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Werner von Boltenstern Collection of Southern California History Photographs Collection MS111
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  • Conditions Governing Access Note
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation Note
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Werner von Boltenstern Collection of Southern California History Photographs Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS111
    Contributing Institution: Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 archival document boxes (1 linear foot)
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1950s
    Abstract: This collection consists of photographs of places, persons, and events in Southern California history.

    Conditions Governing Access Note

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

    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 Note

    [Identification of item], Box and Folder number, Werner von Boltenstern Collection of Southern California History Photographs Collection, MS111, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Collection Description

    This collection consists of over seventy black and white photographs, most of which are 8x10, documenting events, places, and persons related to Southern California history. Events include the "La Fiesta de Flores" of Los Angeles (1901) and the Tournament of Roses parade (1896, 1897). Also found are missions, such as the Mission San Diego; persons, such as the actor Basil Rathbone; Los Angeles landmarks, such as Angels Flight; and places such as Pasadena.
    The descriptions and dates of the photographs in the box and folder list are taken from captions written on them. The dates of the photographs given in the date field are those of the original photographs, not the copies.
    Many of the photographs are reproductions from the Security First National Bank Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library and the Title Insurance Trust Company Collection (now on deposit at the University of Southern California), and from photographers such as David M. Mills, a well-known photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, with a studio in Hollywood, California. Hence, Loyola Marymount University cannot reproduce these photographs.
    Provenance
    Internal evidence suggests that Werner von Boltenstern collected the photographs and probably gained some of them from a Helen Benshoff. The photographs most likely came to then Loyola University around 1967, when von Boltenstern donated his postcard collection to the university.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged by individual photograph, with the description based on the accompanying captions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Benshoff, Helen
    Boltenstern, Werner von, 1904-1978
    Angels Flight (Railway)
    Fiesta de Los Angeles (1901: Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History
    Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
    Parades -- California -- Los Angeles
    San Diego Mission
    Pasadena (Calif.) -- History
    Tournament of Roses Parade
    Mills, David M., 1927-