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Busch Gardens of Pasadena research collection of G. B. Cowles
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Busch Gardens of Pasadena research collection of G. B. Cowles
    Dates: 1900-2006
    Collection Number: mssBuschGardens
    Creator OR Collector: Cowles, Gary B., collector
    Extent: 436 items in 39 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: The collection contains the material Gary B. Cowles gathered in his research on Busch Gardens, Pasadena, California.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Busch Gardens of Pasadena research collection of G. B. Cowles, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was a gift to the Huntington Library from Gary B. Cowles, February 2015.


    Gary B. Cowles, a resident of Pasadena, California, has been researching Busch Gardens for several years. http://www.pasadenagardens.com/

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of the material collected by Gary B. Cowles during his research on the original Busch Gardens in Pasadena, California. The collection is chiefly made up of 28 binders of research material that include newspaper clippings, copies of newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, etc., all related to Busch Gardens, the Busch family and their Pasadena neighbors, Anheuser-Busch Company, and Pasadena history, as well as Busch's gardener Robert Gordon Fraser. Also included: research notes, ephemera, tourism material, monographs, compact discs, slides, glass plate negatives, drawings, watercolors, and maps. Cataloger noted Cowles' orginal item numbers and all of Cowles' original notes were kept and help with photograph identification.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Busch, Adolphus, 1839-1913
    Cowles, Gary B., collector
    Fraser, Robert Gordon

    Corporate Names

    Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association
    Anheuser-Busch, Inc.


    Gardens -- California -- Pasadena -- Pictorial works

    Geographic Areas

    Busch Gardens (Pasadena, Calif.) -- History
    Busch Gardens (Pasadena, Calif.) -- Photographs
    California, Southern -- History -- 19th century
    California, Southern -- History -- 20th century
    Pasadena (Calif.) -- Description and travel
    Pasadena (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century
    Pasadena (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century
    Pasadena (Calif.) -- History -- Pictorial works


    Clippings (information artifacts) -- California, Southern
    Compact disks
    Glass plate negatives
    Photograph albums -- California, Southern
    Postcard albums -- California, Southern
    Research (document genres) -- California, Southern
    Slides (photographs) -- California, Southern