Finding Aid of the Peggy Christian (Firm) Records

Processed by Dan Luckenbill
© 2004
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid of the Peggy Christian (Firm) Records

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, 26 June 1998
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© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Peggy Christian (Firm) Records,
Date (inclusive): 1948-1986
Collection number: 1465
Creator: Peggy Christian (Firm)
Extent: 104 boxes (52 linear ft.) 12 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peggy Christian (Firm) Records (Collection 1465). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of material related to the Peggy Christian Bookseller. Includes correspondence, catalogs, business records (1947-83), and ledgers (1954-82). Also includes working papers for an article regarding the Newberry and Caldecott awards and correspondence of James Sanborn.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  • Correspondence (Boxes 1-19).
  • Catalogs (Boxes 20-41).
  • Clippings about books, prices, etc. (Box 42).
  • Gordon Craig (Boxes 43-45).
  • Papers held by Peggy Christian (Boxes 46-50).
  • Business records of Peggy Christian (Box 51).
  • Business records (Boxes 52-99, 102-105, 108-114).
  • Catalog/bibliographic information (Box 100-101, 115-116).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Peggy Christian (Firm)--Archives.
Booksellers and bookselling--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Business records.
Catalogues.
Account books--Ledgers.
Correspondence.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Christian, Peggy.


Container List

 

Correspondence

Boxes 1-6, 9-10

Unsorted.

Box 7

Unsorted, also photographs.

Box 8

Unsorted, also memorabilia of shops.

Box 11

Cheney, Will.

Boxes 12-13

Peggy Christian catalogs.

 

Booksellers / Clients, Alphabetical

Box 14

A - C.

Box 15

C - H.

Box 16

H - M.

Box 17

N - P.

Box 18

P - S.

Box 19

T - Z, also “wants”.

 

Catalogs

 

Fine Press, Alphabetical Order

Box 20

A - Book Club of California.

Box 21

Colish - Philosophia.

Box 22

Plantin - Yolla Boly.

 

Publishers, Alphabetical Order

Box 23

A - C.

Box 24

Cooper - H.

Box 25

H - M.

Box 26

N - R.

Box 27

S - T.

Box 28

R - Universities.

Boxes 29-30

Universities.

 

Booksellers, Alphabetical by Topic

Box 31

Africa - Auto.

Box 32

Banned books - Capello.

Box 33

Carriages - Circus.

Box 34

Circus - E.

Box 35

Faberge - Geological.

Box 36

Greek, Latin, - Music.

Box 37

Mysteries - Newspapers.

Box 38

Occult - Radio & TV.

Box 39

Science fiction.

Box 40

Shaker - Wrought iron.

Box 41

Unsorted.

Box 42

Clippings about books, prices, etc.

Boxes 43-45

Gordon Craig.

 

Papers Held by Peggy Christian

Boxes 46-48

Riverside Cement Company.

Scope and Content Note

Also, Portland Cement Company in Box 48.
Boxes 49-50

Alan B. Brown.

Box 49

Oil, natural gas companies.

Box 50

Continental Oil Company, etc.

 

Business Records of Peggy Christian

Box 51

Datebooks and daily calendars.

 

Business Records

Boxes 52-53, 64-68

Shop Records, 1947-1979

Box 52

1947-1948.

Box 53

1948-1949.

Box 64

1969-1972.

Box 65

1970-1971.

Box 66

1972-1974.

Box 67

1975-1976.

Box 68

1977-1979.

Boxes 54-58

Shop Records and Bills, 1950-1960

Box 54

1950-1952.

Box 55

1953-1958.

Boxes 56-57

1957-1958.

Box 58

1958-1960.

Box 59

Shop Records and Correspondence, 1961-1962.

Box 59

1961.

Box 60

1961-1962.

Box 61

1961.

Scope and Content Note

[Also], invoices, 1964.
Boxes 62-63, 69

Paid Shop Bills, 1964-1968, 1985

Box 62

1964-1966.

Box 63

1967-1968.

Box 69

1985.

Boxes 70-82

Sales Books, 1959-1977

Box 70

1959-1965.

Box 71

1956-1960.

Box 72

1959, 1962-1963.

Box 73

1958-1963.

Box 74

1964-1967.

Box 75

1965-1968.

Box 76

1965-1966.

Box 77

1969.

Box 81

1972-1975.

Box 82

1975-1977.

Boxes 78-85

Sales Books and Invoices, 1970-1984

Box 78

1970-1971, 1968-1971.

Box 79

1971-1972.

Box 80

1972-1974.

Box 83

1977-1978.

Box 84

1979-1980.

Box 85

1981-1984.

Boxes 86-88

Invoices, 1948-1977

Box 86

1948-1966.

Box 87

1963-1967.

Box 88

1975-1977.

Boxes 89-93

Shop Checking Account, 1963-1983

Box 89

1963-1964, 1970-1971.

Box 90

1965-1969.

Box 91

1972-1976.

Box 92

1977-1982.

Box 93

1979-1983.

Box 94

Shop records, miscellaneous

Box 95

Ledgers, 1954-1982

Box 95

1954-1960.

Box 96

1960-1961.

Box 97

1964-1966.

Box 98

1957-1960, 1967.

Box 99

1969-1982.

Box 102

Customer names, ca. 1955-1965.

Box 103

Customer names and book slips, ca. 1955-1965, 1970s.

Boxes 104-105

Book Slips, 1970s.

Boxes 108-111

Sold Slips

Note

[Arranged Alphabetically]:
Box 108

A - C.

Box 109

D - J.

Box 110

K - O.

Box 111

P - Z.

Box 112

Cards for a catalog.

Box 113

Cook book slips, A - Z.

Box 113

Slips (another series), R - W.

Box 114

675 Boys' books sold, A - Z.

 

Catalog/ Bibliographical Information

Boxes 100-101

Gordon Craig.

Note

[Box 100 added July 1987]
 

Bibliographical Information

Box 115

Newbery and Caldecott medal winners.

Scope and Content Note

Notes by PC and Hilda Bohem, various folders.
Box 116

California children's book notes and others.

Scope and Content Note

Notes by PC and Hilda Bohem, various folders [box not full].