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Lloyd William Dinkelspiel Sr. was an attorney and a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White, McAuliffe. He also served as a president of Stanford University's Board of Trustees and as president of the San Francisco Jewish Community Center during its transition from the Young Men's Hebrew Association.
The collection consists of genealogical and biographical information; obituaries; some correspondence; compositions and poems; a will of Pauline Dinkelspiel; certificates and family documents; information about Dinkelspiel House, which is part of Dunsmuir House and Gardens in Oakland, California; a 1916 copy of "The Scintillator," a Lowell High School scrapbook/ yearbook edited by Lloyd Dinkelspiel; a visitor's attendance certificate from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915); a few magazines with articles about Lloyd Dinkelspiel; and photographs. The photographs include portraits of the Dinkelspiel, Ehrman, Bachman and Hellman families; photographs of the interior and exterior of Lazarus Dinkelspiel's dry goods store; a photograph of the Ehrman house at Sugar Pine Point in Lake Tahoe, California, photographs of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, and photographs (mostly from the 1920s) of the camping and pack trips that a young Lloyd Dinkelspiel took to various California locations, including the Sierras, Mount Whitney, Gold Lake, Grass Lake, Santa Barbara, and Yosemite.