Scope and Content of Collection
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Title: Newspaper Clipping Files Collection, 1913-2010.
Collection Number: C0000001.2010
Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association.
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear feet).
Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives
Abstract: A collection of newspaper clippings pertaining to the city of Perris, its citizens and organizations, gathered over the last
nineteen years by the Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association.
Language of Material: English
Open for research in repository or by telephone or e-mail request.
For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the staff at the Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives.
Newspaper Clipping Files Collection, 1913-2010.. Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives
Gift of the Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association, 12 December 2010.
The Newspaper Clipping Files Collection, 1913-2010 is the result of a deliberate effort undertaken by the Perris Valley Museum
and Historical Association to collect and organize important newspaper clippings pertaining to the city of Perris, its citizens
and organizations. The collecting effort was undertaken in the 1980’s, and continued until the collection was transferred
to the newly-established Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives in December 2010.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Newspaper Clipping Files Collection, 1913-2010 covers a number of subjects relating to the city, citizenry, organizations
and events connected to the city of Perris.
Some of the more prominent individuals included in this collection include, but are not limited to, the following: Frederick
Thomas Perris, namesake of the city of Perris; A.W. and J.F. Hook, Perris pioneers with their Hook Brothers Mercantile; the
Bernasconi family, Perris pioneers with their Southern Hotel.
Prominent organizations featured in this collection include, but are not limited to, the following: the Perris Valley Museum
and Historical Association, the parent organization of the Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives, and the Orange Empire
Railway Museum, a world-renowned railroading museum.
Some of the events highlighted in this collection include, but are not limited to, the following: the annual Potato Festival,
which celebrates the city of Perris’s agricultural history; and Fred T. Perris Day, a day named in honor of the city’s namesake
in which a family with pioneer roots is selected by the Perris Valley Museum and Historical Association and honored.
association; Buffalo Soldiers; buildings; car club; Cinco de Mayo; city council; city council and planning; city departments;
city government; city redevelopment agency; early city government; government; historical and museum association; historical
association; Luiseno and Pechanga Cultures; Luiseno culture; Lutheran; Miss Perris Valley; Mockingbird Festival; motorcycle;
museum; museum and historical association; museum association; museums; Native American; Native Americans; Night Owl Day;
On Track in Perris; On Track in Perris Newsletter; organizations; parks; Pechanga culture; people; Perris People; Potato Festival;
potatoes; preserve; private school; private schools; public; public school; public schools; rail; Rail Festival; railroad;
railway; recognition; recreation; recreational; recreational area; redevelopment; redevelopment agency; valley; water; weather;
Ashley, Marion; Austin, Dora; Beatty, Banta; Busch, Darryl; Earp, Wyatt; Glass, Bob; Hawley, Quinn; Hook, A.W.; Hook, J.F.;
Hymes, Beti An; Long, Bob; Martin, Mildred; Moore, Robert; Parker, Ann; Parker, Ann, Tom and Midgie; Parker, Midgie; Parker,
Tom; Patterson, Paul; Perris, Fred T.; Perris, Fred T.; Perris, Frederick Thomas; Price, Paul; Rieger; Elmer; Sawyer, G.H.;
Slavin, Alice; Slavin, Dick; Slavin, Dick and Alice; Stewart, Russell; Villa, Pancho; Warren, Robert;
Bernasconi; Bernasoni-Reynolds; Del Rio; Leavitt; Levet; Minnick; Motte; Perris; Reynolds;
American Legion; Chamber of Commerce; Friends of Perris Library; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; IEBSHA(Inland Empire Buffalo
Soldiers Historical Association); Inland Empire Buffalo Soldiers Historical Association (IEBSHA); Lions Club; Luiseno; Optimist
Club; Pechanga; Perris Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association; Perris Valley
Historical Association; Perris Valley Historical Association; Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association; Perris Valley
Museum Association; Rods and Rails; Rotary Club; Undertaker Car Club; Women's Club;
Bank of Perris; Banta Beatty Park; Bob Glass Gynasium; Bob Long Park; California; cemeteries;
city of Perris; D Street; early Perris Valley area; El Perrisito; El Perrisito Hotel; elementary school; elementary school
district; Elsinore; Farmer's Fair; First Baptist; Foss Field; Foss Field Park; Fourth Street; highway; Homeland; I-215; Interstate
215; Indian school; Kabain Park; high school; high school district; Lake Elsinore; Lake Perris; Lakeview; Leavitt house; March
AFB; March Air Force Base; Masonic Lodge; Mead Valley; Menifee; Mission Inn; Motte Rimrock Preserve; Motte Rimrock Reserve;
Motorcycle Track; Nuevo; OERM (Orange Empire Railway Museum); Orange Avenue; Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM); Palomar
School; Park Avenue; Perris Elementary School; Perris Elementary School District; Perris High School; Perris High School District;
Perris Indian School; Perris Library; Perris School District; Perris Valley; Perris Valley Activities Committee; Perris Valley
Area; Perris Valley Museum; Perrisito; Pinacate; Quigley house; Railway Museum; Redeemer Lutheran School; Rimrock Preserve;
Rimrock Reserve; Rock House; Romoland; Route 74; Russell Stewart Park; Santa Cruz, Guanacasta, Costa Rica; Santa Fe Depot;
Seventh Street; Ski Land; Southern California; Southern California Fair; Southern Hotel; St. James School; Sun City; Temple
Baptist School; Val Verde; Val Verde School; Val Verde School District; West Fourth Street; West Nuevo; West Seventh Street;
art festival; celebrations; city election; city elections; city incorporation; city planning; incorporation;
city clerk; growers;
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