First American Title hires Priscilla G. Melansonas company's historian


November 10, 1986, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Priscilla G. Melanson, 26, has joined First American Title Insurance Company as historian of the company's historical library.

She replaces the previous historian, Barbara Blankman, a long-time resident of Orange, who retired earlier this year after 27 years with the company.

First American maintains its historical library as a service to customers and the community. Frequent users are teachers, freelance writers, journalists, interior decorators and title customers.

The library houses a vast collection of photographs, history books and Orange County memorabilia. Melanson is at the library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. The library is located in the company's national headquarters, 114 East Fifth Street in Santa Ana.

Melanson completed her bachelor's degree in history at California State University, Fullerton, in 1984 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in history.

In 1985-86, she served as vice president for the CSUF chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national historical honor society. She continues on the board this year as editor of the organization's bi-monthly newsletter. She is also a member of the Orange County Historical Society, the California Committee for the Promotion of History, the Oral History Association and the American Association for State and Local History.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation's largest title insurers, has approximately 2,300 branches, subsidiaries, affiliates or agents throughout the United States and in Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and England.

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