Now available to the general public, the Hornbeck Collection of Historical Land Use in California provides online access to a broad range of historic land use documents and maps for use by scholars, students, community planners, water resource managers, and legislators.
Principal Investigators Dr. Ruben Mendoza, PhD, Jennifer A. Lucido, MA, and Miriam Infinger, Research Associate
As the result of a generous bequest by Dr. David and Mrs. Virginia Hornbeck, the whole of the Hornbeck Collection proper will be permanently housed within the archival vaults of the Monterey County Historical Society, 333 Boronda Rd, Salinas, CA 93907.
For questions regarding research access to the Hornbeck papers, maps, journals, and other information bearing on historical land and water use, and sustainability, in California, please contact (831) 757-8085, or visit the MCHS website at http://mchsmuseum.com/salinas/.
The Scope and Content of the Hornbeck Collection
About Dr. David Hornbeck, Jr., Professor emeritus of Geography
The Hornbeck Collection of primary source documents and research encompasses the following six areas of inquiry:
Spanish Viceroyalty [AD 1542/1769-1821]
- Franciscan Publications
- Miscellaneous Publications – Spanish
- Mission Maps
- Pre-1824 Maps
- Spanish Government Documents
- American Period Maps
- California Land Pamphlets
- California Land Patents
- Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets
- Federal Government Documents
- Foreign Interests in Colonization or Annexation of California
- Japanese-American Pamphlets
- State of California Documents