NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2013
CLEO MUSES ON WOMEN IN HISTORY
P ictured above here are three generations of California women: Eulalia Pérez, her youngest daughter, and her great great granddaughter, circa 1876. Pérez was reputed to be the oldest person living at that time, and according to the text on her cabinet card, “drank wine from early childhood and has smoked tobacco until about fifteen years ago, when she reformed through fear that it might injure her!” In the 1820s, she served as a midwife and llavera (“keeper of the keys”) at Misión San Gabriel in southern California. Happily, the historian Thomas Savage recorded Pérez’s reminiscences for the Bancroft Library in 1877 at Rancho San Isidro, one year before her death.
   
California Past & Present(ly) Processed

St. Patrick’s Day may have come and gone, but the history of Irish Coffee lives on in the Buena Vista Cafe records, 1932-1984 recently processed and cataloged at CHS.
  New Exhibition: Curating the bay

Crowdsourcing a New Environmental History opens April 7, 2013. Join the celebration. This is a Curating California project.
  Digitizing History

New CHS audio and film recordings digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project {CAVPP}.
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