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Parker (Paul Percy) Collection on Monterey County history
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  • Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Paul Percy Parker Collection on Monterey County History
    Creator: Parker, Paul Percy
    Identifier/Call Number: M0066
    Identifier/Call Number: 1463
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1782-1936

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Biographical / Historical

    Paul Percy Parker was a newspaperman in California'a Salinas Valley.

    Custodial History

    Gift of Paul P. Parker, 1963.


    Page from catalog record: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082760

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Paul Percy Parker Collection, M066, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    The Parker Collection of Californiana contains official documents (many in Spanish), legal and financial papers, manuscripts of narratives and memoirs, printed material and clippings relative to California history. The major bulk of the papers are dated prior to 1900 and the total span is from 1782 to 1936. They deal primarily with the Monterey area, the Salinas Valley, Salinas, San Jose, and the lower Peninsula area.
    The Spanish and Mexican California documents are of special interest and include the signatures of José de Zuñiga, José Figueroa, Simeon Castro, David Spence, Luis del Castillo Negrete and an unsigned letter by Manuel Micheltorena. The William S. Johnson material contains a number of papers concerning land grant property and there are some other title papers and transfers on this subject. There are a few documents by Walter Colton and a lot of material on the Salinas Lettuce Strike of 1936.

    Separated Materials

    Books were placed in Special Collections and Stanfordiana was placed in the Stanford Collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. Much of these materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Separated Materials

    Photographs recieved from Parker were cataloged under MISC 1329 https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/5816718

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Monterey County (Calif.) -- History.