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Container List


Auxiliary 1957-1973

Physical Description: 4 folders, 2 books

Scope and Content Note

Materials created and collected by the Auxiliary, including by-laws, membership cards, receipt book, membership lists, and correspondence, including letters from the 1970s on the removal of the Heritage House from the Civic Center.
Box 1

Record book, with minutes, notes, membership lists, and correspondence 1957-1971

Box 1, Folder 1

By-laws, blank letterhead, blank membership cards, meeting minutes 1959

Box 1, Folder 2

Auxiliary financial ledger (cover removed) and duplicate receipt book 1959-1973

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence and newsclippings 1957-1970

Box 1, Folder 4

Membership lists 1958-1969

Box 2

Heritage House Scrapbooks of clippings and photos (photos removed to box 3) 1957-1959


Museum 1953-1989

Physical Description: 12 folders14 artifacts and books

Scope and Content Note

Materials not related specifically to the Auxiliary, including the Native Daughters of the Golden West Compton Parlor Pioneer book; donation records and receipts; details on the renovations made to the Heritage House; dedication programs; items from the dedication as State Landmark No. 664; and correspondence and plans from the 1980s renovation. Also, items donated to the museum that were not returned, including railroad tickets, a report card, coursework for classes including sewing, ladies journals, and rare books, which have been cataloged separately.
Box 1, Folder 5

Native Daughters of the Golden West, Compton Parlor, Pioneer Roster and record book, including histories, membership rosters, and minutes 1953-1968

Box 1, Folder 6

Lists of donations and donors 1957-1958

Box 1, Folder 7

Compton piano - history, correspondence, and research materials circa 1958

Box 1, Folder 8

Renovation history, "Construction and Furnishing of Heritage House," and correspondence 1958

Box 1, Folder 9

Heritage House Dedication - programs 1958

Box 1, Folder 10

State Landmark dedication, correspondence, programs, landmark maps 1958-1959

Box 1, Folder 11

"Heritage House Speaks" book, by Maude Walton Cleland and Margaret M. Forsythe 1958

Box 1, Folder 12

"Heritage House Treasures" booklet 1958, 1962

Box 1, Folder 13

"The Story of the Heritage House" by Margaret Forsythe, in California Historian, Vol 7, No 3 1961

Box 1, Folder 14

Slideshow script and correspondence 1959, 1964

Box 1, Folder 15

Ephemera, including early railroad tickets, invitations, report card, and timeline of Compton history no date

Box 1, Folder 16

Redevelopment/renovation correspondence, reports, plans, and sketches 1982-1989

Box 2

Scrapbook of engravings from Peterson's Ladies Journal, 1876 made 1934

Box 2

Easter project by Gertrude Lofthouse at 6th St. Kindergarten 1897

Box 2

Composition book of poems, Gertrude Lofthouse, 6th St. School no date

Box 2

Sewing book, with examples, Gertrude Lofthouse, 5th grade circa 1902

Box 2

Class list 1895

Box 2

Godey's Ladies Book, April 1870

Box 2

Godey's Ladies Book, April 1868

Box 2

Small tin-type portrait album no date

Box 2

Small daguerreotype in case no date


Compton Piano (in reading room) circa 1860


Frank Hann violin (in reading room) 1889