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George Harrison Whitney papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 7005

Scope and Contents

This collection cosists primarily of information on the Van Nuys and Lankershim families, pioneers in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Several documents, including deeds, provide details about the land transactions in the region. Newspapers and newspaper clippings reference attempts to save the West Temple Apartments, also known as the Rochester House, in Los Angeles. Pamplets, such as "A Daughter of the Snows," provides information on the history and development of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

Dates

  • 1897-1963, undated

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

George Harrison Whitney was an attorney at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and President of the Van Nuys Foundation. For a time, he acted as guardian to Annis Schweppe, daughter of Isaac Van Nuys and Susanna Lankershim.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection cosists primarily of information on the Van Nuys and Lankershim families, pioneers in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, and the development of the Valley. George Harrison Whitney was President of the Van Nuys Foundation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Olive Whitney Baganz, January 14, 2008.

Related Materials

See also George Harrison Whitney collection on Winston Churchill and Los Angeles, Collection no. 7026, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title
Finding aid for the George Harrison Whitney papers
Status
Completed
Author
Natalie Camacho
Date
2014 October
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:
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Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States