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Display at Minerva Club...
1938
The Minerva Club's annu...
 
Title Display at Minerva Club flower show, 1938
Date 1938
Description The Minerva Club's annual flower show.
Program for Minerva Clu...
May 6, 1938
Title reads: "A splendi...
 
Title Program for Minerva Club Concert, May 6, 1938
Date May 6, 1938
Description Title reads: "A splendid entertainment -- Mrs. Ethel Dorsey, who will appear for positively the last time in Santa Maria this season, will present Songs of the Golden Era"
Portrait of Mrs. Harry ...
[1938]
 
Title Portrait of Mrs. Harry Dorsey (Ethel May), Minerva Club President, 1938-1939
Date [1938]
Minerva Club officers, ...
[1938]
Mrs. Laughlin (Edith) -...
 
Title Minerva Club officers, 1938-1939
Date [1938]
Description Mrs. Laughlin (Edith) - Vice Pres., Mrs. Ainscough (Miriam) - Rec. Sec., Mrs. Parnell (Lucy) - Cor. Sec., Mrs. Rice (Edna) - Treasurer
Minerva Club Board of D...
[1938]
Mrs. Dorsey (Ethel), Mr...
 
Title Minerva Club Board of Directors, 1938-1939
Date [1938]
Description Mrs. Dorsey (Ethel), Mrs. Craig (Miriam), Mrs. Wiley (E. Dell), Mrs. Adam, Mrs. Baird (Margaret)
Minerva Club Book Secti...
[1938]
Mrs. Smith - Chairman, ...
 
Title Minerva Club Book Section, 1938-1939
Date [1938]
Description Mrs. Smith - Chairman, Mrs. Missall - Luncheon, Mrs. Law (Jessie) - Current Events
Minerva Club float at t...
[1938]
 
Title Minerva Club float at the Santa Barbara County Fair, 1938
Date [1938]
Flower booth at the San...
July 22, 1938
Flower booth sponsored ...
 
Title Flower booth at the Santa Barbara County Fair, 1938
Date July 22, 1938
Description Flower booth sponsored by the Minerva Club
Minerva Club snack stan...
[1938]
 
Title Minerva Club snack stand at the Santa Barbara County Fair, 1938
Date [1938]
Eva May Glines
Circa 1900
Eva May Glines (1883-19...
 
Title Eva May Glines
Date Circa 1900
Description Eva May Glines (1883-1938) was the daughter of Santa Maria Valley pioneers Cassius and Sarah Glines, and an early member of the Minerva Club.
Minerva Thornburg
Circa 1890
Minerva Thornburg, prom...
 
Title Minerva Thornburg
Date Circa 1890
Description Minerva Thornburg, prominent citizen of Santa Maria from the 1870s until her death in 1898. The Minerva Club was named in her honor.
Mrs. Paul Nelson (Dorot...
[1939]
 
Title Mrs. Paul Nelson (Dorothea), Minerva Club Historian, 1939-1940
Date [1939]
"Book Section" page fro...
[1939]
Chairman - Mrs. J. W. S...
 
Title "Book Section" page from Minerva Club yearbook, 1939-1940
Date [1939]
Description Chairman - Mrs. J. W. Stout, Current Events Chairman - Mrs. R. B. Gooden, Luncheon Chairmen - Mrs. M. C. Soares (Anne), Mrs. L. B. Deveney (Dolores)
Display at Minerva Club...
April 1940
In 1940 the annual Mine...
 
Title Display at Minerva Club flower show, 1940
Date April 1940
Description In 1940 the annual Minerva Club flower show was held April 13-14 in the Santa Maria Veterans' Memorial Building
Santa Maria Valley pion...
[1941]
Mary Winters was born i...
 
Title Santa Maria Valley pioneer Mary Winters, on her 80th birthday
Date [1941]
Description Mary Winters was born in Ashton, Illinois, and came to the Santa Maria Valley on a wagon train in 1871. Before her marriage at the age of 16, she taught at the first school in Point Sal. A longtime member of the Minerva Club, she was honored by the club on her 80th birthday.
Minerva Club float at t...
[1941]
 
Title Minerva Club float at the Santa Barbara County Fair, 1941
Date [1941]
Mrs. Leland Smith of Lo...
Circa 1940
Mrs. Smith presented a ...
 
Title Mrs. Leland Smith of Los Angeles
Date Circa 1940
Description Mrs. Smith presented a program on contemporary theater for the Minerva Club in 1942.
Ruth Gillette
Circa 1940
Ruth Gillette, famous a...
 
Title Ruth Gillette
Date Circa 1940
Description Ruth Gillette, famous at the time for her role in the motion picture The Great Ziegfeld, performed at an event sponsored by the Minerva Club on May 1, 1942.
Mrs. Ted Baun (Alice), ...
[1942]
Mrs. Baun was also pres...
 
Title Mrs. Ted Baun (Alice), president of the Minerva Club, 1942-1943
Date [1942]
Description Mrs. Baun was also president of the Methodist Women's Society for Christian Service.
Marjorie Hall performin...
Circa 1940
 
Title Marjorie Hall performing at a dance recital
Date Circa 1940
Minerva Club officers, ...
[1944]
Mrs. Allen Fesler (Irma...
 
Title Minerva Club officers, 1944-1945
Date [1944]
Description Mrs. Allen Fesler (Irma) - Recording Secretary, Mrs. Paul Nelson (Dorothea) - President, Mrs. Fred May (Eilizabeth) - Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Leonard Petersen (Estelle) - Vice President, Mrs. Elmer Rice - Treasurer, Mrs. Elmer Piercy (Lurlan) - Historian, Mrs. A. P. Catlin (Frances) - Parliamentarian
Letter from Herbert Hoo...
April 13, 1923
Typewritten letter in w...
 
Title Letter from Herbert Hoover to Mary Winters, April 13, 1923
Date April 13, 1923
Description Typewritten letter in which Secretary of Commerce Hoover commends Winters' efforts in demonstrating a model home in Santa Maria.
Mrs. Ernest Righetti (M...
[1944]
 
Title Mrs. Ernest Righetti (Mildred), chairman of the Minerva Club Pioneer Section, 1944-1945
Date [1944]
Minerva Club members ce...
[October 1944]
 
Title Minerva Club members celebrate the club's 50th anniversary with an "old-time" program
Date [October 1944]
Minerva Club members ce...
[October 1944]
 
Title Minerva Club members celebrate the club's 50th anniversary with an "old-time" program
Date [October 1944]
Founding members of the...
[October 1944]
Mrs. John Watson (Alida...
 
Title Founding members of the Minerva Club celebrate its 50th anniversary
Date [October 1944]
Description Mrs. John Watson (Alida), Mrs. Cyril Lamb, Mrs. Minnie Stearns, Mrs. Sally Curryer, Mrs. Thomas Boyd
Minerva Club members ce...
[October 1944]
Mrs. Word (Louise), Mrs...
 
Title Minerva Club members celebrate the club's 50th anniversary with an "old-time" program
Date [October 1944]
Description Mrs. Word (Louise), Mrs. Crowley (Edna), Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. May, Mrs. Adam, Mrs. Piercy, Mrs. Mesirow (Irene Pavloska), Mrs. Fairchild, Mrs. Rice (Creelie), Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Dorsey (Ethel), Mrs. Burns (Irene)
Mrs. Allen Fesler (Irma...
[1945]
 
Title Mrs. Allen Fesler (Irma), Minerva Club President, 1945-1946
Date [1945]
Minerva Club members mo...
February 1946
In February 1946, the M...
 
Title Minerva Club members modeling international fashions, February 1946
Date February 1946
Description In February 1946, the Minerva Club sponsored an event with Mrs. William Lambert Potts of Fresno, who shared her collection of clothing from travels in 48 countries. This photo shows Mrs. R. S. Evans (Anne) "in clothing of Ceylon", Mrs. Ellis Rice (Creelie) in an "Indian sari", and Mrs. James MacDonald (Irene) in an outfit from Makassar, Indonesia.
Minerva Club members mo...
February 1946
In February 1946, the M...
 
Title Minerva Club members modeling international fashions, February 1946
Date February 1946
Description In February 1946, the Minerva Club sponsored an event with Mrs. William Lambert Potts of Fresno, who shared her collection of clothing from travels in 48 countries. This photo shows Mrs. Robert Hancock (Ann) in "peasant attire of French Indo-China", Mrs. Paul Nelson (Dorothea) as a "Shinto priestess", and Mrs. Leland Smith (Julia) in a "gold-embroidered costume of China".
Minerva Club members mo...
February 1946
In February 1946, the M...
 
Title Minerva Club members modeling international fashions, February 1946
Date February 1946
Description In February 1946, the Minerva Club sponsored an event with Mrs. William Lambert Potts of Fresno, who shared her collection of clothing from travels in 48 countries. This photo shows Mrs. Potts, Mrs. Robert Hancock (Ann) in "peasant attire of French Indo-China", Mrs. Paul Nelson (Dorothea) as a "Shinto priestess", and Mrs. Leland Smith (Julia) in a "gold-embroidered costume of China".
Minerva Club members mo...
February 1946
In February 1946, the M...
 
Title Minerva Club members modeling international fashions, February 1946
Date February 1946
Description In February 1946, the Minerva Club sponsored an event with Mrs. William Lambert Potts of Fresno, who shared her collection of clothing from travels in 48 countries. This photo shows Mrs. George Jenner (Rachel) in a sarong modeled after one worn by a princess of Java, and Mrs. Ted Bianchi (Mary) in a "sarong-type garment from Pago Pago".
Mrs. R. E. McCabe, Mine...
1936
Portrait of Minerva Clu...
 
Title Mrs. R. E. McCabe, Minerva Club President, 1935-1936
Date 1936
Description Portrait of Minerva Club President R. E. McCabe (Helen)
Mrs. Leonard Petersen (...
[1946]
 
Title Mrs. Leonard Petersen (Estelle), Minerva Club President, 1946-1947
Date [1946]
Cast of "The Bird on Ne...
February 21, 1947
Mrs. Robert Hancock (An...
 
Title Cast of "The Bird on Nellie's Hat", presented by the Minerva Club, February 21, 1947
Date February 21, 1947
Description Mrs. Robert Hancock (Ann), Mrs. Allan Dart (Kathleen), Mrs. Ted Bianchi (Mary), Mrs. Kenneth Vertrees (Grace), Mrs. Fred Pimentel (Minnie), Mrs. Jack Jones, Mrs. Kenneth Trefts (Alice), Mrs. William Carroll (Gyneth)
Cast of the olio accomp...
February 21, 1947
Standing: Mrs. Paul Nel...
 
Title Cast of the olio accompanying "The Bird on Nellie's Hat", presented by the Minerva Club, February 21, 1947
Date February 21, 1947
Description Standing: Mrs. Paul Nelson (Dorothea), Mrs. Leland Smith (Julia); sitting: Mrs. Harry Dorsey (Ethel May) & Mrs. Leonald Adam (Winnie)
Overview of Minerva Clu...
April 1947
The annual flower show ...
 
Title Overview of Minerva Club flower show, Santa Maria Veterans' Memorial Building, April 1947
Date April 1947
Description The annual flower show was held in the Santa Maria Veterans' Memorial Building, April 19-20, 1947
Minerva Club snack stan...
[1946]
 
Title Minerva Club snack stand at the Santa Barbara County Fair, 1946
Date [1946]
Minerva Club Officers, ...
[1935]
Top row: Mrs. R. E. McC...
 
Title Minerva Club Officers, 1935-1936
Date [1935]
Description Top row: Mrs. R. E. McCabe (Helen), Mrs. Elmer Rice, Mrs. C. B. Ferguson (Lillian), Mrs. A. T. Garey (Clara), Mrs. Ralph Sharer (Mildred); lower row: Mrs. A. B. Hanson (Margaret), Mrs. Deane Laughlin (Edith), Mrs. Calvin Funk (Grace), Mrs. Edgar Craig (Miriam), Mrs. Fred Hamilton (Agnes), Mrs. Harley Hughes (Fredonia).
Mrs. Holmes E. Tabb, Mi...
[1936]
Colorized portrait of M...
 
Title Mrs. Holmes E. Tabb, Minerva Club President, 1936-1937
Date [1936]
Description Colorized portrait of Mrs. Holmes E.Tabb (Bessie), Minerva Club President, 1936-1937
Minerva Club member Eth...
April 16, 1937
Dorsey was presenting f...
 
Title Minerva Club member Ethel May Dorsey in period gown
Date April 16, 1937
Description Dorsey was presenting for the Minerva Club program, "California in the Days of the Padres", held on April 16, 1937.
Minerva Club member Eth...
April 16, 1937
Dorsey was presenting f...
 
Title Minerva Club member Ethel May Dorsey in period gown
Date April 16, 1937
Description Dorsey was presenting for the Minerva Club program, "California in the Days of the Padres", held on April 16, 1937.
Opera singer Irene Pavl...
November 28, 1937
The Minerva Club sponso...
 
Title Opera singer Irene Pavloska Mesirow
Date November 28, 1937
Description The Minerva Club sponsored a concert at the Santa Maria Veterans' Memorial Auditorium on November 28, 1937, featuring club member and retired opera singer Irene Pavloska Mesirow.
Display at Minerva Club...
May 1937
The Minerva Club's annu...
 
Title Display at Minerva Club flower show, 1937
Date May 1937
Description The Minerva Club's annual flower show, held May 12-13, 1937.
Santa Maria Valley Railroad Steam Locomotive 205
Santa Maria Valley Rail...
undated
Negative created in the...
 
Title Santa Maria Valley Railroad Steam Locomotive 205
Date Created undated
Description Negative created in the Santa Maria Valley is an image of SMVRR locomotive 205. The Santa Maria Valley Railroad purchased this locomotive from the San Joaquin and Eastern Railroad in 1933, and it stayed in service until 1950. SMVRR began purchasing General Electric diesel locomotives in 1948. This locomotive was donated to be a public display at the Santa Maria Fairgrounds. In 1983, after deteriorating and becoming a safety hazard, it was donated to a group in Oregon to be restored.
Velero II
Velero II
undated
Photograph is an image ...
 
Title Velero II
Date Created undated
Description Photograph is an image of the vessel Velero II, owned by Allan Hancock.
Velero III
Velero III
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Photograph is an image ...
 
Title Velero III
Date Created undated
Description Photograph is an image of the vessel Velero III, owned by Allan Hancock. Velero III was built to Hancock's specifications by Craig Shipbuilding in Long Beach in 1931. It was employed in oceanographic research in the Pacific Ocean. During World War II, it was used as a patrol vessel by the U.S. Navy. After the war, it was purchased by the American Independent Oil Company and converted into a luxury cruiser for the Sheik of Kuwait.
Velero III
Velero III
undated
Photograph is an image ...
 
Title Velero III
Date Created undated
Description Photograph is an image of the vessel Velero III, owned by Allan Hancock. Velero III was built to Hancock's specifications by Craig Shipbuilding in Long Beach in 1931. It was employed in oceanographic research in the Pacific Ocean. During World War II, it was used as a patrol vessel by the U.S. Navy. After the war, it was purchased by the American Independent Oil Company and converted into a luxury cruiser for the Sheik of Kuwait.
Velero III and Velero II
Velero III and Velero I...
undated
Photograph is an image ...
 
Title Velero III and Velero II
Date Created undated
Description Photograph is an image of the vessels Velero III [left] and Velero II [right], owned by Allan Hancock. Velero II was built in 1922, while Velero III was built in 1931. Both were built to Hancock's specifications, and employed in oceanographic research in the Pacific. During World War II, Velero III was used as a patrol vessel by the U.S. Navy. After the war, it was purchased by the American Independent Oil Company and converted into a luxury cruiser for the Sheik of Kuwait.
Women performing maintenance on a PT-13 Stearman trainer, Hancock College of Aeronautics
Women performing mainte...
undated
Negative created at Han...
 
Title Women performing maintenance on a PT-13 Stearman trainer, Hancock College of Aeronautics
Date Created undated
Description Negative created at Hancock College of Aeronautics, Santa Maria, California is an image of women performing maintenance on a PT-13 Stearman training aircraft. Hancock College of Aeronautics employed women in a number of roles, including mechanics.
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