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Register of the Gibbons (Stuart C.) Papers, 1955-1964
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gibbons (Stuart C.) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1964
    Collection number: Ms28
    Creator: Stuart C. Gibbons
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gibbons (Stuart C.) Papers, Ms28, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Gibbons, Stuart C.
    Weber, Charles David Maria (1814-1881)

    corporate name

    San Joaquin County. Board of Supervisors


    Courthouses - California - Stockton - History
    Politicians - California - Stockton - Correspondence
    Recreation - Law and legislation - California - Stockton
    Historic sites - California - Stockton

    geographical name

    Stockton (Calif.) - History - Sources


    Stuart C. Gibbons, Stockton (Calif.) realtor, was particularly active in local politics during the years framed by World War II and the national Bicentennial celebration. In 1948 he helped form the Stockton Recreation Committee to oversee the development of parks in the city. He was, for many years, an active member of the Stockton Chamber of Commerce, and, as a member of the Chamber's Civic Affairs Committee and the Stockton Improvement Committee, Gibbons led a protracted but successful fight for a new county courthouse (1955-1964). Gibbons was also interested in local history and sought to preserve historic buildings whenever this seemed viable. From 1958 through 1960 he held a seat on the Stockton City Council and was subsequently a member of the Cultural Heritage Board (1969-1985). Gibbons was honored as "Mr. Stockton" for his community activities (1976).

    Scope and Content

    Most of the material in this collection of Stuart Gibbons' papers relate to his fight for a new San Joaquin County Courthouse (1955-1964). These materials include: Supervisor's Minutes; Stockton Chamber of Commerce correspondence; architects' and other reports; clippings; and, ephemera. Also present in the collection is are small bodies of materials relating to a proposed memorial to Stockton's founder, Charles M. Weber (1956) and to Stockton recreation issues (1959). A larger collection of Stuart Gibbons' papers (Mss225) exists at the Holt Atherton Department of Special Collections of the University of the Pacific Library in Stockton.