Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California

Accessions Report - Spring 2012

by Marilyn Collier

Wednesday morning volunteers

Your Accessions Committee has been busy as always. Donations slowed over the holidays, but have returned to normal the past two weeks. As your Archival Curator, that keeps me busy.

Pat Rimmington is identifying photographs that were piled in the photograph box. She has a request for our generous patrons. When you bring in photographs, please use a soft No. 2 pencil to write the names on the back, the date or approximate date of the photograph, and any event they may have been celebrating. You might even help prevent a headache with such information.

Cheryl Erickson works on the files and Thank You notes to our donors. Laura Peillor has the membership work up-to-date. Sue McMahan fills in where necessary when she and Doris Lawless aren't tending to the Gift Shop or doing school tours. Velma Holland will be busy for months cataloging all the books. Marilyn Fernald has spent several weeks creating the new exhibit: Man of Many Hats.Cheryl Erickson works on the files and Thank You notes to our donors. Laura Peillor has the membership work up-to-date. Sue McMahan fills in where necessary when she and Doris Lawless aren't tending to the Gift Shop or doing school tours. Velma Holland will be busy for months cataloging all the books. Marilyn Fernald has spent several weeks creating the new exhibit: Man of Many Hats.

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 area requests. A $20.00 donation is required by the e-mail and regular mail requests. If you want to know what is happening at the Old Schoolhouse Museum or view the latest and oldest photographs visit our web site.

  1. Southern California Desert Area, published 1989 by AAA Southern California Automobile Club.
  2. Mohave Desert OHV Trails by Florine Lawlor, published by La Siesta Press 1989.
  3. Joshua Tree Keys Ranch Comprehensive Plan Environmental Assessment by National Park Services, U.S. Department of the Interior, September 2005. Includes letter to Pat Rimmington for her services.
  4. Susan Luckie Moore interview cassette. April 27, 1983.
  5. Art Strickler cassette interview January 23, 1981.
  6. Sam Kodish cassette interview April 4, 1981.
  7. Helen Harmon interview October 22, 1982.
  8. Johnnie C. Hastie cassette interview May 11, 1981.
  9. Dorothy Strickler Porter cassette interview January 2, 1981.
  10. Karl Shapel Appreciation Night cassette June 8, 1963.
  11. Cactus Slim Morton (Moorton) cassette interview October 28, 1969.
  12. Duplicate copy Shapel Appreciation Night cassette copied June 8, 1963. First twelve items donated by Pat Rimmington. Pat did the 1981 through 1983 interviews.
  13. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals by Charles W. Cesterman. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY 1978.
  14. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wild Flowers, Western Region by Richard Spellenberg. Published by Alfred A. Knopf 1979.
  15. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Western Region by Miklos D.F. Udvardy. Published by Alfred A. Knopf 1993.
  16. The Audubon Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians by John L. Behlerand and F. Wayne King. Published by Alfred A. Knopf 1979, 12th edition 1994.
  17. Joshua Tree National Park Geology by D. D. Trent and Richard W. Hazlett. Published 2002 by Joshua Tree Association.
  18. Desert Snakes by James W Cornett. Published by National Trail Press 2003.
  19. California Deserts by Jerry Schad. Revised and published 1997 by Falcon Publishing Inc.
  20. An Introduction to Southern California Butterflies by Fred Heath. Published by Mountain Press Publishing Co 2004.
  21. Southwest Rock Climbing Southern California Select by Randy Vogel. Published by Chockstone Press 1993.
  22. Shrubs and Trees of the Southern California Deserts by Jim Dole and Betty B. Rose. Published 1996 through Foot-loose Press.
  23. The Joshua Tree by James W. Cornett. Published 1999 by Nature Trail Press.
  24. Key to Trees and Shrubs of the Deserts of Southern California. Published by California State University Foundation 1982.
  25. Hiking Joshua Tree National Park by Bill and Polly Cunningham. Published by the Globe Pequot Press 2008.
  26. Kawaiiu Mythology An Oral Tradition of South Central California by Maurice L. Zigmond. Published by Ballina Press, 2nd printing (no date). Items 13 through 26 donated by Laureen Lentz.
  27. Advertising key chain: New Bee Sand Trap, address and telephone number on one side. Outstanding Food, Cold Beer, Just Try, You'll like on the back. Donated by Ray Kinsman.
  28. Desert Ghost Tales & Humor Too! By members of the Desert Writers Guild of Twentynine Palms and signed by the authors. Published through V.I.P. Printing. Donated by Desert Writers Guild.
  29. Brass school bell used in Vicksburg, MS, and Falfurris, TX.
  30. Framed, under glass pose, Our Town. Donated by William W. Shirley.
  31. Native American basket. 6" across the top and 5" across the bottom. Donated by Erik Lemieux.
  32. 48" x 48" photo print of Twentynine Palms area 1984 (hung in Carter's cleaning establishment).
  33. Three Fault Maps with microfiche. Last two items donated by Robert Carter.
  34. Two purple glass candlesticks. 7 1/2" tall.
  35. Purple glass spiral column. It has fluted flared rim.
  36. Nine purple glass cups with cut diamond pattern from punch bowl set; no punch bowl. All purple glass from Gene Bebe Estate given by Marcia V. Pealstrom.
  37. Wooden Wall Telephone with crank. It was used in Wonder Valley as part of Tinker Bell telephone system. Circa 1950. Donated by Jack and Maria McConaha.
  38. 1/4" Reel to Reel tape recorder: Dekorder AGC Recording System.
  39. Kodak Carousel 650H Projector with carousel tray and remote power cord. Last two items donated by Hugh and Carol Brown.
  40. Old rusted can with Union Poor Leader printed on front and back. Donated by Michael Polizzo.
  41. Images of America Twentynine Palms by Vickie Waite, Al Gartner, and Paul Smith. Published by Arcadia Press 2007. Donated by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society Gift Shop.
  42. Kodak Slide Projector Carousel 750 Projector with carousel, projector screen, projector table, manual, and power cord. Donated by Wesley L. Fish.
  43. Twentynine Palms Root Beer bottle. Donated by Action Council.
  44. Chiffonier with golden oak finish. Donated by Greg Mendoza.
  45. Red and white framed 9" x 7" oil painted Christmas card with scene of Madonna and Child, painted by Merritt Boyer and given to Bill and Ada Hatch in 1947. Signed by Merritt and Carmen Boyer. Donated by Martha Hatch Reich.
  46. Light blue tee-shirt with Twentynine Palms imprints scattered over an outline of California State. Writing on tee-shirt includes: 29 Palms, California 1989 Marshall Matlock 14 of limited edition, and Gateway to Joshua Tree National Monument.
  47. Tin windmill, cabin with arty tree in background (copper tinted). Presented to C Belle Hoffman 1999 from 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce. From C Bell Hoffman Estate through Marilyn Fernald.
  48. Four American Field Service Calendars: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2006. Donated by Jimmy Biggerstaff.

We were also given items that were not archived as the Editors insist on having the reports by a certain date. There are still items to be accessed and some donations need a signed release form with the donor's signature. 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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