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Beilby, Timothy M. Collection
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  • Contributing Institution: Sacramento Public Library
    email: sacroom@saclibrary.org
    phone: (916) 264-2795
    Title: Guide to the Timothy M. Beilby Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MC 119
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet 2 archival boxes and 2 archival folders.
    Date (inclusive): 1906 to 2006
    Abstract: Collection is composed of items – photographs, ephemera, official documents, and several artifacts – that reflect the Cahalan family experience in twentieth-century Sacramento, California, from 1906 to 2006.
    Language of Material: English .

    Biographical / Historical

    The creator of the collection, Timothy M. Beilby, was born in Sacramento, California, on October 1, 1946, to Yvonne (nee Cahalan) and Loren Beilby. He grew up in north Sacramento County, attending public schools and eventually graduating from Encina High School in 1965. Beilby and his wife, Linda, live in Oregon.
    Led by George Washington Cahalan and wife Annie (nee Gibson), the Cahalan family came to Sacramento from San Francisco in 1906. With son Arthur and daughter Violet, they settled in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Sacramento at 4901 T Street. Arthur quickly developed an interest in automobiles and started work as an electrician at Graham and Lamus at 711 M Street. Violet was an aspiring actress and vocalist. Once fully established within the Sacramento automobile industry, Arthur married Frances Violet Tariel in April 1913. The marriage resulted in three children: Raymond, Doris, and Yvonne. Frances passed away in 1929 and Arthur in 1973. A majority of this collection is made up of the life experiences of father Arthur and daughter Yvonne who passed away in 1982.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Timothy M. Beilby Collection, MC 119, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California

    Scope and Contents

    The collection is comprised of four series: I, Family History; II, Photographs; III, Ephemera and Documents; and IV, Artifacts. Series I is a binder of family information that was assembled by the creator and kept in original order. Photocopies are common, but the series also includes several original items. Original photographs and epehemra, part of series II and III, are kept in two separate archival folders. As part of series IV, artifacts are kept in a single archival box and wrapped in polyester buffering.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Sacramento Public Library must be submitted in writing to sacroom@saclibrary.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library 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 patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.