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Guide to the San Bernardino County, California collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Bernardino County, California collection
    Date (inclusive): circa 1892-2003, undated
    Date (bulk): 1950-2000
    Collection Number: 092
    Creator: Unknown
    Extent: 3.5 linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 flat storage box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The San Bernardino County, California collection contains press clippings, correspondence, brochures, maps, and other material pertaining to the history, culture, tourism, and local communities of the county. Material related to heritage sites, cultural institutions, natural landmarks, residential life, and tourist attractions are included. The county of San Bernardino was officially created on April 26, 1853 from parts of Los Angeles, San Diego and Mariposa Counties. The city of San Bernardino was incorporated as the county seat in 1854.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    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]. San Bernardino County, California collection, Collection 092. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Information unavailable.

    Processing History

    Processed by Juliana Schouest and Sara Seltzer, 2008.

    Historical Background

    Explorations of the San Bernardino area began in the 1770s and continued into the nineteenth century. In 1810, Franciscan missionary Francisco Dumatz, of the San Gabriel Mission, named the San Bernardino valley in observance of the feast day of Saint Bernardine of Siena. Later in the century, the county was used for gold and silver mining, as well as the agricultural development of citrus fruit. The county of San Bernardino was officially created on April 26, 1853 from parts of Los Angeles, San Diego and Mariposa Counties. The city of San Bernardino was incorporated as the county seat in 1854.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The San Bernardino County, California collection contains press clippings, correspondence, brochures, maps, and other material pertaining to the history, culture, tourism, and local communities of the county. Select media publications include local newspapers and magazines discussing cultural events, community life, and historical information. Ephemera pertaining to tourism in the county primarily relates to Joshua Tree National Park, surrounding campgrounds, and the desert communities of Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series:
    • Series 1. County History and Culture, circa 1892-1996, undated.
    • Series 2. Local News, 1942-2000.
    • Series 3. Tourism and Recreation, 1948-2003, undated.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.).
    San Bernardino County (Calif.)
    Twentynine Palms (Calif.).
    Yucca Valley (Calif.).

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Correspondence.
    Publications.