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Williamson (Joseph F.) Papers
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Joseph F. Williamson Papers
    Creator: Williamson, Joseph F.
    Identifier/Call Number: D-443
    Physical Description: 8 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1951-1999
    Abstract: Manuscripts of Sunset Magazine editor Joseph F. Williamson's writings and speeches, research files, and correspondence. Also included are editions of the Sunset Western Garden Book.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.


    Williamson worked at Sunset for more than forty years and held the positions of garden editor from 1961 to 1982 and managing editor from 1982 to 1990. He edited the magazine's 1967 Western Garden Book.

    Scope and Contents

    Collections includes manuscripts of Williamson's writings and speeches, research files, and correspondence relating to his career at Sunset. Also included are editions of the Sunset Western Garden Book.


    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Liz Phillips encoded this finding aid with help from student assistant Aditi Sinha.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph F. Williamson Papers, D-443, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gardening -- West (U.S.)
    Williamson, Joseph F. -- Archives