Guide to the William Nauns Ricks Papers, 1899-1963
Guide to the William Nauns Ricks Papers, 1899-1963
Collection number: BANC MSS C-H 137The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
- Processed by:
- Rannie Yoo and Mary Morganti
- Date Completed:
- March 1966
- Encoded by:
- Susana Franco
SERIES 1: POETRY, 1902-1963, n.d.
INDIVIDUAL POEMS, 1907-1962, n.d.
Abraham Lincoln 1914-18
The Adventures of Raw Head and Bloody Bones Halloween 1931
Aesop Jr. n.d.
After the Decoration n.d.
The Aftermath 1918
America Prays 1941-42
April Passes 1932
An Appreciation of Miss Elizabeth n.d.
Are You the Spring? 1916
Argosy of Hope 1937-38
Armistice-A Truce 1933
Armistice Day-1929-At the Base Hospital 1929
Armistice Day Parade-1937 1937-47
As a token to remind you... 1917
As for me... n.d.
As steel to the loadstone I swing... n.d.
At Bethlehem: the Ox Speaks 1924
Background to Thanksgiving 1944
Beach in Winter 1914
Beat of Drum n.d.
The Bell (From the Tower of Heaven) 1937
Betty Is 1927
Beyond the Spoken Word 1917
A Call to St. Patrick 1939-47
Christmas 1941, n.d.
Christmas 1941 1941
Christmas Eve 1934
Christmas Eve 1929-35
A Christmas Greeting: to an Old Friend 1916
The Christmas Smile 1916
The Christmas Spirit Still Prevails 1915
The cloudless sky is not dark, but deep... n.d.
The Coming Night (from the Berkeley Hills) 1913
The Constitution 1936-51
Cremation (Thoughts in a Chapel) 1918
The Cure for Sorrow 1933
The Cycle of Life 1916-62
A Day 1913
The Day Breaks 1942-43
The Debutante Fly 1914
Democracy Gives Warning: the March of Freedom 1917
Desert Scene n.d.
Do We Remember?: Memorial Day 1916 1916
A Drummer's Serenade 1913
Dumb Dora n.d.
Dust Unto Dust 1931
The Eastern Star 1948
Elks Welcome n.d.
An Epistle to Columbus 1931-38
The Evening Star
See The Star and the Sea
F. D. R. 1945
The Fair Passes 1915
Faith and Fulfillment 1933
Farewell Gentle Lady n.d.
Filling the Jar 1913
Fire Hoses 1922
The Flag Speaks 1936
A Flower for Mother 1918
The Fool Gives Thanks 1930
For They Shall See God 1914
The Forgotten Man n.d.
Friendship, Love and Truth n.d.
Friendship (Thanks for a Gift of Links) n.d.
From Lieutenant Healy n.d.
The Full Harvest 1923
The Gates of Sleep 1916
The Gay Portola 1913
General Funston 1917
George Washington 1917
The Gift of Flowers 1937-38
The Glory of Man 1944-45
God and Men 1918
Going Back (the Veteran) 1918
Gold and Daffodils 1937
The Golden Pool (a Legend of Sahara) n.d.
A Golden Wedding 1925
The Great Sacrifice: Peace on Earth and Good Will Towards Men (Christmas, 1917) 1917
The Greater Need 1930
Green Shadows n.d.
A Greeting and a Wish for Easter 1914
He Walked With God n.d.
Her Welcome 1913
Here is Happiness 1941
The Hills Are Greening 1918
The History of Everyman's Life n.d.
Hold On 1917-40
How Can I Sing of Peace? 1940
I am done with sorrow... 1940
I Am not Unacquainted with Storms 1940
I have been host to the drums... n.d.
I have seen palm trees slanting high from... n.d.
I Have Too! 1926
I Keep a Garden 1928-31
I know not where his islands lift... 1921
I Love You, California n.d.
I Passed by Your Window n.d.
I Saw Men, as Trees Walking n.d.
I Sing America! 1946
I slept. I dreamed. An angel came... n.d.
I walk with the wind... n.d.
I Will Dig Deeper n.d.
I Will Stand by Uncle Sam n.d.
I Would Be Glad 1921-38
If a Poet Should Sing Aloud 1919-34
In Memoriam 1933
In Memoriam: To the Foresters Who Sleep 1917
In Praise of Mothers 1943
In Undivided Praise n.d.
An Invitation n.d.
An Invocation 1919
An Invocation for Armistice Day 1941 1941
Invocation on War 1941
Isaiah Fifty Seventh n.d.
Is Your Conscience Clear 1919
It Gives Me Peace 1947
It Has Not All Been Said 1939
It was such a night... n.d.
Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Expo n.d.
John Law 1939
Just a Man's Prayer 1913
Keen Winged for Joy 1922-28
Keep Moving 1923-24
The Key n.d.
The Kings Herald: Prologue for a Carnival n.d.
The Kiss 1914
Kushan Hupao 1946
The Lantern 1933
The Last Hero n.d.
Let Him Dream 1937
The Lifting Wings 1931-36
Life's Great Adventure n.d.
The Light Bearer n.d.
The Light Giver n.d.
The Lion Tamer 1913
Little Rivers 1916
Lord of the years whose law is love and peace... n.d.
Lotus Flowers (Japanese Images) n.d.
Love Eternal 1912
Love I Would Live for Thee 1914
Lynched - At Waco, and on Calvary 1916
Machine Guns 1918
The Magic Can 1938
The Man Who Wins 1915
The Marines at Iwo Jima 1945
Market Street on a Rainy Day 1922
Mary Went to Hollywood n.d.
The Masterpiece 1916
The Materialist and the Dreamer 1915
Memorial Day 1914-42
Memory of Dreams n.d.
Men and Kites 1929-31
The Message I Would Send 1920-21
Mojava Desert n.d.
The Morning of Life 1919-27
Mother's Day 1943
The Motorman 1917
Mt. Tamalpais 1921-44
My Epitaph 1912
My Grave Should Be the Sea n.d.
My Heart is Singing Today 1910
My Soul Walked in the Rain 1921-38
My Valentine n.d.
The National Army 1917
The New Carol 1944
The New Christmas 1946
A New Day Dawns 1918
The New School n.d.
A New Song n.d.
A Night at Camp Taylor n.d.
No dream of far celestial bliss... n.d.
Not Human-Quite 1913
Now All Men Praise 1947
Now I Dream of Peace 1945
Now That Men Have Wings 1932-46
Now That the Year is New 1932-33
O! Gentle Prince of Peace We Wait 1916
Of Barry - on V-E Day 1945
Of Prayer 1944
An Office Boy's Creed 1919
The Old Gods n.d.
The Old Old Song n.d.
Olive Day Limerics 1921
On a Day in June 1907-32
On Letterman General Hospital 1932-33
On San Francisco Bay n.d.
On the Canyon's Rim 1931-35
One Hundred Words 1944-45
Our Boys 1918
Our Country's Flag (Rules of Respect) 1918
Our Honored Dead 1927
Our Unknown Dead 1921
Out of My Radio 1938
The Passenger (the Conductor Speaks) 1917
Path for Dreams 1940
Peace on Earth (In Winter Woods at Christmas) 1947
The Perfect Gift. Christmas 1929
A Philippine Idyll 1914
Perpetual Spring n.d.
A Petition n.d.
A Poem to You 1922
Poets to Themselves 1948
The Poppy Fields by Lake Chabot 1914
Prayer for Our Own in War 1942
Prelude to Dawn n.d.
Prelude to Dusk n.d.
The Princess n.d.
A Private Conversation n.d.
The Public n.d.
The Question 1917
The rain came down at night... n.d.
Recipe for a Poem n.d.
The Red Cross 1918-40
Remember the Maine n.d.
A Reply to a Kindly Note 1917
The Road to Bethlehem 1939
The Sailor's Bride 1914
St. Valentine, there walks a maid... n.d.
Saint Valentine's Ruse 1932
Seeing Santa Clause 1919-62
The Seekers 1930-32
The Shepherd's Vision 1922-49
The Ships That Go Out 1913
Sight Images n.d.
The Silences 1933-34
The Silent Messengers: Easter 1914
So I lean on my staff as I go... n.d.
Some day not so far distant... n.d.
Somewhere in France Our Boys Are Marching n.d.
A Song for Women 1938
A Song in the Morning 1938-39
The Sons of Robin Hood n.d.
Sparrows on the Street 1932
The Spirit of Linden Branch n.d.
Spring Be Gentle 1935-47
Spring in California 1914
Spring Nocturne 1917-20
The Stable Keeper at Bethlehem 1935-37
The Star and the Sea (an Ideal) n.d.
The Stars 1916
Sunrise: Fourth of July n.d.
A Task for Poets n.d.
Thanksgiving 1945 1945
Thanksgiving Meditation n.d.
Then I Could Pen a Song to You 1928
Then I Could Rest 1917
Theodore Roosevelt 1919
There was an old lady named Molly... n.d.
There Will Be Green Trees n.d.
These Are Our Men n.d.
These Bells Shall Ring 1944
The Thinkers 1915
This Christmas n.d.
This Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead 1935
This Ship Brought Dreams 1947-48
This Way 1922
A Thought for Billie 1929
Three Things That Sing 1917
Thy Will Be Done 1915
To a Bird 1912-31
To a Cedar of Lebanon 1930-47
To a 'Chicken' 1912
To a Friend-Today n.d.
To a Harpsist 1918
To a Materialist 1921
To a Mother n.d.
To a Poet 1922
To a Young Lady of Seventy-Seven n.d.
To a Young Mother 1915
To an Old Friend 1916
To Bobby Burns 1916-47
To Charles Young (Colonel U.S. Army) 1917
To Cyclist Jack Thomas on Tour n.d.
To Elizabeth 1940
To His Son on His Wedding Day n.d.
To Mother Dear 1928
To Music 1915
To My Son on His Birthday 1919
To My Valentine 1929
To My Valentine n.d.
To My Valentine n.d.
To My Valentine n.d.
To One on the Heights 1930-47
To Robert W. Service 1917
To Saint Valentine, for All Lovers 1926
To the Birds 1932-42
To the New Year 1933-51
To the Oak of Oakland 1916
Today is All We Have 1921-22
A Tree in Bloom 1937
A Tribute to Robert Irving Bentley 1932
A Tribute to a Rose n.d.
A Troubador Invades the Skies 1932-33
True Builders 1935-38
True Leadership 1948
Two Walk Toward the Sunrise 1933
Under this winter flowering of the sun... n.d.
Unplanted Seed 1948
Vale - George Sterling 1926
Valentine (to Elizabeth) 1948
A Valentine for Elizabeth 1933-34
Valentine for Momie n.d.
The Valley of Love n.d.
Vanderdecken (The Flying Dutchman) n.d.
A Veteran to His Son 1944
A Voyager Puts Out to Sea 1916
War and Civilization 1939
The Warrior's Return 1919
The Water Lily 1936-38
A Wayside Tale 1914
We Give You Christmas Cheer 1917
We Honor Those Retired 1934
We Stand Before the Door (Christmas-1918) 1918
Wear a Flower n.d.
The Weather is Always Right 1939
We've Got a Little Army of Our Own 1942
Westward: Warren Gamaliel Harding 1923
What the Statue Would Say: Goethe and Schiller (in Golden Gate Park) 1921
When Darker Shadows Fall 1946
When Freedom Marches Forth to War 1917
When I Was a King in Babylon n.d.
When Madame Wore My Roses 1918
When Men Lay Down Their Lives 1918
When we are absent, one from another... n.d.
The Whistle Maker and Other Poems 1914
Why Worry n.d.
Wisdom Speaks to Love 1917
With Banners Flying: Memorial Day, 1931 1931
World Builders n.d.
Write This of Me 1915
You and the World n.d.
Your Arms Around (an elder lullabye) 1918-31
Your Flag 1918-42
Youth Weds the Future
POETRY NOTEBOOKS, 1902-1949, n.d.
Poetry Notebook, includes: 1902-22
He Walks Alone [?] 1914
My Faith 1917
I Don't Want to go to Heaven 1915
God and Men 1918
To Scotland 1915
There's No Use to go Chasing Bluebirds n.d.
To the Lady who Helped 1914
The Penalty of Leadership 1918
If You are Fearful n.d.
The Children n.d.
Bracelet Things n.d.
Vacation (A night camp on the hills.) 1915
The Motorman 1917
The Closed Gate 1920
California's Shield 1920
If You are Happy n.d.
Cupid, the Shepherd n.d.
Night in California 1902
Poetry Notebook, includes: 1912-44
Martha Ann Wilson (In Memorium) 1921
Poetry Notebook, includes: 1912-46
Give Me One Friend n.d.
He's a Bonehead n.d.
She Sings to Harps Divine 1920
The Dreamers 1922
Walking by the Way 1914
The Whistle Maker and Other Poems, includes: 1914
Poetry Notebook, includes: 1914-47
The Poetry of the Bible (A Guide for the more abundant life) n.d.
Men's Responsibility to Youth 1945
The Kingdom Within n.d.
Poetry: the Door to Democracy 1945
Copied Poems 1923
Poetry Notebook, includes: 1930-31
I Looked on Life 1930
Toward Truth n.d.
Elemental: the Shuttle 1931
Poetry Notebook 1932-49
Poetry Notebook, includes: 1936
Rudyard Kipling n.d.
Do You Know Jesus Christ 1936
My Garden n.d.
Poetry Notebook, includes: 1938-41
The King's Court n.d.
New Poem for From The Tower of Heaven, includes:
The Son of the Dragon Moves Boldly n.d.
Lazy Moon n.d.
Pi-Shu-Shan-Chuang (Mountain Lodge for avoiding heat) n.d.
Christmas card collection 1948-60
Christmas card collection 1962-63
Poems in collected works by other authors 1930-38
SERIES 2: PROSE, 1907-1948, n.d.
SHORT STORIES, 1925-1938, n.d.
Alvin Pays n.d.
Billie Takes the Rap n.d.
Chum Lei: the Reborn n.d.
Circumstancial Evidence n.d.
The Cross Roads Stare 1928
Cupid Pulls a Boner n.d.
Greater Love Hath No Man n.d.
Her Night Call 1926
The Hidden Hand 1928
The Hills Are Eternal 1931
The Hunchback of Leidesdorff Street 1926
The Mayor's Party 1928
A Mental Adventure 1928
Microbe-No. 60529 n.d.
A Modern Charon 1931
Mrs. Corstair's Garden n.d.
The Pawn Broker 1931
Pierre Wins a Race 1931
The Registrar's Story n.d.
The Road to Paradise 1928
The Shadow Detective n.d.
Silent Partner n.d.
Silent Stream 1931
Sister Maria-The Peaceful 1938
A Subtle Revenge n.d.
The Sword of Justice n.d.
Sycamore and Wisteria n.d.
Weber's Lamb n.d.
When Fate Stepped in 1925
The Yaquis' Revenge n.d.
MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS, 1907-1948, n.d.
Address to Court Bournemouth No. 7804, A.O.F., on Being Installed as Chief Ranger 1909
Alexander Sergeievich Pushkin n.d.
An Art Which Binds All Other Arts into the Foundation of Life 1929
Back from Pandora 1930
The Bell Ringer 1930
The Closed Door and Beyond 1945
Del Monte Orchards 1927
Each country shall be confirmed in a government of its own... n.d.
Economic Equality-Simple Justice 1946
An Essay on Men n.d.
Foreign-Minded Organization 1939
From Swords to Pruning Hooks 1936
Half an Hour in Los Angeles 1928
Has Science Advanced Human Happiness? n.d.
History and the Poet n.d.
I Have Never Fought for Security n.d.
Intention of Nature n.d.
The Invisible Terror 1915
Jim Crow n.d.
The Last Half of Thanksgiving n.d.
Major Walter Howard Loving 1929
Man as a Citizen n.d.
Master the Now Gloriously n.d.
The National Association-an Interpretation n.d.
The Natural Unity of Man 1945
The New Leadership for the Business World 1930
A Night in Spain n.d.
Obituary of John William Brown n.d.
The Old De Young Museum 1925
Opportunity for Success 1916-25
Our First Year of Maturity 1948
Our Personal Good Neighbor Policy 1947
The Poetry in the Folk-lore of the American Negro n.d.
Points on Criticism --Poetry-- n.d.
The Power n.d.
Real Education 1945
Real Rule for Success n.d.
The Red Light Abatement Bill n.d.
The Regeneration of Dives n.d.
Resolution of Condolence 1941
Riches and Happiness 1935
The Road to Bethlehem 1939
Short History of the United Spanish War Veterans 1925
Socialist Movement: Patriotic in Principle, Loyal in Act n.d.
A Statement of Faith 1941
That All Who Run Might Read 1940
Thought is Everything: A Handbook for the Nations n.d.
Thoughts by Ricks 1907
To Victory Gardeners 1943
Un-American Groups 1939
The Value and Meaning of True Education n.d.
The Way Out n.d.
We are Americans First n.d.
What Determines the degree of influence of one form of life upon the other? 1934
Whose Fault: A Drama in Two Scenes n.d.
Why I am Glad I Live in the United States n.d.
The Why of Unemployment n.d.
Young People n.d.
Miscellaneous illustrations n.d.
Notes and fragments n.d.
SERIES 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-1961.
Letters to Elizabeth (Mrs. William Nauns Ricks) 1934-35
Letters from Elizabeth 1933-48
Letters from other family members 1930-46
Letters to William and Elizabeth Ricks 1931-44
Miscellaneous letters from others, A-Z 1906-48
Miscellaneous letters to others 1915-48
Christmas cards 1917-53
Cards and letters (Get Well) 1933
Miscellaneous form letters 1918-46
Miscellaneous correspondence to and from Elizabeth Ricks 1932-61
Picture Postcards from Arthur East
Scope and Content Note
Postcards from others
SERIES 4: PERSONAL PAPERS, 1899-1958.
RELATING TO POETRY AND WRITING, 1917-1953
California Composers and Writers Society 1938-40
The California Poets 1940-41
California Writers' Club 1941-46
Davis' Anthology of Newspaper Verse 1930-34
Poets' Corner 1930-36
Poets' Dinner 1931-51
Poets of the Pacific 1941-47
Poetic Viewpoint 1933-35
Scribblers' Club 1933-34
Writing miscellaneous 1917-45
Letters from miscellaneous writing organizations 1921-40
Manuscripts of poetry and prose by others 1929-53
Collected clippings of poetry and prose by others:
Jessica Pryse Arthur 1931-34
Eve Brazier 1930-36
Athan David Cunningham 1930-31
Raoul Dorsay 1935
Edgar Guest 1923
Charles Keeler 1921-37
Robin Lampson 1933-35
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1935
Dorothy Tyrrel 1931-34
LoVerne Wilson 1931-35
Collected clippings of poetry from newspaper columns:
California Poems Worth Repeating 1931-32
The Hired Man 1939
The Other Fellow 1928-50
Poems About the Flag 1917
Miscellaneous regarding poetry and writing 1918-36
EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES, 1900-1948
Box 16 California Packing Corporation 1908-48
United Spanish Civil War Veterans 1900-48
[Regarding] African Americans in Military 1918-44
Berkeley Civil Warden Service 1941-44
Ancient Order of Foresters 1913-28
Indian Festival n.d.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1911-46
New Year Club 1939-43
Tamalpais Conservation Club 1920-39
Young Men's Club n.d.
BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 1899-1958
Glory Book #1 1932-48
Glory Book #2 1917-58
Report Cards and School Records 1925-40
Class Notebooks 1934-41
Planners 1914, 1921, 1923, 1930
Notebooks and journal 1925-37, 1945, n.d.
Point Arena Diary 1948
Inscription to Elizabeth Brown [Ricks] in Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 1921
Mentions of W. N. Ricks 1913-35
Programs and ephemera relating to:
Musical events 1912-49
Theatrical events 1913-46
Church activities 1914-58
Business Cards, etc. n.d.
ELIZABETH RICKS PAPERS, 1929-1954
Book Lovers Club notebooks 1929-37
Articles by Elizabeth Ricks 1941
Notes and writings 1930-48