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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dane Coolidge Papers
    Dates: 1900-1939
    Collection Number: Consult repository.
    Creator/Collector: Coolidge, Dane, 1873-1940.
    Extent: 494 Items
    Repository: Mills College
    Oakland, California 94613
    Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Dane Coolidge.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Dane Coolidge Papers. Mills College

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mary Roberts Coolidge

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Dane Coolidge (1873-1940), field collector of mammals and reptiles, prolific writer of westerns, and serious student of the Southwest, was the husband of Mary Roberts Coolidge, who retired from Mills as Professor of Sociology in 1926. In 1945 she gave half of his papers to The Bancroft Library of the University of California and half to Mills. The Coolidge Papers contain 372 business letters from 1911 to 1939 and the manuscripts of many of his books and short stories. Mrs. Coolidge also split the photographic collection in half. In 1973 when it was discovered that the photographs were beginning to deteriorate, all prints and negatives (a total of 3760) were transferred to The Bancroft Library, where they could be properly preserved.

    Indexing Terms

    Coolidge, Dane, 1873-1940.

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