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Finding Aid for the William M. Baird Papers, 1914-1936
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William M. Baird Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1936
    Collection number: 331
    Creator: Baird, William M.
    Extent: 21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 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

    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 10-21. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Libirary Special Collections.
    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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William M. Baird Papers (Collection 331). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230346 

    Scope and Content

    Boxes 10-21 include correspondence, receipted bills, cancelled checks, articles of incorporation, letterbooks, cashbooks, deeds, tax records, ledgers, other legal instruments and business papers, journals, photographs, and newspapers pertaining to the Curtis Ranch, Bloomington, San Bernardino County, California, owned and operated by William M. Baird. Includes over 4000 letters relating to the running of the ranch, runs of local newspapers, various fruit company labels, and other printed documentation. Subjects include the development of irrigation and water companies, agriculture, land grants and litigation, and federal land banks. Nursery catalogs were added to Collection 1207.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Baird, William M.--Archives.
    Ranchers--California--San Bernardino County--Archival resources.

    Items Removed from Collection

    • Removed from Box 19: Rose Parade souvenir books, issues of This Month In Monrovia & Standard Oil Bulletin - catalogued in ORION.
    • Nursery catalogs added to collection 1207 - Nursery catalogs. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.