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Horace Emerson Rhoads Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 70519-70711  
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Southern California newspaperman Horace Emerson Rhoads (1883-1941) and his family, dating chiefly from 1910 to 1939. Most of the manuscripts concern The Los Angeles Record, The San Diego Sun, and The San Francisco Daily News from the early 1910s; the correspondence and ephemera also chiefly relates to the newspaper business. There are also diaries of Adaline Rhoads and Roscoe Maxwell Rhoads detailing the social life and customs of late-19th century Indiana and early-20th century Southern California.
Background
Horace Emerson Rhoads (1883-1941) or “Dusty” Rhoads, was the last of six children born to Abe and Adaline Rhoads. Their first three sons were born in Ohio: Jesse was born in 1871; Newton was born in 1872 and died in 1877; and Odis was born in 1874 and died in 1899. Abe’s father, Benneville Rhoads, moved to Anderson, Indiana, in 1870 and Abe followed with his family sometime between 1874 and 1877 when their first and only daughter Carrie was born. Abe and Adaline’s fourth son, Roscoe, was born in 1880. Horace was born in Anderson, Indiana, on January 22, 1883.
Extent
759 items in 10 boxes
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