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Pepper, (Dr. Robert D.) Ephemera Collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Dr. Robert D. Pepper Ephemera Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS-2019-09-11
    Physical Description: 1 flat file drawers
    Physical Description: 4 folders
    Date (inclusive): 1735-1869
    Abstract: This collection contains various ephemera collected by Dr. Robert D. Pepper spanning 1735-1869. Materials include: a reproduction of the Sixth Congress of the United States, two British indenture contracts on parchment, and a 1869 map of San Francisco's Bernal Heights.

    Content Description

    This collection consists of ephemera spanning 1735-1869 collected by Dr. Robert D. Pepper, SJSU Professor Emeritus of English and Humanities. Materials include: a (very delicate) 1869 painted fabric map of San Francisco's Bernal Heights titled "Map of a Portion of Bernal Rancho Including All of the Gift Maps, Precita Valley Lands, Etc." Compiled by John C. Colquhoun, C.E.; a large poster reproduction of the Sixth Congress of the United States' act establishing the Library of Congress; a 1735 British indenture contract on parchment; and a 1839 British indenture contract on parchment detailing an estate transfer from Thomas Tindal to George Henry Nevinson.


    Original order maintained.

    Biographical / Historical

    Dr. Robert D. Pepper earned his B.A. from Drew University in 1941, his M.A. from Montclair State Teacher's College in 1949, and earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1963. Dr. Pepper began teaching at San Jose State University as an assistant professor of English in 1963, and is now currently Professor Emeritus of English and Humanities at SJSU.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections & Archives 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 reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Dr. Robert D. Pepper Ephemera Collection, MSS-2019-09-11, San Jose State University Library, Special Collections & Archives

    Processing Information

    Processed by Jacob Rabinowitz, Fall 2019

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bernal Heights (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Maps
    Legal documents -- Indentures
    Congress of the United States, 1789-1989 -- Administrative acts -- Facsimiles
    Pepper, Robert D., Dr.
    San José State University. Library. Special Collections & Archives