Below are minimally processed archival collections related to local and regional history that have recently been made available for researchers. For additional information please contact the Special Collections and Archives staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 824-3947.
MS-R040, Orange County Photograph Collection
This collection comprises photographs taken in Orange County, California from 1921-1980. Subjects include Native Americans, Governor Earl Warren and family and scenes of Balboa and Santa Ana. Extent 2.2 Linear feet (6 boxes)
MS-R042, Marion Parks Papers
This collection consists chiefly of correspondence and papers from the late 1930s relating to the Los Angeles Civic Center Union Station Committee, of which Marion Parks was secretary. Also included are personal correspondence to Harry Chandler of the Los Angeles Times, M.R. Harrington, Curator of the Southwest Museum, and Althea Warren, Los Angeles City Librarian. Additionally there is her personal correspondence to various organizations, including the San Gabriel Women’s Club, Southern California Symphony Association, California State Historical Society historian and Huguenot Society of Southern California. Extent 0.2 linear feet (1 box).
MS-R046, Otto Sanaker Papers
This collection consists of legal documents from Orange County Superior Court and Los Angeles Superior Court dating from 1915-1930. Also included are Santa Ana attorney and notary public Otto Sanaker’s correspondence, his 1917 diary, wills of various clients, and unsorted ephemera (certificates, receipts, bank statement, checks, deposit tickets, and official warrants of the Loyal Order of the Moose). Extent 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes).
MS-R049, Helen Smith Papers
This collection consists of Helen Smith’s papers documenting early 20th century Tustin, California and other areas in Orange County. Included are photographs, postcards, programs, ledgers, brochures, newspapers, early ranch records, automobile maps, and World War I pamphlets. Extent 0.7 linear feet (1 box, 1 XOS folder).
MS-R050, Fanny Bixby Spencer and Nicolaas Steelink Correspondence
This collection consists of photocopies of the correspondence between Fanny Bixby Spencer (a philanthropist, pacifist, and playwright) and Nicolaas Steelink during and following his imprisonment at San Quentin (1920-1922) for “criminal syndicalism” due to his activities with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). The original letters form part of the Nicolaas Steelink Collection in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. Extent 0.2 linear feet (1 box).