Guide to the Vernon Aubrey Neasham papers

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Guide to the Vernon Aubrey Neasham papers

MS0004

Center for Sacramento History

Sacramento, California, 95814
Processed by:
Brandon Metcalf
Date Completed:
2004
Encoded by:
Larry Bishop

Descriptive Summary

Title: Vernon Aubrey Neasham papers
Dates: 1794-1982 inclusive
Bulk Dates: 1945-1964
Collection Number: MS0004
Creator: Neasham, Vernon Aubrey, 1908-1982
Collection Size: 37 linear feet (74 boxes)
Repository: Center for Sacramento History
Sacramento, California 95814
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical location: SP 28:H:01-11, 35:I:4, 31:B:02, 31: A:03, 52: Cabinet, 4:I:01, 54:B:1 (MB4:1), 55:B:1 (MC2:20), 55:B:1 (MC2:19)

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Aubrey Neasham papers, MS0004, Center for Sacramento History.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Irene Simpson Neasham, 1982 (Accession #1982/78).

Processing Information

Processed by Brandon Metcalf, 2003-2004. Finding aid prepared by Brandon Metcalf, 2004. Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Larry Bishop, 2005.

Biography / Administrative History

Vernon Aubrey Neasham made a career as an experienced historian, writer, educator, and a champion of the historic preservation cause. He researched and promoted numerous historic sites spanning across the western United States throughout his life leaving an indelible mark upon such prominent sites as Old Sacramento, Columbia, Monterey, and Coloma.
Vernon Aubrey Neasham was born August 28, 1908 in Reno, Nevada. His family moved frequently prior to settling in Berkeley, California in 1923. After graduating from Berkeley High School, Aubrey enrolled at UC Berkeley in 1926. He married Ruth Esther Jackson in 1928 before receiving his bachelor's degree in political science in 1930. Deciding to continue his education, Neasham began graduate courses at Berkeley and obtained both his M.A. (1932) and Ph.D. (1936) in history.
Neasham was appointed supervisor of a Works Progress Administration research project on California's historical landmarks by the California State Division of Parks in 1936. During this time he edited 100 monographs known as the California Historical Landmark Series. In 1938, he accepted a job as Regional Historian for the National Park Service in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His projects included tracing the Coronado Trail as part of its 400th anniversary, and the San Jose Mission in Texas.
Neasham transferred to San Francisco in 1942, where he continued work as a Regional Historian for the National Park Service. Between 1944 and 1946 he served in the U.S. Navy and traveled to Europe, Africa, and South America. Following his stint in with the Navy, he assumed his duties in San Francisco and researched Monterey and the gold discovery site at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. He participated in a survey of Hawaii, and Alaska. Additionally, he performed a historical study on the mining town of Columbia as an independent consultant for the California State Parks Commission (1947-48), and planned exhibits for the California Centennial Historical Caravan.
In 1953, Neasham was appointed State Historian for the California State Park System's Division of Beaches & Parks. His projects included research on Old Sacramento, the Pueblo de Los Angeles, Hearst Castle, Bodie, Coloma, Donner Memorial State Park, Fort Ross, Sonoma Mission, and Sutter's Fort.
Neasham opted to leave State Beaches & Parks in 1960 and founded Western Heritage, Inc., a historic consulting firm. It was at this time that Neasham became heavily involved in the historic preservation of Old Sacramento, and continued research to find the site of Drake's Landing which he believed to be at Bolinas Bay. He also worked on the John Marsh Home in Contra Costa County, the Wells Fargo History Room, the Jerome Museum in Arizona, and produced a filmstrip on California history for use in schools.
In 1964, Neasham began the Park Management program at Sacramento State College. This soon evolved into the department of Environmental Resources and Neasham was appointed full professor. Along with his responsibilities for Western Heritage and Sacramento State College, Neasham became a consultant for the Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission and established Sacramento's first city and county museum.
Neasham's wife Ruth passed away in 1969, and a short time later he married Irene Simpson, a noted historian at the Wells Fargo History Room in San Francisco. The two vigorously promoted historic preservation and as a result, the California Historical Society established the Neasham Annual Award for Historic Preservation in 1973. That same year Neasham retired from Sacramento State College and spent his later years on numerous excavations, attempting to find evidence for Drake landing at Bolinas Bay. He died at home in Hillsborough, California on March 11, 1982 at the age of 73.
Books authored by Neasham:
  • The City of the Plain; Sacramento in the Nineteenth Century. Co-authored with James E. Henley. Sacramento, Calif.: Sacramento Pioneer Foundation, 1969.
  • Wild legacy: California Hunting and Fishing Tales; a combination of the best stories by California authors covering more than one hundred and fifty years from the Spanish and Mexican days to the present. Berkeley, Calif.: Howell-North Books, 1973.
  • Drake's California Landing; the Evidence for Bolinas Lagoon. Co-authored with William E. Pritchard. Sacramento, Calif.: Western Heritage, 1974.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Aubrey Neasham Collection is organized chronologically, and divided into eleven different series which reflect on his research and professional career. The first series consists of files created while Neasham was a student at UC Berkeley, including drafts of his thesis and dissertation. The second series contains reports and correspondence from Neasham's tenure as editor of the California Historic Landmark Series. The next two series deal with his employment for the National Park Service, first in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then in San Francisco, California. Included in these series are correspondence, guidebooks, reports, and research related material. Series five is a small amount of material devoted to Neasham's service in the United States Navy during World War II. The sixth series documents Neasham's stint as state historian for California State Beaches & Parks. Series seven contains research on a variety of topics executed by students in Neasham's Environmental Resources classes at Sacramento State College, as well as material dealing with Neasham's book Wild Legacy. The eighth series is the largest, and it consists of business files and research associated with his historic consulting firm, Western Heritage, Inc. Included in this series are extensive research and a number of reports pertaining to Old Sacramento's redevelopment and establishment as a state historic area. The ninth series contains material related to Neasham's research on Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Commission, and the Drake Debate (1974) in which Neasham was a participant. Series ten is clippings collected by or about Irene Simpson Neasham, former director of the Wells Fargo History Room and Neasham's second wife. The final series is made up of A-Z Subject Files that document a wide range of associations and sites in which Neasham had dealings with. The original order of these subject files has been maintained.

Indexing Terms

Neasham, Vernon Aubrey, 1908-1982
Drake, Francis, 1540?-1596--Travel--California
California. Office of Historic Preservation
United States. National Park Service. Western Regional Office
California historical archaeology
Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596--Plate of brass
California--Antiquities
Historic preservation--California
Old Sacramento Historic District (Sacramento, Calif.)


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Berkeley 1920s-1936

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 1, Folder 37

Gerald A. Neasham Documents (Aubrey's younger brother), 1928-1935

Box 1, Folder 38

Photograph of basketball team (North Coast Champs, 1927).

Box 1, Folder 39

Photograph of Unidentified Woman.

Box 1, Folder 40

Photograph of Aubrey Neasham, ca. 1920s.

Box 1, Folder 41

Memos, Syllabi, Grad School forms.

Box 1, Folder 42

Photograph of group of men in front of building, ca. 1920s-1930s.

Box 1, Folder 43

Photograph of Gerald Neasham.

Box 1, Folder 44

Neasham's Master's Thesis: "Juan Bautista Alberdi: Argentine Thinker of the Nineteenth Century," 1932.

Box 1, Folder 45

Master's Thesis Drafts and Notes, ca. 1932.

Box 1, Folder 46

Neasham's Doctoral Dissertation: "Emigration to the Spanish Indies, 1492-1592," 1936.

 

Series 2. State Division of Parks 1936-1938

Physical Description: 16 folders
 

California Historical Landmark Series, 1937-38.

Box 1, Folder 47

Neasham's Personal Files and Correspondence.

Box 1, Folder 48

Reports: Monterey, Chief Solano, Bear Flag Monument, Misí­on La Purí­sima Concepcion.

Box 2, Folder 49

Inventory Lists of the Reports.

Box 2, Folder 50

Map of Registered Historic Monuments and Landmarks of California, 1940.

Box 2, Folder 51

Sutter's Fort (1936) and Mision San Francisco de Asis (1937).

Box 2, Folder 52

Registered Landmarks #1-45 (not inclusive).

Box 2, Folder 53

Registered Landmarks #53-82 (not inclusive).

Box 2, Folder 54

Registered Landmarks #83-106 (not inclusive).

Box 2, Folder 55

Registered Landmarks #107-135 (not inclusive).

Box 3, Folder 56

Registered Landmarks #136-157 (not inclusive).

Box 3, Folder 57

Registered Landmarks #158-216 (not inclusive).

Box 3, Folder 58

Registered Landmarks #220-340 (not inclusive).

Box 3, Folder 59

Correspondence File, 1936-38 (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 60

Correspondence File, 1936-38 (2 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 61

Published Articles Authored by Neasham, 1937-38.

 

Historic Monterey Research Series, 1938.

Box 4, Folder 62

Reports and Maps.

Box 4, Folder 63

Photograph of Original Bear Flag raised in 1846.

Box 4, Folder 64

Photograph of California's First Theatre, built in Monterey (1847).

Box 4, Folder 65

Photograph of California's First Theatre.

Box 4, Folder 66

Photograph of marker for First Theatre in California.

Box 4, Folder 67

Photograph of Old Whaling Station established in 1855, Monterey.

 

Reports.

Box 4, Folder 68

"Restoration of Historic Buildings and Landmarks of California"; "The Historical Background of Point Lobos Reserve: A Preliminary Report."

 

Series 3. National Park Service (Santa Fe) 1938-42.

Physical Description: 65 folders
 

Administrative Papers, Region III

Box 4, Folder 69

Reports of the Regional Historian, December 1938-May 1941

Box 4, Folder 70

Reports of the Historical Division, Monthly Reports, 1938-41

Box 4, Folder 71

Region III Inspector's Conference, 1940

Box 4, Folder 72

Outlines of Discussion for Personnel Instruction Meeting, Oct 27, 1941- Nov 8, 1941

Box 4, Folder 73

Headquarters Staff Conferences Minutes, April 1941-June 1942

Box 5, Folder 74

Memos, 1937-38

Box 5, Folder 75

Memos, January-July 1939

Box 5, Folder 76

Memos, Aug-Dec 1939

Box 5, Folder 77

Memos, Jan-Apr 1940

Box 5, Folder 78

Memos, May-Dec 1940

Box 5, Folder 79

Memos, 1941

Box 5, Folder 80

Memos, 1942

 

Correspondence

Box 6, Folder 81

Official Correspondence, 1938

Box 6, Folder 82

Official Correspondence, 1939

Box 6, Folder 83

Official Correspondence, 1940

Box 6, Folder 84

Official Correspondence, 1941

Box 6, Folder 85

Official Correspondence, 1942

Box 6, Folder 86

Personal Correspondence, 1938-39

Box 6, Folder 87

Personal Correspondence, 1940

Box 6, Folder 88

Personal Correspondence, 1941-42

 

NPS Guidebooks

Box 7, Folder 89

Master Plans for the NPS, 1941

Box 7, Folder 90

NPS Uniform Regulations, 1940

Box 7, Folder 91

General Correspondence Procedures, 1939-40

Box 7, Folder 92

Region III and WPA Job Application Records, 1938-39

 

Interpretive Statements Files

Box 7, Folder 93

Tumacacori; Grand Canyon; Coronado Monument; Colorado River Basin

Box 7, Folder 94

Fifty-one Selected Site Statements to be improved

Box 7, Folder 95

Southwestern Monuments Report, Nov 1940; Specifications for Measuring and Recording Historic Buildings

Box 7, Folder 96

Goliad State Park; Maritime National Historic Site

 

Coronado Trail 400th Anniversary

Box 7, Folder 97

Series of Monthly Articles released by NPS (1940), paper by Neasham, booklet, map

Box 8, Folder 98

Manuscript by Neasham: "Coronado's Trail"; National Park Service releases on Significance of Cuarto-Centennial, July-Aug 1940

Box 8, Folder 99

Notes, Memos, Maps, Essays

Box 8, Folder 100

Photograph of Neasham with the Governor of New Mexico and Ward Yeager prior to the tracing of the Coronado Trail, January 1940

Box 8, Folder 101

Photograph of Neasham with colleagues prior to the tracing of the Coronado Trail, 1940

Box 8, Folder 102

Photograph of Neasham and group at site of Coronado International Memorial, Arizona (1940)

Box 8, Folder 103

Photograph of Neasham and group at site of Coronado International Memorial, Arizona (1940)

Box 8, Folder 104

Photograph of Neasham with group in front of unidentified building

Box 8, Folder 105

Photograph of two men, "Tom" and "E. Collins" descending Slick Rock, Arizona

Box 8, Folder 106

Photograph of Neasham atop a horse near Navajo Creek, Arizona, (1939)

Box 8, Folder 107

Photograph taken on the way to Crossing of the Fathers near Navajo Creek, Arizona (1939)

Box 8, Folder 108

Photograph of group ascending Slick Rock (1939)

Box 8, Folder 109-112

Photographs taken at old ruins along the Coronado Trail

Box 8, Folder 113

Field Notes from Coronado Trail and Kings Mountain National Military Park, 1940-43

Box 8, Folder 114

Articles: "Tracing the Coronado Trail on the West Coast of Mexico," "Coronado's Trail," "The Southwest" (1941)

Box 8, Folder 115

Notes from Mexico, 1940

 

San Jose Mission (San Antonio, Texas)

Box 8, Folder 116

Clippings and Publications, 1941

Box 8, Folder 117

Photograph of La Purí­sima Concepcion Mission

Box 8, Folder 118

Photograph of wall around Mission San Jose De Aguayo

Box 8, Folder 119

Photograph of Grinding Room in Old Mill of Mission San Jose De Aguayo

Box 8, Folder 120

Rough Drafts of Pamphlet

Box 9, Folder 121

Agreements and Minutes

Box 9, Folder 122

Correspondence and Memos, 1940-42

 

Publications

Box 9, Folder 123

Region III Quarterly, 1940-41 (not inclusive) The Regional Review, Dec 1939

Box 9, Folder 124

The Council Ring, 1939-1941 (not inclusive) The State and Local History News, 1941-42 (not inclusive)

Box 9, Folder 125

Park Service Bulletin, 1938-41 (not inclusive)

Box 9, Folder 126

Published Material about New Mexico and national monuments

Box 9, Folder 127

The Pacific Historical Review Volume 8, nos. 1 and 3 (1939)

Box 10, Folder 128

The Pacific Historical Review Volume 8, no. 4 (1939) and Volume 9, no. 1 (1940)

Box 10, Folder 129

The Pacific Historical Review Volume 9, nos. 2-3 (1940)

Box 10, Folder 130

The Pacific Historical Review Volume 9, no. 4 (1940) and Volume 10, no2 (1941)

Box 10, Folder 131

The Pacific Historical Review Volume 10, nos. 3-4 (1941)

 

Scrapbook

Box 10, Folder 132

Neasham scrapbook containing numerous clippings primarily concerning Coronado Trail

Box 10, Folder 133

Photograph of Neasham at his desk (ca. 1940s)

 

Reports/Articles

Box 11, Folder 134

Montana State Highway Commission: Historical Markers, 1936

Box 11, Folder 135

Southwestern Monuments Monthly Report, Dec 1936-Jul 1937

Box 11, Folder 136

Historic Sites Survey Memos, 1937-39

Box 11, Folder 137

Historic Sites Survey for Region III, 1939

Box 11, Folder 138-162

Photographs from Historic Sites Survey for Region III, 1939

Box 11, Folder 163

Historic Sites of the American Revolution

Box 11, Folder 164

Historic Sites of America, Inc., 1941

Box 11, Folder 165

WPA Historic Records Survey List (Aug 1941), and Bibliography of Research Projects Reports (1940)

Box 11, Folder 166

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 12, Folder 167

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 12, Folder 168

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 12, Folder 169

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 12, Folder 170

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 12, Folder 171

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 12, Folder 172

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 173

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 174

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 175

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 176-185

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 186-192

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 193-198

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 199

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 200-217

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

Box 13, Folder 218-274

Articles on Spanish-American Citizens and the Southwest, 1939-1940

 

Series 4. National Park Service (San Francisco) 1942-53

Physical Description: 86 folders
 

Administrative Papers

Box 13, Folder 275

Administration, Advisory Boards, and Attending Meetings

Box 13, Folder 276

Appropriations and Budget Estimates, 1947-51

Box 13, Folder 277

Appropriations and Budget Estimates, 1952-54

Box 14, Folder 278

Archeological Investigations, Reports and Contracts

Box 14, Folder 279

Conferences, 1946-52 -National Conference on State Parks(1952); Pacific Northwest History Conference(1952); Historical Committee of the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum(1951); Regional Directors(1950); NPS Annual Conference(1948); Region Four Park Naturalists(1948); Izaak Walton League of America(1947); National Council on Historic Sites and Buildings(1947); NPS Annual Conference(1946)

Box 14, Folder 280

Development and Construction Programs, 1952-54

Box 14, Folder 281

Director's Staff Meetings, 1949-50

Box 14, Folder 282

Director's Staff Meetings, 1951-52

Box 14, Folder 283

Directory: National Park Service, 1950-52

Box 14, Folder 284

Directory: Neasham's Mailing List

Box 14, Folder 285

Field Office Memorandum, 1947-52

Box 15, Folder 286

Guidebooks: NPS War Work, 1941-44

Box 15, Folder 287

Guidebooks: Administrative Manual, Vol. 1

Box 15, Folder 288

Historic Sites: Arizona: Coronado International Memorial; California: Columbia, Santa Barbara, Sutter's Sawmill; Washington: Fort Vancouver, Spokane House

Box 15, Folder 289

Photograph of Commemorative Plaque honoring pioneer W.L. Smith

Box 15, Folder 290

Photograph of walls of Fort Ross

Box 15, Folder 291

"Institute on Progress in Conservation"

Box 15, Folder 292

Interpretive Program Memorandum, 1946-52

Box 15, Folder 293

Organizational Charts, 1949-50

Box 15, Folder 294

Policy Memorandum (1 of 2): airports, Carbon 14 use, civil service retirement, concessioners, Director Wirth, disposal of records, delegation of authority, lands, laws, motion pictures, new employees, permits, photograph album, position descriptions, private employment

Box 15, Folder 295

Policy Memorandum (2 of 2): Promotions, Public relations, publications, radio and television, recreation, restoration policy-historical, standardization of plant names, temporary rangers, uniforms

Box 16, Folder 296

Research Notes and Reports: Biological Research; Calendar of Events, 1952; Management Improvement Programs(1952-53); Personnel Instruction Course(1950-52); Recreation; Region Four Committees(1950-52); Region Three Interpretive Notes; Reservoir Areas-History; Save the Redwoods League; Smithsonian Archeological Projects; Souvenirs; Special Articles; Superior Accomplishment Awards

Box 16, Folder 297

Staff Meeting Reports, 1948-49

Box 16, Folder 298

Staff Meeting Reports, 1950-52

Box 16, Folder 299

Summary of Park Visitors, 1952

Box 16, Folder 300

Travel Requests and Vouchers, 1946-1953

Box 16, Folder 301

Wildlife Memorandum, 1946-51

 

Alaska Survey

Box 16, Folder 302

Alaska Correspondence, 1950-1952 (Primarily letters from wife, Ruth)

Box 16, Folder 303

Photograph of Melville family (Christmas, 1952)

Box 16, Folder 304

Alaska Ephemera (Hotel receipts, plane tickets, schedules, etc.)

Box 16, Folder 305

Certificate recognizing Neasham's crossing of the Arctic Circle, 1951

Box 17, Folder 306

Letters to Regional Director, Reports, Memos (1951)

Box 17, Folder 307

"Alaska Recreation Resources Survey-Misc."

Box 17, Folder 308

Photograph of map of Alaska

Box 17, Folders 309-311

Photographs of port in Alaska

 

California Conservation Council Education

Box 17, Folder 312

Correspondence, 1942-1950

Box 17, Folder 313

Correspondence, 1951-52

 

California State Parks Commission, 1947-48 - Columbia Historic Study Reports

Box 17, Folder 314

Historical document copies (land claims, mining laws, deeds)

Box 17, Folder 315

West of Main Street, Part I & II

Box 18, Folder 316

West of Main Street

Box 18, Folders 317-368

Photographs from West of Main Street report

Box 18, Folder 369

East of Main Street

Box 18, Folders 370-418

Photographs from East of Main Street report

Box 18, Folder 419

Historical Summary and Recommendations

Box 18, Folders 420-427

Photographs from Historical Summary and Recommendations

Box 18, Folder 428

South of Washington Street/Historical Summary and Recommendations

Box 18, Folders 429-434

Photographs from South of Washington Street report

Box 18, Folders 435-436

Research Notes on Columbia, ca. 1947-48

Box 19, Folder 437

Research Notes on Columbia, ca. 1947-48

Box 19, Folder 438

Correspondence (1948) and Fieldbook (1947-48)

Box 19, Folder 439

Maps of Columbia

Box 19, Folders 440-701

Photographs of Columbia

 

California Centennial Commission, 1948

Box 19, Folder 702

California Centennials, May 1948-June 1950 (not inclusive)

Box 19, Folder 703

California State Chamber of Commerce file

Box 19, Folder 704

Correspondence, 1947-48

Box 19, Folder 705

County Centennial Celebration Material from throughout California

Box 19, Folder 706

Historic Caravan Exhibits, Itinerary, and Commemorative Stamps

Box 19, Folder 707

California Centennials Caravan Exhibit Plan

Box 19, Folder 708

Set of California Centennial Commemorative Stamps

Box 19, Folders 709-775

Photographs from Historic Caravan

Box 19, Folder 776

Historic Caravan Reports and Research

 

Columbia Oversized Material

Box 19, Folder 777

Photograph copy of sketch of Columbia

Box 19, Folder 778

Copy of map of Columbia by Tuolumne County Surveyor, 1871

Box 19, Folder 779

Sketch of Columbia and Historic buildings

Box 19, Folder 780

Historic Base Map of Columbia

Box 19, Folder 781

Sketch of Foundation Plan of Old Fallon Hotel

Box 19, Folder 782

Photograph of unidentified building

Box 19, Folder 783

Sketch of Old Fallon Hotel foundation

Box 19, Folder 784

Sketch of First Floor Plan of Old Fallon Hotel

Box 19, Folder 785

Sketch of First Floor Plan Section B of Old Fallon Hotel

Box 19, Folder 786

Sketch of Second Floor Plan Section B of Old Fallon Hotel

 

Commonwealth Club of California

Box 20, Folder 787

Programs, 1952

Box 20, Folder 788

Issues of The Commonwealth, April 1949-November 1952

 

Correspondence

Box 20, Folders 789-792

Office Correspondence, Chronological Files, 1946-1950

Box 20, Folders 793-796

Correspondence, 1946-1953

Box 21, Folder 797

"Personal Correspondence, Dr. Neasham"

Box 21, Folder 798-809

Personal Correspondence and photographs, 1945-49

 

Kings Mountain National Military Park Assignment

Box 21, Folder 810

Official Correspondence, 1942Personal Correspondence, 1942-44

Box 21, Folder 811

Personal Correspondence, 1942-44

 

Monterey Research (1946)

Box 21, Folder 812

Correspondence, Clippings, and Drafts

Box 21, Folder 813

Oversized Map of Proposed Historical Areas in Monterey

Box 21, Folder 814

Monterey Peninsula Herald Centennial Edition, July 3, 1946

Box 21, Folder 815

San Francisco Chronicle Centennial Souvenir Edition, October 18, 1948

Box 21, Folder 816

Rough Drafts on Raising of the Flag and Historic Preservation of Monterey, 1946

Box 21, Folder 817

Neasham trip to Monterey, 1946

 

Publications

Box 21, Folder 818

Articles by Neasham, 1946-47

Box 22, Folders 819-822

Booklets and Pamphlets, 1945-52

Box 22, Folder 823

Inside Interior March 1946-December 1947 (not inclusive)

Box 22, Folder 824

Midcountry: Writings from the Heart of America (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1945) containing article by Neasham titled Coursing the Coyote on pages 464-467

 

Reports

Box 23, Folde 825

The Advance of the Frontier Series

Box 23, Folder 826

History of National Parks

Box 23, Folder 827

Fort Okanogan, Washington (1954)

Box 23, Folder 828

Fort Spokane, Washington (1954)

Box 23, Folder 829

Fort Vancouver Excavations (1955)

Box 23, Folder 830

Hawaii, Place of Refuge (1949)

Box 23, Folder 831

Historic Sites Survey Report: Hawaii (1949)

Box 23, Folder 832

Annual Report Regional Director, 1950

Box 24, Folder 833

Historical Associations and Societies

Box 24, Folder 834

National Parks and Monuments

Box 24, Folder 835

Neasham's appointment as judge for Hearst Newspapers History Contest, 1951

 

Sutter's Sawmill (Coloma)

Box 24, Folder 836

Correspondence, 1946-47

Box 24, Folder 837

Manuscript Drafts

Box 24, Folder 838

Photograph of sketch of Sutter's Mill

Box 24, Folder 839

Research Notes, 1947 (1 of 2)

Box 25, Folder 840

Research Notes, 1947 (2 of 2)

 

Series 5. United States Navy 1944-45

Physical Description: 9 folders
Box 25, Folder 841

"American Sailor" manuscripts, 1944-45

Box 25, Folder 842

Discharge Papers and Memos

Box 25, Folder 843

Documents from the S.S. Fitch

Box 25, Folders 844-845

Memos and Correspondence, 1944-45

Box 25, Folder 846

Naval Press News, Reports and Ephemera

Box 25, Folder 847

Copies of The Stars and Stripes (1944)

Box 25, Folder 848

Notebooks and Memos

Box 26, Folder 849

Pre-Commission Papers and Private Correspondence, 1943-44

Box 26, Folder 850

"The Unites States Navy Medical Department at War, 1941-45"(manuscript)

 

Series 6. State Beaches & Parks 1953-60

Physical Description: 94 folders
 

Administrative Papers

Box 26, Folder 851

Administrative Manual Volume 3

Box 26, Folder 852

Administrative Manual Volumes 8, 12, 15, 19, 20, and 25

Box 26, Folder 853

Angel Island Acquisition

Box 26, Folder 854

Application for Chief Deputy of Beaches and Parks, 1958-59

Box 26, Folder 855

Appropriations, Budgets, Directories, and Surveys(memos, statements on policy, Neasham job description, list of state historical societies, Management Survey)

Box 27, Folder 856

Association of Historic Sites Administrators, 1956 & 1958

Box 27, Folder 857

California Historical Society Vouchers, 1957

Box 27, Folder 858

Directories of California Historical Societies

Box 27, Folder 859

Five Year Master Plan, 1956; Conservation Program, 1953

Box 27, Folder 860

"Interpretation in State Historic Parks and Monuments" 1959

Box 27, Folder 861

Office Memos, 1953-60

 

Correspondence

Box 27, Folders 862-865

Daily Correspondence, January 1953-June 1955

Box 28, Folders 866-870

Daily Correspondence, July 1954-March 1956

Box 29, Folders 871-877

Daily Correspondence, April 1956-December 1957

Box 30, Folders 878-885

Daily Correspondence, January 1958-March 1960

Box 31, Folders 886-887

Daily Correspondence, April-August 1960

Box 31, Folder 888

Neasham's "Personal File," 1953-58

Box 31, Folders 889-893

Rough Drafts of Outgoing Correspondence, 1953-March 1958

Box 32, Folders 894-897

Rough Drafts of Outgoing Correspondence, April 1958-March 1959

Box 33, Folders 898-902

Rough Drafts of Outgoing Correspondence, April 1959-April 1960

Box 34, Folders 903-904

Rough Drafts of Outgoing Correspondence, May-August 1960

Box 34, Folder 905

Speaking Engagements, 1956-60

 

Publications

Box 34, Folder 906

Bulletins and Reviews, 1941-59

Box 34, Folder 907

California's Gold Discovery (1947), and related material

Box 34, Folder 908

California History and Sites material, 1948-54

Box 35, Folder 909

California History and Sites material, 1955-60

Box 35, Folder 910

California History Plan, Volumes 1 and 2

Box 35, Folder 911

Historic Sites and Historic Preservation material

Box 35, Folder 912

The Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 1958-59 (not inclusive)

Box 35, Folder 913

Native Americans and the Southwest material, 1938-62

Box 35, Folder 914

News & Views, October 1947-June 1950 (not inclusive)

Box 36, Folder 915

News & Views, December 1952-August 1962 (not inclusive)

Box 36, Folder 916

Sunset Magazine, September 1955-November 1956 (not inclusive)

 

Reports

Box 36, Folder 917

Arctic Research Laboratory in Point Barrow, Alaska (1953) Katmai National Monument, Alaska (1954)

Box 36, Folder 918

Atomic Park (Sonoma County) by David A. Fredrickson

Box 36, Folder 919

Cooke Indian Site; Bolo de Oro State Historic Monument; Monterey

Box 36, Folders 920-923

Photographs from Cooke Indian Site Report

Box 36, Folder 924

Fort Bidwell, Diary of William H. Hampton, Bidwell Mansion, Sutter's Fort (1954-59)

Box 37, Folder 925

Fort Humboldt; Santa Barbara Presidio; Mother Lode

Box 37, Folder 926

George Tays manuscript on Old San Diego, 1957

Box 37, Folder 927

Hearst-San Simeon State Historical Monument, 1958

Box 37, Folder 928

Historical and Archaeological Study of Sonoma Mission, 1954

Box 37, Folder 929

Historical Landmarks of California, List and Supplements 1 & 2

Box 37, Folder 930

Historical Landmark Reports, Reports #2 through #26

Box 37, Folder 931

Historical Landmark Reports, Reports #27 through #59

Box 38, Folders 932-933

History of the Diamond Match Company by W.H. Hutchinson

Box 38, Folder 934

National Survey of Historic Sites and "The Mining Frontier," 1959

Box 38, Folder 935

Neasham Plan for Future Growth and Organization of State park System, 1958

Box 38, Folder 936

Overland Emigrant Trail

Box 38, Folders 937-960

Photographs from Overland Emigrant Trail report

Box 38, Folder 961

Rensch Report on Columbia Historic Park, 1936

Box 39, Folder 962

San Juan Bautista Plaza State Monument; William B. Ide Adobe

Box 39, Folders 963-986

Photographs from San Juan Bautista Plaza State Monument report

Box 39, Folders 987-994

Photographs from William B. Ide Adobe report

Box 39, Folder 995

Santa Barbara Presidio by Glenn W. Price, 1959

Box 39, Folders 996-1022

Photographs from Santa Barabara Presidio report

Box 39, Folder 1023

State Historic Landmarks Listings: "Spanish," "Indian," "Russian," "English," "Mexican"

Box 39, Folders 1024-1025

State Historic Landmarks Listings: "American"

Box 39, Folder 1026

State Indian Museum; Rancho Cuyamaca; Vallejo's Casa Grande

Box 40, Folder 1027

State Park Potentialities of Santa Barbara Presidio, 1959

Box 40, Folder 1028

State Park Surveys and Reports

Box 40, Folder 1029

Sutter's Fort Pioneer Files, A-Z

Box 40, Folder 1030

Vallejo Adobe, Petaluma Adobe, Sonoma Mission

Box 40, Folders 1031-1040

Photographs from Vallejo Adobe report

Box 40, Folders 1041-1102

Photographs from Petaluma Adobe report

Box 40, Folders 1103-1117

Photographs from Sonoma Mission report

 

Ephemera

Box 40, Folder 1118

Sixty-six Postcards of American Historic Sites

 

Ephemera

Box 40, Folders 1119-1121

Photographs of Aubrey Neasham

Box 40, Folders 1122-1127

Photographs of unidentified people and buildings

Box 40, Folders 1128

Photograph of Neasham standing in front of building on dirt road with two men

Box 40, Folders 1129

Photograph of six men at Gibson Ranch, 1899 (Honey Lake)

Box 40, Folders 1130

Photograph of Neasham and four men at taken at Weaverville, Ca., 1955

Box 40, Folders 1131

Photograph of attendees of 1953 Historical Area Conference for State Beaches and Parks standing in front of Santa Barbara Museum

Box 40, Folders 1132

Oversized Photograph of California Department of Natural Resources Staff, 1956

Box 40, Folders 1133-1438

Slides of California Historical Sites

 

Series 7. Sacramento State College 1964-73

Physical Description: 23 folders
 

Administrative Papers

Box 40, Folder 1439

Environmental Resources Reading List

Box 40, Folder 1440

Establishment of the Environmental Resources Program, 1965; Neasham Retirement, 1973

 

Projects

Box 40, Folder 1441

Establishment of the Environmental Resources Program, 1965; Neasham Retirement, 1973

Box 41, Folder 1442

Transcript of Interview with Neasham, 1971; Article on Point Lobos by Neasham

 

Publications

Box 41, Folder 1443

Sacramento State Commencement Program, 1973 Sacramento State Faculty Profiles, 1970

Box 41, Folder 1444

Environmental Resources Published Material The National Park System Plan Part I: History (1970)

 

Student Papers

Box 41, Folder 1445

Alkali Flat, Sutter's Fort, The Wasa

Box 41, Folders 1446-1450

Environmental Resources 132, 141, 160

Box 42, Folders 1451-1454

Environmental Resources 160, 161

Box 42, Folder 1455

Photograph of pool at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Box 42, Folder 1456

Environmental Resources 161

Box 43, Folder 1457

Environmental Resources 161

Box 43, Folders 1458-1515

Evironmental Resources 199, includes photographs of historic Old Sacramento buildings, (for complete listing see Master Finding Aid at Sacramento Archives and Museum Collections Center)

Box 43, Folder 1516

Environmental Resources 161, 171

Box 43, Folders 1517-1518

Old Sacramento Field Notebooks, 1971

Box 44, Folders 1519-1585

Wild Legacy book, correspondence, drafts, and photographs, 1973

 

Series 8. Western Heritage, Incorporated 1960-82

Physical Description: 104 folders
 

Business Records

Box 44, Folder 1586

Articles of Corporation and Related Material, 1960

Box 45, Folder 1587

Board of Directors Reports, 1960-62

Box 45, Folder 1588

Clear Lake Riviera Property Purchase, 1964-65

Box 45, Folder 1589

Operations Reports and Capital Stock Outstanding, 1960-63

Box 45, Folder 1590

Expenses and Finances, 1960-63

 

California Historical Society

Box 45, Folder 1591

Correspondence, Newsletters, Programs (1977-80)

Box 45, Folder 1592

Neasham Historic Preservation Award: Correspondence, Invoices, and Sketches

Box 45, Folders 1593-1595

Photographs of Medallions from Medallic Art Company

Box 45, Folders 1596-1602

Neasham Historic Preservation Award 1974 -1978

 

California Trust for Historic Preservation

Box 45, Folder 1603

Correspondence, Clippings, Memos (1973-76)

 

Correspondence

Box 45, Folder 1604

California History Month, 1963-64

Box 45, Folder 1605

California Pioneer Society of Santa Clara County, 1965

Box 46, Folder 1606

State Historic Commissions Outside of California, 1966

Box 46, Folder 1606

State Historic Commissions Outside of California, 1966

Box 46, Folder 1607

Shasta College, Pacific Business, Soroptomist Club of Vallejo, Sacramento Museum (1972-79)

Box 46, Folder 1608

General Correspondence, 1960-64

Box 46, Folder 1609

Photograph of unidentified family at Christmas time

Box 46, Folder 1610

General Correspondence, 1965-67

Box 46, Folder 1611

General Correspondence, 1967-73

Box 46, Folders 1612-1615

Photographs of Neasham at Social Event, 1971

Box 46, Folder 1616

General Correspondence, 1974-82

Box 46, Folder 1617

Photograph of scenic drawing on river

Box 46, Folder 1618

Photograph of Neasham speaking at the Dedication of the Drury Memorial Grove, 1979

Box 46, Folder 1619

Photograph of Neasham with former classmates at the Calistoga High School reunion, 1978

Box 47, Folder 1620

Personal Correspondence File, 1957-73

 

De Anza Committee

Box 47, Folder 1621

Personal Correspondence File, 1957-73

 

Fisherman's Wharf Committee

Box 47, Folder 1622

Agenda, Correspondence, Minutes (1974-75)

Box 47, Folder 1623

Report on Preservation of Wharf Area, 1974

 

Manuscripts

Box 47, Folders 1624-1625

"Preservation Comes of Age, Part I" by Charles Hosmer (1 of 2)

Box 48, Folder 1626-1628

"Preservation Comes of Age, Part II" by Charles Hosmer

Box 48, Folder 1629

Park Service Work During the War and Founding of the National Trust by Charles Hosmer, 1975

Box 49, Folder 1630

Draft of book on State Parks by Joe Engbeck, 1979

 

Projects

Box 49, Folder 1631

Basic Plan for the Central Valley and San Francisco Bay Region, ca. 1964

Box 49, Folder 1632

California Historic Landmarks and Missions

Box 49, Folder 1633-1668

Photographs of historic sites throughout California (for complete listing see Master Finding Aid at Sacramento Archives and Museum Collections Center)

Box 49, Folder 1671

California: Its Story in Pictures --Notes

Box 49, Folder 1672

Photograph of Sutter's Mill sketch

Box 49, Folder 1673

Photograph of Map of Indian Tribes of California

Box 49, Folders 1674-1742

Accompanying Cardboard Illustrated Text from California: Its Story in Pictures

Box 50, Folder 1743

California: Its Story in Pictures --Notes and Rough Drafts

Box 50, Folder 1744

California: An Introduction to its Pictorial History --Manuscript and letter from Governor Edmund G. Brown

Box 50, Folder 1745

California: An Introduction to its Pictorial History --Glory Cline Contract and Letter, 1963

Box 50, Folder 1746

California: An Introduction to its Pictorial History -Notes, Bids, Production Schedule

Box 50, Folders 1747-1749

California: An Introduction to its Pictorial History -filmstrip (3 copies)

Box 50, Folders 1750-1752

California: An Introduction to its Pictorial History -vinyl records (3 copies)

Box 50, Folder 1753

California: An Introduction to its Pictorial History --Long Filmslide Service Brochures, 1963

Box 50, Folders 1754-1762

California: An Introduction to its Pictorial History --Long Filmslide Filmstrips, Farm Fathers Series One and Two

Box 50, Folder 1763

California: An Introduction to its Pictorial History -Clippings

Box 50, Folder 1764

"California State Fair: The First Half Century," 1973

Box 50, Folder 1765

California State Fair: Manuscript on the History of the State Fair

Box 50, Folder 1766

California State Fair: Showcase of Cal Expo, 1968

Box 50, Folder 1767

Photograph of scale model of Cal Expo

Box 50, Folder 1768

"Chile and California: Their Common Heritage,"

Box 50, Folder 1769

Columbia Restoration Project: Bids, Correspondence, Clippings (1 of 2)

Box 50, Folder 1770

Negative and matching print of street in Columbia

Box 50, Folder 1771

Columbia Restoration Project: Bids, Correspondence, Clippings (2 of 2)

Box 50, Folder 1772

Geological Survey Map of Coloma/Placerville region

Box 50, Folder 1773

Fandango Pass, 1979

Box 51 , Folder 1774

Historical Landmarks of the West: "History on the Land" Research and Drafts, 1961

Box 51 , Folder 1775

Historical Landmarks of the West: Agreements, 1961

Box 51 , Folder 1776

Historical Landmarks of the West: Correspondence with Historical Societies in Oregon, California, Utah, Washington, and the Midwest, 1961-62

Box 51 , Folder 1777

"History on the Land" Text Material

Box 51 , Folder 1778

"History on the Land" Manuscript, 1961

Box 51 , Folder 1779

Photograph of Indian figures on the mesa near Blythe, California

Box 51 , Folder 1780

Photograph of Mouth of Klamath River

Box 51 , Folder 1781

Photograph of Serra Museum

Box 51 , Folder 1782

Photograph of Mission San Juan Capistrano

Box 51 , Folder 1783

Photograph of Mission La Purisima Concepcion

Box 51 , Folder 1784

Photograph of Mission Santa Barbara

Box 51 , Folder 1785

Photograph of Mission San Buenaventura

Box 51 , Folder 1786

"History on the Land" Correspondence, 1961-62

Box 51 , Folder 1787

Jerome State Historical Park, Arizona: Correspondence, Clippings, Maps

Box 51 , Folders 1788-1819

Postcards and Photographs of Jerome, Arizona

Box 51 , Folder 1820

Jerome State Historical Park, Arizona: Interpretive and Exhibits Report, 1963

Box 52 , Folder 1821

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District, 1972

Box 52 , Folder 1822

Historical Committee of the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, 1949-60: Hugo Reid Adobe, Lucky Baldwin House

Box 52 , Folder 1823

Monterey Redevelopment Correspondence and Clippings, 1963

Box 52 , Folders 1824-1826

Photographs of buildings in Monterey preservation zone

Box 52 , Folder 1827

Photograph of map of Old Custom House zone of preservation

Box 52 , Folder 1828

Monterey Redevelopment Master Plan

Box 52 , Folder 1829

Oversized Sketch Plan for Historic Park in Monterey

Box 52 , Folder 1830

National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: "Alaska Aboriginal Culture," 1962

Box 52 , Folder 1831

National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: "Hawaii Aboriginal Culture," 1962

Box 52 , Folder 1832

Old Sacramento Study: Adams Express Building Restoration Correspondence

Box 53, Folder 1833

Old Sacramento Study: Correspondence, 1963-June 1964

Box 53, Folder 1834

Old Sacramento Study: Correspondence, July 1964-1965

Box 53, Folder 1835

Old Sacramento Historic Building Survey: Articles and Reports by Neasham

Box 53, Folder 1836

Old Sacramento Historic Building Survey: Block Studies

Box 53, Folder 1837

Old Sacramento Historic Building Survey: Building Inventory Report, 1962

Box 53, Folder 1838

Old Sacramento Historic Building Survey: Correspondence and Clippings

Box 53, Folder 1839

Old Sacramento Master Plan and Reports

Box 54, Folder 1840

Old Sacramento: Historic Area Proposals, 1963

Box 54, Folder 1841

Old Sacramento: Historical Illustrations Guide

Box 54, Folder 1842

Old Sacramento: Historical Reconstruction Data

Box 54, Folder 1843

Old Sacramento: Historical Restoration Data

Box 54, Folder 1844

Old Sacramento: Interpretive Plan for the California State Railroad Museum by Gretchen Schneider

Box 54, Folder 1845

Old Sacramento: Manuscripts by Neasham

Box 54, Folder 1846

Old Sacramento: "Research Notes for Old Sacramento Historic Area" taken by Neasham, ca. 1962-72

Box 55, Folder 1847

Old Sacramento: Pony Express

Box 55, Folder 1848

Old Sacramento: Plans for Redevelopment

Box 55, Folders 1849-1853

Old Sacramento: Oversized Sketches of Plans for Redevelopment

Box 55, Folders 1854-1855

Old Sacramento: Slides of freeway construction

Box 55, Folder 1856

Old Sacramento: Reports and Research, 1964

Box 55, Folder 1857

Old Sacramento: Photograph of drawing of Sacramento flooded, ca. 1850s

Box 55, Folder 1858

Old Sacramento: Photograph of Proclamation to the people of Sacramento, 1849

Box 55, Folder 1859

Old Sacramento: Rough Drafts, Historical Summary, 1964

Box 55, Folder 1860

Old Sacramento: Sacramento Birthday Celebration Committee

Box 55, Folder 1861

Old Sacramento: Poster announcing Birthday Celebration, 1977

Box 56, Folder 1862

Old Sacramento: Stage One Plan, 1963

Box 56, Folder 1863

Old Sacramento: Tishman Construction Portfolio, 1966

Box 56, Folder 1864

Old Sacramento: Urban Renewal Progress Reports

Box 56, Folder 1865

Old Sacramento: Framed Drawing of Old Sacramento

Box 56, Folder 1866

Old Sacramento: Poster for 1876 Centennial Celebration in Old Sacramento, 1976

Box 56, Folder 1867

Old Sacramento: Film on Old Sacramento

Box 56, Folder 1868

Pleasant Hill Project, 1962; Pacific Basin Foundation, 1964; Pioneer Monument State Park, Utah (1970)

Box 56, Folders 1869-1877

Maps of Pioneer Monument State Park

Box 56, Folder 1878

Potential Projects File

Box 56, Folder 1879

Santa Barbara Presidio, 1960-65

Box 56, Folder 1880

Wells Fargo History Room: Correspondence and Invoices, 1963-1964

Box 56, Folder 1881

Wells Fargo History Room: Clippings and Publications, 1963-64

 

Publications

Box 57, Folder 1882

Programs and Pamphlets: Includes American Association for State and Local History (1961); Seminar for Historic Preservation (1963); Proceedings of the Conference on the Utilization of Archival and Educational Resources (1966)

Box 57, Folders 1883-1885

Audio recordings from the Conference on the Utilization of Archival and Educational Resources (September 17, 1966)

Box 57, Folders 1886-1893

California Historical Courier, Feb 1974-Feb 1983 (not inclusive)

Box 57, Folders 1894-1897

National Park Courier, June 1971-Sep 1973 (not inclusive)

Box 57, Folders 1898-1901

Preservation News, July 1973-Nov 1974 (not inclusive)

Box 57, Folder 1902

San Francisco Ocean Express News, 1973

Box 57, Folder 1903

Reprint of the California State Constitution, 1965

Box 57, Folder 1904

Sacramento History

Box 57, Folder 1905

Western Trails and Sites

 

Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission

Box 57, Folder 1906

Correspondence and Minutes, 1963-71

Box 57, Folder 1907

Certificate of Appreciation awarded to V. Aubrey Neasham

Box 57, Folder 1908

Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Irene Simpson Neasham

Box 57, Folder 1909

Morse Building Report, 1971

Box 57, Folder 1910

Old Sacramento Redevelopment Buildings, 1961-62

Box 58, Folder 1911

Programs and Invitations

Box 58, Folder 1912

Photograph of Last Spike Ceremony at Promontory, Utah, 1869

Box 58, Folder 1913

Oversized commemorative program for the Lightning Express, 1876

 

Sacramento Junior Museum

Box 58, Folder 1914

Agendas, Minutes, and Proposals, 1967-69

 

Sacramento Pioneer Association

Box 58, Folder 1915

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1974-79

Box 58, Folder 1916

Reports, Correspondence, Membership Rolls, Invitations, 1973-79. Copies of historical documents from Association's Archives, 1853-1909

Box 58, Folder 1917

Oversized booklet on the Society of California Pioneers

Box 58, Folder 1918

Meeting Minutes and Memos, 1968-74

 

Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation

Box 58, Folder 1919

Business Records and Correspondence

Box 58, Folder 1920

Meeting Minutes, 1967-78

Box 58, Folder 1921

Certificate presented to Aubrey Neasham by the Sacramento County Historical Society, 1964

 

Artifacts

Box 58, Folders 1922-1934

Buttons, Souvenirs

Box 58, Folders 1935-1936

Coins

Box 58, Folders 1937-1939

Framed Drawings of 19th century Christmas scenes in mining towns

Box 58, Folder 1940

Gold Flakes (Encapsulated) from Wells Fargo Coulterville

Box 58, Folders 1941-1943

Nameplates

Box 58, Folders 1944-1945

Nail and Spoon from John Marsh Home, 1954

Box 58, Folder 1946

Plaque

Box 58, Folders 1947-1952

Ribbons

Box 58, Folders 1953-1955

Ink Stamps

 

Audio Reels

Box 58, Folder 1956

Special Rangers Club Meeting & Luncheon, January 16, 1969

Box 58, Folders 1957-1961

Park Management Committee Hearings, 1965

 

Filmstrip

Box 58, Folder 1962

"Golden Opportunity"

 

Slides

Box 58, Folders 1963-1969

Bodie

Box 58, Folders 1970-2057

Old Sacramento Excavations

Box 58, Folders 2058-2061

Pickering Train

Box 58, Folders 2062-2079

San Francisco, 1972

Box 58, Folders 2080-2105

Yolo County, 1969

Box 58, Folders 2106-2174

Unidentified Scenic Shots

 

Series 9. Sir Francis Drake Commission

Physical Description: 45 folders
 

Administrative Papers

Box 59, Folder 2175

Agendas, 1975-80

Box 59, Folder 2176

Essay Contests, 1978-80

Box 59, Folder 2177

Minutes, 1975-80

Box 59, Folder 2178

Notice of Meetings, 1975-80

Box 59, Folder 2179

Rosters of Commission

Box 59, Folder 2180

State Historical Resources Commission, 1975-79

 

Ayala Bicentennial

Box 59, Folder 2181

Clippings and Correspondence, 1973-75

 

Bolinas Bay

Box 59, Folder 2182

Articles, Maps, and Photographs

Box 59, Folder 2184

Photograph of wrought iron handle of frying pan found at Bolinas Lagoon, 1978

Box 59, Folder 2185

Photograph of Aubrey and Irene Neasham examining the iron frying pan handle in post hole at Bolinas Lagoon, 1978

Box 59, Folder 2186

Photograph of replica of the Golden Hinde in London, 1974

Box 59, Folders 2187-2206

Maps of Bolinas Bay

Box 59, Folders 2207-2540

Photographs of Bolinas Bay

Box 59, Folders 2541-3092

Slides of Bolinas Bay

Box 59, Folder 3093

Clippings and Publications, 1967-76

Box 60, Folders 3094-3096

Correspondence, 1974-81

Box 60, Folder 3097

Photograph of the Golden Hinde at sea

Box 60, Folder 3098

Excavations Correspondence, 1976-80; Francisco Estate; Sonoma State College

Box 60, Folder 3099

Excavation Cost Estimates, 1975-76

Box 60, Folder 3100

Manuscripts by Neasham supporting Bolinas Bay as Site of Drake's Landing, 1965-73

Box 60, Folder 3101

Manuscript: "Status of Drake Investigation at Bolinas Lagoon"

Box 60, Folder 3102

Reports, 1975-79

Box 60, Folders 3103-3147

Photographs of Bolinas Bay

 

Correspondence

Box 61, Folder 3148

Commissioner Correspondence, 1975-80

Box 61, Folders 3149-3151

General Correspondence, 1973-80

Box 61, Folder 3152

 

Drake Debate, 1974

Box 61, Folder 3153

Drake Navigators Guild Arguments

Box 61, Folder 3154

Drake Navigators Guild Rebuttals to Basic Tenets

Box 62, Folder 3155

Memos to Participants in Debate

Box 62, Folder 3156

Neasham Argument and Rebuttals

 

Drafts by Neasham

Box 62, Folder 3157

Drake on the Pacific Coast

Box 62, Folder 3158

The Trail of the Golden Hinde

Box 62, Folders 3159-3160

The Wake of the Golden Hinde

Box 62, Folder 3161

The Wake of the Golden Hinde Final Draft

 

Ephemera

Box 63, Folder 3162

Programs and Invitations Related to Drake

Box 63, Folders 3163-3164

Sediment from Bolinas Bay excavations

 

Publications

Box 63, Folders 3165-3167

Newspaper Clippings

Box 63, Folder 3168

Archaeology and Excavations

Box 64, Folder 3169

A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World by William Guthrie, 1794

Box 64, Folders 3170-3172

Maps from Guthrie's book, 1794

Box 64, Folder 3173

Drake Navigators Guild

Box 64, Folder 3174

Drake Plate of Brass

Box 64, Folder 3175

Magazine Articles on Drake

Box 64, Folder 3176

The Museum of California, May-Aug 1979 (not inclusive) Pacific Discovery, July 1953-Apr 1958 (not inclusive)

Box 64, Folder 3177

Pamphlets and Booklets on Drake

Box 64, Folders 3178-3198

Oversized Drake Posters, Photographs, and Maps

 

Research

Box 65, Folders 3199-3200

Notes from Sir Francis Drake's Voyage Around the World by Henry Raup Wagner, 1926

Box 65, Folder 3201

Adam Traganza Projects

Box 65, Folder 3202

Notes and Sketches

Box 65, Folders 3203-3204

Robert H. Power File: Articles, Rough Drafts, and Historical Landmark Application

Box 66, Folder 3205

UCLA Drake Seminar, 1979

 

Series 10. Irene Neasham

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box 66, Folder 3206

Clippings (Aubrey's Wild Legacy; historic preservation; Wells Fargo; Old

Box 66, Folder 3207

Clippings from newspapers and magazines concerning Irene's work at the history room of Wells Fargo and her retirement, 1962-1971

Box 66, Folders 3208-3252

Photographs of Irene

Box 66, Folders 3253-3254

Photographs of Anniversary cake for Aubrey and Irene

Box 66, Folder 3255

Photograph of bay window

Box 66, Folder 3256

Correspondence, 1963-1976

Box 66, Folder 3257

Naming of Neasham Circle in Old Sacramento

Box 66, Folder 3258-3262

Photographs from Neasham Circle Ceremony

Box 66, Folder 3263

Programs and Pamphlets, 1972-1974

Box 66, Folder 3264

Sacramento History Museum Groundbreaking and Aubrey Neasham Bust Dedication

Box 66, Folders 3265-3272

Photographs from Museum Groundbreaking

Box 66, Folders 3273-3297

Photographs from Aubrey Neasham Bust Dedication at the Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento

Box 66, Folder 3298

Aubrey Neasham Certificates and Ephemera

Box 66, Folders 3299-3300

Photographs of Aubrey speaking at the Muir Home, 1960

Box 66, Folder 3301

Photograph of the Newhall Refinery

Box 66, Folders 3302-3304

Photographs from Charles Krug Winery Historical Marker unveiling, 1957

Box 66, Folders 3305-3370

Photographs of Sketches of Western Pioneer Trail Scenes

Box 67, Folders 3371

Aubrey Neasham Memorial Scrapbook (Obituaries -- cards of sympathy)

Box 67, Folder 3372

Photograph of V. Aubrey Neasham from cover of Memorial Scrapbook

 

Series 11. Subject Files (A-Z)

Physical Description: 45 folders
Box 67, Folder 3373

"Action for Preservation of Period Architecture"

"Amador County"

"American Association for State and Local History"

"American Ordnance Association"

Box 67, Folder 3374

"Angel Island, California-Misc. Papers"

"Archaeological Survey"

"Arizona Pioneers Historical Society"

"Armour Store"

"Association for Preservation of Period Architecture"

"Aurora Nevada"

Box 67, Folders 3375-3380

Photographs of Angel Island, 1950

Box 67, Folder 3381

"Ted Baggelman, Sacto."

"Bodega Head Sonoma City"

Box 67, Folders 3382-3389

Photographs from Russian Fort Inspection at Bodega Bay, 1954

Box 67, Folder 3390

"Bodie (and Aurora)"

"Calabasas, Calif."

"Calendars"

"California Academy of Sciences"

"California Conservation Council"

Box 67, Folder 3391

"California Division of Beaches & Parks"

Box 68, Folder 3392

"California Heritage Council"

Box 68, Folder 3393

"California Historical Society"

Box 68, Folder 3394

"California Historical Societies, Conference of"

Box 68, Folder 3395

Photograph of Aubrey Neasham and group at Meeting of the Historical Societies Conference, 1961

Box 68, Folder 3396

"California Landmarks" (Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee)

Box 68, Folder 3397

"California Legislature, Bills and Resolutions"

Box 68, Folder 3398

"California Missions"

"California State Fair"

"California State Park Commission"

"California State Railroad Museum"

"California Trust for Historic Preservation"

"Camanche (Calaveras City)"

"Chicago Ill. Project"

"Chiles Mill Napa County"

"Civil War"

"College Hill Demonstration (Redevelopment, Providence, R.I.)"

"Coloma"

"Commonwealth Club of California"

"Consultants (Cooperating)"

Box 68, Folder 3399

"Contra Costa County (Marsh House)" (1 of 2)

Box 69, Folder 3400

"Contra Costa County (Marsh House)" (2 of 2)

Box 69, Folder 3401

"Contra Costa Parks and Recreation"

"Cost and Revenue Data"

"Covered Wagon Ranch (Sonoma County)-Amos Elliott, Owner"

"Cowell Foundation"

"Delta King"

"Death Valley"

"Del Monte History"

Box 69, Folder 3402

"Donner Museum Project"

"Downieville Museum"

Box 69, Folder 3403

"Drakes Bay-Maps"

"Drake's Bay-Articles in Publications"

Box 69, Folders 3404-3405

"Drake's Bay-Articles in Publications"

Box 70, Folder 3406

"Drake's Bay-Publicity"

Box 70, Folder 3407

"Drakes Landing-Correspondence, 1948-1959"

Box 70, Folders 3408-3409

Photographs of Drake's Bay with parcels labeled

Box 70, Folder 3410

"Drake's Landing"

"Drake's Landing-Photos"

Box 70, Folders 3411-3511

Photographs of Drake's Bay

Box 70, Folder 3512

"Drury, Aubrey"

"Drury Memorial Grove Dedication, 1979"

"E Clampus Vitus"

"Educational Enterprises Inc. (Kennedy Fraser)"

Box 70, Folder 3513

Photograph of Aubrey Neasham with E Clampus group, 1970

Box 70, Folder 3514

"El Dorado County"

"Ferris, Joel E."

"Fleischmann Foundation"

"Folsom (Sacramento County)"

"Folsom Historical Society"

"Florida" Postcards

"Fort Funston (S.F. County and City)"

Box 70, Folder 3515

"Friends of the Bancroft Library" (1962-66): Council Meeting Announcements, Minutes, Bancroftiana Issues, Annual Reports.

Box 71, Folder 3516

"Friends of the Bancroft Library" (1959-61)

Box 71, Folder 3517

"Friends of the Bancroft Library" (1954-58)

"Golden Chain Council"

"Grass Valley, Nevada County, Calif."

"Hawaii"

"Hearst Castle"

Box 71, Folders 3518-3520

Photographs of Grass Valley Mining Machinery, 1957

Box 71, Folders 3521-3523

Photographs from Neasham's National Park Service Trip to Hawaii, 1949

Box 71, Folder 3524

"Historic American Buildings Survey"

Box 71, Folder 3525

Historic Sites Administrators Association"

"Historic Sites, Economic Value of"

"Historic Sites and Buildings, Criteria"

"Jacksonville Museum (Oregon)"

"Kern County"

"Land"

"La Purisima"

"Lassen County Historical Society"

"L.A. County"

"Livermore History"

"Lola Montez House"

"Maps (Road)"

"Marin County, Calif."

Box 71, Folder 3526

"Mariposa County"

"Mendocino County, Calif."

"Merriam, C. Hart Collection"

"Mission 66" -1956 NPS 10 Year Development Plan

Box 72, Folder 3527

"Modoc County (Calif.)"

"Mokelumne Hill-Calaveras County, Calif."

"Mono County, Calif."

"Monterey SHM, Reports" (1936-?)

  • Old Custom House at Monterey
  • First Theater in California
  • Constitution and By-Laws of the Monterey History and Art Association
  • Preservation of the California Scene
  • Larkin House

Box 72, Folders 3528-3529

Photographs of Dunderberg Mine, Mono County

Box 72, Folder 3530

"Monterey Historic Research Series by Aubrey Neasham 1938"

  • New Evidence upon the Construction of the Custom House
  • Monterey's Building Materials (Chapter 5)
  • The Bola De Oro
  • Historic Evolution of Monterey
  • Historic Monterey Research Series Ms(5 chapters, 65 pgs.)
"Mother Lode" (Postcard and papers)

Box 72, Folder 3531

"Mountain View Pioneer and Historical Association"

"Murphy House" 1961-62

"National Conference on State Parks"

  • Newsletters, 1961-62
  • Planning and Civic Comment (Sep. and Dec. 1960)

Box 72, Folder 3532

"National Park Service"

  • Correspondence and Booklets
  • NPS Officials (1960)
"National Trust for Historic Preservation"

  • Programs, booklets
  • Board of Trustees (1960-61)
  • Memos, meeting minutes
  • By-laws of the Nat'l Trust

Box 72, Folder 3533

"National Trust for Historic Preservation (Drury Correspondence)" 1 of 2

Box 73, Folder 3534

"National Trust for Historic Preservation (Drury Correspondence)" 2 of 2

Box 73, Folder 3535

  • "Nevada State Park System"
  • "Nevada State Park System"
  • "Noticias (Santa Barbara Historical Society)"
  • "Nut Tree-Vacaville, Calif."
  • "Oakland Redevelopment"

Box 73, Folder 3536

"Old Sacramento Correspondence"

Box 73, Folder 3537

Photograph of Aubrey Neasham

Box 73, Folder 3538

"Old Sacramento Materials"

"Pennsylvania"

Box 73, Folder 3539

Photograph of Second Street, Old Sacramento

Box 73, Folder 3540

"Old Sacramento News Clippings, Jan 1-Feb 28 1961"

Box 73, Folder 3541

"Penryn Quarry"

"Personal Correspondence"

"Philadelphia"

"Portsmouth Plaza S.F., Calif."

"Preservation of Historic Monterey by Aubrey Neasham 9/1938"

  • Lithographs of old Monterey
  • Report of investigation of Monterey Custom House, Old Monterey Theatre, Junipero Serra's Landing, and Colton Hall
  • Article by Neasham
"Pueblo de Los Angeles"

Box 74, Folder 3542

"Roslyn, Washington"

"Riverside County"

"Sacramento County Historical Society"

  • Central Pacific Railroad Centennial Materials
"Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission"

"San Diego"