Finding Aid for the Estelle Doheny Miscellanea, 1934-1974

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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/
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Estelle Doheny Miscellanea, 1934-1974

Collection number: 463

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/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1998
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, June 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Estelle Doheny Miscellanea,
Date (inclusive): 1934-1974
Collection number: 463
Creator: Doheny, Estelle, 1875-1958
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Carrie Estelle Betzold (1875-1958) married Edward L. Doheny, a Wisconsin-born Colorado miner who discovered oil in Los Angeles in 1892. When her husband died, Estelle Doheny inherited a fortune, with which she created a fine book collection. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and printed material related to Estelle Doheny and her library.
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.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • 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

Purchase, 1997.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Estelle Doheny Miscellanea (Collection 463). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217845 

Biography

Carrie Estelle Betzold was born in 1875; married Edward L. Doheny, a Wisconsin-born Colorado miner who discovered oil in Los Angeles in 1892; when her husband died, Estelle Doheny inherited a fortune, with which she created a fine book collection and funded various Catholic charities; died in 1958.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and printed material related to Estelle Doheny and her library. Includes 2 letters from Doheny to Robert O. Schad, a photocopy of the Doheny bibliography, and 3 8x10 black and white photographs of Doheny, Schad, and Lucille Miller examining Doheny's Gutenberg bible.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Doheny, Estelle, 1875-1958--Archives.
Women book collectors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Online resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Letter from Estelle Doheny to Robert O. Schad, December 11, 1934.

Box 1, Folder 2

Thank you note from Estelle Doheny to Robert and Frances Schad, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Invitation to tea from Estelle Doheny to Mr. and Mrs. Schad, May 17 [no year].

Box 1, Folder 4

Envelope with Estelle Doheny's return address.

Box 1, Folder 5

3 photographs of Estelle Doheny opening and inspecting her Gutenberg Bible with Robert Schad and Lucille Miller

Box 1, Folder 6

Photocopy of the Doheny Bibliography compiled by Francis J. Weber, from The Dohenys of Los Angeles by Ward Ritchie, 1974.

Physical Description: 4 leaves. Annotated.