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Ayers (Bertha) papers, circa 1894-1960.
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The Bertha Ayers papers contains memorabilia belonging to Bertha Ayers Linder, the wife of Mayor Fred Linder. The collection includes letters, documents, newspapers, and other ephemera from Ayers' life, as well as eight school notebooks belonging to Winnie Smith, circa 1890s.
Bertha Ayers was born to Frank Ayers and Fannie Adelia Smith Ayers on February 21, 1890. She married James Frederick Linder in 1906. Fred would be appointed fire chief for the city of Ventura in 1921 and later became a city councilmember and mayor. Bertha Ayers Linder died on June 13, 1967.
0.46 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the museum does not hold the copyright.
COLLECTION STORED ON-SITE: Open for research. Advance requests can be made to Research Library staff via email.