Finding Aid for the Collection of photographs related to the Los Angeles Times bombing, ca. 1912

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of photographs related to the Los Angeles Times bombing
Date (inclusive): ca. 1912
Collection number: 1616
Creator: Los Angeles Times
Extent: 1 oversize box.
Abstract: Collection consists of photographs of key persons connected with the trial of the Los Angeles Times bombing (Oct. 1, 1910). Includes photographs of the accused, law enforcement agents, and main figures at the trial. Also includes Oscar Lawler's identification of the photographs.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of photographs related to the Los Angeles Times bombing (Collection 1616). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232845 

Biography

The Times building at First and Broadway, Los Angeles, was dynamited by union terrorists on Oct. 1, 1910; 20 employees were killed, many injured, and the building destroyed; James B. McNamara and John J. McNamara signed a confession admitting their guilt for the bombing, Dec. 2, 1911.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photographs of key persons connected with the trial of the Los Angeles Times bombing (Oct. 1, 1910). Includes photographs of the accused, law enforcement agents, and main figures at the trial. Also includes Oscar Lawler's identification of the photographs.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Los Angeles Times (Firm)---History.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.

Related Material

Why the McNamaras pleaded guilty to the bombing of the Los Angeles Times [microfilm] / by Robert Munson Baker, c1949. Available at Young Research Library, UCLA.

Container List

Oversize Box 1

1. Badorf, J.A.G. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Badorf.

Note

Negative available.
Oversize Box 1

2. Foster, Robert J. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Foster.

Note

Negative available.
Oversize Box 1

3. McNamara, John Joseph and McNamara, James Branabas.

Physical Description: 4 police mugshots (approximately 7 × 8.5 cms.) of each. On a single mount, 28 × 35.5 cms.

Scope and Content Note

For each brother, there are the following:
  • a) In street clothes, with hat, front view.
  • b) In street clothes, without hat, sideways on.
  • c) In prison uniform, head shaved, sideways on.
  • d) In prison uniform, head shaved, front view, holding chalk board with name, charge, sentence, age, and date on it.

Note

Negatives available.
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4. McManigal, O.J. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by McManigal.

Note

Negative available.
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5. Drew, Walter. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Drew.

Note

Negative available.
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6. Group portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 30 × 25 cms.

Scope and Content Note

Back row, l. to r. Ortie McManigal and Deputy Sheriff Brain of Los Angeles. Front row, l. to r., Detective McLaren, Captain Robert J. Foster and Sheriff Hammel of Los Angeles.

Note

Negative available.
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7. Group portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 35.5 × 28 cms.

Scope and Content Note

Back row, l. to r. P.J. Cooley, New Orleans, Herbert Hocken, J.T. Butler, H.W. Legleitner and Mike Young, Boston, Mass. Front row, l. to r., Eugene Clancy, San Francisco, Thos. F. Ryan, President, and John Joseph McNamara, Secy. Tres.

Note

Negative available.
Oversize Box 1

8. "Infernal machine used by Ortie McManigal, J.B. McNamara and J.J. McNamara in blowing up bridges and buildings. Found at Peoria Ills where it failed to explode."

Physical Description: Mounted. 28 × 35.5 cms.

Note

Negative available.
Oversize Box 1

9. Composite photograph of main figures at the trial, by R. Staff.

Physical Description: Unmounted. 25.5 × 20 cms.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Earl Rogers, Bert Franklin, Judge George H. Hulton, Captain Fredericks, Arthur Keetch, W.J. Ford, H.H. Appel, Clarence Darrow, and labor leaders Treitmoe, Johanson and McCarty.

Note

Negative available.
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10. Schmidt, Edward H. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Schmidt.
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11. Anderson, A.B. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Anderson.
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12. Nichols, Clarence W. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Nichols.
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13. Brennan, Edward J. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Brennan.
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14. Miller, Chas W. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Miller.
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15. Butler, Noble C. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Butler.
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16. McLaren, Malcolm. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by McLaren.
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17. Evans, Rowland. Reporter U.S. District Court. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Evans.
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18. Noel, James W. Portrait.

Physical Description: Mounted. 25 × 30 cms. Mount signed by Noel.
Oversize Box 1

19. Identification of photographs in collection by Oscar Lawler, long-time Los Angeles attorney. 1959

Physical Description: 14 pages.