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Guide to the Columbia Research Collection, 1936-1942
BANC MSS C-R 25  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Columbia Research Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1942
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-R 25
    Extent: Number of containers: 13 cartons (7 cartons contain 37 card file boxes), 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 16.25
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: A collection of research materials, primarily newspaper, magazine and book abstracts, and indexes, chiefly pertaining to the mining town of Columbia, California, 1850-1879, but including additional materials for Tuolumne County and Calaveras County. The project to compile these materials was directed by Hero Eugene Rensch and performed under the auspices of the U.S. Works Progress Administration and the California State Emergency Relief Administration, California California Division of Parks.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not 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. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Columbia research collection, BANC MSS C-R 25, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Columbia Research Collection was given to The Bancroft Library by Hero Eugene Rensch in 1942.

    Scope and Content

    The Columbia Research Collection consists of research materials, primarily newspaper, magazine and book abstracts, and indexes referring to the mining town of Columbia, California, and the surrounding area, 1850-1879. The bulk of the collection is a descriptive index, primarily to Tuolumne County newspapers: Sonora Herald, Tuolumne Courier, Union Democrat, Columbia Gazette, Columbia Times, and Columbia Citizen. Newspapers from metropolitan areas such as San Francisco and Sacramento are also included.
    This material was collected and compiled for the United States Works Progress Administration and the California State Emergency Relief Administration, under the auspices of the California Division of Parks. The project was directed by Hero Eugene Rensch.
    The W.P.A./S.E.R.A. project, completed in 1936, resulted in the volume Descriptive Index to Items Referring to the Mining Town of Columbia, California, 1850-1870. The cards containing the raw research for this volume are contained in Carton 6, card file box #32, and Carton 7, card file boxes #33, #34, #35, #36 and #37. However, Mr. Rensch continued to add to this collection until 1942 when it was presented to The Bancroft Library. The cards for this expanded index are in card file boxes #1-14, contained in Cartons 1-3.