Small collection of personal papers of author George Laban Harding, primarily comprising family photographs, portraits, and
Boy Scouts of America ephemera.
Harding was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1893, and died in Berkeley on August 30, 1976. He graduated from Indiana University
with an A.B. (1915), followed by Harvard University (M.B.A., 1917). He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War I,
then worked at a ship--building company in Tacoma, Washington, before joining the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company in
San Francisco in 1928, retiring in 1958. A successful executive, Harding was also very active in the Boy Scouts of America,
serving on the National Executive Board and leading Palo Alto Troop 57. In addition, he was a published author, working closely
with the California Historical Society, interested in the history of types and printing. (Some information taken from obituary
published in the California Historical Quarterly (Vol. 55 No. 4, Winter, 1976/1977)).