The collection includes a wide variety of tourist ephemera relating to Elinor Oswald’s professional career as a tour guide.
The bulk of the collection consists of brochures, maps, artist files, travel books, magazine articles, newspaper clippings,
itineraries, business records, photographs, slides, negatives, and other materials that helped Elinor plan the tours. The
materials date from 1968 to 2009.
Elinor Byrne Scott Oswald was born about 1921 in New York to Holton H. and Agnes M. Scott. Elinor attended Vassar College
where she studied art and graduated in 1942. On April 24, 1943, she married Telford Oswald, an army veteran and Stanford University
graduate. In 1945, Elinor and her husband moved to Southern California settling in Altadena, while Telford earned a PhD in
aerospace engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
29.42 linear feet
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