Patricia Ortlieb collection on Eliza L. Tibbets

Processed by Eric Milenkiewicz, 2012.

Special Collections & Archives
The UCR Libraries
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Patricia Ortlieb collection on Eliza L. Tibbets
Date (inclusive): circa 1850-2009, undated.
Date (bulk): 1850-1950.
Collection Number: 374
Creator: Ortlieb, Patricia
Physical Description: 12.75 linear feet (8 record storage boxes, 3 document boxes, 1 flat storage box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains research notes, articles, photographs, documents, and other material compiled by Patricia Ortlieb, author and great-great-granddaughter of Eliza L. Tibbets, as she conducted research for the book "Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry" that she co-authored with Peter Economy. Includes material related to the people, places, and events that shaped the life of Eliza L. Tibbets and the generations of her descendants that followed.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

Boxes 1-8, 10-12 of this collection are open for research.
Access to the material in Box 9 is restricted due to preservation concerns. Reproductions of this material can be found in Box 10.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item]. Patricia Ortlieb collection on Eliza L. Tibbets, Collection 374. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired as a gift in December 2011.

Processing History

Processed by Eric Milenkiewicz, 2012.

Related Material

The following related item is cataloged and available in the UCR Libraries.
"Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry" by Patricia Ortlieb and Peter Economy. Swedenborg Foundation Press, 2011. [call number: SB370 O7 O78 2011]

Separated Material

The following publications that contain supplemental information on the individuals and families related to Eliza L. Tibbets have been removed from the collection. Both publications are available online in their digitized form.
"Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens" by Charles Theodore Greve. 1904
"An illustrated history of Southern California: Embracing the counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange, and the peninsula of Lower California, from the earliest period of occupancy to the present time; together with glimpses of their prospects; also, full-page portraits of some of their eminent men, and biographical mention of many of their pioneers and of prominent citizens of to-day." 1890

Biography

Eliza L. Tibbets (1823-1898) is most widely known for her role in introducing the first Washington navel orange and founding the citrus industry and cultural landscape of orange groves in California. Eliza L. Tibbets was a horticulturist, early California pioneer, spiritualist, abolitionist, suffragist, and renowned citizen of Riverside, California.
Patricia Ortlieb is a great-great-granddaughter of Eliza Lovell Tibbets and a docent at the San Diego Museum of Art, where she has volunteered for the past ten years. She served for more than two decades as a trainer, counselor, and teacher specializing in training skills and therapeutic behavior modification, including assertive and humanistic psychology. She is also a licensed family therapist, an artist, and an author. She earned her BA in education and art history at California State University and her MA in social science at Azusa Pacific University. She lives in San Diego.*
*excerpt taken from "Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry" by Patricia Ortlieb and Peter Economy. Swedenborg Foundation Press, 2011.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains research notes, articles, photographs, documents, and other material compiled by Patricia Ortlieb, author and great-great-granddaughter of Eliza L. Tibbets, as she conducted research for the book "Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry" that she co-authored with Peter Economy. Includes material related to the people, places, and events that shaped the life of Eliza L. Tibbets and the generations of her descendants that followed.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged by box number.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Cincinnati (Ohio).
Citrus.
Citrus fruit industry.
Riverside (Calif.).
Spiritualism.
Suffragists.
Tibbets, Eliza Lovell, 1825-1898.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Articles.
Documents.
Photographs.
Research notes.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Research notes, articles, documents, and other material regarding families and individuals related to Eliza L. Tibbets. Includes information on the Downes, Lovell, and Summons families. (includes photocopies) circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 2

Research notes, articles, documents, and other material regarding families and individuals related to Eliza L. Tibbets. Includes information on the Summons, Tibbets, and Wilbur families. (includes photocopies) circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 2

Research notes, articles, documents, and other material regarding issues and events related to Eliza L. Tibbets. Includes information on the American Civil War, religion, and citrus. (includes photocopies) circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 3

Research notes, articles, documents, and other material regarding issues and events related to Eliza L. Tibbets. Includes information on citrus, spiritualism, women's suffrage, and the United States government. (includes photocopies) circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 3

Research notes, articles, directories, documents, and other material regarding the cities and states that Eliza L. Tibbets lived in and/or visited. Includes information on Boston, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington D.C. (includes photocopies) circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 4

Research notes, articles, directories, documents, and other material regarding the cities and states that Eliza L. Tibbets lived in and/or visited. Includes information on Washington D.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Riverside, California. (includes photocopies) circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 5

Research notes, articles, directories, documents, and other material regarding the cities and states that Eliza L. Tibbets lived in and/or visited. Includes information on Riverside, California. (includes photocopies) circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 5

Research notes, articles, newspapers, documents, and other material regarding Eliza L. Tibbets, the Lovell family, Archibald Shamel, and the United States Department of Agriculture. (includes photocopies) circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 5

Manuscript titled "Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets, Abolition, Women's Rights, and the Navel Orange" by Patricia Ortlieb and Peter Economy (this is an earlier version of the published titled "Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry"). 2009.

Box 5

Correspondence, documents, and other material regarding Minnie Tibbets Mills. (includes photocopies) undated.

Box 5

Documents and other material regarding the Tibbets, Summons, and Lovell families. (includes photocopies) undated.

Box 6

Photographs, documents, and other material regarding Luther Tibbets, Eliza L. Tibbets, and the Lovell family (includes photocopies). circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 6

Correspondence (handwritten originals) from Eliza Lovell Tibbets to her granddaughter, Clara (quantity, 6). 1884-1892, undated.

Box 7

Photographs, documents, and other material regarding the Summons family and orange crate art (includes photocopies). circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 8

Photographs, documents, and other material regarding the Wilbur family, the Lovell family's participation in the Swedenborgian Church, and the Eliza L. Tibbets statue as well as her involvement with citrus (includes photocopies). circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 9

Ambrotypes and tintypes of the Tibbets, Lovell, Summons, and Olmsted families. undated.

Access

Public access to the material in Box 9 is restricted due to preservation concerns. Print and digital reproductions of these images can be found in Box 10.
Box 10

Reproductions of ambrotypes and tintypes of the Tibbets, Lovell, Summons, and Olmsted families (originals found in Box 9). undated.

Box 10

Scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, and other material regarding Eliza L. Tibbets as well as the Olmsted, Wilbur, and Summons families. circa 1850-1950, undated.

Box 11

Binders that originally contained the material housed in boxes 6-8. undated.

Box 12

Binders that originally contained the material housed in boxes 6-8. undated.