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Inventory of the Bill Sonin Papers, 1983-1993
BANC MSS 97/52 cp  
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Description
Research files of the Bay Area rock art archive, consisting of site reports, research notes, and other documentation assembled by Sonin and relating to rock art in California and other western states, including Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, and Baja California.
Background
In November 1993, Bill Sonin of Berkeley, Calif. passed away, and unknown to his fellow avocational and professional rock art researchers, left an extraordinary corpus of material relating to the rock art of California and the surrounding area. A Volkswagon mechanic and computer hardware repairman, he became fascinated with rock art studies during the last ten years of his life.
Restrictions
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the following exception: