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Finding Aid for the Fremont Ackerman Papers, 1890-1945
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  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fremont Ackerman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1945
    Collection number: 312
    Creator: Ackerman, Fremont
    Extent: 62 boxes (31 linear ft.) 92 oversize folders 4 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Fremont Ackerman worked as an engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad Company in Montana. He later established his own business as a civil engineer and surveyor in the Southern California area. The collection consists of field books, maps, drawings, correspondence, and business papers related to Fremont Ackerman's work with the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Montana and his activities as a civil engineer and surveyor in the Los Angeles region.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of William Coit Ackerman and Ruth Lovilla Ackerman, 1955.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Fremont Ackerman Papers (Collection 312). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462129 

    Biography

    Ackerman graduated from Ohio State University in 1883; worked as an engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad Company in Montana; moved to Los Angeles, California, and established his own business as a civil engineer and surveyor in the Southern California area.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of field books, maps, drawings, correspondence, and business papers related to engineer Fremont Ackerman. Materials relate to his work with the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Montana and his activities as a civil engineer and surveyor in the Los Angeles region. Topics include land and water companies in Arizona and California and real estate development in Southern California. Includes surveys conducted by Ackerman for the Lucky Baldwin estate, William Wolfskill rancho, Abbot Kinney's Venice in America project, and the property of William Andrews Clark.

    Indexing Terms

    Ackerman, Fremont--Archives.
    Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    Railroad engineers--Montana--Archival resources.
    Civil engineers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Surveyors--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Real estate development--California, Southern.
    Drawings.
    Land surveys.