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Abstract This collection contains materials related to orange and citrus cultivation in California in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Items include advertisements, vendor guides, labor documents, photographs, artifacts relating to production and packing, and a sizable collection of souvenirs and products offered to tourists and consumers. Developed by author, researcher, and avid collector David Boulé, this collection contains many valuable resources relating to the California citrus industry,...
Abstract The Boulder Water Company was incorporated October 25, 1919 as a mutual water company and was officially dissolved in June 1979. Located in Claremont, California, the Company operated one well and two reservoirs for the benefit of its stockholder members. The collection, which came from the corporate secretary, consists of correspondence, legal documents and financial records of the Company and is most complete in the company’s last 15 years, 1964-1979. Minutes from the meetings are complete.
Dates: 1918-1979; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1979
Abstract This collection contains documents relating to the citrus industry from various vendors and growers associations in Southern California. It was collected by Claremont Heritage and gifted to Special Collections in the Honnold Mudd Library in 2015. Although the dates range from 1891-1973 the bulk of the collection is material from the early twentieth century pertaining to the College Heights, Etiwanda, and Covina Orange Growers Associations. Notable materials in this collection includes...
Abstract This is a collection of the personal papers of Marion Frances Chevalier and includes her financial statements, real estate transactions, personal photographs, and travel ephmera.
Dates: 1865 - 1983
Abstract This collection contains the coursework produced by students of the Claremont Colleges' oral history classes. Currently, the collection contains materials from the oral history courses at Claremont Graduate University. The CGU History 304/Introduction to Oral History Methodology course trains graduate students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting oral histories. Themes for the courses in the collection include "Women in Claremont" and "Women of Color in Southern...
Abstract This collection contains the diaries of early California resident Kewen Hilliard Dorsey. Born in El Monte in 1857, Dorsey grew up in the town of Spadra with his grandfather, W.W. Rubottom, and later lived in Los Angeles and Fontana. Dorsey was active in his community, a member of a Masonic lodge and pioneer groups. The bulk of the materials in this collection consists of Dorsey's diaries, though it also contains account books, various writings, record books, and a day book belonging to Dorsey's...
Dates: 1735-1933 and undated; Majority of material found within 1879-1933 and undated
Abstract The collection consists of research, writing, and teaching materials created by author, educator, and historian Matthew J. Garcia. The materials document Dr. Garcia’s work on topics related to agriculture, labor, food, immigration, ethnicity, and popular culture in California. Primary subjects of interest include the citrus industry and Mexican-American laborers in Southern California, especially the Farm Labor movement under Cesar Chavez. The collection is comprised of research materials, oral...
Dates: 1883-2016 and undated
Abstract: The Haskett Collection contains family papers, correspondence, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, slides, blueprints, and ephemera. Varying widely in their subjects and unified by their passing to Jon Haskett. These documents pertain to the past three generations of the Haskett and Baker families. The families both arrived in California in the late 19th century and were united by the marriage of Clara Beymer Baker to William Blair Haskett, both of Pasadena, California. The materials in the...
Overview Correspondence, diaries, photographs, account books and journals, land and tax records, manuscripts, scrapbooks, notes, transcripts, reports, newspapers, clippings, promotional materials, and ephemera, relating to the family, life, career, and intellectual pursuits of Orange County, California, avocado rancher and historian William McPherson (1885-1964). Family papers document the McPhersons' settlement in Orange County in the 1870s, and their involvement in local agriculture, first in the...
Dates: 1664/65-1970.; Majority of material found within 1884 - 1945
Abstract The papers of Marion Parks, a talented and resourceful personality in Los Angeles during the early 1900s, relate to the history of Southern California. Parks described herself as "a California historian." Her principal contributions in this capacity were a series of still-useful booklets published while she was publicity writer for Security-First National Bank, and the organization of colorful historical pageants (in the Spanish style) in several California towns. Her local history files...
Dates: 1909-1940 (bulk 1926-1940); Majority of material found within 1926 - 1940
- Subject: California -- History X
- Barker, George 1
- Bierstadt, Charles 1
- Boulder Water Company 1
- Brady, Mathew B. 1
- Briquet, Abel 1
- Calavo Growers of California 1
- California Avocado Society 1
- Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1933 1
- Chevalier, Marion Frances 1
- Claremont Basin Water Company 1
- Crane, Lydia 1
- Dorsey, Kewen 1
- Fiske, George 1
- Hart, Margaret Ann 1
- Haskett family 1
- LaVerne Orange and Lemon Association 1
- McPherson Brothers 1
- McPherson family 1
- McPherson, Stephen 1
- McPherson, William 1
- Meadows, Don 1
- Myers, John 1
- Nash, Jonathan, Captain 1
- Parks, Marion 1
- Pomona Valley Municipal Water District 1
- Prendergast, Jeffry Joseph 1
- Southern California Water Company 1
- Upton, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) 1
- Vischer, Edward 1
- Watkins, Carleton 1
- Wilcox, Alfred Henry 1 ∧ less