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George C. Collier Collection
2008.42  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George C. Collier Collection
    Dates: 1976-1981
    Collection Number: 2008.42
    Creator/Collector: Collier, George
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: His collection includes printed maps, articles, and a scrapbook during the time of excavation at Somersville.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    George C. Collier Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Biography/Administrative History

    George C. Collier was a historian, author, and surveyor. He wrote A History of Contra Costa County, which he self-published in 1970. He also self-published in 1976 the book, Laguna de los Palos Colorados—A history of the Moraga Rancho, Contra Costa County. He was past president and secretary of the El Cerrito Historical Society. He worked over his career as surveyor for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Soil Conservation Service, and then for the Contra Costa County assessor’s office. After retirement, he volunteered to work with archeologists from UC-Berkeley Lowie Museum of Anthropology in the excavation of Somersville in eastern Contra Costa County.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    • Scrapbook of clippings, brochures, maps, and blueprints; some of which George Collier created. • Booklet on Point Pinole • “San Francisco: a Lecture given for Vista College, March 25, 1983” (typescript) • “Old Stone Walls of the East Bay” by Frederick J Monteagle • Map, Richmond General Plan, 1973 (move to map collection?) • “Summary of the Richmond Coastline Plan,” 1971 • Map, Black Diamond Mine (East Bay Regional Parks), no date • Correspondence from East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) about Sewage Sludge, along with articles about sewer sludge, and a booklet from the district about their water. • “From the Beginning,” by S.M. Marks, Secretary-Treasurer, typescript of article published in Bubbles, v. 5, no. 6, p. 3 (Oct 1922). A history of early water companies. • Maps, different maps of California • Newspaper articles • Lecture on American Deserts • Copy of Laguna de los Palos Colorados—A history of the Moraga Rancho, Contra Costa County.

    Indexing Terms

    Marks, S.M.
    Monteagle, Frederick J.
    East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
    East Bay Regional Parks
    Point Pinole
    Richmond
    Black Diamond Mine
    scrapbook
    newspaper clippings
    brochures
    maps
    blueprints
    Laguna de los Palos Colorados—A history of the Moraga Rancho, Contra Costa County

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