Finding Aid for the William M. Baird Papers, 1914-1936

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the William M. Baird Papers, 1914-1936

Collection number: 331

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 14 April 1994
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William M. Baird Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1914-1936
Collection number: 331
Creator: Baird, William M.
Extent: 21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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 the UCLA Library, Department of 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, 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.

Restrictions on Access

PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 10-21. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
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 Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William M. Baird Papers (Collection 331). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Boxes 10-21 include correspondence, receipted bills, cancelled checks, articles of incorporation, letterbooks, cashbooks, deeds, tax records, ledgers, other legal instruments and business papers, journals, photographs, and newspapers pertaining to the Curtis Ranch, Bloomington, San Bernardino County, California, owned and operated by William M. Baird. Includes over 4000 letters relating to the running of the ranch, runs of local newspapers, various fruit company labels, and other printed documentation. Subjects include the development of irrigation and water companies, agriculture, land grants and litigation, and federal land banks. Nursery catalogs were added to Collection 1207.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Baird, William M.--Archives.
Ranchers--California--San Bernardino County--Archival resources.
Online resources.

Items Removed from Collection

  • Removed from Box 19: Rose Parade souvenir books, issues of This Month In Monrovia & Standard Oil Bulletin - catalogued in ORION.
  • Nursery catalogs added to collection 1207 - Nursery catalogs. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Boxes 1-9

Unprocessed.

Boxes 10-11

Receipted bills of Citrus Ranch, Bloomington, San Bernardino, California.

Box 12

Journals.

Box 13

Ledgers, cashbooks.

Box 14

Articles of incorporation, title cases.

Boxes 15-16

Letterbooks.

Box 17

Letterbook, scrapbook.

Box 18

Newspapers.

Box 19

Tax Records, 1886-1944 (2 folders).

Box 19

The Bugle. Davenport, Iowa, 1934.

Box 19

Baird Ranch, 1 photograph. n.d. By Tucker Studio.

Box 19

Photos. 1) Solarium 2) Unidentified home 3) Pier, Long Beach - #108 Hovey print.

Box 19

Duarte voter registration, 1896.

Box 19

Citrus labels & publication.

Box 20

Correspondence, bills and receipts.

Box 21

Correspondence and accounts.