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Art Vincent photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5296

Scope and Contents

Photograph album containing small format black and white photographs, dated 1928-1945, taken and compiled by Art Vincent, USC Class of 1938. Included are snapshots of Leffingwell Rancho (Whittier); Santa Fe Springs, the oil well fires, and oil tank explosion (1931); Long Beach; Imperial Valley and the Salton Sea; Rose Bowl football games; the Tournament of Roses parade; snow scenes in the San Bernardino Mountains; a rodeo in Prescott, Arizona; walnut and orange groves; family, friends, and pets; fishing expeditions to Huntington Beach and Catalina; Jenk's Lake (San Bernardino National Forest); Easter services at the Hollywood Bowl; the 1932 Olympics, including photographs of American athletes; and 1933 earthquake damage in Compton and Long Beach. Most of the photographs are captioned; some include exposure information, e.g. "Taken at night with tin pan reflector, 3 40 watt bulbs". There are a few loose photographs, 1 ticket to the Olympics, and a letter sent to the members of XII Corps, US Army, by Major General M.S. Eddy on April 20, 1945.


  • 1928 - 1945


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.


1.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Photographs of the Southern California, the 1932 Olympics, Rose Parade, etc. taken and compiled by Art Vincent, Class of 1938.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nancy McGee, November 13, 2010.

Finding aid for the Art Vincent photograph album
Sue Luftschein
2015 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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