Finding Aid to the Benicia School Board records, 1858-1914

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University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Benicia School Board records, 1858-1914

Collection number: BANC MSS C-A 147 Part I

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
2010
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Benicia School Board records
Date (inclusive): 1858-1914
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 147 Part I
Creator: Benicia (Calif.) School Board
Extent: 2 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder 3.4 linear feet
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benicia School Board records, BANC MSS C-A 147 Part I, 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
Benicia (Calif.)--School Board--Archives
Education--California--Benicia--History
Education--California--History--Sources
Education--California--Solano County--History
Public schools--California--Benicia
Teachers--California--Benicia--Correspondence
Teachers--California--Solano County--Correspondence
Account books--California--Solano County
Minutes--California--Solano County
Reports--California--Solano County

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired by Dr. Fletcher H. Swift of the Department of Education, University of California, Berkeley, and presented to the Bancroft by the Department of Education, March 26, 1951.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Bancroft Library staff in 2010. Additional processing by Bancroft Library staff in 2012.

Biographical Information

Benicia, founded in 1847, is a city on the north bank of the Carquinez Strait, just east of Vallejo and across the straight from Martinez. In 1853 and 1854, Benicia served as California's third state capital and was the county seat of Solano County until 1858.

Scope and Content of Collection

Board of Trustees minutes (1869-1890); Board of Trustees correspondence, including letters sent to the Board by applicants for teaching jobs (1871-1914); school registers with lists of pupils (1861-1877 and 1893-1902), school board election materials, reports of the school board to the Superintendent of Schools for Solano County (1861-1901); principals' reports, instructors' reports, librarians' reports, school census records, financial records, and documents relating to the construction and maintenance of school buildings.

Container Listing

carton 1, folder 1-3

School Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1869-1896

carton 1, folder 4-5

School Board of Trustees records and accounts, 1890-1897

carton 1, folder 6-9

Census Marshall records, 1867-1893

volume 1

School register, 1861-1867

carton 1, folder 10-15

School register, 1867-1902

carton 1, folder 16-18

School Board of Trustees incoming letters, 1871-1914

carton 1, folder 19-22

Letters of application and recommendation for teaching positions, 1873-1914

carton 1, folder 23

Alfred Dalton, Drafts of letters written as clerk, 1863-1903

carton 1, folder 24

Orders, resolutions, rules of procedure, 1869-1913

carton 1, folder 25

Appointments of Census Marshall, 1872-1883

carton 1, folder 26

School Board election poll lists, 1864-1888

carton 1, folder 27

School Board election certifications, 1876-1882

carton 1, folder 28

School Board election notices of bond election, 1914

oversize-box 1, folder 1

Reports of the Benicia School Board to the Superintedent of Schools for Solano County, 1861-1901

oversize-box 1, folder 2, oversize-folder 1

Reports of the Census Marshall, 1858-1885

carton 1, folder 29, oversize-box 1, folder 3

Principals' monthly and annual reports, 1878-1907

oversize-box 1, folder 3, oversize-folder 1

Instructors' reports, 1858-1907

carton 1, folder 30

Librarians' reports, 1893-1895

oversize-box 1, folder 3

Trustees' and teachers' reports undated

carton 1, folder 31

Papers relating to the construction and maintenance of school buildings, 1882-1913

carton 1, folder 32-33

Bids for construction and repairs, 1881-1883

carton 1, folder 34

Legal documents, including contracts, deeds, bonds, 1881-1913

carton 1, folder 35-37

Insurance policies, 1882-1909

carton 1, folder 38

Notices of apportionment of state school funds, 1868-1907

carton 2, folder 1

Miscellaneous reports submitted to the Benicia School Board, 1883-1902

carton 2, folder 2

Reports of Benicia teachers visiting Oakland schools, 1902

carton 2, folder 3

Credentials of teachers applying for positions, 1877-1913

carton 2, folder 4

Aldred Dalton, miscellaneous papers and notes, circa 1900

carton 2, folder 5

Financial, accounts, 1867-1907

carton 2, folder 6-16

Bills and receipts, 1869-1906

carton 2, folder 17-36

Check stubs, 1890-1912

box 1, folder 1-3

Check stubs, 1912-1914