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Guide to the Pierce Family Albums
MS 208  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pierce Family albums
    Dates: 1900-1918
    Collection number: MS 208
    Creator: Pierce, Walter S. family
    Collection Size: 2 flats
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection contains one photograph album of the Walter S. Pierce family's life in San Francisco, one album of the family's summer camping expeditions in the Santa Cruz mountains, and one scrapbook documenting Edwin Pierce's 1904-06 summer adventures in Marin and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Also included are thirty seven loose photographs of the family's Grand Tour of Europe.
    Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Piece Family albums. MS 208. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased in 1963.

    Biography

    Walter S. Pierce was born in Massachusetts in 1842. By 1880 he had moved to San Francisco with his first wife Lucille and was making his living as a music instructor. He prospered and by 1905 was the proprietor of the Walter S. Pierce Piano Manufacturing Company in San Francisco. His son, Edwin was born in 1891, and daughter Ruby was born in 1894. Upon the death of his first wife, he married Minnie E. Miller.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains one photograph album of the Walter S. Pierce family's life in San Francisco, one album of the family's summer camping expeditions in the Santa Cruz Mountains that includes a diary by Edwin Pierce of his activities with the 1915 Boys Club of San Francisco, and one scrapbook by Edwin Pierce of his 1904-1906 summer adventures in Marin and clippings of the 1906 earthquake ruins. Also included are thiry seven loose photographs of the family's Grand Tour of Europe.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Boys Club of San Francisco
    Camping--California--Santa Cruz Mountains
    San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906
    Pierce, Walter S. family--Archives
    Pierce, Edwin