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Ottley, Allan R. Papers, 1955-1979.
01/09/02 T01/03/02 T03/14/01 T
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Papers, 1955-1979
Allan R. Ottley papers, 1955-1979


Ottley, Allan R., creator


Goodman, John B. (John Bartlett), 1901-1991


Hutchinson, W. H. (William Henry), 1910-1990


Levenson, Roger, 1914-


1955 (issued)


Box 2212: Personal papers; Correspondence: John B. Goodman, William Henry Hutchinson, Roger Levenson. Literary: Alma Birmingham, Anita Bly, Elliot Evans, Neal Harlow, Marlin Heckman, William Heintz, Douglas McMurtrie, James Mills, Rodman Paul, Glenn Price, Jack Reynolds, Albert Shumate, Edmund Simpson, Baxter Sperry, Dolores Kason Sutter, Francis Weber, R. Coke Wood. Political: Larry Bowler, Alan Cranston, Phil Gramm, Orrin Hatch, S.I. Hayakawa, Thomas Kuchel, James Mills, Albert Rodda, Paul Simon. -- Boxes 2213-2214: Articles and speeches. -- Boxes 2215-2216: Publications. -- Boxes 2217-2218: Research materials: California water transportation. -- Box 2219: Research materials: California water transportation; California National Guard Museum, Misc., William Muldrow.


Ottley, Allan R -- Archives
Ottley, Allan R
Ottley, Allan R
Goodman, John B. (John Bartlett) -- 1901-1991 -- Correspondence
Hutchinson, W. H. (William Henry) -- 1910-1990 -- Correspondence
Levenson, Roger -- 1914- -- Correspondence
Sutter, John Augustus -- 1803-1880
Jr -- Sutter, John Augustus -- 1826-1897
California -- History
Shipping -- California -- History
Inland water transportation -- California -- History


Transferred 03/14/2001
Alan Ottley was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1909 but has been a resident of California since he was 13. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara State College and completed library school in Riverside. He worked in the Humboldt County Library and the Sacramento City Library and, after serving with the Navy in the South Pacific, began his long association with the California Section of the California State Library. Mr. Ottley has been active in many professional, cultural and civic organizations throughout his life. He served on several committees of the California Library Association; is a founding member and past-president of both the Sacramento Book Collectors Club and the Sacramento County Historical Society; and was appointed by Governor Pat Brown to serve on the Civil War Centennial Commission, the California History Commission, and the California Heritage Preservation Commission.
His publications include: John A. Sutter, Jr.: statement regarding early California experiences; John A. Sutter's last days; and other publications for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club, and Sidewalk history: pioneer sites of Old Sacramento for the Sacramento City Historic Landmarks Commision, as well as numerous articles for such journals as the California historian, the Steamboat bill of facts, Proceedings of the Conference of California Historical Societies, the Far Westerner of the Stockton Corral of Westerners, the National republic, and the quarterly newsletter of the Book Club of California. A noted speaker, Ottley has made many appearances at local historical groups and has lectured at several California universities.
Donated by Allan Ottley.
Allan R. Ottley papers, 1955-1979
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.
Boxes 2212-2219



Physical Description:

8 manuscript boxes : ill.






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Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.