Temple-McFarland family collection, circa 1800s-1900s MVC030

Finding aid prepared by Library Staff
Museum of Ventura County
100 East Main Street
Ventura, CA, 93001
805-653-0323 x320

Title: Temple-McFarland family collection
Identifier/Call Number: MVC030
Contributing Institution: Museum of Ventura County
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. (1 box)
Date: circa 1800s-1900s
creator: Temple-McFarland family

Scope and Contents Note

Most of the material pertains to the following four individuals:
  • Bonita Vorbeck McFarland
  • Thomas Bard McFarland
  • Arvella Vorbeck Temple
  • Dr. Charles Parker Temple
However, Ventura County history is also recorded herein, as it touched and affected these individuals. A catalog of the collection follows this introduction.

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were donated from the estate of Bonita Vorbeck McFarland by Virginia Gould, to whom they were released by Mrs. McFarland's long-time friend, "Roberta."


Temple-McFarland family collection

Box 1, Folder 1

Inventory of Materials

Box 1, Folder 2

Biographies and Family Histories

Box 1, Folder 3

Photos and News Clippings of movie location at Port Hueneme for "The Spoilers"

Box 1, Folder 4

Translations from Spanish Language:

Box 1, Folder 4

Location of buried mine in Mexico, discovered 1548, buried 1648

Box 1, Folder 4

Family tree Arguello family

Box 1, Folder 4

Military Operations in Spanish-America

Box 1, Folder 4

Letters from Isabel Ramirez written while she was in school, 1855, 1860s

Box 1, Folder 5

Family Personal Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 6

News clippings

Box 1, Folder 7


Box 1, Folder 8

Records and News clippings:

Box 1, Folder 8

Concerning Arvella's marriage to Victor Valla

Box 1, Folder 8

News clippings on history of Olvera Street

Box 1, Folder 9

Photos of Vorbeck Family

Box 1, Folder 10

Vorbeck Early Childhood Photos and Memorabilia

Box 1, Folder 11

Photos: Unidentified or Identified, Connection Unknown

Box 1, Folder 12

Photos of Santa Barbara Fiesta (mostly unidentified)

Box 1, Folder 13

Photos and Publicity Material: "Los Camperos," mariachi musical group

Box 1, Folder 14

Photos of Vorbeck Family, Cape Girardeau, MO, circa 1940's

Box 1, Folder 15

Mounted Family Photos