Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

The Archive Room

MCARLM’s archive room is a state-of-the-art, temperature and humidity controlled environment. In addition to the museum’s archives, the complete collection of the San Antonio Valley Historical Association is also housed here. Copies of the museum’s photographic collection are available for sale. There is a one-time use fee of $30 per photo for private individuals and businesses, $10 per photo for students and schools (plus reproduction costs).

The MCARLM archive room is now the home for the bound archival copies of The King City Rustler.  The Rustler was founded in 1901 by Fred Vivian. The King City Rustler collection is available by appointment for research purposes.

The Archives are available to researchers on an appointment basis. Please call the museum office at 831-385-8020 for more information.

Archived Document


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