The collection comprises a research paper by Anita E. Tapia documenting the life and family recollections of Lorenita Forster
Weisenberg, a direct descendant of two prominent early Californio families, the Forsters and Del Valles. The two families
owned numerous estates ranging from San Juan Capistrano to Rancho Camulos (from Orange to Ventura County). The research paper
in this collection includes a family history of the two families, including family trees and a bibliography; a transcript
of an interview conducted in 2002 by Anita Tapia with Ms. Lorenita Forster Weisenberg at her home in Nevada City, California;
and photocopied family photographs and correspondence (mostly between John Fernando Forster and his siblings) along with English
translations of the correspondence by Tapia.
Anita E. Tapia utilized the Forster-Del Valle Correspondence (MS-R48) in Special Collections and Archives at UCI as her inspiration
for her senior research project, which led her to Ms. Forster Weisenberg, the donor of the collection of correspondence and
ephemera. Her course, an independent study in Chicano Studies, was supervised by Professor Vicki Ruiz of the UCI History
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Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Collection open for research.