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Register of the Zimmerman (Rheta L.) Collection, 1933-1953
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Description
The Zimmerman Collection consists of correspondence and clippings relating to the establishment of Columbia (Calif.) State Historic Park (1934-1949); the restoration of the San Francisco Presidio (1938); the establishment of the Ina Coolbrith Park (San Francisco, 1946); the establishment of Laurel Hill Cemetery Park (San Francisco, 1940); and, the establishment of the John Muir-Kings Canyon National Park. It also contains minutes of the San Francisco Historic Sites Committee (1938) and documents relating to various landmarking projects in the San Francisco area (1933-1947).
Background
During the 1930s and 1940s Mrs. Rheta L. Zimmerman was Historian of the California Club and the Yerba Buena Parlor (SF), Native Daughters of the Golden West. She was also a member of the San Francisco Historic Sites Committee (1938). Her primary interest was in California landmark preservation. She was involved in the creation of the Columbia State Historic Park (1934-1949), as well as in the restoration of the San Francisco Presidio (1938) and in the creation of small historic parks in San Francisco (1940-1946). Mrs. Zimmerman also spoke on San Francisco historic sites before service organizations and on the radio.
Availability
Collection is open for research.