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Les Sipes Collection
1986.29  
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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: Les Sipes Collection
    Dates: 1930s-1950s
    Collection Number: 1986.29
    Creator/Collector: Sipes, Les
    Extent: 4 boxes textual items, plus photo collection
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: Les Sipes was a reporter and photographer for the Oakland Tribune and covered the Contra Costa beat from the 1940s to the 1950s. He and former Contra Costa County Supervisor, Warren Boggess, flew the “Traffic” route daily. Included in the collection donated by Jacquie Laudregon Sipes are photographs, negatives, slides, and news clippings, totaling over 15,000 articles. The news clippings add to the Center’s collection in a time period that augments newspapers not already in the collection.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    Les Sipes Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs are housed in the Photograph collection [not accessible at this time] Two boxes of miscellaneous clippings arranged alphabetically by subject.

    Indexing Terms

    education, Acalanes High School
    auto deaths
    airport, Buchanan Field
    hospital, Centra Costa Costa Memorial
    mining, coal
    elections, county (1950)
    state park, Mt. Diablo
    adobe, Don Salvio Pacheco
    education, junior college
    equestrian, Lafayette Horse Show
    adobe, Fernando Pacheco
    election, sewer district
    oil, Tassajara oil well
    correspondence
    World War II
    Bowen, Barbara
    Boggess, Warren
    Engle, Ray F
    Engle, Robert "Bobbie"
    Shook, Dr. Francis M.
    Rasmussen, Ed C.
    Takahashi, William
    Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
    East Bay Municipal Utility District
    San Ramon Valley-Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
    Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
    Walnut Creek Lion's Club
    Canyon
    Alamo
    Clayton
    Concord
    Crockett
    Danville
    Diablo
    Lafayette
    Martinez
    Moraga
    Oakley
    Orinda
    Pittsburg
    Pleasant Hill
    San Ramon
    Walnut Creek
    Ygnacio Valley
    newspaper clippings
    photographer

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