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Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives Historically Significant Books, Booklets and Magazines Collection, 1833-1957
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Description
The Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives Historically Significant Books, Booklets and Magazines Collection, 1833-1957 consists of books collected since 1983 by the Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association by a number of both known and unknown donors. The topics of the books range from nonfiction subjects, such as anatomy, home economics and geology, to fiction, such as literature.
Background
The Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives Historically Significant Books, Booklets and Magazines Collection, 1833-1957 is comprised of books, booklets and magazines donated by various individuals since 1983 to the Perris Valley Museum and Historical Association. As most of the provenance of the original donors and the full scope of their collections was lost, the amalgam of the books was grouped as whole. It is known that a number of the books came from the Bernasconi and Reynolds families. The Bernasconi family was a pioneer family in Perris that opened the Southern Hotel in 1886. The Reynolds family, another pioneer family, married into the Bernasconi family.
Extent
95 books in collection (1 bookcase) and 2 document boxes.
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the staff at the Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives.
Availability
Collection is available for research.