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Finding Aid to the Richard L. Bower Papers Concerning the San Jacinto Tramway, 1933-1988
BANC MSS 94/223  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Richard L. Bower papers concerning the San Jacinto Tramway
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1988
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 94/223
    Creators : Bower, Richard L.
    Extent: Number of containers: 5 cartons Linear feet: 6.25
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Richard L. Bower Papers contain correspondence and documents pertaining to his work in preventing the construction of the San Jacinto Tramway.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted toresearch and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard L. Bower Papers Concerning the San Jacinto Tramway, BANC MSS 94/223, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
    Aerial tramways
    History of science and technology collection

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Richard L. Bower Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Richard L. Bower on March 31, 1994.


    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2007.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Richard L. Bower papers contain correspondence and documents relating to the construction of the San Jacinto Tramway near Palm Springs, California. The collection comprises of papers regarding Bower's work in preventing the construction of the San Jacinto Tramway. The documents include correspondence with government officials, publishers, and tramway officials, along with newspaper clippings and articles. A portion of the collection contains materials regarding the issue of allowing alcohol to be sold at concession stands in California state parks.