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Register of the Small California Collections, 1806-1983
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Small California Collections,
    Date (inclusive): 1806-1983
    Collection number: Mss2
    Extent: 3 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Small California Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Scope and Content

    Holt Atherton's Small California Collections span the region's history from 1806 to the present. Their particular emphasis lies in the the first fifty years of statehood, where they are especially strong in materials pertaining to Biography, Business, Mining, Politics and Social History, notably, with regard to San Joaquin County, home of Holt Atherton Special Collections. Certain prominent California names are represented in the collections, including: Ignacio Martinez de la Vega, John Bidwell, James Marshall, David Broderick, John Swett, Jessie Benton Fremont, Collis P. Huntington, John Muir, Edwin Markham and Denis Kearney. However, the bulk of these folder-size collections represents the efforts of lesser-known farmers, merchants, scholars and laborers who helped make California the large and wealthy state it is today.
    Series Organization: 1-Agriculture, 2-Chinese-Americans, 3-Conservation & Lumber, 4-Education,5-Gold Rush, 6-Japanese-Americans, 7- Law & Litigation, 8- Merchants, 9-Methodist Episcopal Church, 10-Mines & Mineral Resources, 11-Native Americans, 12-Pioneers, 13-Politics & Government, 14-Railroads & Roads, 15-Real Property, 16-San Joaquin County, 17-Social Life & Customs, 18-Water.