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Merritt (John F.) Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collection
7103  
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  • Content Description
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Additional collection guides

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: John F. Merritt Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collection
    Creator: Merritt, John F., 1942-2016
    Identifier/Call Number: 7103
    Physical Description: 4 Linear Feet 5 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1899-2005
    Date (bulk): 1910-1970
    Abstract: A collection of Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collected by John F. Merritt, founder of Californians for Preservation Action and its successor organization, California Preservation Foundation (CPF). The collection contains postcards, pamphlets, magazines, produce crate labels, prints, comic books, illustrations, and countercultural political materials created between 1899 and 2005, with the bulk of the collection spanning from 1910 to 1970.
    Language of Material: English .

    Content Description

    A collection of Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collected by John F. Merritt, including postcards, pamphlets, magazines, produce crate labels, prints, comic books, illustrations, and countercultural political materials. The materials in the collection were created between 1899 and 2005, with the bulk of the material spanning from 1910 to 1970.

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts 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 no. or item name], John F. Merritt Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collection, Collection no. 7103, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Betty Merritt, December 23, 2019.

    Additional collection guides

    Aimee Lind, a family member of the collection's donor and creators, provided an item-level inventory  of the collection in one of its previous arrangements. The box numbers and physical arrangement described in the linked inventory are no longer accurate.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Agriculture -- California, Southern -- Archival resources
    Citrus crate labels -- California, Southern -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Fruit crate labels -- California, Southern -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Graphic arts -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Postcards -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Postcards -- California -- Pasadena -- Archival resources
    Postcards -- California, Southern -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Alternative comics
    Comic books
    Crate labels
    Magazines (periodicals)
    Memorabilia
    Pamphlets
    Photographic postcards
    Postcards
    Printed ephemera
    Prints
    Merritt, John F., 1942-2016 -- Archives