Milner family films, papers and photographs Edit

Summary

Identifier
0332
Finding Aid Author
Rebecca Hirsch, Michael Hooks, and Lindsey Zea
Finding Aid Date
2012 September
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.

Dates

  • 1917-1928, 1949-1991 (Creation)

Extents

  • 12.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 banker's boxes, 41 flat film boxes, 2 film canisters, 1 partial map case drawer

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Notes

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Milner family films, papers and photographs, Collection no. 0332, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Organization

    The collection is organized into six series: 1. Travel and Home Movies; 2. Cartoons and Children's Films; 3. Recipes; 4. Business Papers; 5. Photographs; 6. Miscellaneous

  • Conditions Governing Access

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

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Technical Requirements

    The collection contains over 40 reel-to-reel films in a variety of sizes, but primarily 16 mm films. They require a movie projector to view them.

  • Scope and Content

    The collection contains travel and home movies; cartoons and children's films; family recipes; monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; financial records; family photographs; and a few miscellaneous items from the Milner Family.

  • Abstract

    The collection contains travel and home movies; cartoons and children's films; family recipes; monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; financial records; family photographs; and a few miscellaneous items from the Milner Family.

  • Biographical Note

    The partiarch of the Milner family was John Milner, whose wife was Anna, who lived in Los Angeles, CA. John and Anna had seven children: John, Mrs. J.W. Krause, Esther Rule, Clara McDonald, Mrs. Charles L. Michod, Louise Alton, and Henriette Straton. Milner was cashier of the Farmers' and Merchants' National Bank in Los Angeles.

    The son, John Milner, was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1887 and passed away on January 20, 1937, at the age of 50. He was married to Winifred Milner, and they had a son, Reese L. Milner, and a daughter, Gwendolyn Milner Hubbard. John was secretary of the Lewellyn Iron Works, which merged with Consolidated Steel Corporation in 1929, and was a director of Consolidated Steel. In addition to these activities, he was a director of the Union Bank and Trust Company, Pacific Indemnity Company, Discount Corporation, Francisco Building Company, Blue Diamond Company, and the Dominquez Land Corporation. He attended Harvard Military School and the University of California.

    Reese Lewellyn Milner was the only son of John and Winifred Milner. Reese was born on April 15, 1916 and died in April 1986. Milner, who resided in Beverly Hills, CA, attended Stanford University. He was a financier, and owned Milner Oil Co., headquarted in Beverly Hills, and was active in real estate holdings.

    The Milner family owned Rancho La Vista in Ojai, CA, north of Los Angeles, for about 100 years. The family subsequently sold the ranch.

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