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Guide to the Edgar A. Luce Papers, ca. 1908-1938
BANC MSS C-B 1031  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Edgar A. Luce Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1908-1938
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1031
    Origination: Luce, Edgar Augustine, 1881-1958?
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 volumes, 1 portfolio, and 1 microfilm reel
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Pt. I: letters and scrapbooks relating primarily to his interests in reform government, the Lincoln-Roosevelt League, and the Progressive Party and to his campaigns for public office. (Portfolio, 2 v.)

    Pt. II - On film only: two scrapbooks of clippings, ca. 1920-1926, relating to campaign for re-election as superior court judge, San Diego Co., and a few letters.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edgar A. Luce papers, BANC MSS C-B 1031, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


    Edgar Augustine Luce -lawyer, judge and prominent figure in San Diego politics -served as deputy city attorney and city prosecutor of San Diego, 1909-1910, as member of the state senate, 1914-1918, and as superior judge, San Diego County, 1919-1925. Thereafter he returned to private practice.

    Scope and Content

    The papers in Part I of the collection, which were given to The Bancroft Library by Luce's son Edgar A. Luce, Jr., in June 1965, consist mainly of letters and scrapbooks, ca. 1908-1938, reflecting his interest in reform government, the Lincoln-Roosevelt League, and the Progressive Party, and relating to his campaigns for office. The papers in Part II, mainly scrapbooks pertaining to his campaigns for superior court judgeship, were loaned for filming by the Judge's widow, Mrs. Carma Luce, who retains the originals.