Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Daily News Photographs, 1923-1954

Processed by Kayla Landesman; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Daily News Photographs, 1923-1954

Collection number: 1386

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Kayla Landesman, 1985
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Los Angeles Daily News Photographs,
Date (inclusive): 1923-1954
Collection number: 1386
Creator: Los Angeles daily news
Extent: 20 boxes (10.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The Los Angeles daily news was originally named the Illustrated daily news by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. when he started it in 1923. In 1954, it merged with the Mirror and became the Mirror-News. It lost reporters, columnists, and its more liberal flavor, and ceased publication in the early 1960s. The collection consists of 20,000 contact prints (a 10% sample) from the Los Angeles daily news morgue negatives in collection 1387.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of The Times-Mirror Company, 1958.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Los Angeles Daily News Photographs (Collection 1386). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233335 

Biography

The Los Angeles daily news was originally named the Illustrated daily news by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. when he started it in 1923. He copied the tabloid format of the New York daily news, although he rejected lurid and sensational journalism. In 1926 the paper went bankrupt and was taken over by Manchester Boddy, who changed the name to the Los Angeles daily news. He kept the tabloid format, with its heavy reliance on photographs. In 1954 it merged with the Mirror, the afternoon paper of the Los Angeles times, and became the Mirror-News. It lost reporters, columnists, and its more liberal flavor, and ceased publication in the early 1960s.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 20,000 contact prints (a 10% sample) from the Los Angeles daily news morgue negatives in collection 1387.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Subject files in alphabetical order (Boxes 1-17).
  2. Miscellaneous dating guide information (Box 18).
  3. Subject index to Daily News (Boxes 19-20).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Los Angeles daily news--Archives.
American newspapers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Related Material

  • Los Angeles Daily News Records (Collection 1208). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
  • Los Angeles Daily News Negatives (Collection 1387). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

 

Morgue Photograph Collection. Los Angeles, ca. 1923-1954

Creator/Collector: The Los Angeles Daily News
Physical Description: (17 boxes, 20,000 contact prints)

Scope and Content Note

The Los Angeles Daily News, now defunct, flourished ca. 1923-1954. Funded by a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities, a selection of 10% of the negatives was made from The Los Angeles Daily News morgue negative collection [Collection 1386], printed, and indexed.
  • 1. Photographers--Los Angeles.
  • 2. Photography, Journalistic.
  • 3. Los Angeles--History.
  • 4. Newspaper publishing.
  • 5. Los Angeles (California)--Views.
  • 6. Photography--20th century--Specimens.
  • 7. Photography--California.
  • 8. Boddy, Elias Manchester, 1891-1967--Portrait.
  • 9. Photography--Portaits.
  • 10. Daily News.