Guide to the Owen C. Coy Collection, 1860-1940

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Guide to the Owen C. Coy Collection, 1860-1940



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Owen C. Coy Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1860-1940
Box Number: 1295-1314
Creator: Coy, Owen Cochran, 1884-1952
Extent: 20 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Owen C. Coy Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

California Historical Survey Commission
California State Historical Association
Coy, Owen Cochran, 1884-1952
Missions--California
United States. Work Progress Administration

Contents

Clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, manuscripts, plats, building plans, notes and directory information.

Biography

Owen C. Coy was born in Farragut, Iowa on April 16, 1884, the son of Louise May Cochran and Charles Fremont Coy. He was educated at College of the Pacific, earning a Ph.B. degree in 1907; at Stanford, an M.A. degree in History; and at University of California at Berkeley, a Ph.D. degree in 1918.
He taught history at Eureka High School, 1909-13, was secretary and director of the California Historical Survey Commission, from 1915 to 1923, director of the California State Historical Association, from 1923 to about1950, and state technical director of the Historical Records Survey, W.P.A., in 1936. He was professor of history at the University of Southern California, from 1925 until 1950.
Dr. Coy published several books, including The County Archives of California and The Genesis of California Counties. He was editor of the California History Nugget, the periodical publication of the California State Historical Society.
The California Historical Commission, a state agency, was charged with making a study of the California mission, particularly in reference to building and architecture. In his capacity as Commission director and as director of the California State Historical Association, Dr. Coy collected most of the materials in this collection.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Maps

  • Title: California. Los Angeles County.
    Date: 1860.
    [Map of] Mision San Fernando Rey de Espana. (MAP c912 L87 1860)
  • Title: California. San Diego County.
    Date: 1860.
    Plat of three tracts of land of the ex-mission San Diego finally confirmed to J. S. Alemany, Bishop ...
    Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S1945 1860)
  • Title: California. San Diego County.
    Date: 1876.
    Plat of the rancho mission San Diego finally confirmed to Santiago Arguello.
    Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S1945 1876)
  • Title: California. Santa Cruz County.
    Date: 1854.
    [Map of Santa Cruz (city)] ... By E. Anthony.
    Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S2313 1854)
  • Title: California. Santa Cruz County.
    Date: 1858.
    Plat of the mission lands of Santa Cruz finally confirmed to Joseph S. Alemany, Bishop ...
    Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S2313 1858)

Container List

Box 1295

California State Historical Association

 

Missions: General

Box 1296

Missions: General

Box 1297

Missions: General

 

Missions: La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima

Box 1298

Missions: San Antonio de Padua

Box 1299

Missions: San Buenaventura

 

Missions: San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

Box 1300

Missions: San Diego de Alcala

Box 1301

Missions: San Fernando Rey de Espana

 

Missions: San Francisco De Asis (Dolores)

 

Missions: San Francisco Solano (Sonoma)

Box 1302

Missions: San Gabriel Arcangel

Box 1303

Missions: San Gabriel Arcangel

 

Missions: San Jose de Guadalupe

 

Missions: San Juan Bautista

 

Missions: San Juan Capistrano

Box 1304

Missions: San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

 

Missions: San Luis Rey de Francia

Box 1305

Missions: San Miguel Arcangel

 

Missions: San Rafael Arcangel

 

Missions: Santa Barbara

Box 1306

Missions: Santa Clara de Asis

 

Missions: Santa Cruz

Box 1307

Missions: Santa Ines, Virgen y Martir

 

Missions: Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Box 1308

California Historical Programs: Sacramento County

 

California Historical Programs: Santa Barbara County

Box 1309

California Historical Programs: Santa Clara County

 

California Historical Programs: Santa Cruz County

Box 1310

California Historical Programs: Sierra-Sonoma Counties

Box 1311

California Historical Programs: Stanislaus-Tulare Counties

Box 1312

California Historical Programs: Tuolumne County

 

California Historical Programs: Ventura County

Box 1313

California Historical Programs: Yolo County

 

California Historical Programs: Yuba County

 

Federal Historical Projects (W.P.A.): California Art Project

 

Federal Historical Projects (W.P.A.): California Miscellany

Box 1314

Federal Historical Projects (W.P.A.): California Counties

 

Federal Historical Projects (W.P.A.): Federal archives (CA)

 

Federal Historical Projects (W.P.A.): Historic American Buildings Survey

 

Federal Historical Projects (W.P.A.): Historical Records Survey

 

Federal projects (not historical): California Miscellany