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John F. Merritt Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: 7103

Content Description

A collection of Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collected by John F. Merritt, including postcards, pamphlets, magazines, produce crate labels, prints, comic books, illustrations, and countercultural political materials. The materials in the collection were created between 1899 and 2005, with the bulk of the material spanning from 1910 to 1970.

Dates

  • 1899 - 2005
  • Majority of material found within 1910 - 1970

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.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A collection of Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collected by John F. Merritt, founder of Californians for Preservation Action and its successor organization, California Preservation Foundation (CPF). The collection contains postcards, pamphlets, magazines, produce crate labels, prints, comic books, illustrations, and countercultural political materials created between 1899 and 2005, with the bulk of the collection spanning from 1910 to 1970.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Betty Merritt, December 23, 2019.
Title
Finding aid for the John F. Merritt Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collection
Status
Completed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2020 January
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