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Maynard McFie collection of photographs and ephemera

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 7024

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs, pamphlets and clippings documenting Los Angeles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The majority of the photographs are of the downtown area and feature intersections of major Los Angeles streets, such as Pico and Western. There are also photographs of members of the McFie family, including Maynard McFie. Current and former landmarks also appear in the collection's photographs. There are also photographs of San Pedro Harbor, an old city hall building, and the remnants of the LA Times building after the bombing of 1910. Many of the photographs have handwritten captions on the verso. The pamphlets and clippings provide information about the history of Los Angeles area lands, such as the ranchos that used to make up Southern California. One such pamphlet is titled "Old Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of Los Angeles County." There are also handwritten notes on the various ranchos.

Dates

  • circa 1890-1920

Creator

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.

Historical note

Maynard McFie was a Los Angeles businessman who was the youngest president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, a position to which he was elected in 1920. He also served as Vice-president of the Organizing Committee of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, and authoredHe authored "The Gay Nineties," published by the Sunset Club (1945), which contained reminiscences of Los Angeles in the 1890s centering around the oil industry. He also wrote a history of the California Club.

Extent

1.29 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection consists of photographs, pamphlets and clippings documenting Los Angeles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The majority of the photographs are of the downtown area and feature intersections of major Los Angeles streetsn. Current and former landmarks also appear in the collection's photographs. There are also photographs of San Pedro Harbor, an old city hall building, and the remnants of the LA Times building after the bombing of 1910. The pamphlets and clippings provide information about the history of Los Angeles area lands, such as the ranchos that used to make up Southern California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joan McFie Bailey, February 8, 2008.
Title
Finding aid for the Maynard McFie collection of photographs and ephemera
Status
Completed
Author
Natalie Camacho and Sue Luftschein
Date
2014 October
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States