Guide to the Records of the Palos Verdes Begonia Farm Collection 004
Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
19 January 2018
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, California 90274
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
Title: Records of the Palos Verdes Begonia Farm
Creator: Palos Verdes Begonia Farm
Identifier/Call Number: 004
Physical Description: .5 Cubic Feet .5 letter size document box
Date (bulk): ca 1947-1997 (with gaps)
Abstract: Collection includes newsletters, clippings, printed material and ephemera.
Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the Local History Center for access information.
The collection is open for research use.
[Name of item], Records of the Palos Verdes Begonia Farm (Collection 004). Local History Center, Peninsula Center Library, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
Palos Verdes Begonia Farm started in 1941 by Palos Verdes Peninsula resident, Gus Bauman. A family owned business, it spanned four generations and was operated by Jack Bauman and John Bauman until closing in 1998. Palos Verdes Begonia Farm specialized in raising and exporting Tuberous Begonias, becoming one of the leading suppliers of begonias in the country. In the 1960s the company expanded to other plants and garden supplies and became one of the first full service retail garden centers in the area.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title; thereunder chronologically, with undated materials filed after dated materials. Ephemeral folders filed at end of box.
Includes newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs and marketing materials.
Donated to the Local History Center by John Bauman, 2007.
Initial rehousing and stabilization of materials by Local History Center volunteers. Final arrangement and description by Monique Sugimoto, January 2018.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Garden centers (Retail trade)--California.
Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.)
Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Clippings 1947 - 1997 (with gaps)