The materials of the Germaine Moon San Bernardino County Research Collection were selected and compiled during the course
of Mrs. Moon's thirty years of service as a historian and reference researcher for the Mojave River Valley Museum in Barstow,
California. Focused primarily on the Mojave Desert region, the materials include affidavits, articles of incorporation, biographies,
birth certificates, brochures, burial records, business cards, census data, correspondence, court records, diaries, death
certificates, deeds, directories, genealogies, indexes, leases, liquor licenses, manuscripts, maps, mining claims, minutes,
newspaper clippings, photographs, promotional materials, and voting registers.
Germaine Moon was a local historian and author who provided valuable research for the Mojave River Valley Museum of Barstow,
California, and many western universities and colleges. Germaine Louise Ramounachou Moon was born in Paris, France, on August
9, 1933 and lived in the Mojave Desert railroad town of Barstow for 39 years. For many researchers interested in San Bernardino
County and Mojave Desert history, she was known as the authority for answers to local history questions.