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Key, George, 1880 - 1989-02-01

 Sub-Group — Document box: 40-41
Identifier: 11-1

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The Local History Collection focuses on the history of Orange County California and the cities within Orange County, Southern California and to a lesser extent California as a whole. All Time periods from 1776-2012 (to date) are covered. The collection includes 3860 cataloged books and pamphlets, correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, memoribilia. papers, periodicals, posters and photographs.


  • 1880 - 1989-02-01



From the Collection: 733 boxes (733 boxes, 3860 volumes in 429 linear feet plus two large orange cabinets drawers and two map cases drawers. )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Materials belonging to George Gilman Key (1896-1989), a local historian and native of Placentia, California. The George Key Ranch - where he lived most of his life - was purchased by Orange County and has been preserved as a historic house museum. Built in 1893 by Key's father, George B. Key, it is the oldest home still standing in Placentia, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751