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Historian, writer, and collector Hubert Howe Bancroft sold his expansive collection of research materials on the history of Western North America to the University of California in 1905, thus establishing the eponymous library as a center of historical research and scholarship on Western Americana. This presentation explores over a hundred years of collecting at The Bancroft Library, from the library’s Valencia Street origins in San Francisco to its present moment on the University of California, Berkeley campus.
An in-person and virtual presentation by Kate Donovan, Director of The Bancroft Library & Associate University Librarian for Special Collections at University of California, Berkeley
* Co-presented and co-hosted by the Northern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America