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Berkeley Historical Society
1931 Center Street
Berkeley, California 94704
Phone: (510) 848-0181
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Collections with online items: 3
Physical collections: 130
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Acty, Ruth. First African American teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District : oral history transcript

Interview on her life and career, conducted by Therese Pipe, with the assistance of Jerri Lange, Feb. and Nov., 1993, and Dec. 1994.

Ahonen, Tauno Arvi. Finnish pioneer of the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley; transcript of an interview by Herbert Maccoby.

Transcript of interview with Ahonen and his involvement with cooperatives, August 1979.

Aronovici, John Ginno. Materials on various vessels bearing the name Berkeley.

Photocopies of articles compiled by Aronovici on various vessels bearing the name Berkeley.

Baumohl (James) study of Berkeley homeless people.

Material written by and collected by James Baumohl for his study of street people in Berkeley.

Berkeley Albany Kensington Girl Scout miscellany

Documents various aspects of operation and activities of the troop.

Berkeley Bayfront Conservancy Fund records

Files arranged by participating organizations with the intent of preserving the Berkeley bayfront through open space planning and public acquisition of lands and waters along San Francisco Bay.

Berkeley, Calif. Auditor. Annual reports

Reports for 1903-04, 1908-23, 1936-87, 1988-90, 1992-93.

Berkeley (Calif.) ledgers and account books, 1895-1962.

Miscellaneous account books and ledgers, mainly 1895-1918.

Berkeley, Calif. Master plan revision program, 1974

Community profiles for various areas of the city.

Berkeley (Calif.) neighborhood statistics program.

Based on statistics derived from the 1980 U.S. Census.

Berkeley (Calif.) parking studies

Miscellaneous studies and reports by city and outside agencies.

Berkeley, Calif., school and student photograph miscellany.

A miscellany of photos from various sources. Includes some sports teams, photos of various classes and schools.

Berkeley, Calif., school fund records, 1896-1909.

3 volumes of ledger and receipts for school funds.

Berkeley, Calif. Street Department records, 190-1910

Record of street improvements and related activities.

Berkeley, Calif., transit studies

Miscellaneous reports, some done by city offices, some by outside consultants.

Berkeley (Calif.) Zoning and land use documents.

Miscellaneous documents assembled from various sources.

Berkeley, California, master plan documents

A collection of miscellaneous reports.

Berkeley Chamber of Commerce records.

The collection contains statistical data collected and compiled pertaining to civic affairs, civic organizations, manufacturing establishments and their products.

Berkeley Community Concert Association records

Records of the association from its incorporation to dissolution.

Berkeley Folk Dancers records.

Records of the organization, mainly from 1974, but including some event programs from the 1940s.

Berkeley Gazette ledgers.

Two volumes recording subscribers, printing jobs, finances.

Berkeley High School collection.

A miscellaneous collection of administrative and student materials.

Berkeley High School student group scrapbooks

Scrapbooks from the Spartan Club, Viking Club, and the Girls Athletic Association.

Berkeley Hiking Club records.

Records include administrative records, newsletters, schedules, and trip reports.

Berkeley history pages created by members of a Girl Scout troop.

Loose sheets on various facets of Berkeley, Calif. history.

Berkeley Interracial Committee records.

Contains minutes of meetings, constitution, program materials, etc.

Berkeley school diplomas

Diplomas issued by various Berkeley schools.

Berkeley Schools miscellaneous clippings, 1933-1993 (bulk 1964-1993)

Miscellaneous clippings kept by school district office.

Berkeley Unified School District Department of Art scrapbooks, 1942-1959

Scrapbooks contain letters re work of Myrtie Gifford and photographs of her students.

Berkeley Unified School District document and report miscellany, 1940-1990

A chronological file by year of miscellaneous documents, reports and some newsletters.

Berkeley Unified School District records

The collection contains administrative records in various subject categories, as received, bound volumes of reports and directories, plus miscellaneous documents and papers.

Berkeley Voice clipping and information file, ca. 1965-1985.

Contains clippings, leaflets, some pamphlets on a wide variety of topics and organizations, mainly concerning Berkeley, Calif.

Bock, Felicia G. Oral history interview by Therese Pipe.

Primarily concerning Bock's involvement with the League of Women Voters.

Bolfings Hardware Store miscellany.

Mainly re displays in the store's windows.

The Book Balcony: a book from the rental library in Berkeley, Calif.

A volume from the Berkeley, Calif. rental library, The Book Balcony.

Brown, Cynthia. Partisanship: does it work?

Paper on politics in Berkeley, Calif., in early 1960s.

Bryant, Dorothy. A writer's life in Berkeley.

Life in San Francisco and Berkeley; teaching; her writing career.

Burbank School (Berkeley, Calif.) collections

Some PTA materials, histories of the school, some student materials.

Census data for Berkeley, California, 1959-1982

Reports issued by the Berkeley Planning Department and summaries from U. S. Census rolls

Claremont branch, Berkeley Public Library, specifications.

Details of all work required for the building of the library.

Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley minutes and management reports

Munutes, 1980-83, 1986-87, 1989-91; business and management repor5s, 1977-87.

Cragmont School (Berkeley, Calif.) collection.

Some PTA materials, class and various activity photos, histories of the school, etc.

Cross, Laurance L. Papers

Mainly sermons delivered at Northbrae Community Church, Berkeley, Calif., and scripts for his radio program, "Cross Cuts"

Davis, Cecil. Scrapbooks of photographs published in the Berkeley Gazette.

Mainly clippings of society photographs, including many weddings.

Davis, William J. Berkeley Big Brother project: a specialized program in juvenile guidance.

Description of the program in 1961 with some historical figures.

Dougan (Kathleen) advertising card for her photographic studio.

Announcement of opening of Dougan's photographic studio.

Drugstores in Berkeley, California.

A history of Berkeley drugstores from 1876.

Dutch Boy mural documentation, Berkeley, Calif.

Essay, a photograph, and newspaper articles of the mural.

Emerson School (Berkeley, Calif.) collection.

History of the school, early photographs, list of graduates.

Gilbert, Anna. Deed to property in Berkeley, Calif.

Transfer of two pieces of property in Berkeley to Anna Gilbert.

Gordon, Margaret Shaughnessy. Past president of the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley, research economist, and community leader.

Oral history interview documenting Margaret Gordon's professional accomplishments, which includes some information concerning her husband, Aaron, and their sons.

Grizzly Peak School (Berkeley, Calif.) collection.

Mainly materials concerning demolition of the school and subsequent disposition of the property.

Gustavson, Arno W. Memorabilia pertaining to his career in parks administration.

Resolutions, plaques, and photographs re Arno W. Gustavson.

Harlow, Ann. Compilation of newspapers articles on art and artists in Berkeley, 1893-1942.

Photocopies of newspaper articles on art and artists in Berkeley.

Hayashi (Ruth) video oral history.

Interview with Ruth Hayashi, Japanese-American living in Berkeley at the time of internment during World War II and return to Berkeley thereafter.

Hillside School (Berkeley, Calif.) collection

Contains some PTA materials, materials on closure of the school, a history of the school, some class photographs.

Housing in Berkeley: miscellaneous reports

Reports on housing by city and outside agencies.

Indigenous Peoples Day materials.

Programs, fliers, clippings and material re Millie Ketscheschawno.

J. J. Gillick Company records

Articles of incorporation; tax forms; ledger volume

Jay (Madeline). 2837 Webster Street: the land and early generations.

History of the McKusick house, Berkeley, Calif. and surrounding lands.

Jefferson School materials

PTA and Dads' Club materials, photo albums and scrapbooks, history, etc.

Keeler, Eloise. Papers and family materials.

Mainly Eloise Keeler writings and personal materials.

Knight (Frances) scrapbook

Documents her career as "A Teller of Tales in Song."

Lehtin (Laurie Leonard). Finnish leader's perspective on the cooperative movement.

Transcript of oral history interview in the Consumers Cooperative ob Berkeley Oral History collection.

Lending libraries in Berkeley, Calif.

Two books which had been held by private lending libraries, with their stamps.

Lincoln School/Malcolm X School (Berkeley, Calif.) materials.

Histories of the school, reconstruction, renaming of school, note to students by Attallah Shabazz.

Longfellow School (Berkeley, Calif.) materials.

Early PTA materials, building reconstruction, student writings.

Marks, Carolyn. A compilation of articles and photographs on the Berkeley Peace Wall

Materials re the creating and dedication of the Berkeley Peace Wall.

Martin (Harry M.) real estate business records

Correspondence arranged by tract name, by street, or alphabetically

Maybeck, Bernard. Interview by Bob Shutz.

Interview with Bernard and Mrs. Maybeck.

Nelson, Ray. The acid heads.

Autobiographical account of experiences during the 1960s

North Berkeley Senior Center scrapbooks.

Scrapbooks documenting activities of the Center.

Oakland/Berkeley hills fire reports and documents.

Mainly reports by various city offices concerning emergency services at the time of the fire and subsequent updates.

Partridge (Rondal) collection of materials on undergrounding of street lighting lines in Claremont district of Berkeley, Calif.

Primarily correspondence between Partridge and Berkeley city officials. Also, one folder of material on undergrounding Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) tracks.

People's Park Community Advisory Board records.

A joint University of California, Berkeley/City of Berkeley effort to address the status of People's Park.

Photograph albums of Berkeley schools and students.

Two disbound photograph albums with photos of Berkeley schools and students.

Rader (Franklin) scrapbook

Rader's high school career and World War II.

Rosenblum (Steven) collection of materials on Berkeley school closure and reorganization

Materials on various controversies on the Berkeley Unified School District in the early 1980s.

Saffores (Marjorie Beggs) report cards and religious certificates.

Report cards, and first communion, confirmation certificates.

School building proposed for Bancroft Way and Curtis Street, Berkeley, Calif.

Papers for preliminary discussion of building the school.

Scott, Peter Dale. Faculty role in the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley; a video interview.

UC Berkeley faculty involvement in the Free Speech Movement of 1964.

Scrapbooks of clippings documenting Berkeley history.

Mainly clippings from the Berkeley Gazette, 1947-1972, with a few volumes of special subjects.

Sherwood (Rosalie) collection of music and theater programs.

Programs from various Berkeley, Calif., venues, bills and receipts of various Berkeley businesses, and a notebook containing observations on health and a number of prescriptions.

Sibley, Catherine. Scrapbook documenting her theatrical career.

Appearance in The Trojan Woman, UC Berkeley Greek Theatre, and subsequent career.

St. Mary's College High School 150th anniversary materials

History of St. Mary's College High School, and history of Peralta Park area of Berkeely, Calif.

Stein, Ken. Material assembled on proposed Berkeley airport

Documents and studies re proposed airport.

Streightif family papers, portraits and artifacts.

Materials from a Berkeley, Calif., family.

Studies and reports on economic conditions of Berkeley, Calif.

Miscellaneous report by both city and outside agencies.

Sweeney (Wilmont) resolutions of appreciation.

One plaque and one framed resolution.

Taft, William H. visit to Berkeley, Calif., October 1909.

Minutes and correspondence of reception committee

Treuhaft, Robert E. Left-wing political activist and progressive leader in the Berkeley Co-op.

Oral history of Robert E. Treuhaft; interviewer, Robert Gordon .Larsen; interviews conducted October 1988-January 1989

UC Express and Storage Company photograph album

Photographs of UC Express and Storage company and its subsidiary Yellow Van Shipping Company.

Vollmer, August. Two letters concerning Japanese American internment, 1943.

Photocopies of two letters concerning Japanese American internment.

Voter registration efforts, Berkeley, Calif., 1970

Papers documenting voter registration instructions, areas covered, etc. for the Democratic Party.

Washington School materials

Mainly PTA materials and student writings.

Waste disposal incinerator proposed for Berkeley, Calif.

Correspondence concerning the building of a refuse disposal incinerator.

Waterfront, bay shoreline, and marina development documents and reports for Berkeley, Calif.

Documents relating to the development of the Berkeley waterfront.

West Berkeley urban renewal project files.

Files relating to West Berkeley industry and redevelopment projects.

Whittier School (Berkeley, Calif.) materials

Early history of the school, building and dedication; some student writings; handbooks; class photos.

Willard Middle School (Berkeley, Calif.) materials

Mainly more recent materials, but also some earlier histories and programs.

Wilson, Carl C.

Forms part of the USDA Forest Service Oral History Project, 1991 Centennial, Forest Reserves Act. Interview by Susan Douglass.

Wofsy, Leon. Faculty role in the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley.

Wofsy comments on his support of the Free Speech Movement and his activities in peace movement during the Vietnam War.

Wood, Betsy Rannels. A home economist's perspective on the Berkeley Co-op.

Oral history interview with Betsy Rannels Wood, conducted by Therese Pipe in August 1988.