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Inventory of the California State Historical Association Records
F3197, R333  
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Description
The records of the California State Historical Association consist of five cubic feet of textual records reflecting the Association's survey work, publications, correspondence, and outreach efforts to disseminate information regarding the history of California. The records date from 1915-1948.
Background
The California Historical Survey Commission (Commission) was established by Statutes of 1915, chapter 763, to survey, compile, and keep a record of county historical materials within the state. Commission members included John F. Davis, the Commission Chairman, Herbert E. Bolton, Edward A. Dickson, in addition to staff member Owen C. Coy. Coy initially hired in 1916 as secretary and archivist for the Commission, became the Commission's Director in 1919.
Extent
173 file folders
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.