Guide to the Robert and Betty Franklin Collection, 1953-2001

Special Collections & Archives

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California State University, Northridge
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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Robert and Betty Franklin Collection
Dates: 1953-2001
Bulk Dates: 1977-1997
Identification: URB/RBF
Creator: Franklin, Robert and Betty
Physical Description: 10.38 linear feet
Language of Materials:

English

Spanish; Castilian
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Robert and Betty Franklin Collection documents 20 years of Robert and Betty Franklin's collaborative work as a husband and wife newspaper team working in the Northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley, especially Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City of San Fernando, from 1961 through 1997. Robert Franklin worked as an independent news photographer and Betty as a journalist for the local Herald Corporation newspaper group, most notably the San Fernando Sun and Breeze. The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings and photographs.
Note:
Other Information:
This collection was processed with generous support from the Tom W. Reilly estate.

Biographical Information:

Robert Franklin, an orphan raised in the Sylmar area and a WWII veteran twice decorated with the Silver Star married his wife, Betty, in 1945. The Franklins worked collaboratively as a husband and wife newspaper team for 20 years. They covered the Northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley, primarily Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City of San Fernando for the local Herald Corporation newspaper group, most notably the San Fernando Sun and Breeze. Robert Franklin worked as an independent news photographer and Betty as a journalist. In 1989, Betty was recognized for her public service as the Odd Fellows Citizen of the Year.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Photographic material

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Zac Burgenbauch, April Feldman, Fran Griffin, 2013

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research use.

Electronic Format:

Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.  For more information please see http://digital-library.csun.edu/.  

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

Related Materials:

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Newspaper Clippings, 1961-2001
Series II: Photographs, 1961-2000
Series III: Subject Files, 1953-1990

Scope and Contents

The Robert and Betty Franklin Collection documents the careers of the Franklins through their writing and photography. Materials cover 1953-2001 and focus on community service, social organization, local politics, infrastructure expansion projects, business, and education, and include the Hansen Dam Recreation Area, Pioneer Cemetery, and the Sylmar and San Fernando Chambers of Commerce. The direct relationship of Robert Franklin’s photographs to the newspaper articles written by Betty Franklin provide additional photographic content of events beyond the single photograph represented in articles, and a more extensive and deeper portrait of daily life of the cities of Sylmar, Pacoima, and San Fernando. The collection has been divided into three series: Newspaper Clippings (1961-2001), Photographs (1961-2000), and Subject Files (1953-1990).
Series I, Newspaper Clippings, documents Betty Franklin's work as a reporter, and consists entirely of clippings from the newspapers for which the Franklins worked. Originally arranged in binders they include Betty Franklin’s articles, Robert Franklin’s photographs, and few supporting document such as brochures or correspondence. These clippings have been photocopied and are arranged chronologically.
Series II,Photographs, documents Robert Franklin’s photographic work, and includes negatives, contact sheets, and prints. Slides have been moved to the end of the series. Folder one contains images of Robert and Betty Franklin. The remaining folders include shots taken as a part of Robert's work as a photographer for local newspapers in the northern San Fernando Valley. Images are arranged chronologically.
Series III, Subject Files, deals with such topic as the Sunset Farms area development project, Lopez Adobe, the San Fernando Mission, and Pioneer Cemetery. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Newspaper Clippings, 1961-2001

Box 1, Folder 1

1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 2

1973

Box 1, Folder 3

1974

Box 1, Folder 4

1975

Box 1, Folder 5

1976

Box 1, Folder 6

December 1976-1977

Box 1, Folder 7

1977

Box 1, Folder 8

1978

Box 1, Folder 9

1978

Box 1, Folder 10

1979

Box 1, Folder 11

1979

Box 1, Folder 12

1979

Box 1, Folder 13

1980

Box 2, Folder 1

1980

Box 2, Folder 2

1980

Box 2, Folder 3

1981

Box 2, Folder 4

1981

Box 2, Folder 5

1981

Box 2, Folder 6

1981

Box 2, Folder 7

1982

Box 2, Folder 8

1982

Box 2, Folder 9

1982-1983

Box 2, Folder 10

1983

Box 2, Folder 11

1983

Box 2, Folder 12

1983

Box 3, Folder 1

1983

Box 3, Folder 2

1984

Box 3, Folder 3

1984

Box 3, Folder 4

1984

Box 3, Folder 5

1984

Box 3, Folder 6

1985

Box 3, Folder 7

1985

Box 3, Folder 8

1985

Box 3, Folder 9

1985

Box 3, Folder 10

1986

Box 3, Folder 11

1986

Box 3, Folder 12

1987

Box 3, Folder 13

1987

Box 3, Folder 14

1988

Box 4, Folder 1

1988

Box 4, Folder 2

1989

Box 4, Folder 3

1989-1990

Box 4, Folder 4

1991

Box 4, Folder 5

1992

Box 4, Folder 6

1993

Box 4, Folder 7

1994

Box 4, Folder 8

1995

Box 4, Folder 9

1996

Box 4, Folder 10

1999

Box 4, Folder 11

1997

Box 4, Folder 12

1998

Box 4, Folder 13

2000

Box 4, Folder 14

2001

Box 4, Folder 15

Juvenile Hall, 1974-1981

Box 4, Folder 16

Mission College, 1973-1984

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1

Newspaper Articles on 200th Anniversary of the San Fernando Mission, 1997 September 3

 

Series II: Photographs, 1961-2000

Box 5, Folder 1

Personal Photographs

Box 5, Folder 2

1961

Box 5, Folder 3

February 1971

Box 5, Folder 4

December 1976

Box 5, Folder 5

January 1977

Box 5, Folder 6

February 1977

Box 5, Folder 7

March 1977

Box 5, Folder 8

April 1977

Box 5, Folder 9

May 1977

Box 5, Folder 10

June 1977

Box 5, Folder 11

July 1977

Box 5, Folder 12

August 1977

Box 5, Folder 13

September 1977

Box 5, Folder 14

October 1977

Box 5, Folder 15

November 1977

Box 5, Folder 16

December 1977

Box 5, Folder 17

ca. 1977

Box 5, Folder 18

January 1978

Box 5, Folder 19

February 1978

Box 5, Folder 20

February 1978

Box 6, Folder 1

March 1978

Box 6, Folder 2

April 1978

Box 6, Folder 3

April 1978

Box 6, Folder 4

May 1978

Box 6, Folder 5

June 1978

Box 6, Folder 6

July 1978

Box 6, Folder 7

August 1978

Box 6, Folder 8

September 1978

Box 6, Folder 9

October 1978

Box 6, Folder 10

November 1978

Box 6, Folder 11

December 1978

Box 7, Folder 1

ca. 1978

Box 7, Folder 2

January 1979

Box 7, Folder 3

February 1979

Box 7, Folder 4

March 1979

Box 7, Folder 5

March 1979

Box 7, Folder 6

April 1979

Box 7, Folder 7

May 1979

Box 7, Folder 8

June 1979

Box 7, Folder 9

July 1979

Box 8, Folder 1

August 1979

Box 8, Folder 2

September 1979

Box 8, Folder 3

October 1979

Box 8, Folder 4

November 1979

Box 8, Folder 5

December 1979

Box 8, Folder 6

ca. 1979

Box 8, Folder 7

January 1980

Box 8, Folder 8

February 1980

Box 8, Folder 9

March 1980

Box 9, Folder 1

April 1980

Box 9, Folder 2

May 1980

Box 9, Folder 3

May 1980

Box 9, Folder 4

June 1980

Box 9, Folder 5

July 1980

Box 9, Folder 6

August 1980

Box 9, Folder 7

September 1980

Box 9, Folder 8

October 1980

Box 9, Folder 9

November 1980

Box 10, Folder 1

ca. 1980

Box 10, Folder 2

ca. 1980

Box 10, Folder 3

December 1980

Box 10, Folder 4

January 1981

Box 10, Folder 5

February 1981

Box 10, Folder 6

March 1981

Box 10, Folder 7

April 1981

Box 10, Folder 8

May 1981

Box 10, Folder 9

May 1981

Box 11, Folder 1

June 1981

Box 11, Folder 2

July 1981

Box 11, Folder 3

August 1981

Box 11, Folder 4

September 1981

Box 11, Folder 5

October 1981

Box 11, Folder 6

November 1981

Box 11, Folder 7

November 1981

Box 11, Folder 8

December 1981

Box 12, Folder 1

December 1981

Box 12, Folder 2

ca. 1981

Box 12, Folder 3

January 1982

Box 12, Folder 4

February 1982

Box 12, Folder 5

March 1982

Box 12, Folder 6

April 1982

Box 12, Folder 7

May 1982

Box 12, Folder 8

June 1982

Box 12, Folder 9

July 1982

Box 12, Folder 10

August 1982

Box 12, Folder 11

August 1982

Box 13, Folder 1

September 1982

Box 13, Folder 2

October 1982

Box 13, Folder 3

November 1982

Box 13, Folder 4

December 1982

Box 13, Folder 5

ca. 1982

Box 13, Folder 6

January 1983

Box 13, Folder 7

February 1983

Box 13, Folder 8

March 1983

Box 14, Folder 1

March 1983

Box 14, Folder 2

April 1983

Box 14, Folder 3

May 1983

Box 14, Folder 4

June 1983

Box 14, Folder 5

June 1983

Box 14, Folder 6

July 1983

Box 14, Folder 7

July 1983

Box 14, Folder 8

August 1983

Box 14, Folder 9

August 1983

Box 14, Folder 10

September 1983

Box 15, Folder 1

October 1983

Box 15, Folder 2

November 1983

Box 15, Folder 3

November 1983

Box 15, Folder 4

December 1983

Box 15, Folder 5

1983

Box 15, Folder 6

January 1984

Box 15, Folder 7

February 1984

Box 15, Folder 8

March 1984

Box 15, Folder 9

April 1984

Box 15, Folder 10

May 1984

Box 16, Folder 1

June 1984

Box 16, Folder 2

July 1984

Box 16, Folder 3

August 1984

Box 16, Folder 4

September 1984

Box 16, Folder 5

October 1984

Box 16, Folder 6

November 1984

Box 16, Folder 7

December 1984

Box 16, Folder 8

1984

Box 16, Folder 9

January 1985

Box 16, Folder 10

February 1985

Box 16, Folder 11

March 1985

Box 16, Folder 12

April 1985

Box 16, Folder 13

May 1985

Box 17, Folder 1

May 1985

Box 17, Folder 2

June 1985

Box 17, Folder 3

July 1985

Box 17, Folder 4

August 1985

Box 17, Folder 5

September 1985

Box 17, Folder 6

October 1985

Box 17, Folder 7

November 1985

Box 17, Folder 8

December 1985

Box 17, Folder 9

ca. 1985

Box 17, Folder 10

January 1986

Box 18, Folder 1

February 1986

Box 18, Folder 2

March 1986

Box 18, Folder 3

April 1986

Box 18, Folder 4

May 1986

Box 18, Folder 5

June 1986

Box 18, Folder 6

July 1986

Box 18, Folder 7

August 1986

Box 18, Folder 8

September 1986

Box 18, Folder 9

October 1986

Box 18, Folder 10

November

Box 18, Folder 11

December 1986

Box 18, Folder 12

ca. 1986

Box 19, Folder 1

January 1987

Box 19, Folder 2

February 1987

Box 19, Folder 3

March 1987

Box 19, Folder 4

April 1987

Box 19, Folder 5

May 1987

Box 19, Folder 6

June 1987

Box 19, Folder 7

August 1987

Box 19, Folder 8

September 1987

Box 19, Folder 9

October 1987

Box 19, Folder 10

November 1987

Box 19, Folder 11

December 1987

Box 19, Folder 12

ca. 1987

Box 19, Folder 13

January 1988

Box 20, Folder 1

February 1988

Box 20, Folder 2

March 1988

Box 20, Folder 3

April 1988

Box 20, Folder 4

May 1988

Box 20, Folder 5

June 1988

Box 20, Folder 6

July 1988

Box 20, Folder 7

August 1988

Box 20, Folder 8

September 1988

Box 20, Folder 9

October 1988

Box 20, Folder 10

November 1988

Box 20, Folder 11

December 1988

Box 20, Folder 12

ca. 1988

Box 20, Folder 13

January 1989

Box 21, Folder 1

February 1989

Box 21, Folder 2

April 1989

Box 21, Folder 3

May 1989

Box 21, Folder 4

May 1989

Box 21, Folder 5

August 1989

Box 21, Folder 6

November 1989

Box 21, Folder 7

December 1989

Box 21, Folder 8

January 1990

Box 21, Folder 9

May 1990

Box 21, Folder 10

June 1990

Box 21, Folder 11

August 1990

Box 21, Folder 12

November 1990

Box 21, Folder 13

December 1990

Box 21, Folder 14

January 1991

Box 21, Folder 15

April 1991

Box 21, Folder 16

May 1991

Box 21, Folder 17

June 1991

Box 21, Folder 18

July 1991

Box 21, Folder 19

August 1991

Box 21, Folder 20

1991

Box 21, Folder 21

December 1991

Box 21, Folder 22

ca. 1991

Box 21, Folder 23

January 1992

Box 21, Folder 24

March 1992

Box 21, Folder 25

April 1992

Box 21, Folder 26

June 1992

Box 21, Folder 27

July 1992

Box 21, Folder 28

August 1992

Box 21, Folder 29

October 1992

Box 21, Folder 30

November 1992

Box 21, Folder 31

December 1992

Box 21, Folder 32

1992

Box 21, Folder 33

February 1993

Box 21, Folder 34

March 1993

Box 21, Folder 35

April 1993

Box 21, Folder 36

May 1993

Box 21, Folder 37

June 1993

Box 21, Folder 38

August 1993

Box 21, Folder 39

November 1993

Box 21, Folder 40

1993

Box 22, Folder 1

December 1994

Box 22, Folder 2

January 1995

Box 22, Folder 3

March 1995

Box 22, Folder 4

March 1997

Box 22, Folder 5

May 1997

Box 22, Folder 6

June 1997

Box 22, Folder 7

July 1997

Box 22, Folder 8

August 1997

Box 22, Folder 9

September 1997

Box 22, Folder 10

October 1997

Box 22, Folder 11

November 1997

Box 22, Folder 12

December 1997

Box 22, Folder 13

February 1998

Box 22, Folder 14

March 1998

Box 22, Folder 15

May 1998

Box 22, Folder 16

December 1998

Box 22, Folder 17

February 1999

Box 22, Folder 18

May 1999

Box 22, Folder 19

June 1999

Box 22, Folder 20

February 2000

Box 22, Folder 21

July 2000

Box 22, Folder 22

ca. 1997-1999

Box 22, Folder 23

ca. 1997-1999

Box 22, Folder 24

ca. 1997-1999

Box 23, Folder 1

ca. 1997-1999

Box 23, Folder 2

ca. 1997-1999

Box 23, Folder 3

ca. 1997-1999

Box 23, Folder 4

ca. 1997-1999

Box 23, Folder 5

Untitled

Box 23, Folder 6

Holy Cross

Box 23, Folder 7

Holy Cross Hospital and Century Club

Box 23, Folder 8

Olive View Medical Center

Box 23, Folder 9

San Fernando Kiwanis

Box 23, Folder 10

Sylmar Spastic Home with Sylmar Lions

Box 23, Folder 11

Sylmar Lions, ca. 1970-1979

Box 23, Folder 12

Transparencies, 1996

 

Series III: Subject Files, 1953-1990

Box 24, Folder 1

"The California Gold Rush," Flier

Box 24, Folder 2

Hansen Dam Park Trails, 1980 October 24-1986 October 13

Box 24, Folder 3

Historic Resources Final Report, Sylmar Community Plan Area, 1990 March 21

Box 24, Folder 4

Historic Resources Final Report, Sylmar Community Plan Area, 1990 June 17

Box 24, Folder 5

Howard Finn, Direct Mail

Box 24, Folder 6

Katz, Richard, 1984 October 24

Box 24, Folder 7

Katz, Richard, 1984 October 24

Box 24, Folder 8

Kiwanis Club, Sylmar, 1962

Box 24, Folder 9

Lopez Adobe

Box 24, Folder 10

Lopez Canyon Sanitary Landfill, Subsequent EIR, November 1988

Box 24, Folder 11

Olive View Medical Center

Box 24, Folder 12

Pioneer Cemetery, 1960-1996

Box 24, Folder 13

San Fernando History

Box 24, Folder 14

San Fernando Mission, 1978 September 2-1988 October 26

Box 24, Folder 15

Sunset Farms Development, 1985-1988

Box 24, Folder 16

Sunset Farms Development, 1987-1988

Box 24, Folder 17

Sunset Farms Development, 1988

Box 24, Folder 18

Sunset Farms Development, 1990

Box 24, Folder 19

Sunset Farms Development, Draft EIR, February 1987

Box 24, Folder 20

Sunset Farms, Saddletree Ranch, 1953-1988

Box 24, Folder 21

This Month in Sylmar, December 1985

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 2

San Fernando History, 1975 March 5

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 3

Sunset Farms Development, 1987-1988