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Finding aid of the Milner family films, papers and photographs 0332
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Organization
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Technical Requirements
  • Scope and Content
  • Biographical Note

  • Title: Milner family films, papers and photographs
    Collection number: 0332
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 12.5 Linear feet 2 banker's boxes, 41 flat film boxes, 2 film canisters, 1 partial map case drawer
    Date: 1917-1928, 1949-1991
    Abstract: The collection contains travel and home movies; cartoons and children's films; family recipes; monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; financial records; family photographs; and a few miscellaneous items from the Milner Family.
    creator: Llewellyn Iron Works.
    creator: Milner family
    creator: Milner Oil Company.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Milner family films, papers and photographs, Collection no. 0332, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Organization

    The collection is organized into six series: 1. Travel and Home Movies 2. Cartoons and Children's Films 3. Recipes 4. Business Papers 5. Photographs 6. Miscellaneous

    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.

    Technical Requirements

    The collection contains over 40 reel-to-reel films in a variety of sizes, but primarily 16 mm films. They require a movie projector to view them.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains travel and home movies; cartoons and children's films; family recipes; monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; financial records; family photographs; and a few miscellaneous items from the Milner Family.

    Biographical Note

    The partiarch of the Milner family was John Milner, whose wife was Anna, who lived in Los Angeles, CA. John and Anna had seven children: John, Mrs. J.W. Krause, Esther Rule, Clara McDonald, Mrs. Charles L. Michod, Louise Alton, and Henriette Straton. Milner was cashier of the Farmers' and Merchants' National Bank in Los Angeles.
    The son, John Milner, was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1887 and passed away on January 20, 1937, at the age of 50. He was married to Winifred Milner, and they had a son, Reese L. Milner, and a daughter, Gwendolyn Milner Hubbard. John was secretary of the Lewellyn Iron Works, which merged with Consolidated Steel Corporation in 1929, and was a director of Consolidated Steel. In addition to these activities, he was a director of the Union Bank and Trust Company, Pacific Indemnity Company, Discount Corporation, Francisco Building Company, Blue Diamond Company, and the Dominquez Land Corporation. He attended Harvard Military School and the University of California.
    Reese Lewellyn Milner was the only son of John and Winifred Milner. Reese was born on April 15, 1916 and died in April 1986. Milner, who resided in Beverly Hills, CA, attended Stanford University. He was a financier, and owned Milner Oil Co., headquarted in Beverly Hills, and was active in real estate holdings.
    The Milner family owned Rancho La Vista in Ojai, CA, north of Los Angeles, for about 100 years. The family subsequently sold the ranch.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Llewellyn Iron Works. -- Archives
    Milner family -- Archives
    Milner Oil Company. -- Archives
    Animated cartoons
    Annual reports
    California, Southern--History--Archival resources
    Children's films
    Financial records
    Home movies
    Menus
    Minutes
    Motion pictures (visual works)
    Photographs
    Recipes
    Travel in motion pictures--Archival resources