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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Earl Theisen Collection
    Dates: 1915
    Collection Number: P-190
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: ½ 5x7; 1 record storage in Row 27)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Primarily negatives. Also 4 rolled panoramic photos of Universal Studios under construction, 1915. Material related to early 20th century motion picture film history. Undated. See also GC1338 Earl Theisen Collection
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Earl Theisen Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Earl Theisen (1903-1973) served as Honorary Curator of Theatrical Arts at the museum for a few years following 1931. Theisen was a technician at the Dunning Process Plant, a member of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, and a member of the Society's Historical Committee. Much of the film collections in the Seaver Center and the History Department were acquired as a result of his efforts.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Primarily negatives. Also 4 rolled panoramic photos of Universal Studios under construction, 1915. Material related to early 20th century motion picture film history. Undated. See also GC1338 Earl Theisen Collection