Malibu has a rich and fascinating history. A wealth of historically important material about Malibu (photographs, letters, legal papers, newspaper articles, etc.) is currently held by longtime Malibu residents. In most cases this material will eventually pass to the heirs of its present owners, and from there it may pass to the trash bin. This would be a terrible loss to the community.
I suggest that those who have such material consider donating it to the Adamson House Museum. Glen Howell, the museum’s volunteer historian, will box the material for storage. The City Council is considering providing vital-record storage for this material. 50 years from now these records will tell an interesting story of how we got to where we are.