Originally maintained as the Los Angeles Times History Center, the Los Angeles Times Records contains documents and objects
related to the business life of the Los Angeles Times and its owners - both corporate and personal.
The Los Angeles Times was first published on December 4, 1881, under the name Los Angeles Daily Times. When the original founders
ran into financial problems the following year, the fledgling paper was inherited by its printer, the Mirror Printing Office
and Book Bindery. The company hired as editor former military officer Harrison Gray Otis, who quickly turned the paper into
a financial success. Otis and a partner purchased the entire Times and Mirror properties in 1884 and incorporated them as
the Times-Mirror Company. Two years later, Otis purchased his partner's interest in the company. In October 1886, the word
"Daily" was removed from the title and the newspaper became the Los Angeles Times.
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