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    Thomas Oliver Selfridge papers, 1809-1927 Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logbooks, and notebooks relating to Selfridge’s naval career. Includes material relating to the side-wheel steamer Mississippi and the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, which were commanded by Selfridge, and to the Naval Examining Board over which he presided.
    • Contributor: Selfridge, Thomas Oliver
    • Date: 1809
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    James William Denver papers, 1868-1884 Lawyer, army officer, United States representative from California, United States commissioner of Indian affairs, and governor of Kansas. Letterpress books containing correspondence relating to Denver's law practice in Washington, D.C., which was concerned with Choctaw Indian claims and land disputes in California and elsewhere in the West, and to his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, 1884.
    • Contributor: Denver, James William
    • Date: 1868
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    Aaron Burton Levisee papers, 1847-1992 Lawyer, educator, Louisiana state legislator, and Confederate soldier. Diaries, obituaries, and clippings documenting Levisee's activities as a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, school teacher in Alabama, lawyer in Louisiana, soldier in the Confederate army, judge and state legislator in Louisiana during Reconstruction, Republican elector for Louisiana, and Internal Revenue Service agent.
    • Contributor: Levisee, Aaron Burton
    • Date: 1847
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    Mercy-Argenteau family papers, 1410-1921 Correspondence, commissions, diplomas, certificates, and other documents. Includes military papers relating to the Silesian War and Seven Years' War, letters from King Leopold II of Austria, and material relating to California and Mexico.
    • Date: 1410
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    Anna Maria Evans papers, 1835-1914 Housewife and member of the Society of Friends (Quaker). Correspondence and printed matter pertaining to religious activities, education, domestic matters, and the impact of the Civil War on Evans's family and friends.
    • Contributor: Evans, Anna Maria, Approximately 1828-Approximately 1905 - Evans, Anna Maria
    • Date: 1835
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    Jefferson Davis papers, 1795-1913 President of the Confederate States of America. Correspondence and related articles, speeches, clippings, reports and notes documenting Davis's political career and his family.
    • Contributor: Davis, Jefferson
    • Date: 1795
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    Selman A. Waksman papers, 1915-1960 Microbiologist. Correspondence, speeches, articles, and scripts of radio programs on which Waksman appeared. Correspondence relates to Waksman's early studies at Rutgers University, his graduate work at the University of California, and his return to Rutgers in 1918 as a lecturer in soil microbiology.
    • Contributor: Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham) - Waksman, Selman A.
    • Date: 1915
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    John W. Colbert papers, 1895-1966 Pathologist and physician. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and lectures, articles, research materials, and artwork pertaining to Colbert's experiences researching tropical diseases, providing medical care to the French and American armies during World War I, accompanying the American Expeditionary Forces to Russia, working as a physician in China, founding the Woman's Ambulance and Defense Corps of America, and serving as a U.S. Army officer during World ...
    • Contributor: Colbert, John W. (John William) - Colbert, John W.
    • Date: 1895
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    Stephen C. Rowan papers, 1826-1890 United States Navy officer. Journals and a letterbook relating to Rowan's naval service.
    • Contributor: Rowan, Stephen C. (Stephen Clegg) - Rowan, Stephen C.
    • Date: 1826
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    William T. Sherman papers, Correspondence, journal kept by Sherman in California during the Mexican War, drafts of portions of his Memoirs of Gen. William T. Sherman (1875), documents, printed matter, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, maps, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Sherman's civilian and military career, including his service during the Civil War. Documents his pre-Civil War career as an Army officer, banker in San Francisco, Calif., attorney in Leavenworth, ...
    • Contributor: Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh)
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    Barnett Allen Howard papers, 1885-1949 Farmer, preacher, and trader. Memoirs documenting Howard's life as well as genealogical material, legal documents, and printed matter.
    • Contributor: Howard, Barnett Allen
    • Date: 1885
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    California Gold Rush collection, 1849-1900 Correspondence, travel journal, and typescripts of notes by various authors who participated in the California Gold Rush.
    • Contributor: Wason, Lyman P.
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    Service Men's Arts Center and Contact Bureau of San Francisco records, 1940-1946 Recreational center established during World War II for military personnel whose civilian professions or avocations included the fine arts. Letters received by Charles Cooper, managing director, and his wife, Marie Cooper. Includes a register of visitors to the center, samples of poetry, musical and radio programs, newspaper clippings, bulletins, photographs, and publicity material.
    • Contributor: Service Men's Arts Center and Contact Bureau of San Francisco
    • Date: 1940
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    George Creel papers, 1857-1953 Author, editor, and government official. Scrapbooks and bound volumes of writings by and about Creel form the bulk of the collection. Includes correspondence, notes, speeches, lectures, book reviews, and campaign material. A series on Woodrow Wilson and the United States Committee on Public Information contains correspondence with Wilson as well as his corrections of drafts of Creel's cables, letters, speeches, and other writings relating ...
    • Contributor: Creel, George
    • Date: 1857
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    Arthur Gleason papers, 1863-1931 Journalist, editor, and social reformer. Family and general correspondence, writings, subject files, clippings, and printed matter relating to Gleason's editorial work with Cosmopolitan, The Survey, and Collier's Weekly; his experiences as a journalist and medic in World War I; his activities on behalf of the British labor movement, Bureau of Industrial Research, United Mine Workers, and socialism; and his interest in topics such as ...
    • Contributor: Gleason, Arthur
    • Date: 1863
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    Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office oral history interviews, 1959-1979 Interviews pertaining to California state politics and government, the suffragists, and to the life and career of John S. Service, an American diplomat in China, and his wife, Caroline.
    • Contributor: Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office
    • Date: 1959
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    Abram P.T. Elder papers, 1890-1916 Biographer and publisher. Correspondence, biographical files, business records of the National Biographical Society, illustrated materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Elder's creation and publication of biographical directories for the society.
    • Contributor: Elder, Abram P. T. (Abram Peter Turner) - Elder, Abram P. T.
    • Date: 1890
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    James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891 United States president, Speaker of the House and representative from Tennessee, and governor of Tennessee. General correspondence, presidental letterbooks, diaries, account and memorandum books, drafts and copies of speeches and messages, family papers, financial and legal papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Polk's political career in Tennessee and on the national level.
    • Contributor: Polk, James K. (James Knox) - Polk, James K.
    • Date: 1775
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    Ethan Allen Hitchcock papers, 1793-1888 Army officer and author. Collection includes correspondence, notes, speeches and writings, and printed matter relating to Hitchcock's military career and his interest in metaphysics and philosophy.
    • Contributor: Hitchcock, Ethan Allen
    • Date: 1793
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    John Barrett papers, 1861-1943 Journalist and diplomat. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, subject files, writings and speeches, financial papers, reports, biographical materials, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers relating principally to Barrett's career as a journalist and diplomat.
    • Contributor: Barrett, John
    • Date: 1861
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    W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 Financier and philanthropist. Correspondence, letterpress books, financial papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Corcoran's business and banking interests and philanthropic efforts.
    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson) - Corcoran, W. W.
    • Date: 1791
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    Peter A. Demens papers, 1880-2000 Author, businessman, railroad promoter, and entrepreneur. Notebooks, scrapbooks, correspondence, and articles mostly relating to Demens's authorship of articles for the Russian journal Viestnik Evropy and Russian and American newspapers on events in America and his life.
    • Contributor: Demens, Peter A. - Tverskoĭ, P. A.
    • Date: 1880
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    Wilson-McAdoo families papers, 1860-1966 Correspondence, writings, speeches, statements, biographical material, financial papers, clippings, photographs, and other papers primarily of Eleanor Wilson McAdoo and Margaret Woodrow Wilson, documenting the activities of the McAdoo and Wilson families.
    • Date: 1860
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    Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, 1822-1913 Union army officer. Correspondence, diaries, journals, and military papers detailing Heintzelman’s service in the United States Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. Includes descriptions of activities in Indian wars in Florida, the Southwest, and California, and during the Mexican War.
    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
    • Date: 1822
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    Ronald L. Ziegler papers, 1956-1999 White House press secretary, assistant to President Richard M. Nixon, and trade association administrator. Correspondence, memoranda, political files, subject files, legal material, notes, transcripts of press briefings and press conferences, press releases, briefing material, photographs, family papers, biographical material, calendars and schedules, speeches, writings, telephone logs, printed material, clippings, and other papers documenting chiefly Ziegler's activities in the administration of President Richard M. Nixon.
    • Contributor: Ziegler, Ronald L. (Ronald Louis) - Ziegler, Ronald L.
    • Date: 1956