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Finding Aid for the Harry E. Blake Papers, 1925-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harry E. Blake Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1925-1962
    Collection number: 915
    Creator: Blake, Harry E., d. 1964
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Harry E. Blake was a member of the Alhambra City Council (1945-56) and served as mayor of Alhambra (1961). The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and clippings of Harry E. Blake as well as publications and other documentation related to Blake's role as a civic leader in Alhambra. There is also material related to water resources.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ida Blake, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harry E. Blake Papers (Collection 915). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709380 


    Blake was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota; served as an associate hydraulic engineer for the State of California in 1930s; city engineer and street superintendent of Alhambra, 1925-27; member, Alhambra City Council, 1945-56; mayor, city of Alhambra, 1961; died, 1964.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and clippings of Harry E. Blake. Includes publications and other documentation related to Blake's role as a civic leader in Alhambra, California. Also includes material related to water resources.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Blake, Harry E., d. 1964--Archives.
    Hydraulic engineers--California--Archival resources.
    Public officers--California--Alhambra--Archival resources.