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Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive
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The Los Angeles Times was founded in 1881 and was incorporated as the Times-Mirror Company in 1884. The collection consists of photonegatives as well as photographic prints documenting events and people in Southern California, the U. S., and the world. The material originates from the Los Angeles Times newspaper and includes glass negatives (circa 1918-1932), nitrate negatives (circa 1925-45), and safety negatives (circa 1935-present). Also includes prints and negatives from the Los Angeles Times Orange County and San Diego bureaus.
The Los Angeles Times was founded as the Los Angeles Daily Times on December 4, 1881 by Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner. The following year Cole and Gardiner relinquished ownership of the newspaper to its printer, the Mirror Printing Office and Book Bindery. Harrison Gray Otis was hired as editor in 1882 and the paper quickly became a financial success.
1528.4 Linear Feet (3446 boxes and 750 shoeboxes)
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Open for research, with the following exceptions: Boxes 3701-3702 are closed until Library Preservation completes treatment of materials.