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O. Bendeleben to Robert F. Stockton mortgage : Santa Clara, Calif., 1855 Jan. 1.

Printed legal mortgage form with manuscript entries containing details of an indenture for property in Santa Clara, California owned by Robert F. Stockton of Princeton, New Jersey by O. [Ottfried] Bendeleben in exchange for an $8000 dollar promissory note. The...

 
O Gydweli i Galifornia : oral history transcript = from Kidwelly to California / November 19, 21, and December 14, 1999.

Davidson discusses her life in Wales and emigration to the U.S. and eventual relocation to California. Also discusses Welsh language and customs and her involvement in Welsh societies in California.

 
Oakland and Calaveras County views [graphic]

1: Pioneer Hotel and Sheep Ranch Gold Mine, Calaveras County (1890's?) -- 2: Oakland views at 10th and Broadway (ca.1890-1900?) -- 3: north on Broadway from 9th (1898)

 
Oakland Army Base Oral History Project, 2007-2009.

A series of 47 interviews with veterans, former base employees, community members, and policy makers to document the core functions of the base during its period of operation (1941-1998); the social life and work culture on the base; the impact...

 
Oakland Benevolent Society articles of incorporation and related material : DS, 1890.

Includes the certificate from the California Secretary of State's Office officially recognizing the incorporation, signed on behalf of A.C. Hendricks (Secretary of State) by H.B. Davidson, dated March 15, 1890. Lithographed by H.S. Crocker & Co.

 
Oakland, Berkeley, and the University of California, 1880-1895 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1963.

Recollections of her father, John Knox McLean, pastor of 1st Congregational Church of Oakland; description of life in Oakland and in Berkeley; life as a student at the University, 1891-1895. Photographs inserted.

Oakland, California, ca. 1930-1939 - Views

The collection consists of 26 black and white photographs taken in Oakland, California by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company circa 1930-1939. The views include the residences of Francis Marion Smith, founder of the Borax empire, and Joaquin Miller's "Hights." Other...

 
Oakland harbor training walls [graphic] : (Oakland inner harbor jetties) final report: May 12, 1999 /

Views and documentation of two stone jetties constructed parallel to the Oakland estuary as part of harbor improvement projects between 1874 and 1894. Documentation was created prior to scheduled demilition of the north training wall. Includes contemporary views (1999), copies...

 
Oakland Moving and Storage : Entrepreneur, Rotarian, and Philanthropist : oral history transcript / 1973.

Comments on his business, the Lyon Storage and Moving Company; community services; philanthropic activities, etc. Photographs inserted. Photocopies of documentary material included and appended.

 
Oakland Municipal Airport and other aviation related views [graphic]

Views of aircraft dating from 1912 throught the 1930's, primarily in Oakland, California. Also includes views of other Bay Area locations and events, such as the U.S.S. Constitution in San Francisco and the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges under construction....

 
Oakland Oral History Project : oral history transcripts, 1997-1999.

The Oakland Oral History Project aimed to collect the valuable oral histories of senior Oakland residents of different ethnic backgrounds for the present Oakland community. The project focused on race relations in Oakland with special emphasis on the areas of...

 
Oakland Paving Co. receipts, 1882-1885.

from University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center;

 
Oakland Post-Enquirer reporters' information file, [ca. 1947-1950]

Clippings, press releases, drafts of articles and miscellany, arranged alphabetically by subject.

 
Oakland road and bridge projects of the Civil Works Administration [graphic]

Photos show crews of horses, men, and vehicles constructing roads and bridges, primarily in Oakland, Calif. Many streets and bridges are identified. Hand labor is clearly visible, as are the laborers.

 
Oakland Technical High School ephemera, 1918-1957.

Oakland Technical High School materials collected by Andrew Peter Costelli include his 1922 diploma, 1922 graduation program and invitation, and a program for 1957 graduation. Also includes Costelli's diploma from Elmhurst School in 1918.

 
Oakland the beautiful : official song of the Oakland centennial, 1957-1977 /

Contains photocopy of the official song, clippings, and city resolution to make song the official song of Oakland.

 
Oakland Title Insurance and Guaranty Company title insurance policies : Oakland, Calif. : DS, 1920-1924.

Two title insurance policies. One is dated Sept. 3, 1920; the assured are Jesse D. and Effie D. Cope, whose property in Piedmont, Calif. is insured for $2,500.00. The other is dated Jan. 11, 1924; the assured is the Mercantile...

 
Oakland Tribune Records

The is a daily newspaper published in Oakland, California. The Oakland Tribune Records consist of files that the Knowland family compiled during their ownership of this newspaper.

 
Oakland views which include automobiles [graphic] /

Views include city streets, businesses, developing neighborhoods and residential lots, and hills in the San Francisco Bay Area. Several automotive factories under construction, or their projected sites, are also pictured. Images were apparently collected by a previous owner because they...

 
Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire photograph collection [graphic].

Photographs, most taken by local residents, document the October 20, 1991 Oakland-Berkeley hills fire and aftermath. Some accompanied by narratives or descriptive information.

 
Oakley M. Hall papers, 1953-[on-going].

Primarily literary manuscripts but includes a small batch of correspondence to Robert Kirsch commenting on his writing and teaching activities. Notes, drafts, revisions, printer's copy's, galleys, and some related correspondence with agents and publishers for: Corpus of Joe Bailey; Mardios...

 
Obediah Hoag family papers, 1855-1917.

Correspondence (22 letters), legal documents (17), and miscellany pertaining to the Hoag family in Sonoma County, Calif. Correspondence includes: unsigned draft of speech on O.H. Hoag letterhead stationery (likely written by O.H. Hoag) making "a few remarks about the Chinese"...

 
Obituaries and other articles relating to Adrian Wilson, 1988 : photocopies.

Included is typescript of an elaborate obituary authored by Eshelman.

 
Objects pertaining to Allen Ginsberg from the Bill Morgan papers [graphic].

Includes Allen Ginsberg toy: sealed figurine, cut-out American flag hat and sealed audio disc of poetry readings in original packaging; City Lights Books San Francisco t-shirt depicting Allen Ginsberg; and two buttons, one pertaining to Ginsberg's poem Howl, the other...

 
Obligación a favor de su majestad : DS, 1697.

Part of a collection of documents relating to Mexican history, titled Mexican miscellany.

 
Obras del R[ea]l Palacio ... : Mexico City : ms., 1795 June 30-Aug. 8.

File on repairs for the Viceregal Palace, containing letters exchanged by Viceroy Branciforte, Ladron de Guevara, and builders Ignacio de Castera and José Joaquín García de Torres, as well as related documents.

O'Brien (Mark) Papers

Consists of the body of O'Brien's professional work as a poet and journalist. The papers include unpublished and published poems, books, articles, short stories, and speeches, as well as O'Brien's undergraduate and graduate school assignments.

 
Observations and records : typescript, 1916.

Transcript of excerpts from his diary, and reminiscences, relating mainly to rainfall in San Diego County, 1862-1916.

 
Observations of San Francisco Bay from 1900 to 1971 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1970-1972.

Comments on boyhood at lighthouse stations at Point Bonita, Farallones, and Southhampton Shoals; ferries and excursion boats; hydro-survey work with the Army Engineers in the Bay and other California harbors; changes in the Bay and its surroundings; building Treasure Island;...

 
Observations on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1900-1940 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1980-1981.

Comments on judges, U.S. attorneys, prominent members of San Francisco bar, the court's jurisdiction, and leading cases argued before it. Copy of photograph inserted.

 
Occupation of Alcatraz by Indians, 1969-1970 [sound recording]

Material relating to the occupation of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay includes a talk by John Trudell, a panel discussion with Indians from various tribes on Alcatraz, a conversation with Congressman George Brown, John Trudell, and Earl Livermore,...

 
Occupational photographs taken in Mexico [graphic]

Individuals posed illustrating various occupations; most photos have description written on the verso in Spanish.

 
Oceanography, population resources and the world : oral history transcript / 1986-1998.

Covers family, boyhood, and education; Ellen Clark Revelle, graduate school, early research experiences; travel in 1936 to England and Norway; U.S. Navy, oceanographic responsibilities; Operation Crossroads, 1946, preparation and conduct of Tests Able and Baker, impact and lessons learned.

 
O'Connor, Charles J. (Charles James) Photographs of Red Cross activities in Texas and Mexico, from the Charles J. O'Connor papers [graphic]

Photographs include city and town views, street markets, churches, cemeteries, harbors and ships. Locations identified include Santa Julia, Veracruz, San Juanico, Tacuba, Mexico City, Ojinaga, and El Paso. Numerous photos show wounds, corpses, starving children and adults, etc. Others depict...

 
Octavia Hamblin Sexton and Harry H. Sexton correspondence, 1844-1860.

Collection of letters (42,160 p.) between a married couple, family members, and friends. The pre-Gold Rush letters (16, 57 p.) are written to Octavia Hamblin [later Sexton] from her cousin, Eleanor Farrow working as a schoolteacher in Leoni, Mi., and...

 
 
The Office of the Governor under Earl Warren : oral history transcript / and related material, 1970-1972.

Career as editor of the Feather River Bulletin; association with Earl Warren as administrative secretary in the governor's office (1945-53); state and national political campaigns from 1934; relationship of Warren and Thomas Kuchel; association with Senator Kuchel as administrative assistant;...

 
Offices of George Caswell, 412 Sacramento Street, San Francisco [graphic]

Office interiors, showing G.W. Caswell, George Ott, Tom Ross, A.H. de Maniel, William G. Badger (in flamboyant, possibly military, uniform), Walter Brooks, and G.G. Sanchez.

 
Official Documents Relating to Early San Francisco

Includes official correspondence of various alcaldes and justices of the peace; proclamations and documents relating to criminal and court proceedings, land grants, etc.

 
Official papers relating to the Administration of Sinaloa and Sonora : Mexico : DS, 1740-1752.

Folder 1 contains documents, 1740-1752, concerning expenditures of Vildosola, Acting Governor and Captain General of Sinaloa, in connection with the conquest and pacification of the Yaquis, Mayos, and Baja Pimería Indians. They include official correspondence of Vildosola, of his predecessor,...

 
Official photographs of the Panama Pacific International Exposition [graphic].

Views of groundbreakings, preliminary plans, and official ceremonies of the exposition site and the various pavilions. Includes buildings under construction, art works and artists, officials, and guest celebrities.

 
Oil and gas in California reports, circa 1932-1939.

Contains 3 reports relating to oil and gas in California: Lithologic variation of Kettleman Hills North Dome Reservoir Rocks / by Lester Curen; Manuel of California Oil and Gas Cases; untitled typescript about land held by Mexicans in California. Includes...

Oil Industry in California, 1911-1914

The Oil Industry in California collection consists of 383 photographs taken from 1911-1914. The photographer is unknown. Every aspect of the industry is depicted: choosing and clearing the site, hauling the pipes, line, and equipment; drilling water wells; building derricks;...

 
Olazábal, José Juan. Letters of José Juan Olazábal : Mexico : transcript, 1819 Jan. 23-1825 Aug. 12.

Correspondence directed to commercial contacts, in Cádiz, Seville, Havana, Paris, New York, and other cities, concerning commercial matters and shipping. Includes letters to the writer's brother-in-law, Francisco de Borja Migoni, in London. The letters also discuss Mexican political events, such...

 
Old Orchard Santa Clara pears fruit labels [graphic].

Labels depict 2 girls standing among rows of trees in a pear orchard. Taller girl is Nancy Weston, granddaughter of Old Orchard's founding owner.

 
Older (Fremont) Papers - Portraits

Includes portraits of Older himself and other San Francisco figures, including: James D. Phelan, Abe Ruef, and others.

 
Olema Hotel, Marin County, Calif. [graphic]

Exterior views of hotel with people assembled on porch.

 
Olive Mayer collection of aerial photographs of San Mateo County [graphic].

Aerial views chiefly depicting undeveloped areas of San Mateo County. Locations identified include Bear Gulch, Star Hill, San Gregorio, McCreery and Dyer properties, Pigeon Point lighthouse, Rockaway Beach, Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Bald Mountain, Irish Ridge, Skyline Trail, Crystal...

 
Olive Mayer papers, circa 1968-2000.

Correspondence, legal documents, reports, notes, press releases, and photographs documenting Olive Mayer's work as a peace activist and an environmental activist in San Mateo County.

 
Olive Vore Kirk poems : typescript, 1901 and 1917.

Some to Dr. J.W. Henderson and others to Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Ivie concerning Christmas creche, immortality, medicine, and sunsets (Cloth of Gold)

 
Oliver Boardman Huntington journals, 1843-1900.

Member of a prominent Mormon family, Huntington wrote up his journals in "historical style," with much information concerning his father William, brothers Dimick and William, and sisters Zina and Prescindia. Describes experiences from 1835 with the Mormons in Ohio, Missouri,...

 
Oliver Cromwell Applegate papers.

Includes his own correspondence, 1870-1938; some papers of his father, Lindsay Applegate, and of his sisters and brothers; documents in family possession; correspondence and documents relating to the Modoc War, 1867-1874.

 
Oliver Ellsworth autograph collection, circa 1846-1913.

Correspondence, cards, and clippings collected for the autographs. Includes autographs from Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Salmon Portland Chase, Henry Clay, Samuel Clemens, Grover Cleveland, Henry James, Abraham Lincoln, Joaquin Miller, John Philip Sousa, Daniel Webster.

 
Oliver Everett papers, [ca. 1849-1945]

Collection contains correspondence, account books, diaries, architectural drawings, clippings, and miscellaneous writings. Also contains a manuscript titled: Crossing the plains: a tale of 1849 / by an Emigrant Lady, possibly written by Harriet Helena Hunt.

Oliver Family Photograph Collections

The Oliver Collection consists of approximately 2700 glass plate negatives and photographic prints taken mainly by amateur photographer William Letts Oliver and his son, Roland L. Oliver. Subjects include maritime and yachting scenes, views of California and San Francisco Bay...

 
Oliver Hazzard Perry papers : AD, 1964 (bulk 1847-1849).

Perry's diary of his experiences in the Massachusetts Volunteers during the Mexican War, 1847-1848; a Spanish exercise book in his handwriting, 1849; and a written statement, 1964, by his grandson, Perry Patton, giving biographical details of his grandfather.

 
Oliver Wendell Holmes collection of letters and papers, 1853-1892.

Preferred citation: Oliver Wendell Holmes collection of letters and papers, BANC MSS 71/115 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

 
Olmsted, Frederick Law Reports to the California State Park Commission, 1943-1947.

Background reports prepared by Olmsted during research for his 1950 general report to the State Park Commission. Reports deal with several different proposed park sites throughout the state.

 
Olney family papers, 1861-1978.

Consist principally of Warren Olney, Sr. correspondence and writings. Correspondence documents his experiences in the Union Army, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and views on political issues, such as U.S. occupation of the Philippines, the Panama Canal and Yosemite Valley....

 
Olney family papers, [ca. 1889-1957]

Letters from Warren Olney, Sr. to B.P. Wall and George C. Pardee (returned, with covering letters from the recipients, to Warren Olney, Jr.); list, by Warren Olney, Sr. of judges and lawyers he had known; speech by Warren Olney, Jr.,...

 
Omaha Magic Theatre records, [1968?-ongoing].

Includes scripts, public relations files, grant applications, financial records, tour files, production files, videotapes, audiotapes, and photographs.

 
Omer Call Stewart field notes, 1935 June-July.

Contains field notes on the Pomo Indians specifically the Yokayo and Kashaya in Mendocino County, Calif.

 
Omissions in Alaska writings : ms.

List of omissions in: Ivan Petrov's translation of Tikhmenev's "Historical Review ... of the Russian American Company ..." in Russian America, v. I-II (BANC MSS P-K 1 - BANC MSS P-K 2) and of "Materials for the History of Russian...

 
On balance, one woman's life and view of University of California management, 1954-1990 : an oral history memoir of the life of Afton E. Crooks, 1994.

Afton Crooks, long-time Information Coordinator for the University of California, Berkeley, discusses her family background in Seattle, early jobs at the University, the Kerr Presidency, the Free Speech Movement, affirmaive action, conflict-of-interest, the Saxon and Gardner Presidencies, various state and...

 
On schedule : oral history transcript : recollections of a planning and scheduling manager at the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District / 2003.

Family roots in Oakland, California; first AC Transit job as traffic checker, 1961; role of the schedule analyst; history of National City Lines; changing rail lines to bus lines; effects of drivers' contract; learning scheduling from Warren Robinson and Dick...

 
One man - one vote and Senate reapportionment, 1964-1966 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1978-1980.

Interviews with two key state legislators involved in the 1966 reapportionment of California: Stephen P. Teale. The Impact of One Man-One Vote on the Senate: Senator Teale Reviews Reapportionment and Other Issues, 1953-1966. Comments also on his political career, Governor...

 
One man's dynamic role in California politics and water development, and world affairs : oral history transcript / and related material, 1977-1980.

Comments on student days, University of California, Berkeley, class of 1916; participation in Republican Party politics, 1940s-'60s; fundraising for various campaigns, including Earl Warren's; involvement in California water issues and controversies, including state wide bond issue for the water project;...

 
One woman's role in Democratic Party politics : national, California, and local, 1950-1973 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1972-1975.

Association with Berkeley League of Women Voters and interest in Berkeley City Council; campaign for California state assembly (1950); appointment to California Democratic State Central Committee and election as national committeewoman; participation in Kefauver presidential primary campaigns (1952 and 1956);...

 
O'Neill (Edmond) Papers

The Edmond O'Neill Papers, 1891-1918, relate primarily to his career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and his involvement with intercollegiate athletics, and contain correspondence and office files, with a few personal papers. Letters by...

 
Ontario Mill and Park City, Utah [graphic]

Views of the Ontario Mill (Park City, Utah) including one detailed interior view showing machinery on the top floor, with large drive belts going through the floor. A general view of Park City, Utah is also included.

 
[Opaque projector] [realia].

Includes bulb and cord.

 
Opisʹ delam ... : ms., 1781-1825.

Inventory of documents and communications received pertaining to the affairs of the Russian American Company from Aug. 17, 1781 to Aug. 27, 1824.

 
Opium articles : San Francisco, Calif., 1882-1911.

Scrapbook of clippings relating to the career of E.A. Holmes, mainly concerning opium-smuggling cases on San Francisco Bay. These sensational accounts describe the creative tactics employed by Holmes in his arrests. The articles were collected by Holmes and chiefly taken...

 
Oppenheimer (Frank) Papers

Consists of correspondence, writings, along with professional and personal papers reflecting his career in scientific research and his role as a pioneer in science education. Also included are materials regarding his investigation by the U.S. Congress House Committee on Un-American...

 
Optics and laser spectroscopy, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1951-1961, and Stanford University since 1961 : oral history transcript / 1998.

Schawlow family background, Depression years in Toronto; early aptitudes in radio engineering; college and university studies in math and physics, and World War II interruption; Malcolm Crawford and thesis research on atomic beam light source; post-doc at Columbia University, 1949-1951;...

 
Oral history interview with Anthony C. Beilenson ... oral history transcript, 1997-1998 /

Beilenson discusses his family background and childhood, attending Harvard University, moving to California in 1957, joining the Beverly Hills Democratic Club and winning the Club's endorsement to run for the 59th Assembly District in 1962. He continues with the impact...

 
Oral history interview with David Donald Mulford : oral history transcript : California State Assemblyman, 1957-1970 / 1988-1989.

Mulford discusses his career in the State Assembly from 1957-1970, including working with Jesse M. Unruh, becoming Republican caucus chair, Ronald Reagan's campaign and governorship, reactions to disruptions on university campuses (1964-1969), unsuccessful campaign against Ken Meade in 1970, legislative...

 
Oral history interview with Edward V. Roberts : oral history transcript : director, California Department of Rehabilitation, 1975-1983, activist for severly disabled students, UC Berkeley, 1962-1967 / 1994.

Ed Roberts tells of his decision to attend the University of California, Berkeley, and living at Cowell Hospital there, his interest in athletics, and his early contact with the California Department of Rehabilitation through its involvement in the Cowell Hospital...

 
Oral history interview with Frederick S. Farr : oral history transcript / [1992].

Farr discusses his education, both formal and informal; his wartime work in Puerto Rico; and his private legal practice in Monterey County. He depicts the senate and senators during his service from 1955 to 1967. He discusses early environmental legislation...

 
Oral history interview with General Oliver P. Smith : Los Altos, California : oral history transcript / 1969.

General Smith's career in the Marine Corps from 1917 to his retirement in 1955.

 
Oral history interview with J. Anthony Kline : oral history transcript / [1991].

Kline discusses the governorship of Jerry Brown, 1975-1983, particularly criminal justice issues including sentencing and prison reform, bail reform, the judiciary, and court reform; the Agricultural Labor Relations Act; water issues; California Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird; and the...

 
Oral history interview with Joe Russell, 1977 Aug. 18.

Joe Russsell discusses his career as an airplane pilot before and after World War II: learning to fly in Idaho just after World War I, barnstorming in Idaho, eastern Washington and Oregon with his brother Basil "Bake" Russell, working as...

 
Oral history interview with John F. Burby : oral history transcript / 1987.

Burby discusses his family background, education, World War II military experience, his career in journalism, and service as press secretary to Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Sr., from 1961 to 1967. He comments on significant events and issues that impacted the...

 
Oral history interview with Martin Huff : oral history transcript / 1988.

Martin Huff's oral history discusses the history, organization and operations of the California Franchise Tax Board during his years as executive officer (1963-1979) including collection of personal income and business taxes, unitary system of corporate taxation, relations with supervisory board,...

 
Oral history interview with Michael L. Fischer, executive director, California Coastal Commission, 1978-1985 ... : oral history transcript, 1992-1993 /

Michael L. Fischer discusses his personal and educational background; his leadership of the North Central Region, Coastal Zone Conservation Commission, including relations with the commissioners and the statewide commission. The region's coastal development, including controversies over Bodega Harbor, Sea Ranch,...

 
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg : New York City, New York : oral history transcript / 1971.

Recollections of Herbert Hoover; comments on his own career as cartoonist and sculptor.

 
Oral history interview with William H. Lancaster ... oral history transcript 1994-1995 /

Mr. Lancaster recalls his 1958 election to the City Council of the recently incorporated City of Duarte, his service to the California State Assembly in 1972 until he decided to retire in 1992. Well known for his expertise in local...

 
Oral history interview with Ynez Williams /

Reminiscences of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 and her life in San Francisco.

 
Oral history interviews on the history of the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley : with related illustrative materials, 1977-1983.

Four oral history transcripts, a biographical masters thesis, and one volume of supplementary material relating to the history of the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley.

 
Oral history interviews with Mexican political leaders and other personalities : Mexico, 1964-1965.

Tapes and transcripts of interviews with the following Mexican leaders, conducted by Mr. Wilkie and Edna Monzón de Wilkie: Salvador Abascal, Aurelio R. Acevedo, Juan Andreu Almazán, Silvano Barba González, Clementina Batalla de Bassols, Ramón Beteta, Juan de Dios Bojórquez,...

 
Oral history of Elsa Springer Meyer, 1969 : oral history transcript / 1994.

Mrs. Meyer discusses life in Cincinatti, Ohio at the turn of the century before World War I, for an economically sound family, and the disruption and hardships caused by the war.

 
An oral history with David Blackwell : oral history transcript / 2003.

Early years in Centralia, Illinois; early teaching jobs, including Howard University; Bayesian approach; work on information theory; Berkeley and Berkeley's Dept. of Statistics.

 
An oral history with Robert H. Bragg : oral history transcript / 2005.

Forms part of the African American faculty and senior staff oral history series.

 
An oral interview of Tom Greig : oral history transcript / and related material, 1970.

Comments primarily on his work aiding the League with property acquisition.

 
Orchard Gould Bristol letters : Stockton, Calif., to wife Loisania Bristol, Coventry, N.Y., 1849-1852.

Correspondence of a man traveling to the California Gold Rush, working as a gold miner, and his eventual return home to Coventry, New York (Chenango County). Details include the difficult conditions onboard the Brig Lalla on the way to San...

 
Orden dirigida a la Real Audiencia de Guadalajara : Mexico City : ms., 1802 June 12.

Copy of an order from an official in Mexico City to the Guadalajara Audiencia, requesting more care in the selection of settlers sent to the Californias, in place of the criminals hitherto sent. Preceded by copy of a document, Aug....

 
Ordenanca ... para que los alcaldes mayores de las minas ... no consientan que ningun pasajero ... ponga tienda ... ni asiente ... en ... las dichas minas ... : Mexico City : DS, 1620 Sept. 15.

Viceregal order restricting for two years the sojourn and mercantile activities of transients, whether foreigners or newly arrived Spaniards, in mining regions, to prevent collusion and defrauding the Crown of its tax, "the royal fifth."

 
Ordenanzas para los Hospitales, 1552.

Original documents in: the Zavala Library, Chapultepec.

 
Ordenanzas vigentes para las medidas de Tierras y Aguas de esta America Septentrional ... : Mexico City (?), 18th cent.

Data compiled by Sáenz on the basis of ordinances existing from the 16th century and relating to measurement and distribution of land or waters in North America; with interpretative comments and diagrams.

 
Order of the Eastern Star records, 1920-1936.

Bound ledger volumes for three chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star located in Berkeley, Calif.: Alethe #366 (South Berkeley), Berkeley #178, and Thousand Oaks (Berkeley) #375. Bound volumes consist of entries on chapter letterhead entry sheets listing dates...

 
[Order of the Sons of Hermann Golden Jubilee group portrait, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco] [graphic].

Panoramic group portrait of members of the Order of the Sons of Hermann posing before the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. On lawn before conservatory, flowers are arranged to spell out: Welcome Herman Sons Golden Jubilee 1879-1929.

 
Order, taste and grace in architecture : oral history transcript / and related material, 1959-1968.

Study of architecture at University of Pennsylvania, Rome and Paris; association with John Galen Howard, 1904-1908, in San Francisco; architects and architecture in the Bay Area; Bohemian Club; professor of architecture, University of California, Berkeley; architecture on Berkeley, San Francisco...

 
Orders from the Office of Power Administrator : typescripts, 1918 June-1921 March.

Collection of orders to Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Great Western Power Co., Sierra and San Francisco Power Co., and various other electric, gas, water, and mining companies. Topics of orders include: operating to capacity, power emergencies, amounts of water...

 
Ordinances concerning treatment of the Indians : Valladolid : photocopy, 1513 June 23.

Photostats of a copy of the "Laws of Burgos" in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville. A contemporary copy, made for the Governor of Puerto Rico, of the code drafted for the government of Española. Includes copy of Indiferente General...

 
Oregon and California views [graphic]

Photographs show snapshops along a road trip, including scenes of camping, fishing, a scout camp, towns, homes, pets, and several automobile wrecks. Appears to be photographs from Oregon and California, but identification uncertain.

 
Oregon autograph collection, 1862-1930.

A collection of letters and signatures of prominent Oregonians - mainly governors and U.S. senators and congressmen.

Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes - Photographs

The Photographs of Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes collection contains 310 items --293 stereographs, 7 cartes de visite, and 10 other mounted albumen prints --taken from 1857 to circa 1895. Most of the prints are the work of...

 
Oregon dictations, 1885-1887 /

Biographies of Oregon settlers. Dictation recorded by James A. Moore for Hubert Howe Bancroft. Individually cataloged; search under title: Oregon dictations, 1885-1887.

 
Oregon dictations for Klamath County, 1888.

Dictations recorded in Klamath Co. for Hubert Howe Bancroft by John T. Fulkerson. Each item catalogued separately; search under title: Oregon Dictations for Klamath County.

 
Oregon miscellany.

Letters and documents assembled from various sources. Included is a facsimile of an Abraham Lincoln letter, Nov. 19, 1858.

 
Oregon Miscellany

Letters and documents collected by Thomas Wayne Norris....

 
Oregon Pioneer Records

Includes typescript copies of diaries, letters and narratives, with biographical and genealogical notes and photographs added. Originals of some items in private possession as noted thereon. Included are accounts of overland journeys to Oregon; organizational journal, 1845, for train captained...

 
Oregon postcards [graphic].

Views of natural scenery, cities and towns, public and commercial buildings, roads and bridges, rivers, railroads, industry, logging, agriculture, and other views from regions throughout Oregon.

 
Oregon Stage Company records, 1862-1867.

Letters, waybills, instructions and receipts covering operations from Sacramento to Portland.

 
Oregon Stage Company records, 1866-1872.

Consists of waybills, monthly abstracts, receipts and vouchers made by the Oregon Stage Co. Transactions include equipment for (and repair of) stagecoaches, as well as food and boarding for horses. Also included is correspondence of H.W. Corbett.

 
Oregon State Hydroelectric Commission records, 1949-1959.

Records and proceedings in connection with project no. 170. Included are copies of proposal for the dam; studies; letters and reports supporting and protesting the project; transcripts of public hearings; applications of the Northwest Power Supply Co. and later of...

 
Oregon Trail photographs [graphic].

Views of various sites along the route of the Oregon Trail, showing such features as wagon ruts and the remains of Fort Kearney as they appeared in the 1930's.

 
Oregon views [graphic]

Views of Hotel Denny, Yaquina Bay, and Grand Ronde Valley, Oregon.

 
Organizing women, careers in volunteer politics and government administration : oral history transcript / and related material, 1976-1977.

Work for the California Republican party, including involvement with Republican women's clubs and participation in conventions and campaigns; role as director of women's activities, Federal Civil Defense Administration, 1954-58, and with Western Training Center, Office of Civil Defense, 1960-65. With...

 
The Oriental Mine, 1938-1991 : oral history transcript / 1996.

Donald Dickey discusses his family background and education; the history and development of the Oriental Mine, Alleghany, Calif.; management of a high-grade mine; security and safety; refining of gold and waste disposal; and geological research.

 
Origen de los Mexicanos : ms., 16th cent.

Three manuscripts, primarily Franciscan, relating to the origins, theogony, and history of the early inhabitants of Mexico: 1. Origen de los Mexicanos. [Mexico, 16th cent.] Copy of a fragment from a report on the first tribes to inhabit Mexico, prepared...

 
The original documents : old spanish land grants listed as missing after the fire of 1906. San Francisco : ms.S, 1964 Feb. 13.

Report made to the U.S. Attorney General, containing a list of documents shipped to the National Archives in 1937.

 
Original Hidden Treasure Mining Company records, [1869-ca. 1885]

Correspondence and stock records for mining operations in White Pine County, Nevada.

 
Original illustrations done for Curtis Publishing Company [graphic] /

Includes drawings for Ruggles of Red Gap, by Harry Leon Wilson, published in the Saturday evening post.

 
An original voice in twentieth-century music : oral history transcript / 1999.

Early years in St. Louis and Chicago; education with Alexander Sebald and Ottorino Respighi; creating a string quartet; music in the 1930s; composing for NBC and a WPA theater project; studying conducting with Pierre Monteux; performing as violinist with San...

 
Origins and early years of the Bureau of Sanitary Engineering : transcript, 1970.

Interviews conducted 1970 by Malca Chall for the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library. Photograph and photocopies of clippings inserted. Introduction by Henry J. Ongerth. Comments on long career as first chief of the Bureau in the California State Department...

 
Origins of the California Schoolmasters' Club : Berkeley, California, 1941-1970.

Study of the club, founded by Dr. Elmer E. Brown about 1893, for those interested in education. Included is information on the defunct Scholia Club and on the California Teachers' Association (5 leaves, typescript).

 
Orlando Winfield Wilson photograph collection [graphic]

Folder 1: Photographs and snapshots of O.W. Wilson -- Folder 2: Chicago photographs -- Folder 3: Photographs of friends, unidentified -- Folder 4: Photographs of Chicago police banquets and other events, family and individual portraits, wedding pictures, etc.

 
Orleans Longacre letters : to Jim Longacre : ALS, 1864-1865.

Letters written to his brother, Jim, from Mare Island Navy Yard, San Francisco Bay, Panama, and the coast of Central America deal primarily with day-to-day concerns. They also offer references to local events and activities, such as the imprisonment of...

 
Oroville and Virginia City Railroad Company papers, 1867-1868.

Articles of agreement between William A. Bolinger and Asbury Harpending, including certified copies of the articles of incorporation, of California Assembly Bill no. 716 concerning railroad bonds, and of power of attorney to General W.S. Rosecrans; abstracts from stockbook with...

 
Oroville Dam site slides [graphic].

Views of dam construction at Oroville, Calif., on the Feather River. One view of the Bidwell Bar area, soon to be flooded.

 
Orphans' Homestead Association stock certificate : Vallejo, Calif., 1869.

Issued to H.B. Williams. With signature of George W. Simonton, Secretary. Feb. - June 1969, Vallejo, California. Printed by Bacon & Company, San Francisco.

 
Orrin, Edmund Letters to H.A. Avery : San Francisco, Calif. : ALS, 1852 Oct. 13 & 28.

Letters from Orrin (or Orvin?) to H.A. Avery in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio report on life in San Francisco, mutual friends, and business affairs. Although the letters do not focus on mining, mention is made of a Mr. Moulton whose machine...

 
Orrin K. McMurray papers, 1912-1943 (bulk 1920-1930)

Correspondence and subject files chiefly concerning education and law.

 
Orrin S. Payne letters, 1854-1859, to his brothers.

Written mainly from Woodside, California, describing his logging work in the redwoods of San Mateo County.

 
Orrin W. Peasley papers, 1850-1858.

Chiefly letters from friends in California, including D.S. Ruggles, W. Hall, C.E. Hutton, Joseph Clarke and Lewis J. Low. From Downieville, San Francisco and Strawberry Valley. One addressed to Peasley at Port Orford, Ore.

 
Ortega family documents : DS, 1833, 1842.

Agreement between Antonio María Ortega and Rafaela Ortega regarding the Rancho del Refugio, 1842 May 24; and documents regarding the sale of land called Tajiguas (San Isidro de Tajiguas?) in Santa Barbara County to Rafael Ortega.

 
Ortega family papers, 1846-1868.

Mainly papers relating to property of Rancho Santa Ysabel and Santa María.

 
O.S. Lang letters : Calif., to family members, Me., 1870-1889.

Eight handwritten letters (30 p.) from a man living in Northern California to various family members back East and in Maine. One letter is co-signed by his brother, H.O. (Herbert O.) Lang. Most of the contents describe the mild weather...

 
Osborne (Selden) Papers

The collection highlights Osborne's extensive involvement in labor organization and the attempt to reform and reveal what he saw as an undemocratic union structure. The collection consists of three series. Series 1 consists of various materials relating to labor organizations...

 
Oscar Burdick collection of letters and miscellany relating to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s, 1966-1979.

Contains letters to Harlan and Madelyn Stelmach, including 3 letters from Barry Messer concerning resistance to the draft in 1968, and educational ventures at Sunnyvale and Santa Cruz, Calif. Also contains a postcard from "Dick"; 2 letters from "George" concerning...

 
Oscar Hecht papers, 1950-1965.

The collection consists of papers, documents, letters, and photographs of his work. Much of the correspondence consists of letters Oscar Hecht wrote to his wife Edith in 1959 and 1961 while he was in Israel and she remained in Berkeley,...

 
Oscar L. Starr papers, 1910-1967.

Papers concerning Caterpillar Tractor Company.

 
A. Oscar Riehl letters relating to his re-instatement with the Southern Pacific Company, 1913-1915.

Include recommendations from former employers, and letters from the Company refusing his applications.

 
Oscar V. Lange papers, 1887-1913.

Miscellaneous papers removed from a scrapbook of the Berkeley photographer, including letters from E. E. Banard and E. W. Davis; announcement of meetings of the Pacific coast Amateur Photographic Association and the California Camera Club; and clippings.

 
Oscar W. White letter : San Francisco, Calif., to J.H. Thomas, La Porte, Calif., 1877 Aug. 29.

Contains letter from agent of the Grant Powder Company on an order of Judson powder and how best to use it.

 
O'Shaughnessy family papers, circa 1905-1984.

Contains miscellaneous personal papers of Mary Spottiswood (Mrs. M. M.) O'Shaughnessy, and their five children: Margaret, Mary, Helen, Francis, and Elizabeth.

 
O'Shaughnessy (Michael M.) papers

The M. M. (Michael Maurice) O'Shaughnessy papers, 1882-1937, consist of materials relating to his career as a civil engineer, working first as a consultant in private practice, and later as City Engineer of San Francisco. The collection contains primary and...

 
The other Bidwells : typescript, 1972.

An account of Daniel Bidwell, half brother of John Bidwell, who settled on Rancho Chico, Butte Co., in 1854, and his family and descendents, with genealogical information on the Bidwell and Reed families.

 
Otis H. Lockhart records : Los Angeles, Calif., 1898-1917.

Ledger books containing details of real estate, loans, and oil property transactions in the Los Angeles, Calif. area. Includes an account book for cattle breeding listing details on siring, milk production, birth information, lineage, and cattle sales. Small B&W photographs...

Otis (Harrison Gray) Album of California Scenes

The Harrison Gray Otis Album of California Scenes contains 23 photographic prints taken circa 1890-1910 by the photographer "Rafert."

 
Otis L. Bridges letters, 1852-1853.

Letters from Otis L. Bridges to Mrs. E.E.P. Belton, concerning Bridges's daughter Alice.

 
Otis W. and Bernice E. Coan correspondence, 1942.

Letters to the Coans from Japanese-American evacuees in assembly centers, 1942 May-Sept. Includes letters from Harold M. Asami, Dorothy Ban, Helen Ban, Edna Miwa, and Walter Watanabe. Also includes a letter given to Otis Coan by Asami to forward to...

 
Otto Bremer class notes, 1882-1883.

v. 1: Notes for Latin grammar course given by Professor H. Osthoff (123 pages); v. 2: Notes on Old English from Prof. J. Zupitza's textbook (32 pages); v. 3: Notes on Old English grammar from Prof. Zupitza's course.

 
Otto Grazier papers, 1855-1858.

Includes complaint of Charles Lauff of Bolinas for non-payment for a horse, 1855; and bills and receipts relating to the settlement of his estate.

 
Otto Joseph Mitchell Smith papers, 1969-1971.

Letters sent to Smith, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, from various opponents concerning his views on the Vietnam War and President Nixon, among other topics. Also includes a notebook/journal concerning harassment...

 
Otto N. Toomey papers, circa 1848-1940 (bulk 1922-1935)

Includes papers regarding Mormon doctrine (originals and typed transcripts), clippings and other printed materials, including publications of Church of Christ (Temple Lot), and a small amount of correspondence. Letters from Ben T. Short [1939]; from J.W. Musser with copies of...

 
Otto Stern papers, circa 1888-1969.

Includes correspondence, notes, and manuscripts of German émigré physicist Otto Stern whose work encompassed both theoretical and experimental physics in Germany and the United States. Photos and awards are included. Correspondents include Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and other prominent physicists.

 
Otto Stern photograph collection [graphic]

Includes photographs of Stern at various ages and group portraits with colleagues and friends (including Albert Einstein).

 
Otto Wallace Peterson papers, 1900-1957.

Typed transcripts of selected entries from Peterson's diary (1906-1919), reports and photographs of the Suribong Dam project, 1918-1920, and of the Peterson's family in Korea, 1918-1919. Also contains photocopies of United States census records (1900), signed by Peterson from Contra...

 
Our 18th century heritage of united democracy : ms., circa 1940 /

Contains unpublished manuscript on the government of the 13 American British Colonies and the start of the United States.

 
Our tour of Alaska '05 [graphic]

Views of Fairbanks and other Alaska scenes. Many show Eskimos and their sled dogs (including sled dog mail teams). Scenes of mining and boom towns are also present, including Dawson, Yukon Territory.

 
Outdoor scenes in California [graphic]

Various outdoor group activities, including picnics, swimming, outings; wilderness scenes (apparently Sierra Nevada), including one of Devil's Postpile.

 
Outline history of the National Guard.

Prepared by WPA personnel from records in the California Adjutant General's office and the state library. Includes list of guard organizations, and information on activities during World War I, Mexican border service, 1916, San Francisco earthquake and fire, Civil War,...

 
Overland journey ... recollections.

Original transcript in: California State Library.

 
The Overland route to California : holograph ms. : journal and sketchbook, 1861.

Illustrated journal describing overland journey from Iowa to California. Some sketches of California scenes at end of sketchbook.

 
Overland stage line : papers, [1901-1902]

Biographical sketch of Bela M. Hughes; letter, Feb. 9, 1902, from Frank A. Root to Nathan Stein, concerning publication of Overland stage to California (1891); letter, Dec. 28, 1902, from Nathan Stein to Dudley Evans, concerning the Pony Express and...

 
Overland to California : notes from a journal kept by Mrs. Francis H. Sawyer on a journey across the plains : typescript, 1852 Apr. 25-Aug. 17.

Record of journey from Kentucky to California with added note. Explanatory letter from her daughter, Mrs. Nannie S. Wills, bound in. Other copies available: typed transcript and carbon copy.

 
Owen, Alan. Manuscripts of stories relating to California and the West : typescript, [ca. 1885-1900]

Various stories, some with photographs for illustrations, concerning early California, the West, particularly Idaho, and preparations for departure for the Klondike gold regions.

 
Owen, Albert Kimsey. Letters to Senator Henry W. Blair 1895.

Promoting the Pacific City Colonization Company, a proposed colonization scheme with construction of a railroad in Topolobampo, Sinaloa, Mexico. Portion of a draft of a prospectus also included. With these: letter, Nov. 27, 1881, to the Senator from W. A....

 
Owen P. Adkins correspondence and notes relating to the Rambo family, [ca. 1958-1966]

Primarily research material on Adonijah Rambo, an early settler in Red Bluff, and on Isaac Rambo of Petaluma.

 
Owens & Moore Company cashbook, circa 1876-1955 (bulk 1876-1878).

Bound account book mostly containing daily entries for cash transactions of a grocery business for each month from January 1876 to Novermber, 1878. Also contains a few pages, made in another hand at a later date, circa 1909-1910, that appear...

 
Owens, J. A. Letters from J.A. Owens, 1866-1869.

Includes two letters from Hollister, California, 1869, written as agent for a stage line.

 
Owings (Margaret W.) Papers

Collection contains correspondence, speeches, articles, and files related to Margaret Owings' work in environmental conservation and wildlife preservation. She was particularly concerned with mountain lions, sea otters, sea lions, California redwoods, and parks and wildlife in Africa. Owings was...

 
Owl Club records, 1880-1881.

Minute book, l v. (Mar.16-Dec.27, 1880), kept by Frank C. Radcliffe and W.M. Bowers, secretaries. Also included: copy of rules, lists of members and honorary members. A few clippings re club functions pasted in. With this, papers re resignation of...

 
Owner of the Shot Mining Company, Manhattan Mercury Mine, 1965-1981 : oral history transcript / 1996.

James Wilder discusses building an earth-moving business after World War II, specializing in mining and mercury mining in San Mateo and Alameda Counties, Calif.; buying the Manhattan Mine in Napa Co., Calif.; negotiations with Homestake Mining Company when gold was...

 
Owyhee Co., Idaho, Silver City Precinct, Justice of the Peace docket : DS, 1895-1899.

Entries, Jan. 13-Mar. 15, 1895, by Frank M. Hunt; entries, Jan. 28, 1897-Feb. 17, 1899, by Simon Harris. A few accounts also.

 
Owyhee County mining miscellany, 1869-1941.

Concerns assays, meat, mutton, hearts and tongue, stocks, correspondence, plans, land tenure and stationery. Items in this collection are cataloged individually and can be searched under title: Owyhee County Mining Miscellany.

 
Owyhee County miscellany.

Concerns voyages to the Pacific coast, land tenure, commerce, hotels, estate management, sheep, accounts, and dams.

 
Owyhee Meat Company accounts, 1884-1917.

Includes 12 volumes of account books, ledgers, and other financial documents of the Owyhee Meat Company, located in Silver City, Idaho.

 
Owyhee Silver Mining Company records : Silver City, Idaho, 1869-1919.

Letters from the Nevada Transportation Company, Winnemucca, Nevada, 1871-1872, to W.D. Walbridge, Superintendent, or J.L. Gardiner, Secretary, pertaining to freight carriage between Silver City and Winnemucca. Also, receipts, invoices, bank statements, and checks, 1869-1872; and letters between E.M. Farnham and...