8 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) California--Social life and customs.

  1. Anna Maria Evans papers, 1835-1914

    550 items. 3 containers plus 1 oversize. 1.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Housewife and member of the Society of Friends (Quaker). Correspondence and printed matter pertaining to religious activities, education, domestic matters, and the impact of the Civil War on Evans's family and friends.

  2. Peter A. Demens papers, 1880-2000

    45 items. 5 containers plus 1 oversize. 3.0 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, businessman, railroad promoter, and entrepreneur. Notebooks, scrapbooks, correspondence, and articles mostly relating to Demens's authorship of articles for the Russian journal Viestnik Evropy and Russian and American newspapers on events in America and his life.

  3. Barnett Allen Howard papers, 1885-1949

    13 items. 2 containers. 0.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Farmer, preacher, and trader. Memoirs documenting Howard's life as well as genealogical material, legal documents, and printed matter.

  4. Charles Henry Harvey papers, 1835-1965

    265 items. 4 containers. 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Gold miner, carpenter, and mill worker. Correspondence, diaries, daybooks, receipts, and printed matter relating to Harvey's life and work as a millworker and carpenter in Methuen, Massachusetts, and as a gold miner in California and Colorado.

  5. Frans August Larson family papers, 1864-2021

    4,500 items. 14 containers plus 2 oversize. 5.7 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Frans August Larson, Swedish-born missionary, expedition guide, entrepreneur, and diplomatic advisor in Mongolia; his wife, Mary Rodgers Larson, American missionary in northern China; their children, especially Mary Larson Walker and her husband, writer C. Lester Walker. Correspondence, photographs, writings, and other records relating to family life and activities during their time in Mongolia and Kalgan (Zhangjiakou), China, 1893-1939, and subsequent years in the United States, primarily in Alabama, California, and Connecticut, and on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

  6. Theodor Reik papers, 1905-1994

    7,500 items. 19 containers plus 7 oversize. 12 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Psychoanalyst and author. Correspondence, interviews, family papers, handwritten and some typed drafts of books and other writings, reprints of journal articles, notes, research files, certificates, publishing contracts, royalty statements, reviews of Reik’s books, publicity materials, photographs, honors and a tribute, brochures, programs, postcards, and news clippings documenting Reik’s contributions to psychoanalytic theory and practice, largely through his prolific writing for professional and popular audiences.

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  7. Italian Americans in the West Project collection, 1988-1993

    104 boxes. 43 linear feet. 16,875 number of items in collection (16,476 manuscript pages, 298 original sound recordings, 31,416 graphic materials, 22 original moving images, 140 electronic media, and 12 artifacts).. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, graphic materials (including color slides, black-and-white negatives, and photographic prints), and moving images collected during a field research project documenting Italian American occupational, cultural, and religious traditions in several locations in the western United States. Fieldwork was conducted in Gilroy, California; San Pedro, California; Pueblo, Colorado; Carbon County, Utah; Walla Walla, Washington; and several mining and ranching communities in Nevada by staff of the American Folklife Center. The project was part of the Quincentenary Celebration of Christopher Columbus sponsored by the Library of Congress in 1992. It produced a traveling exhibition and book of essays, both titled, "Old Ties, New Attachments : Italian-American Folklife in the West."

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  8. California Gold Rush collection, 1849-1900

    30 items. 1 container. .2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, travel journal, and typescripts of notes by various authors who participated in the California Gold Rush.