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Harry Alley Collection, 1930-1985
MSS 298  
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Description
This collection contains Harry Alley's mayoral newsletters, Rio Vista Superintendent of Schools Newsletters, Letters to the Editor, and various other speeches, writings (fiction and non-fiction), biographical material, and school material.
Background
Harry Edward Alley (1902-1999) spent virtually his entire life in the small Sacramento River town of Rio Vista, California. He graduated from the local high school (1920), passed state teachers' examinations shortly afterward and began teaching in rural Solano County elementary schools. Alley rose slowly through the ranks of his profession, becoming Principal of Rio Vista High School during the late 1930s and Superintendent of the Rio Vista Schools (1949-1967). Alley led a campaign for the fluoridations of the Rio Vista water supply (1953-58). Following his retirement in 1967, Harry Alley was elected to the Rio Vista City Council and ultimately served as Mayor (1970-1975). While in his mid-eighties, Alley taught gifted eighth-grade math students in the local Middle School.
Extent
1 foot
Restrictions
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection open for research.