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Guide to the William Jackson Losh Collection, 1908-1973
413-426 & 753  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Jackson Losh Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1973
    Box Number: 413-426 & 753
    Collector: Losh, Volna B.
    Extent: 15 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Jackson Losh Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Losh, William Jackson, 1896-1973
    California Stelos Company
    Conservation of natural resources--California
    Sierra Club
    Public relations
    United Nations Conference on International Organization (1945: San Francisco, Calif.)


    Correspondence, advertising, employee records, legal materials.


    William J. Losh was born in Oakland, California, October 1, 1896. After serving in World War I in the Army Ambulance Service, he returned to graduate from Stanford University in 1920. He worked as manager of the California Stelos Company and later as a newspaper reporter for the San Francisco NEWS (1933-34) and as a columnist for the San Francisco EXAMINER (1934-38). In 1939, he formed a public relations firm with John C. Lee and specialized in publicity for various conservation interests. He served as a member of the San Francisco Mayor's United Nations Conference Committee (1951), and executive secretary of the Trustees for Conservation (1954). He died in Oakland, October 28, 1973.


    Major Correspondents

    • Bradley, Harold C.
    • Losh, Frank A.
    • Losh, William Jackson, 1896-1973

    Other Correspondents

    • Brower, David Ross, 1912-
    • Fry, Kenneth B.
    • Kent, William, 1864-1928

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Lee & Losh (Firm) San Francisco. A proposed campaign to promote Western v. Eastern beef. 1955. (*cHD 9433 U4 L4)
    • Lee & Losh (Firm) San Francisco. Advertising and publicity in trade ... 1955-1956. 2 volumes. (*cHD 9433 U4 L41)
    • Lee & Losh (Firm) San Francisco. Publicity clippings. 1939-1942. (*fcHM 262 L4)


    • About 115 photographs to picture file.