The Margaret Posehn Research Collection documents the historical panorama of California's Rio Linda and Elverta communities
through copious photographic, newspaper, ephemeral, and unpublished records.
The collection's creator, Margaret E. Posehn, was born in October 1938. Her family moved to Rio Linda, California, in 1946,
and she graduated from North Sacramento's Grant Union High School in 1956. Posehn went on to work as a protocol assistant
at McClellan Air Force Base from 1967 to 1995. Since the mid-1970s, she has interviewed residents of both the Rio Linda and
Elverta communities, writing and cataloging their histories into seven published works, including Posehn Heritage, 1777-1980;
The Peter Brandt Descendants; Rio Linda and Elverta History, 1850-1929; The Pioneers of Rio Linda and Elverta, 1850-1929;
and, Pictorial History of the Rio Linda Fire Department. Posehn has also been a professional genealogist since the late-1970s
and currently operates Posehn Genealogy Research Services.
There are no restrictions. However, the collection does contain several photocopies of photographs that were acquired by the
creator for research purposes. Because there is no known provenance for these images, researchers are strongly admonished
to only use for research purposes and not for publication.