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The A.K. Smiley Public Library
2007 A.K. Smiley Public Library 125 W Vine Street
Established in 1894, A.K. Smiley Public Library has served generations of patrons in the City of Redlands and beyond. The only "admission fee" is curiosity. Lifelong learning is at the center of activity in the beautiful, historic building and attractive
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Redlands archivists Larry E. Burgess and ...
Redlands archivists Larry E. Burgess and Nathan D. Gonzales vividly recount the stories behind the cultural, educational, and charitable gifts that make Redlands a testament to the continuing spirit of philanthropy.
Nathan D. Gonzales
is a native of Southern California.
He completed his master's and doctoral degrees at University of California, Riverside.
Gonzales has served as associate archivist at A. K. Smiley Public Library since 1999.
Michael Dawson Gallery / Dawson's Bookshop
A thirty-two page catalogue has been published, including fine reproductions of these important historical photographs and an essay by Nathan Gonzales, Associate Archivist with the A.K. Smiley Public Library.
It will always be important to ...
It will always be important to recognize the people who have done extraordinary things to make our community, said Nathan Gonzales, a local historian and head archivist at the A.K. Smiley Public Library.
Traditionally, the Friends of the A.K. Smiley Public Library serve cookies and refreshments, while Gonzales and fellow historian Larry Burgess hold a talk on the Smileys and Patron Saints Day.
Several publications have highlighted the importance of the Smileys contributions, including Faithfully and Liberally Sustained
: Philanthropy in Redlands written by Gonzales
That began with the Smileys and contemporaries in the 1890s, Gonzales
Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc: Catalogs
The finest of the photographs are illustrated in this catalog, and an original essay by Nathan Gonzales, Associate Archivist at the Smiley Public Library, is included.
Beal was one of the first ...
Beal was one of the first African-Americans to own property there, according to Nathan Gonzales, a local historian and head archivist at the A.K. Smiley Public Library and Lincoln Shrine.
During a dedication ceremony in early 2011, Gonzales
spoke highly about Beal and his accomplishments.