Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company Records
Dates: 1823-1992
Collection Number: 2006_07
Creator/Collector: Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company of California.
Extent: 14 boxes and 1 oversize folder.
Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
Corona del Mar, California 92625
Abstract: The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company was founded in 1868 Initially the company offered life and endowment policies and began investing in community improvements. In 1885, the company began offering accident insurance, and in March 1906 it consolidated with Los Angeles-based Conservative Life. The collection consists of records related to the activities, history and real estate investment interests of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. Among the development projects represented in the collection, the most extensive amount of material relates Pacific Mutual’s design, construction and opening of the Norwalk Square shopping center in the early 1950s in Southern California.
Language of Material: English

Access

Materials are open for research.

Preferred Citation

Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company Records. Sherman Library and Gardens

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Sherman Library by the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, 2006.

Administrative History

The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, founded in 1868 in Sacramento, California, as a stock company, had Leland Stanford (1824-1893), Central Pacific railroad magnate and former California governor, serve as its first President from 1868-1876. Initially the company offered life and endowment policies and began investing in community improvements, and by the end of its first year Pacific Mutual had five hundred life insurance policy owners and had paid its first death benefit. In 1885, the company began offering accident insurance, and in March 1906 it consolidated with Los Angeles-based Conservative Life.
The company’s first home office, located in Sacramento on Second Street near the corner of J Street, was in use until 1881, when Pacific Mutual moved its headquarters to San Francisco. After the destruction of their landmark building at Montgomery and Sacramento Streets from the 1906 earthquake and fire which had just opened thirteen years before, the board of directors voted to move the company headquarters south to Los Angeles. Their new home office, located near Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles, opened in 1908 and remained the company’s headquarters until they moved south to their current location in Newport Beach, California, in 1972.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, publications, photographs and other documents related to the activities, history and real estate investment interests of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. Among the development projects represented in the collection, the most extensive amount of material relates Pacific Mutual’s design, construction and opening of the Norwalk Square shopping center in the early 1950s in Southern California in response to the expanding population and demographic changes in the vicinity. The collection also contains various publications, some office and subject files, and a large collection of photographs reproduced from the collections of various libraries and historical organizations to create an exhibit commemorating the company’s one hundredth anniversary in 1968. Of note in the collection are the papers of three Presidents of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company: George Alden Moore, Asa V. Call, and Walter B. Gerken.
The George Alden Moore papers, by far the most extensive of all the presidents’ papers in the collection, consist primarily of personal and family materials rather than business records. There are a few materials related to his activities and years of service for Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company (1876-1905), including contracts with the organization in 1881 and congratulatory letters sent to him upon his retirement in 1905, but the bulk of the Moore materials consist of his various accounts of his travels abroad, a sizable autobiography and reminiscences, family correspondence, materials from his earlier business years in Kansas, and photographs. The family correspondence reflects social life and customs in mid- to late nineteenth century America, and they include a small cache of letters sent to and from two family members who came to California in 1849 at the beginning of the Gold Rush.
Asa V. Call served as President for Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company for seventeen years (1942-1956) and as Chairman of the Board (1956-1964) for another eight years. Call’s papers contain several of his speeches and presentations, extensive clippings files, a scrapbook and numerous photographs likely generated as official portraits for distribution by the company.
Walter B. Gerken joined Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1967, became President in 1972, and was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1975. His papers consist primarily of clippings files from the 1960s through the 1990s, and there are also some photographs and slides.

Indexing Terms

Insurance companies - California - History - Sources.
Newport Center (Newport Beach, Calif.) - History - 20th century.
Norwalk Square (Norwalk, Calif.) - History - 20th century.
Real estate development - California, Southern - History - Sources.
Norwalk (Calif.) - History - 20th century.

Additional collection guides


Collection Contents

 

Presidents of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Papers

Physical Description: Boxes 1-6
 

George Alden Moore Papers

 

Manuscripts

Box 1

Folder 1

Moore, George Alden. Letterpress copybook. n.d.

Folder 2

Moore, George Alden. Autobiography. n.d.

Folder 3

Moore, George Alden. Cursive Notes of Travel. 1908

Folder 4

Moore, George Alden. Notes of an Alaskan Trip. 1907

Folder 5

Moore, George Alden. Notes on the Oriental Trip. 1903

Folder 6

Moore, George Alden. [Poem: Two Little Bears are Floating...]. n.d.

Folder 7

Moore, George Alden. Recollections of a Kansas Pioneer. n.d.

Folder 8

Moore, George Alden. [Trip to Milan, Italy, and England, Scotland, Scandinavian countries and Germany]. 1913

Folder 9

Circular regarding loans n.d.

Folder 10

Receipt for bonds issued by the Los Angeles Pacific Railway Co. 1899

Folder 11

Account of the death of son, William Shelby Moore 1896

Folder 12

Moore, Julius H. Oath abstaining from liquor 1864

Folder 13

Resolution by the Missouri Valley Life Insurance Company 1873

Folder 14

Certificates 1854-1905

Folder 15

Contracts between George Alden Moore and the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company 1881

Folder 16

Business cards n.d.

Folder 17

Will 1890

Folder 18

Kansas State Militia - Orders and scrip for George Alden Moore 1864

Folder 19

Biographical information 1889-1916, n.d.

Folder 20

Financial records 1886-1905, n.d.

Folder 21

Scripts for “visit” by George Alden Moore to Pacific Mutual Life Insurance staff n.d.

Folder 22

Family history n.d.

Folder 23

Statements regarding George Alden Moore and his sons 1891-1894

Folder 24

Ephemera 1855-1916, n.d.

 

George Alden Moore Papers: Bound Volumes

Box 2

Folder 1

Moore, George Alden. [Notes of Alaska Trip]. 1907

Folder 2

Moore, George Alden. [Diary of 1908 Trip to Europe]. 1908

Folder 3

Moore, George Alden. [Diary of 1913 Trip to Milan, Italy, and England, Scotland, Scandinavian Countries & Germany], vol. I. 1913

Folder 4

Moore, George Alden. [Diary of 1913 Trip to Milan, Italy, and England, Scotland, Scandinavian Countries & Germany], vol. II. [1913]

Folder 5

Moore, George Alden. [Diary of a Trip to Europe]. 1908

Folder 6

Moore, George Alden. [Diary of a Trip to Rome, Italy]. 1910

Folder 7

Moore, George Alden. [Notes on the Oriental Trip]. 1903

Folder 8

Moore, George Alden. [Notes on the Oriental Trip and also Jottings Regarding California, Hawaiian Islands, China & Japan]. 1903?

Folder 9

Moore, George Alden. Reminisences of Dr. Geo. A. Moore, vol. I. n.d.

Folder 10

Moore, George Alden. Reminisences of Dr. Geo. A. Moore, vol. II. n.d.

Folder 11

[Account and expense book] 1876-1909

Folder 12

[Account book detailing land and financial transactions] 1889-1890

Folder 13

Holy Bible belonging to Hannah Augusta Moore 1866

 

George Alden Moore Papers: Correspondence

Box 3

Folder 1

Correspondence - General 1856-1881, n.d.

Folder 2

Correspondence to Alden Boynton 1835-1839

Folder 3

Correspondence to Elizabeth James Moore 1855-1862

Folder 4

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1834-1838

Folder 5

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1846-1848

Folder 6

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1850-1855

Folder 7

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1856-1859

Folder 8

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1860-1868

Folder 9

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1875-1878

Folder 10

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1880-1887

Folder 11

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1897

Folder 12

Correspondence to George Alden Moore 1905-1909

Folder 13

Correspondence to George Alden Moore n.d.

Folder 14

Correspondence to George Alden Moore and others 1849-1852, n.d.

Folder 15

Correspondence from George Alden Moore 1857

Folder 16

Correspondence to George H. Moore 1836

Folder 17

Correspondence to Hannah Augusta Moore n.d.

Folder 18

Correspondence to Hannah Boynton Moore from Herbert T. Moore 1832-1838

Folder 19

Correspondence to Henry Clark Moore 1855, n.d.

Folder 20

Correspondence to Herbert B[oynton] Moore 1849

Folder 21

Correspondence to Herbert T. Moore 1823-1857

Folder 22

Correspondence to Herbert T. Moore and George Alden Moore 1853

Folder 23

Correspondence to Julius Henry Moore 1852-1863, n.d.

Folder 24

Correspondence to Margaret Boynton Moore 1834

Folder 25

Correspondence to Mary Ellen Guindon Moore 1892-1897

Folder 26

Correspondence to multiple addressees 1848-1863

Folder 27

Fragments 1856, n.d.

Folder 28

Fragments of letters to George Alden Moore n.d.

Folder 29

Poems 1849-1854, n.d.

Folder 30

The Bright Crown [song] n.d.

Folder 31

Envelopes n.d.

 

George Alden Moore Papers: Photographs

Box 4

Folder 1

Albumen prints (6) of the Moore family in the garden of their home at 1511 Gough Street, San Francisco n.d.

Folder 2

Photographs (4) of George Alden Moore, Elizabeth James Moore, Julius Moore, and unidentified women n.d.

Folder 3

Photograph of the Moore family home in Alameda, Calif. n.d.

Folder 4

Albumen print of party in the redwoods n.d.

Folder 5

Photographs (4) and negatives (6) of George Alden Moore, Elizabeth James Moore, and an unidentified woman in the garden of their Alameda, Calif., home n.d.

Folder 6

Photographs of George Alden Moore n.d.

Folder 7

Photos of Moore family home, 1511 Gough Street, San Francisco, Calif. n.d.

Folder 8

Photographs of Elizabeth James Moore n.d.

Folder 9

Tintypes: 1. Mary Ellen Guindon Moore; 2. George Alden Moore, Elizabeth James Moore and Mrs. Howell n.d.

Folder 10

Photographs - Scrapbook page with four photos of George Alden Moore’s children: William Shelby, Mary F., Herbert Boyton, and Henry Thomas Moore n.d.

 

George Alden Moore Papers: Ephemera and Scrapbook

Box 4

Folder 

Scrapbook of clippings 1850s

 

Asa V. Call Papers

Box 5

Folder 1

Call, Asa V. Address given at Kiwanis Club 1943

Folder 2

Call, Asa V. Can Security be Socialized? [Published in the Journal of the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters 1950

Folder 3

Call, Asa V. Charge to graduates [USC commencement speech] 1950

Folder 4

Call, Asa V. The Civilian Front [1945]

Folder 5

Call, Asa V. The Company - The Buyer - The Agent 1949

Folder 6

Call, Asa V. [Founder’s Day speech, USC] 1950

Folder 7

Call, Asa V. The 1960's - A Decade of Decision n.d.

Folder 8

Call, Asa V. Planning the Post War Future n.d.

Folder 9

Call, Asa V. The Policyholder’s Stake in Sound Economics 1949

Folder 10

Call, Asa V. Postwar Opportunities n.d.

Folder 11

Call, Asa V. Postwar Planning and Problems n.d.

Folder 12

Call, Asa V. Security - What it is and Where it Comes From n.d.

Folder 13

Call, Asa V. [Six untitled speeches] 1946, n.d.

Folder 14

Call, Asa V. Speech made at OCS Graduation, Lackland Airfield n.d.

Folder 15

[Call, Asa V.] Spotlight on the Home Front 1946

Folder 16

Call, Asa V. Statement to the Assembly Interim Committee on Postwar Rehabilitation n.d.

Folder 17

Call, Asa V. What Academic Freedom for Whom? n.d.

Folder 18

Call, Asa V. Address before Ways and Means Committee, United States House of Representativs 1954

Folder 19

Biographical information 1942-1974, n.d.

Folder 20

Correspondence 1950-1952

Folder 21

Clippings - 1940s 1940s

Folder 22

Clippings - 1950s (folder 1 of 2) 1950s

Folder 23

Clippings - 1950s (folder 2 of 2) 1950s

Folder 24

Clippings - 1960s 1960s

Folder 25

Clippings - 1970s 1970s

Folder 26

Clippings - 1980s 1980s

Folder 27

Clippings - n.d. n.d.

Folder 28

Obituaries 1978

Folder 29

Ephemera 1957-1961

Box 6

Folder 1

Photographs 1954-1961, n.d.

Folder 2

Photographs - Portraits 1978, n.d.

Folder 3

Press releases 1954-1978

Folder 4

Resolutions 1978

Folder 5

Trip to Pacific Northwest n.d.

Folder 6

Call, Margaret Fleming n.d.

 

Walter B. Gerken Papers

Box 5

Folder 7

Gerken, Walter B. Biography 1984

Folder 8

Clippings - 1940s & 1950s 1940s-1950s

Folder 9

Clippings - 1960s 1960s

Folder 10

Clippings - 1970s 1970s

Folder 11

Clippings - 1980-1985 1980-1985

Folder 12

Clippings - 1986-1988 1986-1988

Folder 13

Clippings - 1990s 1990s

Folder 14

Clippings - fragment & n.d. fragment & n.d.

Folder 15

Magazine articles 1977-1987

Folder 16

Photographs (13) with Stanton G. Hale and Harry Bubb by Celebration of Life n.d.

Envelope

6 color slides: Walter B. Gerken and others; Pacific Mutual building in Newport Beach 1972-1985

 

Development Projects

Physical Description: Boxes 6-8
 

Development Projects: Newport Center and Comption

Box 6

Folder 17

Newport Center - Brochure [1968]

Folder 18

Newport Center [planning report] 1969

Folder 19

The Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach, CA 1970

Folder 20

Pacific Mutual Plaza, Newport Center - The Ritz [restaurant] 1982-1986

Folder 21

Compton Shopping Center - Photographs 1958, n.d.

 

Development Projects: Norwalk Square

Box 7

Folder 1

Norwalk City Directory 1951

Folder 2

Norwalk Square - Advertisements n.d.

Folder 3

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1950 1950

Folder 4

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1951 1951

Folder 5

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1952 1952

Folder 6

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1953 1953

Folder 7

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1954 1954

Folder 8

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1955 1955

Folder 9

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1956 1956

Folder 10

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1957 1957

Folder 11

Norwalk Square - Articles - 1960s 1960s

Folder 12

Norwalk Square - Brochure: “What - Where- Why - When - Who” 1951?

Folder 13

Norwalk Square - Construction - Photographs 1950s

Folder 14

Norwalk Square - Correspondence - 1950 & 1951 1950-1951

Folder 15

Norwalk Square - Correspondence - 1952 1952

Folder 16

Norwalk Square - Correspondence - 1953 1953

Folder 17

Norwalk Square - Correspondence - 1954 1954

Folder 18

Norwalk Square - Correspondence - 1955-1963 1955-1963

Folder 19

Norwalk Square - Correspondence - n.d. n.d.

Folder 20

Norwalk Square - Ephemera 1955, n.d.

Folder 21

Norwalk Square - Financial records 1951-1953

Folder 22

Norwalk Square - Groundbreaking 1951

Folder 23

Norwalk Square - Maps and renderings [1950s], n.d.

Folder 24

Norwalk Square - Merchants 1952-1953, n.d.

Folder 25

Norwalk Square - Mortgage loan and real estate committee 1950-1962, n.d.

Box 8

Folder 1

Norwalk Square - National Association of Home Builders award 1953

Folder 2

Norwalk Square - Norwalk area statistics and information 1951, n.d.

Folder 3

Norwalk Square - Notes 1954, n.d.

Folder 4

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Advertisements 1952

Folder 5

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Ephemera 1952

Folder 6

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Photographs 1952

Folder 7

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Photographs (8x10) 1952

Folder 8

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Photographs - Captions 1952

Folder 9

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Photographs Dedication ceremonies - 1952

Folder 10

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Press releases 1952

Folder 11

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Prizes 1952

Folder 12

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Program 1952

Folder 13

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Promotion and publicity 1952

Folder 14

Norwalk Square - Opening celebration - Remarks 1952

Folder 15

Norwalk Square - Photographs 1950s?

Folder 16

Norwalk Square - Photographs - Arial views 1955, n.d.

Folder 17

Norwalk Square - Photographs - Models and renderings 1950s?

Folder 18

Norwalk Square - Photographs - Negatives 1950s?

Folder 19

Norwalk Square - Press releases 1951-1957

Folder 20

Norwalk Square - Reports 1951-1953

Folder 21

Norwalk Square - Sign n.d.

Folder 22

Norwalk Square - Sign - Logo and advertising n.d.

Folder 23

Norwalk Square - Sign - Photographs of dedication n.d.

Folder 24

Norwalk Square - Tree planting - Photographs 1952

Envelope Envelope

Norwalk Square - Artifacts - Button and ribbon: “Norwalk Square opening celebration May 23rd and 24th” [1952] 1952

 

Office Files

Physical Description: Boxes 9
Box 9

Folder 1

Correspondence - Henry E. Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.) 1967

Folder 2

Correspondence - Tsung Tsin Association (San Francisco, Calif.) 1954

Folder 3

Investments - California Pacific Trading Corporation (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1929-1935, n.d.

Folder 4

Investments - Los Angeles Stock Exchange 1927-1930, n.d.

Folder 5

Investments - Pacific Southern Investors, Inc. American Capital Corporation 1941

Folder 6

Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company - Press releases [1953?], n.d.

Folder 7

Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company - Statistics 1951

Folder 8

Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. Gateway to the Future: An Exhibit of Photographs... [1968]

Folder 9

Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. Health Maintenance: A Nationwide Survey 1978

Folder 10

Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company - Outline for exhibit: “Celebrating our 125th year” 1992

 

Subject Files

Physical Description: Boxes 9
Box 9

Folder 11

Building operations - Brochures 1971, n.d.

Folder 12

Bicentennial - Articles and newsletters 1974-1976

Folder 13

Bicentennial - Projects 1974-1976, n.d.

Folder 14

Bicentennial - Tapestries [1976?]

Folder 15

Earthquakes - Publications 1925-1971, n.d.

Folder 16

Earthquakes - Report 1933

Folder 17

Wineries - Bugby Vineyard and Winery (El Dorado County, Calif.) 1951

Folder 18

Wineries - Weibel Champagne Vineyards (Alameda County, Calif.) 1967, n.d.

 

Publications

Physical Description: Boxes 10-11
Box 10

Folder 1

American Council on Public Relations. Combined Summary of the Two Series of Lectures and Discussions on Public Relations. 1941

Folder 2

Avco Financial Services. Money Tree. Vol. 2, no. 4 (Apr. 1971). 1971

Folder 3

Barnsdall Corporation. Annual Reports, 1929 & 1930. 1929, 1930

Folder 4

Bone, James F. An Industry Comes of Age. 1946

Folder 5

California Freemason. Vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1964). 1964

Folder 6

Cluness, W.R. An Address Delivered at the Opening of the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Medical Society of the State of California. 1891

Folder 7

Cluness, W.R. Report of the Committee on State Medicine, Hygiene, etc. [2 copies]. 1895

Folder 8

Coons, Arthur G. Economic Preparedness: Remarks on Economic Aspects of National Defense. 1940

Folder 9

Davis, John L. The Mutual Relations of the Solicitor and the Medical Doctor. 1908

Folder 10

Firstamerica Corporation. Economic Highlights of the Eleven Western States. 1959

Folder 11

Firstamerica Corporation. The Economy of the West: A Decade of Growth. 1960

Folder 12

Francisco, Don. The Force Nobody Knows - American Industry. 1938

Folder 13

Garrett, Paul. What is Advertising’s Priority Rating? 1941

Folder 14

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of Arizona. 1959

Folder 15

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of Colorado. 1960

Folder 16

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of Idaho. 1960

Folder 17

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of Montana. 1960

Folder 18

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of Oregon. 1959

Folder 19

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of Nevada. 1959

Folder 20

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of New Mexico. 1960

Folder 21

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of Utah. 1960

Folder 22

Gillis, Harry A. The Story of Wyoming. 1960

Folder 23

Gilman, Wesley A. The Forgotten Link. 1938

Folder 24

The Greatest Family in the World. 1923

Box 11

Folder 1

Hodgins, Eric. How the Public Feels about Business. n.d.

Folder 2

The Institute of Life Insurance & The Life Insurance Advertisers Association. Symposium on Company Public Relations. 1952

Folder 3

The Irvine Company. Annual Report: Progress 1970. 1970

Folder 4

Kappel, Frederick R. Goals that Build the Future. n.d.

Folder 5

Katzell, Raymond A. The Psychologist. [1957]

Folder 6

Keezer, Dexter M. The Economist. n.d.

Folder 7

Kerr, Clark. 1984 Revised. 1960

Folder 8

Life Insurance Advertisers Association & Institute of Life Insurance. Forum on Company Public Relations [conference proceedings]. 1948

Folder 9

Lee, C. Marshall. The Challenge of Medical-Care Insurance: An Essay on Principles, Philosophies and Practices. 1960

Folder 10

Los Angeles Industries, Inc. Balance Sheet, 1931. 1931

Folder 11

Mayo, Claude B. The Strategy of the Pacific. 1940

Folder 12

Mealand, Arthur J. Songs of America: A Collection of Patriotic and National Airs... n.d.

Folder 13

Menninger, William C. Mental Health Everybody’s Business. 1961

Folder 14

Mullendore, W.C. Address before Town Hall. 1940

Folder 15

Mullendore, W.C. Talk...Before Annual Meeting of Department Heads and Managers, Edison Building Auditorium... 1939

Folder 16

Mussatti, James. The Businessman and Government. 1959

Folder 17

New Worlds of Irvine. Vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1972). 1972

Folder 18

North, Cecil J. [Excerpts of comments re: USSR]. [1960?]

Folder 19

Parker, W.H. The Legion’s Role in National Survival. 1960

Folder 20

Parkinson, James H. Occidental Medical Times. Vol. XI, no. 11(Nov. 1897). 1897

Folder 21

Petersen, T.S. Oil, Steel and Western Progress. 1960

Folder 22

Platt, Frank L. The Pacific Dental Gazette. Vol. XVII, no. 4(April 1909). 1909

Folder 23

Robinson, Claude. The Intellectual and the Businessman. 1961

Folder 24

Ross, T.J. Some Comments on Public Relations Today and Tomorrow. 1950

Folder 25

San Francisco the Imperishable [folded pamphlet]. n.d.

Folder 26

Signs of the Times: Earthquake Special. Vol. 32, no. 20 (May23, 1906. 1906

Folder 27

Southwestern Engineering Corporation. Sixth Annual Report. 1929

Folder 28

Sunset Pacific Oil Company. Report of the President to the Stockholders. 1929

Folder 29

Turkevich, John. The Scientist. [1958]

 

Photographs

Physical Description: Boxes 12-13
Box 12

Folder 1

Early California - Buildings (4) n.d.

Folder 2

Early California - Labor and industry: Agriculture, lumber, mining and oil (14) n.d.

Folder 3

Early California - Landscapes and nature (8) n.d.

Folder 4

Early California - People (23) n.d.

Folder 5

Early California - San Francisco (10) n.d.

Folder 6

Early California - Ships (7) n.d.

Folder 7

Early California - Transportation (24) n.d.

Folder 8

Holiday scene (1) n.d.

Folder 9

Pacific Mutual building, downtown Los Angeles, Calif. n.d.

Folder 10

Stanford, Leland – Vina Farm (26) n.d.

Folder 11

Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.) 1893, n.d.

Folder 12

Scenes from space (4) n.d.

Folder 13

Virginia Beach Park (Long Beach, Calif.) (31) n.d.

Folder 14

Unidentified (5) n.d.

Folder 15

Engraving - “Golden Gate” n.d.

Box 13

 

65 oversize mounted photographs reproduced from the collections of various libraries and historical organizations to create an exhibit commemorating the company’s one hundredth anniversary in 1968.

 

Oversize

Box 14

Folder 1

George Alden Moore - Family history notes [1892-]

Folder 2

George Alden Moore - Broadside: Kansas militia[Includes two photostatic copies] 1862

Folder 3

George Alden Moore - Family correspondence (8) 1824-1840

Folder 4

Asa V. Call - Certificates (2) 1932 & 1956

Folder 5

Asa V. Call - Scrapbook 1917-1937

Folder 6

Asa V. Call - Los Angeles Skywriter. Vol. XVII, no. 48 (Nov. 29, 1957). 1957

Folder 7

Norwalk Square - Promotional brochures and flyers 1950s

Folder 8

Norwalk Square - Chain of title 1951?

Folder 9

Publications - Collier’s. Vol. 137, no. 7 (March 30, 1956). 1956

Folder 10

Publications - Los Angeles Times Victory Midwinter. Part III, January 3, 1944. 1944

Folder 11

Publications - 150th Birthday of Los Angeles City and County: A Pre-Olympiad Feature. Los Angeles, Calif.: Los Angeles Saturday Night, 1931. 1931

Folder 12

Publications - Pictorial California and the Pacific. Vol. XLII, no. 6. 1967

Folder 13

Publications - Urban Neighborhood Study. 1969

Folder 14

Photographs - Photo album: Virginia Beach Park, Long Beach, CA [1940s?]

Folder 15

Photographs - Folder of oversize photographs (3) & engravings (2) n.d.

Folder 1

Panoramic photograph of Virgina Park, Long Beach, CA 1949

Folder 2

Ord, E.O.C. Plan de la Ciudad de Los Angeles, August 29, 1849 [facsimile of original manuscript map]. 1849

Folder 3

1909 Perspective Sketch from Brewster Maps Historical Los Angeles Series. 1989

Folder 4

Advertisements - “To Have and to Hold” and “All Roads Lead to Norwalk Square” [full page newspaper ads] 1952

Folder 5

The Los Angeles Citizen. Vol. XXXIX, no. 35. (August 31, 1945: 1945 Victory labor day edition). 1945

Folder 

9 large oversize mounted photographs reproduced from the to create an exhibit commemorating the company’s one hundredth anniversary in 1968.