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Doheny family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5370

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of clippings, photographs and photograph albums, legal documents and correspondence, created by and about various members of the Doheny family, including Lucy Estelle Doheny and her husband, Van Cott Niven; and legal documents, including copies of Lucy Estelle Doheny's birth certificate (box 1). Also included are color photographs of the Doheny chapel in Camarillo; photographs of various members of the Doheny family, including Ned Doheny; a copy of the New York Herald Tribune from 1892 (box 2); and many photographs and albums of the Doheny home on Chester Place (boxes 3-12); the Doheny home at 15 E. 84th Street in New York City (box 13); Doheny Memorial Library, including two albums documenting exhibitions held in the Treasure Room (boxes 14-17); and a scrapbook documenting the travels of the S.Y. Casiana to Alaska in 1922, and a view of the Doheny's private train car (box 18). Box 19 contains negatives.

Dates

  • 1892-2005

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 Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. 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.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Extent

19.73 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of clippings, photographs and photograph albums, legal documents and correspondence, created by and about various members of the Doheny family, including Lucy Estelle Doheny and her husband, Van Cott Niven; and legal documents, including copies of Lucy Estelle Doheny's birth certificate (box 1). Also included are color photographs of the Doheny chapel in Camarillo; photographs of various members of the Doheny family, including Ned Doheny; a copy of the New York Herald Tribune from 1892 (box 2); and many photographs and albums of the Doheny home on Chester Place (boxes 3-12); the Doheny home at 15 E. 84th Street in New York City (box 13); Doheny Memorial Library, including two albums documenting exhibitions held in the Treasure Room (boxes 14-17); and a scrapbook documenting the travels of the S.Y. Casiana to Alaska in 1922, and a view of the Doheny's private train car (box 18).

Title
Finding aid for the Doheny family papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2021 August
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