The Altrocchi Collection consists of books, pamphlets, correspondence, and miscellaneous
Julia Cooley Altrocchi (1893-1972), author and poet, resided in Berkeley, Calif. upon
graduation from Vassar College. She was married to Rudolph Altrocchi, Professor of
Italian at the University of California. Her best known work is Snow Covered Wagons
(1936), a story-in-verse of the Donner Party Expedition. Other works include The Old
California Trail (1945), and Spectacular San Franciscans (1949). She was an honorary
member of the Ina Coolbrith Circle, San Francisco, the Browning Society of San Francisco,
and Poets of the Pacific.