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    Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association


Dennis CasebierHistorian Dennis Casebier has been gathering archival materials pertaining to the Mojave Desert since 1954 and has garnered honors for his life's work. His personal collection has become one of the most complete in existence. The additions of the library and personal papers of desert bibliographer E. I. Edwards, the library and collection of Harold and Lucile Weight, and the collection of San Bernardino County historian Germaine L. Moon, have resulted in an archive of Mojave Desert history unsurpassed anywhere; a 6,000 volume library of published literature pertaining to the arid regions, 108,000 historical photographs, 6,000 historic maps of the region dating from earliest times, 3,000 subject files pertaining to individuals of interest and specific cultural sites, 1,000 oral histories, and an extensive collection of old area newspapers, periodicals and pamphlets.

Photo of Dennis Casebier courtesy of Desert Dispatch / Lara Hartley Staff Photographer