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Finding Aid for the Charles E. Shelton Collection of Photographs of the Southwest, ca. 1865-1961
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles E. Shelton Collection of Photographs of the Southwest,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1865-1961
    Collection number: 1313
    Creator: Shelton, Charles E., 1914-2002
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Charles E. Shelton (1914-2002) was a newspaper and book publisher in Southern California. He published and edited the Azusa Herald and the Glendora Press, published The Desert Magazine, and founded the weekly Palm Desert Post. Shelton also established Best West Publications and ran the Southwest Desert Art Gallery in Palm Desert with his wife, Kathleen Gunn Shelton. The collection contains 91 negatives and 15 prints of the U.S. southwest that Shelton gathered when compiling his book Photo album of yesterday's southwest (1961).
    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 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.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Cynthia Shelton, 2002.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles E. Shelton Collection of Photographs of the Southwest (Collection 1313). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Charles E. Shelton, was a native of Glendora and graduate of Pomona College, and made his career in newspaper and book publishing in Southern California. After graduating from Pomona College in 1935, he worked for the Los Angeles Times as a junior sports writer. An R.O.T.C member in college, he was called to duty in 1941. He served through World War II in the Pacific Theater as a Press Officer for the Army Air Corps. After the war, Shelton published and edited the Azusa Herald and the Glendora Press. In the 1960s, he published The Desert Magazine, founded the weekly Palm Desert Post, and, with his wife, Kathleen Gunn Shelton, established Best West Publications, publisher of books on southwestern art and travel. They also ran the Southwest Desert Art Gallery in Palm Desert for a number of years.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains 91 negatives and 15 prints of the U.S. southwest that Shelton gathered when compiling his book Photo album of yesterday's southwest which was published by Desert Magazine in Palm Desert California in 1961. The images were collected from a variety of libraries, museums and historical societies in and around the southwest. There is also an unbound proof copy of the book in the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Shelton, Charles E., 1914-2002--Archives.