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Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives Historically Significant Books, Booklets and Magazines Collection, 1833-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
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  • Biography/Administrative History
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives Historically Significant Books, Booklets and Magazines Collection, 1833-1957
    Dates: 1833-1957
    Collection Number: C0000009.2014
    Creator/Collector: Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association
    Extent: 95 books in collection (1 bookcase) and 2 document boxes.
    Repository: Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives
    Perris, California 92572
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is available for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the staff at the Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives Historically Significant Books, Booklets and Magazines Collection, 1833-1957. Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of various donors since 1983 to the Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association. Custody of collection transferred to the Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives in December of 2010.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A number of the books (noted in the Collection List) did belong to the Bernasconi and Reynolds family; however, as most of the provenance of a large number of the books was lost, it is difficult to determine the exact significance of the volumes to their individual collections. As such, an artificial but intuitive arrangement was established to make the collection accessible to researchers.

    Indexing Terms

    A.C. motors; A.C. switch boards; administration; alternating currents and alternators; American business; American history; anatomy and physiology; armature windings; bells; Bible readings; business; business organization; Christopher Columbus; circuit breakers; converters; determinative mineralogy; diseases; dynamics; electricity; English history; ethics; experiments; fairy tales; fluorescent minerals; geology; the Gospel; history; Holy Bible; home economics; hymns; induction; lapidary; lighting; literature; magnetism; manufacturing; Mary Queen of Scots; medicine; measuring instruments; minerals; mines; mines and geology; Native Americans; Native American petroglyphs; nursing; organization; petroglyphs; rectifiers; revolution; rocks; Seth Parker; shorthand; Sleeping Beauty; storage batteries; telegraph; textbooks; transformers; trigonometry; United States Congress; wiring and distribution systems; worship hymnal;
    Anderson, J.W.; Applegarth, Margaret; Biederwold, Rev. W.E., musical ed.; Blumgarten, A.S.; Bowen, C.A., D.D.; Boyd, James; Brown, C.A., DD, ed.; Brown, John, Jr.; Charlemagne; Churchill, Winston; Columbus, Christopher; Doyle, Robert; Excell, E.O., musical ed.; Fothergill, Jessie; Frederick the Great; Grover, Edwin Osgood; Halford, A.J.; Hardy, Thomas; Hawthorne, Julian; Irving, Washington; Johnston, Mary; Kimber, Diana C.; Kingsbury, F.G., associate ed.; Kipling, Rudyard; McCaskey, H.D.; McCloskey, Cardinal; McGuffey, William H., LL.D.; McPherson-Parsons, E.; Macaulay, Thomas Babington; Mary Queen of Scots; Metcalf, Lorettus S.; Milton, John; Momyer, George Robert; Montgomery, D.H.; Montgomery, Robert H.; Newmark, Nathan; Ochs, William B.; Packer, Eleanor Lewis; Palmer, A.N.; Parker, Bertha Morris; Paul, Arthur G., ed.; Piper, Margaret R.; Planche, J.R.; Ridpath, John Clark, LL.D.; Service, Robert W.; Siebert, Margaret K.; Smith, Hannah Whitall; Smith, J. Russell; Stebbins, George C., ed.; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Stopford, A. Brooke, M.A.; Swinton, William, A.M.; Turk, Laurel Herbert;
    Anderson; Applegarth; Biederwold; Blumgarten; Bowen; Boyd; Brigham; Brown; Burt; Churchill; Columbus; Doyle; Excell; Fothergill; Grover; Halford; Hardy; Hawkins; Hawthorne; Irving; Johnston; Kimber; Kingsbury; Kipling; Lewis; McCaskey; McCloskey; McGuffey; McPherson-Parsons; Macaulay; Metcalf; Milton; Momyer; Montgomery; Newmark; Ochs; Packer; Palmer; Parker; Paul; Piper; Planche; Ridpath; Routledge; Service; Siebert; Smith; Stebbins; Stevenson; Stopford; Swinton; Turk;
    The A.N. Palmer Company; Abingdon-Cokesbury Press; Allied Printing; Arthur G.Cawston; Books, Incorporated; California State Printing Office; Collin, Keese and Company; C.C. Birchard and Company; Columbus Press; D.C. Heath and Company; Division of Motor Vehicles; Dodd, Mead and Company; Doubleday, Page and Company; E.A.K. Hackett; Fleming H. Revell; The Forum Publishing Company; Fowler and Wells, Company; Frigidaire Sales Corporation; George Routledge and Sons; Ginn and Company; The Glad Tidings Publishing Company; Government Printing Office; The Gregg Publishing Company; Grosset and Dunlap; Hope Publishing Company; Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor and Company; The Jones Brothers Publishing Company; The Judson Press; The Lewis Publishing Company; M.A. Donohue and Company; The MacMillan Company; Maynard, Merrill and Company; New Era Print; P.F. Collier and Son; P.F. Volland and Company; Pacific Press Printing Association; The Page Company; The Pilgrim Press; Review and Herald Publishing Association; Row, Peterson and Company; Sumner Whitney and Company; Tabernacle Publishing Company; The Technical Press, Limited; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry; Whitman Publishing Company; Wilson, Hinkle and Company;
    Babylonia; Boron, California; Boston, Massachusetts; California; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Eastern Europe; England; Fort Wayne, Indiana; France; Germany; Great Britain; Greece; Illinois; Indiana; Italy; London, England; Ludgate Hill; Macedonia; Massachusetts; Minor Asia; Mountain View, California; New York; New York, New York; Ohio; Oregon; Parthia; Pennsylvania; Perris, California; Persia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; Racine, Wisconsin; Riverside, California; Riverside County; Sacramento, California; San Bernardino County; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.;
    booklets; books; magazines;
    A Day with Our Gang; Aboard the Seth Parker; A Manual of Determinative Mineralogy with Tables; American History Study Book; The American Business Manual: A Complete Guide to Modern Systems and Practise – Volume One: Organization; The American Business Manual: A Complete Guide to Modern Systems and Practise – Volume Two: Buying, Manufacturing and Selling; The American Business Manual: A Complete Guide to Modern Systems and Practise – Volume Three: Administration; Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses; An Old Fairy Tale, The Sleeping Beauty; Audels New Electric Library with Illustrated Diagrams; Bible Readings for the Home Circle; California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 35, No. 1 – January 1939; The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life; The Cokesbury Worship Hymnal; Cook Book by The Ladies Aid of the First Congregational Church; The Crisis; Collected Verse of Rudyard Kipling; Comus; Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Poems and Essays, Volume 1; El Espanol l Dia; Elementary Lessons; Ethics of Household Economy; Familiar Songs of the Gospel: Songs That We Know and Love to Sing; The First Violin; Fluorescent Minerals: A Complete List of Rocks and Minerals that Fluoresce with Mineralight; The Forum; From Friend to Friend: A Partnership in Friendship; Herald of Praise; Gregg Shorthand: A Light Line Phonography for the Million; Hawkins Electrical Guide – No. 1 – Electricity – Magnetism – Induction – Experiments – Dynamics – Armature Windings; Hawkins Electrical Guide – No. 3 – Wiring and Distribution Systems – Storage Batteries; Hawkins Electrical Guide – No. 4 – Alternating Currents and Alternators; Hawkins Electrical Guide – No. 5 –A.C. Motors – Transformers – Converters – Rectifiers; Hawkins Electrical Guide – No. 6 – A.C. Switch Boards – Circuit Breakers – Measuring Instruments; Hawkins Electrical Guide – No. 5 –A.C. Motors – Transformers – Converters – Rectifiers; Hawkins Electrical Guide – No. 6 – A.C. Switch Boards – Circuit Breakers – Measuring Instruments; Hawkins Electrical Guide – No. 8 – Telegraph – Bells – Lighting; Heads and Faces – How to Study Them; History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, Volume I; History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, Volume II; History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, Volume III; History of the United States from 1492 to 1912, Volume I; History of the United States from 1492 to 1912, Volume II; History of the United States from 1492 to 1912, Volume III; Human Geography – Book One – Part One: Peoples and Countries; Human Geography – Book Two – Part Two: Counties, Regions and Trades; Hymns for Creative Living; Italian Dictionary; Indian Picture Writing in Southern California and Where to Find Them; The Leading Facts of English History; Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus; McGuffey’s New Second Eclectic Reader; Mary Queen of Scots; Materia Medicine for Nurses; Mineral Resources of the United States; The Minerals of Boron, California; Mission Hymns; The New Church Hymnal; New Guide to Health or Botonic Family Physician; New Worship and Song; Next-Door Neighbors; Official Congressional Directory, from the 58th Congress, 2nd Session; The Palmer Method of Business Writing; Plane and Spherical Trigonometry with Tables; The Political Code of the State of California as Enacted in 1872 and Amended in 1885; Popular Mechanic; Precious Stones; The Prospector’s Handbook: A Guide for The Prospector and Traveller in Search of Metal-Bearing or Other Valuable Ore; The Return of the Native; Rhymes of a Rolling Stone; Ridpath’s History of the World, Volume I: Egypt, Chaldaea, Assyria, Media, Babylonia, Persia; Ridpath’s History of the World, Volume II: Parthia, Greece, Macedonia; Ridpath’s History of the World, Volume III: Rome; Ridpath’s History of the World, Volume 4 – Barbarian Ascendancy – The Mohammedan Ascendancy – The Age of Charlemagne, Babylonia, Persia; Ridpath’s History of the World, Volume 6: The English Revolution – Age of Frederick the Great The Age of Revolution; Ridpath’s History of the World, Volume 7: The United States – Great Britain – France – Germany – Italy – Eastern Europe – Minor Asia; Ridpath’s History of the World, Volume 9: The Close of the Nineteenth Century; Riverside Community Book; Special Report on Diseases of the Horse; Stories Read from the Rocks; Swinton’s Word Primer; Sylvia of the Hilltop; Synopsis of California Vehicle Act and Guide Book for Motorists in the Use of the Highways, 1925-1926; Tabernacle Hymns: Number Four; Tabernacle Hymns Number Four; This I Believe; To Have and to Hold; Treasure Island; Treatise of the Art of Amateur Lapidary: The Home Lapidary Shop- The Working of Semi-Precious Stones; Twice 55 Plus Community Songs – The New Brown Book – “ I Hear America Singing”;

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