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SERIES I: Professional Materials 1928 - 2005 (Bulk 1934 - 1974)

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Series I includes materials pertaining to Dr. Bentel’s professional life, including awards and honors, articles, news clippings, notes and texts for talks, and correspondence. The majority of the correspondence and news clippings center around Dr. Bentel’s accomplishments as a professor of journalism and the success of the SJSU Department of Journalism.
A small portion of this series contains correspondence with and/or pertaining to George E. Stone, an Assistant and Associate Professor in Journalism from 1934 through 1956. Although this correspondence is mostly personal in nature, it was included with the professional materials due to professional relationship between Dr. Bentel and Professor Stone and the position both men held as members of the SJSC faculty. Materials relating to Professor Stone date from 1951 -1964 and include a portion of an autobiographical manuscript.

Arrangement

Dr. Bentel arranged his professional materials by subject and included notes, correspondence, news clippings, and other materials generally surrounding a particular theme in the same folder. The materials in this series were left in original order within each folder. The folders are labeled with either a title supplied by Dr. Bentel or with a title that suggests the subject of the majority of its contents. Notes and texts for talks are headed with the term “Talk” followed by the subject of the talk. The folders are arranged within each box alphabetically by subject followed by a chronological order.
Box 1, Folder 1

Cavanagh, Daniel 1987 - 1997

Box 1, Folder 3

Collier's Encyclopedia 1946 - 1967

Box 1, Folder 2

College Union 1960 - 1964

Box 1, Folder 4

Community Service 1936, 1975

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence - Hutchins, Robert 1955

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, recognitions, articles and miscellaneous (includes first published article by D. Bentel) 1928 - 1972

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, recognitions, articles and miscellaneous 1935 - 1991

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, recognitions, articles and miscellaneous 1941 - 1982

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence, recognitions, articles and miscellaneous 1943 - 1991

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, recognitions, articles and miscellaneous 1945 - 1987

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, recognitions, articles and miscellaneous 1956 - 1978

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence - Special letters 1967 - 1987

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence - Thank you notes 2005 - 2007

Box 1, Folder 14

Directories - Emeritus organizations 1985 - 2003

Box 1, Folder 15

Directories; Professional Associations 1989 - 2005

Box 1, Folder 16

NCCPA Review (newsletter) 1952 - 1961

Box 1, Folder 17

Photographs undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Photography (proposed publication) 1971 - 1974

Box 1, Folder 19

Plaque - Twenty years of service undated

Box 1, Folder 20

Publications list and lauditory quotes undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Recognitions 1943 - 1982

Box 1, Folder 22

Recollections 1951 - 1971

Box 1, Folder 23

Retirement and Recognitions 1952 - 1986

Box 1, Folder 24

San Jose State College history undated

Box 1, Folder 25

Santa Cruz Sentinel News 1953-06

Box 1, Folder 26

Talk undated

Box 1, Folder 27

Talk - Antonacci, Michael (1 of 2) undated

Box 1, Folder 28

Talk - Antonacci, Michael (2 of 2) undated

Box 1, Folder 29

Talk - Community Newspaper 1963

Box 1, Folder 30

Talk - Graduate program history undated

Box 1, Folder 31

Talks, correspondence and Miscellaneous 1953 - 1974

Box 1, Folder 32

Publication- Photographs in the San Jose School Department Illustrated Report 1941

Box 2, Folder 1

Department excellance 1955 - 1984

Box 2, Folder 2

Faculty photograph Undated

Box 2, Folder 3

Gratitude; letters of 1936 - 1990

Box 2, Folder 4

Honors, distinctions and miscellaneous 1932 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 5

Journalism Department and miscellaneous 1943 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 6

Leadership (national and local) and miscellaneous 1936 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 7

Libel undated

Box 2, Folder 8

Libel - doctors undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Libel - doctors, Behrendt v. Times Mirror undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Libel - doctors, Bornman v. Star Co. undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Libel - doctors, Brinkley v. Fishbein undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Libel - doctors, How to libel a doctor without half trying (1 of 3) undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Libel - doctors, How to libel a doctor without half trying (2 of 3) undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Libel - doctors, How to libel a doctor without half trying (3 of 3). (Manuscript) undated

Box 2, Folder 15

Libel - doctors, Martin v. The Picayune undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Libel - doctors, new material undated

Box 2, Folder 17

Libel - doctors, Shankman v. O'Malley 1956

Box 2, Folder 18

Libel - doctors, Single mistake rule 1978 - 1979

Box 2, Folder 19

Miscellaneous (1 of 2) undated

Box 2, Folder 20

Miscellaneous (2 of 2) 1977 - 1978

Box 2, Folder 21

Photography (photo of D. Bentel) undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Photography. (Mortensen, William. Seven deadley errors. Camera Craft.) 1940

Box 2, Folder 23

Praise 1936 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 24

Privacy undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Pyle, Ernie (last article). Bentel biographical articles 1945 - 1993

Box 2, Folder 26

Recognitions and thanks 1950 - 1977

Box 2, Folder 27

Retirement tributes and miscellaneous 1934 - 2004

Box 2, Folder 28

Stone, George 1951 - 1964

Box 2, Folder 29

Stone, George 1960

Box 2, Folder 30

Stone, George 1960 - 1964

Box 2, Folder 31

Talk undated

Box 2, Folder 32

Talk - Antonacci, Michael undated

Box 2, Folder 33

Talk - Burnett, Carol circa 1981

Box 2, Folder 34

Talk - Davies, Pearce and history of public relations undated

Box 2, Folder 35

Talk - Death penalty undated

Box 2, Folder 36

Talk - Development of news writing. Contra Costa College 1956

Box 2, Folder 37

Talk - Journalism School defense 1948

Box 2, Folder 38

Talk - Lick, James undated

Box 2, Folder 39

Talk - Lincoln undated

Box 2, Folder 40

Talk - Promotion Directors 1959

Box 2, Folder 41

Talk - San Jose State College history 1955

Box 2, Folder 42

Talk - San Jose State College history, the big fire (1 of 2) undated

Box 2, Folder 43

Talk - San Jose State College history, the big fire (2 of 2) undated

 

SERIES II: Personal Materials 1909 - 2003

Scope and Contents

Series II contains items of a personal nature belonging to Dr. Bentel and/or members of his family. Included are personal letters, notes and commentary, divorce papers, birth certificates, and news clippings of interest to Dr. Bentel. Due to the potentially sensitive nature of the materials, permission from the Director of Special Collections and Archives will be required for access.

Arrangement

Dr. Bentel arranged his personal materials by subject and placed notes and commentary, rough drafts, and correspondence to and from a particular correspondent or surrounding a particular theme in the same folder. The materials in this series were left in original order within each folder. With the exception of correpondance, the folders are arranged alphbetcally by the predominant format of the material within the folder followed by the subject of the materials.
Correspondence is arranged aphabetically by sender/recipient followed by date. When the general topic of was indicated by Dr. Bentel, that topic is provided in parentheses after the sender/recipient's name. For example: correspondence between Dr. Bentel and his brother Dr. Carr Bentel regarding the care of their mother is labeled “Bentel, Carr (Care of Katherine Bentel).” Correspondence is placed behind the other formats.

Conditions Governing Access

This series is restricted. Permission from the Director of Special Collections and Archives will be required for access.
Box 3, Folder 1

Birth certificate and biography - Bentel, Dwight 1909, undated

Box 3, Folder 2

Birth certificate - Bentel, Genieva DiFiore 1941

Box 3, Folder 3

Bentel, David circa 1968 - 1994

Box 3, Folder 4

Bentel, Genieva undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Bentel, Katherine undated

Box 3, Folder 6

Diary - Services to Mom circa 1956 - 1959

Box 3, Folder 7

Divorce (Bentel, Dwight and Bentel, Edna) 1956 - 1957

Box 3, Folder 8

Family History 1927, 1946

Box 3, Folder 9

Misfortunes 1935 - 1947

Box 3, Folder 10

Newsclippings - WWII coverage 1944, 1971

Box 3, Folder 11

Rosters and miscellaneous 1975 - 1985

 

Correspondence 1934 - 2003

Box 3, Folder 12

Bentel, Carr 1934 - 1935

Box 3, Folder 13

Bentel, Carr 1935 - 1948

Box 3, Folder 14

Bentel, Carr (not pertinent) 1942 - 1995

Box 3, Folder 15

Bentel, Carr (Care of Katherine Bentel) 1945 - 1993

Box 3, Folder 16

Bentel, Carr 1946 - 1978

Box 3, Folder 17

Bentel, Carr 1947, 1956

Box 3, Folder 18

Bentel, Carr (Care of Katherine Bentel) 1947 - 1998

Box 3, Folder 19

Bentel, Carr (Care of Katherine Bentel) 1948 - 1977, 1987

Box 3, Folder 20

Bentel, Carr (Care of Katherine Bentel) 1952 - 1961

Box 3, Folder 21

Bentel, Carr 1954 - 1956

Box 3, Folder 22

Bentel, Carr (Criticism of Edna) 1958

Box 3, Folder 23

Bentel, Carr (Sevices to Katherine Bentel) 1958

Box 3, Folder 24

Bentel, Carr (Care of Katherine Bentel) 1958 - 1977

Box 3, Folder 25

Bentel, Carr (Katherine Bentel and Salem Lutheran) 1960 - 1961

Box 3, Folder 26

Bentel, Carr (Katherine Bentel expenses) 1961 - 1962

Box 3, Folder 27

Bentel, Carr (Estate of Katherine Bentel) 1962

Box 3, Folder 28

Bentel, Carr 1977

Box 3, Folder 29

Bentel, Carr 1978

Box 3, Folder 30

Bentel, Carr (Greeting cards) 1984

Box 3, Folder 31

Bentel, Carr 1984, 2001

Box 3, Folder 32

Bentel, Carr (Special) 1985 - 1987

Box 3, Folder 33

Bentel, Carr 1990 - 1992

Box 3, Folder 34

Bentel, Carr 1995 - 2001

Box 3, Folder 35

Bentel, Carr 2000

Box 3, Folder 36

Bentel, Carr 2001 - 2003

Box 3, Folder 37

Bentel, Carr undated

Box 3, Folder 38

Bentel, Carr (drafts) undated

Box 3, Folder 39

Bentel, Christina 1975 - 1995

Box 3, Folder 40

Bentel, David 1935 - 1990

Box 3, Folder 41

Bentel, David 1947 - 1976

Box 3, Folder 42

Bentel, David undated

Box 3, Folder 43

Bentel, Edna and Bentel, David 1949 -1959

Box 3, Folder 44

Bentel, Gladys 1934 - 1952

Box 3, Folder 45

Bentel, Joseph 1934 -1946

Box 3, Folder 46

Bentel, Joseph (approval) 1935 - 1947

Box 3, Folder 47

Bentel, Joseph 1939 - 1945

Box 3, Folder 48

Bentel, Joseph (on Carr) 1940 - 1947

Box 3, Folder 49

Bentel, Joseph (nostalgia) 1942 - 1945

Box 3, Folder 50

Bentel, Joseph (on Carr) 1944

Box 3, Folder 51

Bentel, Joseph 1944 - 1947

Box 3, Folder 52

Bentel, Katherine (appreciation) 1941 - 1952

Box 3, Folder 53

Bentel, Katherine 1942 - 1954

Box 3, Folder 54

Bentel, Katherine (appreciation) 1945 - 1953

Box 3, Folder 55

Bentel, Katherine (servces to Mom) 1948 - 1955

Box 3, Folder 56

Bentel, Katherine 1950 - 1954

Box 3, Folder 57

Bentel, Katherine (appreciation) 1954

Box 3, Folder 58

Bentel, Katherine 1958

Box 3, Folder 59

Bentel, Martha and Bob 1951 - 1957, 1989

Box 3, Folder 60

Bentel, Pirkko 1988

Box 3, Folder 61

Colonial Mortuary 1962

Box 3, Folder 62

Miscellaneous undated

Box 3, Folder 63

Miscellaneous 1948 - 1996

Box 3, Folder 64

Miscellaneous (Family) 1979 - 1994

Box 3, Folder 65

Miscellaneous (to answer and to write) 1992 - 2009

Box 3, Folder 66

Miscellaneous 2002 - 2003

Box 3, Folder 67

Murphy, Eileen and Jim undated

Box 3, Folder 68

U.S. Navel Dispensary (Kellum, Wilbur) 1958

 

SERIES III: Death Valley 1905 - 2006

Scope and Contents

Dr. Bentel spent many hours touring, photographing, and researching Death Valley and its inhabitants. He planned to publish a book on the subject using Shorty Harris (1856-1934), a long time Death Valley prospector, as a focal point.
The bulk of Series III, Death Valley, consists of personal notes, news clippings, magazine articles, and copies of books pertaining to various aspects of Death Valley. Outlines and manuscripts for the proposed book are also included. The materials created by Dr. Bentel in this series are mostly undated. Dates supplied generally represent publication dates for books published by others and included in this collection.

Arrangement

Dr. Bentel spent many hours touring, photographing, and researching Death Valley and its inhabitants. He planned to publish a book on the subject using Shorty Harris (1856-1934), a long time Death Valley prospector, as a focal point. The bulk of Series III consists of personal notes, news clippings, magazine articles, and copies of books pertaining to various aspects of Death Valley. Outlines and manuscripts for the proposed book are also included. The materials created by Dr. Bentel in this series are mostly undated. Dates supplied generally represent publication dates for books published by others and included in this collection.
Dr. Bentel arranged these materials by subject, placing notes and commentary, articles, and portions of manuscripts surrounding a particular theme in the same folder. The materials in this series were left in original order within each folder and the folder labeled with either a title supplied by Dr. Bentel or with a title that suggests the subject of the majority of its contents.
The materials in this Series are subdivided into four groups: Correspondence, Project organization, Research files, Manuscripts, and Publications by others, followed by an alphabetic arrangement within each box. Where both manuscript pages and research materials were contained in the same folder, placement was based on the predominant format within that folder.
Materials in the “Publications by others” group consist of complete, or nearly complete, photocopies of published books. Published articles from periodicals and other small publications used as research material by Dr. Bentel were left with the research files and are not included in this section.
 

Correspondence 1940 - 2006

Box 5, Folder 1

Johnson, Jean 2004 - 2005

Box 5, Folder 2

Miscellaneous, incoming 1940 - 2004

Box 5, Folder 3

Miscellaneous, outgoing 1991 - 2006

 

Project Organization undated

Box 4, Folder 1

Project organization, ideas and notes undated

Box 6, Folder 1

Project organization, ideas and notes undated

Box 7, Folder 1

Project organization undated

Box 7, Folder 2

Project organization - storylines undated

Box 8, Folder 1

Project Organization undated

 

Research Files undated

Box 4, Folder 2

Amargosa Desert 1928

Box 4, Folder 3

Assaying undated

Box 4, Folder 4

Automobiles undated

Box 4, Folder 5

Borax undated

Box 4, Folder 6

Bullfrog County undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Dangers undated

Box 4, Folder 8

Dangers - Cloud burst (flash floods and flooding) undated

Box 4, Folder 9

Dangers - Death undated

Box 4, Folder 10

Dangers - Sandstorms undated

Box 4, Folder 11

Dangers - Water and effects of thirst undated

Box 4, Folder 12

Gold undated

Box 4, Folder 13

Harris, Shorty - A liar? undated

Box 4, Folder 14

Harris, Shorty - Stories undated

Box 4, Folder 15

Harris, Shorty - Visits undated

Box 4, Folder 16

Hocum undated

Box 4, Folder 17

Hocum and lives, actual undated

Box 4, Folder 18

Life and death in Death Valley undated

Box 4, Folder 19

Mining undated

Box 4, Folder 20

Mining camps/towns undated

Box 4, Folder 21

Mining camps/towns - Ballarat and Pleasant Canyon undated

Box 4, Folder 22

Mining camps/towns - Goldfield undated

Box 4, Folder 23

Mining camps/towns - Panamint City undated

Box 4, Folder 24

Mining camps/towns - Tonopah undated

Box 4, Folder 25

Mining economics undated

Box 4, Folder 26

Mining law and scams undated

Box 4, Folder 27

Natural history - cactus undated

Box 4, Folder 28

Natural history - herpetology (snakes) undated

Box 4, Folder 29

Natural history - road runner undated

Box 4, Folder 30

Natural history - tortoise undated

Box 4, Folder 31

Old Spanish Trail undated

Box 4, Folder 32

Research materials, miscellaneous 1916 - 1997

Box 4, Folder 33

Rhyolite undated

Box 4, Folder 34

Roads undated

Box 4, Folder 35

Scott, Walter (Scotty) undated

Box 4, Folder 36

Visit undated

Box 4, Folder 37

Water undated

Box 5, Folder 4

Aurora undated

Box 5, Folder 5

Baker (Dan Fairbanks) undated

Box 5, Folder 6

Bullfrog County undated

Box 5, Folder 7

Burros undated

Box 5, Folder 8

Cave Springs - Johnston the scorpion undated

Box 5, Folder 9

Death Valley National Monument - First rangers undated

Box 5, Folder 10

Deaths undated

Box 5, Folder 11

Description (World of Shorty) undated

Box 5, Folder 12

Eichbaum Toll Road undated

Box 5, Folder 13

Emigrants - Hocum undated

Box 5, Folder 14

The great American desert undated

Box 5, Folder 15

Harris, Shorty undated

Box 5, Folder 16

Harris, Shorty - Controversial undated

Box 5, Folder 17

Harris, Shorty - Language and profanity undated

Box 5, Folder 18

Manley - Bennett party undated

Box 5, Folder 19

Manley- Hocum undated

Box 5, Folder 20

Mengel, Carl undated

Box 5, Folder 21

Mining economics undated

Box 5, Folder 22

Miscellaneous undated

Box 5, Folder 23

Miscellaneous Quotes undated

Box 5, Folder 24

Natural History undated

Box 5, Folder 25

Natural History - Hocum undated

Box 5, Folder 26

Ode to the Burro Prospector undated

Box 5, Folder 27

Over-debunked undated

Box 5, Folder 28

Pictures undated

Box 5, Folder 29

Prospecting undated

Box 5, Folder 30

Prospector's Terminology undated

Box 5, Folder 31

Red Mountain - Randsburg undated

Box 5, Folder 32

References undated

Box 5, Folder 33

References - Bibliography undated

Box 5, Folder 34

References - at SJSU library undated

Box 5, Folder 35

References - To look up undated

Box 5, Folder 36

Sand undated

Box 5, Folder 37

Scams - Hi-grading undated

Box 5, Folder 38

Scott, Walter (Scotty) undated

Box 5, Folder 39

Skidoo undated

Box 5, Folder 40

Trails to water undated

Box 5, Folder 41

Walker, Charlie undated

Box 5, Folder 42

Why they came undated

Box 6, Folder 2

Ballarat undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Chronology undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Dangers of the land undated

Box 6, Folder 5

Dates undated

Box 6, Folder 6

Depression undated

Box 6, Folder 7

Descriptions undated

Box 6, Folder 8

Harris, Shorty undated

Box 6, Folder 9

Harrisburg undated

Box 6, Folder 10

Mining boom after Panamint undated

Box 6, Folder 11

Mining law undated

Box 6, Folder 12

Miscellaneous undated

Box 6, Folder 13

Owens Valley undated

Box 6, Folder 14

Prospectors undated

Box 6, Folder 15

Rawhide undated

Box 6, Folder 16

References - Dates and towns undated

Box 6, Folder 17

Terminology - Glossary, words and phrases undated

Box 6, Folder 18

Visit file undated

Box 6, Folder 19

Why they came undated

Box 7, Folder 3

All gone now undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Birds - ducks and geese undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Bodie undated

Box 7, Folder 6

Bullfrog - Rhyolite undated

Box 7, Folder 7

Burros (1 of 2) undated

Box 7, Folder 8

Burros (2 of 2) undated

Box 7, Folder 9

Burros - Equipment and supplies undated

Box 7, Folder 10

Camels undated

Box 7, Folder 11

Dangers - Dynamite undated

Box 7, Folder 12

Dangers - heat, water undated

Box 7, Folder 13

Eddy, Clarence undated

Box 7, Folder 14

Equipment and supplies undated

Box 7, Folder 15

Fairbanks, Dan undated

Box 7, Folder 16

Ferge, Charles (Seldom Seen Slim) undated

Box 7, Folder 17

Girls Camp undated

Box 7, Folder 18

Gold - how to find undated

Box 7, Folder 19

Goldfield undated

Box 7, Folder 20

History - Chronology undated

Box 7, Folder 21

History-Description undated

Box 7, Folder 22

LeMoigne, John undated

Box 7, Folder 23

Mills, Johnny undated

Box 7, Folder 24

Mills, Johnny - debunking undated

Box 7, Folder 25

Mining undated

Box 7, Folder 26

Mining in Death Valley undated

Box 7, Folder 27

Miscellaneous (1 of 4) undated

Box 7, Folder 28

Miscellaneous (2 of 4) undated

Box 7, Folder 29

Miscellaneous (3 of 4) undated

Box 7, Folder 30

Miscellaneous (4 of 4) undated

Box 7, Folder 31

Mojave Desert Preserve undated

Box 7, Folder 32

Native Americans undated

Box 7, Folder 33

Natural history undated

Box 7, Folder 34

Newspaper articles - handcopied undated

Box 7, Folder 35

Pictures undated

Box 7, Folder 36

Problems of new comers undated

Box 7, Folder 37

Profanity undated

Box 7, Folder 38

Prospecting undated

Box 7, Folder 39

Prospectors undated

Box 7, Folder 40

Prospectors - Introduction undated

Box 7, Folder 41

Prospectors-Nature of undated

Box 7, Folder 42

Purple glass undated

Box 7, Folder 43

Publishers undated

Box 7, Folder 44

Railroads undated

Box 7, Folder 45

Railroads - Greenwater undated

Box 7, Folder 46

Scott, Walter (Scotty) undated

Box 7, Folder 47

Smith trip undated

Box 7, Folder 48

Unnatural history undated

Box 7, Folder 49

The valley they loved undated

Box 7, Folder 50

Weather undated

Box 7, Folder 51

Wild life undated

Box 7, Folder 52

World undated

Box 7, Folder 53

World of Shorty undated

Box 8, Folder 2

Borax undate

Box 8, Folder 3

Burros (1 of 3) undate

Box 8, Folder 4

Burros (2 of 3) undate

Box 8, Folder 5

Burros (3 of 3) undate

Box 8, Folder 6

Cabins undate

Box 8, Folder 7

Fairbanks, R.J. (Dad) undate

Box 8, Folder 8

Gray, Fred undate

Box 8, Folder 9

Harris, Shorty undate

Box 8, Folder 10

Heat undate

Box 8, Folder 11

Lee, Cub undate

Box 8, Folder 12

Lost mines (1 of 3) undate

Box 8, Folder 13

Lost mines (2 of 3) undated

Box 8, Folder 14

Lost mines (3 of 3) undated

Box 8, Folder 15

Marcy plan undated

Box 8, Folder 16

Miscellaneous (1 of 4) undated

Box 8, Folder 17

Miscellaneous (2 of 4) undated

Box 8, Folder 18

Miscellaneous (3 of 4) undated

Box 8, Folder 19

Miscellaneous (4 of 4) undated

Box 8, Folder 20

New desert (the) undated

Box 8, Folder 21

O'Brian, Judge Joe (Interview) undated

Box 8, Folder 22

Spitting contest undated

Box 8, Folder 23

Walker, Charles undated

Box 8, Folder 24

Why they came undated

 

Manuscripts undated

Box 4, Folder 38

Dangers (heat) undated

Box 4, Folder 39

Manuscript-Dangers of the Land (Article or talk) undated

Box 4, Folder 40

Debunking undated

Box 4, Folder 41

Harris, Shorty undated

Box 4, Folder 42

Harris, Shorty (visit) undated

Box 4, Folder 43

Harris, Shorty - Shorty's world undated

Box 4, Folder 44

Mines, lost undated

Box 4, Folder 45

Mines, lost - Breyfogle undated

Box 4, Folder 46

Mines, lost - Gunsight Mine undated

Box 4, Folder 47

Mining camps/towns - Harrisburg undated

Box 4, Folder 48

Miscellaneous undated

Box 4, Folder 49

Old undated

Box 4, Folder 50

Prospectors and prospecting undated

Box 4, Folder 51

Revisions for Lead undated

Box 4, Folder 52

Skiddo undated

Box 5, Folder 43

Bodie undated

Box 5, Folder 44

BNB Notebook (Early manuscript and notes) circa 1930's

Box 5, Folder 46

Chapter 1- Discards and revisions (Hocum) undated

Box 5, Folder 45

Burros undated

Box 5, Folder 47

Death Valley and western deserts undated

Box 5, Folder 48

Harris, Shorty - Shorty's world undated

Box 5, Folder 49

Harris, Shorty - Travels undated

Box 5, Folder 51

Naming of the Valley - Hocum undated

Box 5, Folder 50

Hocum undated

Box 5, Folder 52

Owens Valley (Along the edge) undated

Box 6, Folder 20

Bullfrog undated

Box 5, Folder 53

Ryan, Dante's View undated

Box 6, Folder 21

Harris, Shorty, epitaph undated

Box 6, Folder 22

Harris, Shorty, in from Skidoo undated

Box 6, Folder 23

Manley undated

Box 6, Folder 24

Mining economics undated

Box 6, Folder 25

Revival undated

Box 6, Folder 26

Summary of gold camps undated

Box 7, Folder 54

Author Biography undated

Box 7, Folder 55

Borax undated

Box 7, Folder 56

Burros undated

Box 7, Folder 57

Burros - Outline and stories undated

Box 7, Folder 58

Epitaph for Shorty undated

Box 7, Folder 59

Harris, Shorty - Description undated

Box 7, Folder 60

My hero the burro undated

Box 7, Folder 61

Lone hiker undated

Box 7, Folder 62

Miscellaneous undated

Box 7, Folder 63

Preface/personal undated

Box 7, Folder 64

Prospecting - Following the float undated

Box 8, Folder 25

B&B undated

Box 8, Folder 26

Champion spitter undated

Box 8, Folder 27

Harris, Shorty undated

Box 8, Folder 28

Epitaph for Shorty undated

Box 8, Folder 29

Introduction - variations undated

Box 8, Folder 30

Lost Breyfogle and Gunsight mines undated

Box 8, Folder 31

Mining - Economics undated

Box 8, Folder 32

Miscellaneous undated

Box 8, Folder 33

My hero the burro undated

Box 8, Folder 34

Scott, Walter (Scotty) undated

Box 8, Folder 35

Wicht, Chris undated

Box 8, Folder 36

Why they came undated

Box 8, Folder 37

Why they came (Beans, burros and bonanzas) undated

 

Publications by others 1905 - 1977

Box 4, Folder 53

Glassock, C.B. Here's Death Valley. Grossett & Dunlap : New York. 1940.

Box 4, Folder 54

Unknown. (Greenwater). Undated

Box 5, Folder 54

Corle, Edwin. Death Valley and a creek called Furnace. 1941

Box 5, Folder 55

Edwards, E.D. The valley whose name is death. United States. 1940

Box 5, Folder 56

Gardner, E. S. The desert is yours. Wm Morrow & Co. 1963.

Box 5, Folder 57

Pyle, Ernie. "Thirst in the desert" in Home country. Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance. 1935 - 1940.

Box 5, Folder 58

Unknown. Gold in them hills. Undated.

Box 6, Folder 27

Belden, L. Burr. Death Valley heroine. 1954.

Box 6, Folder 28

Chalfant, W. A. The story of Inyo. 1922.

Box 6, Folder 29

Coolidge, Dane. Death Valley prospectors. 1937

Box 6, Folder 30

Federal Writer's Project. Death Valley: a guide. 1977.

Box 6, Folder 31

Publications by others - Indexes. Undated.

Box 6, Folder 32

Kirk, Ruth. Exploring Death Valley. Undated.

Box 6, Folder 33

Latschar, John A. A History of Mining in Death Valley National Monument. Historic Resource study, National Park Service. 1954. (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 34

Latschar, John A. A History of Mining in Death Valley National Monument. Historic Resource study, National Park Service. 1954. (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 35

Newspaper articles, various authors 1905 - 1933

Box 6, Folder 36

Pyle, Ernie. Various articles undated

Box 7, Folder 65

Pearl, Richard. Handbook for prospectors. 1973.

Box 7, Folder 66

Putnam, George Palmer. Death Valley and its country. 1946.

Box 7, Folder 67

Western Publications, Inc. Gold. Vol. 1 No. 1. 1969.

Box 8, Folder 38

Lee, Bourke. Death Valley men. MacMillan. 1932.

Box 8, Folder 39

Brookshier, Frank. The burro. University of Oklahoma Press, 1974.

Box 8, Folder 40

Houston, Eleanor J. Death Valley Scotty told me. 1954 (excerpt)

 

SERIES IV: Slides and Glass Plate Negatives undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains 88 glass plate negatives, 109 projector slides, and 20 sleeved negatives. The glass plate negatives are predominantly scenes of college life and classroom activities. Most appear to date from around the 1940's or 1950’s, although some show images from the Normal School or Teacher's College period. A number of glass plates contain illustrations that may have been used in SJSC promotional materials such as Impact! The dynamic effect of San Jose College on the community it serves (San Jose State College, c. 1961) and Pioneers for one hundred years, San Jose State College (San Jose State College, 1957). Both publications are available in the San José State University Archives Publications Collection.
The majority of the slides were commercially produced by Castle Films and show scenes ranging from 1920’s automobiles to WWII era military maneuvers. Most of the Castle Films slides are titled. Slides not labeled with the Castle Films logo appear to be photographs that may have been taken by Dr. Bentel. These images include desert scenes and a few that may have been intended as pin-up shots. The sleeved negatives also may have been taken by Dr. Bentel and generally show a woman in a garden or the interior of a room.

Arrangement

The glass plate negatives remain in original order. The Castle Films slides are in numerical order as assigned by Castle Films. Dr. Bentel's personal slides are arranged by subject.
Box 9, Folder 1 - 89

Glass Plate Negatives undated

Box 10

Slides and Negatives undated