Finding Aid for the Biobooks Records, 1934-1979

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Biobooks Records
Date (inclusive): 1934-1979
Collection number: 1301
Creator: Biobooks.
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize folders.
Abstract: Collection includes archives of Biobooks, Oakland, California, including correspondence files, ca. 1942-1953, ephemera, U.S. Geological Survey maps of California, print blocks used for publications by Biobooks, as well as the Grabhorn Press, book dealers' catalogs, book covers, unbound texts of books, dummy books, and a manuscript by Helen Giffen, Casas and courtyards.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joseph Sullivan, 1982-1989.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Biobooks Records (Collection Number 1301). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Biobooks (Oakland, CA), including bookdealers' catalogs, reports, invoices, manuscripts, printed material, drawings, photographs, business files, correspondence, US Geological Survey maps of CA, and print blocks used for publications by Biobooks, as well as the Grabhorn Press. Includes a manuscript by Helen Giffen, Casas & courtyards : historic adobe houses of California (1955).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Bookdealers' catalogs (boxes 1-4)
  2. Manuscripts (boxes 5-6)
  3. Printed material (boxes 5-11, 20-27)
  4. Drawings and photographs (box 11)
  5. Print blocks (boxes 11, 14-19)
  6. Business files, including correspondence (boxes 12-13).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Biobooks--Archives.
Publishers and publishing--California--Oakland--Archival resources.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Giffen, Helen S. Helen Smith), 1893- --Casas & courtyards.


Container List

 

Blocks

Box 11

Print blocks.

Box 14

Print blocks.

Physical Description: Decorative initial letters. 28 x 22.5 cm.
Box 15

Print blocks.

Physical Description: 38 x 30 cm.
Box 16

Print blocks.

Physical Description: 44 x 30 cm.
Box 17

Print blocks.

Physical Description: 38 x 30 cm.
Box 18

Print blocks.

Physical Description: 38 x 30 cm.
Box 19

Print blocks.

Physical Description: 38 x 30 cm.
 

Business Files

Box 12

Correspondence. 1942-1949.

Box 12

Correspondence. 1948-1951.

Box 12

Correspondence. 1950-1953.

Box 12

Correspondence. 1949-1963.

Box 12

Invoices. 1970.

Box 12

Invoices. 1971.

Box 12

Invoices. 1972.

Box 12

Invoices. 1973.

Box 13

Invoices. 1974.

Box 13

Invoices. 1975.

Box 13

Invoices. 1976.

Box 13

Invoices. 1977.

Box 13

Invoices. 1978.

Box 13

Invoices. 1979.

 

Catalogs

Boxes 1-4

Book dealers catalogs

 

Drawings

Box 11

[Decorative initial letters, J and W]

 

Manuscripts

Box 5

Authority in California.

Physical Description: 471 p. Typescript (carbon).
Box 6

Casas and courtyards.

Physical Description: 175 p. Typescript with manuscript corrections. With photographs.
Box 6

Casas and courtyards.

Physical Description: Setting copy. 125 p. Typescript. With unnumbered pages and photographs.
 

Photographs

Box 11

[Photographic reproduction of unidentified manuscript]

Box 11

Photographic reproductions and negatives.

 

Printed Material

Box 10

Oakland. Resolution 51836.

Box 10

Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 1934-1942.

Physical Description: Leaflets.
Box 10

United Nations Charter.

Box 10

Birthday greetings.

Box 10

California's governor's oath.

Box 10

[Great West maps].

Box 10

Harbour of San Francisco. Sketch by W. Revere.

Box 10

Map of the Hyacinth Farm. Sketch by Wm. B. Ide.

Box 10

Miners prospecting for gold. By Remington.

Box 10

Monterey - Capitol of California. Sketched by J.W. Revere.

Box 10

Point Reyes, California - map. 1954.

Box 10

[Pueblo of St. Joseph - declaration] 1845 March 27.

Box 10

San Francisco 1849.

Box 10

San Joaquin River. Map by Charles D. Gibbes. 1850.

Box 10

[Letter by R. Semper]. 1849 January 7.

Box 10

View of Shasta, California.

Box 10

U.S.S. Portsmouth.

Physical Description: Galleys.
Box 10

Engraving of G.M. Wright?

Box 11

Proofs - train, state of California silhouette.

Box 20

Maps. California and the West.

Physical Description: 64 x 49 cm.
Box 20

Options for Oakland.

Physical Description: 64 x 49 cm.
Box 20

[Views of San Francisco]

Physical Description: 64 x 49 cm.
Box 21

Maps. California and the West.

Physical Description: 64 x 49 cm.
Box 22

Maps. California and the West.

Physical Description: Oversize folder 22: 102.5 x 76 cm.
Box 23

Maps. California and the West.

Physical Description: Oversize folder 23: 102.5 x 76 cm.
Box 24

Barry & Patten Index.

Physical Description: Duplicate material. [2 folders]
Box 24

Barry & Patten Index envelopes.

Physical Description: Duplicate material. [3 folders]
Box 24

Birthday greetings.

Physical Description: Duplicate material.
Box 25

California alcalde.

Physical Description: Duplicate material. [3 folders]
Box 26

[Pueblo of St. Joseph - declaration] 1845 March 27.

Physical Description: Duplicate material. [3 folders]
Box 26

[Great West - Maps].

Physical Description: Duplicate material.
Box 26

Map of the Hyacinth Farm. Sketch by Wm. B. Ide.

Physical Description: Duplicate material. [2 folders]
Box 26

Off for California.

Physical Description: Duplicate material. [3 folders]
Box 27

Point Reyes, California - Map. 1954.

Physical Description: Duplicate material.
Box 27

San Francisco in 1850.

Physical Description: Duplicate material. [2 folders]
Box 27

Three years in California.

Physical Description: Duplicate material.
Box 27

Engraving of G.M. Wright?

Physical Description: Duplicate material.
Box 5

Authority in California.

Physical Description: Partial page proofs.
Box 5

Barry & Patten Index.

Box 5

California alcalde.

Physical Description: Sewn signatures.
Box 5

California alcalde.

Physical Description: Bound copy.
Box 6

Casas and courtyards.

Physical Description: Paste-up.
Box 7

Early days of San Francisco.

Physical Description: Sewn signatures.
Box 7

Off for California.

Physical Description: Signatures.
Box 7

Three years in California.

Physical Description: Boards only.
Box 8

Ad Hoc Think Tank. 1968.

Physical Description: Reports.
Box 8

Ad Hoc Think Tank. 1969.

Physical Description: Reports.
Box 8

Ad Hoc Think Tank. 1970.

Physical Description: Reports.
Box 8

Ad Hoc Think Tank. 1971.

Physical Description: Reports. [2 folders]
Box 8

Ad Hoc Think Tank. 1972.

Physical Description: Reports.
Box 9

Ad Hoc Think Tank. 1973.

Physical Description: Reports. [2 folders]
Box 9

California Medicine. Reprint. 113:21-26. Goldman, Charles R. "Is the canary dying?" (November 1970)

Box 9

California Tomorrow Plan. 1971.

Box 9

Progress in Areas of Public Concern. General Motors. 1971.

Box 9

Oakland redevelopment.

Physical Description: City brochures.
Box 9

Oakland's form and Appearance. 1968.

Box 9

Oakland's Housing Supply. 1960-1966.

Box 9

West Oakland.

Box 9

Oakland's Fruitvale Area.

Box 9

East Oakland.

Box 9

South Central Oakland.

Box 9

North Oakland.

Box 9

Oakland Hills.

Box 9

North Central Oakland.

Box 9

City in Trouble. 1:1. [Oakland Newsletter] (8 June 1970).