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Finding Aid to the Mailliard Family Papers, 1818-1979, bulk 1920-1960
BANC MSS 80/88 c  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Mailliard Family Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1818-1979,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1920-1960
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 80/88 c
    Creator : Mailliard, William Somers, 1917-1992.
    Extent: Number of containers: 10 cartons, 3 boxes, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 14
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Mailliard Family Papers contain correspondence to and from various members of a socially and politically prominent San Francisco family. In addition, the collection contains family records, journals and diaries, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, and various publications and memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is focused on the life and career of William S. Mailliard, who was most notably a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's Fourth District, serving from 1953 to 1974. The collection also includes the correspondence of William S. Mailliard's parents, John Ward Mailliard, Jr. and Kate Peterson Mailliard, as well as that of other family members.
    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

    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.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mailliard Family Papers, BANC MSS 80/88 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    John Ward Mailliard Papers, BANC MSS 75/90.
    William S. Mailliard Papers, BANC MSS 75/109 c.
    Mailliard Family Pictorial Collection, circa 1800-1967, BANC PIC 1980.027--ALB.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Legislators--California
    Family papers.
    Scrapbooks.
    Mailliard, Kate Peterson
    Mailliard, William Somers, 1917-1992

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Mailliard Family Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by William S. Mailliard in 1980.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Alexandra Black in 2009.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Mailliard Family Papers contain correspondence to and from various members of a socially and politically prominent San Francisco family. In addition, the collection contains family records, journals and diaries, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, and various publications and memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is focused on the life and career of William S. Mailliard, who was most notably a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's Fourth District, serving from 1953 to 1974. The collection also includes the correspondence of William S. Mailliard's parents, John Ward Mailliard, Jr. and Kate Peterson Mailliard, as well as that of other family members.
    A large part of the correspondence in the William S. Mailliard series is comprised of letters to and from each of his parents, spanning the years from his school days in the early thirties through his parents' deaths. This series also contains various personalia related to his careers with both the U.S. Navy, in which he served during World War II, and the U.S. House of Representatives.
    The Mailliard Family series deals with the remainder of the family, primarily, Kate Peterson Mailliard. The Kate Peterson Mailliard subseries contains a wealth of autobiographical material, including numerous address books, school notebooks, and diaries spanning the period from her grammar school days until her death in 1980, as well as a typescript copy of her memoirs. Another subseries deals with the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, which several of the Mailliard men attended, including John Ward Mailliard, Jr. and William S. Mailliard. The series also contains books belonging to Mailliard ancestors and various correspondences between Mailliards and other prominent families to whom they had ties. Hundreds of newspaper clippings referencing various members of the Mailliard family can be found in this series as well, dating back to the late 1800s.
    The collection is a unique chronicle of American political and social history, specifically California and San Francisco history, in the 20th century. The primary source material regarding the U.S. Navy as well as Congress is of particular interest, as are William S. Mailliard's journals and letters written as World War II broke out while he was a Naval Ensign in Europe.