- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE – AMERICAN LATINO HERITAGE INITIATIVE
Rancho Camulos is a featured as a destination in the National Park Service (NPS) American Latino Heritage Travel Itinerary, an initiative of the NPS Heritage Education Services, in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. The itinerary features properties owned or administered by the NPS and places listed in the National Register of Historic Places, most of which are designated as National Historic Landmarks. These special sites preserve and tell the stories of Latino/Hispanic heritage in the United States and the role Latinos have played in American history and the development of the nation. At the bottom of the NPS-Rancho Camulos page is a link to the museum’s successful National Historic Landmark application.
Links to historic news clippings and vintage photographs regarding Rancho Camulos, as well as current news concerning Rancho Camulos Museum.
- SEAVER CENTER FOR WESTERN HISTORY RESEARCH, HISTORY COLLECTIONS
AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
In the early 1930s, Ysabel del Valle Cram – the last del Valle family member living at Rancho Camulos when it was sold in 1924 – donated ranch documents, family papers and photographs, period costumes, textiles, furniture and decorative items to what was then known as the Los Angeles County Museum. The del Valle collection comprises several hundred items. Through the 1960s, many costumes, decorative items and objects of material culture were on display at the museum in a dedicated room known as “The Del Valle Collection.” A number of documents and photographs have been digitized by the Seaver Center. To learn more click on one of the following links:
- CHARLES LUMMIS – RANCHO CAMULOS CYANOTYPE ALBUM AT THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY
An album of 83 cyanotype photographs by Charles F. Lummis was a gift from Lummis to Susanita Del Valle in 1888. The majority of photographs depict Rancho Camulos in Ventura County, California, as well as members of the Del Valle family, who owned the rancho. Lummis included several self-portraits as well as scenes that evoke a romantic view of 19th century California ranch life. In addition, there are two original poems inscribed by Lummis to Susanita del Valle.
- CHARLES LUMMIS – SPANISH SONGS RECORDINGS AT THE AUTRY CENTER
Spanish Songs of Old California is a compilation of songs and translated by Charles Lummis and published in 1923. The collection includes seranades associated with rancho life, a number of which Lummis recorded on wax cylinders at Rancho Camulos, which are now part of the The Autry Center in Los Angeles. The story of Lummis’s Spanish songs project can be found online at the Autry website along with digitized recordings made from the wax cylinders.
- 1934 HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY (HABS)
Engineering Record, Landscapes Survey, Photographs and Drawings of Rancho Camulos
Administered since 1933 through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, the Library of Congress, and the private sector, ongoing programs of the National Park Service have recorded America’s built environment in multiformat surveys comprising more than 556,900 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 38,600 historic structures and sites. The survey at Rancho Camulos was done in March, 1934.
- ONLINE ARCHIVE OF CALIFORNIA
The Online Archive of California (OAC) is a research gateway to unique and historical materials at archives, libraries, and museums throughout California.