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.
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Special Collections & University Archives. Additional materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright
Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Please contact Special Collections & University Archives for more information.