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Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks Collection
    Dates: 1906-2015
    Collection Number: FLM
    Creator/Collector: This collection has been assembled by Glendale Central Library staff. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks
    Extent: 2.92 linear feet, 4 boxes
    Repository: Glendale Library, Arts and Culture. Glendale Central Library History Room
    Glendale, California 91205
    Abstract: The Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks Collection documents the history of the organization between 1906 and 2015. A small amount of material is related to Forest Lawn locations in Hollywood Hills, Covina, Cypress, and Long Beach. The collection includes images and text related to the development, construction, and renovation of offices, mortuary facilities, and various locations and buildings within the park, including churches, courts, mausoleums, art galleries, halls, gardens, and water features. The collection also documents the organization's efforts to engage the community through events, programs, performances, and workshops.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to Glendale Central Library. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks Collection. Glendale Library, Arts and Culture. Glendale Central Library History Room

    Acquisition Information

    Unknown

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks Collection documents the general history of the organization, with a focus on the Glendale, California location between 1906 and 2015. A small amount of material is related to Forest Lawn locations in Hollywood Hills, Covina, Cypress, and Long Beach. The collection includes images and information regarding the development, construction, and renovation of administrative offices and mortuary facilities, and various locations and buildings within the park, including churches, courts, mausoleums, art galleries, halls, gardens, and water features. The collection also documents the organization's efforts to engage the community through events, programs, performances, and workshops. There is a wide range of formats in the collection, including photographic prints, negatives, and slides, postcards, programs, fliers, booklets, brochures, magazine and newspaper clippings, maps, and ephemera. Of interest are clippings which detail Forest Lawn's controversial measure to establish a mortuary within the park in the 1930s, and clippings related to discrimination and negligence lawsuits brought against the organization in the 1990s. The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Indexing Terms

    Cemeteries--California--Los Angeles
    Funeral homes--California--Los Angeles County
    Eaton, Hubert, 1881-1966
    Llewellyn, Frederick Eaton, 1917-1999
    Llewellyn, John F.
    Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association
    Forest Lawn--Glendale (Cemetery: Glendale, Calif.)
    Glendale (Calif.)
    Los Angeles County (Calif.)
    Paper Records
    Photographic Materials

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