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Harris S. Allen Ina D. Coolbrith collection
SFH 542  
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Description
Press clippings, one photograph, and two letters to Harris S. Allen
Background
Ina D. Coolbrith was a California poet and associate of writers Harte, Stoddard, Twain, Bierce, and others. In 1915 she was named the state’s first poet laureate by the California legislature. Her niece, Ina Cook, cared for her in her later life, and was working on a biography of Coolbrith when Cook died. Coolbrith was a client of Harris S. Allen, who had owned and managed Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau in San Francisco since 1894.
Extent
2 folders
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.