Research Library

RIOS-CALEDONIA RESEARCH LIBRARY

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The Rios-Caledonia Research Library opened to the public on May 1, 2016. It is built around the considerable collection of books, documents and photos bequeathed to the Friends of the Adobes by local historian and educator Wally Ohles, author of "The Lands of Mission San Miguel".


The collection focuses on the history of San Miguel, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Monterey County, California, the Missions, and the Indians of the American West.


The Library also houses an extensive collection of photographs and uncatalogued materials relating to the history of the area surrounding San Miguel and the Rios-Caledonia Adobe.


Although nothing may be "checked out" to take home, the Library is open to researchers on Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 3:00 or by appointment.


Please call or come in during open hours to use the library or just to stop in and visit. We look forward to seeing you!


ACCESSING THE LIBRARY CATALOG:

The Library Catalog can be accessed online by clicking HERE .

  • To search the catalog, enter your keywords in the search box at the far right on the catalog's home page.

  • After you have a list of results, you may do a new search by clicking on the [x] next to your search terms above the list of titles retrieved.

  • Choose "Your Library" or "All Collections" in the box at the top left and enter new key words in the "Search" box at the far right for a new search.

  • Or narrow the options in the drop-down menu in the box at the top left, and browse the different subject areas separately after clearing your previous search terms[x].



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Wally Ohles








LOCAL HISTORY READING MATERIAL

CURRENT FOCUS TOPIC: SALINAN PEOPLE

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An Ethnogeography of Salinan and Northern Chumash.pdf

An Ethnogeography of Salinan and Northern Chumash Communities - 1769 to 1810 by R.A. Milliken and J.R. Johnson

2005, California State University, Monterey Bay. Digital Commons

Ethnographic_Overview_of_the_Los_Padres_National_Forest.pdf

Ethnographic Overview of the Los Padres National Forest

(Chapter 4: Ethnography of the Salinan)

2004, Prepared for U.S. Department of Agriculture Southern California Province Angeles National Forest

Handbook of the Indians of California.pdf

Handbook of the Indians of California by A.L. Kroeber

1925 Smithsonian Institution

The Ethnology of Salinan Indians _ Mason.pdf

The Ethnology of the Salinan Indians by J.A. Mason

1912 University of California Publications

The Language of the Salinan Indians (Mason) (1918).pdf

The Language of the Salinan Indians by J.A. Mason

1918 University of California Publications

The Papers of Harrington _Smithsonian compressed.pdf

The Papers of John Peabody Harrington in the Smithsonian: Antoniano and Migueleno Field Notes - Salinan

1912, Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of Natural History, National Anthropological Archives)

Harrington Papers Smithsonian.pdf

The Papers of John Peabody Harrington in the Smithsonian Vol 3, A Guide to the Field Notes: Native American History, Language and Culture of Southern California / Basin

1986, National Anthropological Archives, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History.

Walking Along Deer Trails_ A Contribution to Salinan Ethnogeography.pdf

Walking Along Deer Trails: A Contribution to Salinan Ethnogeography Based on the Field Notes of John Peabody Harrington

1993, Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology

An Addendum to Harrington's Northern Salinan Place Names.pdf

An Addendum to Harrington's Northern Salinan Place Names

2000, Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology

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