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Santa Monica (Calif.) -- Archival resources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

California clippings collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 7001

This collection of primarily California-related materials was the provenance of Mrs. Walter K. Towers, with some materials from Berenice Towers. Over the span of more than forty years, they saved clippings, magazines, small publications, maps, and other ephemera chiefly on California with an emphasis on Southern California.

Dates: 1945s-1980s; Majority of material found in 1950s-1960s

Russell M. Saunders film collection

Identifier: 0323
Abstract The Russell M. Saunders film collection consists of slides, 16mm and 8mm films of performers at Muscle Beach in Santa Monica and other acrobatic, gymnastic and/or athletic acts in a variety of locations. Most of the films show men, women and children involved in acts such as adagio, acrobalance, acrobatics, teeterboard, ballet, trapeze, gymnastics, trampoline, uneven bars, rings, tightrope, ice skating, water skiing, tandem surfing, cannon jumping, Olympic diving and various other variety...
Dates: 1939 - 1980