Finding Aid for the Irving H. Hellman Papers, 1903-1931

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Finding Aid for the Irving H. Hellman Papers, 1903-1931

Collection number: 518

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Irving H. Hellman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1903-1931
Collection number: 518
Creator: Hellman, Irving H., b. 1883
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Irving H. Hellman (1883- ) was the vice-president and director of the Hellman Commercial Trust & Savings Bank, director of the Merchants National Bank and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. His hobby was horseback riding, and he was president of the Bridle Path Association. The collection consists of 5 photograph albums and 2 scrapbooks of material related to Hellman's interest in horses. The collection also includes a letter book with tissue copies of business correspondence (1903-08) of Herman W. Hellman, clippings and correspondence related to the death of Herman W. Hellman, and a 1931 yearbook from Beverly Hills High School.
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

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Restrictions on Access

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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Keith Burns, purchase, 1995.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Irving H. Hellman Papers (Collection 518). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Irving H. Hellman was born May 10, 1883 in Los Angeles, California; he succeeded his father, Herman W. Hellman (1843-1906), in the banking business; he was vice-president and director of the Hellman Commercial Trust & Savings Bank; director of the Merchants National Bank and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; his hobby was horseback riding and he was president of the Bridle Path Association.

Biographical Narrative

Irving H. Hellman was born on May 10, 1883, the son of Herman W. Hellman, an early investor in Los Angeles real estate, business and banking. He succeeded his father in the banking business and became a vice-president and director of the Hellman Commercial Trust & Savings Bank, and a director of the Merchants National Bank, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and over 20 corporations. He was a member of the Jonathan, Uplifters, Tuna,Beach, Los Angeles Athletic, Catalina Yacht and many other clubs. He was an enthusiastic and accomplished horseman, as is reflected in this collection, and was also President of the Bridle Path Association.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 5 photograph albums and 2 scrapbooks of material related to Irving Hellman's interest in horses. Two of the albums contain photos of the Beverly Hills Horse Show of 1925. The collection also includes a letter book with tissue copies of business correspondence (1903-08) of Herman W. Hellman, clippings and correspondence related to the death of Herman W. Hellman, and a 1931 yearbook from Beverly Hills High School which belonged to Evelyn Hellman.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hellman, Irving H., b. 1883--Archives.
Hellman, Herman W., 1843-1906.
Bankers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Horsemen and horsewomen--California--Beverly Hills--Archival resources.
Photograph albums.


Container List

Box 1

Letter book containing tissue copies of the personal and business correspondence of Herman W. Hellman, Marco H. Hellman and others, August 1903-April 1908.

Box 2

“Irving H. Hellman Horses” photograph album.

Scope and Content Note

Contains 54 (8 × 10”) photographs of Irving Hellman's horses, with various family and friends on board.
Box 3

“Irving H. Hellman Horses” photograph album.

Scope and Content Note

Contains 52 (8 × 10”) photographs of Irving Hellman's horses, with various family and friends on board, as well as views of a horse show, and loading horses on a train for Denver.
Box 4

Two scrapbooks containing notes of condolence and other material regarding the death of Herman W. Hellman on October 19, 1906.

Box 4

2 “Permaplaques” of Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Examiner articles on the death of Herman W. Hellman, October 19, 1906.

Box 5

“Beverly Hills Horse Show” photograph album. January 10, 1925.

Physical Description: “Irving H. Hellman” stamped on front cover.

Scope and Content Note

68 (8 × 10”) photographs by Keystone, plus one panoramic view with the horse show and crowd in the foreground, and the hills, with the sign “Beverly Terrace” in the background (46.5 × 10”).
Box 6

“Beverly Hills Horse Show” photograph album. January 10, 1925.

Physical Description: “Irving H. Hellman” stamped on front cover.

Scope and Content Note

86 (8 × 10”) photographs by Keystone.
Box 7

Letter of thanks from the directors of the Hellman Bank to Irving H. Hellman for his services to the bank. May 15, 1917.

Physical Description: Mounted.
Box 7

Photograph album of horse-riding scenes around Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles Riding Academy. ca. 1920s.

Physical Description: “Irving H. Hellman” stamped on front cover. 46 (4.5 × 6.5”) photographs.
Box 7

The Watchtower. 1931. Yearbook for Beverly Hills High School.

Physical Description: “Evelyn Hellman” stamped on front cover. Approximately 130 signatures.
Box 7

12 photographs of various Hellman family members and of horses.