Finding Aid to the Richard L. Bower Papers Concerning the San Jacinto Tramway, 1933-1988

Finding Aid written by Chinda Xayarath
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
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Finding Aid to the Richard L. Bower Papers Concerning the San Jacinto Tramway, 1933-1988

Collection Number: BANC MSS 94/223

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Chinda Xayarath
Date Completed:
August 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Richard L. Bower papers concerning the San Jacinto Tramway
Date (inclusive): 1933-1988
Collection Number: BANC MSS 94/223
Creators : Bower, Richard L.
Extent: Number of containers: 5 cartons Linear feet: 6.25
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 Richard L. Bower Papers contain correspondence and documents pertaining to his work in preventing the construction of the San Jacinto Tramway.
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 toresearch and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard L. Bower Papers Concerning the San Jacinto Tramway, BANC MSS 94/223, 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.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Aerial tramways
History of science and technology collection

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Richard L. Bower Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Richard L. Bower on March 31, 1994.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the container level.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2007.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Richard L. Bower papers contain correspondence and documents relating to the construction of the San Jacinto Tramway near Palm Springs, California. The collection comprises of papers regarding Bower's work in preventing the construction of the San Jacinto Tramway. The documents include correspondence with government officials, publishers, and tramway officials, along with newspaper clippings and articles. A portion of the collection contains materials regarding the issue of allowing alcohol to be sold at concession stands in California state parks.

Container List

 

Series 1 Tramway 1933-1988

Physical Description: Cartons 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and research regarding the San Jacinto Tramway and other tramways.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Master Documents 1962, 1964

Carton 1, Folder 2-4

Master Documents I 1960-1965

Carton 1, Folder 5

Master Documents II 1961-1962

Carton 1, Folder 6

Master Documents III 1961-1965

Carton 1, Folder 7-8

Master Documents IV 1964-1965

Carton 1, Folder 9-10

Master Documents 1961-1965

Carton 1, Folder 11

Expo I 1964

Carton 1, Folder 12

Expo II 1961-1963

Carton 1, Folder 13-14

Expo III 1961-1965

Carton 1, Folder 15

Thomas Amneus Reports and Comments undated

Carton 1, Folder 16

Thomas Amneus Reports and Comments I 1961-1963

Carton 1, Folder 17-18

Thomas Amneus Reports and Comments II 1962-1963

Carton 1, Folder 19

Thomas Amneus Reports and Comments III 1963-1964

Carton 1, Folder 20

Thomas Amneus Reports and Comments IV 1963-1968

Carton 1, Folder 21

Hearings: Toll Road Bonds 1956-1961

Carton 1, Folder 22

Hearings: Richmond-San Rafael Bridge 1952-1961

 

Advisory Committee

Carton 1, Folder 23-24

Bob Bear 1962-1965

Carton 1, Folder 25

B-J 1961-1963

Carton 1, Folder 26

Arthur B. Johnson 1961-1965

Carton 1, Folder 27

K-O 1961-1962

Carton 1, Folder 28

Ralph M. Rutledge 1960-1963

Carton 1, Folder 29

S-W 1960-1965

Carton 1, Folder 30

Maps of San Jacinto 1961, undated

Carton 2, Folder 1

Agreements and Assembly Bills 1962-1965

Carton 2, Folder 2-6

Winter Park Authority 1960-1965

Carton 2, Folder 7

History of Mount San Jacinto 1950-1963

Carton 2, Folder 8

Land Ownership 1950-1964

Carton 2, Folder 9-15

Tram Construction Files 1961-1966

Carton 2, Folder 16-20

Mount San Jacinto 1946-1965

Carton 2, Folder 21

California State Agencies I 1960-1961

Carton 2, Folder 22

California State Agencies II 1961

Carton 2, Folder 23

California State Agencies III 1962

Carton 2, Folder 24

California State Agencies IV 1962-1963

Carton 2, Folder 25

California State Agencies V 1963

Carton 2, Folder 26-27

California State Agencies VI 1963-1964

Carton 2, Folder 28-29

California State Agencies VII 1964-1966

Carton 2, Folder 30

United States Forest Service 1950, 1961

Carton 2, Folder 31

Public Utilities Commission 1961

Carton 3, Folder 1

Foreign Tramways: Austria-France 1961-1963

Carton 3, Folder 2-3

Foreign Tramways: Germany-Switzerland 1955, 1960-1965

Carton 3, Folder 4

Foreign Tramways: Mexico, South America, South Africa, China and Japan 1951, 1961-1963

Carton 3, Folder 5-7

United States Tramway 1960-1963

Carton 3, Folder 8

United States Tramways: Mount Greylock 1964-1966

Carton 3, Folder 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1961-1965, 1988

Carton 3, Folder 10

Action 1965

Carton 3, Folder 11

Agreement Copies 1960

Carton 3, Folder 12

Bonds 1962-1963

 

California

Carton 3, Folder 13

Attorney General 1962

Carton 3, Folder 14

Banking Department 1961-1962

Carton 3, Folder 15

California Districts Securities Commission 1961-1962

Carton 3, Folder 16

Committee on Corporations 1962

Carton 3, Folder 17-19

Division of Industrial Safety 1961-1963

Carton 3, Folder 20

Committee-Legal 1961

Carton 3, Folder 21

Commissioner of Corporations 1961-1962

Carton 3, Folder 22-23

Concessions in State Parks 1962-1967

Carton 3, Folder 24

Donor's Trust 1960-1962

Carton 3, Folder 25

Economics Research Associates (ERA) Engineering Report 1964

Carton 3, Folder 26

Engineering Analyses 1953

Carton 3, Folder 27-31

Financial Reports 1950, 1959, 1963-1966

Carton 3, Folder 32

Gambling 1963-1965

Carton 3, Folder 33

Health Related 1960-1963

Carton 3, Folder 34

Insurance 1961-1963

Carton 3, Folder 35

Internal Revenue Service 1962-1967

Carton 3, Folder 36

Legal Ideas 1959, 1961-1963

Carton 4, Folder 1-4

Legislators 1961-1965

Carton 4, Folder 5-6

Mandatory vs. Permissive 1959-1960

Carton 4, Folder 7

National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. 1961-1962

Carton 4, Folder 8

New York: Attorney General 1962

Carton 4, Folder 9-10

Open Meetings on Records 1961-1965

Carton 4, Folder 11-12

Patronage and Revenue 1963-1966

Carton 4, Folder 13

Propaganda: Opposition and Promotion 1959-1965, undated

Carton 4, Folder 14-18

Prospectuses 1961-1967

Carton 4, Folder 19

Protestant Mailing List 1956, 1964, undated

Carton 4, Folder 20

Resistant from Taxpayers 1965

Carton 4, Folder 21

Report on the Proposed Passenger Tramway April 1940

Carton 4, Folder 22

San Gorgonio Wilderness 1965

Carton 4, Folder 23-26

San Jacinto Tramway 1933-1987

Carton 4, Folder 27-28

Special Districts 1962-1965

Carton 4, Folder 29-30

Squaw Valley 1963-1965

Carton 4, Folder 31

The Liberal Democrat Article 1964

Carton 4, Folder 32

Tramways 1962-1965

Carton 4, Folder 33

Toll Bridge: Chicago 1955, 1963

Carton 4, Folder 34

Toll Bridge: Washington 1956, 1963

Carton 4, Folder 35

Turnpike Revenue: West Virginia 1952

Carton 4, Folder 36

Varley, Ray 1961-1962

Carton 4, Folder 37

Wheeler's Desert Letter 1962

 

Series 2 Alcohol in State Parks 1963-1968

Physical Description: Carton 5

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and research regarding the issue of allowing alcohol to be sold in state parks.
Carton 5, Folder 1-2

General 1963-1967

Carton 5, Folder 3-5

Department of Alcohol Beverage Control 1963-1965, undated

Carton 5, Folder 6

Department of Parks and Recreation 1963-1964

Carton 5, Folder 7

Division of Beaches and Parks 1963-1964

Carton 5, Folder 8

Hearings 1963

Carton 5, Folder 9

Idyllwind Protective League 1963-1964

Carton 5, Folder 10

Legislators 1964-1965

Carton 5, Folder 11

Letters of Protest 1963

Carton 5, Folder 12

National Park Liquor Policies 1950, 1964

Carton 5, Folder 13

Northern California Contacts undated

Carton 5, Folder 14

Petition 1963-1965

Carton 5, Folder 15

Petition- Council on Alcohol Problems 1963-1965

Carton 5, Folder 16

Petition Miscellaneous 1963-1965

Carton 5, Folder 17

Petition- Steering Committee 1964-1964

Carton 5, Folder 18

Resource Agency 1963

Carton 5, Folder 19-20

Southern California Contacts 1963-1964

Carton 5, Folder 21-31

State Park Commission 1961-1968