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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Orra Monnette Papers
    Dates: 1865-1996
    Collection Number: GC 1276
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 30 boxes in legal; 12 letter)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: The collection consists of 42 boxes (letter-size, legal-size, and oversize) of the personal papers, business records, and memorabilia of belonging to Orra E. Monnette. 1865-1996, undated
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Orra Monnette Papers. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Los Angeles banker, attorney and author (1873 - 1936).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of 42 boxes (letter-size, legal-size, and oversize) of the personal papers, business records, and memorabilia belonging to Orra E. Monnette. The collection also includes 40 published volumes—mainly Los Angeles and Southwest “Blue Books” dating between 1947 and 1996. Most of the materials consist of newspaper clippings, travel ephemera, correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia which are glued onto notebook pages which were apparently part of a system of scrapbooks—some organized by subject, such as a European trip, others organized chronologically with mixed subjects. 1865-1996, undated. The papers have been re-housed in archival folders, but not fully processed as they were inventoried (and re-housed) only in the order in which they were taken out of the cardboard boxes. Series arrangement and re-labeling of folders still remain to be done before completing a full finding aid and the labeling of the boxes.