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Hoover and Pierce Family Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1982-012

Content Description

Hoover and Pierce Family Collection contains material culture objects from the donor's parents, Edward B. and Martha Lloyd Hoover; her husband Dr. Horace F. Pierce; Sterling Hoover Pierce, son of Dr. and Mrs. Horace F. Pierce; along with photographs, letters, papers, ephemera, and memorabilia.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Mrs. Kirke W. Connor

Restrictions Apply



  • 1841 - 1967


32 Item(s)


1. Numerous photos of Hoover and Pierce family members, also photos of friends. 2. Many photographs, letters, papers, and other memorabilia of Sterling Pierce, son of donor 3. Wedding announcements and invitations, presumably received by Dr. and Mrs. Horace Pierce 4. Many snapshots and postcards 5. Shirley Lloyd Hoover's diploma from Santa Barbara High School 6. Booklet - Uncle Bert - A Biographical Portrait of Herbert Hoover 7. Two piece, brown wool suit in which donor was married to Dr. Horace Pierce. $25 8. Group of Hoover family photographs and other keepsakes of E. B. Hoover 9. Booklet- "History of Woman's Auxiliary to the Santa Barbara County Medical Society 1930-1955." 10. Santa Barbara Directory and Guide Book, 1923, issued by the S.B. Daily News, and 1931 and 1932 S.B. Telephone Directories 11. Numerous booklets, pamphlets, brochures, and magazines 12. Marriage certificate of donor's parents, together with letter from minister who married them 13. Case containing Hoover family records 14. Bell between two wheels, belonged to Dr. H. F. Pierce 15. Donor's father's wooden desk set 16. Hoover family album 17. Photo of Hoover home in Mission Canyon, circa 1908 18. Indian rug, brown with multi colored stripes and design. Belonged to Pierce family. $50 19. Miscellaneous books, papers, etc., pertaining to construction of Santa Barbara - Bakersfield Railway. 20. Appointment by James K. Polk, President of the United States, of James M. Newell as Collector of the Customs for the District and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Bridgetown in the State of New Jersey, dated Aug. 15, 1848 21. Newspaper sheet - July 10, 1841 22. Funeral notice of donor's mother, Martha Lloyd Hoover, together with poem written by donor 23. Donor's mother's riding whip. $20 24. Lloyd - Newell family silver. $50 25. Barometer given by donor's father to her mother. $50 26. Letter scale which had belonged to Martha Lloyd Hoover. $10 27. Keepsakes of donor's grandmother Sarah Ann Newell Lloyd, including prisms from her grandmother's home in Salem, N.J., built in 1709. $100 28. Box containing Christmas gift from Lydia Herter from her own kiln. $50 29. Pair of evening gloves, black suede, metallic design, worn by Shirley H. Pierce, Regent, Mission Canyon Chapter, DAR, at Continental Congress Ball, Washington, D.C., in 1967. $25 30. Blue velvet evening coat, handmade by donor, who created the pattern for the quilted design. The coat was saved by donor's mother. $50 31. Small trunk brought with Martha Lloyd when she married Edward Hoover in 1895. Later used by donor and her sister for doll's trunk. It is now filled with doll clothes and other keepsakes. $50 32. A copious amount of miscellaneous memorabilia from the Hoover and Pierce families