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Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 0321
The collection consists mainly of photographs, negatives, and slides of portraits and scenic views of Missouri and Southern California. In addition to the images, there are a few textual items including financial documents, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous ticket stubs and pamphlets that Knight collected, and correspondence (mostly postcards) to or from Carl Knight's sister, Pansy M. Knight.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1988
  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Extent

8.3 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Abstract

The Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight's photographs consists mainly of photographs, negatives, and slides of portraits and scenic views of Missouri and Southern California. In addition to the images, there are a few textual items that include financial documents, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous ticket stubs and pamphlets that Knight collected, and correspondence (mostly postcards) to or from Carl Knight's sister, Pansy M. Knight. The date span of the collection ranges from 1920 to 1970.

Biographical note

Carl Wells Knight was born on March 24, 1885 in Springfield, Missouri to Emma Lamb Knight and George Wells Knight. He had one sister named Pansy and a brother named Harry. By trade, Carl was a professional photographer and owned a studio in Springfield, Missouri. During World War I Carl served in the military. Ultimately, he moved to California after completing his military service. Knight worked in both Los Angeles and San Diego photographing homes, commercial endeavors, and people's portraits. He operated a studio in San Diego with his partner, Sherman Trease, called the Trease-Knight Studio. He also worked for Stuart Studio in Los Angeles, California around 1936. Carl died on June 15, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition

The collection was donated by former USC University Archivist, Paul Christopher.
Title
Finding Aid for the Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight photographs
Status
completed
Author
Katie Richardson, Sue Luftschein
Date
September 2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Revision Statements

  • 2016 October: Finding aid updated to include 2016 accession of materials from Paul Christopher (boxes 10-15).
  • 2019 January: Finding aid updated by Bo Doub to include 2019 accession of materials from Paul Christopher (correspondence in box 16, Pacific International Photographers Association group photographs, and one receipt).

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