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Milner family films, papers and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 0332

Scope and Content

The collection contains travel and home movies; cartoons and children's films; family recipes; monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; financial records; family photographs; and a few miscellaneous items from the Milner Family.

Dates

  • 1917-1928, 1949-1991

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.

Biographical Note

The patriarch of the Milner family was John Milner. He and his wife, Anna, lived in Los Angeles, CA. John and Anna had seven children: John, Mrs. J.W. Krause, Esther Rule, Clara McDonald, Mrs. Charles L. Michod, Louise Alton, and Henriette Straton. Milner was cashier of the Farmers' and Merchants' National Bank in Los Angeles.



The son, John Milner, was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1887 and passed away on January 20, 1937, at the age of 50. He was married to Winifred Milner, and they had a son, Reese L. Milner, and a daughter, Gwendolyn Milner Hubbard. John was secretary of the Lewellyn Iron Works, which merged with Consolidated Steel Corporation in 1929, and was a director of Consolidated Steel. In addition to these activities, he was a director of the Union Bank and Trust Company, Pacific Indemnity Company, Discount Corporation, Francisco Building Company, Blue Diamond Company, and the Dominquez Land Corporation. He attended Harvard Military School and the University of California.



Reese Lewellyn Milner was the only son of John and Winifred Milner. Reese was born on April 15, 1916 and died in April 1986. Milner, who resided in Beverly Hills, CA, attended Stanford University. He was a financier, and owned Milner Oil Co., headquarted in Beverly Hills, and was active in real estate holdings.



The Milner family owned Rancho La Vista in Ojai, CA, north of Los Angeles, for about 100 years. The family subsequently sold the ranch.

Extent

12.5 Linear Feet (2 banker's boxes, 41 flat film boxes, 2 film canisters, 1 partial map case drawer)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains travel and home movies; cartoons and children's films; family recipes; monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; financial records; family photographs; and a few miscellaneous items from the Milner Family.

Organization

The collection is organized into six series: 1. Travel and Home Movies; 2. Cartoons and Children's Films; 3. Recipes; 4. Business Papers; 5. Photographs; 6. Miscellaneous

Technical Requirements

The collection contains over 40 reel-to-reel films in a variety of sizes, but primarily 16 mm films. They require a movie projector to view them.

Creator

Title
Finding aid of the Milner family films, papers and photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Rebecca Hirsch, Michael Hooks, and Lindsey Zea
Date
2012 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
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.

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