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Register of the Wood California State Landmarks Advisory Committee Papers, 1965-1976
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Wood's committee papers consist principally of applications by various site sponsors for placement of their sites on the National Register of Historic Places. They are of particular interest in that they contain background and detailed research information about little-known buildings and locales. The papers also include applications for Registered California Landmark and Point of Historical Interest status, as well as minutes and agendas, policy and procedural information, and correspondence relating to the activities of the State Landmarks Advisory Committee.
Richard Coke Wood (1905-1979) was a professor of California History at the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. (1950-1976). During those years he published several works on the history of the southern Motherlode, including Calaveras,The Land of Skulls (1955) and Murphys, Queen of the Sierra (1968). Wood also published a college textbook: CaliforniaHistory (1963). In 1965 he was first named to the California State Landmarks Advisory Committee by Gov. Edmund G. Brown. He was later reappointed by Gov. Ronald Reagan. Wood served as a member of the Commission through 1976.
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