Finding Aid for the Charles Frank Stern Papers, 1909-1943

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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
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Charles Frank Stern Papers, 1909-1943

Collection number: 756

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Frank Stern Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1909-1943
Collection number: 756
Creator: Stern, Charles Frank, 1880-1960
Extent: 8 boxes (4.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Charles Frank Stern (1879-1960) was a member of the California Highway Commission (1914-18), and later served as the Superintendent of Banks (1918-20), the vice president of the First National Bank of Los Angeles. He was also a partner with Ed Fletcher in the Cuyamaca Water Company in San Diego. The collection consists of Stern's correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, and related printed material.
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.

Additional Physical Form Available

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of William W. Stern, 1961.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Frank Stern Papers (Collection 756). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Stern was born in 1879 in Arcata, California; he became a member of the California Highway Commission, helping to organize the drive for the use of convict labor on the highways, 1914-18; he served as Superintendent of Banks, 1918-20; became vice president of the First National Bank of Los Angeles; became a partner with Ed Fletcher in the Cuyamaca Water Company in San Diego; was a friend of Hiram Johnson and William Stephens; he died on May 10, 1960.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, and related printed material of Charles F. Stern concerning his career as a member of the California State Highway Commission, Superintendent of Banks, Vice President of the First National Bank of Los Angeles and co-owner of the Cuyamaca Water Company, San Diego.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-2, 4-6).
  2. Clippings (Boxes 1-3, 7).
  3. Tenth and Eleventh Annual Report of the Superintendent of Banks, miscellaneous deeds, certificates, and policies (Box 8).
  4. Volume 5 of the News of the Los Angeles-First National (Box 9).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Stern, Charles Frank--Archives.
Businessmen--California, Southern--Archival resources.


Container List

 

News Clippings. v.d.

Box 1

1924-1925.

Box 2

1922-1923.

Box 3

ca. 1919-1927.

Box 7

ca. 1916-1921.

 

Correspondence. v.d.

Box 1

1924-1925.

Box 2

1922-1923.

Box 4

ca. 1919-1927.

Box 5

ca. 1918-1927.

Box 6

ca. 1916-1919.

 

Report of the Superintendent of Banks. v.d.

Box 8

Tenth Annual Report. 1919.

Box 8

Eleventh Annual Report. 1920.

Box 6

Ephemera. ca. 1916-1919.

Scope and Content Note

programs, membership cards, brochures, etc.
Box 5

History of Highway Evolution in California. 1943.

Box 8

Miscellaneous deeds, certificates, policies etc.

Box 9

vol.5 News of the Los Angeles - First National.

Note

[Box added and sent to SRLF, August 22, 1988]