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Guide to the Kenyon, Stanley, and Crellin Families Papers MS.R.049
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Papers Series 1. 1883-1964

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of personal and professional papers from the Kenyon, Stanley, and Crellin families. It includes school materials, certificates, receipts, magazines, postcards, ephemera, ledgers, records, and reports.

Series Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • Personal Papers, 1883-1964
  • Professional Papers, 1915-1964

Personal papers, 1883-1964

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of school materials and other personal documents from the Stanley, Kenyon, and Crellin families. The report cards, commencement materials, diplomas, and albums are from elementary and high schools in Tustin, Santa Ana, San Diego, and Iowa. Receipts and other materials are included from the U.S. Treasury Department, Tustin Hardware Company, Southern California Edison Company, Irvine Walnut Association, Fairhaven Cemetery Association, Tustin Packing Company, and Lutz Company. Magazines such as Life are included from the early 20th century. This subseries also contains postcards from Tustin and Santa Ana, some including personal written messages.
Box 1, Folder 1

Report cards, 1883-1936

Box 1, Folder 2-3

Commencement materials, 1909-1935

Scope and Content Note

Commencement programs and announcements from Tustin Grammar School, Tustin Union High School, San Diego High School, and Santa Ana High School.

Diplomas, 1909-1935

Box 1, Folder 4

Tustin Elementary School, 1931

Box 1, Folder 4

Tustin High School, 1935

Box 1, Folder 5

Santa Ana High School, 1909

Box-folder FB-70 : 7

Tustin First Presbyterian Church, 1930


School albums, clippings, and other material, 1908-1912

Box 1, Folder 6

California School of Artistic Whistling, 1912 and undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Santa Ana High School, 1908-1909

Box 1, Folder 8

Certificates, 1889-1913

Box 1, Folder 9-10

Receipts, checkbooks, and other material, 1911-1962 and undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Magazines, 1898-1964


Buffalo Bill's Wild West Historical Sketches and Programme, 1898


Judge, February 23, 1964


Life, May 1, 1924


Life, August 21, 1924

Box 1, Folder 12

Postcards, 1913-1921 and undated


Professional papers, 1915-1964

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of papers from the professional lives of the Kenyon, Stanley, and Crellin families. Most of the material is related to farming and citrus growing, which was the families' main business interest. Brochures, clippings, programs, and reports of the American and California Farm Bureau Federation are included, as well as payment records from the Tustin Hills Citrus Association. This subseries also contains the business ledger of S.W. Stanley, as well as reports and meeting minutes from the Tustin Chamber of Commerce when he was its secretary.
Box 1, Folder 13-14

Farm Bureau records, 1941-1946

Box 2, Folder 1-3

Tustin Hills Citrus Association ledgers, 1959-1964

Box 2, Folder 4

Ledger of S.W. Stanley, 1916-1925

Box 2, Folder 5-6

Tustin Chamber of Commerce reports and minutes, 1915-1917 and undated


Photographs Series 2. 1900-1959 and undated

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of photographs from Southern California, Mexico, and Iowa from the early and mid-20th century. It includes mostly black-and-white prints, with some color prints of the Crellin house in Tustin circa 1959. Most of the photographs depict buildings and landscapes in the locales mentioned above, with some portraits and group portraits included. Some black-and-white panoramas of Orange County are included as oversize material.
The Orange County photographs include scenes of the Orange County fair, Tustin, Laguna Beach (Arch Beach), Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Irvine Ranch, Orange County Park, the San Juan Capistrano mission, and Santa Ana Canyon. In particular, the Tustin photographs show the Crellin house on Tustin Ave., schools, and the town of Tustin circa 1900. Also included in this series are photographs of Redondo Beach, San Fernando Valley, Catalina Island, the San Diego mission, Old Town San Diego, La Jolla, Warner Hot Springs, Point Loma, Hotel del Coronado, Tijuana (Mexico), and Iowa. Typed and handwritten captions for the Iowa photographs and most of the California photographs are included.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged by locality, with notes on the photographs at the end of the series.
Box 2, Folder 7-10

Orange County, Bulk, 1900-1920 1900-1959 and undated

Box XOS, Folder 1

Oversize material, undated

Physical Description: 3 panoramas.
Box 2, Folder 11

Los Angeles County, 1903-1915 and undated

Box 2, Folder 12

San Diego County and Mexico, 1913-1919 and undated

Box 2, Folder 13-15

Iowa, undated, ca. 1890

Box 2, Folder 16

Photograph notes, undated