Title: Big Pine Citizen newspaper collection
Collection number: CSLA-30
1 oversize box
Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Languages represented in the collection:
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[Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Big Pine Citizen Newspaper Collection, CSLA-30, Department
of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
Gift of Peggy M. Zimmerman. Accession number: 2004.24
Big Pine Citizen was the weekly newspaper of Big Pine, California, a town in the northern Owens Valley of the California Sierras. The collection
holds issues from the years 1922, and 1924 to 1928, the decade in which the Owens Valley Water Wars between the City of Los
Angeles and the people of the Owens Valley over the control of land and corresponding water rights was at its height. Thus
the newspapers here contains much information, from the viewpoint of Owens Valley residents, on Los Angeles' control of the
Owens Valley water supply. For example, issue no. 26 of volume 14 (25 June 1927) carries a front-page article on the bombings
of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which carried Owens Valley water to the city: "Aqueduct Catching It in Neck On All Sides." The
newspaper also carried articles on local matters, such as social events, sports, and meetings of county and town governments.
The editor of the
Big Pine Citizen at this time was A. G. Barmore; the newspapers in the collection were mailed to T. M. Kendrick.
On-Line Digital Collection
Some of the newspapers have been digitized and are part of the William H. Hannon Library's Digital Library.
To view the images, see the following digital collection:
This collection of newspapers is arranged chronologically by year, and then by issue number within year, all in oversized
- FOLDER 1. 1922, Volume 9.
May 13, no. 22; 15 July, no. 31; 22 July, no. 32
- FOLDER 2. 1924, Volume 11. 22 November, no. 49
- FOLDER 3. 1925, Volume 12. 5 December, no. 49
- FOLDER 4. 1926. Volume 13.
2 January, no. 1; 30 January, no. 5; 13 February, no. 7; 20 February, no. 8; 26 June, no. 26; 17 July, no. 29; 9 October,
no. 41; 4 December, no. 49
- FOLDER 5. 1927. Volume 14.
12 March, no. 11; 26 March, no. 13; 9 April, no. 15; 16 April, no. 16; 23 April, no. 17; 14 May, no. 20; 11 June, no. 24;
18 June, no. 25; 25 June, no. 26; 9 July, no. 28; 16 July, no. 29; 23 July, no. 30; 30 July, no. 31; 6 August, no. 32; 13
August, no. 33; 20 August, no. 34; 27 August, no. 35; 10 September, no. 37; 1 October, no. 39(?); 15 October, no. 41; 29 October,
no. 43; 5 November, no. 44(?); 3 December, no. 48; 10 December, no. 49; 17 December, no. 50
- FOLDER 6, 1928. Volume 15.
7 January, no. 1; 14 January, no. 14; 21 January, no. 3; 4 February, no. 5; 18 February, no. 7; 25 February, no. 8; 10 March,
no. 10; 17 March, no. 11; 24 March, no. 12; 7 April, no. 14; 14 April, no. 15; 21 April, no. 16
- FOLDER 7. 1927(?). One edition of Big Pine Citizen. Volume and issue number are unidentifiable. Internal evidence (article
on the trial of Watterson brothers) indicates that its date of issue is 1927.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Big Pine Citizen
Owens Valley (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- Sources
Big Pine (Calif.) -- History -- Sources
Owens Valley (Calif.)
Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.)