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The James B. and Katherine M. Clover Papers

At the Huntington Library

This collection, housed in 84 boxes and 102 oversize folders, consists of correspondence, documents, maps, reports, publications and clippings related to land tenure and water use in and around Mono County (including Mono Basin, Mono Lake, Lee Vining Creek and Rush Creek), Inyo County and Los Angeles, California.

The contents were assembled by James Benton Clover and Katherine M. Clover over a period of more than sixty years. Although the bulk of the collection focuses on land and water rights in Mono County, the documentary materials gathered by the Clovers also illustrate the agricultural history of Mono County, activities of advocacy groups such as the Mono Lake Committee, interests in geothermal resources in the vicinity, and federal legislation establishing the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area.

Since the Huntington Library is not a public institution, access to the collections must be arranged by prior application. In general, the collections are made available to advanced graduate students, university faculty members and responsible independent researchers engaged in detailed research requiring the use of primary sources.

Interested individuals should contact

Reader Services Department
Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Tel: 626-405-2190 or FAX: 626-449-5720

for applications and information about library procedures. Guidelines for admission to the research library, application forms and contact information for the Reader Services Department may be found on the Huntington's Web site at http://www.huntington.org/LibraryDiv/ResReader.html as well.

In the specific instance of the Clover papers, access to this collection will not be available during the next two years while it is housed in off-site storage. For specific questions concerning the content of or access to the Clover papers, contact Peter J. Blodgett, Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library.

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