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Guide to the Grass Valley Daily Union Records, 1866-1937
BANC MSS 98/69 c  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Grass Valley Daily Union Records
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 98/69 c
    Creator: Grass Valley daily union
    Extent: Number of containers: 37 oversize volumes, 7 volumes in 1 box, and 3 boxes Linear feet: [ca. 16]
    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: Consists of business records from 1866 to 1937, relating to subscriptions, circulation statistics, and advertising, as well as financial operations of the newspaper, including daybooks, ledgers, cash blotters, invoices, cashbooks, and journals. Only one ledger (relating to subscriptions, 1894-1895) documents the existence of the Grass Valley Weekly union. Includes lists of subscribers and circulation for numerous small communities in the area. The variety of materials in the advertising and financial records document hundreds of local businesses, sources for printing and paper supplies, and the role of the press in the growing community.

    Includes one volume of meeting minutes for Woodmen of the World, Hall of Mistletoe Camp #340 (Grass Valley), recording regular monthly meetings from 1902 to Nov. 1921; only one meeting was held in 1917, and none again until April 1921. Also includes a roll call of members for 1902 and 1903. Presumably there was some connection between the members of this lodge and the newspaper, in which they advertised.
    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], Grass Valley Daily Union Records, 1866-1937, BANC MSS 98/69 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Grass Valley Daily Union Records were purchased by The Bancroft Library from Serendipity Books (Berkeley, Calif.) on July 25, 1997.

    Scope and Content

    The Grass Valley Daily Union Records consist of business records from 1866 to 1937, relating to subscriptions, circulation statistics, and advertising, as well as the financial operations of the newspaper, including daybooks, ledgers, cash blotters, invoices, cash books, and journals. Only one ledger (relating to subscriptions) documents the existence of the Grass Valley Weekly Union.
    William S. Byrne and Charles H. Mitchell commenced publication of the Daily Union in 1866, and although not every year of operation is represented in each series, overall the records document in surprising detail the social and business life of this small goldrush town in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada. Lists of subscribers and circulation statements for the numerous small communities in the area present a wealth of information about local history and demographics. The variety of materials in the advertising and financial records document hundreds of local businesses, sources for printing and paper supplies, and the role of the press in the growing community.
    Also included with the records of the Union is one volume of meeting minutes for Woodmen of the World, Hall of Mistletoe Camp #340 (Grass Valley), which records monthly meetings from 1902 to 1921. Presumably there was some connection between the members of this lodge and the newspaper in which they regularly advertised