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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Big Pine Citizen newspaper collection
    Dates: 1922-1928
    Collection number: CSLA-30
    Collection Size: 1 oversize box
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Big Pine Citizen Newspaper Collection, CSLA-30, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Peggy M. Zimmerman. Accession number: 2004.24

    Collection Description

    The Big Pine Citizen was the weekly newspaper of Big Pine, California, a town in the northern Owens Valley of the California Sierras. The collection holds issues from the years 1922, and 1924 to 1928, the decade in which the Owens Valley Water Wars between the City of Los Angeles and the people of the Owens Valley over the control of land and corresponding water rights was at its height. Thus the newspapers here contains much information, from the viewpoint of Owens Valley residents, on Los Angeles' control of the Owens Valley water supply. For example, issue no. 26 of volume 14 (25 June 1927) carries a front-page article on the bombings of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which carried Owens Valley water to the city: "Aqueduct Catching It in Neck On All Sides." The newspaper also carried articles on local matters, such as social events, sports, and meetings of county and town governments. The editor of the Big Pine Citizen at this time was A. G. Barmore; the newspapers in the collection were mailed to T. M. Kendrick.
    On-Line Digital Collection

    Some of the newspapers have been digitized and are part of the William H. Hannon Library's Digital Library.
    To view the images, see the following digital collection:


    This collection of newspapers is arranged chronologically by year, and then by issue number within year, all in oversized box.
    Box 1ov:
    • FOLDER 1. 1922, Volume 9.

      May 13, no. 22; 15 July, no. 31; 22 July, no. 32
    • FOLDER 2. 1924, Volume 11. 22 November, no. 49
    • FOLDER 3. 1925, Volume 12. 5 December, no. 49
    • FOLDER 4. 1926. Volume 13.

      2 January, no. 1; 30 January, no. 5; 13 February, no. 7; 20 February, no. 8; 26 June, no. 26; 17 July, no. 29; 9 October, no. 41; 4 December, no. 49
    • FOLDER 5. 1927. Volume 14.

      12 March, no. 11; 26 March, no. 13; 9 April, no. 15; 16 April, no. 16; 23 April, no. 17; 14 May, no. 20; 11 June, no. 24; 18 June, no. 25; 25 June, no. 26; 9 July, no. 28; 16 July, no. 29; 23 July, no. 30; 30 July, no. 31; 6 August, no. 32; 13 August, no. 33; 20 August, no. 34; 27 August, no. 35; 10 September, no. 37; 1 October, no. 39(?); 15 October, no. 41; 29 October, no. 43; 5 November, no. 44(?); 3 December, no. 48; 10 December, no. 49; 17 December, no. 50
    • FOLDER 6, 1928. Volume 15.

      7 January, no. 1; 14 January, no. 14; 21 January, no. 3; 4 February, no. 5; 18 February, no. 7; 25 February, no. 8; 10 March, no. 10; 17 March, no. 11; 24 March, no. 12; 7 April, no. 14; 14 April, no. 15; 21 April, no. 16
    • FOLDER 7. 1927(?). One edition of Big Pine Citizen. Volume and issue number are unidentifiable. Internal evidence (article on the trial of Watterson brothers) indicates that its date of issue is 1927.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Big Pine Citizen
    Owens Valley (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- Sources
    Big Pine (Calif.) -- History -- Sources
    Owens Valley (Calif.)
    Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.)

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