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Register of the Stockton (Calif.) Public Documents, 1947-
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stockton (Calif.) Public Documents,
    Date (inclusive): 1947-
    Collection number: Mss251
    Creator: Holt-Atherton staff
    Extent: 3.5 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], Stockton (Calif.) Public Documents, Mss251, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    Stockton was founded in 1847 by Captain Charles M. Weber. The city was named after Robert F. Stockton, an American military officer important at the beginning of the American period in California whom Weber admired. During the Gold Rush, Stockton became an important starting point and supplier to the southern mines. Later the city was home to numerous agricultural implement manufacturers, most notably the Caterpillar Tractor Co. (1890-1925). Today, Stockton serves as an inland port connected to San Francisco by a 75-mile-long channel. Its major industry is food processing. Stockton is home to the University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta Junior College.

    Scope and Content

    The Stockton, California Public Documents collection consists of printed matter relating to various aspects of twentieth century Stockton commerce, demographics, education, finances, housing, planning, transportation, and various other topics (1952-). Ms251 was created by Holt Atherton staff as a convenient location for city government publications. Periodic additions to the collection are anticipated.