Finding Aid for the Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight's photographs 0321

Finding aid prepared by Katie Richardson
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources.
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September 2010


Title: Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight's photographs
Collection number: 0321
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.92 Linear feet 9 boxes
Date (inclusive): 1920-1970
Abstract: The Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight's photographs consists mainly of photographs, negatives, and slides of portraits and scenic views of Missouri and Southern California. In addition to the images, there are a few textual items that include financial documents, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous ticket stubs and pamphlets that Knight collected. The date span of the collection ranges from 1920 to 1970.
creator: Knight, Carl W., 1885-1984

Acquisition

The collection was donated by former USC University Archivist, Paul Christopher.

Scope and Content

The collection consists mainly of photographs, negatives, and slides of portraits and scenic views of Missouri and Southern California. In addition to the images, there are a few textual items including financial documents, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous ticket stubs and pamphlets that Knight collected.

Biographical note

Carl Wells Knight was born on March 24, 1885 in Springfield, Missouri to Emma Lamb Knight and George Wells Knight. He had one sister named Pansy and a brother named Harry. By trade, Carl was a professional photographer and owned a studio in Springfield, Missouri. During World War I Carl served in the military. Ultimately, he moved to California after completing his military service. Knight worked in both Los Angeles and San Diego photographing homes, commercial endeavors, and people's portraits. He operated a studio in San Diego with his partner, Sherman Trease, called the Trease-Knight Studio. He also worked for Stuart Studio in Los Angeles, California around 1936. Carl died on June 15, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight's photographs, Collection no. 0321,Regional History Collections, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Christopher, Paul
Knight, Carl W., 1885-1984
Ephemera
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Photographs
Negatives (photographic)
Photographs
San Diego (Calif.)--Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Springfield (Mo.)--Photographs

Box 1-2

Slides circa 1960-1964

Arrangement

The slides were kept in original order and for the most part, the original file titles were used in describing the materials.
Box 1, Folder 1

Trip 1960

Box 1, Folder 2

1961 August

Box 1, Folder 3

San Fernando Valley 1961 November

Box 1, Folder 4-7

Cats 1961-1964

Box 2, Folder 1

1962 January

Box 2, Folder 2

Clouds 1962 March

Box 2, Folder 3

1962 April

Box 2, Folder 4

1962 April 7

Box 2, Folder 5

1962 May

Box 2, Folder 6

Medals 27 1962 May

Box 2, Folder 7

Rifle Range and Miscellaneous Slides 1964 April

Box 2, Folder 8

Rifle Range 1964 November 8

Box 2, Folder 9

Copy of slides and postcards undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Black and white old pictures undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Miscellaneous undated

Box 2-7, Box 2-7

Photographs and Negatives 1916-1993

Arrangement

The photographs and negatives series was kept in original order and for the most part, the original file titles were used in describing the materials. The files are organized alphabetically with two subseries: portraits and rifle matches.
Box 2, Folder 12, Box 2, Folder 12

Anderson Fence Co. undated

Physical Description: 13 photographs and 14 negatives
Box 2, Folder 13, Box 2, Folder 13

Automobile undated

Physical Description: 4 photographs and 6 negatives
Box 2, Folder 14, Box 2, Folder 14

Beach undated

Physical Description: 5 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 2, Folder 15

Camping undated

Physical Description: 12 photographs
Box 2, Folder 16, Box 2, Folder 16

Central Meat Markets 1936 April 26

Physical Description: 1 photograph and 4 negatives
Box 2, Folder 17, Box 2, Folder 17

Christmas Pictures from Pansy M. Knight 1937-1969

Physical Description: 4 photographs and 8 negatives
Box 2, Folder 18

Cow and Baby undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 2, Folder 19

Couple undated

Physical Description: 3 photographs
Box 2, Folder 20, Box 2, Folder 20

Dennstedt Company Portraits by Carl Knight 1936

Physical Description: 37 photographs and 38 negatives
Box 3, Folder 1-2, Box 3, Folder 1

Documentary Scenes undated

Physical Description: Folder 1: 31 photographs and 25 negatives Folder 2: 16 negatives
Box 3, Folder 3-4

Early Missouri Work undated

Physical Description: Folder 1: 40 photographs Folder 2: 30 photographs
Box 3, Folder 5

Engagement undated

Physical Description: 30 photographs
Box 3, Folder 6, Box 3, Folder 6

Family Group undated

Physical Description: 18 photographs and 2 negatives
Box 3, Folder 7

Groupings undated

Physical Description: 5 negatives
Box 3, Folder 8, Box 3, Folder 8

Hillcrest Booster Club 1936 April 9

Physical Description: 1 photograph and 3 negatives
Box 3, Folder 9

Hillcrest Business Association 1936 June 12

Physical Description: 5 negatives
Box 3, Folder 10, Box 3, Folder 10

Hillcrest Cafe 1936 March 25

Physical Description: 1 photograph and 2 negatives
Box 3, Folder 11, Box 3, Folder 11

Homes undated

Physical Description: 12 photographs and 2 negatives
Box 3, Folder 12, Box 3, Folder 12

Knight, Carl W. undated

Physical Description: 6 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 3, Folder 13, Box 3, Folder 13

Miscellaneous Photographs undated

Physical Description: 2 photographs and 6 negatives
Box 3, Folder 14

Mission San Juan Capistrano undated

Physical Description: 2 negatives
Box 3, Folder 15, Box 3, Folder 15

Missouri Springs 1916 January 16-17

Physical Description: 2 negatives and 1 photocopy
Box 3, Folder 16

Outdoor Activities undated

Physical Description: 5 photographs
Map-case 5, Drawer 3

Oversize Portraits undated

Physical Description: 18 photographs

Scope and Content

Portraits of men, women, children, a school, a family, and a train set.
Box 8-9

Photographic Film undated

Physical Description: 27 film sheets
Box 3, Folder 17, Box 3, Folder 17

Scenery undated

Physical Description: 50 photographs and 3 negatives
Box 3, Folder 18

Signed Work undated

Physical Description: 13 photographs
Box 4, Folder 1

Studio undated

Physical Description: 30 negatives
Box 4, Folder 2

Texas? undated

Physical Description: 44 photographs
Box 4, Folder 3

Training for Races circa 1930s

Physical Description: 7 photographs
Box 4, Folder 4

Unidentified Baby undated

Physical Description: 2 negatives

Note on back of the portrait:

18400 Paulson 36 vert bl. 799 6-21
Box 4, Folder 5

Unidentified Children undated

Physical Description: 22 photographs
Box 4, Folder 6, Box 4, Folder 6

Unidentified Female 1939 June 19

Physical Description: 2 photographs and 17 negatives
Box 4, Folder 7

Unidentified Girl undated

Physical Description: 2 negatives
Box 4, Folder 8

Unidentified Men undated

Physical Description: 23 photographs
Box 4, Folder 9

Unidentified Women undated

Physical Description: 47 photographs
Box 4, Folder 10

Water Activities undated

Physical Description: 20 photographs
Box 4, Folder 11

Wedding negatives circa 1930's

Physical Description: 6 negatives
Box 4, Folder 12

Weddings undated

Physical Description: 8 photographs and 2 negatives
Box 4, Folder 13

Winter Activities undated

Physical Description: 6 photographs
Box 4, Folder 14

Unusual Images undated

Physical Description: 22 photographs
Box 4, Folder 15,17, Box 4, Folder 15-17, Box 4, Folder 16

USC Work circa 1993

Physical Description: Folder 1: 22 photographs and textual materials Folder 2: 20 photographs and 19 negatives Folder 3: 12 photographs and textual materials
Box 5-6, Box 5-6

Portraits circa 1930s-1954

Box 5, Folder 1, Box 5, Folder 1

Allison, Beth Undated

Physical Description: 3 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 5, Folder 2

Anderson, Helen Undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 5, Folder 3, Box 5, Folder 3

Ardaiz, Jose Undated

Physical Description: 2 photographs and 3 negatives
Box 5, Folder 4, Box 5, Folder 4

Barker, Edma C. Undated

Physical Description: 5 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 5, Folder 5

Barney 1936 June 28

Physical Description: 4 negatives
Box 5, Folder 6

Beckinam, Evelyn 1939 May

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 5, Folder 7

Birmey, Walter Undated

Physical Description: 4 negatives
Box 5, Folder 8, Box 5, Folder 8

Black, Mrs. E.C. 1936 May 12

Physical Description: 4 photographs and 6 negatives
Box 5, Folder 9, Box 5, Folder 9

Bone, Lilla Undated

Physical Description: 10 photographs and 10 negatives
Box 5, Folder 10

Brieglet, Dr. G. A. (1017) Undated

Physical Description: 2 negatives
Box 5, Folder 11

Buckingham, Mrs. S. E. (953) Undated

Physical Description: 3 negatives
Box 5, Folder 12, Box 5, Folder 12

Callam Family Undated

Physical Description: 12 photographs and 12 negatives
Box 5, Folder 13, Box 5, Folder 13, Box 5, Folder 13

Campbell, Effie Undated

Physical Description: 6 photographs, 6 negatives, and 1 letter
Box 5, Folder 14

Cann, Dr. G.A. Undated

Physical Description: 2 negatives
Box 5, Folder 15

Carter, Lloyd W. Undated

Physical Description: 4 negatives
Box 5, Folder 16

Child Portraits Undated

Physical Description: 24 photographs
Box 5, Folder 17, Box 5, Folder 17

Dennison, Fred 1936 May 23

Physical Description: 2 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 5, Folder 18-19

Female Adult Portraits (2 folders) Undated

Physical Description: Folder 1: 31 photographs Folder 2: 70 photographs
Box 5, Folder 20, Box 5, Folder 20

Gallington, Mrs. Undated

Physical Description: 4 photographs and 5 negatives
Box 5, Folder 21

Graham, Coretta Undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 5, Folder 22

Greer, Jim 1954 December

Physical Description: 2 photographs
Box 5, Folder 23

Griffig, Mrs. John H. Undated

Physical Description: 5 negatives
Box 5, Folder 24

Haffeuhame, Edd? Undated

Physical Description: 7 negatives
Box 5, Folder 25, Box 5, Folder 25

Hall, James, Mrs. 1936 May 21

Physical Description: 3 photographs and 3 negatives
Box 5, Folder 26, Box 5, Folder 26

Hanson Undated

Physical Description: 2 photographs and 6 negatives
Box 5, Folder 27, Box 5, Folder 27

Harms, Edwin M. Undated

Physical Description: 5 photographs and 3 negatives
Box 5, Folder 28

Harner, Ella 1936 June 10

Physical Description: 6 negatives
Box 6, Folder 1, Box 6, Folder 1

Jones, Catherine Undated

Physical Description: 3 photographs and 2 negatives
Box 6, Folder 2

Kirby, Fama's Sister Undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 6, Folder 3

Knight, Maurice Undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 6, Folder 4

Lewis, Miss C. Undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 6, Folder 5, Box 6, Folder 5

"Lovelly" Undated

Physical Description: 10 photographs and 13 negatives
Box 6, Folder 6

Male Adult Photographs Undated

Physical Description: 21 photographs
Box 6, Folder 7, Box 6, Folder 7

Markle, Phyllis 1936 July 22

Physical Description: 1 photograph and 4 negatives
Box 6, Folder 8

Martinez Undated

Physical Description: 3 negatives
Box 6, Folder 9

McCallum, Alice Jean Undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 6, Folder 10, Box 6, Folder 10

McHarg, Betty 1936 April 11

Physical Description: 4 photographs and 3 negatives
Box 6, Folder 11

Meredith, Jean M. Undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 6, Folder 12, Box 6, Folder 12

Norris Wedding (?) 1937 May 18

Physical Description: 3 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 6, Folder 13

Olson, Mr. and Mr. C. E. Keefe 1936 May 28

Physical Description: 5 negatives
Box 6, Folder 14, Box 6, Folder 14

Piteock, V. 1936 May 19

Physical Description: 3 photographs and 6 negatives
Box 6, Folder 15, Box 6, Folder 15

Pitts, Mrs. A. L. Undated

Physical Description: 1 photograph and 3 negatives
Box 6, Folder 16

Ramsey, Mary Undated

Physical Description: 3 negatives
Box 6, Folder 17, Box 6, Folder 17

Roberts Family Undated

Physical Description: 16 photographs and 13 negatives
Box 6, Folder 18, Box 6, Folder 18

Semison, Margaret Undated

Physical Description: 4 photographs and 3 negatives
Box 6, Folder 19

Shaffer, Mr. Undated

Physical Description: 7 negatives
Box 6, Folder 20, Box 6, Folder 20

Smiley, Georgia Undated

Physical Description: 2 photographs and 5 negatives
Box 6, Folder 21

Smith, Copy of Seal Undated

Physical Description: 2 negatives
Box 6, Folder 22, Box 6, Folder 22

Smith, Mogel Undated

Physical Description: 5 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 6, Folder 23, Box 6, Folder 23

Sutton, Mrs. P. Undated

Physical Description: 4 photographs and 6 negatives
Box 6, Folder 24, Box 6, Folder 24

Thompson, Will Undated

Physical Description: 1 photograph and 3 negatives
Box 6, Folder 25

Von Breton, C. H. 1937 October 16

Physical Description: 6 negatives
Box 6, Folder 26, Box 6, Folder 26

Walsh, Dorothy Undated

Physical Description: 1 photograph and 1 negative
Box 6, Folder 27, Box 6, Folder 27

Wells, Mrs. H. E. 1936 May 23

Physical Description: 5 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 6, Folder 28

Whitt 1936 July 20

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 6, Folder 29, Box 6, Folder 29

Wright, Ethel 1938 January 1

Physical Description: 4 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 6-7, Box 6-7

Rifle Matches 1933-1968

Box 6, Folder 30

California State Small Bore Matches 1966 September 24-25

Physical Description: 3 negatives
Box 6, Folder 31

Copy of Panel Group for Betty Duncan Undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 6, Folder 32

Four men- 10 sec at F8 Ilford paper at rifle range 1964

Physical Description: 2 negatives
Box 6, Folder 33

Glendale Rifle Club Undated

Physical Description: 22 negatives
Box 6, Folder 34

Gun Club Team circa 1963-1964

Physical Description: 7 negatives
Box 6, Folder 35

Los Angeles Rifle Club Westerns Nate Matches 1966 May 7-8

Physical Description: 3 negatives
Box 6, Folder 36

Los Angeles Clubs (L.A. Rifle Club- Discard Negatives) 1967 November 4-5

Physical Description: 5 negatives
Box 6, Folder 37

Mr. Knight and the United States and British Rifle Teams Undated

Physical Description: 4 negatives
Box 6, Folder 38

Rifle Club 1965 November 6-7

Physical Description: 7 negatives
Box 7, Folder 1, Box 7, Folder 1, Box 7, Folder 1

Rifle Club Events Undated

Physical Description: 50 photographs, 9 negatives, and textual material
Box 7, Folder 2, Box 7, Folder 2, Box 7, Folder 2

Rifle Club Prints and Documents 1946

Physical Description: 34 photographs, 20 negatives, and textual material
Box 7, Folder 3, Box 7, Folder 3

Rifle Range Undated

Physical Description: 2 photographs and 5 negatives
Box 7, Folder 4, Box 7, Folder 4

Rifle Range circa 1949-1950

Physical Description: 5 photographs and 4 negatives
Box 7, Folder 5

Rifle Range 1968 May 4-5

Physical Description: 3 negatives
Box 7, Folder 6

Rifle Range- Pacific Coast Championship 1951-1952

Physical Description: 3 negatives and 3 captions
Box 7, Folder 7, Box 7, Folder 7

Rifle Range, Target, Dahlia 1933 July 16

Physical Description: 3 photographs and 6 negatives
Box 7, Folder 8

Rifle Range Trophy Winners 1963 November 3-4

Physical Description: 7 negatives
Box 7, Folder 9, Box 7, Folder 9, Box 7, Folder 9

Wheel Chair and Shooting Match 1949 February 6

Physical Description: 19 photographs, 8 negatives, and 1 clipping
Box 7, Folder 10

Financial Documents 1913 - 1932

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content

Includes deeds, contracts, and titles.
Box 7, Folder 11

Miscellaneous Items from the life of Carl W. Knight undated

Scope and Content

Business cards, pamphlets, ticket stubs, and a commencement book from USC's graduation in 1960.
Box 7, Folder 12

Newspaper Clippings 1989 - 1955

Scope and Content

Newspaper clippings mentioning Knight's work, cartoon clippings, and an article about Pansy, Knights sister's fifty year high school reunion.
Box 7, Folder 13

Photostat Corporation prices and photo-copying regulations circa 1944

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 7, Folder 14

Receipts 1935-1961

Scope and Content

Receipts from photograph orders.