Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Pacific Slope Manuscripts M0153
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (62.69 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Pacific Slope Manuscripts
    Identifier/Call Number: M0153
    Identifier/Call Number: 467
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet (4 boxes. 3 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1832-1953
    Abstract: Manuscripts, documents, transcriptions, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera related to the history of the American West.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Varied sources.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pacific Slope Manuscripts, M0153, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection pertains to the history of the Pacific Slope from 1832 until 1953. Included are notes, manuscripts, and typescripts on the founding and development of the California Mission system; letters, legal documents, and manuscripts dealing with early land claims, businesses, and legal cases; letters on political issues in California in the 1890s; family letters (1850s); historical biographies; manuscripts on Oregon history by Samuel J. Parker (1893); business correspondence; and materials on the San Francisco Reform Movement (1909-1910), the Society of California Pioneers, the Committee of Vigilance, the San Francisco Fire Department, and the Savage Mining Company (1864-1891). Also included are newsclipping scrapbooks (1870-1872) and maps of Oregon territory (1838) and the Whitman Trail (1834-1847).

    Conditions Governing Use

    These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California -- History -- 1850-1950.
    California missions
    Oregon -- History.