Busch Gardens of Pasadena research collection of G. B. Cowles

Finding aid prepared by Brooke M. Black
Manuscripts Department
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Busch Gardens of Pasadena research collection of G. B. Cowles
Dates: 1900-2006
Collection Number: mssBuschGardens
Creator OR Collector: Cowles, Gary B., collector
Extent: 436 items in 39 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The collection contains the material Gary B. Cowles gathered in his research on Busch Gardens, Pasadena, California.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

Publication Rights

The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Busch Gardens of Pasadena research collection of G. B. Cowles, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection was a gift to the Huntington Library from Gary B. Cowles, February 2015.

Biography

Gary B. Cowles, a resident of Pasadena, California, has been researching Busch Gardens for several years. http://www.pasadenagardens.com/

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the material collected by Gary B. Cowles during his research on the original Busch Gardens in Pasadena, California. The collection is chiefly made up of 28 binders of research material that include newspaper clippings, copies of newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, etc., all related to Busch Gardens, the Busch family and their Pasadena neighbors, Anheuser-Busch Company, and Pasadena history, as well as Busch's gardener Robert Gordon Fraser. Also included: research notes, ephemera, tourism material, monographs, compact discs, slides, glass plate negatives, drawings, watercolors, and maps. Cataloger noted Cowles' orginal item numbers and all of Cowles' original notes were kept and help with photograph identification.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Busch, Adolphus, 1839-1913
Cowles, Gary B., collector
Fraser, Robert Gordon

Corporate Names

Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Subjects

Gardens -- California -- Pasadena -- Pictorial works

Geographic Areas

Busch Gardens (Pasadena, Calif.) -- History
Busch Gardens (Pasadena, Calif.) -- Photographs
California, Southern -- History -- 19th century
California, Southern -- History -- 20th century
Pasadena (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Pasadena (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century
Pasadena (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century
Pasadena (Calif.) -- History -- Pictorial works

Genre

Clippings (information artifacts) -- California, Southern
Compact disks
Glass plate negatives
Photograph albums -- California, Southern
Postcard albums -- California, Southern
Research (document genres) -- California, Southern
Slides (photographs) -- California, Southern


CONTAINER LIST

Box  1

Binder: "The Annex" 955 South Orange Grove, Lowe, Blossom, Busch, Shedd

Box  2

Binder A. H. Fleming & Fowler

Box  3

Binder: Adolphus Busch

Box  4

Binder: Adolphus Busch Thesis & Biographies

Box  5

Binder: Anheuser-Busch, Brewing, Saloons/Warehouses, Advertising, Palace Restaurant, F. Heim, Bauer, Scharwitz, A-B Bottling Co., Ads of Competition

Box  6

Binder: Busch Gardens 1904 to 1917 (end)

Box  7

Binder: Busch Gardens 1918 to End/Pump House PPTY. & Aerials

Box  8

Binder: Busch Gardens Articles, Histories, Notes, Misc., L.A. Times List

Box  9

Binder: Busch Gardens Lower Gardens Photos - A

Box  10

Binder: Busch Gardens Lower Gardens Photos - B

Box  11

Binder: Busch Gardens Upper Gardens Photos - A

Box  12

Binder: Busch Gardens Upper Gardens Photos - B

Box  13

Binder: Busch Neighbors/Busch Gardens People

Box  14

Binder: Death of Adolphus Busch 50th Anniv./Gold Cup, Philanthropy, "Adolphus" - Pullman Car, Adolphus Hotel, Property in Southern California

Box  15

Binder: Deeds, Maps, Surveys, Aerials, Sanborns, Assessor's Maps & Records, Drawings. Deeds before & after 1904, Perpetual Deeds, Deeds re: Garden's Subdivision, New Subdivision Maps, Building Description Blanks, Building Permits, City Minutes re: New Tracts

Box  16

Binder: Lilly Busch "Villa Lilly"

Box  17

Binder: Mrs. Carlota Busch Webster's Scrapbook 1928 to End Compiled by E. V. Krug

Box  18

Binder: Misc. Busch & Family

Box  19

Binder: Movies

Box  20

Binder: Pasadena Hospital Minutes, Motion Pictures, Tournament of Roses, Art/Artists, Arroyo/Grand Ave., Anti-Booze, Arroyo Park Plan, A.M.A. Event - 1911 - A

Box  21

Binder: Pasadena Hospital Minutes, Motion Pictures, Tournament of Roses, Art/Artists, Arroyo/Grand Ave., Anti-Booze, Arroyo Park Plan, A.M.A. Event - 1911 - B

Box  22

Binder: Photos (Lower Gardens) Contemporary

Box  23

Binder: Photos (Upper Gardens) Contemporary - A

Box  24

Binder: Photos (Upper Gardens) Contemporary - B

Box  25

Binder:Postcards - Busch Gardens

Box  26

Binder: Robert Gordon Fraser (Hewes Park, etc.)/F. C. E. Mattison, Edmund V. Krug, E. H. Lockwood

Box  27

Binder: The Adolphus Busch, Sr. Family Genealogy by Nicholas A. Curry (2003)

Box  28

Binder: Wilhelmina & Lt. Scharrer, August A., Sr; Carl Busch; Anna Busch…Busch Family Misc.

Box  29

Research Material

Folder  1

A History of Anheuser-Busch, 1852-1933, by Ronald Jan Plavchan (1970)

1 item. With handwritten notes by Gary B. Cowles.
Folder  2

B.G. Booklets/Brochures/Fold-out Postcards (1916)

14 items. Item #53. With handwritten list.
Folder  3

Black & White Snapshots [approximately 1900]

6 items. Item #55.
Folder  4

Blow-ups of 1937 Aerial (1934-1937)

28 items. Item #52. With original notes.
Folder  5

Booklet: The Busch Gardens Pasadena California by the Shriners (1912, May 11)

1 item
Folder  6

Deeds/Real Estate (1921-2004)

6 items. Item #63.
Folder  7

Donation Forms (2005-2006)

2 items
Folder  8

Fraser & Son, Ltd. Catalogs (1931-1938)

3 items. Item #64.
Folder  9

Fraser & Son, Ltd. Catalogs (1941-1942)

2 items. Item #65.
Folder  10

FW Nelson Scrapbook - 2 small images (1912)

2 items. Item #66.
Folder  11

J. Lawrence Photos (1906-1919)

20 items. Item #58.
Folder  12

J. P. Graham Photos Index [undated]

4 items. Item #59. Includes one photograph and original folder.
Folder  13

Ken Carlson Photos: Entrance to Lower Gardens [undated]

3 items. Item #56.
Folder  14

Miscellaneous Glossy Images (1909-1910)

23 items. Item #1.
Folder  15

Notebook kept by Gary B. Cowles [undated]

1 item
Folder  16

Prints of Glass Plate Negs [undated]

7 items. Item #51.
Folder  17

Remembering by Alice Busch Tilton (1947, Dec.)

1 item. Photocopy of book.
Folder  18

Scrapbook Pages [undated]

2 items. Item #60 and #67.
Folder  19

Slides - Busch Gardens, Green Hotel, Arroyo, etc. (1900-1939)

12 items. Item #50.
Folder  20

Watercolors [undated]

2 items. Item #61 and #62.
Box  30

Contemporary Photographs and Books

Folder  1

Contemporary Photographs [undated]

120 items
Folder  2

Making Friends is Our Business: 100 Years of Anheuser-Busch: monograph (1953)

1 item
Folder  3

Under the Influence: The Unauthorized Story of the Anheuser-Busch Dynasty: monograph (1991)

1 item. With highlights and three pages of notes.
Box  31

Compact Discs

40 items
Box  32

Slides and DVDs

65 slides and 2 DVDs
Box  33

Glass Plates

5 items. Plus original glass plate box.
Box  34

Glass Plates

5 items
Box  35

Glass Plates

6 items
Box  36

Rolled Item: Busch Oversize Photos (copies)

5 items. Item #2.
Box  37

Rolled Item: Sylvia's BG in B & W

1 item. Item #61.
Box  38

Rolled Item: Busch LA Properties

9 items. Item #68.
Box  39

Rolled Item: Busch's "Sea Wall" L. Gardens

2 items. Item #69.