1906

Box Box 9-24-241: 005

White Fang. Grosset & Dunlap (Includes an attached photograph of London) 1906

Box Box 9-24-241: 006

White Fang. NY: MacMillan Co. (Sonoma Edition) (Includes an attached photograph of London, also inscribed by Eliza London Shepard) 1928

Box Box 9-24-241: 007-Box 9-25-241:002

Subseries 1.2  Books by Charmian Kittredge London 1915-1925

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contain Charmian's (Jack's wife) books, most with her signature, and is arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Box 9-24-241: 007

The Book of Jack London, Volume I (Inscribed by Charmian London) 1921

Box Box 9-24-241: 008

The Book of Jack London, Volume II (Inscribed by Charmian London) 1921

Box Box 9-25-241: 001

The Log of the Snark 1915

Box Box 9-25-241: 002

The Log of the Snark (Inscribed by Charmian London) 1925

Box Box 9-25-241: 003

Subseries 1.3  Books by Joan London 1939

Physical Description: 1 file folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains Joan London's book (Jack's daughter) and is arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Box 9-25-241: 003

Jack London and His Times: An Unconventional Biography 1939

Box Box 9-25-241: 004 - 9-27-241:009

Subseries 1.4  Books by Other Authors 1889-1956

Physical Description: 19 file folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contain books written about London, some by friends or acquaintances, which directly mention or allude to London, and are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.
Box Box 9-25-241: 004

Carnes, Cecil. Jimmy Hare News Photographer: Half a Century with a Camera 1940

Box Box 9-25-241: 005

Bamford, Georgia Loring. The Mystery of Jack London: Some of His Friends, also a Few Letters: A Reminiscence 1931

Box Box 9-26-241: 001

Book Committee of the Spinners' Club. The Spinners' Book of Fiction 1907

Box Box 9-26-241: 002

Flagg, James M. The Works of James M. Flagg: Poems and Tales Much in the Manner of the Psychological Autobiographist 1916

Box Box 9-26-241: 003

Foner, Philip S., ed. Jack London American Rebel: A Collection of his Social Writings Together with an Extensive Study of the Man and his Times 1947

Box Box 9-26-241: 004

Harkins, Edward F. Little Pilgrimages Among the Men Who Have Written Famous Books 1903

Box Box 9-26-241: 005

Harris, Frank. The Bomb (Inscribed by Charmian London) 1909

Box Box 9-26-241: 006

Historical Sketch of the State Normal School at San Jose, California with a Catalogue of its Graduates and a Record of their Work for Twenty-Seven Years, 1862-1889 1889

Box Box 9-26-241: 007

Johnson, Martin. Through the South Seas with Jack London (Signed by the author) 1913

Box Box 9-26-241: 008

Lane, Rose Wilder. He was a Man 1925

Box Box 9-27-241: 001

Livingstone, Leon. From Coast to Coast with Jack London by A-No. 1: "The Famous Tramp" who Traveled 500,000 Miles for $7.61 1917

Box Box 9-27-241: 002

Morrell, Edward H. The Twenty-Fifth Man: The Strange Story of Ed. Morrell, the Hero of Jack London's "Star Rover" 1924

Box Box 9-27-241: 003

Noel, Joseph. Footloose in Arcadia: A Personal Record of Jack London, George Sterling, Ambrose Bierce 1940

Box Box 9-27-241: 004

Payne, Edward Biron. The Soul of Jack London 1933

Box Box 9-27-241: 005

Shephard, Irving, ed. Jack London's Tales of Adventure 1956

Box Box 9-27-241: 006

Stone, Irving. Sailor on Horseback: The Biography of Jack London 1938

Box Box 9-27-241: 007

Umbstaetter, H.D. The Red-Hot Dollar and Other Stories from The Black Cat. (Introduction by Jack London) 1911

Box Box 9-27-241: 008

Whitaker, Herman, ed. West Winds: California's Book of Fiction, Written by California Authors and Illustrated by California Artists 1914

Box Box 9-27-241: 009

Whitaker, Herman, ed. West Winds: California's Book of Fiction, Written by California Authors and Illustrated by California Artists 1914

Box Box 6D-9-241: 001 - 6D-12-241: 005

Subseries 1.5  Periodicals 1899-1956

Physical Description: 59 file folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries includes periodicals that contain articles written by or about London and are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Box 6D-9-241: 001

The Argonaut. Vol. 132 No. 3969, Dec. 4, 1953, SF: CA Argonaut Publishing Co. 1953

Box Box 6D-9-241: 002

The Black Cat. No. 44, May 1899, Boston: Shortstory Publishing Co. 1899

Box Box 6D-9-241: 003

The Comrade: An Illustrated Socialist Monthly. Vol. 1 No. 1, Oct. 1901, NY: Alliance Publishing Co. 1901

Box Box 6D-9-241: 004

The Comrade. Vol. 1 No. 3, Dec. 1901, NY: Comrade Publishing Co. 1901

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Cosmopolitan. Vol. 52 No. 1, Dec. 1911, NY: International Magazine Co. 1911

Box Box 6D-9-241: 006

Cosmopolitan. Vol. 52 No. 5, April 1912, NY: International Magazine Co. 1912

Box Box 6D-9-241: 007

Cosmopolitan. Vol. 53 No. 1, June 1912, NY: International Magazine Co. (2 copies) 1912

Box Box 6D-9-241: 008

The Editor. Vol. 51 No. 2, July 25, 1919, Ridgewood, NJ: Editor Co. 1919

Box Box 6D-9-241: 009

The Editor. Vol. 52 No. 8, April 25, 1920, Ridgewood, NJ: Editor Co. 1920

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Everybody's Magazine. Vol. 25, No. 1, July 1911, NY: Ridgeway Co. 1911

Box Box 6D-9-241: 011

Golden Book Magazine. Vol. 20 No. 119, Nov. 1934, NY: Review of Review Corp. 1934

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Impressions. Vol. 2 No. 3, June 1901, San Francisco: D. P. Elder & Morgan Shephard. 1901

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Impressions. Vol. 2 No. 5, Nov. 1901, San Francisco: D. P. Elder & Morgan Shephard. 1901

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Liberty. Vol. 8 No. 41, Oct. 10, 1931, NY: Liberty Publishing Co. 1931

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Life. Vol. 62 No. 1613, Sept. 25, 1913, NY: Life Publishing Co. 1913

Box Box 6D-9-241: 016

The Literary Digest. Vol. 27 No. 14, Oct. 3, 1903, NY: Funk & Wagnalls Co. 1903

Box Box 6D-10-241: 001

The Literary Digest. Vol. 53 No. 24, Dec. 9, 1916, NY: Funk & Wagnalls Co. 1916

Box Box 6D-10-241: 002

The Masses. Vol. 9 No. 9 Issue No. 73, July 1917, NY: Masses Publishing Co. 1917

Box Box 6D-10-241: 003

The Mast Magazine. Vol. 3 No. 2, Feb. 1946, NY: Mast Magazine Assoc. 1946

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Motorland. Vol. 74 No. 4, April 1954, San Francisco: CSAA 1954

Box Box 6D-10-241: 005

The Nation. Vol. 135 No. 3518, Dec. 7, 1932, NY: Nation 1932

Box Box 6D-10-241: 006

The National Geographic Magazine. Vol. 94 No. 6, Dec. 1948, Wash DC: National Geographic Society 1948

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National News of the American Legion Auxiliary. Vol. 14 No. 5, May 1940, Indianapolis: American Legion Auxiliary 1940

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New Masses. Vol. 4 No. 8, Jan. 1929, NY: New Masses Inc. 1929

Box Box 6D-10-241: 009

The New Review. Vol. 1 No. 22, Nov. 1913, NY: New Review Publishing Assoc. (2 copies) 1913

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New Review. Vol. 3 No. 11, Aug. 1, 1915 1915

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Oakland Tribune, 1920 Annual. Vol. 81 No. 168, Jan. 31, 1920, Oakland, CA: Tribune Publishing Co. 1920

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The Occult Digest. Vol. 5 No. 4, April 1929, Chicago: Occult Digest Co. 1929

Box Box 6D-10-241: 013

Once a Week. Vol. 3 No. 3, Dec. 1906, Oakland, CA: Once a Week Publishing Co. (2 copies) 1906

Box Box 6D-10-241: 014

The Outlook. Vol. 112 No. 13, March 29, 1916, NY: Outlook Co. 1916

Box Box 6D-10-241: 015

Out West. Vol. 21 No. 1, July 1904, LA: Out West Magazine Co. 1904

Box Box 6D-10-241: 016

Overland Monthly. Vol. 68 No. 5, May 1917, San Francisco: Overland Monthly Co. 1917

Box Box 6D-10-241: 017

Overland Monthly. Vol. 76 No. 4, Oct. 1920, San Francisco: Overland Monthly Co. 1920

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Overland Monthly. Vol. 82 No. 3, March 1924, San Francisco: Overland Monthly Co. 1924

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The Pacific Monthly. Vol. 20 No. 6, Dec. 1908, Portland, OR: Pacific Monthly Co. 1908

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The Papyrus. Vol. 6 No. 1-2, Jan.-Feb. 1910, East Orange, NJ: Michael Monahan 1910

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Physical Culture. Vol. 66 No. 1, July 1931, NY: Physical Culture Publishing Co. 1931

Box Box 6D-10-241: 022; Map Drawer A

The Saturday Evening Post. Vol. 175 No. 51-52, June 20-27, 1903, Vol. 176 No. 1-3, July 4-18. 1903, Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Co. 1903

Box Box 6D-10-241: 023

The Satyr. Vol. 1 No. 6, Dec. 1909, Oakland, CA: Satyr Publishing Co. 1909

Box Box 6D-10-241: 024

Spectator-Journal. Vol. 13 No. 1, Feb. 1956, Carmel, CA: Carmel Pacific Publications 1956

Box Box 6D-11-241: 001

St. Nicholas. Vol. 29 No. 9, July 1909, NY: Century Co. 1909

Box Box 6D-11-241: 002

Sunset Magazine. Vol. 11 No. 2, June 1903, San Francisco: Southern Pacific Co. Passenger Dept. 1903

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 20 No. 3, Jan. 1908, San Francisco: Southern Pacific Co. Passenger Dept. 1908

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 22 No. 4, April 1909, San Francisco: Southern Pacific Co. Passenger Dept. 1909

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 23 No. 6, Dec. 1909, San Francisco: Southern Pacific Co. Passenger Dept. 1909

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 27 No. 3, Sept. 1911, San Francisco: Southern Pacific Co. 1911

Box Box 6D-11-241: 007

Sunset Magazine. Vol. 27 No. 5, Nov. 1911, San Francisco: Southern Pacific Co. 1911

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 38 No. 2, Feb. 1917, San Francisco: Woodhead, Field & Co. 1917

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 39 No. 4, Oct. 1917, San Francisco: Sunset Magazine, Inc. 1917

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 39 No. 5, Nov. 1917, San Francisco: Sunset Magazine, Inc. 1917

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 39 No. 6, Dec. 1917, San Francisco: Sunset Magazine, Inc. 1917

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Sunset Magazine. Vol. 40 No. 2, Feb. 1918, San Francisco: Sunset Magazine, Inc. 1918

Box Box 6D-11-241: 013

Sunset Magazine. Vol. 40 No. 3, March 1918, San Francisco: Sunset Magazine, Inc. (2 copies) 1918

Box Box 6D-12-241: 001

Sunset Magazine. Vol. 40 No. 4, April 1918, San Francisco: Sunset Magazine, Inc. (2 copies) 1918

Box Box 6D-12-241: 002

Sunset Magazine. Vol. 40 No. 5, May 1918, San Francisco: Sunset Magazine, Inc. 1918

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Town Talk. Vol. 20 No. 1057, Nov. 23, 1912, San Francisco: Pacific Publication Co. 1912

Box Box 6D-12-241: 004

Tribune Year Book. Jan. 21, 1921, Oakland, CA: Tribune Publishing Co. 1921

Box Box 6D-12-241: 005

Western World. Vol. 2 No. 1, April 1907, San Francisco: Western World Publishing Co. 1907

Box Box 6D-12-241: 006

Subseries 1.6  Newsletters 1917-1932

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains two newsletters that include an article about London and is arranged numerically by accession number.
Box Box 6D-12-241: 007

Subseries 1.7  Book Catalogs 1905, Undated

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries includes catalogs that featured London's books and is arranged numerically by accession number.
Box Box 6D-12-241: 008

Subseries 1.8  Pamphlets 1888-1941, Undated

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Pamphlets include London's biographical and socialist pamphlets and from his own library, pamphlets by other authors such as Karl Marx and Peter Kropotkine. This subseries is arranged numerically by accession number.
Box Box 6D-12-241: 008

London, Jack. The Apostate Undated

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London, Jack. The Dream of Debs Undated

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London, Jack. An Odyssey of the North 1920

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London, Jack. Revolution Undated

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London, Jack. Revolution 1909

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London, Jack. The Strength of the Strong 1911

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London, Jack. The Tramp Undated

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London, Jack. What Life Means to Me Undated

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London, Jack. What Life Means to Me (Memorial Edition) 1916

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London, Jack. Jack London by Himself Undated

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London, Jack. Jack London: The Author with the Sales Undated

Box Box 6D-12-241: 008

Jack London: His Life and Literary Work Undated

Box Box 6D-12-241: 008

Life of Jack London Undated

Box Box 6D-12-241: 008

Karl Marx' Theory of Value 1902

Box Box 6D-12-241: 008

Kropotkine, Peter. Anarchist Communism: Its Basis and Principles 1905

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Engels, Frederick. The Development of Socialism from Utopia to Science 1901

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In the World of Letters Undated

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Marx, Karl. A Discourse on Free Trade 1888

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Saxon, Edmund. Karl Marx' Analysis of Money 1897

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Berkman, Alexander, ed. Mother Earth 1912

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The Mission of the Working Class Undated

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London, Jack. The Scab Undated

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Lewis, Sinclair. Sinclair Lewis on "The Valley of the Moon" Undated

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Wilson, Nell Griffith. Our Valley of the Moon in Poems and Pictures 1941

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Oppenheimer, Jake. Softening the Heart of a Convict 1912

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London, Jack. A New Idea in Fiction: The Star Rover Undated

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London, Jack. The Sea Sprite and the Shooting Star 1932

Box Box 6D-12-241: 010 - 6D-13-241: 010, Map Drawer A

Subseries 1.9  Clippings 1895-1939

Physical Description: 14 file folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The collection of periodical clippings contains London's short stories and books that were serialized or condensed. Newspaper clippings include articles about London during his life and death with a few articles about and by Charmian. This subseries is arranged numerically by accession number. Oversized items have been relocated to a map drawer.
Box 6D-14-241: 001 - 6D-19-241: 002

Series 2.  Scrapbooks 1897-1971

Physical Description: 10 file folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Scrapbooks are arranged by the volume numbers and include photographs, typed bibliographies, typed copies of letters, reprints of Jack London's articles, pamphlets, programs, and typed lists of London's works.
Box 6D-20-241: 001-002

Series 3.  Photographic Material 1900-1942

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes photographs of Jack, Charmian, Flora, and Joan London, Roscoe Eames, the Beauty Ranch, and the building of the Snark. Photographs are arranged numerically by accession number. See Series 2. Scrapbooks for more photographs.
Box 6D-20-241: 003-007

Series 4.  Correspondence 1901-1970

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Letters include London's and Charmian's typewritten and handwritten signed correspondence to friends. Recipients include fellow socialist Frederick Irons Bamford, writer Anna Strunsky Walling, London's personal physician Dr. William S. Porter, and Zena G. Holman. Letters are arranged numerically by accession number.
Box 6D-20-241: 008 - 012

Series 5.  Ephemera 1898-1948

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Ephemera include brochures, programs, cards, posters, and broadsides featuring London's works and his participation in organizations such as the Ruskin Club. Series is arranged numerically by accession number. Items found within the collection's books are arranged numerically in the last folder. Oversized items have been relocated to the map drawer.