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Finding Aid for the Biobooks Records, 1934-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Biobooks Records
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1979
    Collection number: 1301
    Creator: Biobooks.
    Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize folders.
    Abstract: Collection includes archives of Biobooks, Oakland, California, including correspondence files, ca. 1942-1953, ephemera, U.S. Geological Survey maps of California, print blocks used for publications by Biobooks, as well as the Grabhorn Press, book dealers' catalogs, book covers, unbound texts of books, dummy books, and a manuscript by Helen Giffen, Casas and courtyards.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Joseph Sullivan, 1982-1989.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Biobooks Records (Collection 1301). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230379 

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of the records of Biobooks (Oakland, CA), including bookdealers' catalogs, reports, invoices, manuscripts, printed material, drawings, photographs, business files, correspondence, US Geological Survey maps of CA, and print blocks used for publications by Biobooks, as well as the Grabhorn Press. Includes a manuscript by Helen Giffen, Casas & courtyards : historic adobe houses of California (1955).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Bookdealers' catalogs (boxes 1-4)
    2. Manuscripts (boxes 5-6)
    3. Printed material (boxes 5-11, 20-27)
    4. Drawings and photographs (box 11)
    5. Print blocks (boxes 11, 14-19)
    6. Business files, including correspondence (boxes 12-13).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Publishers and publishing--California--Oakland--Archival resources.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Giffen, Helen S. Helen Smith), 1893- --Casas & courtyards.