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Hazard-Dyson Los Angeles photograph album, 1880-1910
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Description
Album, compiled by G.W. Hazard, containing 989 photographs of early Los Angeles and surrounding cities.
Background
Hazard began compiling his extensive collection of photographs of historical persons and places relating to the history of Los Angeles in the 1880s, which he planned to use in writing his "History of Los Angeles and vicinity." When Hazard died in 1914, Verne Dyson, a writer for the Los Angeles Times and manager of the Pasadena News Bureau, purchased the collection from the Hazard family. Dyson continued to add to the collection, with the intention of finishing and producing Hazard's work. Although Dyson did complete a manuscript (now in the Verne Dyson Papers, 1914-1962 (Collection 804) in Special Collections), and issued a 30-p. prospectus for the work in 1914, it was never published.
Extent
1 album (989 photographic prints) : b&w, 38 x 48 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of thin cardboard leaves, many of which have been re-purposed from some other text, with up to 16 photos per page; ms. captions below for about half of the photos.

Bound in brown cloth album, with black grained cloth spine and corners.

Spec. Coll. copy: leaves disbound, with upper cover wanting; numerous photographs have been removed, leaving behind traces of glue. In modern beige cloth clamshell box, with box title "Hazard-Dyson Los Angeles Photograph Album."
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.