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Register of the Conference of California Historical Societies Archives, 1954-
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Conference of California Historical Societies Archives,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-
    Collection number: Mss243
    Extent: 4 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], Conference of California Historical Societies Archives, Mss243, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    corporate name

    Conference of California Historical Societies


    History -Societies, etc.
    California -Antiquities
    Museum publications -California
    Local history -Archival resources


    The Conference of California Historical Societies is a consortium of the local historical societies of California. The Conference was founded under the leadership of California History Professor R. Coke Wood of the College of the Pacific (1954). The Conference supports the activities of its members with educational programs and information on historic restoration, fund raising, grant writing, lobbying, collection maintenance, volunteer activities and other subjects of interest to membership. The Conference publishes the California Historian and hosts annual conferences and workshops.

    Scope and Content

    The Conference of California Historical Societies contains records and correspondence related to its founding, early years, membership, the publication of the California Historian, and the organization of annual conferences.


    Series 1 includes: officers’ records; minutes; programs; committee reports; financial reports; and, awards information (1954- ). Series 2 contains small serial publications and announcements of individual member societies.

    Related Collections:

    The California Historian and serial publications of Individual History Societies can be found in Holt-Atherton’s Periodicals Collection.