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Carroll and Lorrin Morrison Photographic Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carroll and Lorrin Morrison Photographic Collection
    Dates: 1889-1964
    Collector: Morrsion, Carroll
    Collector: Morrison, Lorrin
    Collection Size: 7 archival document boxes, 1 oversize box
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: The Carroll and Lorrin Morrison Photographic Collection, 1889-1964, consists of materials, primarily photographs, collected by the Morrisons during their tenure as editors of the Journal of the West.
    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

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
    The photographs in the Carroll and Lorrin Morrison Photographic Collection collection are made available to researchers for reference only, since many of these photographs are reproductions of originals held by other institutions. No reproductions will be made. It is the responsibility of researchers who desire reproductions to contact the holding institution.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Carroll and Lorrin Morrison Photographic Collection, CSLA-26, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    In 2002 Carroll Morrison donated these materials to the CSLA Research Collection, with Father Mike Engh, S.J., serving as intermediary. Accession number: 2002.83.

    Collection Description

    The Carroll and Lorrin Morrison Photographic Collection, 1889-1964, consists of materials, primarily photographs, collected by the Morrisons during their tenure as editors of the Journal of the West. Its size is approximately 5 linear feet. In 2002 Carroll Morrison donated these materials to the CSLA Research Collection, with Father Mike Engh, S.J., serving as intermediary. The photographs of this collection illustrate Los Angeles history from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. The Morrisons acquired the photographs from many sources, most likely for use in articles published in their journal. These sources include the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, the University of Southern California, the Huntington Library, the Historical Society of Southern California, the California Historical Society, and many others. In short, many of these photographs are reproductions of originals held by other institutions. The photographs in this collection are made available to researchers for reference only. No reproductions will be made. It is the responsibility of researchers who desire reproductions to contact the holding institution.
    The subject matter of the photographs includes historic sites of Los Angeles, early Southern California families such as the Pico, Avila and Machado families; Southern California architecture, particularly of the 1920s; Los Angeles industry and factory life of the early twentieth century; and industrial parks of the middle twentieth century.
    Many photographs are reproductions of photographs from the mid to late nineteenth century, originally from such collections as the the Security Pacific Bank Collection, now in possession of the Los Angeles Public Library. The date of the reproduction usually cannot be determined, so the date provided is that depicted in the subject of the original photograph. Numerous photographs include an accompanying descriptive caption, either inscribed on the backside of the photograph or typed on a separate sheet. In such cases, the caption has been repeated in this guide, enclosed in quotation marks. Where no caption exists, a general description of the photograph has been provided.

    Arrangement

    The Carroll and Lorrin Morrison Photographic Collection has been divided into four separate series, based either on the original order of the materials (when discernible) or subject matter of photographs.
    • Series 1: Los Angeles Historical Photographs
    • Series 2: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Photographs
    • Series 3: Southern California Families Photographs
    • Series 4: Frank A. Schilling Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Schilling, Frank A. (Frank Adam), b. 1885 -- Archives
    Journal of the West -- Archives
    Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Photographs
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Photographs