The Thelner and Louise Hoover collection, spanning the years 1921 - 1982, consists primarily of Thelner Hoover's photographs
and negatives. The collection contains of black and white photographs, color photographs, negatives, color slides, 16mm films
and a few daguerrotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, glass lantern slides, glass negatives and two autochromes. The collection also
includes personal papers and manuscripts relating to Thelner and Louise's personal life, travels, their involvement with UCLA,
and his professional work.
Thelner Barton Hoover, photographer, and his wife, Louise Brown Hoover, both UCLA Class of 1930, served UCLA in various capacities
for over 50 years. Thelner B. Hoover began his career in 1921 as a student photographer for his Rockford Illinois high school
yearbook. When his family moved to California, he attended Pasadena Junior College, and was the official student photographer
for that campus from 1925 until graduating in 1927. T. B. Hoover attended the University of California, Los Angeles from
1927 until he graduated in 1930. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity. He was the official student
photographer for the "The Southern Campus" yearbook, the Daily Bruin (student newspaper) and the Athletic News Bureau. As
a student, he financed and co-produced with Bud Graybill, a 35mm film entitled, "The Bruin Review" which featured the move
from the Vermont campus to Westwood. This film was a part of the student Charter Day event in March 1930. Thelner made
films of UCLA football games before Stan Troutman took over. He began a series of aerial photographs of the campus and the
surrounding community in 1929 and continued this series after graduation. Thelner continued to document UCLA after his graduation.
Some of his photographs of UCLA are included in "UCLA on the Move" by John B. Jackson and Andrew Hamilton; and in "California
of the Southland" published in 1937.September 1998 - Facts from various sources included in manuscripts & personal papers
in the Thelner & Louise Hoover collection.
65 canisters of film
41 document cartons
26 shoe cartons
50 oversized cartons (52 linear feet)
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections University Archives Reference Desk for paging information.