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Guide to the Irving Wright Benton Collection, 1880s-1952
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Irving Wright Benton Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1880s-1952
    Origination: Benton, Irving Wright
    Extent: 1 Box
    Repository: Pasadena Museum of History
    Pasadena, California 91103-3594
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open to the public for research. Use is restricted by rules intended to protect and preserve the materials in good condition for the future. For additional information please contact the Pasadena Museum of History.

    Publication Rights

    Use of the materials is governed by all applicable copyright law. The Pasadena Museum of History reserves the right to restrict any materials from reproduction at any time. Property rights reside with the Pasadena Museum of History. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. The Museum's physical ownership of the materials in its collection does not imply ownership of copyright. It is the user's responibility to reslove any copyright issues related to the use and distribution of reproduced materials. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Pasadena Museum of History.

    Preferred Citation

    Suggested citation of these records: [Identification of item], Irving Wright Benton Collection, Research Library and Archives, Pasadena Museum of History.

    Biographical Note

    Irving Wright Benton (1888-1952) came to Pasadena from Florida in 1906 with his mother, Lutie Wright Benton and his grandparents. Lutie Wright Benton was a prominent Pasadena socialite. Irving Wright Benton was married first to Helen May Adams and then to Lillian A. Benton. At one time Benton was a prominent Pasadena businessman working in sales. He was also the sales manager at General Motors Truck Company of California.

    Scope and Content

    The Irving Wright Benton Collection (1880s-1952) includes personal items and photographs.