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Gerstle Mack papers, 1903-1974.
BANC FILM 3181; BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 1; BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 2; BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 3; ...
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Title:

Gerstle Mack papers, 1903-1974

Creator/Contributor:

Mack, Gerstle, 1894-1983, creator, creator.

Abstract:

Principally correspondence and research materials pertaining to Mack's published and unpublished works, including an annotated typescript for The Land Divided. Includes some theater programs (ca. 1920s), mostly from San Francisco theaters, many listing Mack as one of the production designers. Other significant correspondence: Mack's letters to his family while serving in Europe during World War I, and letters to Mack from servicemen in the field during World War II.

Date:

1903 (issued)

Subject:

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Mack, Gerstle -- 1894-1983 -- Archives
Gerstle family
Impressionism (Art) -- France
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
Architecture, Spanish
Authors, American -- 20th century
Jews -- California -- San Francisco
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco
Fires -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Personal narratives
Panama Canal (Panama) -- History

Note:

COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.
Copy of "Modern Architecture Research Materials: Notes and thoughts. Begins with an extract from a letter to W.A.P. [William Alexander Perry (Carton 1, folder 4) : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3181.
Photographs transferred to Pictorial Collections.
San Francisco born author (né Lewis Gerstle Mack) He wrote several books, including The Land Divided, a definitive history of the Panama Canal. His other published works include biographies of French Impressionist painters, histories of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and of the Gerstle family, and books on Spanish architecture. His other research interests included modern architecture and the theater.
In English; research notes on French painters in French.
Unpublished finding aid available.

Type:

Diaries.
Manuscripts for publication.
Theater programs.

Physical Description:

6 boxes, 3 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 1 rolled item (6.25 linear ft.).
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 3363, 60 frames) and positive.

Language:

English
French

Identifier:

BANC FILM 3181
BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 1
BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 2
BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 3
BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 4
BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 5
BANC MSS 87/129 cz box 6
BANC MSS 87/129 cz oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 87/129 cz oversize box 1
BANC MSS 87/129 cz rolled item
BANC MSS 87/129 cz carton 1
BANC MSS 87/129 cz carton 2
BANC MSS 87/129 cz carton 3
BANC MSS 87/129 cz
BANC FILM 3181
BANC MSS 87/129 cz

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

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