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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives, ca. 1918-1990
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1918-1990
    Collection number: 1429
    Creator: Los Angeles Times
    Extent: 3443 boxes (1721.5 linear ft.) 750 oversize boxes
    Abstract: The Los Angeles Times was founded in 1881 and was incorporated as the Times-Mirror Company in 1884. The collection consists of photonegatives as well as photographic prints documenting events and people in Southern California, the U. S., and the world. The material originates from the Los Angeles Times newspaper and includes glass negatives (circa 1918-1932), nitrate negatives (circa 1925-45), and safety negatives (circa 1935-1990). Also includes prints and negatives from the Los Angeles Times Orange County and San Diego bureaus.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Portions of this collection are restricted.
    Nitrate negatives are restricted from use.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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 where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives (Collection 1429). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233338 

    Biography/History

    The Los Angeles Times was founded in 1881 when Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner hired the Mirror Printing Office and Book Bindery to print the first edition of the Los Angeles Daily Times; Cole (and Gardiner) gave up ownership of The Times to Jesse Yarnell, T.J. Caystile and S.J. Mathes, the printers of the newspaper and the owners of the Los Angeles Daily Times; they hired Harrison Gray Otis as editor (1882), who turned it into a success; Otis and H. H. Boyce purchased the Times and Mirror properties (1884) and incorporated as the Times-Mirror Company; Otis bought out his partner in 1886.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of photonegatives documenting events and people in Southern California and photographic prints documenting events and people in Southern California, the U. S., and the world. The material originates from the Los Angeles Times newspaper and includes glass negatives (circa 1918-1932), nitrate negatives (circa 1925-45), and safety negatives (circa 1935-1990). Also includes prints and negatives from the Los Angeles Times Orange County and San Diego bureaus.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Negatives arranged numerically.
    2. Prints arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    American newspapers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Negatives.
    Photonegatives.
    Photographs.

    Related Material

    Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, 1920-1990   available through UCLA Library Digital Collections.