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Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives, and clippings--subject clippings
7000.4  
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  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives, and clippings--subject clippings
    Creator: Hearst Corporation
    Identifier/Call Number: 7000.4
    Identifier/Call Number: 1656
    Physical Description: 382.79 Linear Feet 565 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1961
    Date (bulk): 1930-1959
    Abstract: This finding aid describes the subject clippings files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph and clippings morgue.
    Language of Material: English .

    Biographical / Historical

    The Los Angeles Examiner was founded in December 1903 by William Randolph Hearst. A morning paper, it printed its last issue on January 7, 1962. The paper closed at the same time as the Times-Mirror afternoon paper the Los Angeles Mirror. These closures left the Los Angeles Times as the only significant morning newspaper in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Evening Herald & Express, another Hearst paper, as the only significant afternoon paper. After its closure, the Examiner was absorbed by the Herald & Express, which was renamed the Herald-Examiner. The Examiner was a right-leaning paper and published as a broadsheet. At the time of its closure, the paper had a daily circulation of about 380,000 and a Sunday circulation of about 700,000. The closure of the paper at the same time as that of the Los Angeles Mirror caused the Department of Justice to open an informal restraint-of-trade investigation into possible collusion between the Hearst and Times-Mirror companies.

    Scope and Contents

    7000.4--subject clippings. 565 boxes (shoe box-sized) containing newspaper clippings grouped by subject and arranged in alphabetical ranges of subject names (events, places, broad topics, etc.). The bulk of the clippings date from the 1930s to the paper's closure in 1961.

    Arrangement

    The photographic and clippings morgue of the Hearst newspaper, the Los Angeles Examiner, consists of the photographic print and negative files--along with clippings files--maintained by the newspaper from its inception in 1903 until its closing in 1962. It contains approximately 1.4 million prints and negatives. The collection is divided into multiple parts: 7000.1--Portrait files; 7000.2--Subject files; 7000.3--Oversize prints; 7000.4--Subject clippings; and 7000.5--Biographical clippings. Each part of the collection is then divided into 26 series, one for each letter of the alphabet, with the exception of the 7000.3 set, which is divided into 2 series -- Oversize Portrait Files and Oversize Subject Files, with subseries for each letter of the alphabet.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to reproduce or license these images must be submitted in writing to the Regional History Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings - subject clippings, Collection no. 7000.4, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Related Materials

    Collection no. 7000.1a: Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings--portrait files (A-F)
    Collection no. 7000.1b: Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings--portrait files (G-M)
    Collection no. 7000.1c: Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings--portrait files (N-Z)
    Collection no. 7000.2: Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings--subject photographs
    Collection no. 7000.3: Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives and clippings--oversize portrait and subject files
    Collection no. 7000.5: Hearst Corporation Los Angeles Examiner photographs, negatives, and clippings--biographical clippings

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California, Southern -- History -- Archival resources
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Newspapers -- Archival resources
    Newspapers -- Archival resources
    Clippings
    clippings files
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Newspaper clippings
    Hearst Corporation