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Topical Index of Articles in BHS Newsletters

Summer 1987 through Fall 2017

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Topic

Article, Author

Issue

A

 

 

Architects

John Hudson Thomas and the Hume Cloister, Ken Cardwell

Winter 1999

Artists

Sculptor Douglas Tilden was California’s Finest, Ken Stein

Winter 1998

Authors

Do Androids Dream in Berkeley? Philip K. Dick’s Life in Our City, Part One, Maureen Foster

Summer/Fall 2008

 

Do Androids Dream in Berkeley? Part Two, Continuing the Story of Philip K. Dick’s Life in Berkeley, Maureen Foster

Winter 2009

 

Literary Lights of the Berkeley Hills, Aleta George

Spring 2016

 

Local Boy’s Work Returns to Berkeley, “Our Town” Benefit at Berkeley Rep

Fall 2005

Aviation

The Hall-Scott Car Company: When Berkeley Built Aviation Engines, Ric Dias and Francis Bradford

Spring 2006

 

When Berkeley Takes Off! Little-Known Aviation History, Part One, Linda Rosen

Spring 2006

 

When Berkeley Takes Off! Little-Known Aviation History, Part Two, Linda Rosen

Summer 2006

B

 

 

BART

Undergrounding BART, Steven Finacom

Fall 1999

 

How the Mayor of Berkeley Led the Campaign to “Bury” Berkeley’s BART Tracks, Fred Etzel

Fall 2017

Buildings

 

Remembrance of a Life at the United Artists Theater, Suzie Workman

Summer 2013

 

Remembering the Original Thousand Oaks School, Evelyn Whitehead McCool

Fall 2001

 

Topping Out of the Sather Campanile, Steven Finacom

Winter 2014

 

Happy 100th Birthday to Our Campanile, John Aronovici

Spring 2015

 

A Startling Fact about Julia Morgan’s Berkeley City Club, Dr. Sarah Gill

Fall 2015

 

The Berkeley Library: The Beginnings of a Literary Place, James Cara and Ken Cardwell

Fall 1998

 

Before the Claremont Hotel, There Was the Palache Family, Judith Markel

Summer 2002

 

Claremont Hotel Turns 100, Ann Harlow

Fall 2015

 

Mansions on Marin, Baird Whaley

Winter 2003

 

Tuohy’s Second Addition, Nicholas Rosenlicht

Spring 2004

Businesses

Fermenting Berkeley, Daphne Tooke and Susan Austin

Winter 2005

 

Cutter Laboratories, Jack Cutter

Winter 2005

 

The Giant Powder Company, Philip L. Gale

Winter 2012

 

The Old Order Passes: The Last Days at Spenger’s, Paul Soltow, Jr.

Winter 2011

 

Historic Spenger’s will reopen in late summer as Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto, Lee Houskeeper

Summer 1999

 

Some Fascinating Fish Tales From Paul Spenger, Paul Spenger

Summer 2002

 

Recollections of Paul Spenger, Part II

Fall 2002

 

Singing and Dancing and Beer – “Oh My!” The Battle Against Berkeley’s Anti-Cabaret Ordnance, Shelley Rideout

Fall 2017

 

Where the Action Was: Berkeley’s Music City Records, Alec Palao

Fall 2017

C

 

 

Churches

Northbrae Community Church Celebrates Centennial, Barbara Hill

Winter 2014

D

 

 

Dance

Early Days of Dance in the East Bay,  Part I: The Partheneia, Tonya Staros & Jeanine Castello-Lin

Spring 2012

 

Early Days of Dance in the East Bay, Part II: A Historical Exhibit, Jeanine Castello-Lin & Tonya Staros

Summer 2012

Disasters

 

Berkeley Fire of 1923, September 21, 1923 letter by Clara Setchell

Fall 2004

 

History Repeats Itself, V. S. Aronovici

Winter 1998

 

Berkeley’s Old Fashioned Earthquake, Ken Pettit

Spring 2000

 

Paul Spenger Recalls the Earthquake of 1906

Spring 2003

 

One Family’s Experience in the 1923 Fire, Phil Gale

Fall 2003

 

Flooding in Berkeley at Hearst and Euclid, Janet Reid Sherwin

Spring 2004

E

 

 

Events

Looking Back: The Free Speech Movement at Fifty, Linda Rosen

Fall 2014

 

Recollections of the Free Speech Movement, Linda Rosen

Fall 2014

 

Recollections of the Free Speech Movement, Ed Herny

Fall 2014

 

Berkeley Goes to the Fair, Steven Finacom

Spring 2015

 

First European Tourists Take Bay Cruise, Carl Wilson

Fall 1998

 

Football Days at Cal, 1938: Arriving by Ferry, Steam Train, Street Car and/or Bus (No Author)

Spring 2013

 

Celebrating the Opening of the East Bay Bridge, 1936, Steve Finacom

Fall 2013

 

The McGee-Spaulding District Goes Radical, Hal Reynolds

Fall 2013

F

 

 

G

 

 

Garbage (see Solid Waste)

 

 

Gardens

Over 100 Years of Community Gardening in Berkeley “A Garden for Every Child.  Every Child a Garden” (No Author)

Summer 2013

 

Edible City: Grow the Revolution, Sustainable Agriculture in the Bay Area, Film and Panel, September 22, Jeanine Castello-Lin

Fall 2013

H

 

 

I

 

 

J

 

 

K

 

 

L

 

 

M

 

 

Milk

The Days of Home Milk Delivery, Gary Sabatte

Winter 2001

Museums

The Evolution of Berkeley’s University Art Museum, Ann Harlow

Fall 2015

 

The Downtown Berkeley Art Museum of the 1920s, Ann Harlow

Winter 2016

 

A Visual Postscript to the Art Museum Exhibit, Steve Finacom

Spring 2016

 

Fifty Years of Berkeley’s “The Magnes,” Burl Willes

Summer 2016

N

 

 

Neighborhoods

Why is it Called Lorin? John Ginno Aronovici

Winter 2009

 

Swedish Life in Lorin, 1905-1925, Merle Dean

Summer 2005

 

Swedish Life in Lorin, 1905-1925, Part 2, Merle Dean

Fall 2005

 

Berkeley Woods and Park Hills, Paul Grunland

Summer 1999

 

Businesses in Lorin in 1925, Part 1 (No Author)

Summer 2005

 

Businesses in Lorin in 1925, Part 2 (No Author)

Fall 2005

 

The Heart of Berkeley: The Historic McGee-Spalding District (No Author)

Summer 2013

 

Childhood Memories of Nut Hill, Deborah Whitney

Summer 1999

 

Berkeley’s Finnish Community, Margaret Lind, Harri Siitonen, Auni Hendrickson, Helen Harlow and Linda Rosen

Fall 2000

 

The Fountain and Walk of Northbrae: The Challenge of Maintaining a Berkeley Treasure, Michael Gray

Summer 2013

 

The McGee-Spaulding District Goes Radical, Hal Reynolds

Fall 2013

New Deal

Traces of the New Deal In Berkeley, 1933-42, Tanya March

Summer 2001

 

Traces of the New Deal in Berkeley, 1933-42, Part 2, Tanya March

Fall 2001

O

 

 

Organizations

Berkeley Historical Society - 20 years, Gloria Cooper

Fall 1998

P

 

 

Parks and Pathways

The Evolution of Berkeley’s Downtown Park: Washington Square-Constitution Park-Provo Park-Civic Center Park-Martin Luther King Junior Park, John G. Aronovici

Spring 2012

 

The True Story of the Rose Walk: Step by Step Rose Walk Centennial: 1913-2013, John R. Underhill

Spring 2013

 

The Rose Walk Story Step by Step, John Underhill

Fall 2003

 

Taking a Walk Through History of City’s Pathways, Paul Grunland

Spring 2001

Plans

The Layout of Berkeley, Larry Layne 

Winter 2016

 

Berkeley’s First City Plan in 1915, Steven Finacom

Summer 2015

Police/Public Safety        

Captain Vollmer’s New Patrol Program: 25 Bicycles Sold to Berkeley Police Department (No Author)

Summer/Fall 2008

 

Fingerprint Everyone in Berkeley? John G. Aronovici

Winter 2011

 

Uncle Gus (Chief Vollmer) and Mrs. Miller, Steve Taylor

Fall 2009

 

A Short History of Vollmer’s Revolver, Will Oliver

Winter 2017

 

August Vollmer: The Father of American Policing, Will Oliver

Fall 2016

 

Young Gus Vollmer, Berkeley Hero, Willard M. Oliver

Spring 2017

 

Was Berkeley Police Chief August Vollmer a Nazi Sympathizer? Willard M. Oliver

Summer 2017

 

A Tale of Two Badges, Will Oliver

Fall 2017

Presidents

Early US Presidents Visit Berkeley’s School Children

Winter 2007

Q

 

 

R

 

 

Racism

Some Racist Traces From Berkeley’s Past, Part 1, Ken Stein

Spring 2000

 

Some Racist Traces From Berkeley’s Past, Part 2, Ken Stein

Summer 2000

Radio

History of KRE, Part 1: Berkeley’s Radio Station, John F. Schneider

Spring 2007

 

History of KRE, Part 2: Berkeley’s Radio Station, John F. Schneider

Summer 2007

Residents (alphabetical order)

I was a Depression Bride in Berkeley: Reminiscences of 1933-1934, Eleanor Bliss

Summer 2004

 

A Paper Boy in Berkeley, Buzz Cardoza

Spring 2011

 

Mme. Chiang Kai-shek and Claremont Court, Burl Willes

Winter 2016

 

Minnie Russel Churchill, Martha E. Simmons

Spring 1999

 

Berkeley As I Knew It in Early Days, Wilhelmine F. Bolsted Cianciarulo

Fall 2010

 

Do Androids Dream in Berkeley? Philip K. Dick’s Life in Our City, Part One, Maureen Foster

Summer/Fall 2008

 

 

Do Androids Dream in Berkeley?  Continuing the Story of Philip K. Dick’s Life in Berkeley, Part Two, Maureen Foster

Winter 2009

 

Who Was Seneca Gale, Phil Gale

Winter 1999

 

Leonore Hermann Ginno, DDS, Berkeley’s First Woman Dentist, John Ginno Aronovici

Summer 1999

 

Serendipity: Used Book on Berkeley History Was Once Owned by City’s First Woman Mayor (Carrie L. Hoyt), Fred Etzel

Spring 2017

 

Samuel James Hume and Portia Bell Hume, Ken Cardwell

Winter 1999

 

Coming to Berkeley by Florence Jury and Jacomena Maybeck

Spring 2010

 

Transformation on Spaulding Avenue: The Story of Jack LaLanne in Berkeley, Hal Reynolds

Winter 2009

 

How Barbara Luce-Richey Added a “Pocket Park” to John Spring’s Solano Avenue Terrace Tract, Fred Etzel

Summer 2017

 

The Marstons in Berkeley, Part 1: The Captain and His Wife, Phil Gale

Winter 2005

 

The Marstons in Berkeley, Part 2: The Children, Phil Gale

Spring 2011

 

Pioneer Farmer and Benefactor: James McGee, Members of the McGee-Spalding-Hardy Historic Interest Group

Winter 2007

 

Memories of David Park, Burl Willes

Summer 2011

 

New Monument to a Berkeley Resident (William Byron Rumford), Ann Harlow

Summer 2016

 

Paul Salz:  Kindertransport Refugee and Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Tonya Staros

Summer 2017

 

Captain Richard Park Thomas, Nut Hill Pioneer, Part 1, Carl Wilson

Spring 2000

 

Captain Richard Park Thomas, Nut Hill Pioneer, Part 2, Carl Wilson

Summer 2000

 

James Tippett’s Memories

Summer 2006

 

Uncle Gus (Chief Vollmer) and Mrs. Miller, Steve Taylor

Fall 2009

 

Bertha Wright and Mabel Weed: Berkeley’s Early Nurse and Social Worker, John Ginno Aronovici

Fall 2007

 

J. Stitt Wilson, Berkeley’s Socialist Mayor, Stephen Barton

Summer 2011

 

Leon Wofsy: Reflections on His Years in the Communist Movement, 1929-1956, Jeanine Castello-Lin

Summer 2017

 

Bertha Wright and Mabel Weed: Berkeley’s Early Nurse and Social Worker, John Ginno Aronovici

Fall 2007

 

Railroads

Hall-Scott’s Railcars, Phil Gale

Dec. 2006

 

The Pullman Sleeping Car Berkeley, Phil Gale

Spring 2009

S

 

 

Schools (see also Buildings)

Berkeley’s Columbus School Garden 1920-1930+, Phyllis M. Housel Gale

Summer 2013

 

Was Willard the First Junior High? Phyllis Gale and Jennifer Dix

Summer 2016

Ships

Down to the Seas in Berkeley’s Ships, Margot Lind, John Aronovici and Phil Gale

Spring 2009

 

The Great White Fleet’s Visit to Berkeley in 1908, Steven Finacom

Fall 2009

 

Ferries from Berkeley to SF: 1874-1937, Phil Gale

Winter 2000

Social Worker

Bertha Wright and Mabel Weed: Berkeley’s Early Nurse and Social Worker, John Ginno Aronovici

Fall 2007

Solid Waste (garbage)

Garbage In… Not Always Garbage Out, Susan Schwartz

Spring 1999

Streets

Telegraph Avenue, Revisited (No Author)

Dec. 2006

 

Life on Edwards Street, Judy Kennedy Interview

Spring 2008

 

The Marquis of Russell Street, Burl Willes

Summer 2012

 

Wild Streetcars on Spruce Street

Winter 2013

 

New Light on 101 Oxford Street, Susan Austin, Ph.D.

Summer 2015

 

A Brief History of the 500 Block of Neilson Street, Fred Etzel

Winter 2017

T

 

 

Trees

Under the Shade of the Araucaria, Oscar N. Abeliuk, M.D.

Spring 2009

U

 

 

University

University Students’ Cooperative Association Origins, Madeline Loh

Summer 2012

 

Mystery Solved: What Happened to the Class of 1881, Inga Vanek

Summer 2013

 

Student Housing Berkeley Style, Ken Cardwell

Fall 1999

V

 

 

Veterans

Commemorating War Veterans on the Home Front, Phyllis Gale

Winter 2017

W

 

 

Weather

The Biggest Snowstorm in Berkeley’s History: Snow? In Berkeley? John Aronovici

Fall 2005

 

Ski Berkeley! Mark McLaughlin

Fall 2005

 

Berkeley Snow Scorecard (No Author)

Fall 2005

Women

Early Women of Berkeley, Phyllis Gale

Fall 2003

 

Millicent W. Shin (1858-1940), Phyllis Gale

Spring 2003

World War II

Getting on Track During World War II, Philip Gale

Spring 1999

 

Recollections of Berkeley in the ’30s and the Impact of World War II, George W. O’Conner

Winter 2002

 

Camp Ashby, Berkeley (No Author)

Dec. 2006

 

On the Homefront in Tilden Park, Richard Lang

Winter 2017

 

Oral History:  World War II and the Abraham Family, Frank Abraham

Winter 2017

 

Was Your Mother a Rosie the Riveter? Phyllis Gale

Winter 2017

 

My Memories of the Home Front, John Ginno Aronovici

Winter 2017

 

 

 

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Y

 

 

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