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  • Finding aid of the Actress and Singer Photograph Collection, ca. 1850 - 1930
    gift from any one person rather it is a group of photos complied from various donors The collection is organized alphabetically by actresses last name and are in fairly good condition Background In the early half of the 19th century California s population consisted mostly of Native American and Mexican inhabitants In 1848 gold was discovered attracting hundreds of thousands of settlers from the East Coast and beyond San Francisco quickly grew from a rural settlement to a thriving boomtown At first the Gold Rush miners were satisfied with lewd entertainment supplied by brothels and saloons Men regularly played female theatrical characters because of the lack of women living in what was still considered a wilderness outpost Traveling acting troupes desperate for cash would perform in any structure that would hold a crowd a practice later dubbed barnstorming Although it was risky many women began to flock to the burgeoning city with dreams of fame and fortune concurrently the significant male populous started to desire more refined performances and would pay big money to see a pretty face Even so being attractive and able to memorize lines was hardly sufficient Only women who possessed striking thespian talent pitch perfect singing voices or eccentric stage presence gained true notoriety Some of these starlets were motivated to become playwrights or company managers experiencing great commercial success at a time when women were generally thought of as the weaker sex Conversely there was a serious possibility of obscurity since local actresses and singers were often less celebrated than big names from Europe The eventual completion of the Transcontinental Railroad reinforced San Francisco s status as a first class show business town Women could now travel cross country with propriety dramatically increasing the number of female residents Veteran and amateur actresses arrived from all

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  • [Acts, ordinances, proclamations, passed by the Legislative Council of British Columbia and the Legislative Council of the Colony of Vancouver Island] 1858-71.
    and the Legislative Council of the Colony of Vancouver Island 1858 71 03 12 90 T No online items Offline Contact California State Library California History Room Collection Overview Title Acts ordinances proclamations passed by the Legislative Council of British Columbia and the Legislative Council of the Colony of Vancouver Island 1858 71 Laws etc Creator Contributor British Columbia creator Date 1858 71 issued Subject Law British Columbia Physical Description

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  • Finding Aid to the ACT-UP Golden Gate Records, 1988-1993
    largest amount of material concerns ACT UP actions and responses to the 6th International AIDS Conference which was held in San Francisco in June of 1990 There are also materials about the 5th and 7th conferences and materials from ACT UP Golden Gate s Treatment Issues Committee Background The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power ACT UP New York was formed in March 1987 ACT UP San Francisco was formed a year later ACT UP Golden Gate separated from ACT UP San Francisco after a contentious meeting on September 14 1990 The focus of the new group was on treatment research education and prevention issues An all volunteer organization much of the work was done by committees and weekly meetings were held to discuss proposed demonstrations educational campaigns meeting with corporate or governmental officials and endorsements of other organizations actions The organization considers all of Northern California within its service area but is primarily focused on San Francisco and its immediate environs In 2000 or 2001 the organization changed its name to Survive AIDS ACT UP GOLDEN GATE is a diverse non partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis We are engaged in a battle to reform the research and treatment of HIV and its associated opportunistic diseases intensify HIV education and prevention efforts and revolutionize the health care delivery system in this country The HIV pandemic crosses all racial sexual age cultural and class boundaries and we are committed to involving all affected communities in this fight THE FIGHT AGAINST THE HIV PANDEMIC IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY Extent Number of containers 1 box Linear feet 5 Restrictions Copyright for ACT UP Golden Gate materials has been assigned to the Library Center for Knowledge Management Copyright for other materials has not

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  • Guide to the Ruth Acty Papers
    Collection Overview Table of contents Description Educator author and actor Ruth Acty 1913 1998 was the first African American teacher hired by the Berkeley Unified School District in 1943 The Ruth Acty papers include curriculum material teaching notes writings photographs awards legal and financial records and correspondence that document her life and activities as a teacher and author Background Educator author and actor Ruth Acty 1913 1998 was the first African American teacher hired by the Berkeley Unified School District in 1943 Born Oakland California in 1913 to John and Gussie née Stokes Acty she was raised in West Oakland and graduated from McClymonds High School before earning an A B in English from San Francisco State College in 1937 After taking classes in early childhood development and speech at the University of California Berkeley she attended Northwestern University earning a M A in Theater in 1941 Extent 9 5 linear feet 16 boxes 1 oversized box Restrictions Permission to publish from the Ruth Acty Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum Library at Oakland Availability No access restrictions Collection is open to the public Collection Overview Collection Details Descriptive Summary Access Access Restrictions Publication Rights Preferred Citation

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  • Guide to the Rodolfo F. Acuña Collection, 1857-2007
    works extensive research notes correspondence subject files and materials pertaining to the trial between Dr Acuña and the Regents of the University of California system Background Rodolfo Francisco Acuña was born in 1932 in Los Angeles California He earned his bachelor s degree and master s degrees at Los Angeles State College now California State University Los Angeles and his PhD in History at the University of Southern California A renowned scholar activist Dr Acuña became the first professor in the Mexican American Studies Department now Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at California State University Northridge in 1969 Extent 112 63 linear feet Restrictions Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator s of this collection has been transferred to California State University Northridge or is in the public domain Copyright status for other materials is unknown Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U S Copyright Law Title 17 U S C beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user Availability The collection is open for research use Collection Overview Collection Details Overview of the Collection Biographical Information Access Terms Administrative Information Arrangement of Materials Scope and Contents Collection Contents Series I Writings 1956 2007 Subseries A Books 1972 2004 Subseries B Chapters in Books Journals Magazine Articles 1970 2004 Subseries C Book Reviews 1985 2000 Subseries D Political Essays 1986 2004 Subseries E Unpublished Works 1970 1991 Subseries F Early Writings 1956 1965 Series II Personal Files 1932 2000 Subseries A Biographical 1932 1961 Subseries B Academic 1952 1968 Subseries C Articles About 1985 2000 Subseries D Awards 1986 1999 Series III Correspondence 1961

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  • Acuerdos de la Junta Superior de Real Hacienda de Nueva España. Archivo de Conde del Valle. Libro 7 : Mexico City, 1794.
    del Creator Contributor Domínguez Miguel Signer Creator Contributor New Spain Junta Superior de Real Hacienda Abstract A record of the decisions taken by the Junta Superior de Real Hacienda January 3 December 19 1794 on matters relating to royal revenue and expenditures in various parts of New Spain The approximately weekly reports on these decisions include the text of relevant background documents Each report is signed and certified by Félix

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  • A.D. Foote papers, circa 1909-1928.
    3 BANC MSS C G 159 oversize folder 2 BANC MSS C G 159 carton 1 No online items Offline Contact UC Berkeley Bancroft Library Collection Overview Title A D Foote papers circa 1909 1928 Creator Contributor Foote A D Arthur DeWint 1849 1933 creator Abstract Correspondence notes and financial materials concerning mines and mining in the western United States Date 1909 issued Subject Foote A D Arthur DeWint 1849 1933 Archives Mines and mineral resources West U S California Finance Note COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF SITE Advance notice required for use Preferred citation A D Foote papers BANC MSS C G 159 The Bancroft Library University of California Berkeley Maps transferred to the map collection of The Bancroft Library Photographs transferred to the Bancroft Pictorial Collections BANC PIC 1905 17134 409 420 PIC In English Temporary list of contents available in library Physical Description print 1 carton 1 volume and 3 oversize folders 1 35 linear feet Language English Identifier BANC MSS C G 159 oversize folder 1 BANC MSS C G 159 oversize folder 3 BANC MSS C G 159 oversize folder 2 BANC MSS C G 159 carton 1 BANC MSS C G 159 v 1

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  • Overview of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Organization of Romanian Democracy records,
    entire collection guide PDF 54 30 Kb HTML Search this collection Entire Collection Guide Online Items Collection Overview Table of contents Description Correspondence memoranda petitions resolutions and reports relating to political conditions in Romania Romanian foreign relations and United States government policy with regard to Romania Background American private nonprofit organization for the promotion of democracy in Romania Extent 2 manuscript boxes 0 8 linear feet Restrictions For copyright status

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