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Finding aid for the Maynard McFie collection of photographs and ephemera 7024
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Historical note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Maynard McFie collection of photographs and ephemera
    creator: McFie, Maynard
    Identifier/Call Number: 7024
    Physical Description: 1.29 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): circa 1890-1920
    Abstract: This collection consists of photographs, pamphlets and clippings documenting Los Angeles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The majority of the photographs are of the downtown area and feature intersections of major Los Angeles streetsn. Current and former landmarks also appear in the collection's photographs. There are also photographs of San Pedro Harbor, an old city hall building, and the remnants of the LA Times building after the bombing of 1910. The pamphlets and clippings provide information about the history of Los Angeles area lands, such as the ranchos that used to make up Southern California.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of photographs, pamphlets and clippings documenting Los Angeles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The majority of the photographs are of the downtown area and feature intersections of major Los Angeles streets, such as Pico and Western. There are also photographs of members of the McFie family, including Maynard McFie. Current and former landmarks also appear in the collection's photographs. There are also photographs of San Pedro Harbor, an old city hall building, and the remnants of the LA Times building after the bombing of 1910. Many of the photographs have handwritten captions on the verso. The pamphlets and clippings provide information about the history of Los Angeles area lands, such as the ranchos that used to make up Southern California. One such pamphlet is titled "Old Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of Los Angeles County." There are also handwritten notes on the various ranchos.

    Historical note

    Maynard McFie was a Los Angeles businessman who was the youngest president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, a position to which he was elected in 1920. He also served as Vice-president of the Organizing Committee of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, and authoredHe authored "The Gay Nineties," published by the Sunset Club (1945), which contained reminiscences of Los Angeles in the 1890s centering around the oil industry. He also wrote a history of the California Club.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Joan McFie Bailey, February 8, 2008.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Maynard McFie collection of photographs and ephemera, Collection no. 7024, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Notes
    Pamphlets
    Photographs
    McFie, Maynard
    McFie, Maynard -- Archives
    McFie family -- Archives