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Finding Aid to the Benicia School Board records, 1858-1914
BANC MSS C-A 147 Part I  
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  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Benicia School Board records
    Date (inclusive): 1858-1914
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 147 Part I
    Creator: Benicia (Calif.) School Board
    Extent: 2 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder 3.4 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Benicia School Board records, BANC MSS C-A 147 Part I, 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
    Benicia (Calif.)--School Board--Archives
    Education--California--Solano County--History
    Public schools--California--Benicia
    Teachers--California--Solano County--Correspondence
    Account books--California--Solano County
    Minutes--California--Solano County
    Reports--California--Solano County

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was acquired by Dr. Fletcher H. Swift of the Department of Education, University of California, Berkeley, and presented to the Bancroft by the Department of Education, March 26, 1951.


    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Preliminary processing by Bancroft Library staff in 2010. Additional processing by Bancroft Library staff in 2012.

    Biographical Information

    Benicia, founded in 1847, is a city on the north bank of the Carquinez Strait, just east of Vallejo and across the straight from Martinez. In 1853 and 1854, Benicia served as California's third state capital and was the county seat of Solano County until 1858.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Board of Trustees minutes (1869-1890); Board of Trustees correspondence, including letters sent to the Board by applicants for teaching jobs (1871-1914); school registers with lists of pupils (1861-1877 and 1893-1902), school board election materials, reports of the school board to the Superintendent of Schools for Solano County (1861-1901); principals' reports, instructors' reports, librarians' reports, school census records, financial records, and documents relating to the construction and maintenance of school buildings.