The Joseph Russell Knowland Collection consists of over fifty years of correspondence, reports, articles and printed materials
conerning the development of California during the first half of the 20th century. The collection is composed primarily of
the documents of the various organizations to which Knowland belonged. There are very few personal letters or memos.
Born in Alameda on 5 August 1873, Joseph Russell Knowland was one of the best known figures in the public life of California
during the first half of the 20th century. His parents were among the first settlers to move west, and established a successful
lumber business. After graduation from the College of the Pacific, Knowland joined his father in the family business. He became
associated with the business community of Oakland, where he later served as the President of the Bank of Alameda.
Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing
to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of The North Baker Research 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.
Collection is open for research by appointment only.