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Finding Aid for the Benjamin Platt Papers, 1918-1960
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Description
Benjamin Platt (d. 1960) founded the Platt Music Company (1905) in Los Angeles, and became the head of May Company's appliance department in 1924. The collection consists of correspondence, printed material, financial records, and photographs relating to the Platt Music Company and Benjamin Platt's career, including his activities as a promoter of various Jewish organizations in Los Angeles.
Background
Platt was born near Kiev, Russia; fled pogroms in 1902; came to the U.S. and founded the Platt Music Company in 1905; became head of May Company's appliance department in 1924; he died on April 18, 1960 in Los Angeles.
Extent
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.