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California Counties Ephemera Collection
CO FILES  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Collections
  • Additions to the Collection
  • Processing Information
  • Aquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: California counties ephemera collection
    Date (inclusive): 1850-2004
    Collection Identifier: CO FILES
    Extent: 11.0 boxes
    Contributing Institution: The Society of California Pioneers
    300 Fourth Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107-1272
    Phone: (415) 957-1849
    Email: info@californiapioneers.org
    URL: http://www.californiapioneers.org
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
    Abstract: Comprises a variety of ephemera relating to the history, growth, and development of California's counties between the years 1850 and 2004. Particularly well-documented are efforts to promote individual counties -- and their commercial, industrial, educational, cultural, and recreational prospects -- to new migrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as reflected in the promotional literature of chambers of commerce, real estate companies, trade associations, banks, mining companies, hotels, resorts, sanitariums, and other organizations.

    Access

    Collection is open by appointment for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to the Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], [File name], California Counties Ephemera Collection, CO FILES, The Society of California Pioneers.

    Related Collections

    Biographical File Collection
    California General Subjects Collection

    Additions to the Collection

    Additions to the collection are ongoing.

    Processing Information

    Processed by California Ephemera Project staff, funded by a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, in 2009-2010.

    Aquisition

    Assembled by the staff at The Society of California Pioneers.

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged in alphabetical order by county.

    Scope and Contents

    Comprises a variety of ephemera relating to the history, growth, and development of California's counties between the years 1850 and 2004. Particularly well-documented are efforts to promote individual counties -- and their commercial, industrial, educational, cultural, and recreational prospects -- to new migrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as reflected in the promotional literature of chambers of commerce, real estate companies, trade associations, banks, mining companies, hotels, resorts, sanitariums, and other organizations.
    Range of ephemera includes: promotional booklets, folders, and brochures; viewbooks; guidebooks; programs; souvenir programs (commemorating special events); yearbooks; posters; newspaper clippings; journals and journal articles; maps; tract maps; constitutions and bylaws; prospectuses; land grants, deeds, and indentures; directories and listings; cemetery listings; ordinances; and reports.

    Indexing Terms

    Brochures.
    Bylaws (administrative records).
    California Ephemera Project.
    Clippings.
    Directories.
    Ephemera.
    Land grants--California.
    Maps.
    Posters.
    Programs.
    Promotional materials.
    Viewbooks.