Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Daily News Records LSC.1208
Online finding aid created by Jasmine Jones, 2019.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2019 November 7.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Los Angeles Daily News records
Creator: Los Angeles Daily News
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1208
Physical Description: 531.5 Linear Feet (1063 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1933-1955
Abstract: Collection consists of records of the Los Angeles Daily News, including photographs, ephemera, newspaper clipping files, and name and subject card indexes.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
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[Identification of item], Los Angeles Daily News records (Collection1208). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233336
The Los Angeles daily news was originally named the Illustrated Daily News by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., when he started it in 1923. He copied the tabloid format of the New York Daily News, although he rejected lurid and sensational journalism. In 1926 the paper went bankrupt and was taken over by Manchester Boddy, who changed the name to the Los Angeles Daily News. He kept the tabloid format with its heavy reliance on photographs. In 1954 it merged with the Mirror, the afternoon paper of the Los Angeles Times, and became the Mirror-News. It lost reporters, columnists, and its more liberal flavor, and ceased publication in the early 1960s.
Collection consists of records of the Los Angeles Daily News, including photographs, ephemera, newspaper clipping files, and name and subject card indexes.
Arranged in the following series:
- 1. Photographs and ephemera, arranged alphabetically (boxes 1-229)
- 2. Name and subject card index (boxes 230-532)
- 3. Subject card index (authority file), A-T only (boxes 533-536)
- 4. Clippings files from Los Angeles papers, arranged alphabetically (boxes 537-989)
- 5. Name and subject card index to negatives (boxes 990-1063)
A digital copy of the collection inventory is available via this link: Los Angeles Daily News records inventory.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
American newspapers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archives.
Los Angeles Daily News -- Archives