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Finding Aid to the Pio Pico Ranchito Research Files of Dr. Lorayne Horka MS.224
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  • Title: Pio Pico Ranchito Research Files of Dr. Lorayne Horka,
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.224
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 1-2
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1970
    Language: English, Spanish.
    creator: Horka-Follick, Lorayne Ann, 1940-

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains mostly hand-written and type-written notes Dr. Lorayne Horka took from original sources regarding the Pico family and land claims in California. Some of these notes were taken from materials at the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkley, and the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Other materials include bibliographies, newsletters from the Governor Pico Mansion Society from the 1960s, newspaper clippings, and photographs from 1970 of the Pico mansion. Horka created or collected most of the material, although some newsletters from the Governor Pico Mansion Society are addressed to Charlotte Tufts, librarian at the Southwest Museum during the 1960s.

    Processing history

    Initial processing completed by Braun Research Library staff. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 August 31 made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Biographical Note

    Pio de Jesus Pico (1801 May 5 - 1894 September 11) was a Mexican soldier, the last governor of Mexican California in 1831, and a prominent ranchero and businessman in what is now east Los Angeles.
    Dr. Lorayne Horka-Follick's doctoral thesis, Los Hermanos Penitentes: a Vestige of Medievalism in Southwest United States, was published in 1969.


    Donation from Dr. Lorayne Horka, 1977.


    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.


    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred citation

    Pio Pico Ranchito Research Files of Dr. Lorayne Horka, 1923-1970, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.224; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Governor Pico Mansion Society.
    Pico Family
    Pico, Pio, 1801-1894
    California -- History
    Land grants -- California
    Pico Mansion (Los Angeles, Calif.)