Collection of publishers' advertising pamphlets, ca. 1900-1920s

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of publishers' advertising pamphlets
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1920s
Collection number: 1677
Extent: 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 English.
Repository: 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.

Administrative 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.

Processing Note

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of publishers' advertising pamphlets (Collection 1677). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

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 downtown locations.
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 reading lists.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Publishers and publishing--United States--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Booksellers' advertisements.
Publishers' catalogs.


Container List

Box 1

Publishers' advertising pamphlets from C. C. Parker and Fowler Brothers Bookstores, ca. 1910s-1920s.

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 90 publishers' advertising pamphlets from two Los Angeles bookstores. Mostly issued by Bobbs-Merrill, Scribner, Macmillian, Alfred A. Knopf, and Doran Books. The majority of advertising pamphlets include monthly book lists, books of the seasons, books for presents, novels/new books of the year, and summer reading lists.
Box 2

Publishers' advertising pamphlets, ca. 1900s-1920s.

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 132 publishers' advertising pamphlets from primarily Los Angeles bookstores with approximately five pamphlets from Chicago based bookstores. Pamphlets mostly issued by Bobbs-Merrill Company, Rand McNally and Company, Doubleday, Page & Co., Harper & Brothers. The majority of advertising pamphlets include monthly books lists, magazine guides, lists of books on health, as well as individual advertisements for upcoming books.