Title:Daniel F. Castro collection of Ina Coolbrith and Eunice Lehmer correspondence, 1910-1955
Creator/Contributor:Castro, Daniel F., creator, collector.
The Daniel F. Castro collection of Ina Coolbrith and Eunice Lehmer correspondence, 1910-1955, is primarily comprised of correspondence
by and to Ina Coolbrith and also by and to Eunice Lehmer. The collection also includes a poem by, writings sent to, and a
small amount of ephemera concerning Ina Coolbrith; a series of news column clippings by journalist Hal Johnson, of the Berkeley
Daily Gazette; news clippings, a scrapbook, and other ephemera related to the Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park
in Oakland, California; and a slight amount of ephemera related to Joaquin Miller Park.
Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna) -- 1841-1928 -- Correspondence
Lehmer, Eunice Mitchell -- Correspondence
Joaquin Miller Park (Oakland, Calif.)
Collection processed at folder level in 2008.
Daniel F. Castro collection of Ina Coolbrith and Eunice Lehmer correspondence, BANC MSS 2008/254, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Daniel F. Castro; 2007.
Ina Coolbrith (1841-1928) was a poet, writer, librarian, and a prominent and beloved figure in the San Francisco Bay Area
literary community. Coolbrith contributed articles to the influential magazine, the Overland Monthly, and published her poetry
widely. Her literary work led to her friendship with Alfred Tennyson, Samuel Clemens, Bret Harte, Charles Warren Stoddard,
Joaquin Miller, and Ansel Adams amongst other influential literary and cultural figures. In 1915 Coolbrith was named the first
poet laureate of California by the Regents of the University of California.
Eunice Lehmer (Clara Eunice Mitchell), wife of Derrick Norman Lehmer, professor in mathematics at the University of California,
Berkeley, was active in promoting the California literary and cultural scene. She became Vice-Chairman, and later Chairman,
of the California Writers' Club, Woodminster Committee of the Woodminster Amphitheater and Memorial Grove in Joaquin Miller
Park, Oakland, California. Lehmer was also instrumental in forming the Joaquin Miller Foundation.
2 boxes and 1 oversize folder (.8 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2008/254 box 1
BANC MSS 2008/254 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2008/254 box 2
BANC MSS 2008/254
BANC MSS 2008/254