Guide to the Mount Diablo Museum Advisory Committee records, [ca. 1935-1939]

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Guide to the Mount Diablo Museum Advisory Committee Records, [ca. 1935-1939]

Collection number: BANC MSS C-A 383

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University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Mount Diablo Museum Advisory Committee Records,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1935-1939]
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 383
Creator: Mount Diablo Museum Advisory Committee
Extent: Number of containers: 11 cartons
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes of committee meetings, administrative reports, photographs, reference materials used in preparation of reports, and copies of reports prepared by the staff on the history of the redwoods and on Mt. Diablo. They relate to the projects sponsored by the State Division of Parks under the SERA and the WPA for the preparation of graphic educational material for the California Redwoods Park and the Mt. Diablo State Museum. The Mt. Diablo project, 1937-1939, succeeded the earlier redwoods project.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mount Diablo Museum Advisory Committee records, BANC MSS C-A 383, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Container List

 

#1: Redwood Pictorial - Correspondence - Administration and Reports

Ctn. 1

Exhibits and Publicity

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Installation - Temporary Museum

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Permanent Museum Building

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Winter Housing

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Work Divisions

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Art

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Maps and Legends

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Photographs and Lantern Slides

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Signs and Carpentry

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Quarters

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Property and Costs

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Accomplishment Record

Physical Description: 1 File
 

December -April 1936

Physical Description: 1 File
 

February -May 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Administrative

 

Division of Parks, 1935-37

Physical Description: 1 File
 

W.P.A., 1935-37

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Division of Parks, 2873

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Federal Arts, 2130

Physical Description: 1 File
 

J. D. Ellsworth

Physical Description: 1 File
 

R. S. Ellsworth

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Personnel

 

General

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Artists

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Training and Field Work

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Clarkson Dye

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Reports

 

SERA Progress Report, 1935

Physical Description: 1 File
 

SERA Accounts

Physical Description: 1 File
Ctn. 2

WPA Woolridge, 1936

Physical Description: 1 File
 

WPA Progress Report, 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

WPA Project Proposal, 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

WPA Progress Report, 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Master Report

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Part I, July 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Part II, July 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Progress Report of Work for Year 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Progress Report of Work for Year 1938

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Summary of Work Completed 1938

Physical Description: 1 File
 

#2: Pictorial History of Redwoods - Visualizations and Texts

Ctn. 2

Master Report, July 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Historical Series - general

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Building a Pioneer Redwood Cabin

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Splitting Cut Boards and Shakes

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Pioneer Family Life

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Pioneer Use of Tan Oak

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Pioneer Use of Madrone

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Early Lumbering Operations

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Scientific Series - General

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Redwood's Ancestry

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Stream of Human Events

Physical Description: 1 File
Ctn. 3

How Redwoods Reproduce

Physical Description: 1 File
 

How Redwoods Grow and Feed

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Redwood's Root System

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Why Redwoods are Large And Old

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Plants of the Redwoods

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Animals of the Redwoods

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Mammals of the Redwoods

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Biological Values - Big Basin

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Life Lists - Big Basin Plants

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Saving the Big Basin Redwoods

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Great Men and Sayings (Sequoyah)

Physical Description: 1 File
 

#3

 

I. Research on Two University Exhibits - Science in the Service of Man - Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939-40

Ctn. 3

A. Zoology : Five Life Zones in California

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Correspondence

 

Dioramas - 5 Life Zones

 

Field Trips and Accounts

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Photographs, Charts and Texts

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Original Pen and Ink Tracings

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

B. Botany : Flora of California

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Early Botanical Explorations

 

Escholtz and Chamiso

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Menzies and others

Physical Description: 1 File
 

David Douglas

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Curtis Companion

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Haenke

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Fremont

Physical Description: 1 File
Ctn. 4

Memoirs of My Life

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

II. Redwood Pioneering Santa Cruz Mountains

Physical Description: 99 Packets
Ctn. 4

Original Drawings: Pencil and Pen and Ink for lantern slides

 

Building a Pioneer Redwood Cabin

 

Sketches of Maddock Family

 

Pioneer Use of Madrone

 

Transporting Redwood Products

 

Splitting Out Boards and Shakes

 

Building the Maddock Cabin

 

Pioneer Life Associated with the Cabin

 

Making Furniture for the Cabin

 

Some packets contain preliminary sketches used in planning the drawings and others are source materials

 

Drawings authenticated by surviving pioneers

 

III. Miscellaneous

Ctn. 4

Western Museum Laboratories NPS

Physical Description: 1 File
 

American Association of Museums

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Records of Santa Cruz daily precipitation 1897-1934, also Del Monte 1911-1934

Physical Description: 1 Binder
 

#4: Mt. Diablo Pictorial - Files of Correspondence

Ctn. 4

State Park Coordinator - Frederick Perl

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Labor Relations

 

Workers Alliance

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Mathew Anglim

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Marjorie Lee

Physical Description: 1 File
Ctn. 5

Planning

Physical Description: 1 File
 

White Sands National Monument

Physical Description: Booklet
 

Proposed NPS Museum Ansel Hall

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Advisory Committee

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Lay Committee

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Historical Committee

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Scientific Committee

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Report of September 1939

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Chaney-Drury Opposition

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Reports

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Fund Raising Committee

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Minutes of Committee Meetings

 

I. December 8, 1937

Physical Description: 1 File
 

II. February 16, 1938

Physical Description: 1 File
 

III. April 27, 1938

Physical Description: 1 File
 

IV. May 17, 1938

Physical Description: 1 File
 

V. April 28, 1939

Physical Description: 1 File
 

VI. September 14, 1939

Physical Description: 1 File
 

VII. December 1, 1939

Physical Description: 1 File
 

VIII. December 13, 1939

Physical Description: 1 File
 

IX. January 25, 1940

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Park Commissioner

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Publicity

Physical Description: 1 File
 

General Publicity

Physical Description: 1 File
Ctn. 6

Museum Building and Installation

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Museum Building Permanent

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Master Plan - Exhibit Layout

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Temporary Museum Summit House

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Summit House Registration, April 1938-October 1939

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Visitors by World

Physical Description: 1 Folder
 

Visitors by State

Physical Description: 1 Folder
 

Visitors by Counties

Physical Description: 1 Folder
 

#5: Mt. Diablo Pictorial - Historical - Visualization and Texts

Ctn. 6

Myths of the Miwok by C. Hart Merriam

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Mural - Miwok Myths

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Folk Lore - Spanish Legends

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Legend of Mt. Diablo by Bret Harte

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

El Monte Del Diablo by John Fox

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Indian Life and Cultural Traits

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Handbook of the Indians of California by A. L. Kroeber - Costanoans

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Spanish Exploration

 

Fages-Crespi Expedition

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Anza-Font Expedition

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Crespi Diary

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Fages Diary

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Spanish Borderlands by Bolton

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Costanso Diary by Teggart

Physical Description: Typed Text

Additional Note

Cover for Costanso Diary.
 

Spanish Exploration

Physical Description: Packet
 

Settlement - John Marsh

Physical Description: 1 File
 

California Home of John Marsh

Physical Description: (4 copies)
Physical Description: Booklet
 

S.F. Evening Bulletin, July 19, 1856

 

John Marsh, Pioneer by George D. Lyman, Oakland Tribune

Physical Description: 1 File
 

John Marsh (1) Site of Operations

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

John Marsh (2) Richter Visualizations

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

John Marsh (3)

Physical Description: 1 Packet
Ctn. 7

Spanish Land Grants - Livermore

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Robert Livermore - Visualization

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Robert Livermore - Thesis by Flora Lauretta Denier

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

American Frontier - Fur Trade

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Reminiscences of John Monroe Walker - MS

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Bidwell - First Emigrant Train

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Bidwell - Life in California

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Base and Meridian - Leander Ransom

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Ransom

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Recollections of Leander Ransom

 

Pioneer Engineer, by his Daughter

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Scientific Surveys - J. D. Whitney

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Brewer - Up and Down California

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Coast Geodetic Survey - George Davidson

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Coast Geodetic Survey

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Coast Geodetic Survey Tracings

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Ghost Towns - Coal Mining

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Panorama Photo - Tassajera Valley

 

Panorama Photo - Tassajera Valley

 

Coal Mining

 

Coal Mining in Mt. Diablo Region

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

by Margaret Bullard - Thesis

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Early Development - Recreation

Physical Description: 1 File
 

#6: Mt. Diablo Pictorial - Natural Science - Animals and Plants

Ctn. 7

General Subject Matter

Physical Description: 1 File
 

General Subject Matter - Outline

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Mt. Diablo Pictorial

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Packet of Photographs

Physical Description: Packet
 

History of Contra Costa by F. J. Hulaniski

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Historical Geology

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Geology of Diablo by Clark

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Origin of Mt. Diablo

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Roadside Stations

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Prehistoric Life

Physical Description: 1 File
Ctn. 8

Invertebrates

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Black Hawk Quarry

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Fossil Animals

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Prehistoric Life General

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Prehistoric Life Mt. Diablo

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Animals

 

McClintock Wild Life Study

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Check List Birds - Kayne

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Check List Birds - Leach

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Check List Birds - Grinnell

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Living Bird Life

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Bird Life (Mounted Photos)

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Plants

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Wild Flowers of California

Physical Description: 1 Booklet
 

Bowerman Check List

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

General Plant Lists

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Progress of Paintings

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Artists Meetings

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Field Trips Collecting

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Vegetation Types

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Common Flowering Plants

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Plant Lists - Greene

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Plant Lists - Eastwood

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Plant Lists - Bowerman

Physical Description: 1 File
 

William Henry Brewer

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Volney Rattan

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Edward Lee Greene

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Duncan Wild Flowers

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Trees of Mt. Diablo

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Summit

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Woodland

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Chaparral

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

Grassland

Physical Description: 1 Packet
 

#7: Mt. Diablo Pictorial - Administration and Work Divisions

Ctn. 9

Administration

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Division of Parks

Physical Description: 1 File
 

WPA District 7

Physical Description: 1 File
 

WPA, September 1937-July 1939

Physical Description: 1 File
 

WPA Bulletins and Requisitions

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Parks: District Superintendent

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Mt. Diablo: Warden R. S. Coon

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Materials and Supplies

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Housing and Property

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Sponsors Contribution

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Work Divisions

Physical Description: 1 File
 

I. Art Work

Physical Description: 1 File
 

II. Photographic Work

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Photographs Park Office

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Photographs - Transmittals

Physical Description: 1 File
 

III. Lantern Slides

Physical Description: 1 File
 

IV. Maps

Physical Description: 1 File
 

V. Cabinet and Carpentry

Museum Cases

Physical Description: 1 File

1 File
 

VI. Signs

Physical Description: 1 File
 

VII. Clerical Work

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Technical Supervision

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Transportation and Travel Costs

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Technical Supervision - Rodney S. Ellsworth

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Qualifications

Physical Description: 1 File
Ctn. 10

Transportation and Personnel Account

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Travel Authorizations

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Personnel

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Administration

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Artists

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Field Work

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Staff Meetings

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Conflicts and Suspensions

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Artists - Biographies

Physical Description: 1 File
 

#8: Mt. Diablo Pictorial - Reports

Ctn. 10

Project Proposal, October 1937

Physical Description: Master Copy
 

Project Proposal, October 1937

Physical Description: Working Office Copy
 

Report for Year 1937

 

Completion Redwood Pictorial # 2873, September 15

 

Beginning Mt. Diablo Pictorial # 7754, October 27

 

Progress Report, July 1938

Physical Description: Master Copy
 

Progress Report, July 1938

Physical Description: Working Office Copy
 

Cover for Progress Report (unused)

 

General History

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Newspapers

 

Walnut Kernel, 10th Anniversary

 

Walnut Kernel, August 14, 1941

 

Miscellaneous newspaper accounts

 

Geographical Location and Area

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Contra Costa County and Miscellaneous

 

Folders and Pamphlets

 

Contra Costa Development Association Histories

 

1. New York Landing, Nortonville, Pittsburg Landing, Sumersville, Empire Mine

 

2. Pacheco

 

3. San Ramon

 

4. Crockett

 

5. Richmond

 

6. Agriculture

 

7. Relocation of Crockett-Martinez Highway

 

El Monte del Diablo by John Samuel Fox, Landmark Series

Physical Description: 5 copies
Ctn. 11

Museum vs Non-Museum Controversy

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Museum vs Non-Museum Controversy Cabinet Shop

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Museum vs Non-Museum Conroversy

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Contra Costa Schools Use of Project

Physical Description: 1 File
 

Architect's Drawing - Permanent Museum - Mat

 

Overflow from Box # 6

 

Prehistoric Animal Life

Physical Description: 3 Packets
 

Wildflowers of California principally Diablo

Physical Description: Typed Text
 

Mt. Diablo and Setting

Physical Description: Large Photograph