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California Writers' Club records, 1910-1995 (bulk 1930-1995).
BANC MSS 69/88 c carton 4; BANC MSS 68/139 c box 1; BANC MSS 69/88 c v.2; BANC MSS 69/88 c v.3; ...
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Title:

California Writers' Club records, 1910-1995 (bulk 1930-1995)

Creator/Contributor:

California Writers' Club, creator

Abstract:

Contains club correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, manuscripts, scrapbooks and clippings. Also included are correspondence and writings documenting the origins of Woodminster Amphitheater and desribing the tree dedication ceremonies for the Writers Memorial Grove. Manuscripts include writings dedicating trees to Mary Austin, H.H. Bancroft, George Sterling, Ina Coolbrith and Frank Norris. Scrapbooks document the history of the club, as well as the development of Woodminster Amphitheater and Writers Memorial Grove in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA.

Date:

1930 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Austin, Mary -- 1868-1934
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918
Sterling, George -- 1869-1926
Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna) -- 1841-1928
Norris, Frank -- 1870-1902
California Writers' Club -- Archives
Authors, American -- California -- Societies, etc
Joaquin Miller Park (Oakland, Calif.)

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Collection processed at folder level in 2012.
California Writers' Club records, BANC MSS 69/88 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; from Julia Cooley Altrocchi; 1966, 1968, 1969.
Additions: Gift; from Julian Adams; 1996.
The California Writers Club formed in 1909 as an offshoot of the Press Club of Alameda, a club with origins in the San Francisco Bay Area literary movement of the early twentieth century. Early honorary members of the California Writers Club included Joaquin Miller, John Muir, Jack London, Gertrude Atherton, Kathleen Norris and the first California poet laureate, Ina Coolbrith. The first West Winds, a hardcover collection of fiction by members, was published in 1914 and was illustrated by California artists. In the thirties and early forties, the Club became involved in the development of the Woodminster Amphitheater, a WPA project, and the Writers Memorial Grove, in Joaquin Miller Park in the hills of Oakland, Calif. They held their first California Writers Club Conference in Oakland in 1941. With over 1,300 members throughout the state in 2012, the California Writers Club is the largest writer's organization in the state. The Club's goal is to promote fellowship, and the personal and professional growth of writers.
In English.

Type:

Maps.
Scrapbooks.
Photographs.
Minutes.

Physical Description:

print
3 cartons, 3 card file boxes, 5 volumes, 1 oversize folder (6 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 69/88 c carton 4
BANC MSS 68/139 c box 1
BANC MSS 69/88 c v.2
BANC MSS 69/88 c v.3
BANC MSS 69/88 c v.4
BANC MSS 69/88 c v.5
BANC MSS 68/139 c [no longer in use]
BANC MSS 69/88 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 69/88 c v.1
BANC MSS 69/88 c box 1
BANC MSS 69/88 c box 2
BANC MSS 69/88 c box 3
BANC MSS 69/88 c carton 1
BANC MSS 69/88 c carton 2
BANC MSS 69/88 c carton 3
BANC MSS 69/88 c
BANC MSS 69/88 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.