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Taber (Louise) Family Papers
BANC MSS 96/59 c  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Processing Information
  • Content Description
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Louise Taber family papers
    Creator: Taber, Louise, 1884-1946
    Creator: Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
    Creator: Taber, Charles Austin Mendell, 1824-1911
    Creator: Taber (Family : Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912)
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 96/59 c
    Physical Description: 9.25 linear feet (7 cartons, 4 oversize boxes)
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1859-1942
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Louise Taber family papers were gifted to The Bancroft Library by Ruth McLean Cuneo, via her daughter Doris Maslach, on July 24, 1995.

    Biographical / Historical

    Louise Taber was born in 1884 in Oakland to Isaiah West and Annie Taber. Beginning in 1915, Louise Taber worked for the Examiner and, later, the Chronicle, writing sketches of early San Francisco. In the mid-1920s, she began a series of radio programs, including "California Memories" and "Gold Rush Days. " She died in 1946.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lara Michels and Bancroft student processing assistant Malayna Chang in 2023.

    Content Description

    Principally materials relating to Louise Taber including transcripts of her radio broadcasts, correspondence and scrapbooks regarding opera, theater and her career in radio and as an author of San Francisco histories. Also contains diaries (1859, 1885) and other papers of her father, I.W. Taber, as well as of her uncle, C.A.M. Taber, a geologist.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. For additional information about the University of California, Berkeley Library's permissions policy please see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Taber, Louise, 1884-1946 -- Archives
    Families -- San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
    Opera--California--San Francisco
    Radio programs
    Radio scripts