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Register of the Frame (Walter C.) California Essays, 1976-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frame (Walter C.) California Essays,
    Date (inclusive): 1976-1979
    Collection number: Mss170
    Creator: Walter C. Frame
    Extent: 0.5 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], Frame (Walter C.) California Essays, Mss170, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    Attorney Walter Clay Frame (1905-1980) graduated from the University of California Law School (1930) and practiced law in San Francisco from 1931 to 1942. In the latter year he joined the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Naturalization Examiner serving in San Francisco until 1943. He was then transferred to Sacramento to cover cases in northern California counties from Solano to Siskiyou. Travelling up and down valley towns often by public transportation on trains and buses, he interviewed hundreds of applicants for citizenship. After the war he practiced law practice in Sacramento until 1977. Active in history organizations, Frame was president of the Sacramento County Historical Society (1960) and the Conference of California Historical Societies (1965).

    Scope and Content

    This collection of approximately 65 typescript reminiscences and essays written by Walter Frame (ca. 1976-1979) are told from a very personal view point. Mr. Frame wanted to document a lifestyle that was quickly disappearing. Subjects include: family reminiscences; railroads; ferries; trollies; ethnic groups; women; early California history; California cities and towns especially Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento; and, California small town and country life.