Guide to the John Debo Galloway Papers, 1920-1940

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Guide to the John Debo Galloway Papers, 1920-1940

Collection number: BANC MSS 67/40 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1967
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: John Debo Galloway papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1940
Collection Number: BANC MSS 67/40 c
Creator: Galloway, John Debo, 1869-1943
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box Linear foot: 0.5
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, and miscellaneous promotional material relating to his participation in the Hoover presidential campaigns, and to his efforts to obtain gifts from various sources for the Lick Observatory.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Debo Galloway papers, BANC MSS 67/40 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

These papers, gift of Mr. Galloway's daughter, Mrs. E. Ronald Foster, on August 26, 1966, contain correspondence files, clippings and promotional material, relating to Galloway's activities during the Hoover presidential campaigns, and to his efforts to obtain financial aid for the Lick Observatory from various sources.
Arrangement is as follows:

Container List

Box 1, (1 folder)

Outgoing letters of J. D. Galloway, 1920-1939


Incoming letters:

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically within each folder. Single items placed in A -Z Miscellany. A partial list of correspondents is appended.
(1 folder)

Engineers' National Hoover Committee:

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins, memoranda, press releases, misc. pamphlets

Engineers' Hoover Committee. Northern California:

Scope and Content Note

Circular letter, membership lists, misc. accounts (1 folder)

Material re observatories:

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, mainly re Palomar, and list of scientific equipment needed by Lick Observatory.

Partial List of Correspondence


A-Z Miscellany


Blackwelder, Eliot, 1880-


Letter, Oct. 2, 1932


Colby, Safford K.


Letter, Mar. 28, 1938, re Mellon Educational and Charitable Fund


Downing, Paul M., 1873-


Letter, Oct. 27, 1932


Kirkbride, W. H.


Letter, Nov. 1, 1932


Moore, Joseph Haines, 1878-


Letter, Aug. 11, 1939


Texas University


Letter, Oct. 25, 1937, by J. W. Calhoun, President


Ward, James William, 1861-


Letter, Nov. 7, 1932


Brooks, Sidney, 1892-

see Engineers' National Hoover Committee


Calhoun, John William, 1871-

see Texas University


California University, Berkeley, President


3 letters, 1939, by Robert G. Sproul


Dolbear, Samuel Hood, 1886-

see Engineers' National Hoover Committee


Engineers' Hoover Committee. Southern California


5 letters, 1932, by J. B. Lippincott and Kenneth Q. Volk


Engineers' National Hoover Committee


24 letters, 1932, by J. V. W. Reynders, Sidney Brooks, Samuel H. Dolbear, and Mrs. Roy V. Wright. Letter of Sept. 7 includes copy of letter from M. L. Requa.


Lippincott, Joseph Barlow, 1864-

see Engineers' Hoover Committee. Southern California


Merrill, Charles Washington, 1869-


4 letters, 1928, some as President, Hoover for President Engineers' Club of Northern California. Oct. 22 letter written for him by his secretary.


Reed, Thomas Harrison, 1881-


2 letters, 1920, Mar. 2 letter written as chairman, Hoover Republican Committee


Republican Party. California. State Central Committee


2 letters, 1932, by Richard W. Barrett, campaign director.


Requa, Mark Lawrence, 1865-1937


3 letters, 1928-1932, written as executive campaign director, Republican State Committee, and national committeeman for the Republican National Committee. See also copy of letter in Engineers' National Hoover Committee folder.


Reynders, John Van Wicheren, d. 1944

see Engineers' National Hoover Committee


Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-

see California University, Berkeley, President


Wright, William Hammond, 1871-


16 letters, 1937-1940, written while director of the Lick Observatory, concerning the needs of the observatory.