Volunteers at the Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Library support visitors and researchers who are interested in learning about and using the resources at the Library. The Library houses many unique and/or rare books and other historic artifacts. The collection includes historic photos, Native American baskets, and personal papers and memorabilia from several historically important local families and leading citizens. The Library’s namesake, Mayo Hayes O’Donnell, a longtime newspaper columnist and local historian, bequeathed to the MHAA her archives and research materials, and these make up the core of the collection. The Library also contains other important donated collections, including photographs, documents, and biographies from Amelie Elkinton, memorabilia from MHAA founding member and first President Colonel Roger Fitch, the collections of former Monterey Mayor Minnie Coyle, local historian and historic train enthusiast Elmer Lagorio, builder and adobe restorer J.C. Anthony, Judge Monty Hellam, educator Wayne Edwards, and many more that can be explored and studied by researchers and the public. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Library we would love to hear from you.