There are over 500 items on a varied range of topics, including documents pertaining to Los Angeles and Southern California
history; personal accounts and diaries; the Civil War and Reconstruction periods; World War I and II eras; and historic documents
pertaining to other American locales. Some record files also include associated photographic items. English and Spanish.
1703 - ca. 1983, undated
The container list is arranged by repository file number. MSS-1 through MSS-524 were originally organized and entered as
bibliographic records in OCLC. The following numbered files are not found, possibly due to mis-numbering: MSS-18, MSS-36,
MSS-38, MSS-162, MSS-223, MSS-360, MSS-361, MSS-444, MSS-445, MSS-458, MSS-525, and MSS-526. Additional items have been added
to the collection, however, these items do not have bibliographic records in OCLC. The additional items begin with MSS-527
and include oversize items (i.e. MSS-1ov, MSS-2ov, etc.). Items will continue to be added to the collection as deemed appropriate.