Finding Aid to the Mailliard Family Papers, 1818-1979, bulk 1920-1960

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Finding Aid to the Mailliard Family Papers, 1818-1979, bulk 1920-1960

Collection Number: BANC MSS 80/88 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Alexandra Black
Date Completed:
April 2009
© 2009 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Mailliard Family Papers
Date (inclusive): 1818-1979,
Date (bulk): bulk 1920-1960
Collection Number: BANC MSS 80/88 c
Creator : Mailliard, William Somers, 1917-1992.
Extent: Number of containers: 10 cartons, 3 boxes, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 14
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 Mailliard Family Papers contain correspondence to and from various members of a socially and politically prominent San Francisco family. In addition, the collection contains family records, journals and diaries, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, and various publications and memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is focused on the life and career of William S. Mailliard, who was most notably a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's Fourth District, serving from 1953 to 1974. The collection also includes the correspondence of William S. Mailliard's parents, John Ward Mailliard, Jr. and Kate Peterson Mailliard, as well as that of other family members.
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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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mailliard Family Papers, BANC MSS 80/88 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Related Collections

John Ward Mailliard Papers, BANC MSS 75/90.
William S. Mailliard Papers, BANC MSS 75/109 c.
Mailliard Family Pictorial Collection, circa 1800-1967, BANC PIC 1980.027--ALB.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Legislators--California
Family papers.
Scrapbooks.
Mailliard, Kate Peterson
Mailliard, William Somers, 1917-1992

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Mailliard Family Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by William S. Mailliard in 1980.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Black in 2009.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Mailliard Family Papers contain correspondence to and from various members of a socially and politically prominent San Francisco family. In addition, the collection contains family records, journals and diaries, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, and various publications and memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is focused on the life and career of William S. Mailliard, who was most notably a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's Fourth District, serving from 1953 to 1974. The collection also includes the correspondence of William S. Mailliard's parents, John Ward Mailliard, Jr. and Kate Peterson Mailliard, as well as that of other family members.
A large part of the correspondence in the William S. Mailliard series is comprised of letters to and from each of his parents, spanning the years from his school days in the early thirties through his parents' deaths. This series also contains various personalia related to his careers with both the U.S. Navy, in which he served during World War II, and the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Mailliard Family series deals with the remainder of the family, primarily, Kate Peterson Mailliard. The Kate Peterson Mailliard subseries contains a wealth of autobiographical material, including numerous address books, school notebooks, and diaries spanning the period from her grammar school days until her death in 1980, as well as a typescript copy of her memoirs. Another subseries deals with the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, which several of the Mailliard men attended, including John Ward Mailliard, Jr. and William S. Mailliard. The series also contains books belonging to Mailliard ancestors and various correspondences between Mailliards and other prominent families to whom they had ties. Hundreds of newspaper clippings referencing various members of the Mailliard family can be found in this series as well, dating back to the late 1800s.
The collection is a unique chronicle of American political and social history, specifically California and San Francisco history, in the 20th century. The primary source material regarding the U.S. Navy as well as Congress is of particular interest, as are William S. Mailliard's journals and letters written as World War II broke out while he was a Naval Ensign in Europe.

Container List

 

Series 1 William S. Mailliard 1924-1975

Physical Description: Cartons 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains mostly correspondence to and from William S. Mailliard, as well as information concerning his childhood and education, his time in the U.S. Navy, his political career, and other biographical information. Includes correspondence from Governor Earl Warren and President Richard M. Nixon, and Mailliard's diary kept in England as World War II was breaking out. Divided into two subseries Correspondence and Biographical. The Biographical subseries has been further subdivded: Political Career, U.S. Navy, Schools, Family Records, and Miscellaneous.
 

Subseries 1.1 Correspondence 1924-1975

Physical Description: Cartons 1-2, Carton 3, folders 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Childhood letters to his mother (Kate Peterson Mailliard) and father (John Ward Mailliard, Jr.) 1924-1929

Carton 1, Folder 2-14

Letters to his mother 1924-1975

Carton 1, Folder 15

Letters from his mother 1939-1965

Carton 1, Folder 16-21

Letters to his father 1928-1950

Carton 2, Folder 1-5

Letters from his father 1934-1945

Carton 2, Folder 6

Letters from his father 1948-1954

Carton 2, Folder 7

Letter to his grandfather (John Ward Mailliard, Sr.) 1934

Carton 2, Folder 8

Letters from his grandmother (Mrs. John Ward Mailliard, Sr.) 1939-1940

Carton 2, Folder 9

Letters to and from his brother (John Ward Mailliard, III) 1953-1966

Carton 2, Folder 10

Letters to and from his brother (James Ward Mailliard) 1953-1967

Carton 2, Folder 11

Letters to and from his first wife (Elizabeth Mailliard Fox) 1937-1965

Carton 2, Folder 12

Letters to and from his daughter (Kristina Mailliard) 1958-1962

Carton 2, Folder 13

Letters to, from, and about his son (William S. Mailliard, Jr.) 1953-1959

Carton 2, Folder 14

Letters re: his son (William S. Mailliard, Jr.) 1959-1966

Carton 2, Folder 15-16

Letters to, from, and about his son (Henry Ward Mailliard) pre-1956-19666

Carton 2, Folder 17

Letters to, from, and about his daughter (Antoinette Mailliard) 1956-1966

Carton 2, Folder 18

Letters to his in-laws (Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Fox, Jr.) 1957-1962

Carton 2, Folder 19

Letters, etc. re: his wedding to Elizabeth Fox 1940

Carton 2, Folder 20

Re: Mailliard Foundation 1960-1966

Carton 2, Folder 21

Stanford University library 1951

Carton 2, Folder 22

Miscellaneous letters from William S. Mailliard 1946-1961

Carton 2, Folder 23

Miscellaneous letters to William S. Mailliard (A-E) 1940-1959

Carton 2, Folder 24

Miscellaneous letters to William S. Mailliard (F-L) 1939-1951

Carton 2, Folder 25

Miscellaneous letters to William S. Mailliard (M-Z) 1936-1950

Carton 3, Folder 1

Re: Tung Gwai Lee and family immigration 1961-1965

Carton 3, Folder 2

Re: Ng Kum Bit, passport 1953

Carton 3, Folder 3

Re: Mailliard Awards candidates 1963-1964

Carton 3, Folder 4

Re: Mailliard Awards 1964-1965

 

Subseries 1.2 Biographical 1928-1975

Physical Description: Carton 3, folders 5- 30, Carton 4, folders 1-13

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Carton 3, Folder 5

Reports from U.S. House of Representatives, clippings, miscellaneous 1954-1975

Carton 3, Folder 6

Press releases 1963-1970

Carton 3, Folder 7

Personal expenses as member of Congress 1961-1962

Carton 3, Folder 8

Congressional miscellany 1960

Carton 3, Folder 9

"On the Retirement of Bill Mailliard form Congress": Transcript from the Congressional Record 1974

Carton 3, Folder 10

Personal inauguration invitation for Richard Nixon 1973

Carton 3, Folder 11

"Honored Guest" pin for Republican National Convention centennial 1956

Carton 3, Folder 12

Identification badges, tickets 1950, 1957, undated

Carton 3, Folder 13

United Nations invitations 1963-1965

Carton 3, Folder 14

Charter of the United Nations 1945

Carton 3, Folder 15

18th General Assembly of the United Nations 1963

Carton 3, Folder 16

United Nations miscellany 1945, 1963

Carton 3, Folder 17

Campaign literature undated

Carton 3, Folder 18

Miscellaneous 1952-1953, undated

Carton 3, Folder 19

Orders for Embassy Personnel--England 1939

Carton 3, Folder 20

Thesis prepared by Lieutenant William S. Mailliard, United States Naval Reserve 1942

Carton 3, Folder 21

Report by the Supreme Commander to the Allied Chiefs of Staff 1945

Carton 3, Folder 22-25

Official Naval correspondence 1947-1958

Carton 3, Folder 26

Intelligence re: Mr. Carl A. Dahl 1953-1955

Carton 3, Folder 27

Intelligence re: Mrs. Elberta E. Payne 1954

Carton 3, Folder 28

Intelligence re: Mrs. George C. McCaulley 1960-1961

Carton 3, Folder 29-30

Miscellany 1937-1952

Carton 4, Folder 1

7th Amphibious Force (Navy publication) undated

Carton 4, Folder 2

Command History: 7th Amphibious Force 1945

Carton 4, Folder 3

Wedding guest list [1940?]

Carton 4, Folder 4

Report cards 1928-1935

Carton 4, Folder 5

Writing exercises, script 1928-1931

Carton 4, Folder 6

Alumni material 1933-1939

Carton 4, Folder 7

Certificates 1935-1952

Carton 4, Folder 8

Biographical sketch 1947

Carton 4, Folder 9

Journal excerpts [1939?]

Carton 4, Folder 10

Journal kept as ensign in Europe 1939-1940

Carton 4, Folder 11

Diaries 1948-1951

Carton 4, Folder 12

Diary undated

Carton 4, Folder 13

Miscellaneous 1944-1976

 

Series 2 Mailliard Family 1818-1979

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 14-32; Cartons 5-10; Boxes 1-3; Oversize folders 1 A and 2 B.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. and his wife, Kate Peterson Mailliard, as well as various other family members. There are also a number of diaries kept by Kate Peterson Mailliard, several folders of newspaper clippings from the late nineteenth century through the 1970s containing mentions of the Mailliards and their friends and relatives, and correspondence and publications concerning the Taft School (of which several of the Mailliards were alumni). Divided into five subseries: John Ward Mailliard, Jr.; Kate Peterson Mailliard; Other Family Members; The Taft School; and Miscellaneous.
 

Subseries 2.1 John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1910-1956

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 14-41

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Carton 4, Folder 14-20

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1911-1919

Carton 4, Folder 21

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1929

Carton 4, Folder 22

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1931

Carton 4, Folder 23

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1934-1935

Carton 4, Folder 24

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1938-1940

Carton 4, Folder 25

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1942-1944

Carton 4, Folder 26

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1949-1951

Carton 4, Folder 27

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. 1954-1956

Carton 4, Folder 28

Letters to and from John Ward Mailliard, Jr. (including fragments) undated

Carton 4, Folder 29

Letters from his father (John Ward Mailliard, Sr.) 1910

Carton 4, Folder 30

Prayer book 1907

Carton 4, Folder 31

Diary 1916-1920

Carton 4, Folder 32

Miscellaneous undated

Carton 4, Folder 33

Family expense record 1915

Carton 4, Folder 34-36

Family expense records 1919-1921

Carton 4, Folder 37-41

Family expense records 1923-1927

 

Subseries 2.2 Kate Peterson Mailliard 1903-1980

Physical Description: Cartons 5-7, Carton 8, folders 1-19

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Carton 5, Folder 1

Letters from her mother and father 1903-1914

Carton 5, Folder 2-3

Letters from her mother 1926-1929, undated

Carton 5, Folder 4

Letter from Senator William F. Knowland 1949

Carton 5, Folder 5

Telegram from Governor Earl Warren 1955

Carton 5, Folder 6

Letters to Kate Peterson Mailliard 1918-1931

Carton 5, Folder 7

Letters to Kate Peterson Mailliard 1933-1936

Carton 5, Folder 8

Letters to Kate Peterson Mailliard 1940-1942

Carton 5, Folder 9

Letters to Kate Peterson Mailliard 1947-1952

Carton 5, Folder 10-15

Letters to Kate Peterson Mailliard 1954-1978

Carton 5, Folder 16

Letters to Kate Peterson Mailliard (some fragments) undated

Carton 5, Folder 17-19

Letters from Kate Peterson Mailliard 1907-1910

Carton 5, Folder 20-21

Letters from Kate Peterson Mailliard 1912-1913

Carton 5, Folder 22

Letters from Kate Peterson Mailliard (some fragments) undated

Carton 5, Folder 23-25

Address books undated

Carton 5, Folder 26

Address book 1974-1979

Carton 5, Folder 27

Drawings [1902-1906?]

Carton 5, Folder 28

The Belvedere Gazette 1905

Carton 5, Folder 29

Nature study and examinations 1905-1906

Carton 5, Folder 30

Notebook--various subjects 1906

Carton 5, Folder 31

French notebook 1908

Carton 5, Folder 32

Report cards undated

Carton 6, Folder 1-5

Diaries 1910-1913

Carton 6, Folder 6-11

Diaries 1954-1973

Carton 6, Folder 12-15

Montana Pack Trip diaries (including notes) 1960-1963

Carton 7, Folder 1-4

Montana Pack Trip diaries (including notes) 1964-1967

Carton 7, Folder 5-9

Montana Pack Trip diaries 1968-1972

Carton 8, Folder 1

Book of engagement presents, newspaper clippings 1912

Carton 8, Folder 2

Guestbook (inscribed "Kate from Grace") 1912

Carton 8, Folder 3

Certificates 1928, 1951

Carton 8, Folder 4

Transcripts of Letters for Memoirs circa 1956

Carton 8, Folder 5

Notes for Memoirs 1956-1972, undated

Carton 8, Folder 6

Australia/ New Zealand/ Hawaii trip 1965

Carton 8, Folder 7

Memoir: These are true stories which I have witnessed or been involved in. 1966-1971

Carton 8, Folder 8

Two copies of manuscript for book of poems circa 1967

Carton 8, Folder 9

Examiner Distinguished Women Award 1969-1970

Carton 8, Folder 10-15

Reminiscences circa 1970s

Carton 8, Folder 16

Our Hills record 1970-1973

Carton 8, Folder 17

Obituaries 1980

Carton 8, Folder 18

Biographical sketch undated

Carton 8, Folder 19

Scrapbook (photos and poetry) undated

 

Subseries 2.3 Other Family Members 1818-1975

Physical Description: Carton 8, folders 20-25, Carton 9, folders 1-16, Boxes 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Carton 8, Folder 20-22

Letters to and from various family members 19th century- 1966

Carton 8, Folder 23

Mailliard history 1937-1975

Carton 8, Folder 24

Re: family treasures, etc. 1880-1934

Carton 8, Folder 25

Lilliewalch family 1926-1937

Carton 9, Folder 1

Greeting cards, picture postcards 1892-1970

Carton 9, Folder 2

Letter from Maud Howe Elliot to her cousin Loullie 1928

Carton 9, Folder 3

Miscellaneous invitations 1883-1952

Carton 9, Folder 4

Birth certificate for Julia Ward Mailliard 1958

Carton 9, Folder 5

Birth certificate for Josephine Fox Mailliard 1960 (b. 1959)

Carton 9, Folder 6

Birth certificate for Victoria Leigh Mailliard 1965 (b. 1962)

Carton 9, Folder 7

Edward J. Fox, Jr. statement of account 1965

Carton 9, Folder 8

Bank book belonging to Elizabeth Mailliard 1941-1943

Carton 9, Folder 9

Unidentified wedding guest list undated

Carton 9, Folder 10

Poetry 1925, undated

Carton 9, Folder 11

Mailliard genealogy 1898-1960, undated

Carton 9, Folder 12

Mailliard genealogies 1938, undated

Carton 9, Folder 13

Corneille/ Corday/ Mailliard genealogies undated

Carton 9, Folder 14

F. Somers Peterson baby book 1891-1892

Carton 9, Folder 15

Book of Common Prayer inscribed "John Ward Jnr." 1818

Carton 9, Folder 16

Sunday missal, inscribed "Annie Mailliard from her loving sister Louisa" 1864

Boxes 1-2

Family Scrapbooks 1900-1938

 

Subseries 2.4 The Taft School 1909-1978

Physical Description: Carton 9, folders 17-24, Carton 10, folders 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Carton 9, Folder 17-18

Taft Dinner 1964, 1965

Carton 9, Folder 19-20

Mostly letters to Kate Peterson Mailliard 1958-1978

Carton 9, Folder 21

Taft Board of Trustees 1965

Carton 9, Folder 22

Taft School Corporation 1964

Carton 9, Folder 23

Taft Development Program 1960-1965

Carton 9, Folder 24

Calendar 1909

Carton 10, Folder 1-2

Alumni bulletin 1958-1959, 1965

Carton 10, Folder 3

75 Years in Pictures 1965

Carton 10, Folder 4

Miscellaneous undated

Carton 10, Folder 5

Alumni mailings, etc. 1963-1966

 

Subseries 2.5 Miscellaneous 1874-1979

Physical Description: Carton 10, folders 6-26; Oversize folders 1 and 2; Box 3
Carton 10, Folder 6

Unidentified diary 1900

Carton 10, Folder 7

Miscellaneous clippings 1889-1891, 1930-1941

Carton 10, Folder 8

War years clippings 1943-1945

Carton 10, Folder 9-13

Miscellaneous clippings 1947-1979

Carton 10, Folder 14

The Wasp 1905

Carton 10, Folder 15

The Condor 1921

Carton 10, Folder 16

The Argonaut 1948

Carton 10, Folder 17

National Geographic 1954

Carton 10, Folder 18

Journal articles 1938-1959

Carton 10, Folder 19

Brochures undated

Carton 10, Folder 20

U.S. Army Infantry Tactics 1874

Carton 10, Folder 21

Programs, publications 1938-1964

Carton 10, Folder 22

Mailings 1952, undated

Carton 10, Folder 23

Letters, cards 1935, 1940, undated

Carton 10, Folder 24

Various undated

Carton 10, Folder 25

Paper dolls made using family members' pictures undated

Carton 10, Folder 26

Miscellaneous 1884-1959, undated

Drawer Unit A, Folder 1

Miscellaneous magazines, programs of interest to the Mailliard family 1909-1957

Drawer Unit B, Folder 2

Miscellaneous, including genealogical materials and honorary resolutions circa 1950s, undated

Box 3

Navy--World War II scrapbook 1944