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Dean McLeod Collection
1993.46, 1993.56, 2015.08, 2016.03, 2018.40, 2020.07  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dean McLeod Collection
    Dates: 1945-2000
    Collection Number: 1993.46, 1993.56, 2015.08, 2016.03, 2018.40, 2020.07
    Extent: 3 boxes
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: The Dean McLeod Collection includes files and material on various aspects of Bay Point’s history.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Dean McLeod Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Box 1 includes files on a 1993 Bay Point Miwok Symposium; Dean McLeod’s typewritten manuscripts on Bay Point history; copies of county records from the 1870s regarding a lawsuit over a proposal to build a road through Bay Point so Diablo Valley wheat farmers could get their wheat to the waterfront; reports and newspaper clippings on a 1986 proposal by the Navy to build a warehouse on the closed portion of the Concord Naval Weapons Station (the proposal failed due to local opposition); and newspaper clippings on the town’s name change from West Pittsburg to Bay Point in 1993. Box 2 contains loose materials including books and documents on San Francisco Bay ecology from the 1980s to the early 2000s, a March 1980 issue of California Geology magazine, a newspaper photograph and article on the Bay Point Volunteer Fire Department from 1945, color negatives of singer Pearl Bailey dated August 18, 1990, documents on the environmental issues and clean-up of the Concord Naval Weapons Station from 2002, and a biographical report on Alexander McNair, the first governor of Missouri (1820-1824). The negatives of Pearl Bailey are dated the day after she died; they may have been from a photograph run in a newspaper obituary of her. Box 3 contains research notes on Wm R Sharkey, Bertha & James Andrews, Samuel Bacon, Charles Murray & Edith Vlach, Thomas Finley, and Seranus Clinton Hastings.

    Indexing Terms

    Early Spanish,
    Samuel S Bacon, Alexander McNair, Pearl Bailey
    East Bay Regional Parks District, Bay Point Volunteer Fire Department,
    Bay Point, Concord Naval Weapons Station, West Pittsburg
    correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, journal

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