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Programs, guides, newspapers, stamps, coins, medals, flags, banners, posters, photos and slides. Venue information including Exposition Park.
Prints of 19th century European urban scenes.
Illustrations extracted from various issues of Ballou's Pictorial, Frank Leslie's Budget of Fun, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Weekly, and Illustrated London News. 1855-1881, n.d.
Largely aerial photographs of air bombardments in Europe during World War II. By Col. M. H. McKinnon
Two photograph albums, photographs. Mostly color photographs of paintings by Los Angeles artist Ben Abril depicting historic buildings and scenes in Los Angeles, primarily Bunker Hill. Also some publicity (newspaper clippings from the Herald Examiner, March 8, 1964) connected with...
Abstracts of title to Rancho Santa Anita in Los Angeles County, California. 1886-1900.
Clippings and a few business cards. Clippings are about balloon flight, dirigibles, the Wright Brothers, and other aeronautic topics.
Commemorative album of original photographs "Presented to Armand Maurer in Recognition and Gratitude for Outstanding Service Rendered to the Franciscan Fathers."
Photographs. Views of late 19th century frontier including U.S. Army posts and Native Americans.
Yearbook "Alhambran 1978," Alhambra High School, California, 1978.
Album of 35 photographs, including 11 cyanotypes, showing firearms, edged weapons, and accessories of J.J.Allard, St. Louis, Mo., arms dealer.
A small collection of photographs, yearbooks, and ephemera of a high school student in the 1920s. There are a few items from her adulthood, but most of the collection is from her high school years.
Pictures and articles about American troops fighting in WWI, especially American "Aces." Includes reports of men who died in service, a few photographs and two letters. The bulk of the material is from 1918, with a few items from later...
American Institute of Architects (Southern California Chapter). Includes interiors and exteriors of public buildings, residences, churches, schools, offices, and factories. ca. 1950s
Compiled by Marie Peterson, the scrapbook includes badges, photographs, clippings, meeting agendas, membership lists, and other ephemera relating to the American Legion, Columbus Park (Illinois) Auxiliary, Unit 688. There is also some material relating to the American Legion, Santa Barbara,...
Albums. Six small volumes containing the catalog of American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. (New York) films. There are three proofs each from approximately 3000 short films. Catalog includes title and running length. ca. 1895-1909, undated
Newsletters; agendas and news releases by the California Bicentennial Celebration Committee; magazines commemorating bicentennial.
Photocopies and hand-written notes collected by Donald Chaput, History Division, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, during the years 1984-1988, as part of a biographical project related to Julius Kruttschnitt, Jr. Most of the materials are from the Tucson...
Two items pertaining to notable American women: brochure for 1999 Ken Burns documentary "Not for Ourselves Alone" and an issue of Life magazine from 1976 highlighting 200 years of remarkable American women.
Photographs. Amet's inventions, motion picture experimentation, real photo postcards of aviation from ca. 1909-10. 1895-1922, undated.
Patents, sketches, and clippings. 1880-1917, undated.
Forest Lodge No. 124 General Ledger of Records and Minutes; 3 partly charred grocery store ledgers from Forest, California. Includes Financier's Cash Book 1883-1889; Financier's Cash Book 1883, 1889-1899; Ledger 1886-1891.
This artificial collection pertains to the history animation and cartoons. There are background scenes; cels, sequential drawings; several scripts with the scenes and corresponding dialogue; and photographs including a sequential set labeled “Bray, 1911.”
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning a variety of topics in the history of these California regions.
Photographs of Susan B. Anthony, her sister Mary, and associates, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anna Howard Shaw, Lucretia Mott, and biographer Ida Husted Harper. Also, photos of several Anthony homes.
Professional and fraternal appointments as well as for public service and personal commendations.
Negatives. A series of images pictured with fire truck(s), 1920.
Catalog entitled Armed Services Catalog of Medical Materiel [sic] published by the Armed Services Medical Procurement Agency, Brooklyn, New York.
Postcards, telegrams and other personal correspondence from U.S. Army Sgt. Fred Armstrong to his family in Pomona, California during World War I. Most of the letters are from France and Germany. There are also a few personal photos.
Postcards and greeting cards, 1910-1948, undated. Postcards are all used, providing glimpses into the lives of the Dillu, Fisher and Ashby families. Also genealogical compilations (1981) of family from Geneva, Illinois, including photocopied letters and photographs. 1910-1982, undated
Printed miscellany of educational, social, religious, political and cultural entities primarily from the Southern California region. Bulk is 1880s-1940s.
Negatives. Views of San Francisco plant, interiors and individual engines including 2-and 3-cylinder stationary gas engines.
Photos of insignia, law enforcement officers, and armed forces personnel in Australia during World War I. circa 1914-1918
Errol Steven's 1993 essay and compilation of Seaver Center photocopies from the General Photo File relating to "Southern California in the Age of the Automobile, 1901-1952."
Brochures, leaflets, catalogs, parts lists, posters, postcards, calendars and other sales, promotional and advertising publications for vehicles and related products and services; automotive manuals; photographs pertaining to steam and gas powered vehicles, motorcycles, buses, trucks, as well as engines, races...
An artificial collection of small, individual automotive-related photograph collections. 1904 - 1976, undated.
Publications, clippings, brochures, and ephemera, particularly related to American innovations in the air travel industry.
This is a hybrid artificial collection bringing together small photo collections pertaining to aviation and flight. 1906 - 1954
Documents of the Avilas, an early California family. Includes historical account by Carolina Avila. English and Spanish. 1824 - 1940, undated.
Documents, receipts and other items from the estate of Josefa Avila. Also postcards and two portraits.
The bulk of this collection consists of letters written by Baker to his wife Amanda from 1861-1864. Most of the letters are written from various locations in Virginia and discuss the health of the troops, the horses assigned to them,...
218 photographs made by Los Angeles photographer Viroque Baker.
Correspondence, clippings, and photographs pertaining to Allan C. Balch.
Photos of war scenes in France, collected by Dr. John A. Balsley, Capt., U.S. Army, who served in England and France. circa 1914-1918
A group of seven photographs: Arcadia Bandini de Baker (1825-1912) and members of her family, taken in 1904; a photograph of her summer home in Santa Monica; a photograph of Kate Sullivan, Bandini's personal assistant for many years.
Photograph album. Many photographs are identified "JBB" possibly for Joseph Brent Banning. Includes construction of Banning family home in Wilmington, California; Banning family; San Pedro harbors; ships; and Canal Street. Some Hancock Banning papers. circa 1877-1930, undated
Eight letters dated 1850 to 1868 from Thomas Loftin, Narcissa Harison, and James Lee to various family members. Most are from Thomas Loftin in El Dorado County to family members in Mississippi. An unrelated part of the collection consists of...
Photographs, negatives. Stills from commercial film-maker Barr's educational films on California history including Indians, Rancho Life, Mining, Trapping, etc., produced in the 1970s.
Photographs of Plains Indians in the 1880s.
Stereographic prints. Views of the United States, South America, and Europe collected by Bassett.
Twenty-six photographs from an exhibit illustrating the manufacture and use of optical glass. See also GC 1230 Bausch and Lomb Optical Company Prints
8 color commercial prints on textured boards, illustrating use of spectacles through history published by Bausch and Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, N.Y. Artwork by Harold Anderson, W.F. Soare, and unsigned.
Primarily Christmas cards and holiday cards received by Behrendt; some senders were well-known names in the movie industry.
A collection of historical papers, primarily of legal documents, forms, pamphlets, booklets and serial publications relating to Southern California and the United States. The dates range from ca. 1538-1939, with its bulk dates between 1850-1920.
Photographs. Sam Behrendt was a Los Angeles collector of historical materials including photographs. Many of these photos were made by Charles C. Pierce. Subjects include Los Angeles and Southern California communities, San Francisco and Northern California, and some subject files....
Sheet music for piano collected by Bennett.
Veterans affairs of August Berg, who served in the Spanish American War.
Photos related to the Spanish American War. ca. 1898
Newspaper clippings, flyers and posters.
Primarily field and level notebooks containing handwritten notes, drawings and calculations for survey work in the Los Angeles and Southern California region. Created by Joseph A. Bernal, G.M.D. Fisher, Bernal & Bernal and also Alphonso J. Bernal (son of Bernal).
Two 24x36 photographs: "Albino in the Flower Fields" and "Dunes." undated (use 2006 from donation date for documentation purposes]
Photos of actors and actresses and film making in Hollywood during the silent era, collected by Biby and his wife Marion Strauch Biby. He was one of the first casting directors in Hollywood. He discovered Jackie Coogan, and he was...
Primarily correspondence between Cordelia ("Cordie"" Matheson and Leonard (""en"" Birken before and after their marriage. The letters are to and from various small towns in Nebraska. Most of the letters are written by Cordelia Matheson; there are also some letters...
Photographs and negatives. Copy photos and negatives made for the Museum's 1969-1970 exhibit on America's Black Heritage. Many are copies from books.
Glass positives. Scenes from the first feature-length (5-reel) color motion picture, "The Glorious Adventure," 1921, which Blackton produced. The transparencies are black & white.
Collection relating to Vitagraph Company and its founder.
7 photographs of a Mobil station at Wilshire Blvd. and Cochran in Los Angeles, some featuring an airplane on display and some featuring John McCormick, an employee and the donor of the collection.
Correspondence from Bonelli to various county department heads and his constituents, 1920's-1970 (bulk 1970). Also 52+ oversize scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to Bonelli and his career. Also, photographs and memorabilia.
Album of sketches includes charcoal and pen and ink botanical and patterned designs. [ca. 1890s] Mostly 7th and 8th grades of schools in the city of Los Angeles including Breed Street, Harper, Spring Street, Sentous Street, Custer, and Ninth Street.
Photograph Album, 1908. Cover reads: "Welcome to the Fleet at San Francisco [;] Tour of Gov. Geo. L. Sheldon and Party April 26th to May 8 1908 [.] Photographs by Louis R. Bostwick [,] Omaha U.S.A. Note inside indicates that...
Scrapbook of photographs of 12th Signal Company, Philippine Scouts, Capt. T. E. Boudinot commanding. Album is a mixture of official Signal Corps photographs and personal snapshots. Includes photographs of Philippines, China, Singapore and other unnamed locales in the Far East.
Records and correspondence from the files of Bowles, who was Quartermaster during the Civil War and was in charge of Joe Holt Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Includes post-war records such as veterans' claims.
Many are carte-de-visite views of Civil War scenes with the Brady studio imprint on the back.
Cattle brand registers: Volume 1: -March 1852. Volume 2: June 1851-December 1857. Volume 3: January 1858-February 1917. Volume 4: February 1917-December 1917, 1928, 1935, and a group of previously recorded brands but perpetuated in 1917 and 1918. See also GC1279...
15 scenes of Southern California, including Hollywood, La Jolla, Long Beach, Redlands, San Pedro, and the Westlake Park in Los Angeles; plus three of Santa Cruz, including one of General Fremont and family. 1902, undated
51 pen and ink drawings of cowboy life by Katherine Field, signed and dated 1934, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951; commissioned for use in calendars and in the Western Livestock Journal published by the Los...
Photos of soldiers and war scenes in Europe. circa 1914-1918
Photos of mining, landscapes, people, social life and customs in various locales including Baja California, Eastern Sierras, Honduras, Guatamala, and New Zealand; and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. 1901-1924, undated.
Collection of ephemera including post cards, portraits (lithographs, engravings), postal covers, photographs (including tintypes and cyanotypes), and other materials, ca. 1760-1971 (bulk late 1800's to 1940's).
Correspondence, photographs, publications and personal memorabilia relating to Bryan, the LA County Museum, and the natural history of Hawaii.
Diary (Omaha, 1914), account book (1905-07), calling cards, photographs, military records, and WWI maps.
Watercolor paintings of Cuba scenes by Bernhardt Wall, 1898, relating to the Spanish-American War.
Soldiers' letters; postmarks and postal covers; Confederate almanac; and veterans' scrapbook.
Eight diaries written while Burmeister was a resident of the Exposition Park area and a student at the University of Southern California. Also one cabinet card of Burmeister in 1902.
9 photographs, including 1 image related to WRC chapter #188. 1901-1904, undated. See also manuscripts in MSS-492
Family and personal papers; typescripts; clippings; photographs of people and nature, with only a few specifically identified as Southern California locales. 1906-1962, undated
An artifical collection of business cards arranged by subject. Primarily Los Angeles and Southern California. 1930s-1950s, undated (some undated items may be from early 20th century).
Brochures, pamphlets, publications, tickets, decals and other ephemera relating primarily to Southern California business enterprises, but also including national and international companies. Arranged geographically, and then by business name. 1880s-present, undated.
Scrapbooks, 4 volumes. including 9 prints of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Collection of calendars pertaining to political, businesses and organization advertisement.
Photographs collected by donor, Marjorie L. Eade, of this Los Angeles attraction showing women and children riding on the alligators, ostriches, and in carts.
Don Chaput's research files. Arranged alphabetically by name of post.
Photos of artists and their studios, mostly friends of donor California painter J. Bond Francisco (1863-1931).
Interior and exterior shots of a California bungalow. ca. 1910
An artificial collection includes booklets, correspondence, ephemera, forms, handbills, lithographs, manuscripts and newspaper accounts relating primarily to the settling of California by the Americans
53 glass negatives of California missions
2 volumes of business correspondence copies, produced by an invention called a "letter copying book". Its onion skin sheets are blurred often illegible. Created by the California Real Estate Exchange. Book #2: June 1, 1899-July 31, 1899 Book #4: Oct....
About 300 posters dated 1919 for criminals, escapees, and missing persons from various California locales.
Collection of scenes of California and Californians from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's.
Mock-up publication with photos and some captions, showing U.S. Marine Corps training activities at Camp Pendleton, San Diego County, California, 1945.
Manuscripts, correspondence and clippings relating to the magazine "Western Outdoor News," Cannon's book "Sea of Cortez" and publicity files. Photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies. Some photographs of actress Carla Laemmle. 1954-1979
Collection of 4 x 5" negatives with scenes from the Caribbean Islands, Colombia, the Panama Canal, Venezuela, and Mexico. ca.1920
7 photographs of a carnival troupe, circa 1910; location unknown.
Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes from various accessions. Majority of items are unidentified. Most, but not all, are in cases. ca. 1842-1939, undated
Cattle brand samples on leather; earmark samples on leather. (Updated inventorying shows the earliest brand samples are circa 1836, 1838, and 1841. Also numerous undated items. December, 2011). English and Spanish. See also GC1339 Brands and Counterbrands Collection ( -...
Magazine clippings, 1930s - 1940s; cardboard stand-up.
Letters, brief handwritten notes and other manuscripts collected for their autographs by notable Americans and Europeans including government and military officials; writers and scholars; and actors. Manuscript of Heinrich Heine. ca. 1850-1926.
Photographs. Mostly hand-colored carte-de-visite photos of people wearing 19th folk costumes. Many are by Julius Hahn of Hamburg, Germany. There are also unmounted albumen prints of European countries, Egypt and India, apparently acquired by the Chadwicks during their travels. [undated,...
Photographs of Chaplin working on films, sets from his movies, and stills from films including "City Lights", "The Circus", & "The Gold Rush". Also, Chaplin at his home in Beverly Hills.
Scrapbook of clippings about Chaplin taken from papers in many countries. "Charles Chaplin Film Corporation" is stamped on the inside cover. Clippings are in several languages including French, English, Swedish and Italian.
Photographs and memorabilia relating to Charlie Chaplin and films made at the Chaplin Studio at 1416 North La Brea Ave. in Hollywood.
Film strips. Twelve black/white instructional film strips for Chevrolet sales managers showing various aspects of how to sell automobiles. Titles range from "Finding Prospects" to "The Road Demonstration" to "Women!".
4 loose leaf binders; arranged alphabetically by Cigar Company: Book 1: A-B, no brand names, ov bands Book 2: C-G Book 3: H-N Book 4: O-Z, Samples of Cigar Box Edgings.
Prints. Photographic portion of a traveling exhibit on the Civil War mounted by Security Pacific National Bank in the early 1980s; the final exhibit stop was the Natural History Museum.
Union and Confederate items. Soldiers' letters, including one by a confederate soldier; documents, forms, newspapers, recruitment broadsides and ephemera. Includes contemporary ephemera about the Civil War. One 78 rpm record of the 39th annual convention of the Daughters of the...
Photographs. The photos were collected and preserved by Rev. and Mrs. Cleveland.
Location shots (West Indies, India), postcards, some movie stills relating to the career of silent screen star Elmer Clifton.
Fifteen photographs (steel engravings, carte de visites, and cabinet cards) on several different subjects: J.W. Waters (San Bernardino, California mountain man and farmer of 1830s and 1840s); the San Jacinto (San Bernardino) earthquake of 1899; various scenes in El Paso,...
Correspondence, drawings, photographs and a few celluloid film frames. 1889 - 1934, undated (bulk is 1932).
Four annotated scrapbooks with indexes of clippings, letters, memorabilia, and some photographs pertaining to Collins, his lineage, and his career as an attorney.
Photographs relating to the 1916 removal of a bell from the Columbus Tower in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
A collection of posters produced by Los Angeles-based artist Robbie Conal during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Manuscript minutes of the club, some typed sheets attached. Also bylaws of the Concordia Building Association of Los Angeles (1901) and minutes of the association (May 1 to November 19, 1901).
Research materials, including manuscripts and photographs, used by Roscoe P. and Margaret B. Conkling for their book "The Butterfield Overland Mail, 1857- 1869; Its Organization and Operation over the Southern Route to 1861; Subsequently over the Central Route to 1866;...
Campaign mail and political publications.
Antonio Coronel was a public servant for most of his life during the Mexican period of California and continuing in the American statehood. Most notably he served as Mayor of Los Angeles and State Treasurer. Correspondence, speeches and documents relating...
Photographs of the Coronel family members and friends and of Southern California views. Primarily 19th century portraits produced on carte de visites and cabinet cards of individuals and groups from southern California. Also images pertaining to the Coronels’ relationship with...
Los Angeles hotel; volume spine reads Proprietors - Hammel & Denker. 1882 - 1883.
Movie costume sketches by Renee Hurbert, William C. Lambert, William Travilla, Theodora Van Runkle, Arlington F. Valles, Edith Head (The Ten Commandments) and Helen Rose (Carmen Miranda). 1941-1968, bulk is 1942.
Lantern slides, glass negatives and nitrate film. Primarily scenes of Panama. ca. 1910-1913, undated.
The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings arranged by county and by topic. Subjects covered include the Gold Rush, transportation and biographies. There are also many term papers written by Coy's students and arranged by subject.
Photographs and reproduction prints of California historic sites, landmarks, buildings (including missions and adobe structures), artifacts, industry, and people who were part of the historical narrative. Subject matter includes the age of Spanish exploration, but concentrates on California in the...
Glass positives. Eleven hand-painted toy slides, showing people and animals, used for story illustrations. Ten fit into a magic lantern projector that is part of same donation. [ca. 1880-1920, undated]
Papers include his marriage license; a handwritten poem by Annie C. Hallamore entitled "Lindbergh's Light on City Hall"; a carbon copy of his farewell address; two photographs; and a photocopy of the Los Angeles Public Library's Cryer biography file.
Curtis' original typewritten manuscript and research notes for his 20 volume "The North American Indian," published roughly one volume annually between 1907 and 1930 in a numbered edition of 500.
Gravure prints from volumes 2,3,6,14,16 & 17 of the North American Indian, plus 3 gelatin silver prints and 5 platinum prints signed by Curtis.
Correspondence and financial records relating to the liquidation of the assets of the George H. Dagget Company which went out of business in May 1909.
Four postcard albums. Souvenir postcards primarily from Europe; some locales of United States, Canada, Ensenada (Mexico), Jamaica, and Singapore. Collected approximately between 1920 and 1931. See also GC1221 Russell E. Danforth Scrapbook, 1918-1919.
The scrapbook contains military papers (promotions, passes, permission requests), invitations, photographs, programs, ticket stubs, and sheet music. Also includes a letter from Danforth to his grandmother (May 4, 1919) telling about sightseeing in France.
Ten scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings about the following Davies films: Beverly of Graustark, Buddies, The Fair Co-Ed, Lights of Broadway, Little Old New York, The Patsy, Quality Street, Tillie the Toiler, When Knighthood was in Flower, Yolanda, and Zander the...
One scrapbook of clippings, letters and photographs pertaining to De Forest and his inventions.
Scrapbook of Deakin's California mission sketches; sketches of El Molino, a Spanish mill in Pasadena; several magazines of which belonged to Deakin (1900-1905). ca. 1872-1905.
Correspondence and minutes pertaining to Death Valley and Death Valley explorer Henry Wade.
Photos of the Ygnacio and Reginaldo del Valle families, active in California business and government in the 19th century. Mostly family photos, including views taken at their Rancho Camulos, located in today’s Ventura County, California. ca. 1851-1921, undated (bulk ca....
Papers relating to Antonio Seferino del Valle, his son Ygnacio, grandson Reginaldo F., and other family members. Activities include their cattle ranching and wine businesses, particularly in Rancho San Francisco and Rancho Camulos, located in today’s Ventura County, California. Other...
40 three-picture Gem lantern slides of various scenes and subjects, ca. 1900. One ten-picture demonstration slide for the Edison Home Kinetoscope, ca. 1905. Photograph of Centaur Film Co., ca. 1913. Roll of Edison Home Kinetoscope Film "The Tramp's Revenge" ca....
26 prints of landscapes drawn by DeWolf. Scenes might not be of California; prints were made by Bertha E. Jaques of Chicago from plates. 1914-1931, undated.
Warren C. Dickerson was a commercial postcard photographer whose work covers the late nineteenth century through about 1920. While Dickerson’s work as a whole is inclusive of photographs from throughout the United States, about one-third of the photographs are of...
Sixteen 4" x 5" color transparencies of scenes from Walt Disney's animated feature films "Pinocchio" and "Fantasia."
Collection covers facets of Walt Disney Productions, including the development of Mickey Mouse, the Silly Symphonies series and other animated characters; animation cameras, animators at work; the Hyperion Avenue studio building and Mickey Mouse promotions. 1906-1980, undated (bulk is 1930s-40s)
Illustrations of Touring Topics magazine series on "The Story of Transportation in the Southwest." 1930s.
Photographs. Photograph album, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, carte de visites and other photographs, primarily studio portraits of unidentified women and some children. Photographers include John McFadden and P.E. Finch of Lebanon, Ohio; C.C. Giers of Nashville, Tennessee. ca. 1859-1887, undated
Drawings on individual cards, mostly of California brands, created from the Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration) (WPA). No index or identifying information for the brands.
Color transparencies, slides, and motion picture film of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, the Rose Bowl Game, and the Rose Queen and her Court.
Postcards, including real photo postcards, primarily depicting Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. Some are addressed to Joe Du Shane, with postmarks ranging 1909-1924.
Account books, ledgers, deeds, certificates of title, stock certificates, stock lists, hardware catalogs, photographs, and other material pertaining to the history of the Ducommun store and its subsequent business entities. The Ducommun Corporation is Los Angeles’ oldest continuously operating business...
Primarily correspondence to Dunlap, with some telegrams and statements; Dunlap's certificates of appointment are included.
Primarily stock certificates issued separately to several individuals for mining, oil and other stocks in various states. Also for El Oro Club, Mexico. Also several letters and related documents. See also: GC 1219, Stock Certificate Collection
The Amelia Earhart Collection is comprised of six boxes and one oversized box of black and white prints of Amelia Earhart, her family and friends and other various photographs relating to both her flights and aviation in general. ca. 1918,...
Letters, flight logs, radiograms and clippings by and about Amelia Earhart (AE).
Documents issued by Mexican government, 1828 - 1846, reflecting the history of the city of Los Angeles, Southern California and Alta California; Andrés Pico; Manuel Micheltorena; and others.
Issued in 1926 by The Foliophiles Incorporated of original leaves (many with accompanying text providing details of the specimen.) World examples including Javanese, Sanskrit, German, Chinese and Japanese. 1263 - 19th century.
This is a hybrid artificial collection that brings together small collections pertaining to early American railroad transportation and locomotive engines. Coverage throughout the United States. ca. 1860s-1954
Newspaper clippings, from a clipping service, pertaining to earthquakes, primarily in the United States.
Group of photos of Edison and some of his associates, with notes by Francis Jehl, laboratory assistant to Edison and author of Menlo Park Reminiscences. Also family photos including Edison's father and grandmother. Also two pieces of correspondence. ca. 1850-1927,...
Charles Maltby's copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln.
Brochures, pamphlets, and publications relating primarily to Southern California, but also including national and international materials. Arranged geographically, and then by subject. 1880s-present, undated
Collection of photocopied papers, correspondence, and photographs pertaining to Dr. Ernesto Galarza compiled by Estrada in the course of his research; also papers on the 1987 symposium and exhibit at Occidental College honoring the achievements of Galarza. Digital photos are...
Fourteen photos showing an artist's rendering for and construction of temporary buildings built at Exposition Park, Los Angeles, between the Coliseum and Figueroa Street, including pictures of the construction crews. The exposition was held in 1923.
An artificial collection of ephemera, booklets, and other publications of primarily California venues. Non-California events include the Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha in 1898; the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis, 1904; and the Seattle World's Fair, 1962.
This is an artificial collection of materials, primarily ephemera, from the Railway Express Agency and Wells Fargo and Company Express.
Booklets and clippings for motion picture make-up and its application, including one for the consumer market, 1928 - 1935. Also a greasepaint sketch portrait of Factor from the 1930s. See also P-239
A collection of 24 black and white publicity photographs of cosmetician Max Factor (1877-1938) and his make-up studio at 1666 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California.
Damaged velvet-covered album with metal clasp. Cover decoration is made of white plastic. The album contains unidentified portraits of men, women and children, high-quality cabinet cards, some from Stockton, California. 1879, undated
Family Photograph album of scenes taken in California, Washington, Kansas, Indiana, Canada, and Alaska. Includes some photographs of destruction from the San Francisco Earthquake.
Album has been taken apart. Photographs of scenery and people at various locations (rather than formal portraits). Some views are of the Northwest coast and show totem poles and forested coastline.
Album of unidentified formal portraits.
Manuscripts, photographs, clippings and ephemera relating to the life of William Farnum and his acting career.
WPA art collection, mostly charcoal pieces with matting. Artists include Marian Herbert, Arthur Durston, Jerre Murry and Nicolas Panesis. Scenes include the California desert, Olvera Street and flower compositions. 1930s.
Photographs, albums. Includes the Spanish-American War in the Philippines and various Forts and Army posts in the United States. ca. 1890-1915
Photographic albums of portraits probably of family members. Nearly all unidentified except for a few historical personages. See also: William M. Ferry Papers, Gen. Col. 1263.
Papers of the Ferry family. Typescript recorded in 1913-14 by the eldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Ferry when she was 86 years of age, selected from family letters of incidents in the history of Mackinac Island, Michigan dating back...
Specimens of motion picture film compiled and catalogued by Earl Theisen (1903-1973). A portion of the collection is derived from other motion picture history donations to the museum, but most of the items were collected by the donor. 1889-1947, undated
Correspondence, minutes, reports and addresses, agreements, by-laws, membership lists, financial records, and ephemera of the Fine Arts League of Los Angeles.
Slides of firearms in the Museum's History Department collections.
Photographs of scenes from this circa 1926 film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Also includes a 3-page synopsis of the film.
Brochures, publications and one clipping on first aid and emergency procedures, including material on surviving a nuclear attack and constructing a fallout shelter. Primarily published by federal agencies including the Office of Civil Defense in the Department of Defense; and...
Seventeen photographs of Yosemite, plus three others of the Monterey coast that may be by Fiske. All of his negatives were destroyed in two fires (1904 and 1943); only his prints remain today.
The Abel Fletcher Collection consists of one carte-de-visite, and a number of ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, Fletchotypes, negatives, reprints, tintypes, books, clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera.
San Diego, Calif. Spine and pages read W. Bowers, Proprietor. One page, dated 1927, has Florence Hotel crossed out and Broadway Hotel written in its place.
14 mounted prints on 13 mounts of Oklahoma scenes: Sac and Fox Indians, railroad bridge construction, and others.
Andrew Alexander Forbes was the first resident photographer in the Owens Valley area of California. He maintained a commercial photo studio in Bishop from 1902 to 1916. In addition, Forbes also made panoramic murals and scenic calendars. Included in this...
Los Angeles County chapter of the World War I Committee on Public Information, Division of Four-Minute Men, a group of men organized to give four-minute long speeches on various subjects related to war efforts on the home front including Liberty...
Photographs, daguerreotype. Primarily cabinet card photos of Seattle, Washington, taken by Mrs. Frederick. They are mostly of buildings but also included are son John, coal mines, and Judkin's Photo Studio where she learned to take pictures.
Scrapbook of news correspondent/photographer Mervyn Freeman, ca. 1940s-1950s, including World War II Pacific theater, and China (Manchuria) in 1933.
Donald Chaput's biographical notes for the book " French Canadian Contribution to Winning the American West"(1985).
Illustrations from the Pictorial Press, Franco-Prussian War & World War I.
1 volume ; 26 x 35 cm. Part of the register is for the Grand Army of the Republic gathering in San Francisco (August 1886) and part is for Los Angeles (February 1887).
Photographs of construction on the Union Pacific Railway from the book "Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway". Several photos are of cities in Kansas, where Gardner went in 1867 to photograph the country and the railroad construction. Thirty-five...
Three files of Assistant Director Gehring's correspondence pertaining to the William S. Hart County Park. See also Gen. Col 1192-The William S. Hart County Park Research Files, and General Collection 1012-The William S. Hart Papers.
An artificial map collection.
The General Photo File Collection represents an important collection of historical photographs of early California and Los Angeles, from the mid-19th Century through the 1980s. The collection of approximately 9,100 photographic prints was assembled by former History Department archivists and...
Views of Southern California communities particularly Los Angeles County including the coastal cities and Santa Catalina Island; Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties; and the San Gabriel Mountains.
8 small gift books, mostly poetry, published between 1883 and 1912, and undated. Noteworthy is The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, an 1883 E.F. Dutton edition designed with a fringe-edged cover.
Two scrapbooks including clippings, correspondence, and photographs on general aviation.
Eight boxes of stereo views of France taken with the Glyphoscope stereo camera which is also in the Museum collection. The stereo views are sepia film positives. Also includes two prints from same accession.
Letters, pamphlets, clippings, log books, maps and other printed materials.
Photographs, negatives and film. Personal collection of aviator, racer, and stunt pilot. Goebel's claim to fame was his race victory in the Dole Derby, also known as the Dole Pineapple Derby, from California to Hawaii in 1927.
Booklets, clippings, drawings, many pertaining to architecture, likely collected during his career. Also two brochures on the Pullman Co. 1892-1953, undated. Booklets, clippings, drawings, many pertaining to architecture, likely collected during his career. Also two brochures on the Pullman Co....
Photographs, negatives. Many of the photos are location shots for various films including "Wells Fargo" (1937), "The Howards of Virginia" (1940), Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt" (1942), and European locales as late as the 1950s.
This is an artificial collection of government publications arranged by series: 1) United States 2) California 3) County of Los Angeles 4) City of Los Angeles 5) California counties and cities (except Los Angeles).
Certificate of commendation, done in calligraphy, to Graves from the L.A. Clearing House Association, presented when he resigned from the Clearing House Committee (1928). Also a L.A. Clearing House Certificate (1907).
The Al Greene Photographic Print Collection constitutes an important collection of historical photographs of early California and Los Angeles up to the mid-20th Century. The collection of approximately 13,000 prints was assembled by Al Greene, a photographer and long-time operator...
Collection of greeting cards organized by type: birthday; Christmas; Congratulations; Easter; Get Well; New Year's; general; Valentine's Day.
Clippings including cartoons published in Harper's Weekly, Judge, Puck and Wasp relating to American political satire. Cartoons include those illustrated by Homer Davenport. Bulk is 19th century
Relates to mining in North Yuma County, mining and oil exploration in Texas and Alabama and to Hall's literary career. Photocopies of originals in Arizona Heritage Center, Tucson, AZ.
The prints in the Haloid Company Collection pre-date the company's involvement with xerography. They appear to be photographs intended to be used as examples of the various textures of "modern photographic papers."
15 lithograph cactus illustrations selected from the book "The Cacti of the United States and Canada" by Lyman Benson, 1982, Stanford University Press. Printed by the artist's son, Edward Hamilton.
Correspondence on the following topics: Laguna Dam, California - Arizona; Los Angeles Harbor; Los Angeles Municipal Railway; the decomposition of cement and concrete; the Paradise- Verde Irrigation District. Also correspondence and witness report forms about earthquakes occurring in Southern California...
A collection of papers, personal and professional, belonging to Ralph Cunningham Hamlin (1880 - 1974), who was a pioneer Los Angeles automobile dealer and racing enthusiast. Also covers his early years racing on bicycle. ca. 1894 – 1976, undated. See...
Photographs relating to Ralph Cunningham Hamlin (1880 - 1974): his personal and family life; bicycling; motorcycling; and automobile racing activities; auto road and endurance trips; business matters and associates (including early auto shows); and the Franklin automobile dealerships.
Estate records of Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker, owners of the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas (present day Beverly Hills). Includes a grant deed, letters, invoices, receipts, ledgers and canceled checks.
Postal card photographs, ca. 1898-1900. Spanish-American War views of soldiers in camp training, the U.S. Army and civilian population in the Philippines, plus general views of California and Japan.
Photos collected by western artist Harmer, mostly of Southwest Indians, but also of the U.S. Army, Mexico, and Dakota Indians.
Negatives. Construction projects in Southern California, mostly public buildings. Interiors of Union Station. Prints have been produced of some of these images (Hancock Oil, Shell and Richfield service stations). ca. 1930s
Scrapbook with photos and memorabilia from World War II, belonging to Elizabeth J. Harris, one of the first women in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Photograph album. Views of the Philippine Islands, 1899, during the Spanish-American War, including Manila, battle scenes, and tourist views; with hand-written descriptions by Harrison Gray Otis, a brigade commander, U.S. Army.
Photographs, negatives and film reels collected by silent screen cowboy star William Surrey Hart. Includes film stills; publicity portraits; pictures of family, friends and animals; and ranch views. The William S. Hart Ranch and Museum is located in Newhall, California....
Photographs and slides of Hart Park as part of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation activities there. Part of William S. Hart County Park Research Files (Gen. Col. 1192).
Most of the collection consists of correspondence and clippings generated and collected by employees, mainly Lloyd Hiatt, of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department working at Hart Park during the 1950's-1970's. The files contain information on the artifacts...
2 glass slides for William S. Hart films "Breed of Men" (1919) and "Whistle" (1921).
Letters (including fan mail), literary productions, legal and financial records, scrapbooks, clippings, theater programs, and other materials relating to the life and career of William S. Hart.
Nitrate negatives of stereo views. Museum has reproduced prints of negatives 1 through 39. Print number 40 is an authorized reproduction of a stereo view image lent by donor.
Collection of 4 x 5" copy negatives that appear to be made from photos in album. Some captions appear below image. ca. 1900.
Views of Los Angeles and environs collected by George W. Hazard and subsequently by Verne Dyson.
A collection of 887 slides, many of which are hand-colored. Some of the slides have the names of Los Angeles photographers such as Dresser, C.C. Pierce, Putnam-Valentine, and F.H. Maude. There are also quite a few with the marking of...
Photographs, ca. 1892-1912, of Leah Hellman and others. Most of the views are of recreational activities and show people at various Southern California tourist locations. There are several tintypes. See also: Leah Hellman Meyberg scrapbook, General Collection 1132.
Commemorative United States presidential sets consisting of a medallion, a lithographic portrait and an autograph. Each set is framed and under plexi-glass and is current to Ronald Reagan. Also letters and other documents written or signed by well-known people. 1784-1956,...
Placards and baked goods wrappers from Helms Bakery, 1930-1969
Photos, correspondence, pamphlets relating to the Sweeney banjo and to banjos in general.
78 RPM records include 1970s pop and rock artists.
Property deeds and documents for various individuals, primarily of Chester County and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.
Diagrams and blue prints. Henry F. Withey supervised the Southern California project with the California State Historical Association likely having provided administrative support. (Withey's photographs are housed in P-35). Box 1 contains Surveys No. 37-1 through 37-37; 38-1 through 38-10....
Files for surveys conducted in the 1970s for over 850 cultural and historic sites in Los Angeles County. Data includes building names, year of construction, architect, owner and type of business. Some photographs attached. 1974-1996, bulk 1974-1978
Minutes, correspondence and clippings of the Committee pertaining to historic sites in Los Angeles County.
The collection comprises of publications and ephemeral materials collected by the Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC) prior to the 1910s. The organization was formed in 1883 to collect and preserve manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, and both written and oral historical...
Many of the photographs are marked up; they appear to have been used for publication by the Los Angeles Herald [newspaper]. 1846 - 1905, undated
Clippings, historical accounts, research notes and photographs on the history of the California National Guard.
Personal correspondence, photos, genealogy and memorabilia of the Hodge family, including a printed roll of members of the North Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, New York, ca. 1872 ("History of the North Presbyterian Church for Twenty Five Years").
Prints and negatives of commercial and industrial building interiors and the products of those businesses.
Collection consists primarily of photos mounted on cardboard of Southwest Indians and California scenes, circa 1900.
Photos of WAVES training as well as pictures of native Hawaiian life during World War II. circa 1942-1945
Publications including official programs and media guides. Also 7 issues of "Harness Tracks of America" newsletters. A deck of playing cards with Hollywood Park Casino design. Clippings from May 1949 on Hollywood Park arson fire and several photographs.
Photographs, articles, ephemera, etc. pertaining to World War I activities at the American home front (e.g. Red Cross, food, etc.)
Slides. Copy slides of southwest Indians, ca. 1900-1905. Many of these are similar to Adam Clark Vroman photographs (see P-1).
Volume with handwritten entries listing track names, primarily Santa Anita, some Hollywood Park and occasionally Tanforan. Horse names are followed by numbers (possibly page numbers).
Boudoir photos of the hotel, interiors and exteriors, by San Diego photographer Parker. They appear to have been taken shortly after the hotel was built in 1888.
19 photos of the U.S.Army in Mexican border service and in France during World War I. Several photos show the same young U.S. soldier in uniform, who may be House.
Primarily photographs documenting the collection of political buttons housed in the Material Culture section of the History Collection. Also guidebooks and other publications for collectors of this genre. 1973-2001, undated
Photographs, postcards collected by and relating to Howell while he was serving in the U.S.Navy in World War I. Also includes a Navy song book and joke cards.
Photographs. Views of a farm with a large house and barn.
Deeds, wills, legal papers, military papers (Civil War), personal correspondence, genealogies, bills and receipts of the John and Lydia Hudson family.
English court papers relating to the settlement of the estate of Joseph Trevitt Hudson, 1874-79, with one document from 1865.
Diary kept by David M. Hughes on board the S.S. Tolten while touring the South Pacific. Contains typed notes, black/white photos and maps. The diary began on Sept. 29, 1938 and ended on Jan. 6, 1939.
Decorative photo album with color illustrations (chromolithographs) and a built-in music box that plays Toreador song from Carmen and another musical composition. There are fourteen photographic portraits in the album. Only one has a name associated with it: William King....
Photographs and renderings from a Work Projects Administration (WPA) Art Project of California historical material, both decorative and utiliarian objects (particularly from various California missions), including furniture, architecture, metal and leatherwork, paintings and costume.
Photos of paintings of the "Stations of the Cross" made at San Gabriel Mission by Indian neophytes around 1779. See also GC 1157 Index of American Design
13 black and white lithographs from Thomas Loraine McKenney and James Hall, "Indian Tribes of North America", Philadelphia, 1938.
Photographic holdings collected for reference and collection research by curators in charge of this section of the History Division. Includes aspects of transportation such as automobiles, aviation, ships, and railroads; and communications such as the history of photography. [ca. 1900-1985,...
40 maps of the world (16th to 18th centuries).
Photos are primarily of the Philippines and Camp Stosenberg, 1923-25. The photos have descriptions written on the back by Inglis. There is also a diary for March 24-28, 1924.
One scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, letters and photographs pertaining to the International Earth Ceremony held at the Hollywood Bowl in August, 1950.
Printed portraits, posters, programs and advertisements pertaining to Ernest J. Sias. Also brochures on many other speakers, including: Ross Crane, Francis J. Gable, Bergderfer, Ralph Parlette, Sarah Mildred Willmer, Sidney Landon, Russell H. Conwell, Newell Dwight Hillis, John Merritte Driver,...
Photograph album. Album with captioned views of Virginia. Documents a trip taken mid-summer of 1906 on the steamer Middlesex up the Rappahannock River from the Fredericksburg Wharf to the Walsingham Estate and Belle Grove "birthplace of President Madison." Also Curl...
Photographs, literature, a book, Dolls of Friendship, and a 1927 "Passport of Goodwill" for the doll called "Miss Taiwan".
Japanese-American families of Los Angeles and Southern California, their social life and customs, in the first half of the twentieth century. Several documents are pictured, including a Japanese map dated circa 1796. Photographs, negatives. ca. 1796-1960, no date (bulk is...
Printed photographs glued into an album. Shows people, houses, boats, scenery. [undated, ca. 1906]
Photographs, negatives. Family photos; turn of the century Americana.
Legal papers regarding real estate transactions. Also personal letters, including two from a Union Soldier in the South during the Civil War, and one from a prospector, J. Jones, in Bear River, California.
Album. 180 photos of wagons, coaches, and other horse-drawn vehicles. "Fat Jones Stables" printed on cover.
Photographs and clippings concerning Los Angeles and San Diego theatres associated with W.E. Jones, theatre manager.
Clippings, biographical material, correspondence, 1901-1973. Artwork includes watercolors and sketches by Jorgensen, Virgil Williams, and others, 1885-1915, undated. The works by Jorgensen reflect the places he resided and traveled, include California, Italy and Mexico. 1885-1973, undated
Negatives. Views of early 20th century Alaska, most taken by H. G. Kaiser, although some appear to be copies of other photographers' work. Includes Eskimos, dog sleds, native wildlife, Nome, Anchorage, and mining towns. ca. 1900-1921
Clippings on U.S. presidents, prominent people and pets. 1903 - 1919.
Photo albums produced by the Keystone Photo Service, Inc. of Los Angeles. Shows animals in Southern California.
Photo albums produced by the Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pennsylvania. Shows various scenes from around the world.
Album of photos from the Spanish-American War in the Philippines, where Kizer served. Folder holds photograph of a ship taken by J. D. Givens. Also, postcards of California and other locales.
Correspondence, clippings, topical files, and government publications pertaining to, or collected by the staff of, Barbara Klein's 1979 election campaign.
Book of photos showing the development of dirigibles between 1903 and 1908.
Family photographs, some identified. Also two 1912 Progressive Party Membership certificates, one signed by Margaret V. Knight. circa late 1800s-1912
A photograph album containing images related to the production of the film "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", circa 1920 and family photos possibly at Lake Arrowhead. Also photographs of a bra factory, circa 1940, motion picture sets and a...
Scrapbooks of clippings. They are identified by topic, including California books and writers, California historical articles, Los Angeles historical articles, Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, Gold Rush towns, San Francisco, Pasadena, Missions, and movies.
10 pages of manuscripts of Lynn Kurz' experience as a "Kennedy girl" attending the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles while John F. Kennedy was campaigning for the presidency. Also books and one magazine.
Papers and photographs; includes Carl Laemmle's "My Book of Friends," a bound volume with handwritten messages and illustrations from the Universal Studios founder's friends in Germany and later in the United States, 1883-1927. See also: GC 1278, Carla Laemmle Collection
Collection of documents and mementos from Laemmle and her family including the Civil War, Daughters of the American Revolution, early Hollywood, and the Loomis Institute (an early private secondary school in Connecticut). 1848-2000. See also GC 1331 Ray Cannon Collection
Copies of legal papers relating to the contested estate of Maximillian Nandor Lando, who left much of his estate to the "good people of Los Angeles."
Artificial collection of glass positives. Scenic travel views (including national parks and buildings and monuments), motion pictures-related slides including theater announcement cards and topics including Egyptology and inventions. 1915-1929, undated.
Pertains to the Spanish-American War, Philippines Expedition.
14 items of ephemera relating to Stan Laurel's vaudeville days with the Karno Company where he served as Charlie Chaplin's understudy and occasional roommate. Most of the items are clippings from Karno performances from 1910 to 1913. There are a...
Photos of silent screen star Florence Lawrence including portraits, and stills from her movies. ca. 1910s-1920s. See also GC 1011 Florence Lawrence Papers
Letters, fan mail, film scenarios and clippings.
Personal papers, manuscripts, and photographs of Lawrence (known as Jock Lawrence) along with his family. Also photographs with colleagues, including movie producer Samuel Goldwyn.
Loose pages from album of photos of the Philippines, Hawaii, and the South Seas. Approximately 190 images, albumen prints, sepia-toned. Most are identified and in good condition.
Photographs and negatives. Photos include Taos, Grand Junction Indian School, Keams Canyon, Fort Mojave Indian School, Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, and studio portraits.
The collection consists primarily of literary works, some signed by Lemmon, some anonymous, and a couple by other people. The writings deal with themes related to Southwest Indians, including Hopis, Navajos, Apaches, and Papagos. There is some correspondence (1906-1925) and...
Research materials of Jean A. LeRoy, of patents pertaining to the development of motion pictures.
Census records compiled by the Southern California Liberty Loan State Central Committee, chaired by Mrs. J.T. Anderson, for the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign begun September 1918.
An artificial collection of documents signed by Abraham Lincoln, including original and copies. 1861-1865
Photographs. Copies of photographs made by various photographers of Abrhama Lincoln; originals are in the Meserve Coll., New York City. ca. 1933
Production stills and publicity shots of Lloyd, of his films, and of his wife and father.
Photos of the logging industry operations in Eureka, California.
Scrapbook containing photographs and clippings.
33 photographs of actresses and clients of furrier Louis Loober wearing the fur coats he has designed. [ca. 1930s undated]
Annual directories, business directories, Southern California Business, Southwest Business Review, Bulletin of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Bulletin, Industrial Los Angeles County, and various manufacturing reports of the Industrial Department. Also several issues of...
Black and white education prints used as visual aids in the Los Angeles city school curriculum. Topics cover food production, government and civics, transportation, science and history. ca. 1950s-1960s.
Photographs and negatives collected by the Los Angeles City Schools Division of Visual Education, covering a variety of topics, and intended as a supplement to classroom instruction. Primarily foreign countries, with some U.S. ca. 1910-1930. See also P-261 Los Angeles...
Photographs, negatives, and documents produced for the Los Angeles City HAER program of documenting historic city bridges, including several seismic retrofit documents. 1996, undated
Abstracts of title in Box 1 pertain to Rancho Los Feliz (1845-86); Gallardo Grant in San Gabriel (1837-91); San Rafael in La Canada (1837-86); and Rancho Paso de Bartolo Viejo (1881-91). Box 2 pertains to E.G. Johnston Tract, East Los...
Los Angeles area court records; civil, criminal and probate cases, 1830 – 1863, with one item from 1882. Also the first minutes book of the County Board of Supervisors, dated 1852.
Enlarged photographs of California Missions, Catalina Island, Mount Lowe Railway, Southern California general, and sheep. 19th century, undated
Los Angeles County government archival records are predominantly from the Registrar and Recorder’s Office and the Tax Collector’s Office. The holdings are incomplete. Subject matter includes court records of criminal, civil and probate cases; property and tax records including tax...
81 copies of Registrar of Voter records, 1866-1914. Original volumes; also separate volumes for Los Angeles City; also published volumes for many of the years, including published volumes for other California counties.
Handwritten entries include dates, patient's name, husband's name, race, birthplace, age, occupation, place of delivery, condition of child at birth and more. Includes index of names.
Articles of incorporation, including records for businesses, organizations and churches incorporated in Los Angeles County. Includes early records before Orange County became separate in March, 1889.
Jail Registers: January 1887 – April 1888; 1888 – 1889; April 1888 – January 1889; 1888 – 1889; 1897 – 1900; 1913 - 1914. Information in volumes includes names, offenses and booking dates.
Election and census lists.
1851 - 1909 (Bulk 1851-1883) Account books from 1880s-1890s. Poll tax books list surnames and tax information; 5 of the ledgers list surnames and page numbers of some other (unidentified) volume. Also cancelled bonds; warrants, vouchers and receipts; jury lists;...
Los Angeles County and City tax receipts, forms, related documents, 1888-1938. Certificates of Redemption of Real Estate Purchased by the State [of California], 1888-1889.
31 L.A. County Taxpayers' Guides (Schedule of Tax Rate and Legal Requirement) 1926-1983. Also 13 L.A. County Tax Rates booklets (by tax rate areas) 1971-1984.
Collection of items removed from cornerstone of L.A. County Courthouse when it was demolished in 1936. Primarily relates to Los Angeles County, 1887-1888.
Photographs and negatives pertaining to Manchester Boddy. Copies of letters, manuscripts, an autobiographical sketch by Manchester Boddy; publications by Manchester Boddy "Leaves From an Editor's Notebook" or "Now and Then."
Annual Reports (1896-1933), Constitution & Bylaws (1873), Rules and Regulations (1886-1905), programs and tickets for banquets & balls, and other ephemera related to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Photographs transferred to collection P-79.
Photo album with "Los Angeles Fire Department, 1908, compiled by Edwards-Hostetler Studio" printed on cover. Assembled by Thomas A. Carmichael, Financial Secretary for the Los Angeles Firemen's Relief Association, who also provided descriptions, updated through 1944. There are also views...
Photographs of an indoor Los Angeles Flower Show with model garden displays created by various nurseries. The photos are by Albert R. Hromatka.
Organization of "color camera fans", and its club publications and correspondence. 1940-1952.
Administrative documents, office forms, press releases, publications, and clippings. 1893 through 1980s. Includes a library regulations guidebook 1893-1895, bibliography from 1917, a 1926 dedication pamphlet, and many items relating to the historic 1986 Central Library fire.
Book of registry of deaths in Los Angeles in the public cemetery from 1869 to 1879 and in private cemetery grounds from 1879 to 1884.
Negatives. Scenes of activities at various schools including John Burroughs and the 14th Street School. Included are World War I wartime activities such as planting gardens. Also plays and cast.
This collection is comprised chiefly of school directories for the L.A. City Schools from the 1880s to 1961. Also items from other education entities.
Mainly clippings from the Los Angeles Times.
"Los Angeles Town" was a song self-promoted by a Daytona Beach, Florida songwriting pair, Billy Cude and Watie Riley Pickens during the city's 1981 bicentennial. The songwriting team also sponsored a performance contest open to secondary school bands within the...
World War I scrapbook of Louie D. Lovejoy. Photographs, postcards, mementos. See also MSS-324
Photographs taken by Esther Eva Strauss (Mrs. Reuben G. Lovell) in Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas at the time of the Mexican Revolution.
Pictures of family members including engraving prints (mezzotint and charcoal); tintype; and an enlargement from newspaper photo. Subjects are Antonio Lugo, Andrea Ballestros de Lugo, Barbara Lugo de Ramirez, Pedro Lugo, Felipe Lugo & Victoria Avila de Lugo, Carlos Lugo,...
Five photographs of the first cinema subjects made by the Lumières. Remainder of the collection consists of museum correspondence with Louis Lumière, Lumière publications and copy prints of the Cinematographe camera (1895) which was donated to the museum’s History collection....
Family papers and photographs; business papers and photographs; scrapbook. Notable are photographs of actress Mary Pickford. ca. 1890-ca. 1992, bulk is 1920-1936.
Photographs and negatives. Primarily photos of the Jose Maldonado family in Southern California, including agriculture scenes.
Illustrations pertaining to the film Maltese Falcon. ca. 1941
There are over 500 items on a varied range of topics, including documents pertaining to Los Angeles and Southern California history; personal accounts and diaries; the Civil War and Reconstruction periods; World War I and II eras; and historic documents...
Four photographs of logging in St. Helen's, Oregon, provided by the donor's father-in-law, Edward Payson Marsh, who was a clerk in a logging store, ca.1913-1917. Persons in photographs are unidentified. Added subsequently to the collection are two items related to...
Photograph Album. Collection includes photo album of scenes in Pacific Theater of the war, Oct. 1943 to July 1945; Los Angeles Times VE Day issue, May 7, 1945; single issue of All Hands, Feb. 2, 1944; four issues of Guinea...
Photograph album. Original prints made by F. H. Maude. Includes Mt. Lowe, Los Angeles, Redlands, Catalina Island, agricultural scenes, and Missions Santa Barbara and San Fernando.
Album. Thirty-three photographs of California missions including San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel, San Fernando, Santa Barbara, and Carmel. Some of the prints have Maude's name on them.
Album of 40 photographs of Southwest Indians made by F.H. Maude.
F.H. Maude was a photographer and photographic collector of the American Southwest. Relocated from England to Los Angeles, California, Maude ran a commercial photography business, acquiring local photographers’ collections in addition to his own work. This collection depicts the urban...
Photographs, album, and stereoviews. Photographs relating McFarland's career in the U. S. Army. Included is a photo album of his classmates at West Point (class of 1888), including wedding announcements of some of the cadets. He was stationed in Kansas,...
Correspondence, photographs, clippings and military documents relating to the career of Munroe McFarland, United States Army.
These official letters cover portions of the terms of Mayors Owen McAleer and Arthur C. Harper. Most of the letters pertain to the police and fire departments. Volume 1 is from January 19, 1905 to April 28, 1906. Volume 2...
Personal and military records of M.H. McKinnon relating to his career in the Air Force.
Mellus's outgoing business letters.
Certificates, photographs, and personal memorabilia relating to Helen V. Meredith's service in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. 1944-1973, undated
Letters, notes, photographs, dance cards, and other memorabilia pertaining to Leah Hellman, including her marriage to Eugene V. Meyberg. Several items tell of events sponsored by the Concordia Club.
Photographs (of La Fiesta and of Meyberg), clippings and programs related to La Fiesta de Los Angeles and Meyberg's involvement with it.
Letters to Capt. James J. Meyler, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1899-1901 (letters are addressed to Meyler in Los Angeles). Also Meyler's notebook, ca. 1880's, and announcements of his marriage to Frances B. Gebhard, 1891. There are also letters and...
Typescript with index; pages contain biographical sketches of participants from the Civil War with original lithographs, photographs, letters, autographs, and calling cards tipped in.
Collection of photographs and personal memorabilia that belonged to Eloise Fowler Millegan, primarily in Detroit, Michigan. Dates covered: 1876-1930, bulk of the material is prior to 1900.
Photographs, negatives. Mojave Indian petroglyphs photographed 1927-1933 by A.P. Miller.
An artificial collection of single issues, or scattered issues of periodicals, bulletins, and magazines published by companies; educational and religious entities; clubs; and associations; and tourism groups. From all geographic locations, including several foreign items.
Exhibit photos, matted and signed, of National Parks and the scenic western United States. Also a framed portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. A number of contact prints are pasted into two books with typed text by Wineman (TR 647 .W 726...
The collection consists of 42 boxes (letter-size, legal-size, and oversize) of the personal papers, business records, and memorabilia of belonging to Orra E. Monnette. 1865-1996, undated
Photographs and clippings pertaining to the Moon's, a Chinese family, ca. 1904 - 1958. Photos are from Texas, Missouri and California.
Letters, telegrams, legal agreements, photographs, posters. Most of the collection pertains to Moore's airplane used by J. Herman Banning (pilot) and Thomas C. Allen (mechanic), the first African-Americans to fly from Los Angeles to New York (1932). There is an...
Two notebooks with handwritten notes taken in the course of his surveying activities in the nascent American city.
Advertising ephemera, including calendar, menu, packaging wrappers, Clifton's Cafeteria booklets, and three lantern slides used as letter announcements during silent film showings (topics include English Channel swimmer Gertrude Ederle and actress Dorothy Phillips). Also photographs of the A.M. Paulus family,...
One menu, along with photographs, digital photographic prints and photocopied images; clippings; one typescript on the history of La Esperanza Bakery, first established in Los Angeles by Ezequiel Moreno. Collection primarily focuses on the bakery and also John Moreno...
Collection comprises of two separate donations with photographs by Chris Morland. One set has 14 black-and-white photographs 20" x 24" in size. They depict scenes of downtown Los Angeles in the mid-1980s. Another set has 87 black and white photographs,...
Books, maps, training manuals, published lectures, photographs, and miscellaneous military material from the collections of major General Andrew Moses, a commander in Hawaii during the 1930's, and his son-in-law, Frank F. Reed, an Ordnance officer.
Films range from circa 1920 to 1970.
Film reels, mostly unidentified. Includes an unidentified color cartoon; The Lost World (abridged, approx. 60 min. 1925?); Tombstone (1940s?); The Great Train Robbery (1941?); Gertie the Dinosaur (1914-15?); Under Southern Skies (1913-15?); The Nation's Capital (The March of Time series,...
Primarily photographs. Actor and actress stills, portraits by studio photographers, film stills, set stills and other images, as well as related programs, brochures and clippings. Early technology and experimental work in moving pictures is represented by images about camera and...
An artificial collection primarily published by individual movie theaters from the Los Angeles region. Arranged alphabetically by film title. Bulk is 1920s -1960s.
Pamphlets and ephemera; publicity materials such as ads and theater ads; correspondence, clippings, trade and movie fan publications, scripts and continuities, fake movie currency, and celebrity stationery and bookplates. There are also title cards and art cards used in silent...
Mount Lowe (Los Angeles Co., Calif.) news publications and other ephemera. See also P-172 Mount Lowe Photograph Collection
Photographs and negatives (glass, film and lantern slides). Scenes of Mt. Lowe including construction of the Mt.Lowe Railroad. Many snow scenes. All by W.H. Hill, Pasadena photographer, except for one by George Wharton James. Also prints and a negative of...
Sheet music for motion pictures arranged alphabetically by title of song.
Films range from 1907 to 2007, undated. Bulk is 1926 to 1929.
Films range from 1921 to 1972, undated. Bulk is 1951 to 1964. Box 7 contains stand-up cards.
A dozen photos of buildings under demolition by the MOX Wrecking Co., all located in Los Angeles except for the Miramar Hotel in Santa Barbara. Also, Hoffman family photos (donor's parents). 1914-1952, undated
Framed photos of the Rev. Lyman J. Muchmore and family taken in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, ca. 1900. Includes a couple of Museum views.
Rolled, aerial photos of the Mule Hill area in San Diego County taken as part of research conducted about 1971 by History Division Research Associate Konrad Schreier concerning the actual location of the site of the Mexican War Battle of...
Civil War soldier's letters addressed to Elizabeth Affleck, 1862-1865
The records were created by the Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin and the Nash Motors Company of Maryland. Correspondence; financial and accounting records; insurance records; purchase contracts and inventory lists; Rambler price and parts lists, catalogs, sales brochures...
Artificial collection of prints, negatives, and albums. Covers social life and customs of native peoples primarily in California and the Southwest, but also the northwest (Spokane, Washington from 1891-1905) and the Dakota Territory.
Mostly color, taken from illustrations by Carlos Nebel, of views of Mexico. Includes lithographs by Bayot. [ca. 1836-51]
Correspondence, financial records, manuscripts, printed material, and photographs. Correspondence is between New and his family his wife Minnie, daughter Vinita, and son Billy), friends and business associates.
The registers for this Los Angeles hotel do not have any names of guests entered. There are many pages of advertisements for Los Angeles businesses.
An artificial collection of American newspapers published in the English language. Also American-published papers of southern California in other languages. One of the strengths of the collection is its southern California and Los Angeles area papers. Also some foreign newspapers....
Theater programs (performing arts); primarily from New York (1940-1960) and Los Angeles (1961-1976).
Annotated typescript glued into two bound volumes. There are photographs of the city and county jails, sheriffs, and other employees of the department.
Paper currency, but no coins. United States local currency; early continental and colonial money; Confederate money; and Military Payment Certificates. Foreign currency includes various years for various countries; Japanese occupation currency from the Philippines; German World War I money including...
Papers includes correspondence and clippings. Photographs include Milton Moore, Oakley's husband and Universal Film cameraman; movie stills, particularly of the serial "Black Box Mystery" (1915); movie poster for "Her First Arrest" (1914); and items reflecting her capacity as chief of...
Two scrapbooks of photos compiled by O'Brien, best known for his work on King Kong.
Brochures for ocean lines, advertising leaflets, luggage stickers, passenger keepsakes. Bulk is 1920s through 1930s.
81 black-and-white photographs of race car driver Eddie O'Donnell, some picturing the Duesenbergs that he drove, and of other race car drivers. ca. 1913 to 1920, undated.
Government periodical. Published daily by order of the President by the Commission on Public Information.
Copy photos of 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, from the Museum's 1984 exhibit which was part of the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival.
Aperture cards. "Construction, Look, & Signage" aperture cards for the various sports and venues for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
London 2012 Olympic Games ephemera and publications.
Primarily the 1932 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California.
Lantern slide of O’Neill on stage, and photographs in Nome, Alaska, in a 1900 storm aftermath. Also an assortment of personal documents.
Photographs (prints are only those filed with the negatives), negatives. Photographs made by Don Chaput and Bill Cumiford of the Museum's History Division staff during July 1984 and 1986 field trips to the Oriental gold mine in Sierra County, CA.,...
One album of ten lithographs printed by Litografos Mexicanos: "10 Reproductions of His Mural Paintings," text by Justino Fernandez. Published by Eugenio Fischgrund, Mexico, 1944.
Mounted photos of the Mexican military, circa early 20th century.
These sketches (some originals and others printed) are primarily of California scenes, including Boulder Dam, Yosemite, the Ventura Mission, Los Angeles High School on Ft. Moore Hill, Giant Redwoods, and Exposition Park. ca. 1925-ca. 1953, undated.
Scrapbooks contain photogravure and/or rotogravure pictures, some ticket stubs and programs from the Exposition.
Photos from the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.
Photographs. Local recreation spots including Westlake Park and the Ostrich Farm at South Pasadena.
Photographs and other material. Park originated from Baltimore, but later settled in Los Angeles, thus many of the photos show early Los Angeles and fellow bicycle enthusiasts. Noteworthy are the items reflecting Park having earned his flying license from instructor...
Deeds, indentures and other legal documents pertaining to personal property on the Park Villa Tract in the city of Los Angeles. Also some documents relating to personal property in the Ellis Tract, in the city of Los Angeles, and the...
United States Patent Office specifications, correspondence.
Stereographs. Views of Europe and the United States collected by Patterson.
28 lantern slides of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. 6 lantern slides of miscellaneous California scenes. ca. 1893
The bulk of this collection consists of long letters "Hattie" Pease wrote to "Friends at home" while she was in Micronesia. One letter is from Honolulu (May-June, 1877) and there are two folders containing pages from her journal.
Correspondence, maps and legal papers dealing mostly with mining and re-working ancient silver deposits in Hildalgo, Mexico, at Pachuca and Real del Monte, ca. 1920's-1940's.
Scrapbook and photograph album. Scrapbook of John Roy Pemberton ( -1968) of his college days at Stanford University. There are also cyanotypes of earthquake damage at Stanford resulting from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Photos of Native Americans in Arizona, New Mexico and California. Includes three photos by J. K. Hillers and eight by James Stevenson. There are also 27 of Zunis by Mrs. M. C. Stevenson.
Artificial collection of programs for live theater performances primarily in the Los Angeles vicinity including the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl magazine, and the Performing Arts magazine. Collection arranged by venue, publication, geography, production title, touring company, opera, and foreign...
Photographs of Rev. M. J. Pusey's travels in Peru. See also Gen. Col. 1262 for articles written by Pusey while in Peru.
Photographs, negatives related to the history of film making. Some show Peters at work; some silent film stills. ca. 1904-1920, undated
Postal covers, stamps and philatelic-related publications. Primarily postal covers from the United States; Southern California addresses are negligible; some foreign postal items. Covers date back to 1845 with the bulk 1880-1960.
Views of native life of the Bontoc and Igorot groups, photographed on the island of Luzon in 1905.
113 lantern slides on Philippine ethnology taken during the Spanish-American War, 1895-1902. Images are of natives, dwellings, landscapes, and cultural activities.
Photocopies from the originals in the private collection of Philippine Ambassador Eduardo Quintero. Material pertains to World War II claims of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Filipino veterans against the Government of the United States.
38 phonograph record albums, all 78 RPM. Popular songs, Christmas carols, humorous monologues, dance numbers, etc. 8 additional records subsequently added.
Family albums, some with mostly unidentified photos, empty pages, tintypes, cabinet cards, carte de visites and cards. Subject matter include candid shots, children, military, pets, excursions and outings. Coverage includes California. ca. 1860-1938, undated.
Photograph Album. Many of the photographs are of the training at Camp Kearny, California (World War I). There are also views of Southern California, including the ostrich and alligator farms and mountain scenery.
People vacationing at California Missions, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pasadena's Raymond Hotel, Lake Tahoe, Redwoods, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Coachella and Imperial Valleys, and the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. A Cadillac and a Ford are featured.
Photograph Album of Broken Hill, Rhodesia, 1927
This is a hybrid artificial collection, bringing together small photo collections consisting of views of Los Angeles, Southern California and other regions in California. Some of the collections cover areas outside of California, such as the Arizona Territory. Additionally, there...
Scrapbooks about "California in Harpers Magazine," "California Missions as Architecture" and other loose documents related to California mission culture. Notable are several missal parchments of hymns printed in Latin. See Also: "Printed Materials Filed By Accession Number." Circa 1892-1900, undated
23 images from 13 Pickford films. The collection also contains two issues of the magazine "The Theater," 1915-1916.
Family photos and views of Southern California. Primarily photographs (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes and prints) of General Andres Pico, his adopted son Romulo, Romulo's wife Catalina Brent and their descendants. A color postcard of the Pio Pico Mansion published by Harriet...
Photographs from the archives of Pictorial California magazine (later renamed Pictorial California and the Pacific). Bound and loose issues of the magazine (1926-1970) are available (however there are issue gaps).
Photographs of Los Angeles and Southern California by prominent local photographer Charles C. Pierce. ca. 1900, undated.
Photographs, postcards, and ephemera gathered while traveling; clippings; maps; and other materials that belonged to Pierce.
Photograph album. Photographs taken by Charles C. Pierce advertising business establishments in Los Angeles, ca.1894. The views are mostly interiors of the stores, and the images are somewhat faded.
Album of portraits, most identified, and many are named Pingrey. Some portraits were made by Pingrey's Gallery, River Falls, Wisconsin. A second album of unidentified portraits also includes a number made by Pingrey's Gallery.
Civil War roll of men, expenditure records, payroll and muster rolls. 1862-1865.
Tax records with several attributed to Pénélon along with Adrien Davoust. 1859-1868, undated.
An artificial collection includes textual and non-textual materials of American politics. Textual holdings consist of election and political ephemera. Non-textual material includes posters, a few postcards, and two sound recordings. Other artifacts are buttons, ribbons and leather-bound and woven keepsakes....
Photographs and negatives. An artificial collection of portraits, mostly of southern Californians; includes tintypes, carte de visites and cabinet cards.
Artificial collection of assorted prints and engravings, mostly published in the 19th century based on earlier paintings, many of which are stamped "Los Angeles County Free Library". U.S. presidents; prominent American men and women; historical figures; well-known British and European...
Photographic album of Samoan scenes and of family and children [likely of Post family]; also printed material and momentos relating to the Great White Fleet; South Seas tourism ephemera. 1908-1915, undated
Postcards. Alphabetically arranged by state, then by cities within each state. Also albums of postcards, including Europe, as well as some postcards arranged by subject. This very extensive collection consists of tens of thousands of postcards. There are about 10,300...
Photograph Album with stills from movies with silent screen actor Tom Powers including Susie to Suzanne, The Cylinder's Secret, The Great Diamond Robbery, The Haunted Rocker, Fanny's Melodrama & Under the Makeup. Some photos unidentified. Others featured include Florence Turner,...
Ephemera, including cards, clippings, programs, and souvenir programs relating to United States presidents created during or after their lifetimes.
Letters, drawings, occupation money, newspapers, printed propaganda, posters, photographs and maps relating to the Philippine Islands during and after the U.S. invasion in 1945.
Calling cards, business cards, calendars, and greeting cards primarily of Los Angeles and New York establishments, 1880s - 1890s. Includes catalog of Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co., and a photograph of a Dexter printing machine.
Produce labels, alphabetical by brand name, probably from the 1920's and 1930's. Also produce wrappers.
Typescripts, leaflets, newspapers, and clipsheets pertaining to prohibition published by the Temperance Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Copies of documents from volumes 197, 198, and 199 relating to California territories of Spain. Acquired in 1975 from the microfilm collections of the Archivo General De La Nacion, Mexico, D.F.
Compilation of early photographs, including some tintypes representing the residents of early Los Angeles and Southern California. ca. 1850-ca. 1910, undated.
Papers reflecting the social life and customs of early residents of Los Angeles and Southern California. Range from 1748-1876, undated (bulk is 19th century). English and Spanish. Includes The Ladies Album, containing poetry, engravings, and locks of hair.
9 photographs of the donor's father in the 1930s and 1940s, during which time he drove a Helms Bakery truck, and then later franchised a gas station with another Helms colleague.
Newspaper clippings of articles published in "New Era" from Mediapolis, Iowa. Written by Pusey about Peru from 1899 to 1903. See also: P-197 Peru Photograph Album
John R. Putnam and Carlton Valentine documented the growth and development of Southern California over a fifty year period with John R. Putnam primarily handling the photography and C. O. Valentine the business end of the company. (Putnam's son, Arion...
Photographs. 19 original prints made by John R. Putnam and C.O. Valentine. Locales cover Southern California and Arizona. Collection obtained independently of and subsequent to collection P-2.1 Putnam-Valentine Collection, ca.1880s-1930.
Publications, clippings, brochures, transfer tickets and other ephemera. Dated items begin at 1889. Includes street railways. Primarily for Los Angeles County, but also includes San Francisco and Oakland, other U.S. railroad lines, and some foreign.
Photographs. Mostly 19th century studio stills and outdoor images of individuals and groups, including animals and a tree. Undated.
Photograph prints and negatives primarily of Whittier, California, along with other Southern California views. Most of the photographs are attributed to photographer Allan W. Ramsey. ca. 1900-1920.
Three diaries mention Annapolis, Martinsburg, and Cumberland. Also included is a Bible carried by Reeme during the Civil War.
Correspondence along with letters to the editor of "Star" newspaper. Topics emphasize customs and the treatment of Mission Indians. Signatures are Hugo Ried [sic] and P. Hugo Ried [sic]. Primarily undated, with one sheet dated 1852.
Small amount of papers, family photographs and publicity stills of Reid's wife Dorothy Davenport, an actress in her own right. Large collection of film stills of Reid's movies. 1873-1928, undated.
An artificial collection of over 450 menus from abroad and the U.S. Bulk is from California restaurants from the 1930s through the 1970s. Arranged geographically, then alphabetically.
Photographs of film personalities from the 1930s and 1940s.
8 photographs & corresponding negatives of Alaskan gold rush scenes in area of Yukon known as Eldorado. Also one photo of Herbert Riggins.
Photographs and negatives. Views of Southern California, particularly Santa Monica taken by Rile.
Photographic prints of art murals taken while on exhibit.
Movie stills donated by Radio-Keith-Orpheum Productions, Inc., 1931-1933.
Framed pictures, photographs, miniature set, displays showing construction of sets, design of costumes and other objects used in filming "Top Hat" and "Nit Wit" by Radio Keith Orpheum Studios. ca. 1935
Photographs, slides and sound recordings. Photos of architecture, primarily Victorian houses in Los Angeles and a few in Pasadena and Monrovia, California. Also views of Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico. Included are photos of Luz Corral de Villa, widow of Pancho...
Family papers for the Wyman, Jean and Hubbard lines; also the Jean Hotel, 840 So. Flower Street, Los Angeles; Jean Investment Co. Framed and unframed photographs, family documents, and clippings. 1865-1962, undated
Pressbooks produced and distributed by National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (NTA) as the "Rocket 86" campaign for TV film release. Most of the films date from the 1930s-1940s and most were produced by 20th Century Fox Studios. Arranged alphabetically by film...
Newspaper and magazine clippings relating to Rogers' career and death, and to the numerous tributes and memorials to him after his death. All the clippings appear to have been collected at the time of his death in 1935 and in...
A scrapbook of photos and clippings organized in chronological order outlining the career of J.L.Roop from his origins in the Midwest as a sculptor, to his model and miniature work on a number of stop-motion pictures in the 1920s, including...
Photographs of cameraman, Jackson Rose, and Essanay Studios. Includes Rose photographed with Bell & Howell cameras. Some publicity newspapers from Essanay Studios, ca. 1911-1914, undated
Film reels. Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parades, circa 1940-1945, 2 reels, 16 mm. Also 1 reel, 16 mm, early Kodachrome color: "Horseless Carriage Days. Early Meet at Auto Club of Southern California."
Includes revenue stamps, letters, bills, a Sears, Roebuck letterhead, and a passport.
Six filled S & H Green Stamps books. 1959-65
Photographs relating to a world tour on bicycle which Sachtleben began from England and completed in New York City, from 1890 to 1893. Also contains prints, letters, clippings and other papers relating to his stay in Turkey from 1895 to...
Printed photographic views of San Diego published by I. L. Eno of San Diego. Printed by the Albertype Co. of Brooklyn, NY.
Thirty-two lantern slides produced by the Perry Vitascope Co. of Los Angeles, showing fire and earthquake damage.
Primarily programs with some reviews and ticket stubs and 1 photo of Theodora de Gillest. The scrapbook is annotated with opinions about plays and notes on the players. See Also: GC 1146 Theatre Programs Collection, ca. 1893-1958.
S & H Green Stamps and Blue Chip Stamps in completely and partially filled books; also unfilled books.
Photographs of motion picture sets, cameramen and directors. ca. 1910-1917, undated
Photographs. Many taken in Santa Barbara where the family lived including the Santa Barbara earthquake, July, 1925. Also, outings to San Diego and San Juan Capistrano. There are loose photos plus 15 unbound pages from an album with a number...
Correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, and books gathered by Ogden Scoville, active in Los Angeles County Republican organizations, ca. 1940's-1970's.
Stereographs. 37 views of the Sears Roebuck company operations. View number 1 is R.W. Sears pictured at his desk; the verso is an address from Mr. Sears to his customers who purchased the set of 50 stereoviews along with a...
Family and business papers of Maria de Jesus Alexandra de Sepulveda and Juan Francisco Guirado. Includes items of descendants of Alta California Governor Pio Pico. 1861 - 1968.
An artificial collection of original photographs (carte de visites, cabinet cards) and copy prints for the Sepulveda Family.
The collection consists of some 150 letters from various persons to Francisca Sepulveda de Carrillo (between 1845 and the 1890s), personal correspondence of Thomas Dillingham Mott and family (chiefly Ascension Sepulveda de Mott and Georgia Mott de Van der Leck).
Photographs and albums; glass negatives. Carte de visites, one ambrotype, some tintypes and cabinet cards, and other photograph prints.
Movie set sketches of Columbia, RKO, Twentieth Century Fox, United Artists and Warner Bros. productions primarily 1930s - 1940s; also from the 1976 King Kong film and several unidentified sketches. 1926-1976, undated
Birdseye views and maps, primarily European cities from 16th and 17th centuries. Also covers Asia and North Africa. ca. 1206-1961, bulk is 1500-1700. Also eight sets of portraits of European rulers. Letter-size boxes contain photographs and negatives of the collection....
Collection is not geography specific, but noteworthy is "Spanish Songs of Old California" by Charles F. Lummis. 1837 - 1954
Drawings, paintings, maps, receipts, documents, photographs, and typescripts with photographs. Collection documented the social life and customs in the Philippines, created by Ella M. and Forest Clark while residing on the island from July 1909 to August 1911.
36 21"x25" color photographs of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles taken by Paul Slaughter. Each photograph is signed and numbered by the photographer. ca. 1984
Four matted photographs of the home of Johnathan Sayre Slauson, 2345 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, ca. 1885.
Administrative papers, forms and correspondence; registrant lists; roster of ex-servicemen, primarily for Los Angeles; Official U.S. Bulletin.
Programs and announcements of the Sons of the Revolution organization from the following states: California, Colorado, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Also, a program of the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington, 1889.
Sons of Veterans (of the Civil War). Minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership lists and membership rosters for the General Nathan Lyon Camp No. 1, Los Angeles, California.
Photographs and negatives. Studio portraits of Plains Indians at the Fort Sill Indian Reservation, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, ca.1869-71. Most images appear in a publication "Will Soule, Indian Photographer."
2 books of stock certificates, ca. 1906-1908 and 1 manuscript book listing stockholders. See also MSS-368 and GC 1219
Ruth Mahood's (History Division, Natural History Museum) correspondence with Southern California historical societies.
Negatives. Prints are available for some of the images.
Postcards, brochures, programs, and other ephemera related to Southern California recreation and tourism, chiefly from the 1950s through the 1980s. Topics include Disneyland and other amusement parks, the Tournament of Roses Parade, etc. The programs for the Tournament of Roses...
An artificial collection of clippings, documents, ephemera and publications of the Spanish-American War, 1898.
Photograph album, photographs. Spanish-American War in the Caribbean.
Includes maps other than street and road maps. Specialized charts, diagrams and maps pertaining to topography, soil condition, mines and minerals locale, building renderings, city planning and real property; maps published by the National Geographic Society, the United States Forest...
Portraits and family photos.
Personal letters, calling cards, ephemera, school notebooks. Reflects on life in Lawrence, Kansas. Includes two yearbooks for Tulane University, Louisiana and two etchings by C. Trano. See also photographs in P-95.
Photograph album. Album of prints from a 1910 railroad excursion trip from Boston to the Southwest and up the Pacific coast and into Western Canada. Photos were taken by various people on the trip, then combined into the album.
Records of California's State Council of Defense and the state division of the Women's Committee, with its headquarters at 719 So. Hill Street, Los Angeles, Calif. Correspondence, reports, receipts and cancelled checks. Ledger; activity book, June 1917-January 1919; checkbook, 1919....
Photographs and negatives. Studio portraits of Los Angeles citizens and family members, including people prominent in the community.
1 order book, 1899-1900; 1903-1904. Photographer's order book for negatives 2107-24700 (November 27, 1900-February 25, 1903.)
Primarily manuscripts and typescripts of a musician who delivered lectures.
Stereographs. An artificial collection covering California, and other states, plus topics such as agriculture, California missions, Indians, war scenes and La Brea Tar Pit fossils. Included are five original boxes, each formed along one edge to look like a book...
Views of Los Angeles and vicinity. Many have annotations on verso.
8 items of French "diableries" (or devilments) views. ca. 1860-1900, undated
Research materials on Los Angeles and southern California public transit, including draft environmental impact reports (EIR), clippings, leaflets and publications.
Photographs, correspondence, press releases, clippings, and memorabilia collected by Jean Stinchfield, Publicity Director, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California. 1921-1987, undated (bulk dates are the 1950s).
A collection of over 50 stock certificates representing mining, oil, railroads, and other industries. Includes the Los Angeles Pioneer Oil Company (1865), but many are undated. Mostly for western states. 1863-1970 (bulk is 1910-1930).
Photographs of city scenes around the world. Circa 1893-1894.
Photographs, negatives concerning the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building and the subsequent trial. Photos of individuals involved in the trial and photos of a few exhibit items. Compiled by police reporter Frank E. Stokes, including a 21-page...
Photo and article clippings, undated, of the Spanish American War. Cover includes pasted label citing 30th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Association of Los Angeles.
California cities and counties, United States, world. Primarily published by the Automobile Club. ca. 1900 - ca. 1980.
Family portraits, activities include pampas grass harvest in Los Nietos, California (present-day Whittier), outings in album and loose photographs.
Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings pertaining to the racing activities of Stutz automobiles and to Mr. Walter H. Brown, Los Angeles Stutz automobile dealer.
Minutes and records of a Los Angeles-based electrical society.
Photograph Album, ca. 1886. Album of 47 (21 x 31 cm.) photographs of California. Commercially produced by Taber Photo. Album is bound in blue velvet.
Photographs from photographic pioneer Talbot's "Pencil of Nature." ca. 1844-1846
Presidential letters and documents, Washington to Ford.
Assorted motion picture stills of projection and effect shots in pictures. 1916-1930, undated
Conservative political material, including California Un-American activities, ca. 1960s - 1970s, related to Norwood Teague and Floyd L. Wakefield.
Programs and some clippings from Los Angeles theaters. Bulk of the material is from 1886-1890.
Performing arts and movie theater programs.
Primarily negatives. Also 4 rolled panoramic photos of Universal Studios under construction, 1915. Material related to early 20th century motion picture film history. Undated. See also GC1338 Earl Theisen Collection
Correspondence, movie programs, studio press releases, studio forms and passes, clippings from Theisen's articles in the International Photographer (1933-1936), reproductions of movie house title cards (including advertisements for "Angel of Hell's Kitchen" (Hart), "The Eyes of the World" (Wright), "By-Gone...
Spanish-American War material compiled by the Theodore Roosevelt Camp #9. Materials used and mementos of the War, the Philippines Insurrection and the Boxer Rebellion. 1898-1905. See also P-019 Theodore Roosevelt Camp #9 photographs collection.
Photographs collected by members of the Theodore Roosevelt Camp #9 primarily pertaining to the Spanish-American War; the daily life and customs in the Philippines; and the Philippine Insurrection. Also a small portion of images of China and the Boxer Rebellion;...
Letters and clippings pertaining to the Luther and Eliza Tibbets family.
Family and town business records (bills, receipts, etc.) related to the John Tirrel and Nathaniel Spear families and the town of Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Tax records of Tlaxcala, Mexico, kept by Don Vicente Domingo Lombardini of the Administration of the Royal Excises of Tlaxcala. 1780 and 1804.
Photos relating to Charlie Chaplin and his films, including stills from Gold Rush, The Circus, and City Lights. ca. 1923-1931, undated
Albums of commercially produced photographs of California and the West. No personal photographs. California photos include images by F. H. Maude, C. B. Waite and Slocum.
Photo album, dismantled. Loose pages from a family album. Photos taken at East Aurora, New York, ca.1900; Pasadena and Redondo Beach, CA, 1910-20; Statue of Liberty, ca.1918; San Francisco and the Pan-Pacific Exposition, 1915. ca. 1900-1920
Toy Magic lantern projector film strips, [ca. 1900]
Eight 8-mm films for toy projector also in the Museum Collection.
This is a hybrid artificial collection, bringing together small photo collections pertaining to transportation, in particular, steam and energy-powered vehicles. Geographic emphasis is on Los Angeles and Southern California. 1885-ca.1937. See also other photo collections pertaining to aviation and railroads.
Photograph albums. Photographs of silent motion picture actress Florence Turner in four of her films, one album per film. These are: "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1915), "Gum Justice" (1916), "Lost and Won" (1915), and "My Old Dutch" . Also...
There are two scrapbooks (1910-1928 and 1913-1916) containing clippings, letters, and some photos relating to Turner and her films. A third box contains photocopies of a large portion, but not all, of the artifacts in the scrapbooks.
Photographs of Union Passenger Terminal, Los Angeles, just after completion in 1939. Includes some shots of maintenance staff, and of the interior of the dining car and the lounge car.
Variety of photos from the U.N. Department of Public Information showing various United Nations activities and buildings in the early days after the organization's formation. 1946-1947.
Publications including its colleges, such as Chaffey School of Agriculture. 1884-1937.
Printed lessons and Cecil W. Owen's work on lessons 1-24.
Photographs and negatives belonging to the Upham family. Includes daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and numerous portraits taken by Los Angeles photographic studios. 1880-1959, undated
Family papers, ephemera, booklets, children's books, sheet music, teaching certificates, Chinese language materials. Circa 1800 - 1962.
Records of meteorological, barometric and sextant observations and latitude by polaris and Zenith telescope. Of primarily California and the west. ca. 1860 - 1861.
Various types of scrip issued by private organizations, banks and government entities during the Depression.
Official U. S. Navy photographs of leading officers and sea action by the Naval forces in the Pacific. circa 1939-1945
Primarily an assortment of documents relating to the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company and the British Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Circa 1850-1957, undated. Bulk is 1898-1926.
Prayer book La Luz del Catolico, . Leather bound. On the fly leaf is written, "Francisca Sepulveda, Los Angeles, Calif. April 11 de 1875." [sic] Belonged to Dona Francisca Sepulveda, wife of Don Jose Sepulveda. See also GC 1027 and...
Collection consists of a diary, letters, legal documents, photographs, recipes and wine-making notes. Pierre Vignes was Jean-Louis's brother and the author of the diary in this collection. Creators of this collection were Pierre Vignes and Pierre's son, Vital Ferdinand Vignes.
Autograph manuscript providing description of Los Angeles during the pioneer period. Also Los Angeles City Lots & Tracts. Last date signed was 1931.
Family portrait album containing many albumen prints. The album covers are ornately decorated with metallic (brass) bells, and a mirror. ca. late 19th century
Adam Clark Vroman was an amateur photographer and bookstore owner. He made several expeditions to the Southwest from his home in Pasadena, California, to photograph the American Indians living in Arizona and New Mexico at the turn of the Twentieth...
19 engravings of European countries and 1 case; examples of early projection. undated
Primarily account books, most belonging to Charles J. Wade of Boston, ca. 1872-1909. Also an account book with the name Mary E. Howard written in, 1876. Several diaries, including a travel account from 1909 which records a trip beginning in...
10 Photographs. Various views of Los Angeles and Mexico, including the Vera Cruz Railway.
Scrapbook contains clippings about manager Jacob E. Waldeck's, Casino Theater (334 S. Spring St., Los Angeles), and the performers who appeared there.
49 items of small posters, bulletins, real photo postcards, all describing persons, primarily men, wanted for specific crimes; issued by American federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the military, and private detective agencies.
Los Angeles County region. World War I information. Lists of enlistees and inductees by local boards, and some lists include addresses and nearest relatives. Correspondence of the committee, and biographies and photos of veterans of the war, including those who...
This collection consists of completed survey forms that the War History Committee sent to veterans of World War I.
Photographs, negatives. Washburn was an inspector for the gas and electric company in Los Angeles; some photos document the company's work. Collection includes Los Angeles Chinatown photos, ca.1902-05.
24 folders of booklets issued by the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission, Washington, D.C.
Twelve mounted photographs of California missions.
Photos taken by W. L. Watts, mostly of Nevada and California desert and mining scenes, 1891-1910, undated. Also some of Los Angeles and Southern California, including the 1910 Dominguez Air Meet.
Sketches, correspondence, photographs, tintypes, and ambrotypes pertaining to Alfred R. Waud, a Civil War illustrator, and his family. 1842-1921, undated.
Photographs. Photographs of Civil War illustrator Waud, his two wives, and daughters. ca. 1860-1899, undated. Part of Alfred R. Waud Papers (Gen. Col. 1102). See also MSS-441 for 2 drawings attributed to Waud.
Book kept by Mrs. Elizabeth Y. Yuell of Highland Park, Illinois. There are photographs of Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. There is also a passenger list for the cruise on the S.S. Veendam and an itinerary.
Negatives. Travel views including the Orient, early 20th century [ca. 1920, undated]
Publications from the Western Museums League.
Photographs. Contains property development illustrations in the area of Westwood Village.
Photograph album. Album of an African-American family living in Lectonia, Ohio, late 19th century.
Collection of letters written to Hortense Sacriste, later Hortense Sacriste White. Many of the letters are from male admirers before she married. Writers include George H. Bonebrake, James C. Kays, Reginaldo F. del Valle, James W. Dunn, John A. Fanning,...
Account book of financial transactions of Los Angeles businesses and individuals. See Also: 1124: Stephen Mallory White Scrapbooks, 1894-1900.
These scrapbooks contain correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, speeches, invitations, and other material relating to White's political career, particularly during his term as U.S. Senator. The bulk of the material concerns his involvement in the "Free Harbor controversy."
Photographs, drawings, flyers, patent records, incorporation records and other material pertaining to the Whitlock metered mailing machine, which was authorized by the United States Postal Service.
Photographs of Widney residence, Manuel Dominguez's San Pedro Ranch, Los Angeles and Southern California, and others. Also stereoviews.
Scrapbooks contain correspondence and clippings, including many speeches made by Widney, on a variety of topics.
50 photographic postcards by Wilkie, who was photographer for the Cawston Ostrich Farm in South Pasadena. 29 are of Cawston's. The others are Southern California recreational views including parks and beaches.
Photographs. Part A) scenic views of Yellowstone National Park, circa 1900, by F. Jay Haynes, the official photographer of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Part B) views of Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France.
Land grants, legal documents, court papers, speeches, etc. Also calling cards and invitations. Primarily for Pennsylvania. 1786; 1816 1869, bulk of the material is from the 1840's.
Letters, photographs, brochures, journals, memoirs, and radio transcripts pertaining to Wineman's work as a photographer. Includes correspondence with the Department of Interior regarding Wineman's photos of Yellowstone and other Western areas.
12 letters written by William Woodhead (except one by Thomas [Woodhead]) to their mother and sister. William Woodhead wrote of various job experiences in Three Rivers, Michigan (foundry, papermaking, etc.); his broken engagement which motivated him to re-enlist in the...
Photographs and albums relating to Perry-Woodworth and Company, and the Woodworth family and residence at Second and San Pedro Streets in Los Angeles. 1878-ca. 1913, undated
Bills on letterhead, bills without letterhead, receipts, railroad and steamship papers, Western Union telegrams, calling cards, government and business papers, clippings, advertisements, correspondence of Wallace Woodworth and Perry-Woodworth and Co. for the Southern California, Los Angeles and San Francisco locales....
Publications, documents, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera on service groups and government agencies responding to World War I including the Council of National Defense, the National War Work Council, the U.S. Food Administration, Liberty Loans, and the Red Cross. Emphasis is...
Primarily newspaper clippings in brittle condition.
Booklets, serial publications, maps and other ephemera. Armbands, and several contemporary photographs of military cassion remains. Bulk is 1940s.
Over 1,000 posters from World War I and World War II. circa 1914-18 and 1939-45, undated
Photo album from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the World's Columbian Exposition.
Letter-press book (bound journal) of letters written by Dr. Lucius A. Wright in his capacity as the United States Agent of Indian Affairs for all the Mission Indians of Southern California.
Scrapbook of tickets, passes, stationery, clippings, matchbook covers, programs, photographs, autographs by athletes.
Newspapers with articles relating to real estate development in the Beverly Hills area, including property owned by Thomas Ince and Will Rogers.
Wide-angle, panoramic views of Exposition Park taken by Ferd J. Zettler, a realtor and general building contractor in Los Angeles.