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Finding Aid to the William A. Burkett Papers, 1916-2000
BANC MSS 2006/206  
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: William A. Burkett papers
    Date (inclusive): 1916-2000
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2006/206
    Creators : Burkett, William A.
    Extent: Number of containers: 20 cartons, 1 box, 30 volumes Linear feet: 39.2
    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 A. Burkett papers, 1916-2000, contain speeches, correspondence, meeting minutes, subject files, newspaper clippings, press releases, biographical information, and scrapbooks. The papers span the course of Burkett's lifetime, and include professional papers from his time as California's Director of Employment and California's Superintendent of Banks during the Goodwin Knight administration. Particularly of note is a small selection of papers relating to Japanese Government bonds that were seized from the San Francisco branch of the Yokohama Specie Bank during World War II and held by the Superintendent of Banks of the State of California until the 1950's. There is also information regarding Burkett's family life, including papers by and about his wife, Julie Burkett, and their children. Papers are arranged as received.
    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

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    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 A. Burkett Papers, BANC MSS 2006/206, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Burkett, William A.--Archives
    Knight, Goodwin, 1896-1970
    California. State Banking Dept
    Banks and banking--California--Monterey
    Banks and banking--California--State supervision
    Scrapbooks.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The William A. Burkett papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Katherine B. Congdon on September 12, 2006.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Bancroft Library Staff, 2007.

    Biographical Information

    William A. Burkett was born in Herman, Nebraska in 1913. During Goodwin Knight's term as Governor of California Burkett served in the governor's cabinet, first as Director of the California Department of Employment, and later the State of California Superintendent of Banks. During this time he also served as the President of the National Association of Supervisors of State Banks. After leaving office he became the president and majority stockholder of the Security National Bank of Monterey County. Over the span of his professional life Burkett ran for a number of political offices, including Nebraska congressional representative, and Nebraska secretary of state, U.S. congressional representative of San Mateo County, California, Governor of California, and California State Treasurer.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The William A. Burkett papers, 1916-2000, contain speeches, correspondence, meeting minutes, subject files, newspaper clippings, press releases, biographical information, and scrapbooks. The papers span the course of Burkett's lifetime, and include professional papers from his time as California's Director of Employment and California's Superintendent of Banks during the Goodwin Knight administration. Particularly of note is a small selection of papers relating to Japanese Government bonds that were seized from the San Francisco branch of the Yokohama Specie Bank during World War II and held by the Superintendent of Banks of the State of California until the 1950's. There is also information regarding Burkett's family life, including papers by and about his wife, Julie Burkett, and their children. Papers are arranged as received.