Finding Aid to the William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund Records, 1943-2001, bulk 1991-2001

Finding Aid written by Bancroft Library staff; revised by Alison E. Bridger
Funding for processing this collection was provided by the William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund.
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
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Finding Aid to the William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund Records, 1943-2001, bulk 1991-2001

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2000/132

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California Funding for processing this collection was provided by the William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund.
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff; revised by Alison E. Bridger
Date Completed:
March 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund records
Date (inclusive): 1943-2001,
Date (bulk): bulk 1991-2001
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2000/132
Creators : William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund
Extent: Number of containers: 6 cartons and 1 oversize folder. Linear feet: 7.55
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund records contain correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, agendas, financial records, and the draft of and research materials for the Mott biography Prophet of the Parks by Mary Ellen Butler. The bulk of the collection consists of the background materials and notes used to write the biography. Also includes photographs of William Penn Mott Jr., and members of the memorial fund.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund Records, BANC MSS 2000/132, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Related Collections

William Penn Mott Jr. Papers. BANC MSS 2000/133 c
Dynamic Park Leadership, 1962-1967, oral history transcript. BANC MSS 94/52 c
Services for Californians: Executive Department Issues in the Reagan Administration, 1967-1984, oral history transcript. BANC MSS 87/255

Separated Material

Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library. Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Mott, William Penn
Mott, William Penn--Portraits
William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund--Archives
William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund--Pictorial works
Photographs
Butler, Mary Ellen, 1940-

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the William Penn Mott Jr. Memorial Fund on April 27, 2000. Additions were made by Mary Ellen Butler on September 6, 2006.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Michele Morgan and Misun Chung in 2002; additions by Alison E. Bridger in 2007.

Organizational History

The Mott Memorial Fund was created in September 1992 and chaired by Dick Trudeau. Several people participated in the fund's activities over the years, most notably Mott's sons, William Penn Mott III and John Mott, and the former publisher of Sunset Magazine, L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr. Among the accomplishments of the William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund were the naming of the Mott Longhouse at the YMCA of the East Bay, Camp Loma Mar; Mott's posthumous election to the National Recreation and Park Association's Hall of Fame; a major contribution to the Golden Gate National Parks Association for the William Penn Mott, Jr. Visitors Center at the Presidio; and the publication of Mott's biography, Prophet of the Parks. The Fund was dissolved after its objectives were reached.

Scope and Content of Collection

The William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund records contain correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, agendas, financial records, and the draft of and research materials for the Mott biography Prophet of the Parks by Mary Ellen Butler. The bulk of the collection consists of the background materials and notes used to write the biography. Also includes photographs of William Penn Mott Jr., and members of the memorial fund.

Container List

Carton 1, Folder 1

Organizational papers 1992-1994

 

Board of Directors

Carton 1, Folder 2-6

Correspondence 1992-2000

Carton 1, Folder 7-12

Memos 1992-2000

Carton 1, Folder 13-16

Meeting minutes and agendas 1992-2000

Carton 1, Folder 17-20

Meeting packets 1993-2000

Carton 1, Folder 21

Biographies 2000

Carton 1, Folder 22

Photographs circa 1997

Carton 1, Folder 23

Advisory Committee 1995

 

Financial Records

Carton 1, Folder 24

Correspondence 1997-1999

Carton 1, Folder 25

Statements and balance sheets 1993-1999

Carton 1, Folder 26

Tax-exemption papers 1994-1998

Carton 1, Folder 27-34

Grant applications 1995-2000

Carton 2, Folder 1-4

Fundraising "Gala" 1998

Carton 2, Folder 5

Photographs 1998

Carton 2, Folder 6

Presswork 1998

Oversize Folder 1 A

Drawing of Mott by Morrie Turner 1998

Oversize Folder 1 A

Cartoon about Mott by Morrie Turner 1998

Oversize Folder 1 A

Placemat: "The Time of Mott's Life" 1998

Carton 2, Folder 7

"Fundraising Status of the Mott Fund as of April 8, 1998" 1998

Carton 1, Folder 35-37

Miscellaneous 1991-2001

Carton 2, Folder 8

YMCA of the East Bay, Camp Loma Mar 1994

Carton 2, Folder 9

National Recreation and Park Association Hall of Fame 1997

 

William Penn Mott Jr. Visitors Center (Presidio)

Carton 2, Folder 10

Correspondence 1999-2000

Carton 2, Folder 11

Legislation 1995-1996

Carton 2, Folder 12-16

Golden Gate National Parks Association 1995-2001

Carton 2, Folder 17-18

Dedication 2000

Carton 2, Folder 19

Photographs 2000

Carton 2, Folder 20-22

Miscellaneous 1993-1995

 

William Penn Mott Jr. Biography

Carton 2, Folder 23-29

Correspondence 1991-2000

Carton 2, Folder 30

Contracts 1993-1997

Carton 2, Folder 31-33

Outline and prospectus 1992-1997

Carton 2, Folder 34

Photographs of Mott circa 1946-1986

 

Jo Hemphill

Carton 3, Folder 1-27

Background materials circa 1962-1992

Carton 4, Folder 1-8

Background materials circa 1962-1993

Carton 4, Folder 9-11

Notes 1989-1992

 

Mary Ellen Butler

Carton 4, Folder 12-24

Background materials circa 1943-1997

Carton 5, Folder 1-28

Background materials circa 1949-1998

Carton 6, Folder 1-9

Notes 1996-1998

Carton 6, Folder 10-15

Drafts 1998

Carton 6, Folder 16

Promotion 1999-2000

Carton 6, Folder 17

Sales and distribution 1999-2000

Carton 6, Folder 18

Press coverage 1999-2000

Carton 6, Folder 19

Responses / Testimonials 1999-2000

Carton 6, Folder 20

Photographs 1989

Carton 6, Folder 21

Miscellaneous 1998-2000

Carton 6, Folder 22-25

Other projects 1994-2000

Carton 6, Folder 26-29

Press releases 1992-2000

Carton 6, Folder 30-32

Clippings 1985-2000