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Margot Patterson Doss papers, circa 1947-2000.
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Margot Patterson Doss papers, circa 1947-2000


Doss, Margot Patterson., creator


Contains correspondence with friends and publishers including Philip Whalen, Donald Allen and Joanne Kyger; subject files on the greater San Francisco Bay Area; manuscript drafts of books and articles; scrapbooks containing her columns; maps (chiefly in oversize).


1947 (issued)


Doss, Margot Patterson -- Archives
Whalen, Philip -- Correspondence
Allen, Donald -- 1912-2004 -- Correspondence
Kyger, Joanne -- Correspondence
Walking -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Trails -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Ridge Trail (Calif.)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Calif.)
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Description and travel


COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Margot Patterson Doss papers, BANC MSS 2003/198 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Watercolor portrait of Margot Patterson Doss transferred to the Pictorial Collection of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2003.219--FR). Photographs also transferred to Pictorial Collections of the Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2003.242--PIC).
Margot Patterson Doss was born in Minnesota on August 22, 1920. Before moving to San Francisco in 1955, Doss worked as a reporter and freelance writer in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Doss wrote two columns in the "San Francisco Chronicle," entitled, "Bay Area at Your Feet," and "San Francisco at Your Feet," for over thirty years and was the author of 14 books. She was also involved in the establishment of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in the Citizens Advisory Commission to the Point Reyes National Seashore and in the G.G.N.R.A. Doss died in Ross, California on January 15, 2003.
In English.
Preliminary list of contents available.


Manuscripts for publication.

Physical Description:

14 cartons, 1 box, 46 volumes and 5 oversize folders (27 linear ft.)





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COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.