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INVENTORY OF THE COLBY E. "BABE" SLATER COLLECTION, 1906-2001, (bulk 1917-1957)
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Series 1.  Diaries, 1919-1922.

Physical Description: 2 volumes

Scope and Content Note

In the first diary, Slater recorded events of his service in the United States Army on the Western Front during the First World War. In the 1922 diary, Slater kept brief records of his work managing a farm on the Conaway Ranch in Woodland, California.
Box 1:1

World War I, diary, June 1918-May 1919.

Physical Description: 1 volume

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Box 1:2

Conaway Ranch, Woodland (Calif.), diary, 1922.

Physical Description: 1 volume

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Series 2.  Correspondence, 1924-1973.

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. The 1924 letters relate to the Paris Olympic Games. The 1948 letter has to do with Slater's choice of farming as his life's work. The 1956 and 1957 letters and class rosters pertain to Slater's efforts to organize Picnic Day class reunions for the University of California, Davis' classes of 1914, 1915, 1916, and 1917. The 1973 letter has to do with Slater's posthumous induction into the Woodland (Calif.) Athletic Hall of Fame.
Box 1:3

Bower, E. to Dagg, E., April 2, 1924.

Box 1:4

? to Slater, Colby E. Babe, May 19, [1924].

Box 1:5

Slater, Colby E. Babe to Lockhart, Marilyn, May 4, 1948.

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photocopy.
Box 1:6

Coke, Sterling D. to [Voorhies, Edwin C.], April 2, 1956.

Box 1:7

Duffy, W. J., Jr., to Slater, Colby E. Babe, April 11, 1956.

Box 1:8

Spafford, F. E. to Slater, Colby E. Babe and Blossom, Bob, Jan. 17, 1957.

Box 1:9

Ed? to Slater, Colby E. Babe, March 2, 1957.

Box 1:10

Slater, Colby E. Babe and Blossom, Bob to Cal-Aggie Alumni, Class of 1917, March 13, 1957.

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form letter.
Box 1:11

Wood, Leonard C. to Slater, Colby E. Babe, March 19, 1957.

Box 1:12

Duffy, W. J., Jr., to Slater, Colby E. Babe, March 23, 1957.

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letter and enclosed report.
Box 1:13

Ho, Dean to Slater, Colby E. Babe, March 29, 1957.

Box 1:14

Seares, Fritz to Slater, Colby E. Babe, April 3, 1957.

Box 1:15

Bath, George H. to Slater, Colby E. Babe, April 8, 1957.

Box 1:16

? to Slater, Colby E. Babe, April 9, 1957.

Box 1:17

Ed? to Slater, Colby E. Babe, April 21, 1957.

Box 1:18

Class of 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, roster, compiledcirca 1957.

Box 1:19

Class of 1917, roster, compiledcirca 1957.

Box 1:20

Aggie Alumni, Sacramento, Yolo, and Solano Counties, roster compiledcirca 1957.

Box 1:21

Klenhard, Dick to Slater, Virginia, June 6, 1973.

 

Series 3.  Publications, 1912-2001.

Physical Description: 23 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject in the following subseries: University of California, Davis; World War I; Seventh Olympic Games; Eighth Olympic Games; Travel; Yolo County (Calif.); and Other. Contains serials, clippings, maps, and travel guides.
 

Subseries 3.1.  University of California, Davis, 1917-1965.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Contains clippings and serials.
Folio Box 6:1

Clippings, Picnic Day, 1917.

Folio Box 6:1

University Farm Agricola. May 4, 1917.

Box 1:22

Calpha Bear. 1939, 1941, 1942, 1948, 1950.

Box 1:23

Clippings, Picnic Day, 1957.

Folio Box 6:2

Clippings, Colby E. "Babe" Slater Memorial Athletic Award, 1965

Folio Box 6:3

Instant Replay: Football Program of the University of California, Davis. Nov. 11, 1972; Dec. 1972.

Folio Box 6:3

Clipping, Cal Aggies Athletic Hall of Fame, 1980.

Folio Box 6:3

Subseries 3.2.  World War I, circa 1918.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings.
 

Subseries 3.3.  Seventh Olympic Games, Antwerp (Belgium). 1920-1966.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Contains clippings and serials some of which are written in French or Dutch.
Folio Box 6:3

Ons Land in Woord en Beeld. Brussels, Aug. 29, 1920.

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Dutch.
Folio Box 6:5

Le Miroir des Sports. Paris, Sept. 2, 1920; Sept. 30, 1920; Oct. 14, 1920.

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French.
Folio Box 6:6

Sporting: Journal Sportif Illustre. Paris, Sept. 21, 1920, Oct. 12, 1920.

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French.
Folio Box 6:6

Le Sportif. Paris, Oct. 9, 1920.

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French.
Folio Box 6:7

Clippings, United States Olympic Rugby Team on tour of France, 1920.

Box 1:24

Report of the American Olympic Committee: Seventh Olympic Games, Antwerp, Belgium, 1920. Greenwich, Conn.: The Conde Nast Press, 1921.

Box 1:25

Rugby USA, Vol. 1, No. 4, Nov. 1966.

Note

photocopy.
 

Subseries 3.4.  Eighth Olympic Games, Paris, 1924-2001.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings. See also the Scrapbook series for additional clippings.
Folio Box 6:8

Clipping, "Friendship Fund," March 11, 1924.

Folio Box 6:8

Clippings, United States Olympic Rugby Team, Paris Olympic Games, 1924-2001,

Folio Box 6:9

Clippings, United States Olympic Rugby Team on tour of British Columbia, Dec. 1924-Jan. 1925.

 

Subseries 3.5.  Travel, 1913, n.d.

Physical Description: 6 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Contains guides and other items related to travel in Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland.
Box 1:26

Wiesbaden Official Guide: Information Respecting Baths and Treatment. Wiesbaden (Germany): Municipal Enquiry Office, 1913.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 1:27

Berner Oberland. Zurich: Wehrli A. G., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 1:28

Handy Guide to Brussels and its Environs. Brussels: n.d.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Map Case IV: Drawer S

Nouvelle Carte de France. Paris: A. Taride, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 map.
Box 1:29

Relief Panorama of the Rhine. Cologne (Germany): Hoursch & Bechstedt, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 map.
Box 1:30

Souvenir from Brussels: 24 Photos with Explanations in French and in English, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Subseries 3.6.  Yolo County (Calif.), 1923-1973.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Contains clippings.
Folio Box 6:10

Clippings, American Legion, Woodland (Calif.), football team, 1923, 1927.

Folio Box 6:11

Clipping, Clarksburg (Calif.), [1924].

Folio Box 6:11

Clippings, Yolo County Farm Bureau (Calif.), 1952.

Folio Box 6:12

Clippings, Woodland (Calif.) Athletic Hall of Fame, 1973.

Folio Box 6:13

Subseries 3.7.  Other Subjects, 1912-1925.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings that relate to various rugby teams including Berkeley (Calif.) High School and the New Zealand All Blacks.
 

Series 4.  Ephemera, 1917-1980.

Physical Description: 30 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject in the following subseries: University of California, Davis; World War I; Seventh Olympic Games; Eighth Olympic Games; Travel; and Yolo County (Calif.). Contains cards, certificates, diplomas, fliers, lists, a menu, postcards, a poster, a print, programs, a receipt, stickers, and tickets.
 

Subseries 4.1.  University of California, Davis, 1917-1980.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 2:1-2

Flyer and program, Picnic Day, April 28, 1917.

Box 2:3

Diploma, May 18, 1917.

Box 2:4

Program, Cal Aggies Athletic Hall of Fame, Oct. 10, 1980.

 

Subseries 4.2.  Word War I, 1917-1919.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 2:5

Certificate, registration, June 5, 1917.

Folio Box 7:1

Certificate, appointment to rank of corporal, United States Army, Nov. 1, 1917.

Box 2:6

Certificate, Armed Forces service, Nov. 11, 1919.

Folio Box 7:1

Certificate of gratitude, circa 1919.

 

Subseries 4.3.  Seventh Olympic Games, Antwerp (Belgium), 1920.

Physical Description: 9 folders, 1 framed diploma.

Scope and Content Note

Includes cards, a certificate, an Olympic diploma, postcards, a print, stickers, programs, a poster, and tickets.
Box 2:7

Cards, 1920.

Box 2:8

Certificate, United States Olympic Rugby Team, 1920.

Room 141

Olympic Diploma, 1920.

Box 2:9-10

Postcards, 1920.

Box 2:11

Print, United States Olympic Rugby Team, 1920.

Box 2:12

Stickers, 1920.

Box 2:13

Programs, July-Sept. 1920.

Map Case IV: Drawer S

Poster, Sept. 1920.

Box 2:14

Tickets, Sept.-Oct. 1920.

 

Subseries 4.4.  Eighth Olympic Games, Paris, 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 3 folders, 1 framed diploma.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. See also the Scrapbook series for additional ephemera.
Folio Box 7:2

Lists, "Friendship Fund," March 1924.

Room 141

Olympic diploma, 1924.

Box 2:15

Menu, May 19, 1924.

Box 2:16

Flyer, United States Olympic Rugby Team on tour of British Columbia, Jan. 1, [1925].

 

Subseries 4.5.  Travel, n.d.

Physical Description: 8 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Contains ephemera related to travel in the following countries: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Monaco, and Switzerland.
Box 2:17-23

Postcards, n.d.

Box 2:24

Stickers, various hotels, n.d.

 

Subseries 4.6.  Yolo County (Calif.), 1924-1973.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 2:25

Certificate, March 20, 1924.

Box 2:26

Receipt; membership dues for Woodland (Calif.); Lodge No. 1299; B.P.O. Elks; March 31, 1930.

Box 2:27

Program, Woodland (Calif.) Athletic Hall of Fame, June 14, 1974.

 

Series 5.  Photographic Materials, 1906-1961.

Physical Description: 153 prints and 45 negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subseries: Photographic Prints and Negatives.
 

Subseries 5.1.  Photographic Prints, 1906-1961.

Physical Description: 153 prints.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject. Contains many photographs of Babe Slater. The Berkeley (Calif.) High School Rugby Team prints include a group portrait and three action shots. Most of the University of California, Davis prints are of Picnic Day 1916. The World War I prints are snapshots of soldiers. The Seventh Olympic Games prints are formal shots of the United States Olympic Rugby Team and images from a rugby match between the Americans and the French Sud-Ouest Team at Bordeaux. Prints from the Eighth Olympic Games range from formal shots of the United States Olympic Rugby Team to snapshots of team members aboard ship. See also the Scrapbook series for more prints from the Eighth Olympic Games. Images of Slater, family, and friends from childhood through the later years make up the Family and Friends prints. Unidentified prints are snapshots of bridges, buildings, cattle, sporting events, and ships.
Box 2:28-30, Folio Box 7:3

Berkeley (Calif.) High School Rugby Team, 1911-1912.

Physical Description: 4 prints.
Box 2:31-55

University of California, Davis, 1915-1961.

Physical Description: 28 prints.
Box 2:56-74

World War I, circa 1918.

Physical Description: 28 prints.
Box 2:75-84

Seventh Olympic Games, Antwerp, Belgium, 1920.

Physical Description: 11 prints
Box 3:1-16, Folio Box 7:4

Eighth Olympic Games, Paris, 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 22 prints.
Box 3:17-36

Family and Friends, 1906-1961.

Physical Description: 27 prints.
Box 3:37-51

Unidentified, 1924, n.d.

Physical Description: 33 prints.
Box 3:52-4:2

Subseries 5.2.  Negatives, 1924, n.d.

Physical Description: 45 images.

Scope and Content Note

Some negatives correspond to prints in this collection. Most of the negatives are unidentified. They appear to have been made in the early twentieth century and include images of people, automobiles, buildings, livestock, and other subjects.
 

Series 6.  Scrapbook, 1924.

Physical Description: 46 folders.

Scope and Content Note

This scrapbook was compiled by Babe Slater's mother, Louise. It contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera related to Slater winning an Olympic gold medal as captain of the United States Olympic Rugby Team during the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. When the collection was processed, items were removed from the scrapbook and placed in acid-free folders. The scrapbook pages were scanned before they were disassembled in order to keep a record of the original positions of items on the pages. Preservation photocopies of newspaper clippings were also made.
Box 4:3-4

Reproductions of scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4:5-15, Folio Box 7:5

Newspaper clippings, 1924.

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 4:16-18, Folio Box 7:6

Ephemera, 1924.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 4:19-45, Folio Box 7:7

Photographs, 1924.

Physical Description: 28 folders.
Box 8

Scrapbook covers, 1924.

Physical Description:
 

Series 7.  Realia, 1912-1962.

Physical Description: 33 items.

Scope and Content Note

The majority of these items are medals and charms that Slater earned by winning athletic competitions including rugby at the Olympic Games.
Folio Box 8

Chain and charms, 1912-1928.

Physical Description: 1 chain, 8 charms.

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Folio Box 8

Medal, "VII Olympiad, Anvers," 1920.

Physical Description: 2-1/4 inch diameter.

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Folio Box 8

Medal, Pacific Association Championship, American Legion Basketball Team, 1922.

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Elk's tooth charm, Woodland (Calif.) Lodge no.1299, [1924].

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Card/receipt case, [1924].

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Medal, "Olympic Games, Paris 1924, Colby E. Slater, Captain,"

Physical Description: 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 inches.

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Folio Box 8

Medal with ribbon, "Officiel, C. O. F., VIII Olympiade, Paris 1924."

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Medal, "Concurrent, C. O. F., VIII Olympiade, Paris, 1924."

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Medal, "VIII Olympiade, Paris, 1924."

Physical Description: 2-1/8 inch diameter.

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Folio Box 8

Medal with ribbon, "On behalf of the City of New York to the victorious American athletes on their return from the Olympic Games," 1924.

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Medal, "Aeros Sport," n.d.

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Charm, Cal Aggie Alumni Association, University of California, Davis, n.d.

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Name tag, Yolo County Farm Bureau, circa 1952.

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Pennant with Olympic Rings, circa 1924.

Physical Description:

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Folio Box 8

Frame, n.d.

Physical Description:

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Box 5:1

Metal plates from German aircraft, circa 1918.

Physical Description: 2 items.

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Box 5:2

Ribbon, "California," n.d.

Physical Description:

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Box 5:3-5

Packaging, 1962, n.d.

Physical Description: 7 items.

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