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Finding aid of the Collection of historic photographs and documents related to Leslie C. Brand
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Project Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of historic photographs and documents related to Leslie C. Brand
    Dates: 1893-1994
    Bulk Dates: 1910-1956
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Collector: Glendale Public Library (Glendale, Calif.)
    Collector: Brand Library & Art Center
    Collection Size: 200 items 200 online items
    Repository: Glendale Public Library
    Glendale, CA 91205
    Abstract: Items were selected from the holdings of Glendale Public Library's Special Collections and files at Brand Library & Art Center. Of particular interest are photographs that depict Leslie C. Brand and his family while he was still living in El Miradero, images of the rooms within the mansion, and scenic views of the property. Leslie C. Brand was an early developer of business and banking, and became a major figure in the settlement and economic growth of Glendale and the area. The collection also includes photographs and documenation related to Mr. and Mrs. Brand's funeral, the Brand family cemetery, the Brand Lodge, Brand's 1921 fly-in party, his airfield and airplanes, his automobiles, and his camp in Mono Lake. The collection also incudes photographs of the Brand Library and Park that were created from his home and property deeded to the City of Glendale.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Digitized collection materials available online.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the Glendale Public Library. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact Glendale Public Library Special Collections or the Brand Library & Art Center.

    Preferred Citation

    Collection of historic photographs and documents related to Leslie C. Brand. Glendale Public Library, Glendale, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Collected by Glendale Public Library staff and others, donors generally unknown.

    Project Information

    The photographs and printed documents from this collection were assembled from various photograph and local history collections in the Glendale Public Library's Special Collections room, and Brand Library's files.
    The photographs and printed documents were digitized as part of the one-year grant supported California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP) from July 2005 through June 2006. This is a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Leveraging the infrastructure of the California Digital Library (CDL) in partnership with Califa and Infopeople, the LHDRP explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history materials maintained by California cultural heritage institutions via a single statewide online access point. For more information, see the project website .
    This virtual collection provides a single access point to a selection of primary photographic resources documenting the history of Leslie C. Brand and the Brand Library. More information about the project can be found on the library's website  and available to the public through the California Digital Library's Online Archive of California website . Project activities included selection, conservation, photographic documentation, digitization, and cataloging for these selected photographs, postcards, printed documents and personal records. The items were selected from several notebooks in the Special Collections room including the following albums: Airport, Construction, Family, Grand Opening, Home, Library 1946-1968, Library 1969 to Date Exterior, Lodge, Park, and Slides. Additional items from Special Collections are those known as SC Oversized in the Source Item. The remaining items came from files housed at Brand Library, referred to as Brand Library files in the Source Item, and from 'Miradero, the country home of L.C. Brand' referred to as Miradero book in the Source Item.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Items were selected from the holdings of Glendale Public Library's Special Collections and files at Brand Library & Art Center. Of particular interest are photographs that depict Leslie C. Brand and his family while he was still living in El Miradero, images of the rooms within the mansion, and scenic views of the property. Leslie C. Brand was an early developer of business and banking, and became a major figure in the settlement and economic growth of Glendale and the area. The collection also includes photographs and documenation related to Mr. and Mrs. Brand's funeral, the Brand family cemetery, the Brand Lodge, Brand's 1921 fly-in party, his airfield and airplanes, his automobiles, and his camp in Mono Lake. The collection also incudes photographs of the Brand Library and Park that were created from his home and property deeded to the City of Glendale.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

    Names and Places

    Brand Library
    Brand, Leslie, C. (Leslie Coombs), 1859-1925 -- Homes and haunts
    Brand, Mary Louise, 1871-1945
    Glendale Public Library (Glendale, Calif.)
    Brand Park (Glendale, Calif.)
    Glendale (Calif.) -- History
    Mono Lake (Calif.) -- History

    Topics

    Airports -- California -- Glendale
    Architecture, Domestic -- California -- Glendale
    Cemeteries -- California -- Glendale
    Decoration and ornament -- Victorian style
    Gates -- California -- Glendale
    Historic buildings -- California -- Glendale
    Interior decoration -- California -- Glendale
    Lodges -- California -- Glendale
    Mansions -- California -- Glendale
    Palms -- California -- Glendale
    Parks -- California -- Glendale
    Parties -- California -- Glendale
    Private planes -- California -- Glendale

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Admission tickets
    Aerial photographs
    Books
    Brochures
    Checks (bank checks)
    Christmas cards
    Clippings
    Manuscripts
    Photographs
    Postcards
    Slides (photographs)