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Sherman Library and Gardens
614 Dahlia Ave.
Corona del Mar, California 92625
Phone: (949) 673-1880
Email: library@slgardens.org
Physical collections: 36
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Aliso Gun Club Records

This collection contains game registers, photographs, financial records, correspondence, and shooting schedules for the Aliso Gun Club of California.

 
Atkinson (Margurite) Collection of Hurley Bell and Santa Ana Army Airfield Materials.

This collection documents the history of the Hurley Bell Restaurant, which was later renamed Five Crowns in Corona del Mar, California and includes materials from Atkinson's husband, who was an officer a the Santa Ana Army Air Field.

 
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Blaich (John A) Papers

The John A. Blaich Collection is comprised of four series: Biographical Materials, Biographical Files, 1931-2002, General Subject Files, 1923-2003, Large Yachts of Newport before World War II Files, 1924-2002, and Files, 1922-1994. The collection includes photographs, slides, notes, newspaper clippings,...

 
Bloomquist (Agnes) Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.

 
Boy Scout Jamboree Collection

This collection documents the third annual Boy Scout Jamboree, which was held in Newport Beach in 1953.

 
Briscoe (Rufus Janvier “Jan”) Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs of Newport Beach, Long Beach and Compton, primarily relating to natural disasters, such as fires, floods and earthquakes.

 
Buffum Family Papers

The collection consists of materials related to the business interests and activities of various members of the Buffum family and the Buffums’ Department Store.

 
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Children’s Theater Guild of Newport Harbor

This collection contains two scrapbooks which document the productions of the Children’s Theater Guild of Newport Harbor.

 
Clark (Daniel B.) Papers

The collection contains screenplays and manuscripts, by Clark and others, for western films, documentaries, and television shows.

 
Coffey (Helen) Papers

These papers consist of photocopies of Helen Coffey’s column "Coffey Time" in the Newporter/Costa Mesa News from 1974 to 1979 and in the Santa Ana Register's social section "Biarritz" from June to August 1979. Additionally, the collection includes copies of...

 
Corona del Mar Business Improvement District Records

The collection consists of materials related to the activities of the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District (BID). The primary focus of the materials represented in the collection is the revitalization program for the Coast Highway, and an extensive amount...

 
Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation Records

The collection consists of the operational records of the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation. Much of the collection relates to specific programmatic functions or events sponsored in 2004 by the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation, including the creation of Centennial...

 
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Excelsior Creamery Company Records

The collection consists of the business records (including correspondence, financial records, publications, legal documents and other materials) of the Excelsior Creamery Company and its affiliated organizations, the Excelsior Ranch Company and Excelsior Farms. A sizeable amount of financial records in...

 
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Flack (Sloan) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, contracts, reports, and articles primarily concerning the mining and petroleum industries in California in the years preceding and including World War II.

 
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Hall (Gerald E.) Collection of Santa Ana Country Club Materials

This collection includes materials related to the Santa Ana Golf Club.

 
Hally (Jill) Collection of China House Materials

This collection includes materials about China House, a residence located near the entrance to Newport Harbor, and the campaign by historic preservationists to prevent the demolition of the house in 1987.

 
Hitchcock (Kent) Photograph Collection

The collection consists of photographic black and white photographs taken in the Newport Beach, California, area depicting various scenes of ships, fishing, buildings, boats, races, events, houses, and businesses during the 1940s and 1950s.

 
Horvath (Francis J.) Collection

The collection consists of materials related to the life, activities and interests of Francis J. Horvath. Some materials relate to his interest in civic affairs in Newport Beach, and there are other personal items related to the celebration of Mr....

 
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Lamb (Dana and Ginger) Papers

The collection consists of the personal papers of the adventurers and explorers Dana and Ginger Lamb. The collection contains an extensive amount of material which meticulously documents their travels, personal lives, and family history.

 
Los Angeles Olympic Games Collection

The collection consists of materials concerning the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984.

 
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Mason (William R.) Papers

The collection consists of documents (many of which are photocopies), photographs and plaques related to some of the business and public service activities and interests of William R. Mason. Mason trained as a civil engineer, graduating from the University of...

 
Mendenhall (William F.) Papers

The collection consists of published and unpublished materials related to the life, professional activities and interests of William F. Mendenhall. William F. Mendenhall was worked at the United States Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach, California and served as a...

 
Miller (Joe and Ramona) California Land Grant Collection

The collection consists of materials concerning the review of several Mexican and Spanish land grant claims in California in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The three ranchos represented in the collection are: Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana (Orange...

 
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Newport Harbor Businessmen's Association Records

This collection includes subject files of the Newport Harbor Businessmen’s Association, including the organizations constitution, by-laws, meeting minutes, correspondence and banking records.

 
Newport Harbor Lady Anglers Records

The Newport Harbor Lady Anglers (NHLA) was established September 13, 1949 as a women’s only deep sea fishing club. The collection includes minutes, by-laws, bulletins, invitations, newspaper clippings and photographs documenting the history of the club.

 
Newport Harbor Service League Records

These records relate principally to the Newport Harbor Service League's management of the Danish Coffee Garden at Sherman Library & Gardens.

 
Newport Harbor-Costa Mesa Board of Realtors Records

This collection is comprised of scrapbooks that document the achievements of the Newport Harbor – Costa Mesa Board of Realtors.

 
Newport Wharf and Lumber Company Records

James and Robert McFadden formed the This collection includes records of the Newport Wharf and Lumber Company, which was founded by James and Robert McFadden in 1889.

 
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Orange County Division of the League of California Cities

The collection includes records documenting the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities' activities during the 1960s and 1970s, a period of explosive growth in Orange County, California. These activities included advocacy on issues of importance to the...

 
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Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company Records

The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company was founded in 1868 Initially the company offered life and endowment policies and began investing in community improvements. In 1885, the company began offering accident insurance, and in March 1906 it consolidated with Los...

 
Peabody (George Tompkins) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, documents, and news clippings related to the life and professional activities of George Tompkins Peabody.

 
Perris (Frederick Thomas) Survey Field Books

The collection consists of four leather-bound field books used by Frederick Thomas Perris in the course of surveying lands in San Bernardino County, California, in 1856 and 1857.

 
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Stetson (Frank Winthrop) Papers

The collection contains the personal, business and family papers of Frank Winthrop Stetson. This includes correspondence related to his education at UC Berkeley, his surveying work in San Jacinto, CA, his agricultural pursuits in Hemet, and his involvement with various...

 
Swett (Ira L.) Cyanotype Collection

The collection consists of primarily of photographs of various towns, communities and people in Arizona Territory, California, and Sonora, Mexico.

 
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Young (David A. W.) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, financial data, clippings and ephemera related to the real estate investments and activities of various corporations and development companies.

 
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Zonta Club of Newport Harbor Records

This collection documents the Zonta Club of Newport Harbor’s “Share a Gift” Christmas tree campaign for 1960.