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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Daily News Photographs, 1923-1954
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Los Angeles Daily News Photographs,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1954
    Collection number: 1386
    Creator: Los Angeles daily news
    Extent: 20 boxes (10.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Los Angeles daily news was originally named the Illustrated daily news by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. when he started it in 1923. In 1954, it merged with the Mirror and became the Mirror-News. It lost reporters, columnists, and its more liberal flavor, and ceased publication in the early 1960s. The collection consists of 20,000 contact prints (a 10% sample) from the Los Angeles daily news morgue negatives in collection 1387.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of The Times-Mirror Company, 1958.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles Daily News Photographs (Collection 1386). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    The Los Angeles daily news was originally named the Illustrated daily news by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. when he started it in 1923. He copied the tabloid format of the New York daily news, although he rejected lurid and sensational journalism. In 1926 the paper went bankrupt and was taken over by Manchester Boddy, who changed the name to the Los Angeles daily news. He kept the tabloid format, with its heavy reliance on photographs. In 1954 it merged with the Mirror, the afternoon paper of the Los Angeles times, and became the Mirror-News. It lost reporters, columnists, and its more liberal flavor, and ceased publication in the early 1960s.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 20,000 contact prints (a 10% sample) from the Los Angeles daily news morgue negatives in collection 1387.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Subject files in alphabetical order (Boxes 1-17).
    2. Miscellaneous dating guide information (Box 18).
    3. Subject index to Daily News (Boxes 19-20).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Los Angeles daily news--Archives.
    American newspapers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    • Los Angeles Daily News Records (Collection 1208). Available at Departmnent of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Los Angeles Daily News Negatives (Collection 1387). Available at Departmnent of Special Collections, UCLA.