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Harrison Memorial Library
P.O. Box 800
Mission St & 6th Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
Phone: (831) 624-1615
Email: hml.localhist@gmail.com
Physical collections: 15
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Anderson (Arline) Collection

This collection contains papers and photographs from the Christiano Machado family as well as, the family of Angelo Decarli and Jessie Machado Decarli. Christiano Machado, a former whaling captain, farmer, and early caretaker for the Carmel Mission. Christiano, with the...

Ara Bia (Harriet Butcher) Collection

This collection contains materials related to the Butcher and Search families, created and gathered by Harriet Butcher Ara Bia, particularly of their travels in Europe, and their time spent in Carmel, California. Her parents were William C. Butcher and Marietta...

Bernhardt (Glenn R.) Collection

This collection contains comic strips from three cartoonists: Glen R. Bernhart, Larry Wright and Bob Barnes, including the comic strips "The Better Half" and “Kit’n’Carlyle”, as well as issues of the quarterly journal “Cartoonist Profiles”.

Black (Art) Collection

This collection consists primarily of meeting minutes documenting the development of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Volunteer Fire Department from its formation in 1915 through the early 2000s, including details of day-to-day operations, funds raised, members added, trainings, etc.

Brooks (William) Collection

This collection contains photographs by William C. Brooks and Julian “Spike” P. Graham, well-known photographers for the Pebble Beach Company, of famous figures including Robinson Jeffers, Salvador Dali, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Sinclair Lewis, Charles Lindberg, John Steinbeck, and...

Campbell (Robert) Collection

This collection contains manuscripts and poetry from author Robert Campbell (1927-2000), also known as R. Wright Campbell, along with photographs of Campbell near the end of his life, newspaper articles about his activities (1997-2000), and obituaries and memorials (2000-2003). Campbell...

Carmel Citizens Committee Collection

This collection contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, election information, and bylaws for the Carmel Citizens Committee. The Committee, a non-profit organization founded in 1959, whose main purpose was to protect the scenic, cultural and residential character of...

Carmel Development Company Collection

This collection contains the principal founding, corporation and administrative documents of the Carmel Development Company. Between 1900 & 1910 the Carmel Development Company purchased multiple parcels of real estate from various land holders in order to create large tracts that...

Carmel Preservation Foundation Collection

This collection contains correspondence, research materials, brochures, maps, photographs, VHS tapes, and ledgers with block and lot information for the City of Carmel from various years. The materials were created by the Architectural Preservation Group, later called the Carmel Preservation...

Department of Community Planning Collection

This collection contains Department of Community Planning Staff Reports relating to architecturally and historically significant homes in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Department of Community Planning and Building is responsible for land-use management, design review, construction activities, and environmental quality in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The...

Dickie (Jean Kellogg) Collection

This collection contains photographs, handwritten and typed correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper articles, journals, publications, and notes created by members of the Kellogg family, including entomologist and author Vernon L. Kellogg; his wife, author Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg; and their daughter, artist Jean...

Forest Theater Collection

This collection is made up of Forest Theater programs, a list of productions, and a study of renovations done to the theater. The Forest Theater is the oldest outdoor community theater west of the Rockies. Founded in 1910, the first...

Fuller (Carol Timbers) Collection

This collection contains booklets of poetry, other writings, and reproductions of photographs printed by the Carmel Press, Oliphant Press, and an unknown press, as well as information and legal documents relating to Carmel Press, drawings, and a book. Carol Timbers...

Gann (Ernest) Collection

This collection contains materials pertaining to Gann's ship, the Albatros. Included are black and white photographs, ship blueprints, and copies of ship logs. Gann purchased the ship in 1954, and it appeared in the 1958 movie "Twilight for the Gods",...

Herrick (Mariam Arnold White) Collection

This collection consists of photographs and photocopies of a handwritten memoir pertaining to the White family, early settlers in Carmel. Willis Grimes White, Sarah Elizabeth White, and Mariam Arnold White, their baby, who was at the time suffering from malarial...