Bancroft Quarterly Processing News

The archivists of the Bancroft Library are pleased to announce that in the past quarter (October-December 2023) we opened the following Bancroft archival collections to researchers.

Manuscript and University Archives Collections:

Morris Goldstein papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

ruth weiss papers (processed by Simi Best)

Robert A. Scalapino papers (processed by Lara Michels)

Elizabeth Rauscher papers (processed by Jessica Tai)

Lawrence Talbot papers (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistant David Eick)

Walter S. Hertzmann collection on the Hertzmann and Koshland families (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Bush Street Synagogue Cultural Center records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Erle Stanley Gardner papers (processed by Randy Brandt)

Mission Council on Redevelopment records (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistant Malayna Chang)

Charles W. Leach correspondence (processed by Lara Michels)

Lynn Manning papers, additions (processed by Lara Michels)

Pictorial Collections/Items:

65 small collections and single items (approximately 6,119 items, total)

Lonnie H. Wilson Photograph Archive: over 1000 negatives documenting the William F. Knowland gubernatorial campaign of 1958 and the Republican and Democratic Party conventions of 1960 were processed and added to the existing finding aid.

Pictorial collections staff:  James Eason, Chris McDonald, Lori Hines, Sara Ferguson, and Isabel Breskin.

Collections Currently in Process:

  • Data Center records
  • Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley records
  • Patricia Buffler papers
  • Nathan and Julia Hare papers
  • Daisy Zamora papers
  • Harriet Smith papers
  • Barbara Oliver collection of theater materials
  • Howard Besser papers
  • Delmer Myers Brown papers
  • Benjamin Swig papers and photographs
  • Isabel Wiel family papers and photographs

Bancroft Quarterly Processing News

The archivists of The Bancroft Library are pleased to announce that in the past quarter (July-September 2023) we opened the following Bancroft archival collections to researchers.

General and UARC Collections:

Michael Paul Rogin papers (processed by Marjorie Bryer) 

Acción Latina records and El Tecolote newspaper archive (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Pam Levinson papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

William Moore journals and other papers (processed by Lara Michels)

Renee Gregorio papers (processed by Simi Best)

Howard A. Brett collection of Panama Canal materials (processed by Lara Michels)

C. (Walter Clay) Lowdermilk papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Mosaic Law Congregation records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Daniel Holmes collection of Sierra Club burro trips and Yosemite National Park backcountry research (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Triangle Gallery records (processed by Dean Smith)

Western Jewish History Center records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Bransten and Rothmann family papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Friends of the River collection (transfer from UC Riverside; additional processing work by Lara Michels and Jaime Henderson)

George W. Barlow papers (processed by Jessica Tai)

Streetfare Journal records (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistant Malayna Chang)

Roger Parodi collection of art museum and gallery announcements (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistant David Eick)

Israel Louis Greenblat papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

American Cultures Center records (processed by Jessica Tai)

Larry Orman archive of The Friends of the Stanislaus River materials (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Hamilton Boswell papers (digital materials processed by Christina Velazquez Fidler)

Pictorial Collections: 

130 small collections and single items (approximately 6,650 items, total)

William F. Knowland’s gubernatorial campaign of 1958 photographs (and miscellaneous subjects added in Series 4 of the Lonnie Wilson archive)

3,155 new scans from Thérèse Bonney’s WWII era photographs from Finland, 1939, and France, Portugal, Belgium 1940

Collections Currently in Process:

Elizabeth A. Rauscher papers (Jessica Tai)

Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley, records (Jessica Tai)

California Faience archive (Jaime Henderson) 

Jan Kerouac papers (Marjorie Bryer)

Sister Makinya Sibeko-Kouate papers (Marjorie Bryer)

Nathan and Julia Hare papers (Marjorie Bryer)

Morris M. Goldstein papers (Presley Hubschmitt)

Hertzmann and Koshland family papers (Presley Hubschmitt)

Bush Street Synagogue Cultural Center records (Presley Hubschmitt and student processing assistant Malayna Chang)

Charles Muscatine papers–digital component (Christina Velazquez Fidler)

ruth weiss papers (Simi Best)

 


Bancroft Quarterly Processing News

The archivists of The Bancroft Library are pleased to announce that in the past quarter (April-June 2023) we have opened the following Bancroft archival collections to researchers.

 

Western Americana collections:

The role of women in the Black movement conference materials (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Jonathan Winters collection on campus and East Bay LGBT activism (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Edward Miyakawa papers (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

YMCA of San Francisco, Chinatown branch records, approximately 1915-2010 (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Nan Tucker McEvoy collection (processed by Jaime Henderson and Marjorie Bryer)

Joni Jacobs collection of mayoral campaign materials (processed by Lara Michels)

Louise Taber family papers (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistant Malayna Chang)

Central American Labor Defense Network records (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Elaine Dorfman papers and oral histories (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Oakland-Piedmont Jewish Community Center records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

B’nai B’rith, San Francisco Lodge No. 21 records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Rosene Family papers (processed by Lara Michels)

Women’s American ORT, San Francisco Chapter records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Jerome H. Bayer papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Keesling family collection of John Henry Barbat correspondence, photographs, and realia (processed by Lara Michels)

Joel Bolster correspondence, 1851-1852 (processed by Lara Michels)

Harold Dobbs scrapbooks and photo albums (additional processing and finding aid written by Lara Michels)

Keesling family collection of Stebbins family papers (processed by Lara Michels)

William R. Sanford and Charles T. Forbes correspondence and sketches related to Native American archaeology, Owens Valley, California (processed by Lara Michels)

Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco, additions (2019-08-16) (processed by Lara Michels)

Sierra Club mountain registers and records, 1860-2005, additions (processed by Lara Michels)

Robert (Bob) Edward Rooker rodeo archive (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Warren Hinkle papers (digital files) (processed by Christina V. Fidler)

Vivian Low collection of materials on the Military Intelligence Service Language School, Chinese Division, 1945-2017 (digital files) (processed by Christina V. Fidler)

Judith Heumann papers (digital files) (processed by Christina V. Fidler)

 

Literary and Arts collections: 

Anne S. Perlman papers (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Robert D. Brotherson collection of the Activist Group of Poets (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Nancy Karp + Dancers records (processed by Jaime Henderson and Lara Michels)

Claire Van Vliet letters to Frederick W. Hegeman, 1977-1988 (processed by Lara Michels)

Kenneth Perkins papers (processed by Randal Brandt and Sterling Kinnell)

 

University Archives and Faculty Papers collections:

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics records (processed by Jessica Tai)

Harold Biswell papers (processed by Jessica Tai)

Joseph L. Sax papers (processed by Lara Michels)

Robert Tracy papers (processed by Michele Morgan and Lara Michels)

Jaroslav Joseph Polivka papers (processed by Lara Michels)

Lawrence Levine paper (digital files) (processed by Christina V. Fidler)

Jacqueline Ellen Violette de La Harpe papers (additions) (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

 

Pictorial collections:

Acción Latina and El Tecolote pictorial archive photographic print and poster collection (processed by Isabel Breskin with James Eason)

Fakir Musafar archive (processed by Lori Hines)

John S. Service photograph collection (processed by Isabel Breskin with James Eason)

Photographs from the Noël Sullivan papers (1 unprocessed box)

185 small pictorial collections and single items.

 

Collections currently in process include:

  • The papers of George Barlow, UC Berkeley ichthyologist, ethologist and evolutionary biologist (processing work by Jessica Tai)
  • The papers of Michael Paul Rogin, UC Berkeley political scientist notable for his critique of American imperialism (processing work by Marjorie Bryer)
  • University of California, Berkeley, American Cultures Center records (processing work by Jessica Tai)
  • Western Jewish History Center records (processing work by Presley Hubschmitt)
  • Acción Latina records (processing work by Marjorie Bryer)
  • Haas-Bransten-Rothman family papers (processing work by Presley Hubschmitt)

 

 


Bancroft Quarterly Processing News

The archivists of The Bancroft Library are pleased to announce that in past quarter we have opened the following collections to researchers:

Swett-Tracy family papers and photographs (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistants Malayna Chang and David Eick)

Shelley Hoyt papers (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistants Malayna Chang and David Eick)

Lawrence W. Levine papers (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Boy and Girls Aid Society records (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistants Malayna Chang and David Eick)

Gobind Behari Lal papers (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Charles Muscatine papers (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division records (additions) (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistants Malayna Chang and David Eick)

Women’s Athletic Association records (processed by Jessica Tai)

Berkeley Student Cooperative Records (addition) (processed by Jessica Tai)

University of California, Berkeley Black Alumni Association records (processed by Jessica Tai)

Warren Hinckle papers (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Karl Kasten papers (processed by Dean Smith)

Velvet Rhodes archive (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center and Firestorm Memorial Garden archive (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Elkan and Henrietta Moscowitz Voorsanger papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Ralph Segalman papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Nathan Henry Miller Lodge records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Samuel Hamburg papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Pioneer Drug Store business records : Virginia City, Nevada , 1904-1922. (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistants Malayna Chang and David Eick)

Aquarian Minyan records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Samuel Fischer scrapbook (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Portland Hebrew School records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Martin Goldschmidt papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Beth Jacob Congregation records (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Florence Friedman papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Vivian Low collection of materials on the Military Intelligence Service Language School, Chinese Division (processed by Lara Michels)

Rebecca Tracy papers (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Leslie Mandelson Freudenheim and Elizabeth Sussman collection of research material for “Building with Nature” books (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Iwamoto Family archive (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Alvin I. Fine papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

R.W. and Clara McPherson Jones family papers (processed by Lara Michels and student processing assistants Malayna Chang and David Eick)

Dennis W. Sinclair collection of Peace and Freedom Party materials, 1967-1980 (bulk 1968) (processed by Marjorie Bryer)

Abraham and Sara Kofman papers (processed by Presley Hubschmitt)

Strawberry Creek Lodge Tenants’ Association records, 1960-2016 (processed by Jaime Henderson)

John Esparzo crime logbooks and mug shot book, Cowlitz County (Washington) Sheriff’s Department, 1951-1964 (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Standard School Broadcast archive, approximately 1940-1955 (processed by Jaime Henderson)

Fong Wan Herb Company customer journals and newspaper advertisement, 1916-1940 (processed by Lara Michels)

 

The Pictorial Processing Unit opened 30 small collections and single items for use.

 

Christina Fidler, Bancroft’s Digital Archivist, opened the born-digital components of the following collections:

 

Chang-Lin Tien papers

 

The following collections are currently in process or in the processing queue:

Chinatown YMCA collection

Oakland-Piedmont Jewish Community Center records

Robert D. Brotherson collection of the Activist group of poets : and other material

Anne S. Perlman papers

Taber family papers

Harold Biswell papers

Acción Latina records

 

 


NHPRC Supports Processing Environmental Collections at The Bancroft Library

 

The Bancroft Library is currently engaged in a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to process a range of archival collections relating to environmental movements in the West. A leading repository in documenting U.S. environmental movements, The Bancroft Library is home to the records of many significant environmental organizations and the papers of a range of environmental activists.

Among the library’s environmental holdings are the records of the Sierra Club, including correspondence of naturalist and Club founder John Muir, the records of the Save-the-Redwoods League, and the records of Save the Bay. Among the collections already made available to researchers in this current NHPRC-funded project are the records of the Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, the records of the Small Wilderness Area Preservation group, the papers of environmental lawyer Thomas J. Graff, and the records of California-based Trustees for Conservation. Collections scheduled to be processed in the next eighteen months include the records of such major environmental organizations as Friends of the River, Friends of the Earth, the Rainforest Action Network, and the Earth Island Institute.