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Finding Aid for the Fred S. Lang Company Archive 1904-1948
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Series 1. Fred S. Lang Company Records and Ephemera 1904-1945

Physical Description: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material created by and for The Fred S. Lang Company in Los Angeles. Items include an inventory of the original gift to the Clark Library and printed ephemera including prospectuses, awards and greeting cards for the company, as well as two framed awards and a framed photograph of Fred S. Lang.

Arrangement

This series was arranged first thematically and then chronologically where possible.
Box 1, Folder 1

Accession Records, 1945-1948

Scope and Content Note

Includes a background and brief inventory of the donation of the Fred S. Lang archive to the Clark Library.
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter from the University of California Press and Fred S. Lang's reply.
Box 1, Folder 3

Fred S. Lang Company Prospectuses, 1904, undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Fred S. Lang Company Greeting Cards, 1919-1926, undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Fred S. Lang Company Ephemera, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes objects printed by Fred S. Lang for his own business, including change of address notices and stationery.
Box 1, Folder 6

Awards, 1927,1931

Scope and Content Note

Awards and certificates given to acknowledge the quality of printing by the Fred S. Lang Company.
Box 2

Framed Ephemera, 1919, 1926

Scope and Content Note

Includes two framed awards and one framed photograph of Fred S. Lang.
 

Series 2. Printed Ephemera 1910-1945

Physical Description: 5 boxes (3.25 linear feet)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains ephemera that was printed by The Fred S. Lang Company for a variety of Los Angeles and Southern California area companies and events in the first half of the twentieth century. The items are primarily prospectuses, invitations and pamphlets but there are also seven wood blocks included in the collection.

Arrangement

This series was arranged first thematically and then chronologically where possible.
Box 3, Folder 1

Academic Prospectuses, 1911-1934, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes academic prospectuses from private schools, such as the Westlake School for Girls and Harvard School for Boys prior to their merger, and military academies in Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 2

Invitations, 1912-1931, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes invitations to a variety of events in Los Angeles, from annual business meetings to golf club openings.
Box 3, Folder 3

Souvenir Programs, 1905-1948, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs and menus from events in the Los Angeles area, including a program from the dedication of the Mary Andrews Clark Memorial Home in 1913.
Box 3, Folder 4

Printed Ephemera, 1910-1932, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes various printed objects from printed stationery to announcements of classes.
Box 4, Folder 1

Greeting Cards, 1925-1928, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes greeting cards distributed by businesses and individuals.

Note

Two items are Christmas cards illustrated with block prints by Erle Kenton (a film director) and sent from Erle and Florence Kenton.
Box 4, Folder 2

Prospectuses, 1927, 1940, undated

Box 4, Folder 3

Reproductions from Wood Blocks, undated

Box 5, Folder 1

Pamphlets, 1910-1923

Box 5, Folder 2

Pamphlets, 1924-1945, undated

Box 6

Wood Blocks, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 7 wood blocks, from which woodcut print reproductions were made for a Rounce & Coffin Club exhibit in Fred S. Lang's honor.
Box 7, Folder 1

Woodcuts (Prints), 1924, undated

Note

Includes woodcut prints that were William Andrews Clark Jr.'s holiday greetings from 1924.
Box 7, Folder 2

Academic Prospectuses (Oversize), 1936-1943, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes academic prospectuses from the Chouinard School of Art.
Box 7, Folder 3

Souvenir Programs (Oversize), 1940

Scope and Content Note

Includes the program from the World Premiere of Walt Disney's FANTASIA.

Note

Small card attached indicating "Typographical styling by Fred S. Lang, Los Angeles, Calif."