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Finding Aid for the Wesley S. Griswold Papers, 1955-1990
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Box 1

A Work of Giants, McGraw-Hill, 1962.

Physical Description: 532 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

  • Manuscript (typescript) with holograph corrections.
  • Galley proofs with holograph corrections.
  • Page proofs with holograph corrections.
  • Page proofs without corrections.
Box 2

Research notes for A Work of Giants:

Scope and Content Note

  • Central Pacific Railroad, origin to 1869.
  • Union Pacific Railroad, origin to 1867.
Box 3

Research notes for A Work of Giants:

Scope and Content Note

  • Union Pacific, 1868-1869.
  • Union Pacific personalities.
  • Photographs published in A Work of Giants.
  • Photos of Central Pacific.
  • Photos of Union Pacific.
Box 4

Research notes for A Work of Giants:

Scope and Content Note

Microfilm of various collections and papers located in other libraries:
  • Charles Crocker's Reminiscences (Bancroft collection).
  • Collis P. Huntington letters to Mark Hopkins and others (2 reels--Bancroft Library).
  • Huntington reminiscences (Bancroft collection).
  • Letters to Burton Ives (CP surveyor) re surveys in Utah and east, 1867-68 (Stanford University Library).
  • Collis P. Huntington - A. Johnson letters (Library of Congress).
  • Mrs. Theodore D. Judah reminiscences (Bancroft Library).
  • Leland Stanford letters (Stanford University Library).
  • Newspaper clippings on Union Pacific, 1869 (University of Michigan Library).
Box 4

The Day the Dam Burst, by Wesley Griswold.

Scope and Content Note

In: Popular Science, March 1964. Also typescript copy of article.
Box 4

Research materials for a history of Panama railroads.

Box 5

Correspondence, 1963-1966.

Box 6

Copies of articles and original sources.

Box 7

Notes and printed articles.

Box 8

Microfilms.

Physical Description: (10 reels).
Box 9

Articles written by Wesley Griswold, 1952-1959.

Physical Description: Scrapbooks.
Box 10

Articles written by Wesley Griswold, 1960-1967.

Physical Description: Scrapbooks.
Box 11, Folder 1

The Jigsaw Puzzle of Historical Research. Speech delivered to the Sacramento County Historical Society, December 27, 1962.

Physical Description: Typed manuscript.
Box 11, Folder 2

Copy book reviews of A Work of Giants, 1963.

Box 11, Folders 3-7

A Work of Giants.

Physical Description: Manuscript, typed carbon copy with holograph corrections.
Box 12

Research material.

Physical Description: (photostatic reproduction).
Box 13

Miscellaneous publications.

Scope and Content Note

  • Panama Canal (BCC).
  • Vermont Life.
  • Aswan manuscript (1962).
  • San Marco Campanile manuscript.
  • Boston Tea Party reviews.
  • A Work of Giants reviews.
Box 14

Miscellaneous publications.

Scope and Content Note

  • The Dolphin Smile.
  • Companile research material.
  • Letters to Brooke Whiting about publication of Campanile/letters to Wesley S. Griswold.
  • The Town That Sat Down On Itself.
  • The Deep Frozen Folk In: Mischief in the Mountains.
Map Folder 1

Research materials for a history of Panama railroads: copies of original engravings.