Guide to the Howard L. Dorn and Sons Collection, 1936-1978

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Guide to the Howard L. Dorn and Sons Collection, 1936-1978

Pasadena Museum of History



Research Library and Archives

Pasadena, California

Contact Information:

  • Pasadena Museum of History
  • Research Library and Archives
  • 470 West Walnut Street
  • Pasadena, California 91103-3594
  • Phone: (626) 577-1660, Ext. 13
  • Fax: (626) 577-1662
  • Email: research@pasadenahistory.org
  • URL: http://www.pasadenahistory.org
Processed by:
The Pasadena Museum of History staff
Date Completed:
January 2002
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2002 Pasadena Museum of History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Howard L. Dorn and Sons Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1978
Collection number: Consult repository
Creator: Dorn, Howard L.
Extent: 1 box
Repository: Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena, California 91103-3594
Abstract: The Howard L. Dorn and Sons Collection consists of 6 folders of printer's proofs of logos, letterheads and other designs, and several letters from clients.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to the public for research. Use is restricted by rules intended to protect and preserve the materials in good condition for the future. For additional information please contact the Pasadena Museum of History.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Suggested citation of these records: [Identification of item], Howard L. Dorn & Sons Collection, Research Library and Archives, Pasadena Museum of History.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Dorn family.

Administrative History

Howard L. Dorn & Sons, originally called Keenan & Dorn, were commercial printers located at 1192-1194 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, California from 1936 until 1978.
Howard L. Dorn, a lifelong resident of Pasadena, is listed as a salesman for the Pasadena Stationery & Printing Co. in the Pasadena city directories from 1916 until 1935. From 1936 until 1947 or 1948, he was associated with Eugene C. Keenan at Keenan & Dorn Printers & Stationers. In 1949, Dorn's sons Phillip H. and Richard E. are listed with their father under Howard L. Dorn & Sons Creative Printing, Stationery, Office Supplies. Among their customers were many well-known Pasadena businesses, such as Jurgensen's, J. Herbert Hall Jewellers, Vroman's, Bohman & Schwartz Coach Builders, professionals such as architect Elmer Grey and builder E. C. Moller, and numerous churches, clubs, schools, automobile dealerships, and other organizations.
Howard L. Dorn died in 1981.

Scope and content

The Howard L. Dorn & Sons Collection consists of 6 folders of printer's proofs of logos, letterheads and other designs, and several letters from clients. Most of the proofs are signed and dated.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of the collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Dorn, Howard L.
Commercial Art--Printing
Printing--California--Pasadena
California--Pasadena

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Dorn, Phillip H.
Dorn, Richard E.
Keenan, Eugene C.
Howard L. Dorn & Sons
Keenan & Dorn, Printers & Stationers
Pasadena Stationery & Printing Co.


Container List

Box-folder 1:1-6

Printer's proofs

Box-folder 1:1

1936-1939

Box-folder 1:2

1940-1949

Box-folder 1:3

1950-1959

Box-folder 1:4

1960-1969

Box-folder 1:5

1970-1978

Box-folder 1:6

Undated