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Register of the Stevenot Family Papers, 1918-1966
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The Stevenot Collection consists primarily of family papers and business records of Archibald D. Stevenot (1916-1965). It includes: Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode correspondence (1950-1965); miscellaneous E Clampus Vitus records (1940-1965); records of Stevnot's Merced hotels (1924-1940); and, correspondence between Stevenot and his brothers (1925-66). Most of the latter correspondence relates to aspects of mining, financial matters of mutual concern and American politics.
Archibald Douglas Augustine Stevenot (1882-1968) was a mine manager in Tuolumne County and a Merced hotel proprietor (1924-40). Stevenot managed the Carson Hill Mine (1919-1924) and other California mining properties. He was deeply involved in community affairs of the Mother Lode region, was a member of the State Chamber of Commerce for many years and was President of the Mother Lode Highway Association, an organization created to improve transportation to remote Sierra mining towns. The latter association merged with the Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode (1950), an organization devoted to the promotion of Mother Lode tourism that Stevenot chaired for many years. ADS was also an avid amateur historian and belonged to various societies---notably E Clampus Vitus---whose concern was to promote interest in local history.
Collection is open for research.