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Louise Booth papers

Identifier: 2012-088-s-r

Scope and Contents

The first series, "Chapman University papers," contains the formal Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes from the 1930s to the 1990s, as well as informal handwritten notes for the Board of Trustees. It also contains notes about Chapman College's finances from 1960 to 1975, and it contains faculty meeting minutes from the 1960s to the 1990s. Finally, this collection contains a copy of the book, "Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists: Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650." This book was given to Don Booth by Beverly Waid.

The second series, "Louise Booth misc. realia," contains ephemera, photographs, and Chinese scrolls.

The third series, "Louise Booth papers," contains a number of history journal issues, and a number of files and a binder. Further processing is needed.

The fourth series, "Louise Booth correspondence," contains hundreds of letters between Louise Booth and her French penpal Jeanne Roullet.


  • 1930 - 2005

Language of Materials

The majority of materials in this collection are in English. The scrolls are in Chinese.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Louise Booth, wife of Chapman Professor Donald Booth, was an Orange County historian who wrote on local history including a history of Chapman University


12 Linear Feet (3 document boxes, 6 cartons, 1 flat box, 3 Chinese scrolls)


This collection the research materials and notes of Louise Booth, a local Orange County historian.


This collection is arranged in three series. The first series is a collection of papers related to Chapman University business. It contains the meeting minutes of the Board of Trustees from the 1930s to the 1990s. The second series contains ephemera and realia, such as photographs and Chinese scrolls. The third series needs further processing.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Finding aid of the Louise Booth papers.
Emily Neis
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Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange 92866 USA US