Finding Aid for the Thomas Lyell Puckett Papers, 1918-1972

Processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Thomas Lyell Puckett Papers, 1918-1972

Collection number: 1170

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Anne Caiger, April 1980
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Lyell Puckett Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1972
Collection number: 1170
Creator: Puckett, Thomas Lyell, 1891-1972
Extent: 14 boxes (7.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Lyell Puckett Papers (Collection 1170). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, books, ephemera, miscellaneous papers and memorabilia relating to Puckett's service as a U.S. Army pilot in 1918, to the Ford motor agency he operated, and his interest in horses and aviation. Includes riding trophies, scrapbooks relating to the Uplifters Club and to Will Rogers, and a painting and statue of Rogers.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Puckett, Thomas Lyell, 1891-1972--Archives.
Automobile dealers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Scrapbooks.


Container List

Box 1

Papers. 1918.

Scope and Content Note

re Thomas Lyell Puckett's service in the Aviation Section, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Ellington Field, Texas.
Includes scrapbook, pilot's book and Ellington Year Book.

Note

[See also Package 5]
Box 1

Aviation. 1919-1957.

Physical Description: (7 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes 4 issues of Tale Spins (The National Aircraft Magazine), vol.2 no.16-17. (December 1919) & vol.3 no.2-3. (January 15, February 1, 1920), Houston, Texas.
Box 1

Papers. 1962-1972.

Physical Description: (3 folders)

Scope and Content Note

re the Daedalians.
Includes correspondence, printed constitution & by-laws, membership rosters & copies of Daedalus Flyer.
Box 2

Miscellany. 1921-1958.

Physical Description: (1 folder)

Scope and Content Note

re Thomas Lyell Puckett's Ford agency.
Includes correspondence, brochures and pamphlets.

Note

[See also package 6]
Box 2

Miscellaneous correspondence. 1925-1965.

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box 2

re Will Rogers.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Including an inscribed copy of Will Rogers, ambassador of good will ... by P.J. O'Brien. [Philadelphia, John C. Winston Company. 1935].
Box 2

Memorabilia. ca. 1915-1972.

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Includes statement re Thomas Lyell Puckett Varsity Football Memorial Trophy.
Box 2

5 issues of the Thoroughbred of California. California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Los Angeles. 1948 & 1958.

Box 3

Miscellany. ca. 1922-1964.

Scope and Content Note

re the Uplifters Club.
Also, scrapbooks, photoraphs & memorabilia.
Box 4

Scrapbook & clippings. 1932-1969.

Box 5

2 photograph albums. 1950s.

Scope and Content Note

Mainly re horse-racing.
Box 5

Miscellaneous photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Including one of Thomas Lyell Puckett's 50th anniversary party, with Eugene W. Biscailuz and Hal Roach.
Box 6

16 trophies.

Scope and Content Note

re Uplifters Club competitions, including 6 sterling silver pieces (5 cups and a bowl).
Box 7

16 trophies.

Scope and Content Note

re various competitions, including 3 sterling silver pieces (2 cups and a beaker).
Box 8

Polo helmet, boot remover.

Box 13

1 pair of boots.

Oversize box 9

12 photographs and attached clippings.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly re Uplifters Club; persons represented include Will Rogers and Eugene W. Biscailuz.
Oversize box 10

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

re Uplifters Club.
Includes photographs of Mary Pickford, Will Rogers, Eugene W. Viscailuz, Henry Ford II, and J. Dale Gentry.
Oversize box 12

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of Mary Pickford, J. Dale Gentry and T. Lyell Puckett.
Oversize box 11

Scrapbook. 1935.

Scope and Content Note

re Will Rogers' death and funeral.
Oversize box 11

Photograph album.

Physical Description: Covers made from aircraft metal and pages are oiled fabric from aircraft wings.

Scope and Content Note

re Ellington Field.
Oversize box 11

Printed copy of painting, “John Longden's final victory,” signed by Longden.

Oversize box 11

Ford Motor Agency sales record book. 1927-1929.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of construction of agency building.
Box 14

Painting of Will Rogers.

Physical Description: Framed within a motor tyre.
Box 14

Statue of Will Rogers.

Box 14

Riding crop.

Box 14

Polo mallet.