This collection consists of photographs, pamphlets and clippings documenting Los Angeles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The majority of the photographs are of the downtown area and feature intersections of major Los Angeles streetsn. Current
and former landmarks also appear in the collection's photographs. There are also photographs of San Pedro Harbor, an old city
hall building, and the remnants of the LA Times building after the bombing of 1910. The pamphlets and clippings provide information
about the history of Los Angeles area lands, such as the ranchos that used to make up Southern California.
Maynard McFie was a Los Angeles businessman who was the youngest president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, a position
to which he was elected in 1920. He also served as Vice-president of the Organizing Committee of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics,
and authoredHe authored "The Gay Nineties," published by the Sunset Club (1945), which contained reminiscences of Los Angeles
in the 1890s centering around the oil industry. He also wrote a history of the California Club.
1.29 Linear Feet
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.