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California Historical Society
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San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Phone: 415-357-1848
Email: reference@calhist.org
Collections with online items: 19
Physical collections: 158
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Albert Armor home movies

This collection comprises home movies filmed by Albert Armor from 1938-1949. The bulk of the films depict the Armor family of Corcoran, California, participating in holiday and birthday celebrations and family vacations. Other films depict cotton and grain harvesting, cattle...

 
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Barry (Clemmie S.) Oral History

Contains a transcript and sound recording of Lucille Kendall's interviews with Clemmie Shuck Barry, an interview history, and scattered personal papers documenting Barry's activities as a labor organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) in the 1930s, particularly...

Battaglini (Rene) Oral History

Contains a transcribed copy of Lucille Kendall's 1979 interviews with San Francisco labor organizer Rene Battaglini documenting his involvement in the labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s in San Francisco, as well as the history of the San Francisco...

Burr-Allyne Family Papers and Photographs

Comprises correspondence, genealogies, personal papers, ephemera, business records, legal records, property records, photographs, motion picture films, and artifacts documenting the personal and professional activities of the Burr-Allyne family in San Francisco and California from 1839 to the early 2000s. Papers...

 
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California Lettersheet Collection

Consists of California lettersheets, mostly pictorial, created approximately between the years 1850 and 1870, with the bulk dating from the 1850s. Pictorial lettersheets are illustrated with lithographs or wood engravings depicting California and Western themes. Intended to be used as...

California Menu Collection

Consists of menus and wine and spirits lists from California restaurants. Materials are primarily from restaurants located in San Francisco and the Bay Area, but the collection also includes menus from other California cities; bulk of the materials are from...

California Wine Label and Ephemera Collection

The bulk of the collection comprises wine labels and ephemera created by California winemakers and wine companies in the 1930s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The core of the collection consists of wine labels printed by Lehmann Printing and Lithographing...

Certificates of Residence for Chinese Laborers

Collection consists of 17 certificates of residence for Chinese laborers in California, dated from 1894 to 1897. Each certificate includes the laborer's name, local residence, and occupation; information about his height, eye color, complexion, and physical marks or peculiarities; and...

 
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Edmondson (Mildred) Oral History

Contains a transcribed copy of Lucille Kendall's 1976 interviews with Mildred Edmondson documenting her work with the California State Employment Service and the War Manpower Commission in the 1930s and 1940s, with an emphasis on the role of women and...

 
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Foley (Phyllis) Oral History

Contains a transcribed copy of Lucille Kendall's 1979 interviews with Hotel & Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union official Phyllis Foley documenting her experiences and activities as financial secretary-treasurer of Locals 283 and 2 in San Francisco in the 1970s,...

 
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Gladstein (Caroline Decker) Oral History

Contains a transcribed copy of Sue Cobble's 1976 interviews with Caroline Decker Gladstein documenting her experiences as a Communist Party activist and labor organizer in the 1920s and 1930s across the United States. Topics include: the 1931 Harlan County, Kentucky,...

Goldblatt (Louis) Oral History

Transcript and sound recording of Lucille Kendall's November 7, 1979 interview with San Francisco labor organizer Louis Goldblatt documenting his involvement in the labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s in San Francisco, California, and throughout the Pacific Coast, as...

 
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Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Records

Collection comprises duplicate and original records of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), dated between circa 1790 and 2011, with most records dating between 1933 and 1965. The bulk of the collection consists of duplicate HABS documentation for historic buildings...

 
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Kaross (Sonia Baltrun) Oral History

Contains a transcribed copy of Lucille Kendall's 1977 interviews with Sonia Baltrun Kaross and ephemera documenting Kaross' personal life and activities as a feminist; Socialist and Communist activist; Lithuanian writer; United Textile Workers (UTW) organizer and representative; and pacifist in...

 
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Lambert (Louise T.) Oral History

Contains a transcript and sound recording of Lucille Kendall's 1976 interviews with Louise Todd Lambert; an interview history; and a few miscellaneous papers, including a photocopy of Lambert's 1958 letter of resignation from the Communist Party. The interviews document Lambert's...

 
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Orr (Violet) Oral History

Transcript and sound recording of Lucille Kendall's 1976 interviews with Violet Orr, including a brief interview with Violet's husband Paul Orr; an interview history; and one folder of Orr family papers and photographs, dated from 1919 to 1976. The interviews...

 
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Photographs of Peoples Temple in the United States and Guyana

Consists of 1225 original slides, and 1131 photographic print reproductions created from those slides, of the members of the Peoples Temple in Redwood Valley, San Francisco, and Guyana from 1967-1978. Included are images of church services, portraits of Peoples Temple...

Powell (Helene) oral history

Contains a transcribed copy of Lucille Kendall’s 1976-1977 interviews with Helene Powell covering her involvement with the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU), Local 6, in San Francisco as a steward and member of the Legislative Committee and Executive Board....

 
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Yoneda (Elaine B.) oral history

Contains a transcribed copy of Lucille Kendall's interview with left-wing activist Elaine Black Yoneda, which began in February 1976 and ended in June 1977. The interview covers Yoneda's involvement with the International Labor Defense, International Longshoremen's Association's Defense Committee, the...