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Finding Aid for the Briggs family papers, 1820-1935
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Box 1

Box of WWI buttons. ca. 1914-1918.

Scope and Content Note

Collection of 25 WWI-era buttons.
Box 1, Folder 1

WWI Booklets, Images, and Insignia. ca. 1917-1918.

Scope and Content Note

Booklets include Our Navy and How to Know It, Songs the Soldiers and Sailor Sing , U.S. Army Facts and Insignia, and Posters Issued by U.S. Navy . Also includes a "Home Card" from the Unites States food administration outlining what people can do to help with WWI, small posters for World War I bonds (Fourth Liberty Loan and Third Liberty Loan), and images printed on cardstock roughly 6.5" X 8.5" of General Pershing, Woodrow Wilson, and Marshal Foch.
Box 1, Folder 2

Advertising Pamphlets and Correspondence. ca. 1926.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets advertising the Verdugo Woodlands just outside of Pasadena, flyers and correspondence relating to The Artland Club, and one pamphlet entitled "Facts You Should Know about Hollywood."
Box 1, Folder 3

Briggs/Dean Family Correspondence. 1822-1858.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence organized alphabetically by creator in a stationery file. Majority of correspondence is to and from immediate family members of the Dean family, as well as letters to Catherine Briggs from family and friends.
Box 1, Folder 4

Calling Cards. undated.

Box 1, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings. 1909, 1925, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes front page clippings from the Los Angeles Times, birthday horoscopes, section of the front page of La Semaine Universitaire, and a portion of a monthly fashion publication for the Banner Fashion Company called Banner Fashions.
Box 1, Folder 6

The Ideal Scrap Book. ca. 1918.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily filled with newspaper clippings about celebrities, the City of Los Angeles, heroic women, and information pertaining to WWI.
Box 1, Folder 7

Sheet music. ca. 1910.

Scope and Content Note

Two books of sheet music, Slumber Sea Chanteys and Honey Lam,' Bye bye.
Box 2, Folder 1

Letters written to Catherine Briggs. 1919-1929.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters on mourning stationery and general correspondence, all in French primarily from Catherine's former students.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letters written to Catherine Briggs. 1919-1930.

Note

All correspondence in French.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letters written to Catherine Briggs. 1929-1935.

Note

All correspondence in French.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letters from class of 1927 written to Catherine Briggs. 1918-1928.

Note

All correspondence in French.
Box 2, Folder 5

Record of the Rebellion in the United States of America. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten journal which is inscribed on the first page, "Record of the Rebellion in the United States of America, to be kept by Henry Zinn, F.P. Buzzell, and Willis B. Howard." Journal outlines important events in American history in 1860.
Box 2, Folder 6

Itinerary of the Beale. undated.

Scope and Content Note

An eight page document outlining the various places that Beale expedition stopped along its second trip west.
Box 2

Map of Mexico. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Map of Aubrey's trail in 1854 an exploration made by E.F. Beale.