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Finding Aid for the Herbert M. Baruch Corporation Records, ca. 1920-1949
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Herbert M. Baruch Corporation Records,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1949
    Collection number: 1512
    Creator: Herbert M. Baruch Corporation
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)1 oversize box
    Abstract: Collection consists of photographs relating to buildings and properties constructed by Herbert M. Baruch Corporation of Los Angeles during the 1920s and 1940s.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Rosemary B. Baruch, care of Mr. Robert Triest, 1956.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Herbert M. Baruch Corporation Records (Collection 1512). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233135 


    The Herbert M. Baruch Corporation was a Los Angeles-area general construction contracting firm, active from the early 1920s to the late 1940s.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 8 x 10 inch photographs and promotional materials documenting buildings and properties constructed by the Herbert M. Baruch Corporation of Los Angeles. Photographs showing completed buildings and in various stages of construction include the Hollywood Bowl, Philharmonic Auditorium, Mayfair Hotel, Mira Hershey Hall at UCLA, and many local high schools and junior high schools.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Project files, ca. 1920-1949 (boxes 1-5).
    2. Promotional materials, 1924-1939 (box 5).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Herbert M. Baruch Corporation--Archives.
    Construction industry--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs.