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Inventory of the Wesley R. Wooden Papers, 1900-2005 (bulk 1938-1985)
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Series 1 Biographical Materials 1937-2003

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Contains materials related to family, especially genealogical records for Katherine (Kay) Lilienthal Wooden; materials related to Wesley Wooden's education at the University of California; and a transcript of an interview with Wesley Wooden.
Box 1:1

Ag. Econ. 118: Farming Old-Style, Russ Island undated

Box 1:2

Metate 1937

Box 1:3

K and E College Field Book From Course C.E. 1A 1937-1938

Box 1:4

Transcript and Schedule 1939

Box 1:5

Prospectus of the College of Agriculture 1939-1940

Box 1:6

Grandpa Solomon's Stories 1947-2000

Box 1:7

Ernest Reuben Lilienthal and His Family 1949-1994

Box 1:8

Lewis and Hannah Gerstle 1953-1981

Box 1:9

Cal Aggie Alumni Association Golden Society Reunion 1990

Box 1:10

Class of 1940: Torqua 50th Reunion Lookbook; correspondence 1990

Box 1:11

Family History Scrapbook 2000

Box 1:12

"BSS Connections": Chico State Newsletter 2001-2002

Box 1:13

Interview with Wesley Wooden 2003

 

Series 2 Writings 1932-2005

Physical Description: 1.8 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Contains diaries in the form of farm journals and narrative journals, creative writing, correspondence, and a copy of Wooden's memoirs.
Box 2:1

Address and Note Book undated

Box 2:2

Dublin Heights Correspondence undated

Box 2:3

"Story Plots" Composition Book undated

Box 2:4

Writings undated

Box 2:5

"School of Ideal Beauty" Composition Book 1932

Box 2:6

"Moods, Musings, Meditations, Meanderings, and Excerpts" Composition Book 1934

Box 2:7

"School of Hope and Aspiration" Composition Book 1934

Box 2:8

"School of Beauty and Restraint" Composition Book 1934

Box 2:9

"School of Beauty and Restraint" Composition Book 1935

Box 2:10

"School of Beauty and Restraint" Composition Book 1935

Box 2:11

"School of Art for Life's Sake" Composition Book 1935

Box 3:1

"Let There Be Light" Composition Book 1935

Box 3:2

"A Journal in the Woods" Composition Book 1936

Box 3:3

Writings 1936, undated

Box 3:4

Diary, Russ Island 1938

Box 3:5

"Spicy Breezes: Journal of Six Seasons -- Jottings" Composition Book 1937-1957

Box 3:6

Writings and Correspondence 1939-1962

Box 3:7

Photocopy of Journal: "The Farmer Wants a Ranch," 1 of 2 1939-1949

Box 4:1

Photocopy of Journal: "The Farmer Wants a Ranch," 2 of 2 1939-1949

Box 4:2

Correspondence 1940

Box 4:3

"Well Bought is Half Sold" Farm Notes 1940

Box 4:4

Diary 1941

Box 4:5

Day Book and Journal for Rancho Los Mendanos 1941 February 1-1941 November 1

Box 4:6

Date Book 1942

Box 4:7

Date Book 1943

Box 5:1

Date Book 1944

Box 5:2

Date Book 1945

Box 5:3

Diary 1946

Box 5:4

Diary 1947

Box 5:5

Day Book 1948

Box 5:6

Day Book 1949

Box 6:1

Correspondence, Notes, and Clippings 1995-1996

Box 6:2

A Shepherd's Trail circa 1963

Box 6:3

Creative Writing 1984

Box 6:4

Short Stories 1987

Box 6:5

Writing 1993

Box 6:6

Sheep Man: Time Remembered Manuscript undated

Box 6:7

Sheep Man: Time Remembered 2005

 

Series 3 Work Records 1937-2005

Physical Description: 2.2 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject in the following subseries: Sheep Ranching, Real Estate, and Davis, California Civic Involvement.
 

Subseries 3.1 Sheep Ranching 1937-1963

Physical Description: 0.8 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Contains copies of Wooden's articles on range land studies and farm organization, financial records, and one scrapbook.
Box 6:8

Hart, Incorporated Wool Agreements Contract Book undated

Box 6:9

Maps undated

Box 6:10

National Farm and Home Hour CD-ROM undated

Box 6:11

Federal Travel Budget and Articles 1937

Box 6:12

A Farm Organization Study for Russ Island and Vallejo, California 1938 March-1938 May

Box 6:13

Theory of Range Land Valuation, 1 of 3 1939-1940

Box 7:1

Theory of Range Land Valuation, 2 of 3 1939-1940

Box 7:2

Theory of Range Land Valuation, 3 of 3 1939-1940

Box 7:3

Scrapbook 1940-1963

Box 7:4

Photocopies From Scrapbook 1940-1963

Box 8:1

How to Select a Cattle or Sheep Ranch 1940

Box 8:2

Account Book 1944-1945?

Box 8:3

Financial Records 1948-1951

Box 8:4

Addresses Delivered at the 90th Annual California Wool Growers Convention: Palace Hotel, San Francisco 1950 November

 

Subseries 3.2 Real Estate 1961-2005

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Contains information on rural properties for sale in the Davis, California area. Also contains information on Wooden's share of the Pierce Ranch property.
Box 8:5

Davis Maps and Brochures 1961

Box 8:6

A Presentation of Area Value Listings Exclusively with Brinleys' -- Winters, Yolo County 1965

Box 8:7

Articles on Real Estate 1966-1978

Box 8:8

Realty Certificates 1975-1977

Box 8:9

Newspaper Clippings 1975-1986

Box 8:10

Pierce Ranch 1975-2005

Box 9:1

Pierce Ranch 1975-2005

Box 9:2

Pierce Ranch Financials 1992-1998

Box 9:3

Ranch Improvements 1995

Box 9:4

Pierce Ranch Road (Pending) 2003

 

Subseries 3.3 Davis, California Civic Involvement 1971-1998

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Contains information on: fund raising for Phase II of the Davis Senior Center, including a benefit performance by Bob Hope; and ecological concerns.
Box 9:5

Presentation for Central Region Water Quality Control Board undated

Box 9:6

West Plainfield Dump Fight, 1 of 2 1971-1972

Box 9:7

West Plainfield Dump Fight, 2 of 2 1971-1972

Box 9:8

Fact Sheets for Wes Wooden 1972

Box 9:9

Miscellaneous University of California at Davis Pollution: Old Pictures 1978

Box 9:10

West Plainfield Award 1983

Box 10:1

Davis Senior Center: Phase II 1983-1984

Box 10:2

Senior Expansion: Dinner at the Dump 1983-1986

Box 10:3

Bob Hope in Davis 1983-1985

Box D Folio 6

Article from Davis Enterprise 1984 March 7

Box 10:4

Phase II 1984-1988

Box 10:5

Senior Center Phase II: Boosters 1984-2000

Box 10:6

Bob Hope Scrapbook 1985

Box 10:7

Senior Center: Phase II (includes Bob Hope's Signature) 1985

Box 10:8

Senior Center; Phase II 1985-1986

Box 11:1

Bob Hope: A Half-Century on Radio and Television 1986

Box 11:2

James E. Street 1986

Box 11:3

Davis Environmental Issues 1992-1995

Box 11:4

Report of Facility Information: Yolo County Central Landfill and Alternative Analysis 1993-1994

Box 11:5

Davis Environmental Articles and Notes 1994-1995

Box 11:6

Davis Medical Group 1994

Box 11:7

Waste Water Problems 1994-1996

Box 11:8

Agenda for Environmental Meeting 1995

Box 11:9

Barn Owl Nests 1995

Box 11:10

Ebola Articles 1995

Box 11:11

Meeting Agenda: Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board 1995

Box 11:12

Notes on the Tenth Anniversary of the Bob Hope Benefit 1995

Box 11:13

Putah Creek 1995-1996

Box 11:14

University of California at Davis Waste Management Controversy: Newspaper Articles 1995

Box 11:15

Waste Water Problems at the University of California at Davis 1995-1996

Box 11:16

Waste Water Problem: Letters from Wes Wooden 1996

Box 11:17

Bob Hope in Davis 1997

Box 11:18

William LeRoy and Pat Kangas 1998

 

Series 4 Pierce Ranch 1900-1945

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Historical material related to the Pierce Ranch in Davis, California, including time books belonging to George W. Pierce, Jr.; correspondence from ranch employee Kartara Ram Garcha; and financial documents from ranch employee H. Bachan Singh.
Box 12:1

Collection of Words (English to Japanese) undated

Box 12:2

Kartara Ram Garcha Documents undated

Box 12:3

Time Book undated

Box 12:4

Time Book 1900-1909

Box 12:5

Note Book 1917 July

Physical Description: Mostly blank
Box 12:6

George W. Pierce, Jr. Diary 1918

Box 12:7

Kartara Ram Garcha Correspondence 1922-1925

Box 12:8

Kartara Ram Garcha Diary 1922

Box 12:9

Kartara Ram Garcha Printed Materials 1924-1925

Box 12:10

Westinghouse Information 1924

Box 12:11

Time Book 1933

Box 12:12

H. Bachan Singh: Financial Records 1943-1945

Box 12:13

Pierce Ranch: Time Book 1944

 

Series 5 Ephemera and Realia 1914-1998

Physical Description: 1.1 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject in two subseries.
 

Subseries 5.1 Ephemera 1914-1998

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically. Contains clippings and brochures on sheep, agriculture, farm equipment, and tools.
Box 13:1

American Corriedale Association: Minutes 1958

Box 13:2

American Corriedales 1950; undated

Box 13:3

Billy Goat Lawn Vacuum 1997

Box 13:4

Book Review: San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle 1978 March 19

Box 13:5

Border Collies and Other Sheep Dogs 1930-1940

Box 13:6

Correspondence and Memorabilia 1981-1998

Box 13:7

Engine and Rototiller Parts Catalogs and Operating Instructions 1930?

Box 13:8

Greeting Card and Story Pamphlet undated

Box 13:9

Handmade Prints 1982-1983

Box 13:10

Hunting Publications and Clippings 1967

Box 13:11

Lamb Feeding Guide 1914

Box 13:12

News Clippings Regarding Land Purchases undated

Box 13:13

Pamphlet: American Woodworker Multi-Vise Workbench 1988

Box 13:14

Pamphlet: Armour Scraper, Model XL undated

Box 13:15

Pamplet: Automatic Feeding Equipment for Livestock and Poultry 1964

Box 13:16

Pamphlet: Buying Farmland on Installment Contracts 1964

Box 13:17

Pamphlet: California Sheep Production 1954

Box 13:18

Pamphlet: California Wool Growers Convention 1940

Box 13:19

Pamphlet: Corriedale Sheep undated

Box 13:20

Pamphlet: Corriedale: World Progress Report 1955

Box 13:21

Pamphlet: Current History 1924?

Physical Description: Cover only
Box 13:22

Pamphlet: Ford Equipment Brochures 1960, undated

Box 13:23

Pamphlet: The Key to the Constitution of the United States 1936

Box 13:24

Pamphlet: Mitchell Poultry Ranch undated

Box 13:25

Pamphlet: Modern Lettering for Pen and Brush Poster Design 1938

Box 13:26

Pamphlet: New Zealand Corriedales 1928

Box 13:27

Pamphlet: Opportunity is Knocking 1933

Box 13:28

Pamphlet: Sacramento Northern Timetable 1939

Box 13:29

Pamphlet: Servis Blades undated

Box 13:30

Pamphlet: Sheep Production in California 1930

Box 13:31

Pamphlet: Southern Pacific Timetable, Overland Route 1940

Box 13:32

Pamphlet: Straight Talk on Log and Tree Saws, White Engine Works 1924?

Box D Folio 6

Prints: Davis Arch, North Hall undated

Box 13:33

Rotary Tiller Owner's Manual 1992

Box 13:34

Saw Fence Information undated

Box 13:35

Various Brochures and Notes 1951

 

Subseries 5.2 Realia 1939-1962

Physical Description: 0.7 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically. Includes medals from the California Agricultural Society and the California State Fair, as well as a trophy from the Solano County District Fair. Also includes personal effects.
Box 14:1

Equal Monthly Loan Amortization Payments Book undated

Box 14:2

Leather Binder with Writing on Inside Cover 1939-1962

Box 14:3

Leather Wallet and Card Holder 1949

Box 14:4

Medals: California State Agricultural Society 1948-1951

Box 14:5

Medals: California State Fair 1952

Box 14:6

Medals: California State Fair 1953

Box 14:7

Medals: California State Fair and Exposition 1955

Box 14:8

No Trespassing Sign undated

Box 14:9

Personal Identification, Licenses, and Cards From Wallet 1940-1950

Box 14:10

Pocket Mirror and Comb undated

Box 15

Trophy: Solano County District Fair 1948

 

Series 6 Published Material 1913-1998

Physical Description: 2.9 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically. Contains books on family history, agriculture, livestock, and sheep ranching.
Box 16:1

Baker, E.T. Sheep Diseases 1916

Box 16:2

California Wool Grower 1940

Box 16:3

California Wool Grower 1941

Box 17:1

California Wool Grower 1942

Box 17:2

California Wool Grower 1943

Box 17:3

California Wool Grower 1944

Box 18:1

Coffey, W.C. Lippincott's Farm Manuals: Productive Sheep Husbandry. 1929

Box 18:2

Craig, John A. Judging Live Stock. 1913

Box 18:3

Garside, Alston Hill. Wool and the Wool Trade. 1939

Box 18:4

Greenberg, David and Corbin, Charles. So You're Going to Buy a Farm. 1944

Box 19:1

Hall, Leonard. Country Year: A Journal of the Seasons at Possum Trot Farm. 1931

Box 19:2

Howard, Robert West. Two Billion Acre Farm. 1945

Box 19:3

Hultz, Fred and Hill, John. Range Sheep and Wool. 1931

Box 19:4

The Humboldt Historian. 1980-1987

Box 20:1

International Live Stock Exposition. Review and Album. 1952

Box 20:2

Irigaray, Louis, and Taylor, Theodore. A Shepherd Watches, a Shepherd Sings. 1997

Box 20:3

Kleinheinz, Frank. Sheep Management: Breeds and Judging. 1918

Box 20:4

Mack, Gerstle. Lewis and Hannah Gerstle. 1953

Box 20:5

Moline, Frances. Corriedale Sires. 1942

Box 21:1

O'Neill, F. Gordon. Ernest Reuben Lilienthal and His Family. 1949

Box 21:2

Pearse, E. H. Sheep, Farm, and Station Management. 1932

Box 21:3

Philadelphia Wool Scouring and Carbonizing Company Reference Book. undated

Box 21:4

Robertson, R.B. Of Sheep and Men. 1959

Box 21:5

Towne, C.W. and Wentworth, E.N. Shepherd's Empire. 1945

Box 22:1

United States Department of Agriculture. Report for General Soil Map: Yolo County, California. 1968

Box 22:2

United States Department of Agriculture. Soil and Water Conservation Plan. 1965

Box 22:3

United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey of the Suisun Area, California. 1934

Box 22:4

United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey of Yolo County, California. 1972

Box 22:5

University of California. General Catalog. 1939-1940

Box 22:6

University of California at Berkeley. Schedule and Directory. 1939 August-December

Box 22:7

UC Davis Magazine. 1998 Summer

Box 22:8

Western Livestock Journal. 1940 September 15

Box 22:9

The Writer's Monthly. 1924 March

 

Series 7 Photographic Materials 1916-2005

Physical Description: 0.8 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Subjects include photographs from Wooden's memoirs "Sheep Man: Time Remembered," sheep, ranches, people, and places. Additional photographs located in: Box 6:12-13, Box 7:1-2, Box 8:1, Box 8:6, Box 10:1, Box 10:6.
Box 23:1

Ad Hoc Barbecue Committee undated

Physical Description: 22 photographic prints
Box 23:2

CBS Interview with California State Fair Champion Lamb undated

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 23:3

Corriedales undated

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints
Box 23:4

Corriedales undated

Physical Description: 5 photographic negatives
Box 23:5

Landscapes, Sheep, and Buildings (unidentified) undated

Physical Description: 30 photographic negatives
Box 23:6

People and Sheep (unidentified) undated

Physical Description: 3 photographic negatives
Box 23:7

People and Places (unidentified) undated

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints
Box 23:8

Sheep undated

Physical Description: 20 photographic prints
Box 23:9

Mounted Print of Sheep undated

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 23:10

Sheep undated

Physical Description: 14 photographic negatives
Box 23:11

Sheep (unidentified) undated

Physical Description: 21 photographic negatives
Box 23:12

Sheep (unidentified) undated

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints, 5 slides
Box 23:13

Stud Rams: "Montezuma," "Challenger," and "Flop Ears" undated

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 23:14

Ralph Wooden and Spool Logging Donkey Crew 1916

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 23:15

Wesley Wooden, Willits Frontier Days 1936

Physical Description: 1 photographic print, 1 post card
Box 23:16

Russ Island?, 1 of 3 1939, undated

Physical Description: 34 photographic negatives
Box 23:17

Russ Island?, 2 of 3 1939, undated

Physical Description: 19 photographic negatives
Box 24:1

Russ Island?, 3 of 3 1939, undated

Physical Description: 32 photographic negatives
Box 24:2

Wesley Wooden 1939

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:3

Ranches 1940, undated

Physical Description: 15 photographic prints
Box 24:4

Ranches, 1 of 2 1940, undated

Physical Description: 30 photographic negatives
Box 24:5

Ranches, 2 of 2 1940, undated

Physical Description: 36 photographic negatives
Box 24:6

Wesley Wooden and "The Prince" 1944

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:7

Wesley and Wayne Wooden Moving Sheep 1947?

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:8

All American Corriedale Sale: Winning Rams 1948

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:9

Warner Smith, the Burkharts, and Wesley Wooden with Corriedale Ram 1948

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:10

Champion Corriedale Ram with Buyer and Shepherd, All American Corriedale Show 1949

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:11

"Handsome Harry," Cow Palace Champion 1949

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:12

All American Ram Judging, California Ram Sale 1950

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:13

Wesley Wooden and New Zealand Wool Show Judge 1950

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:14

Sheep Dog Trials 1952

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:15

Wesley Wooden and "Bess" 1953?

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:16

Wesley Wooden and Champion Ewe Lamb 1953

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:17

Yearling Rams 1953

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:18

California Ram Sale 1958 May 5

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:19

California All American 1958

Physical Description: 9 photographic prints
Box 24:20

West Plainfield Dump Fight 1972

Physical Description: 12 photographic prints
Box 24:21

West Plainfield Award 1983

Physical Description: 15 photographic prints
Box 24:22

Bob Hope and Wesley Wooden 1985

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints
Box 24:23

Bob Hope Interview 1985

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints
Box 24:24

Bob Hope Interview 1985

Physical Description: 11 photographic negatives
Box 24:25

Building Improvements 1985

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints
Box 24:26

Wesley Wooden 1989

Physical Description: 1 photographic print
Box 24:27

Yosemite 1996

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints
Box 24:28

Yosemite 1996

Physical Description: 25 photographic negatives
Box 24:29

Wesley and Katherine (Kay) Wooden 2005

Physical Description: 1 photographic print