Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Esther H. Klotz papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1842-1990, undated
Collection Number: MS
6.25 linear feet
(10 document boxes, 1 record storage box)
Rivera Library. Special
Esther H. Klotz was born in the town of Hemet in
Riverside County, California in 1910. Her Southern California ancestry dates back to
the 1880s. Klotz’ research was focused on the history of the city and county of
Riverside, and in particular the unique historical structures located therein.
Buildings of interest to Klotz included residential homes, commercial buildings,
military bases, universities, and museums. She compared and contrasted her research
on buildings with the development of the area’s industries, most prominently the
commercial introduction of citrus. Klotz served on the boards of several local
historical societies, as an advisor to regional museums, and was very active in the
city’s historical preservation efforts. The Esther H. Klotz papers contain research
notes, correspondence, publications, and other material pertaining to the city and
county of Riverside as well as to the local history and development of various other
cities in Southern California.
Languages: The collection is in English.
This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & University
Archives regarding the availability of materials for research use.
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries,
Special Collections & University Archives. All requests for permission to
publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of
Distinctive Collections. 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.
[identification of item], [date if possible]. Esther H. Klotz papers (MS 255).
Special Collections & University Archives, University of California,
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains material pertaining to the city and county of Riverside,
California and its founding and development in the late 19th and early 20th century.
The collection focuses on local history, as well as the unique historic residential
homes, buildings, and landscapes created in the city of Riverside and surrounding
areas in the early days of development. These include military bases, the citrus
industry, housing developments, universities, and museums. There is information on
local efforts to preserve the city and county of Riverside’s history, primarily in
terms of the unique residential homes, historic adobe buildings and outposts, and
other notable architectural buildings and neighborhoods. Information regarding
members of the Klotz and Hamilton families is also included.
The genres and forms of material present in this collection include: photographs,
books, brochures, maps, newspaper clippings, contracts, correspondence, diaries,
manuscripts, and awards.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Citrus fruit industry.
Hall, Joan H.
Genres and Forms of Materials
Clippings (information artifacts).