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Finding Aid for the Barlow Medical Library Construction Photographs 1906-1907
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Barlow Medical Library Construction Photographs,
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1907
    Collection number: 409
    Creator: Farquhar, Robert D. 1872-1967
    Extent: 1 document box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: A collection of photographs (positives and negatives) taken during the construction of the Barlow Medical Library building in Los Angeles during 1906-1907 by the architect, Robert D. Farquhar, or his associates.
    Physical location: History and Special Collections Division, Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. 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 if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Barlow Medical Library Construction Photographs, 409, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    The photographs were purchased by the UCLA Biomedical Library in 2006 from Ricardo Bandini Johnson, whose family had obtained them from Robert D. Farquhar, architect of the Barlow Medical Library building.

    Historical Note

    As a service to the students of the College of Medicine, University of Southern California, of which he was a faculty member, and to the practicing physicians of Los Angeles, Dr. Walter Jarvis Barlow funded the construction of a handsome domed building just across the street from the College to house a medical library open to all members of the medical profession. The building was dedicated in 1907 and deeded by Dr. Barlow to the Los Angeles College Clinical Association (a non-profit holding corporation of the College of Medicine). Control and management of the library collection was vested in the Board of Trustees of the Barlow Medical Library Association.
    In 1909 the College of Medicine changed its affiliation to become part of the University of California, with the buildings including the Barlow Library building deeded to the University of California. The Barlow Medical Library Associates continued to run the Library and retained ownership of its books and journals. On November 7, 1932, the Board of Trustees of the Barlow Medical Library Association adopted resolutions providing for the transfer of the books and journals of the Barlow Medical Library to the Los Angeles County Medical Association, and by December 1934 that transfer was completed.
    The building was sold and torn down in the 1950's. In 1958 money from this sale established the Walter Jarvis Barlow History of Medicine Collection Fund in the History and Special Collections Division of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, for the purchase of secondary historical materials.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 56 original and 6 additional duplicate 3x4" prints, and 62 original 3x4" negatives. The photographs depict the exterior of the Barlow Medical Library building during various phases of construction and after completion, and some views of the completed interior.
    Also included is a two-page article from "The Pacific Outlook", titled: "Dr. Barlow's great gift; new home for a medical library, built by a Los Angeles philanthropist, nearly ready for occupancy", and three envelopes from the photo-finishing shop that processed the prints.

    Related Material

    UCLA Biomedical Library Manuscript Collection #93: Barlow Medical Library records.
    UCLA Biomedical Library Manuscript Collection #134: Barlow Medical Library ephemera and papers separated from books in the Barlow Medical Library collection.
    UCLA Young Research Library Department of Special Collections Collection #1578: Robert D. Farquhar architectural drawings.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Barlow Medical Library (Los Angeles) -- Archives
    Los Angeles College Clinical Association -- Archives
    Los Angeles County Medical Association -- Archives
    Barlow, Walter Jarvis
    Farquhar, Robert D., 1872-1967
    Facility Design and Construction -- Photographs
    Libraries, Medical -- California -- Photographs
    Libraries, Medical -- history -- California

    Genres and Forms

    photographs