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Guide to the Stanley Hiller, Sr. Collection, 1922-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stanley Hiller, Sr. Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1962
    Box Number: 501-644
    Creator: Hiller family
    Extent: 145 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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], Stanley Hiller, Sr. Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Canned fruit industry--California
    Fishing--Pacific Coast
    Fishery law and legislation--California
    Food processing by-products industry--California
    Food processing machinery
    Hiller, Stanley, 1888-1968.
    Hiller, Stanley
    Labor laws and legislation
    Marine resources conservation
    Merchant mariners
    Oils and fats
    Real estate development--California--Alameda Co.
    Urban transportation
    Wankel engine
    Waste products as feed
    Waste products as fuel
    Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944


    Business and personal papers of Stanley Hiller, Sr. The collection includes some of Stanley Hiller, Jr.'s papers concerning two of his inventions: a new type of die-casting process and the first practical coaxial helicopter. A separate key to the arrangement of the collection and subject index to the key have been compiled by California State Library staff. The key details the contents of the collection as organized down to the folder level. No separate lists of correspondents have been compiled.


    Born in Alameda, California, September 3, 1888, Stanley Hiller, Sr. was an inventor, and manufacturer of machinery and plants for processing food by-products, including the first seagoing fish processing plants (1927); a California land developer (1930-1955); commercial fisheries lobbyist (1934-1938); and early aviator. He died in Oakland, August 8, 1968.


    • Hiller, Stanley, 1888-1968

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Books and printed materials, blueprints and maps (larger than 8½ x 11"), photographs (identified as California), and scrapbooks