The Robert and Betty Franklin
Collection documents 20 years of Robert and Betty Franklin's collaborative work as a husband
and wife newspaper team working in the Northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley,
especially Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City of San Fernando, from 1961 through 1997. Robert
Franklin worked as an independent news photographer and Betty as a journalist for the local
Herald Corporation newspaper group, most notably the
Breeze. The collection consists primarily of newspaper
clippings and photographs.
Robert Franklin, an orphan raised in the Sylmar area and a WWII veteran twice decorated
with the Silver Star married his wife, Betty, in 1945. The Franklins worked collaboratively
as a husband and wife newspaper team for 20 years. They covered the Northeastern portion of
the San Fernando Valley, primarily Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City of San Fernando for the
local Herald Corporation newspaper group, most notably the San
Breeze. Robert Franklin worked as an independent news
photographer and Betty as a journalist. In 1989, Betty was recognized for her public service
as the Odd Fellows Citizen of the Year.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright
status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected
by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the
written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research use.