Scope and Content
Title: Collection of publishers' advertising pamphlets
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1920s
Collection number: 1677
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Abstract: Approximately 222 publishers' advertising pamphlets from primarily Los Angeles-based bookstores from the 1900s to the 1920s.
The majority of pamphlets were produced by Alfred A. Knopf, Macmillan, Houghton-Mifflin, Scribner, Doubleday, Page & Company,
Duran Books and P.F. Collier & Son.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
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.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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.
Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser,
[Identification of item], Collection of publishers' advertising pamphlets (Collection 1677). UCLA Library Special Collections,
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
This collection consists of publishers' advertising pamphlets from primarily Los Angeles Bookstores. The first box contains
pamphlets from Fowler Brothers and C.C. Parker Booksellers. Fowler Brothers bookstore was the oldest family-owned bookstore
in Los Angeles, in operation from 1888 to 1994, when it closed due to changing times and disruptive subway construction. It
began initially as a church and Sunday school supply house, but became a book and stationery store that survived six different
Chas. C. Parker or C.C. Parker Booksellers and Importers was located on 220 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.
The second box contains publishers' advertising pamphlets from Los Angeles and a few from Chicago issued by bookstores that
were operating during the early 1900s.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of approximately 222 publishers' advertising pamphlets. Publishers include Alfred A. Knopf, Macmillan,
Houghton-Mifflin, Scribner, Doubleday, Page & Company, Duran Books and P.F. Collier & Son. Advertisements also feature local
Los Angeles bookstores, including Gillespie's, Fowler Brothers, C.C. Parker, and Stratford & Green. The pamphlets mostly consist
of monthly book lists, books of the seasons, books for presents, new books of the year, children's reading lists and summer
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Publishers and publishing--United States--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material