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Earl Payne Tribute Website Released to Public

New Tribute Website to California Photographer, Earl Cecil Payne, is officially open to the public.

 This website was created by the Foundation to honor Mr. Payne and to thank the Payne family for their generosity. This website will continue to grow as more of the Payne collection is cataloged and digitized at the California State Library.

New Acquisition: Advertising for The Steamer H. J. Corcoran

The H. J. Corcoran: The Fastest Steamboat on the Bay

The Foundation has acquired for the State Library’s California History Collection a fabulous San Francisco Bay advertising poster for the Steamer H. J. Corcoran. The Corcoran was touted as the “fastest on the Bay.” Built in Stockton in 1898, it ran three times daily for Vallejo and Mare Island and thence to San Francisco and the Ferry Building.… Read more >>


New Acquistion: Log of the Snark by Charmian K. London

A Journey into Adventure with Mr. and Mrs. Jack London

            The Foundation has recently acquired a lovely new piece for the California State Library’s California History Section. This acquisition is a signed first edition of Charmian K. London’s The Log of the Snark, which was published in October of 1915 by The MacMillan Company.Read more >>




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