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Who Knew? Perkins' SCV History Books Still Available to Researchers.


Guess What?

Ask any 10 people what ever became of the A.B. Perkins Collection of rare Santa Clarita Valley and Southern California history books once housed at the Valencia Library, and odds are, none of the 10 will know.

Until now.

If not for a recent chance comment by Cathy Martin of the SCV Historical Society, this writer wouldn't have known.

To spare you the suspense, they're at College of the Canyons.

When I asked COC Head Librarian Peter Hepburn about them a couple of months ago, he said I was the first person ever to ask to see them — except for a student one time who was interested in a particular title she found in a card catalog.

They've been there since 2013, collecting dust these past six years. (Only figuratively — they're in a sanitary environment.)

Nobody knew they were there. Not the county library, not the city, not even COC administration initially.

Here is the rest of the story, as best I can piece it together.

SCV's First Historian.

For decades, if you wanted to know about SCV history, you asked Arthur Buckingham Perkins. "A.B." or "Perk," to friends, was a young man of about 28 when he arrived in 1919 to manage the Newhall Water Company. He became a civic leader, served as a judge, built homes in the growing community, and developed a keen interest in local history. He collected local family photographs that became the nucleus of the SCV's historic photo collection; and he kept our valley's history alive by writing about it in both The Signal and its onetime rival The Sentinel, as well as in academic journals.

By 1970, when he was displaced from his home of 45 years on Lyons Avenue for the coming widening of the street, he had amassed a huge collection of history books and papers.[1]


Perkins circa 1960. Click for more.

Perkins initially thought to place his book collection in the old Newhall Library on 9th Street, where many of his historic Santa Clarita Valley photos were on display. It's unclear whether his books ever went there — the Newhall Library was deemed too small to hold them — but a more permanent solution presented itself in 1972 with the opening of the L.A. County Valencia Regional Library.

Records of viewership of Perkins' collection of approximately 300 volumes at the Valencia Library were first kept in January 1974. (The books and periodicals could be used on-site but not checked out.) The books reportedly arrived there a short time earlier.[2]

The collection filled four bookcases in a back room of the library and included rare works — such as an edition of Thompson and West's "History of Los Angeles County" (1880) that once belonged to Newhall's first train stationmaster, John Gifford — as well as journals of the Historical Society of Southern California, some of which included articles that Perkins wrote.

Shortly before his death in 1977, probably about the time the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society incorporated in December 1975, Perkins passed the bulk of his photograph collection to the society's first curator, Jerry Reynolds. His book collection remained at the Valencia Library.

For one thing, the Historical Society had no place to store books. The society was homeless. Not until 1980 would the society have its own physical location when it acquired the Saugus Train Station and moved it to Hart Park. The train station became the society's museum.

Much later, the society would create its own library and reading room.

Removal Threatened.

As the valley's population exploded in the 1980s, viewership of the Perkins book collection grew with it. So, in 1988, when the county librarian announced plans to move Perkins' books to the San Gabriel Valley where they would join a centralized, 12,000-volume collection of California history materials, the community objected vociferously.[3]

It is important to remember there was no public Internet in 1988. Researching SCV history required a trip to the library.

Among those leading the charge to keep the Perkins book collection in Valencia were officials from the newly formed city of Santa Clarita; Betty Evans, Historical Society president and a former Canyon Country librarian; and Councilwoman Jo Anne Darcy, field deputy to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and a Historical Society board member.

In the end, it seems it was A.B. Perkins' son, Richard Perkins, who prevailed in keeping the collection in the SCV.

"It ain't leaving," the famously cantankerous Richard Perkins told The Signal. "My father loaned it to the library, and I have the file to verify that. ... There's absolutely no intention that that collection will be removed from this valley."[4]

News articles had previously characterized the collection as a "donation" to the county library.[5] Queried in 2019, a county official said, "(The county) librarian tells us that they believe that although it was housed at Valencia, the Perkins family retained ownership of the collection, and that the Santa Clarita library still has it."[6]

The Santa Clarita Public Library doesn't have it. Never did.

The 2011 transition of the three branch libraries within the boundaries of the city of Santa Clarita from county control to city control (Valencia, Newhall and Canyon Country) was politically tempestuous. Many frequent library patrons were upset that the county staff librarians they had known and befriended were going to be replaced.

Nobody quite knew what would become of the "special collections."

Relocation.

Selections from the Randy Wicks Cartoon Collection that had been displayed in the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library remained in the control of the Wicks family. They were removed and eventually placed in the county's Stevenson Ranch branch library when it opened in 2015.

What of the Perkins book collection?

Back in 1988, when the collection was threatened with removal to Rosemead, another Perkins family member reportedly suggested donating it to College of the Canyons.[7] They proved to be prophetic words.

Reviewing his records, Hepburn, the COC librarian, said Maggi Perkins, A.B. Perkins' granddaughter, "reached out on March 20, 2013." (Hepburn started at COC a month earlier.) Asked specifically about ownership, he said: "The books were a donation. ... They were to be made available to the public, which they are."[8]


Perkins' book collection in the Valencia Library in 1980. Click to enlarge.

Today, the 206 titles in the A.B. Perkins book collection fill two bookcases in the Special Collections reading room in the COC Library — a back room you might not know is there unless you ask. Students may check them out, and the general public is welcome to use them on-site, Hepburn said.[9]

Comparing the collection at COC to a 1980 Signal photograph of the collection in a back room at the Valencia Library reveals similarities.[10] Mostly what's missing are the journals of the Historical Society of Southern California.

But that's OK. This is a different time. Other copies of the same journals can be found online.

The last two decades have revolutionized the study of local history in Santa Clarita and elsewhere. Rare, out-of-print volumes that once required a trip to the library are available on the Internet, with more coming online every day.

That's not to say the Perkins collection doesn't include some unique items. It does, such as a manuscript documenting the history of the Agajanian family.

What the collection truly does, as a whole, is provide insight into what informed Arthur Buckingham Perkins' understanding and interpretation of local and regional history.

And with it, the only formal Santa Clarita Valley history that anybody knew for decades.

The COC Library houses one other special collection of local interest: selected papers of former U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon.


1. "Moving Experience," The Signal, December 14, 1970.

2. "Well Kept Secret: Library Sports Rare and Historic Books," The Signal, December 21, 1980.

3. "Collection May End Up Downtown," The Signal, September 9, 1988.

4. "Collection to Remain in SCV," The Signal, September 15, 1988.

5. "City Wants Rare Books to Stay in This Valley," September 11, 1988.

6. Tony Bell, communications director to Supervisor Kathryn Barger, personal communication, May 29, 2019.

7. The Signal, September 15, 1988, op. cit.

8. Peter Hepburn, May 28, 2019, personal communication.

9. Peter Hepburn, April 3, 2019, personal conversation.

10. The Signal, December 21, 1980, op. cit.


PERKINS COLLECTION AT COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS

 

DISPLAY_CALL_NO AUTHOR TITLE_BRIEF
AY121.S4 G7 1942 Greenleaf, Benjamin, 1786-1864. California almanac for 1849
BX7020.A1 M32 1969 First five years 1963-1968 : Macedonia Church of God in Christ
CS71 .A2375 1971 Agajanian, Esau T. Agajanian genealogy
CT275.B752 A3 1904 Bromley, George Tisdale, b. 1817. Long ago and the later on, or, Recollections of eighty years
CT275.C88734 A3 1937 Critchlow, Edward Coe, 1860- Three-score and ten--plus
CT275.R7826 R6 1959 Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- L.J. Rose of Sunny Slope, 1827-1899, California pioneer, fruit grower, wine maker, horse breeder.
E99.G15 J6 1962 Johnston, Bernice. California's Gabrielino Indians.
E99.G15 R32 1926 Reid, Hugo, 1811?-1853. Indians of Los Angeles County
E184.J5 M16 1948 McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980. Mask for privilege : anti-Semitism in America.
E184.M5 G7 1948 Griffith, Beatrice. American me.
E415.9.F8 B7 1955 Brandon, William, 1914-2002. Men and the mountain : Frémont's fourth expedition
E767.3 .W55 1939 Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961. My memoir,
F591 .W47 1964 Westerners brand book number 11 : the California deserts, their people, their history and their legends
F591 .W47 1966 Westerners. Los Angeles Corral. Brand book XII
F591 .W47 1969 Westerners brand book, number 13
F592.K4 H4 1953 Heffernan, William Joseph, 1919- Edward M. Kern : the travels of an artist-explorer
F592 .P37 1890z Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. California and Oregon trail : being stretches of prairie and rocky mountain life ...
F593 .O75 1954 Ormsby, Waterman Lilly, 1834-1908. Butterfield overland mail
F594 .T86 1881 Truman, Benjamin Cummings, 1835-1916. Occidental sketches
F595 .J68 1973 Early Sunset magazine, 1898-1928.
F849.V8 L92 1934 Lyman, George D. (George Dunlap), 1882-1949. Saga of the Comstock lode : boom days in Virginia City
F851.5 .C677 1970 Costansó, Miguel. Costansó narrative of the Portolá Expedition : first chronicle of the Spanish conquest of Alta California
F856 .C255 1968 California information almanac
F859 .G78 1947 Gudde, Erwin Gustav, 1889-1969. 1,000 California place names : their origin and meaning
F859 .H35 1951 Dictionary of California land names
F859.3 .T5 1971 Thollander, Earl. Back roads of California : sketches and trip notes
F861 .A86 1914 Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948. California; an intimate history,
F861 .A97 1922 Ayers, James J., 1830-1897. Gold and sunshine, reminiscences of early California
F861 .D262 1929 Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909. Seventy-five years in California; a history of events and life in California: personal, political and military; under the Mexican regime; during the q
F861 .H97 1969 Hutchinson, W. H. (William Henry), 1910-1990. California; two centuries of man, land, and growth in the Golden State
F861 .M25 1949 McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980. California : the great exception.
F861.5 .I82 2012 I see beauty in this life : a photographer looks at 100 years of rural California : October 28, 2012-March 24, 2013, California Historical Society
F862 .C27 1959 Carillo, J. M. (Januarius M.) Story of Mission San Antonio de Pala
F862 .S54 1948 Shippey, Lee, 1884- It's an old California custom.
F864 .B593 1948 Bidwell, John, 1819-1900. In California before the gold rush
F864 .B75 1930 Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910. Up and down California in 1860-1864; the journal of William H. Brewer ...
F864.C5 V5 1970 Visit to California in 1841; as recorded for Hubert Howe Bancroft in an interview with Joseph B. Chiles.
F864 .E575 1973 Engelhardt, Zephyrin, 1851-1934. San Fernando Rey : the mission of the valley
F864 .F73 1960 Fremont's fourth expedition : a documentary account of the disaster of 1848-1849, with diaries, letters, and reports by participants in the tragedy
F864 .S58 1947 Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924. Mining camps, a study in American frontier government
F864 .T26 1859 Taylor, William, 1821-1902. California life illustrated
F864 .W83 1945 Winther, Oscar Osburn, 1903-1970. Via western express & stagecoach
F864.W87 E53 1965 Engstrand, Iris Wilson. William Wolfskill, 1798-1866; frontier trapper to California ranchero,
F865 .B15 1966 Baldwin, Joseph G. (Joseph Glover), 1815-1864. Flush times of California
F865.B73 B3 1959 Bailey, Paul Dayton, 1906- Sam Brannan and the California Mormons.
F865 .B9 1949 Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough, 1804-1889. Gold rush : the journals, drawings, and other papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff, captain, Washington City and California Mining Association, April 2, 18
F865 .B91 1930 Buck, Franklin Augustus, 1826-1909. Yankee trader in the gold rush : the letters of Franklin A. Buck
F865 .B93 1959 Buffum, E. Gould (Edward Gould), 1820-1867. Six months in the gold mines : from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California, 1847-89
F865 .C335 1949 Rushing for gold.
F865 .C335 1949 Rushing for gold.
F865 .C4 1947 Chalfant, W. A. (Willie Arthur), 1868-1943. Gold, guns, & ghost towns
F865 .C44 1936 Chamberlain, Newell D. Call of gold; true tales on the gold road to Yosemite,
F865 .C734 1949 Colton, Walter, 1797-1851. Three years in California : together with excerpts from the author's Deck and port, covering his arrival in California, and a selection of his letters
F865 .C9 1945 Crosby, Elisha Oscar, 1818-1895. Memoirs of Elisha Oscar Crosby; reminiscences of California and Guatemala from 1849 to 1864,
F865 .D23 1941 Dane, G. Ezra (George Ezra), 1904-1941. Ghost town : wherein is told much that is wonderful, laughable, and tragic, and some that is hard to believe, about life during the gold rush and late
F865 .D32 1947 Delano, Alonzo, 1806-1874. Old Block's sketch book
F865 .H48 1948 Helper, Hinton Rowan, 1829-1909. Dreadful California : being a true and scandalous account of the barbarous civilization, licentious morals, crude manners and depravities, inclement c
F865 .K57 1946 Kip, Leonard, 1826-1906. California sketches : with recollections of the gold mines
F865 .L685 1949 Lewis, Oscar, 1893-1992. Sea routes to the gold fields : the migration by water to California in 1849-1852.
F865 .M36 1952 Marryat, Frank, 1826-1855. Mountains and molehills : or recollections of a burnt journal
F865 .P67 1954 Pomfret, John E. (John Edwin), 1898-1981, California gold rush voyages, 1848-1849: three original narratives
F865 .T24 1949 Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878. Eldorado ; or, Adventures in the path of empire : comprising a voyage to California, via Panama, life in San Francisco and Monterey, pictures of the g
F865 .W983 1952 California emigrant letters
F866 .A35 1951 Ainsworth, Ed, 1902-1968. California.
F866 .A93 1903 Austin, Mary, 1868-1934. Land of little rain,
F866 .C482 1919 Chase, J. Smeaton (Joseph Smeaton), 1864- California desert trails
F866 .C88 1953 Crow, John Armstrong. California as a place to live.
F866 .G77 1927 Graves, J. A. (Jackson Alpheus), 1852-1933. My seventy years in California, 1857-1927,
F866 .J66 1913z Johnson, A. T. (Arthur Tysilio), 1873-1956. California : an Englishman's impressions of the Golden state
F866 .M544 1941 Miller, Max, 1901-1973. It must be the climate
F866 .P14 1921 Parkinson, Jessie Heaton. Adventuring in California, yesterday, today and day before yesterday.
F866 .T21 1878 Taylor, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1819-1887. Between the gates
F866.2 .N3 1963 Nadeau, Remi A. California: the new society.
F867 .B435 1930 Bell, Horace, 1830-1918. On the old west coast; being further reminiscences of a ranger, Major Horace Bell.
F867 .C6 1951 Cleland, Robert Glass, 1885-1957. Cattle on a thousand hills : southern California, 1850-1880
F867 .H64 1927 Hill, Joseph J. (Joseph John), 1883- History of Warner's Ranch and its environs
F867 .J232 1965 Jaeger, Edmund C. (Edmund Carroll), 1887-1983. California deserts
F867 .M25 1946 McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980. Southern California country : an island on the land
F867 .R8 1957 Russell, J. H., 1883- Cattle on the Conejo
F867.S788 W5 1946 Wilson, Carol Green, 1892- California Yankee : William R. Staats, business pioneer
F867 .T58 1953 Title Insurance and Trust Company. Panorama : a picture history of Southern California
F868.D2 C42 1936 Chalfant, W. A. (Willie Arthur), 1868-1943. Death Valley : the facts
F868.D2 G68 1969 Gower, Harry P. (Harry Preston), 1890- 50 years in Death Valley : memoirs of a borax man
F868.I6 C4 1922 Chalfant, Willie Arthur. Story of Inyo,
F868.I6 M27 1894 Manly, William Lewis, 1820- Death valley in '49. Important chapter of California pioneer history. The autobiography of a pioneer, detailing his life from a humble home in the Gre
F868.K3 B32 1967 Bailey, Richard C., 1911- Kern County place names
F868.K3 B68 1952 Boyd, William Harland, 1912-2002. Land of Havilah, 1854-1874 : the story of Keyesville, Kernville, and Havilah, in the Kern River Country, California
F868.K3 K43 1966 Kern County centennial almanac.
F868.K3 K5 1959 Bailey, Richard C., 1911- Explorations in Kern.
F868.K3 K74 1961 Kreiser, Ralph F. Kern panorama; a pictorial sketch of Kern County from 1866 to 1900,
F868.K3 P4 1956 Peirson, Erma. Kern's desert.
F868.K3 W3 1966 Walker, Ardis Manly, 1901- Kern River Valley centennial vignettes
F868.L8 D6 1963 Doran, Adelaide LeMert. Ranch that was Robbins' : Santa Catalina Island, California
F868.L8 D6 1964 Doran, Adelaide LeMert. Ranch that was Robbins' : Santa Catalina Island, California : a source book.
F868.L8 S4 1963 Here roamed the antelope
F868.L8 S4 1963 Here roamed the antelope
F868.L8 V38 1956 Vaughan, Ruben V. Doc's Catalina diary
F868.L8 W7 1959 Wilson, J. Albert (John Albert) History of Los Angeles County, California : with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, residences, fine blocks and manufactories.
F868.S15 B4 1958 Beckler, Marion Floyd, 1889- Palomar Mountain, past and present.
F868.S15 C6 Where we live : our Spanish-named communities and streets
F868.S15 R87 1961 Rush, Philip S. (Philip Scott), 1884- Beautiful San Diego County : a book of pictures
F868.S173 S315 1957 Mitchell, Annie Rosalind, 1906- Jim Savage and the Tulareño Indians.
F868.S18 S64 1958 Smith, Margarita Griggs. San Simeon story : the romantic story of San Simeon, 1827-1958
F868.S184 H8 1964 Hudson, Tom, 1900- Three paths along a river; the heritage of the Valley of the San Luis Rey
F868.S23 T6 1960 Tompkins, Walker A. Santa Barbara's Royal Rancho : the fabulous history of Los Dos Pueblos.
F868.S25 U66 1963 Upper Santa Clara Valley : an area inventory
F868.S35 C3 1959 Carlson, Vada F. This is our valley
F868.S5 J46 1948 Jenkins, Olaf Pitt, 1889- Geologic guidebook along Highway 49--Sierran Gold Belt.
F868.V5 H3 1961 Harrington, Robert E. Early days in Simi Valley.
F868.V5 O9 1969 Outland, Charles F. Mines, murders and grizzlies : tales of California's Ventura back country
F868.Y6 C4 1911 Chase, J. Smeaton (Joseph Smeaton), 1864- Yosemite trails : camp and pack-train in the Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada
F869.A24 H37 1956 Hart of Antelope Valley
F869.A58 B9 1932 Buckbee, Edna Bryan. Pioneer days of Angel's Camp
F869.B34 .H83 1965 Hubbard, Paul B. Ballarat, 1897-1917: facts and folklore
F869.B65 C3 1956 Cain, Ella M. Cody, 1882- Story of Bodie;
F869.G54 P4 1951 Pflueger, Donald H., 1923- Glendora, the annals of a southern California community
F869.G76 M6 1965 Morley, Jim. Gold cities: Grass Valley and Nevada City, being a history and guide to the adventuresome past of two picturesque cities of the California gold countr
F869.L8 C3 1935 Carr, Harry, 1900- Los Angeles, city of dreams
F869.L8 H2 1949 Hancock, Ralph, 1903-1987. Fabulous boulevard
F869.L8 N3 1948 Nadeau, Remi A. City-makers : the men who transformed Los Angeles from village to metropolis during the first great boom, 1868-76.
F869.L8 N3 1948 Nadeau, Remi A. City-makers : the men who transformed Los Angeles from village to metropolis during the first great boom, 1868-76.
F869.L8 N32 1960 Nadeau, Remi A. Los Angeles : from mission to modern city.
F869.L8 N48 1930 Newmark, Harris, 1834-1916. Sixty years in Southern California, 1853-1913, containing the reminiscences of Harris Newmark,
F869.L8 P6 1964 Politi, Leo, 1908-1996. Bunker Hill, Los Angeles: reminiscences of bygone days.
F869.L8 R82 1942 Robinson, W. W. (William Wilcox), 1891-1972, What they say about The Angels,
F869.L8 W4 1947 Weinstock, Matt, 1903- My L.A.
F869.L853 B583 1987 Bixby Smith, Sarah, 1871-1935. Adobe days : being the truthful narrative of the events in the life of a California girl on a sheep ranch and in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los
F869.L857 W42 1973 Weaver, John D. (John Downing), 1912-2002. Pueblo grande : Los Angeles from the brush huts of Yangna to the skyscrapers of the modern megalopolis
F869.L89 J58 1964 Turner, Justin G. First decade of Los Angeles Jewry : a pioneer history (1850-1860)
F869.M78 C3 1967 Cameron, Janet Scott. Moorpark : the star of the valley
F869.P18 C48 1924 Chase, J. Smeaton (Joseph Smeaton), 1864- Our Araby : Palm Springs and the Garden of the sun
F869.P3 P24 1964 Page, Henry Markham. Pasadena : its early years
F869.S22 S83 1965 Stewart, Donald M., 1873- Frontier port : a chapter in San Diego's history
F869.S3 B725 1952 Bosqui, Edward, 1832-1917. Memoirs of Edward Bosqui
F869.S3 J18 1941 Jacobson, Pauline, -1928. City of the golden 'fifties
F869.S3 L58 1939 Lewis, Oscar, 1893-1992. Bonanza inn : America's first luxury hotel
F869.S3 N43 1967 Newhall, Ruth. San Francisco's enchanted palace
F869.S3 W4 1947 Wells, Evelyn. Champagne days of San Francisco
F869.S398 H34 1968 Hager, Anna Marie. San Pedro Harbor highlights
F869.S53 B55 1961 Blanchard, Sarah Eliot, 1868- Memories of a child's early California days.
F869.S8 G76 1959 Grunsky, Carl Ewald, 1855-1934. Stockton boyhood : being the reminiscences of Carl Ewald Grunsky which cover the years from 1855 to 1877
F869.Y93 G55 1965 Evans, Carolyn, Glimpse into the history of Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, Palm Wells, and Yucca Mesa, California
F1246 .M7 1943 Miller, Max, 1899-1967. Land where time stands still
G1526.S1 B4 1974 Beck, Warren A. Historical atlas of California
HD266.C2 D8 1944 Dumke, Glenn S. Boom of the eighties in Southern California,
HD1695.L6 W37 1967 Water facilities development for greater Newhall County Water District service area
HD9569.J8 F55 1929 Finney, Guy Woodward, 1879- Great Los Angeles bubble : a present-day story of colossal financial jugglery and of penalties paid
HD9569.S82 C35 1962 White, Gerald T. (Gerald Taylor), 1913-1989. Formative years in the Far West : a history of Standard Oil Company of California and predecessors through 1919.
HD9569.U6 H8 1965 Hutchinson, W. H. (William Henry), 1910-1990. Oil, land, and politics : the California career of Thomas Robert Bard
HD9569.U6 H8 1965 Hutchinson, W. H. (William Henry), 1910-1990. Oil, land, and politics : the California career of Thomas Robert Bard
HE2751 .J38 1975 Jensen, Oliver, 1914-2005. American heritage history of railroads in America
HE2771.C2 K54 1947 Kneiss, Gilbert H. Bonanza railroads.
HE4491.S43 B4 1951 Beebe, Lucius Morris, 1902-1966. Cable car carnival
HE5904.C2 G7 1956 Griggs, Monroe Christopher, 1867- Wheelers, pointers, and leaders
HG2613.L64 F3 1965 Cleland, Robert Glass, 1885-1957. Isaias W. Hellman and the Farmers and Merchants Bank
HG2613.S54 B29 1954 James, Marquis, 1891-1955. Biography of a bank : the story of Bank of America N.T. & S.A.
HS3313.C5 H3 1925 Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946. Order of Chanta Sutas : a ritual
HT393.C22 L89 1965 Los Angeles County (Calif.). Regional Planning Commission. Planning for people in North Los Angeles County
HV6452.C3 V3 1974 Beers, George A. California outlaw: Tiburcio Vasquez
KFC594.M5 L4 1973 Legal guide for California prospectors and miners.
LD781.L72 D5 1955 Dickson, Edward Augustus. University of California at Los Angeles: its origin and formative years.
PN2287.H3 A3 1929 Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946. My life east and west
PN2618.M6 P3 1962 Payne, Theodore. Life on the Modjeska Ranch in the gay nineties.
PN4899.H3725 W48 1968 Voltmer, Barbara Boyd. Kern County's Courier, 1866-1876 : a newspaper in a period of economic and political transition.
PN4899.L64 S75 1947 Rice, William B. (William Broadhead), 1915-1942. Los Angeles star, 1851-1864 : the beginnings of journalism in southern California
PN4899.L64 T57 1954 Bonelli, William G., 1895- Billion dollar blackjack.
PS3119.V28 F5 1881 Van Dyke, Theodore S. (Theodore Strong), 1842- Flirtation camp : or, the rifle, rod, and gun in California; a sporting romance
PS3501.I56 E2 1946 Ainsworth, Ed, 1902-1968. Eagles fly west
PS3501.I64 C3 1948 Ainsworth, Ed, 1902-1968. California jubilee : nuggets from many hidden veins
PS3503.R576 J8 1950 Bristow, Gwen, 1903-1980. Jubilee trail.
PS3505.A77825 O9 1966 Carson, Robert, 1909-1983. Outsiders.
PS3509.L87 A32 1950 Elwood, Muriel, 1902-1976. Against the tide
PS3515.A796 A62 1940 Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946. --And all points west!
PS3515.A796 G6 1920 Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946. Un" and "Whitey" : a story of adventure
PS3515.A796 G61 1921 Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946. Golden West boys, Injun and Whitey strike out for themselves,
PS3515.A796 G62 1922 Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946. Golden West boys, Injun and Whitey to the rescue
PS3515.A796 H66 1944 Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946. Hoofbeats,
PS3515.A796 L3 1935 Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946. Law on horseback and other stories
PS3527.U43 D5 1927 Nunan, Thomas, 1867- Diary of an old Bohemian : with introduction and expository text
PS3537.T669 I5 1944 Stone, Irving, 1903-1989. Immortal wife, the biographical novel of Jessie Benton Fremont,
PS3545.H6 G6 1913 White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946. Gold
QE89 .L76 1949 Livingston, Alfred. Geological journeys in southern California
QE90.L6 C52 1947 Chambers, Earl F. Geology of portions of the Whitaker Peak and Beartrap Canyon quadrangles, California
QE90.L6 M54 1952 Miller, Clarence J. Geology of portions of the Red Mountain and San Francisquito quadrangles, California
QE90.L6 M67 1958 Morrison, Robert Rex. Geology of the Sand Canyon-Placerita Canyon area, parts of the Humphreys and Sylmar quadrangles, Los Angeles County, California
QE90.L6 P64 1958 Pollard, Dalton Leon. Geology of the Hasley Canyon area, Los Angeles County, California
QE90.L6 S54 1961 Shepard, John Bixby. Geology of part of the San Gabriel fault zone, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, California
QE90.L6 T69 1940 Townsend, James Robert. Geology of a portion of the Newhall quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California.
QE90.L6 V36 1974 Van Norman reservoirs area, northern San Fernando Valley, California.
QE90.L6 W74 1943 Wright, Lauren A. Geology of the Mint Canyon series and its relation to the "modelo" formation and to other adjacent formations, Los Angeles County, California : by Lau
QE90.S12 A5 1951 California. Division of Mines and Geology. Geologic guidebook of the San Francisco bay counties : history, landscape, geology, fossils, minerals, industry, and routes to travel
QE375.5.C2 M8 1956 Murdoch, Joseph, 1890-1973. Minerals of California
QK149 .B25 1962 Balls, Edward K. Early uses of California plants.
QK149 .B25 1962 Balls, Edward K. Early uses of California plants.
QK149 .D354 1961 DeLisle, Harold F. Common plants of the southern California mountains
QL791 .S629 1944 Spaulding, Edward S. (Edward Selden), 1891- Wild oats and chaparral
S599.C2 A57 1970 United States. Soil Conservation Service. Soil survey, Antelope Valley area, California
SF307 .H83 1963 Hunter, Vickie. Stagecoach days
SK55 .H72 1906 Holder, Charles Frederick, 1851-1915. Life in the open : sport with rod, gun, horse, and hound in southern California
TC225.S2 W5 1899 Willard, Charles Dwight, 1866-1914. Free harbor contest at Los Angeles; an account of the long fight waged by the people of southern California to secure a harbor located at a point open
TG25.S23 W2 1966 Wade, Lawrence L. Bridges of San Francisco Bay.
TN423.C2 K57 1975 Klein, James, 1932- Where to find gold in southern California
TN423.C22 M664 1966 DeDecker, Mary. Mines of the eastern Sierra
TN433.C2 W51937 Wilson, Neill Compton, 1889- Silver stampede : the career of Death Valley's hell-camp, old Panamint
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VM624.C2 M3 1944 MacMullen, Jerry. Paddle-wheel days in California


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Perkins: Story of Our Valley 1954-55


Young Perkins in Nevada


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At The Signal ~1960

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Newhall Water Co.

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Oustanding Citizen 1964

Historic Photos Resurface 1996


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Perkins-Lamkin Images Come Home 2017

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Book Collection at COC 2019

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