Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California

Accessions Report - Fall 2011

Wednesday morning volunteers

The summer time lull is upon us. We do have one exciting announcement. We have our first intern for a summer season. She is Jennifer Thornton, a student from UC Riverside. She has also been doing some independent research. Stop by some Wednesday morning and meet her.

One of our donor's names was mistyped in the last Old Schoolhouse Journal. Marci Pealstrom was the donor of the Kirk Martin oil painting and the Mockel print. We offer our apologies to Ms. Pealstrom.

Donations are down during the summer and researchers have been fewer. Committee members have and will be visiting other parts of California, the United States, and beyond our borders. Marilyn Fernald and Dan Luckenbill have created a new exhibit. Pat Rimmington is still doing transcribing from the oral histories before leaving on an extended vacation. Cheryl Erickson is back from overseas and is gone again. She will be back by the time you read this. Dick Moran is busy with expansion data, Laura Peillor is also back keeping the membership rolls, scanning photos, and some data entry. Sue McMahan fills in where necessary when she and Doris Lawless aren't tending to the Gift Shop. Just about the time I complain of nothing to archive, someone arrives with a load of books, donations for our expansion, or other items and I find it is then necessary to bring the typing home.

Researchers of Twentynine Palms history are welcome to visit us on Wednesday mornings as we are always at the Old Schoolhouse Museum Library then. For those that live farther away, you are able to contact us through our website. The information on how to obtain research assistance is there. Requests by e-mail and regular mail are restricted to one or two specific areas. A $20.00 donation is required by the e-mail and regular mail requests.

  1. Approximately 230 slides left at the door by an anonymous donor. Subject uncertain.
  2. Three Earthquake Survival Guides by Fryak Calhoun, pub. 1994 by Magnet Press.
  3. 1991-1992 and 1992-1993 Twentynine Palms Visitors Guide Directories.
  4. General Telephone Co. directory for 1976. It is the 1776-1976 Centennial Edition.
  5. Eight California Geology Publications: July-Aug 1972 through Sept/Oct 1973.
  6. Eight Pioneer Day buttons of various years.
  7. Twentynine Palms Annual Water District Report 1991.
  8. Four: The High Desert Salutes the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Command Twentynine Palms Feb. 1986, 1989, 1990,1992. Marcoa Publishing.
  9. Preparedness Guide for Earthquakes and Other Disasters Southern California Edison (SCE) by Libby Lafferty, Lafferty & Associates Inc. 1986 Lancaster.
  10. Geology of the Joshua Tree National Monument by D.D. Trent, Citrus College, Azusa, CA 1990.
  11. Fault-Rupture Hazard Zones in California-Special Zones Act of 1972 with index to Special Studies Zones Maps, Rev. 1990 by Earl W. Hart.
  12. An Explanatory Text to Accompany the 1:750,000 Scale Fault and Geological Maps of California Bulletins by Charles Jennings.
  13. Seismic Hazard Information Needs of the Insurance Industry, Local Government, and Property Owners in California Analysis 1990 By Richard Holden and Charles R. Real. CA Dept. of Conservation Division of Mines and Geology.
  14. CSMIP Strong-Motion Records from Landers California Earthquake of June 28, 1992, various authors. Report No. PSMS 92-09 Division of Mines and Geology. Aug. 5, 1992.
  15. San Andreas Fault in Southern California 1975 Special Report 118 edited by John C. Crowell, 2nd printing 1977 California.
  16. Technical and Economic Feasibility of an Earthquake Warning System in California 1989 Special Publication 101. CA Division of Mines and Geology, three authors, March 1989.
  17. Earthquake Planning Scenario of a Magnitude 8.3 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. Southern California Special Publication 60 1982. Various authors, CA Division of Mines and Geology.
  18. Wooden yarn spool.
  19. Pickett 300Logtrig Pocket Slide Rule in leather case with manual. L. Hartung 1949.
  20. Douglas Sky Rule in leather case with manual by A.A. Mahoff. Model 100 designed by Douglas Aircraft. Owned by A.J. Ferguson.
  21. Sterling Slide Rule with operating instructions in beige naugahyde case. Fraction and Decimal Equivalent Tool included.
  22. Sun Slide Rule in cardboard case. Pat. #58115.
  23. Slide Rule in elaborate leather case. BOO Mdl. 4081-3. A.J. Ferguson Aero written on front of case. Belt hook attached.
  24. Empty Dickinson's Witch Hazel bottle 4 oz. Red cap.
  25. Witall Tatum Co. blue-green telephone insulator.
  26. Brown ceramic electrical insulator.
  27. Clear glass Heming Ray 16 insulator.
  28. Heming Ray Y-56 telephone insulator.
  29. Heming Ray-56 clear glass telephone insulator.
  30. Green Brook field telephone insulator.
  31. Small green glass telephone insulator. Star on bottom of each side.
  32. Wooden cigarette pack holder for a carton of cigarettes. WAR on bottom. This hung on the wall and pack pulled from bottom.
  33. Wooden cigarette pack holder for hanging on wall. Packs taken from bottom. Poem about tobacco pasted on front.
  34. Wooden holder for spool or reel.
  35. Dagmars Super Micro film reader Model A made in Holland with AVR 5X8 Micro film holder. Items from two through thirty-five donated by Bob and Edie Carter.
  36. First Reader, Illustrated Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO 1892.
  37. American School Readers, Third Grade by Oswell and Gilbert. The MacMillan Co. 1914.
  38. The Progressive Speller, F.P. Server, D.C. Heath & Co. 1898. Retail price 15 cents printed on front.
  39. The Merrill Speller Book One, J. Ormond Wilson & Edith Winship. Charles E. Merrill Co. 1912. Old school books donated by Jaime Zwicker.
  40. World War II Army/Air Corps dress jacket with all buttons and badges: U.S. Air Force, Signal Corps & Ruptured Duck. The latter showed that the person wearing the jacket was not AWOL. Donated by Ann Jones-Maier.
  41. Child's Red Dog pull toy. It has wire spiral neck.
  42. Child's toy Red Rocking Horse with music box that plays Jingle Bells. Toys donated by Jerri Hagman.
  43. Wacky Wit by Jerome Painder (of Yucca Valley). Back inside cover signed by author. Pub. By Citrograph Printing Co., Redlands, CA. Unknown author.
  44. Chuck Bell donated items from authors, painters, and clever furniture, lamps, and candlesticks made by Terry Waite that are to be sold for a donation to the Hastie Bus Restoration Fund. Those items were not accessed, but he deserves mention for the many sought after pieces. Three of the paintings have been retained by the museum.
  45. Elaborate wooden 38" X 33" framed landscape oil painting by Betty Bell. Her name and address are on the back.
  46. Framed 22" X 8" painting by Patti Stepp.
  47. Scene from Morongo Valley in distressed frame by Betty Warner. These are paintings from Chuck Bell that we did not have a painting representing these local painters.
  48. Business advertisements found in Gift Shop Office: Morongo Basin Transit and Jim's Hancock Service.
  49. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Published by G & C Merriam Co. Second Edition 1956. Signed and inscribed by Dr. James B. Luckie. Given to Ms. Alexina Leichner for her 1956 graduation. Donated by Alexina Leichner.
  50. HOWL 2011, Copper Mountain College's literary magazine. Authors are all local people. Signed by one. Donated by Marilyn Collier.
  51. Oasis of Murals-Twentynine Palms Puzzle made from photographs by Don Van Blaricom. Still in its original package with price tag of $20.00. Donated by Pat Rimmington.
  52. Two gray metal rods with screw bolts on both ends. These were for holding ceramic insulators on electrical poles. Donated by Sue McMahan.
  53. The World Book Encyclopedia, 19 volumes, pub. 1941 by Quarrie Corporation. Donated by Jimmy Biggerstaff.
  54. Rivet Rex 27 Riveter and leather hole puncher. Pat. Oct. 9, 1900. Sold as Rivet Press. It still has good spring action. Donated by John and Marsha Cole.
  55. Square Dance equipment: Three boxes of records (some with the call instructions), 25 Watt Newcomb Amp/Record Player, Audio Products Co.; Microphone Electro-Voice 630; Newcomb Speaker Set (this is two speakers). All equipment dates from the 1950s. Donated by Bud Garrett.
  56. A Howard Pierce ceramic coffee mug with a road runner on both sides. The date 1982-1983 is written in ink below one of the road runners and the initials SNCOWC run down one side. This was presented to Ruth Biggerstaff when she was president of the Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Wives Club. The Donor is Jimmy Biggerstaff.

There are still items to be accessed, but we are waiting for the release form with the donors' signatures. Without the signed releases we have no right to retain anything brought to the museum unless it was an anonymous gift. Our Accessions Committee wants to thank everyone again who donated. Your generosity allows us to catalog and save the history of our area for future generations.

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