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Articles and Manuscripts 1936-1986

Physical Description: 1 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and other writings concerning desert history, culture, and lore, 1936-86.
Folder 1

Desert Magazine, May 1949. Includes "Black Magic of the Cahuilla" (p. 10) with photo of fire eater Ambrosia. May 1949

Creator/Collector: Desert Magazine
Physical Description: Magazine
Folder 2

"The High Country" (Autumn 1971). Includes article "Cave of the Seven Ollas" by Paul Wilhelm. Two copies. 1971

Creator/Collector: The High Country
Physical Description: Periodical
Folder 3

"Portrait of an Oldtime Prospector" (Indio Daily News, 7/17-18/1965 p. 7) and "Teachers Departure Brings Poetic Lament" July 17-18, 1965

Creator/Collector: Paul Wilhelm
Physical Description: Articles
Folder 4A

"The Cool, Mysterious Pieces of Paradise" by Gene Cannoy. May 25, 1975

Creator/Collector: California Living (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner)
Physical Description: Article
Folder 4B

Pinyon Gazetter: A Mountain Magazine (Fall 1975). Includes "Adoption of Plants" by Paul Wilhelm (p. 16). 1975

Creator/Collector: Pinyon Gazette
Physical Description: Magazine
Folder 4C

Desert Magazine November 1946

Creator/Collector: Desert Magazine
Physical Description: Magazine
Folder 4D

Desert Magazine June 1978

Creator/Collector: Desert Magazine
Physical Description: Magazine
Folder 5

"Desert Wonderland: Letters, Notes, Journal" 1936

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Journal
Folder 6A

"Desert's greatest bloomin' tree, Ironwood" May 14, 1981

Creator/Collector: The Desert Trail
Physical Description: Newspaper
Folder 6B

Part 1: "Chia: Miracle Plant of the Indian Tribes," Part 2: "Chia: Wonder Plant for Indians" (8-4-83) July 30, 1983

Creator/Collector: Desert Trail
Physical Description: Article
Folder 7A

"Navajo Ceremony"

Creator/Collector: Paul Wilhelm
Physical Description: Essay?
Folder 7B

Correspondence relating to the shipment of ore and Edom Hill via the Sourthern Pacific Railroad. 1939

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Correspondence
Folder 8A

"A Weatherly Interlude: Elements on Rampage"

Creator/Collector: George Law
Physical Description: Essay-Article?
Folder 8B

"The Migrations of the Santa Rosa Indians, familiar with the food and medicine properties of every plant in their enviroment"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Essay-Article?
Folder 8C

"Principal Points of Interest" and "The Evil Spirit of Mt. San Jacinto"

Creator/Collector: George Law
Physical Description: List + Essay or Article
Folder 8D

"Idyllwild and Mt. San Jacinto: The Elysium of the Southwest"

Creator/Collector: George Law
Physical Description: Essay or Article
Folder 9A

Receipt for shirt, pants, shoe laces, shoes, and box. December 29, 1938

Creator/Collector: Malouf's Department Store
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 9B

Western Union Telegram to Paul Wilhelm re: sample shipment via Southern Pacific Railroad January 25, 1939

Creator/Collector: E MCL Tittman American Smelting and Refining Co.
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 10A

Letter: Lucile Weight to Paul Wilhelm October 7, 1986

Creator/Collector: Lucile Weight
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 10B

"Indians hunted rocks years before pioneers." Includes note that "these" are in possession of Ric Wilhelm, Paul Wilhelm's nephew. November 20, 1980

Creator/Collector: The Desert Trail
Physical Description: Article and Note
Folder 11A

"A Famous Desert Swap...how Louis Wilhelm traded a span of mules and a wagon for the Thousand Palms Oasis..." by Paul Wilhelm September 1960

Creator/Collector: Desert Magazine
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11B

"Desert Lore: Annual Trek to San Jacinto's Peak" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11C

"Vagabond House at 1000 Palms Oasis" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Desert Magazine?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11D

Clipping showing photo of stagecoach

Creator/Collector: Press-Telegram Southland Magazine
Physical Description: Clipping
Folder 11E

"Tales of the Cahuillas" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11F

Photocopy of image: Paul Wilhelm on donkey (1940s) 1940s

Creator/Collector: Unknown Source
Physical Description: Photocopy of image
Folder 11G

"Laguna Pueblos Adopt Wilhelm Blood Brother"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11H

"Desert Lore: Others Should Emulate Indians' Respect for All Living Things" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11I

"Indians Teach Crafts, Art, Cahuilla Tounge" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11J

"Desert Lore: The True Facts Behind the Famed 'Willie Boy' Affair" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11K

"Desert Lore: 'Gone Away From Here' Country Brings Lament" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11L

"Historic Mojave Road Still Largely Visible" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11M

"Desert Close Ups"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Article
Folder 11N

The Grail Magazine. Includes article "Lourdes -- Window of Heaven" by Paul Wilhelm, p. 329 November 1945

Creator/Collector: The Grail Magazine
Physical Description: Magazine
Folder 11O

"Teachers Departure Brings Poetic Lament" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Paul Wilhelm
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12A

"Marble Mountains call to fossil hunters"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12B

"Desert Lore: Billy Soza Was One of Many Who Served Their Country Well" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12C

"Desert Lore: The Saga of Ira Hayes and the Famous Flag Raising" by Paul Wilhelm November 11-12, 1967

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12D

"Early desert teachers were true pioneers" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12E

"A Vivid Description of Life on the Old American Frontier" by Paul Wilhelm November 23, 1968

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12F

"Desert's Chroniclers Record History and Traditions" by Paul Wilhelm, p. 9 September 25-26, 1965

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12G

"Most Amazing Story of West Revealed in Adams' Diggings" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12H

"August brings pageant of desert pomp, color" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12I

"Paul Wilhelm's Desert Column" by Paul Wilhelm March 1, 1955

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12J

"New school preserves teacher's loving spirit" by Paul Wilhelm October 30, 1986

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12K

"Desert Lore: Last Battle Between Indians, Whites at Lower Willows" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12L

"Desert Lore: Four-Day Trip Through the Mohave Desert Area Told" by Paul Wilhelm November 4-5, 1967

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 12M

Grocery receipt, 1930s

Creator/Collector: Unknown Source
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 13A

"Desert Lore: Trek to 'Law's Camp' rewarding for hikers" by Paul Wilhelm September 1, 1983

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 13B

"Snakes alive -- desert areas home for variety of serpents" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 13C

"BLM rangers help preserve Southland wilderness areas" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 13D

"Desert Lore: Le Conte thrasher: Elusive as a mirage" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 13E

"Broken artifacts take on new lure"

Creator/Collector: Unknown Author
Physical Description: Article
Folder 13F

"Bell brothers find bear" by Paul Wilhelm, p. 11 March 19, 1977

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 13G

"Desert Lore: 'Jackrabbit Homesteads' Lure City Folks to Mytic Lands" by Paul Wilhelm March 19, 1977

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 14A

"Desert Lore: The Nutritive Value of Plant Life in the Desert" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 14B

"Note 3: Indio Index"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Notes (Hand Written)
Folder 14C

"Note 2: Justice of the Peace"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Notes (Hand Written)
Folder 14D

"Note 1: Schools"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Notes (Hand Written)
Folder 15A

Letter: Ten Williamson to Paul Wilhelm re: for information about Coachella Valley Indian reservations. Summarizes history of establishment of Cahuilla reservations. March 12, 1962

Creator/Collector: Ten Williamson - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 15B

"The Desert Cahuillas of the Pushwalla Thousand Palms Area" by Paul Wilhelm. Discusses Cahuilla sites and archaeological remains in the Thousand Palms area.

Creator/Collector: Paul Wilhelm
Physical Description: Article?
Folder 15C

"Desert Lore: Indian legend preserved through modern retellings" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15D

"Valley boaters offered free safety inspections" by John Power

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15E

"Desert Lore: The True Facts Behing the Famed 'Willie Boy' Affairs" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15F

"Early Cahuillas knew how to live off the land" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Artilce
Folder 15G

"Reflections at a Wake in the Heart of an Indian Reservation" by Paul Wilhelm January 11, 1969

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15H

"Desert Lore: Indians Clearly Marked Transition From Age of Boyhood to Man" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15I

"Desert Lore: Arrowheads Easy to Make -- If You Happen to be an Indian" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15J

"Indian Historian Spreads Word About Cahuilla Tribe in Desert" March 6, 1983

Creator/Collector: Los Angeles Times
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15K

"Desert Lore: Gone Away From Here Country Brings Lament" by Paul Wilhelm March 6, 1983

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15L

"Preservation of Heritage: Why Indians Want Village at Ventura Park" November 23, 1972

Creator/Collector: Los Angeles Times
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15M

"Proud Indian Tribe Held Power in Desert Empire" p. 19A. Discusses how the Levi family name came to be as a result of employment by the Southern Pacific Railroad. February 16, 1967

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 15N

List of names and relationships

Creator/Collector: Unknown Author
Physical Description: List
Folder 16

Palm Springs Villager. Contains article on Cahuilla rock art and trails. February 1958

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Villager
Physical Description: Magazine
Folder 17

Westways, July 1944. Includes article "Fiesta Time at Santa Rosa" by Paul Wilhelm, p. 10. July 1944

Creator/Collector: Westways
Physical Description: Magazine
Folder 18A

"Desert Lore: Peace-loving Cahuilla built empire in desert" by Paul Wilhelm September 2, 1982

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18B

"Ah Peh Put Te' Means Columnist is Papago Indian's Godfather" by Paul Wilhelm September 2, 1982

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18C

"Indian Tale Explains Why Sky is So High" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18D

"Indians Teach Crafts, Art, Cahuilla Tongue" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio News Magazine
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18E

"Indians Have Something to Teach Us" by Paul Wilhelm, p. 9 JUly 14, 1961

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18F

"Pioneer's death sliced ties to Laws Camp" by Bill Jennings

Creator/Collector: Bill Jennings
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18G

"Paul Wilhelm's Desert Column" October 2, 1956

Creator/Collector: Limelight News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18H

"Indian Ceremonials Give Hope, Says Medicine Man"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18I

"Indian Ceremonials Give Hope, Says Medicine Man"

Creator/Collector: Unknown Author
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18J

"Desert Lore: Trip up Mt. San Jacinto reveals beauty of nature" August 31, 1981

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18K

"Desert Lore: Wintertime stargazers get an eyeful in desert" January 12, 1984

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18L

"Desert Lore: Basque Shepherd Finds Desert Lonely" March 2, 1968

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 18M

"Tale of the missing Valentine ends after the loss of years" by Paul Wilhelm, p. 15 February 14, 1981

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 19A

Envelope: addressed to Paul Wilhelm. February 3, 1939

Creator/Collector: El Paso Smelting Works
Physical Description: Envelope
Folder 19B

"H. E. Gard"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Notes
Folder 19C

Letter: Grace Dixon to Paul Wilhelm. February 1950

Creator/Collector: Grace Dixon
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 19D

To Paul Wilhelm. Outlines the early transportation systems through the Valley with dates. February 2

Creator/Collector: Tom
Physical Description: Letter and Envelope
Folder 20

The Catholic World (magazine). Includes the poem "The Street of Your Love" by Paul Wilhelm December 1945

Creator/Collector: The Catholic World
Physical Description: Maazone
Folder 21

"President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's SHANGRI-LA in Indio, California: Fact or Fiction? Did past President Franklin D. Roosevelt sleep here?...or just Eleanor?"

Creator/Collector: Peggee Frederick
Physical Description: Manuscript
Folder 22A

"Desert Lore: Indio pioneer helped open CV to settlement" by Paul Wilhelm March 17, 1983

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22B

"Calling Dr. Tinkham a familiar refain for desert nature-lovers" by Paul Wilhelm September 6, 1984

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22C

"Desert Lore: Commonplace events made Valley special" by Paul Wilhelm September 6, 1984

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22D

"Desert Lore: New Street Will Carry Name of Pioneer Father of Indio" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22E

"Desert Lore: Indio school in 1910 a far cry from today" by Paul Wilhelm October 6, 1983

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22F

"Desert Lore: Old Indians Recall Big Hunts, Tell Cahuilla Tribal Legends" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22G

"Desert Lore: Out of Desert Silence Comes An Air of Mystery and Magic" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22H

"Desert Lore: Mighty Indian Guardians, Like Desert, Will Remain Forever" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22I

"For Bud Clark, days on trail are vivid memory" August 23, 1985

Creator/Collector: Hemet News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22J

"Cupenos turn adversity into advantage for tribe"

Creator/Collector: Author Unknown
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22K

"Desert Lore: New Book is Rich in Indian History" by Paul Wilhelm July 3-4, 1965

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22L

"Legend of Thousand Palms lives on among Indian tribes"

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22M

"Indian Boys Go Forth, Seek Guiding Visions" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22N

"Thousand Palms Canyon is Rich in Early Indian Culture, Historical Finds" p. 12 February 15, 1955

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22O

"Early Settlers Found Artifacts in Abundance: Indian Relics Become Priceless Collections" by Paul Wilhelm February 10, 1960

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22P

"Postscript: Indian Group Builds Pride as Community Rises in Brushland" December 5, 1977

Creator/Collector: Los Angeles Times
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22Q

"Rockhouse Canyon still home to legends of Cahuilla Indians" by Paul Wilhelm December 16

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22R

"Desert Lore: Question For Seven Painted Ollas (First of Three Part Series)" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22S

"Desert Lore: Question For Seven Painted Ollas (Second of Three Part Series)" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22T

"Desert Lore: Question For Seven Painted Ollas (End of Series)" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22U

"Pinyon harvest time finds local Indians on campout" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22V

"Cahuilla Tribe renowned for horticultural ability" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22W

"Goldenbush blooms signal the changing of seasons" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 22X

"Spectacular smoke tree displays greet wanderers" by Paul Wilhelm

Creator/Collector: Indio Daily News?
Physical Description: Article
Folder 23A

"Flowers That Go Bloom in the Night" by Betty Snyder and a poem "Autumn Ends" by Helen Christensen. Along with an envelope addressed to Paul Wilhelm with the words "Cerius Cacti" written on the front, from Francine? October 1983

Creator/Collector: Modern Maturity
Physical Description: Articles + envelope
Folder 23B

"Desert shrub re-discovered:Jojoba was'good medicine' for Indians" and an envelope addressed to Paul Wilhelm with the word "Jojoba" written on the front, from Francine? January 28, 1982

Creator/Collector: The Desert Trail
Physical Description: Article + envelope