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Finding Aid of the California General Subjects Collection CALIF FILES
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Collections
  • Additions to the Collection
  • Processing Information
  • Aquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents

  • Title: California general subjects collection
    Identifier/Call Number: CALIF FILES
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 42.6 Linear feet
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1844-2010
    Date (inclusive): 1776-2010
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Abstract: Comprises a wide variety of ephemera documenting the natural, social, political, economic, and cultural life of California -- and particularly San Francisco -- in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collection materials are organized into hundreds of subjects, representing different places (cities, neighborhoods, streets, buildings, and geographic features); events (natural disasters, migrations, holidays, and wars); commercial enterprises (businesses, trades, and industries); and political, educational, and cultural organizations and activities (schools, churches, political parties, labor unions, and clubs). Particularly well documented are diverse and specific industries, businesses, technologies, schools, churches, and clubs that flourished in San Francisco and throughout the state during and after the Gold Rush.

    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 General Subjects Collection, CALIF FILES, The Society of California Pioneers.

    Related Collections

    Biographical File Collection
    California Counties Ephemera 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.

    Scope and Contents

    Comprises a wide variety of ephemera documenting the natural, social, political, economic, and cultural life of California -- and particularly San Francisco -- in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collection materials are organized into hundreds of subjects, representing different places (cities, neighborhoods, streets, buildings, and geographic features); events (natural disasters, migrations, holidays, and wars); commercial enterprises (businesses, trades, and industries); and political, educational, and cultural organizations and activities (schools, churches, political parties, labor unions, and clubs). Particularly well documented are diverse and specific industries, businesses, technologies, schools, churches, and clubs that flourished in San Francisco and throughout the state during and after the Gold Rush.
    Range of ephemera includes: newspapers and newspaper clippings; journals and journal articles; advertisements; circulars; flyers; pamphlets; brochures; booklets; viewbooks; souvenir programs; catalogs; programs; invitations; business cards; membership cards; dues cards; constitutions and bylaws; articles of incorporation; tickets; ballots; stationery; timetables; maps; correspondence; menus; indentures; deeds; contracts; certificates; certificates of shares; checks; receipts; coupons; directories; report cards; reports; reminiscences; souvenirs; ribbons; prospectuses; financial records; notary seals; passenger lists; ship logs; passes; licenses; dance cards; poems; songs; and political cartoons.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Advertisements.
    Ballots.
    Brochures.
    Business cards.
    Bylaws (administrative records).
    California Ephemera Project.
    Catalogs.
    Certificates.
    Clippings.
    Correspondence.
    Directories.
    Ephemera.
    Fliers (printed matter).
    Invitations.
    Maps.
    Menus.
    Programs.
    Promotional materials.
    Receipts (financial records).
    Tickets.
    Viewbooks.