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Fonds PR-2205 - Salvatore Billeci collection

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Salvatore Billeci collection

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  • sound recording
  • textual material
  • multiple media

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PR-2205

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  • 1952 and 1955 (Creation)
    Creator
    Billeci, Salvatore

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2 audio reels, 1 cm of textual material

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Name of creator

Billeci, Salvatore

Biographical history

Salvatore Billeci was a researcher who lived in San Francisco, California.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of Salvatore Billeci's research and writing about the experiences of Stuart Thompson of Ripon, California, who sailed aboard the "Carmencita" on a sealing expedition in 1904. Thompson served as the ship's freight clerk and became acquainted with Captain Alexander MacLean, the alleged prototype for the character "Wolf" Larson in Jack London's novel "The Sea Wolf". In addition to Billeci's oral history interviews with Thompson, the fonds also includes Billeci's typescript "Five Months With The 'Sea Wolf'" (9 p.), edited and condensed from the interviews, and a KCBS radio script (ca. 1952) about Thompson's story (3 p.).

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Donated by Salvatore Billeci, 1970.

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No access restrictions apply.

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No further accruals are expected.

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The sound recordings are partial copies of Billeci's original tapes.

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Accession number(s): E/E/M221T; T4308; T_JUST_A_TEST

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Sound recording originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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