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Historic Newsletter Archives
The following editions of OCHS newsletters, memos, and postcards listed in the table below are available in PDF format. Click a link for a specific edition to view/download that publication.

NOTE: Click here for the County Courier Newsletter Archives page.

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1930-07 Picnic meeting: "Laguna Beach as an art colony" presentation to be delivered by Miss Hazel Nell Bemus Secretary
S.M. Davis
     
1938-04 Meeting: "A Visit to Santa Catarina Mission, Lower California" by Don Meadows; "The Flood of January, 1916" by T.E. Stephenson. Secretary
S.M. Davis
     
1962-06 Dr. Edwin Carpenter of Huntington Library to speak about California historian Dr. Henry R. Wagner and his wife Blanche Collet Wagner, an artist of distinction;
The Days of the Dons program.
Editor
Don Meadows
     
1962-09 Bibliographer and historian Dr. Henry Raup Wagner's centennial birthday; Modjeska gardener and horticulurist Theodore Payne to speak about native plants; mastodon bones uncovered in Costa Mesa. Editor
Don Meadows
     
1962-10 Modjeska ranch home purchase; new members added to roster.
Editor
Don Meadows
     
1965-01 Program by John 'Sky' Dunlap to be given on Anaheim Gazette editor Henry Kuchel. Editor
     
1966-02 Members elected to the Board; reception for artist Arthur Beaumont; oil paintings of local landmarks and historic buildings at Bowers Museum; Leo Friis program about Bowers Museum; Charles D. Swanner to speak about history of Santa Ana. Secretary
Merton E. Hinshaw
     
1966-05 Orange Public Health Officer Dr. Edward Lee Russell to speak about history of County Department; Bowers donations from Lavina Knight; Don Meadows' Orange County Place Names published; Leo Friis' new book on Bowers Museum's Treasures. President
Merton E. Hinshaw
     
1966-08 Program by Dr. Leroy Doig about his new book The Town of Garden Grove; City of Costa Mesa to dedicate the Estancia on Adams near the Santa Ana River; OCHS Old House Tour in Santa Ana; Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce move to new building. President
Merton E. Hinshaw
     
1966-11 Publisher William Chappelle of San Juan Capistrano to speak on St. John of Capistrano; Jim Sleeper named Historian for the Irvine Company; Orpha Klinker memorial art exhibit at Bowers Museum; Sunny Hills site archaeological work. President
Merton E. Hinshaw
     
1967-03 W. Harold Lang of Fullerton to present "History of Citriculture in California"; Leo Friis autographing party for his new book on Bowers Museum. Editor
Paul G. Chace
     
1967-09 Orange County Planning Department initiates program to study sites of historic interest throughout the county; Raymond Rhoades, Fullerton newspaperman, to speak on "The Basque People and Their Contribution in Orange County"; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Ramsey to present their new book Pioneer Days of Laguna Beach. Editor
Paul G. Chace
     
1967-12 "When Orange County Had A Rapid Transit System" to be presented by Spencer Crump of Orange Coast College, author of the book Ride the Big Red Cars about the history of the Pacific Electric in Southern California; OCHS publication "José Antonio Yorba I" by Arnold O. Dominguez; pioneer families to be honored at special dinner meeting; Merton E. Hinshaw, Director of Bowers Museum, named to internship at National Museum in Washington D.C.; Paul Chace appointed Acting Director of Bowers Museum in Hinshaw's absence. Editor
Paul G. Chace
     
1968-02 José Sanseaina Ranch postcard; Doris Walker to present "Reporter in a Time Machine" interview with historical characters; Lavinia Knight to report on materials for possible publication; Don Meadows to tell of Bicentennial plans. Editor
     
1968-03 Symposium at Visalia; Viviana Olivares postcard; "Spanish Trails to California" by Dan Rios of San Juan Capistrano. Editor J.J. Friis
     
1968-04 "A Salute to the Port of Los Angeles: From Mud Flats to Modern Day Miracle" to be presented by Mrs. Everett Gordon Hager who recently published a history of the Harbor "San Pedro Highlights" with her husband; Tibbets Navel Orange Tree; Richard (Dick) Egan postcard. Editor J.J. Friis
     
1968-05 "From Portolá's Expedition to the Founding of the First Towns in the Placentia" to be presented by George Key; Cogged Stones; James Irvine, Jr. postcard. Editor J.J. Friis
     
1968-06 Postcard only: "Jedediah Smith, Pathfinder, Passed Through the Santa Ana Valley" by Rev. Galal Gough to be presented at meeting. Editor J.J. Friis
     
1968-09 "Orange County Through Pacific Clippings" by Sky and Velma Dunlap; San Diego 200th Anniversary Commemorative Medal; Tustin Centennial; Anaheim School District Bond postcard. Editor J.J. Friis