Wrather Investment Corporation Incorporation Records

Clay Stalls
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
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Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Wrather Investment Corporation Incorporation Records

Collection number: CSLA-28

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Clay Stalls. Department of Archives and Special Collections. William H. Hannon Library
Date Completed:
2005
Encoded by:
Clay Stalls
© 2012 Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wrather Investment Corporation incorporation records
Dates: 1961
Collection number: CSLA-28
Creator: Wrather Corporation
Collection Size: 1 archival document box
Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: This collection consists of the legal records documenting the incorporation in 1961 of the various business holdings of Jack Wrather into a publicly owned company.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Box 1 Wrather Investment Corporation Incorporation Records, CSLA-28, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Henry Pollard (2005). Accession number: 2005.88

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of the legal records documenting the incorporation in 1961 of the various business holdings of Jack Wrather into a publicly owned company. Jack Wrather (1918-1984) was one of the leading businessmen in the United States, producing such television shows as Lassie and the Lone Ranger, and owning the Disneyland Hotel. His companies incorporated under the rubric of "Wrather Investment Corporation" in 1961 included Wrather Hotels, Inc.; Lone Ranger, Inc.; Lone Ranger Television, Inc.; Lone Ranger Pictures, Inc.; Lassie Television, Inc.; and the Muzak Corporation.
The 676 pages of documents are bound by board with a hard covering; there is an index at the beginning of the materials. The documents consist of articles of incorporation, legal opinions, board meeting minutes, state certificates of authenticity, correspondence, underwriting agreements, and federal registration forms. Henry Pollard, former legal counsel for the Wrather Corporation and one of the architects of the incorporation, was responsible for the organization of the documents and donated them to the CSLA Research Collection in 2005.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Wrather Corporation
Wrather, Jack (1918-1984)

Other Finding Aids

Jack and Bonita Granville Wrather Papers, 1890-1990. CSLA-23