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Dipsea Race collection
MS.2018.023  
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Description
The Dipsea Race Collection contains photographs of the Dipsea Race, mainly in the form of negatives taken by photographer Raymond Coyne during the years 1918 through 1922. There are also photographs through the 1970s by other photographers, ephemera items, newspaper clippings, and planning notes for a celebration of the 100th Dipsea race, run in 2010.
Background
First run in 1905, the Dipsea is the oldest trail race in America, conducted on a 7.4-mile course from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. It has taken place annually since then, with the exceptions of 1932-1933 and 1942-1945. A separate “Women’s Dipsea Hike” was run from 1918 through 1922. Raymond Coyne (1896-1978) of Oakland took most of the older photographs in the collection. An amateur photographer, he documented the Dipsea Race and Women’s Hike during the years 1918 through 1922, as well as his hiking and camping trips in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Extent
2.3 linear feet(2 document boxes)
Restrictions
Availability
Collection is open for research. Original materials may be viewed with permission from staff. Digital copies of materials may be available. Materials in this collection do not circulate.