Esther H. Klotz papers

Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Esther H. Klotz papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1842-1990, undated
Collection Number: MS 255
Creator: Klotz, Esther.
Extent: 6.25 linear feet (10 document boxes, 1 record storage box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: 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.
Languages: The collection is in English.


This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives regarding the availability of materials for research use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Distinctive Collections. 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], [date if possible]. Esther H. Klotz papers (MS 255). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains material pertaining to the city and county of Riverside, California and its founding and development in the late 19th and early 20th century. The collection focuses on local history, as well as the unique historic residential homes, buildings, and landscapes created in the city of Riverside and surrounding areas in the early days of development. These include military bases, the citrus industry, housing developments, universities, and museums. There is information on local efforts to preserve the city and county of Riverside’s history, primarily in terms of the unique residential homes, historic adobe buildings and outposts, and other notable architectural buildings and neighborhoods. Information regarding members of the Klotz and Hamilton families is also included.
The genres and forms of material present in this collection include: photographs, books, brochures, maps, newspaper clippings, contracts, correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, and awards.

Indexing Terms

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


Citrus fruit industry.
Hall, Joan H.
Klotz, Esther.
Riverside (Calif.).

Genres and Forms of Materials

Clippings (information artifacts).
Research notes.