Finding Aid to the De Young family business papers, 1877-1991

Finding Aid written by Bancroft Library staff; revised by Alison E. Bridger
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Finding Aid to the De Young family business papers, 1877-1991

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2004/262 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff; revised by Alison E. Bridger
Date Completed:
November 2006
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: De Young Family Business Papers
Date (inclusive): 1877-1991
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2004/262 c
Creators : De Young family
Extent: Number of containers: 9 boxes, 5 cartons, 1 oversize box, 4 card file boxes, 15 volumes, 3 oversize folders Linear feet: 12.1
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: Contains primarily minutes and material received by members of Boards of Directors for the Chronicle Publishing Company, Ortega Investment Company, and West Tacoma Newsprint Company. Includes the records for the Municipal Properties Company, a small amount of material related to M. H. De Young's involvement with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the De Young Memorial Museum and family genealogy.
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

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 Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright. Copyright 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], De Young family business papers, BANC MSS 2004/262 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

Part of collection is available on microfilm, BANC FILM 2784.

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2005.046-PIC). Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
De Young family--Archives
Chronicle Publishing Company
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum
Ortega Investment Company
West Tacoma Newsprint Company
Municipal Properties Company
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, (1915 :, San Francisco, Calif.)
San Francisco chronicle
Real estate--California
Palo Alto (Calif.)
De Young, M. H. (Michael Harry), 1849-1925

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The De Young family business papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Castilla LLC on February 23, 2005.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Stephens in 2005.

Scope and Content of Collection

The De Young Family Business Papers, 1877-1991 contains primarily minutes and material received by members of Boards of Directors for the Chronicle Publishing Company, Ortega Investment Company, and West Tacoma Newsprint Company. Includes the records for the Municipal Properties Company, a small amount of material related to M. H. De Young's involvement with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the De Young Memorial Museum and family genealogy.

Container List

 

Series 1 M.H. De Young and Family 1882-1988

Physical Description: Carton 1; Boxes 1-2; Oversize box 1, folders 1-3; Volumes 3-7

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains miscellaneous materials primarily related to M. H. De Young including biographical interviews done in 1922. Also includes minutes for Director's meeting, a journal and a stock book for the Ortega Investment Company, clippings about his death and a family genealogy.
Carton 1, Folder 1-5

Office correspondence 1915-1924

Carton 1, Folder 6

Notes undated

Carton 1, Folder 7

Autograph book 1882

Volume 7

M.H. De Young account book 1917-1926

Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

Certificate of Education 1920

Carton 1, Folder 8-17

De Young Memorial Museum 1916-1976

Volume 3

Scrapbook, clippings 1922-1925

Carton 1, Folder 18-21

Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1911-1916

Oversize Box 1, Folder 2

Exposition portfolio 1915

Volume 4

The Splendors of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, with hand colored Illustrations, no. 11 1915

Carton 1, Folder 22

Raphael Weill Memorial Committee 1921

Carton 1, Folder 23

San Francisco Art Association 1916

Carton 1, Folder 24

World's Columbian Exposition 1893-1894

Carton 1, Folder 25

Geary St. Building, L. B. Dutton undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 3

Advertisement/poster undated

 

Ortega Investment Company

Box 1, Folder 1-3

Board of Directors minutes 1916-1988

Scope and Content Note

Also available on microfilm.
Box 2, Folder 1

Journal 1923-1929

Box 2, Folder 2

Stock book 1917-1925

Volume 5

Accounts payable journals (4) 1933-1950

Volume 6

Real estate book, with subdivision maps, etc. 1912-1916

Carton 1, Folder 26

Investments 1913-1920

Carton 1, Folder 27-33

Biographical interviews (by Ben Macomber?) 1922

Carton 1, Folder 34-37

Biographical material and clippings about death 1925, undated

Carton 1, Folder 38

De Young family genealogy and clippings undated

 

Series 2 Chronicle Publishing Company 1877-1991

Physical Description: Boxes 3-8; Cartons 2-3; Carton 4, folders 1-18; Oversize box 1, folder 4; Volumes 1-2, 8-15; Oversize folders 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Board of Directors minutes, ledgers, account book, payroll book and the Board of Directors minutes and related material for the West Tacoma Newsprint Company, of which the Chronicle was one of the owners.
Box 3, Folder 1-3

Board of Directors, minutes 1906-1971

Scope and Content Note

Also available on microfilm.
Box 4, Folder 1-2

Board of Directors, minutes 1971-1982

Scope and Content Note

Also available on microfilm.
Box 5, Folder 1-2

Board of Directors, minutes 1982-1987

Scope and Content Note

Also available on microfilm.
Box 6, Folder 1-2

Board of Directors, minutes 1987-1991

Scope and Content Note

Also available on microfilm.
Box 6, Folder 3

Combined ledger and journal 1921

Volume 8

General ledger 1926-1931

Volume 9

Account book (2) 1916-1925

Box 7, Folder 1-4

Account book 1927

Box 7, Folder 5-10

Payroll book 1927

Volume 10

Expense ledger 1868-1897

Volume 11

Expense ledger 1899-1905

Volume 12

Expense ledger 1925-1930

Box 8, Folder 1-3

Expense ledger 1927

Volume 13

Expense ledger 1929-1935

Box 8, Folder 4-8

Expense ledger 1935

Volume 14

Expense ledger 1935-1942

Volume 1-2

Circulation letterbooks 1905

Carton 2, Folder 1-3

Chronicle building 1909-1922

Oversize Box 1, Folder 4

Agreement form undated

Carton 2, Folder 4

Style Book of the San Francisco Chronicle 1949

Box 6, Folder 4-6

A Decade of Chronicle History circa 1946

Volume 15

The Employee's of the San Francisco Chronicle Wish its Proprietor, and his Family... 1895

Oversize Folder 1 A

Chronicle Portfolio of Distinguished San Franciscans 1961

Oversize Folder 2 A

Awards and honors 1955-1990

Oversize Folder 3 A

The Life of M. H. de Young circa 1925

Carton 2, Folder 5-6

Memorabilia 1877-1931

 

West Tacoma Newsprint Company

Carton 2, Folder 7-25

Board of Directors 1946-1951

Carton 3, Folder 1-25

Board of Directors 1952-1960

Carton 4, Folder 1-18

Board of Directors 1961-1969

 

Series 3 Municipal Properties Company 1923-1930

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 19-28; Carton 5; Box 9; Card file boxes 1-4; Oversize box 1, folders 5-6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of records for the company and includes minutes, correspondence, memos, and title documents for Municipal Properties and its branch Devonshire Estates, Inc.
Carton 4, Folder 19

Incorporation and bylaws 1926

Carton 4, Folder 20

Records 1923-1927

Carton 4, Folder 21

Minutes 1927-1928

Carton 4, Folder 22-28

Stocks 1924-1929

Oversize Box 1, Folder 5

Shares 1924

Carton 4, Folder 29

J. C. Tranter, Reno 1924-1927

Carton 5, Folder 1-6

Correspondence 1924-1927

Oversize Box 1, Folder 6

Letterbook 1925-1926

Carton 5, Folder 7-12

Memos 1925-1928

Carton 5, Folder 13-15

Notes, deeds, and agreements 1926-1928

Card File Boxes 1-3

Title documents 1925-1928

Carton 5, Folder 16-17

Payroll 1927-1928

Carton 5, Folder 18

Expenses 1927

Carton 5, Folder 19

Receipts 1927-1929

Carton 5, Folder 20

Anglo California Trust Company 1927

Carton 5, Folder 21

California Pacific Title and Trust Company 1925-1927

 

Devonshire Estates, Inc.

Carton 5, Folder 22

Minutes 1924-1925

Carton 5, Folder 23

Phelps property 1925-1926

Box 9, Folder 1-7

Maps 1927, undated

Carton 5, Folder 24-27

Notes, deeds, and agreements 1924-1930

Card File Box 4

Title documents (T-Z) 1926