Christopher (Paul) collection of Carl W. Knight photographs Edit

Summary

Identifier
0321
Finding Aid Author
Katie Richardson
Finding Aid Date
September 2010
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English
Sponsor
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources.
Edition Statement
First Edition

Dates

  • 1920 – 1970 (Creation)

Extents

  • 5.92 Linear Feet (Whole)
    9 boxes

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Notes

  • Acquisition

    The collection was donated by former USC University Archivist, Paul Christopher.

  • Scope and Content

    The collection consists mainly of photographs, negatives, and slides of portraits and scenic views of Missouri and Southern California. In addition to the images, there are a few textual items including financial documents, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous ticket stubs and pamphlets that Knight collected.

  • Abstract

    The Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight's photographs consists mainly of photographs, negatives, and slides of portraits and scenic views of Missouri and Southern California. In addition to the images, there are a few textual items that include financial documents, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous ticket stubs and pamphlets that Knight collected. The date span of the collection ranges from 1920 to 1970.

  • Biographical note

    Carl Wells Knight was born on March 24, 1885 in Springfield, Missouri to Emma Lamb Knight and George Wells Knight. He had one sister named Pansy and a brother named Harry. By trade, Carl was a professional photographer and owned a studio in Springfield, Missouri. During World War I Carl served in the military. Ultimately, he moved to California after completing his military service. Knight worked in both Los Angeles and San Diego photographing homes, commercial endeavors, and people's portraits. He operated a studio in San Diego with his partner, Sherman Trease, called the Trease-Knight Studio. He also worked for Stuart Studio in Los Angeles, California around 1936. Carl died on June 15, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight photographs, Collection no. 0321, Regional History Collections, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

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