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Finding Aid to the California Biography Collection
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Consists of ephemeral items relating to people widely known and relatively unknown in California. The individuals and families represented include: pioneers and settlers; professionals, including teachers, doctors, scientists, lawyers and judges; bankers and merchants; political and cultural figures, including labor leaders, performers and artists; farmers and ranchers; religious leaders; craftspeople; volunteers; and employees of city agencies and non-profit organizations. Contains mostly newspaper obituaries, but also includes: handwritten biographical documents, invitations, wedding announcements, family reunion newsletters, genealogy forms, family trees, memorials, political speeches, campaign material, correspondence, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
80.0 boxes (40.0 Linear feet)
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