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Description
Small collection of personal papers of author George Laban Harding, primarily comprising family photographs, portraits, and Boy Scouts of America ephemera.
Background
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)).
Extent
3 boxes (2 linear feet)
Restrictions
Contact History San Jose's Research Library for information on reproduction or publication.
Availability
Open to the public by appointment