The Altrocchi Collection consists of books, pamphlets, correspondence,
and miscellaneous papers.
Julia Cooley Altrocchi (1893-1972), author and poet, resided in
Berkeley, Calif. upon graduation from Vassar College. She was married to
Rudolph Altrocchi, Professor of Italian at the University of California. Her
best known work is Snow Covered Wagons (1936), a story-in-verse of the Donner
Party Expedition. Other works include The Old California Trail (1945), and
Spectacular San Franciscans (1949). She was an honorary member of the Ina
Coolbrith Circle, San Francisco, the Browning Society of San Francisco, and
Poets of the Pacific.