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.