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Finding Aid to the Samuel J. and Portia Bell Hume Papers, 1848-1990, bulk 1920-1971
BANC MSS 88/206 c  
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Description
The Samuel J. and Portia Bell Hume Papers, 1848-1990, contain the professional and personal papers of Samuel J. Hume, theatrical entrepreneur, and Portia Bell Hume, psychiatrist. Included in Samuel J. Hume's papers are writings, speeches, theater memorabilia, correspondence, and papers related to his work with the Council on Oriental Relations. Portia Bell Hume's papers include her writings, work for the California Department of Mental Hygiene (1943-1972), teaching files, other professional work, and personal ephemera.
Background
Samuel James Hume, a leading scholar of drama and a nationally known theatrical director and producer, was born in San Francisco in 1885. Hume graduated from the University of California and Harvard.Portia Bell Hume, Psychiatrist, was born in Napa, California on July 26, 1901. Hume was educated at the University of California. After graduation she studied sculpture in Paris, marrying Samuel J. Hume while there. When they returned to Berkeley, they built a home at 2900 Buena Vista Way. She returned to the university to study medicine, receiving her M.D. in 1938. She taught psychiatry at the Medical School in San Francisco, and at the Schools of Social Welfare and Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley from 1940 through 1971.
Extent
Number of containers: 7 boxes, 18 cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 8 volumes, 9 oversize folders, 2 tubes Linear feet: circa 28
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.