Finding Aid for the Holmes Book Company (Los Angeles) Records, 1913-1951

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 Holmes Book Company (Los Angeles) Records, 1913-1951

Collection number: 214

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, 1990
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Holmes Book Company (Los Angeles) Records,
Date (inclusive): 1913-1951
Collection number: 214
Creator: Holmes Book Company (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Extent: 146 boxes (73 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department 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

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

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

Gift of Harry Dale, 1951.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Holmes Book Company (Los Angeles) Records (Collection 214). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the archives of the Holmes Book Company store on West 6th Street in Los Angeles (the company had another store, in Oakland, California). Includes accounts receivable, paid bills, orders, publishers' correspondence, receipts, and cancelled checks.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Holmes Book Company (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Archives.
Booksellers and bookselling--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Online resources.


Container List

 

Accounts

Boxes 1-18

Accounts.

Box 26

Account receipts, 1929-1930.

Boxes 27-127

Accounts.

Box 37

Accounts--receivable, 1925.

Box 61

Accounts--consignment.

Box 61

Accounts--old.

Box 30

Accounts--paid, receivable, 1940.

Box 84

Accounts--paid, 1938.

Box 91

Accounts--paid, 1939.

Box 39

Accounts--receivable, 1927.

Box 50

Accounts--receivable, 1930.

Box 87

Accounts--receivable, 1929.

Box 99

Accounts--receivable, 1933.

Box 108

Accounts--receivable, 1931.

Box 111

Accounts--receivable, M - Z, 1927.

Box 131

Accounts--receivable.

Box 133

Accounts--receivable, 1925.

Box 32

Accounts--received, 1923.

 

Bank Statements

Box 25

Bank statements.

Box 122

Deposits [bank account], 1935-1939.

Box 146

Bank books, 1930s.

 

Bills

Box 46

Bills.

Box 95

Bills, 1921.

Box 121

Bills, 1914.

Box 139

Bills, 1918.

Box 20

Bills--checked, 1920.

Box 82

Bills--paid, City, 1931.

Box 83

Bills--paid, City, 1921.

Box 87

Bills--paid, City, 1922.

Box 90

Bills--paid, City, 1938-1939.

Box 96

Bills--paid, City, 1928.

Box 101

Bills--paid, City, 1927.

Box 102

Bills--paid, City, 1932.

Box 104

Bills--paid, City, 1934-1937.

Box 124

Bills--paid, City, 1923.

Box 129

Bills--paid, City, 1930.

 

Checks

Box 115

Checks--cancelled, 1929.

Box 146

Checks--cancelled, 1930s.

 

Correspondence

Box 22

Correspondence, A - L, 1928.

Box 34

Correspondence, 1919.

Box 53

Correspondence, A - L, 1925.

Box 58

Correspondence, A - L, 1928.

Box 60

Correspondence.

Box 65

Correspondence, 1940.

Box 72

Correspondence, January 1922.

Box 74

Correspondence, 1921.

Box 76

Correspondence, 1920.

Box 77

Correspondence, 1924.

Box 78

Correspondence, 1931.

Box 89

Correspondence, 1929.

Box 91

Correspondence, May-December 1920.

Box 92

Correspondence, 1941.

Box 95

Correspondence, 1926-1927.

Box 103

Correspondence, 1920.

Box 107

Correspondence, 1919.

Box 110

Correspondence, 1915.

Box 114

Correspondence, 1912.

Box 115

Correspondence, 1923.

Box 117

Correspondence, 1929.

Box 118

Correspondence, 1925.

Box 123

Correspondence, 1923.

Box 131

Correspondence, 1928.

Box 134

Correspondence, 1916.

Box 135

Correspondence, 1928.

Box 142

Correspondence, 1917-1918.

Box 143

Correspondence, 1916.

Box 144

Correspondence, 1919-1920.

Box 145

Correspondence, 1928.

Box 67

Correspondence--customers, A - L, 1931.

Box 137

Correspondence--Eastern, 1913.

Box 51

Correspondence--general public, 1924.

Box 125

Correspondence--general public, September-October 1924.

Box 130

Correspondence--individual, A - L, 1932.

Box 132

Correspondence--individual, 1925.

Box 24

Correspondence--public, A - Z, 1928.

Box 40

Correspondence--publishers, 1925.

Box 66

Correspondence--publishers, 1928.

Box 67

Correspondence--publishers, 1931.

Box 109

Correspondence--publishers, 1924.

Box 124

Correspondence--publishers, 1932-1938.

Box 141

Correspondence--publishers, 1929.

Box 21

Correspondence--publishers & trade.

 

Files

Box 97

Files--Museums.

Box 97

Files--Petroleum.

Box 100

Files, 1935.

Box 105

Files--Eastern, 1914.

 

Invoices

Box 33

Invoices--paid, 1936.

Box 36

Invoices--paid, A - L, 1927.

Box 59

Invoices--paid, 1931-1932.

Box 83

Invoices--paid, 1934-1935.

Box 90

Invoices--paid, 1938.

Box 95

Invoices--paid, M - Z, 1927.

Box 96

Invoices, 1919.

Box 98

Invoices, 1946.

Box 116

Invoices, 1925.

Box 119

Invoices, 1918.

 

Leases

Box 95

Leases, 814 W. 6th Street.

 

Ledgers

Box 47

Ledgers, 1937-1941.

Box 113

Ledgers, 1920s-1940s.

Box 146

Ledgers, 1925.

 

Memorabilia

Box 65

Memorabilia, Carved wooden paper knife.

 

Merchandise

Box 35

Merchandise--paid, A - L.

Box 48

Merchandise--paid, Invoices, January 1922.

Box 52

Merchandise--paid, A - Z, 1923.

Box 62

Merchandise--paid, A - L, 1929.

Box 66

Merchandise--paid, M - Z, 1928.

Box 70

Merchandise--paid, A - L, 1926.

Box 71

Merchandise--paid, A - M, 1926.

Box 82

Merchandise--paid, M, 1930.

Box 88

Merchandise--paid, A - M.

Box 106

Merchandise--paid, July-December 1924.

Box 126

Merchandise--paid, M - Z, 1926.

Box 128

Mechandise--orders, 1935.

 

Old Papers

Box 29

Old papers, 1919.

 

Orders

Box 20

Orders, 1921.

Box 57

Orders--filled, 1930.

Box 31

Orders--filled, 1931, 1933.

Box 138

Orders--filled, 1932.

Box 123

Orders--mail, 1929.

 

Permits

Box 36

Permits.

 

Receipts

Box 19

Receipts, 1917, 1921.

Box 21

Receipts, 1919-1920.

Box 22

Receipts, 1925.

Box 23

Receipts, 1929.

Box 39

Receipts, 1917.

Box 45

Receipts.

Box 46

Receipts.

Box 68

Receipts, 1935.

Box 69

Receipts, 1934.

Box 73

Receipts, 1925.

Box 75

Receipts, 1921.

Box 85

Receipts, 1940-1945.

Box 93

Receipts, 1940s.

Box 94

Receipts, 1939.

Box 96

Receipts, 1921.

Box 112

Receipts, January 1919.

Box 120

Receipts, 1930.

Box 134

Receipts, 1927.

Box 136

Receipts, 1926-1927.

Box 140

Receipts, 1933.

 

Sales

Box 65

Sales, Record books, 1920s-1940s.

Boxes 79-80

Sales sheets, 1940.