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Quimichis Colony records, 1909-1955
MVC072  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Contributing Institution: Museum of Ventura County
    Title: Quimichis Colony records
    Creator: Quimichis Colony
    Identifier/Call Number: MVC072
    Physical Description: 0.50 Cubic Feet (4 ledgers and loose materials)
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1955
    Abstract: The Bard family played an important part in the development of Ventura County, particularly Port Hueneme. The family also established Quimichis Colony in Mexico, which involved acquiring 75,000 acres of land in western Mexico between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. The company grew bananas, sugar cane, pineapple, corn, and other agricultural products. Richard Bard, son of Thomas R. Bard, served as president of Quimichis. This collection includes four ledgers documenting accounts for Quimichis Colony, maps of plans for land development, and stock certificates.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site and advance notice required for timely retrieval. Please contact the Research Library reference desk prior to your visit.
    Language of Material: English , Spanish; Castilian .

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. All requests to access materials must be made in advance by contacting the Research Library staff via email: library@venturamuseum.org

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, have not been determined. Contact the Research Library for further information: library@venturamuseum.org.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Quimichis Colony records, (Collection MVC072), Museum of Ventura County, Research Library, Ventura, California.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Bard family; gift; 1983. Archie Bard; gift; 1979, 1996. Mrs. Richard Bard; gift; 1978.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Krystell Jimenez, 2021.
    Our collections are processed using MPLP methods so that we can prioritize access for users and identify potential priorities for more detailed processing. If while using our collections you think there is something that should be added or amended in the finding aid, we welcome your input. You can notify staff in the reading room or send us an email at library@venturamuseum.org. Be sure to include the collection number and name and the box number you were working with in your email.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Bard family played an important part in the development of Ventura County, particularly Port Hueneme. Thomas R. Bard and Cephas Bard moved to the area in the late 19th century. The family established Quimichis Colony, which involved acquiring 75,000 acres of land in western Mexico between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. The firm grew bananas, sugar cane, pineapple, corn, and other agricultural products. Richard Bard, son of Thomas R. Bard, served as president of the company.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection includes four ledgers documenting accounts for Quimichis Colony, maps of plans for land development, and stock certificates.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The records have been arranged at the collection level. The loose papers are stored in a separate box.

    Related Materials

    Additional related materials can be found at the Huntintgon Library: Thomas Robert Bard: Quimichis Colony, 1909-1958  and Thomas Robert Bard papers (Addenda), 1866-1915 .

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Agricultural development projects -- Nayarit (Mexico)
    Business records
    Maps
    Quimichis Colony -- Records and correspondence