The Frank B. Durkee papers consist 3.5 linear feet of reports, correspondence, photographs, and blueprints mostly documenting
his time as the director of the California Dept. of Public Works and as a member of the Sacramento Redevelopment Agency. The
papers include reports, subject files, and correspondence of urban renewal and redevelopment projects in Sacramento, California
in the 1950s-1960s.
Frank Bidwell Durkee (1892-1983) was born in Chitwood, Oregon on December 3, 1892 to Edward Warren Durkee, a Union Civil War
veteran and a founder of Russell, Kansas, and Elizabeth (nee Monk) Durkee of Yorkshire, England. Durkee was raised in Oregon
until 1900 when his family moved to a farm in Miner County, South Dakota where they lived for three years before moving to
Chico, California in January 1903. After graduating from Chico High School in June 1913 he attended the University of Southern
California Law School for one year (1913-1914) and was eventually admitted to the California State Bar in 1926.
3.5 linear feet
(4 boxes + 1 oversized box + 1 oversized drawer)
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted
in writing to email@example.com. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical
items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron.
No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Collection is open for research use.