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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives, ca. 1918-1990
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Description
The Los Angeles Times was founded in 1881 and was incorporated as the Times-Mirror Company in 1884. The collection consists of photonegatives as well as photographic prints documenting events and people in Southern California, the U. S., and the world. The material originates from the Los Angeles Times newspaper and includes glass negatives (circa 1918-1932), nitrate negatives (circa 1925-45), and safety negatives (circa 1935-1990). Also includes prints and negatives from the Los Angeles Times Orange County and San Diego bureaus.
Background
The Los Angeles Times was founded in 1881 when Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner hired the Mirror Printing Office and Book Bindery to print the first edition of the Los Angeles Daily Times; Cole (and Gardiner) gave up ownership of The Times to Jesse Yarnell, T.J. Caystile and S.J. Mathes, the printers of the newspaper and the owners of the Los Angeles Daily Times; they hired Harrison Gray Otis as editor (1882), who turned it into a success; Otis and H. H. Boyce purchased the Times and Mirror properties (1884) and incorporated as the Times-Mirror Company; Otis bought out his partner in 1886.
Extent
3443 boxes (1721.5 linear ft.) 750 oversize boxes
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.