Maidenberg (Harry F.) scrapbooks Edit


Finding Aid Author
Rebecca Hirsch
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.


  • 1950 – 1960 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box

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  • Biographical Note

    Harry F. Maidenberg was born in Russia in 1884 and moved to Los Angeles as a young child. Maidenberg was an insurance businessman who began making scrapbooks documenting the history of California in the 1950s.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Harry F. Maidenberg scrapbooks, Collection no. 0069, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The collection contains published materials; 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 The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers.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.

  • Abstract

    This collection contains six scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the early history of California. The scrapbooks were compiled by Harry F. Maidenberg, who was an insurance salesman in Los Angeles.

  • Scope and Content

    This collection consists of six scrapbooks assembled by Harry F. Maidenberg containing clippings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the history of California, with an emphasis on Southern California. Also included in the scrapbooks are clippings pertaining to political events of the period in which they were assembled. Maidenberg also published brochures of historical anecdotes to distribute among his friends, some of which are included in this collection.


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