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John G. and Corrine Tomlinson collection of Southern California photographs, postcards, and memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: 7115

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs depicting landscapes, portraits, and businesses in Southern California between 1875 and 1950; Los Angeles and Southern California maps and promotional booklets dating from 1880 to 1940; and approximately 5,250 postcards relating to Southern California dating from 1880 to 1940. John G. Tomlinson, Jr. and Corrine Tomlinson began collecting the material circa the early 1990s. The collection also includes a large format photograph by H. T. Payne of Benjamin Truman's residence in Los Angeles circa 1878 and a large format map titled "Business Property May of Los Angeles" dated 1913.

Dates

  • 1875 - 1950

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

15 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of photographs depicting landscapes, portraits, and businesses in Southern California between 1875 and 1950; Los Angeles and Southern California maps and promotional booklets dating from 1880 to 1940; and approximately 5,250 postcards relating to Southern California dating from 1880 to 1940. John G. Tomlinson, Jr. and Corrine Tomlinson began collecting the material circa the early 1990s. The collection also includes a large format photograph by H. T. Payne of Benjamin Truman's residence in Los Angeles circa 1878 and a large format map titled "Business Property May of Los Angeles" dated 1913.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John G. Tomlinson, Jr. and Corrine Tomlinson, May 10, 2021.

Processing Information

The collection is minimally processed. The majority of the description in this finding aid came from an appraisal document prepared by Michael Dawson, who appraised the collection in 2019. The appraisal document is included with the collection.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the John G. and Corrine Tomlinson collection of Southern California photographs, postcards, and memorabilia
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2021 May
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