The Robert and Betty Franklin Collection
documents 20 years of Robert and Betty Franklin's collaborative work as a husband and
wife newspaper team working in the Northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley,
especially Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City of San Fernando, from 1961 through 1997. Robert
Franklin worked as an independent news photographer and Betty as a journalist for the
local Herald Corporation newspaper group, most notably the
Fernando Sun and Breeze
. The collection consists primarily of newspaper
clippings and photographs.
Robert Franklin, an orphan raised in the Sylmar area and a WWII veteran twice decorated
with the Silver Star married his wife, Betty, in 1945. The Franklins worked
collaboratively as a husband and wife newspaper team for 20 years. They covered the
Northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley, primarily Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City
of San Fernando for the local Herald Corporation newspaper group, most notably the San Fernando Sun and Breeze. Robert Franklin worked as an
independent news photographer and Betty as a journalist. In 1989, Betty was recognized
for her public service as the Odd Fellows Citizen of the Year.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of
materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by
fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the
public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright
owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research use.