The Parker Collection of Californiana contains official documents (many in Spanish), legal and financial papers, manuscripts
of narratives and memoirs, printed material and clippings relative to California history. The major bulk of the papers are
dated prior to 1900 and the total span is from 1782-1936. They deal primarily with the Monterey area, the Salinas Valley,
Salinas, San Jose, and the lower Peninsula area.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.