Calbert Family Papers

Calbert Family Papers MS 109
Oval portrait of William R. Calbert, circa 1900s, African American Museum & Library at Oakland Photograph collection, MS 189, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Calbert family papers include photographs, biographical sketches, and two monographs written by members of the Calbert family.

The papers are organized into four series by family member: William E. Calbert, Madlyn W. Calbert, Sadie H. Calbert, and William Riley Calbert. William E. Calbert materials include a biographical sketch, two portraits, and a photograph of U.S. Army chaplain William E. Calbert's promotion to lieutenant, a biographical sketch of William Riley Calbert written by William E. Calbert, and a letter from librarian Miriam Matthews which includes a reproduction of an undated San Pedro St. YMCA group photograph. Also included in the papers is a monograph, The African American presence: the black chaplain, written by Madlyn W. Calbert; Sadie H. Calbert’s funeral program and self-published book of poetry, My thoughts, my faith, my dreams, and a 1909 greeting card with calendar and photograph from Busch Gardens in Pasadena, California inscribed by William Riley Calbert.

Dates: 1909-2011
Bulk Dates: 1966-1989
Collection number: MS 109
Creator: Calbert, William E.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)

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