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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bancroft_Library|Bancroft Library]]''
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
The Bancroft Library is the University's main special collections library. It is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States including more than 600,000 volumes, 60,000,000 manuscript items, 8,000,000 photographs, 43,000 microforms, and 23,000 maps. Of interest to genealogists are the premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. Themed collections include African Americans in California, CalHeritage, California Cultures, California Loyalty Oath, Chinese in California, Italians in California, Japanese Relocation, and private land claim cases in California (ca. 1850-ca. 1890).<ref>[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/ Collections] in ''The Bancroft Library'' Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).</ref>  
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The Bancroft Library is the University's main special collections library. It is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States including more than 600,000 volumes, 60,000,000 manuscript items, 8,000,000 photographs, 43,000 microforms, and 23,000 maps. Of interest to genealogists are the premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. Themed collections include African Americans in California, CalHeritage, California Cultures, California Loyalty Oath, Chinese in California, Italians in California, Japanese Relocation, and private land claim cases in California (ca. 1850-1890).<ref>[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/ Collections] in ''The Bancroft Library'' Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).</ref>  
  
 
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)  
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*[[National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)]] holding records of southern California, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada. CA Indian enrollments, Asian immigrants, naturalizations, land records, AZ taxes, sailors, censuses, military post returns, Five Civilized Tribes, Revolutionary War, Civil War records, passenger arrival lists, Mexican and Canadian border crossings, passport applications.
*National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco)  
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*[[National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco)]] holding records of California (north &amp; central), Nevada (except Clark County), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall, Caroline, and Northern Mariana Islands, overseas Pacific naval bases, Asian-Pacific immigration, American Indians.
*California State Library (Sacramento)
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*[http://www.library.ca.gov/calhist/genealogy.html California State Library (Sacramento)] censuses, great registers, city directories, CA historical newspapers, genealogical periodicals, death index 1905-1995, marriage index 1949-1986.
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*California State Archives  
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*[http://www.acgov.org/auditor/clerk/ Alameda County Clerk-Recorder] births, marriages, deaths, deeds, military discharge papers.
*Sutro Library (California State Library)
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*[http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/pages.aspx/Court-Records-1- Alameda County Superior Court] civil records, adoptions, probate, family, and criminal records.
*California Historical Society  
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*[http://www.berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org/ Berkeley Historical Society] archives, library, and exhibits.
*California Genealogical Society  
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*[http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/locations/african-american-museum-library-oakland African American Museum and Library at Oakland] interprets their experience in CA and the West.
*Chinese Historical Society  
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*[http://www.l-ags.org/ Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society] meetings, writers group, computer user group.
*Alameda County Clerk-Recorder
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Contra Costa County, California|Contra Costa]], [[Marin County, California|Marin]], [[San Francisco County, California|San Francisco]], [[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]], [[San Mateo County, California|San Mateo]], [[Santa Clara County, California|Santa Clara]], [[Stanislaus County, California|Stanislaus]]
*Alameda County Superior Court
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*[http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/ California State Archives], Sacramento, has county records, such as court records, prison records, wills, deeds, as well as military records, state census records, and school records.
*Alameda County Historical Society
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*[http://www.library.ca.gov/collections/sutro.html Sutro Library], San Francisco, most extensive genealogy collection west of Salt Lake City.
*African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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*[http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/ California Historical Society], San Francisco, economic, social, political, and cultural heritage including 50,000 books, 4,000 manuscripts, photos, maps, newspapers, and artifacts.
*Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.californiaancestors.org/ California Genealogical Society and Library], Oakland, family, local, and state histories, maps, reference books, periodicals, the Bay Area, Gold Rush, New England, mid-Atlantic states and others.
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*[http://www.chsa.org/ Chinese Historical Society], San Francisco, Chinese-American history, including art, and artifacts.
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Arizona]], [[Hawaii]], [[Nevada]], [[Oregon]], [[Baja California]], [[Sonora]].
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*[http://www.azlibrary.gov/is/genealogy/ State Library of Arizona], Phoenix, censuses, genealogical periodicals, immigration and naturalization records, New England town vital records, DE PA and NJ Archives, Internet sites.
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*[http://hawaii.sdp.sirsi.net/client/default/rw$003d0$0026rm$003dHAWAII$002bSTATE$002bL0$00257C$00257C$00257C1$00257C$00257C$00257C0$00257C$00257C$00257Ctrue$0026pv$003d-1$0026ic$003dfalse$0026dt$003dlist$0026sm$003dfalse$0026 Hawaii State Library], Honolulu, federal documents, Hawaii and Pacific, language, and history.
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*[http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/ Nevada State Library and Archives], Carson City, births, marriages, deaths, censuses, military.
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/genealogy/index.html Oregon State Archives], Salem, country records and histories, territorial papers, early settlers database, adoptions, census, land, military, naturalization, probate, and vital records.
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*[http://www.agn.gob.mx/ Archivo General de la Nación] (AGN), Mexico City, church, civil, census, court, history, military, migration, land.<br>
  
 
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=== Sources  ===

Revision as of 12:08, 11 November 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries Gotoarrow.png Bancroft Library

Bancroft Library     University of California, Berkeley
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]

Address:[1]

The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Telephone:[1]  510-642-6481 Reference desk
Fax:  510-642-7589

Hours and holidays: Bancroft Reading Room

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Bancroft Library is the University's main special collections library. It is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States including more than 600,000 volumes, 60,000,000 manuscript items, 8,000,000 photographs, 43,000 microforms, and 23,000 maps. Of interest to genealogists are the premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. Themed collections include African Americans in California, CalHeritage, California Cultures, California Loyalty Oath, Chinese in California, Italians in California, Japanese Relocation, and private land claim cases in California (ca. 1850-1890).[2]

Tips

Guides

  • Collection guides Bancroft Library's finding aids (OAC).
  • Biography and Genealogy Resources at the Bancroft Library including books, manuscripts and other printed materials, newspaper and periodical indexes for California, handbooks and manuals.
  • Dale L. Morgan, and George P. Hammond, A guide to the manuscript collections of the Bancroft Library, 2 vols. (Berkeley : Published for the Bancroft Library by the University of California Press, 1963-1972). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.467 A3b.
  • Charles Faulhaber, and Stephen Vincent, eds, Exploring The Bancroft Library (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Bancroft Library in association with Signature Books, 2006). At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Barbara Lee Hill, Genealogy: A Guide to the UC Berkeley Library (Berkeley, CA: The Library Associates, The General Library. University of California, Berkeley, 1984). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.465/B1 A3h.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Bancroft Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside) holding records of southern California, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada. CA Indian enrollments, Asian immigrants, naturalizations, land records, AZ taxes, sailors, censuses, military post returns, Five Civilized Tribes, Revolutionary War, Civil War records, passenger arrival lists, Mexican and Canadian border crossings, passport applications.
  • National Archives Pacific Region (San Francisco) holding records of California (north & central), Nevada (except Clark County), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall, Caroline, and Northern Mariana Islands, overseas Pacific naval bases, Asian-Pacific immigration, American Indians.
  • California State Library (Sacramento) censuses, great registers, city directories, CA historical newspapers, genealogical periodicals, death index 1905-1995, marriage index 1949-1986.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.

Similar Collections

  • New York Public Library Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, features a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, and Canadians.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 General Information in The Bancroft Library Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).
  2. Collections in The Bancroft Library Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).