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Guide to the Donald William Page Papers, 1936-1958
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Donald William Page Papers,
    Date: 1936-1958
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-R 86
    Collector: Page, Donald William
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 4
    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.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Manuscripts Division. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donald William Page papers, BANC MSS C-R 86, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    • Some printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Donald William Page Papers were donated to The Bancroft Library in 1959 by his estate.

    Scope and Content

    Donald William Page, born in Montclair, New Jersey on October 12, 1884, spent much of his career in Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, Portugal, and other countries. During World War I, he served as a captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and in 1926 became the building inspector for the city of Tucson, Arizona. Page's interest in history and archaeology led to a in-depth study of Arizona's past. He excavated and mapped the mission of San Agustin de Tucson, located the walls of the presidio, and discovered and mapped numerous Indian sites. Appointed Historical Advisor to the National Park Service in 1936, Page became technical director of exhibitions for the new museum at Tumacacori National Monument. He continued his research field work, and writings about Arizona and the Southwest until his death in 1958.
    The collection relates primarily to Page's research, field work, and writings about Arizona and the Southwest—especially Tumacacori National Monument, but also Sahuaripa and other Spanish frontier Missions.