Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives 1898-1982 bulk 1920s-1930s
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Walt Disney (b. December 5, 1901, Chicago, IL–d. December 15, 1966, Burbank, CA) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual. As a boy in Chicago, Disney took art classes as a boy and got a job as a commercial illustrator. He moved to California in the early 1920s and...
Biographical/Historical note The designer Karl Emanuel Martin Weber (called Kem in the United States) was born in Berlin. He was apprenticed to Eduard Schultz, the Royal Cabinetmaker at Potsdam and later studied with Bruno Paul. In 1914 he was sent to San Francisco by the German government to supervise the installation of the German exhibition at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. He remained in the United States and established his practice as a...
Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) was an explorer, artist and author. As a member of John Wesley Powell's expedition down the Colorado River in 1871-1873, he helped to prepare the first map of the Grand Canyon. He wrote books about his explorations and the peoples and topography of the Southwest. His professional associations included the Explorers Club, the American Geographical Society, and the Eastern Association on Indian Affairs. His wife, Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh, was also a writer....
German book collector. From the description of Otto H. F. Vollbehr writings, 1931-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867931 Biographical/Historical Note German book collector. From the guide to the Otto H. F. Vollbehr writings, 1931-1934, (Hoover Institution Archives) ...
Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississipp...
Pratt was born in Salt Lake City, UT, Apr. 24, 1876; was a commercial photographer and CA pictorialist; shared a studio with Viroque Baker in Olvera Street, Los Angeles, CA (ca. 1929-32); died in LA, Aug. 23, 1945. From the description of Collection of photographs, ca. 1920-1940. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 41570352 Mark Daniels was a Southern California architect who designed stately homes and gardens in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles and v...
Civil engineer, author, and lecturer. From the description of Papers, 1941-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70922394 Philip Johnston grew up on the Navajo Indian Reservation; initiated the Navajo Code Talkers program for the U.S. Army during World War II. From the description of Photographs, ca. 1896-ca. 1950. (Nogales-Santa Cruz County Public Library). WorldCat record id: 33988433 ...
Margaret Gemmell, later van Judah, was a friend of Steinbeck's during their stay at Stanford University, 1925-26. Included with the papers is a manuscript in her own hand describing her friendship with Steinbeck. From the description of John Steinbeck papers, 1925-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866392 This is the producer's copy, property of Oscar Serlin; the play ran from 7 Apr. to 6 June, 1942. From the description of The moon is down, a play in 3 acts...
Alfred L. Kroeber was an anthropologist. He taught anthropology at the University of California, 1901-1946, and was curator, 1908-1925, and director, 1925-1946, of the University's anthropological museum. From the description of Yana vocabulary and grammatical notes, 1911-1912. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165433 Anthropologist. From the description of Anthropology : mss., 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85185772 A...
American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1931 July 5, Carmel, Calif., to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904650 American journalist & editor. From the description of Papers of Lincoln Steffens [manuscript], ca. 1910. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817346 Discussion of the corruption in the city at the turn of the twentieth century. From the description of Pittsburgh: a city as...
Painter, educator, designer, mural painter; California; d. 1989. From the description of Millard Sheets interviews, 1986 Oct.-1988 July [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80032848 From the description of Oral history interview with Millard Sheets, 1986 Oct.-1988 July [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646398429 Watercolorist, painter, muralist, educator, architectural designer; California; b. 1907; d. 1989. Grad...
Robert Glass Cleland (1885-1957) was an educator, historian and scholar who received his B.A. from Occidental College in 1907 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1912. He served as professor of history and held numerous positions at Occidental College from 1912-1943. Upon retiring from Occidental College, he joined the Permanent Research Group at the Huntington Library. During his career, he also held positions on the Boards of Trustees for Princeton University and Scripps College. ...
Irish soprano. From the description of Autograph letter signed Catherine Hayes Bushnell : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270665538 ...
Ansel Adams, American photographer, was born February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California. He was tutored privately at home where he studied piano, San Francisco, from 1914 to 1927, then studied photography with the photofinisher Frank Dittman, in San Francisco, in 1916 and 1917. He married Virginia Best in 1928, and had two children, Michael and Anne. Adams began his career as a photographer, 1927, and worked as a commercial photographer, from 1930 to 1960. He was a photography correspond...
Lloyd Wright: b. 1890, Oak Park. Ill.; d. Santa Monica, Calif. 1978; architect and landscape architect. Son of Frank Lloyd Wright. From the description of Wayfarers' Chapel Fonds, 1937-1979. (Centre canadien d'architecture). WorldCat record id: 486957935 Lloyd Wright, eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright, was born in 1890; trained as a draftsman/delineator in his father's Oak Park Studio; studied engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin, 1908-9; joined Olmsted and Olmsted in Boston, MA; ...
Idwal Jones was born in 1890 in northern Wales. In 1902 his family moved to Pennsylvania. He began his career in journalism in 1915, writing for newspapers in San Francisco. In 1926 he published his first novel. He was an accomplished chef and was active in various food and wine societies. He continued to write numerous articles on California geology, folklore and viticulture, as well as incorporating those interests into his novels. He died in Laguna Beach, Calif., in 1964. From the...
Biography John Anson Ford (1883-1983) was a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors between 1934 and 1958 and was Chairman in 1952-1954 and again in 1957. He attended Beloit College in Wisconsin, was first a history and economics teacher, then moved to Chicago to become a newspaper writer. He worked on the Chicago Tribune as assistant to the well-known columnist Henry M. Hyde; on the editorial board of Popular Mechanics Magazine...
Clarence Rivers King (1842-1901) was a geologist, mining engineer, and writer. He graduated from Yale Scientific School in 1862, journeyed West, and joined the California Geological Survey as volunteers. From 1867-1877, King directed the geological and scientific survey of the Fortieth Parallel from eastern Colorado to the California border. The next year he was made head of the newly established United States Geological Survey, a position he held until entering private practice as a mining engi...
Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x000080 Aldous Huxley was a British novelist, short-story writer, playwright, screenwriter, literary and social critic, and poet. From the description of Aldous Huxley collection of papers, 1915-1973 bulk (1915-1963). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517267 From the guide to the Aldous Huxley collection of papers, 19...
Connell was born in 1898 in McPherson, KS; came with mother to California, and attended Los Angeles High School; left in the tenth grade to enlist in the army, but World War I had ended; became a pharmacist; in the 1920's taught himself photography, and opened a studio in downtown LA in 1925; became a member of the Camera Pictorialists along with Edward Weston, Louis Fleckenstein, and others; taught at Art Center College in Pasadena from 1931 until his death; work also included movie publicity s...
Horace Bell, pioneer Los Angeles resident, came to California in 1850 to engage in mining and settled in Los Angeles in 1852. Bell joined the Rangers, a local group formed to provide law and order, and later wrote Reminiscences of a ranger (1881), describing his experiences in early Los Angeles. Bell established a weekly newspaper, The porcupine, and practiced law in Los Angeles. From the description of Papers of Horace Bell, 1829-1890. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Bota...
Alexander Richard Crooks, tenor, was born in Trenton, N.J. on June 26, 1900. He toured widely, and sang with the Metropolitan Opera Company from 1933 to 1942. Crooks recorded extensively for the Victor record company, and was featured on several radio series from 1929 to 1945. He married his childhood friend Mildred Pine in 1921 and they had two children, Patricia and Richard, Jr. In retirement, the couple settled in Portola Valley. Richard Crooks died on September 30, 1972. From the...
Bert Huntoon was born in Sacramento, California, on February 6th, 1869, and at the age of 14 he moved with his family to Seattle. After completing a course in civil engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New York, Huntoon came back to Washington to begin his engineering career. He served as an assistant engineer to J.J. Donovan and in 1896 was elected Whatcom County civil engineer, a position in which he served for two terms. In 1899, he became an engineer for the Pacific A...
Founded in Los Angeles in 1900, the Automobile Club of Southern California was one of the nation's first automobile clubs. Its mission included the improvement of roads and driving conditions in the state of California, and the proposing of traffic laws. It was involved in public transportation planning and sponsored cartographic expeditions for the production of its strip maps and road maps. In 1909, the Club began publishing its member magazine, Touring Topics, which became Westways in 1933. M...
Joseph Pomeroy Widney was an American physician in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He served, briefly after he graduated from college, in the Civil War for the Union and sailed to California after he was discharged for frail health. He travelled all throughout the state and was especially interested in the Spanish and Mexican populations. Widney went back to school in 1865 and earned his medical degree in 1866 from Toland Medical College. He moved to Los Angeles in 1868, where he began h...
American novelist. From the description of Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810658 Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. From the description of ALS, 1901 June 9 : New York, to Julian Hawthorne. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13734916 Novelist Frank Norris was born in Chicago and came to California at the age of 14. He attended art sc...
Lorenzo Hubbell, Jr. was the son of "Don" Lorenzo Hubbell, the well known Indian trader who operated the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona. Lorenzo was a wholesaler based in Winslow, Arizona and dealt in Navajo rugs and Hopi pottery. From the guide to the Lorenzo Hubbell Collection, 1933-1957., (Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department) ...
Frederick Hanley Seares (1873-1964) was a staff astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory known for his photometric studies and his editorial work. He was appointed Assistant Director of the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1925, a position he held until his retirement in 1940. He was Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1940-46) and was a recipient of the Society's Bruce Gold Medal. From the description of Papers of Frederick Hanley Seares, 1909-1945 (bulk 1909-1940). (H...
Hanna was born on Aug. 24, 1896 in Los Angeles, CA; attended Univ. of Southern California; worked for Los Angeles tribune, 1915-16; night city editor, then night editor, Los Angeles times, 1917-19; manager, Los Angeles Bureau of the Associated Press, 1919-20; editor, Western highway builder for six years beginning in 1920; art editor, 1922, editor, 1926, Touring topics (called Westways by 1934); became public relations counsel for the Automobile Club of Southern California, 1941; editor, Bohemia...
Photographer and pharmacist, Globe, Arizona; Forman Hanna was internationally known for his pictorial photography. In 1904, Hanna moved to Globe accepting a job with the Palace Pharmacy. He later bought the business and operated it until his retirement in 1946. He made many photography trips to the Indian country of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. From the description of Forman Hanna photograph collection, ca. 1903-1920. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat...
Biography of Frank Elwin Weymouth Frank Weymouth was born in Medford, Maine in 1874. He died in California in 1941. Mr. Frank E. Weymouth was General Manager and Chief Engineer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a governmental subdivision of California which is now engaged in the construction of the Colorado River Aqueduct. Mr. Weymouth is recognized as one of America's foremost reclamation and ...
Biography Gordon Samuel Watkins was born on March 9, 1889 in Brynmawr, Wales. Watkins worked with his father in the coal mines from a young age and began saving his money to better his situation. In 1906, at the age of seventeen, he paid thirty-five dollars for a steam ship ticket to the United States. Once in the States, he worked at numerous places including a railroad machine shop which enabled him to pay his way through preparatory school...
JCF served as Territorial Governor of Arizona 1878-1881. From the description of ALS, 1879 July 2 : [New York], to Mr. [Charles Edward] Lester. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15615926 Narciso Botello, secretary of the Ayuntamientos in 1836, secretary to Governor Flores in 1847. From the description of Articulos de capitulacion hecha el dia trece de Enero de mil ochocientos, cuarenta y siete por D. José Antonio Carrillo Comandante de Escu...
Physicist (photoelectricity, ions) and educator. On the physics faculty at the University of Chicago, 1896-1921; on the faculty at California Institute of Technology: director, Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics and chairman of the Executive Council, 1921-1946, emeritus professor of physics and chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1946; Nobel Prize in physics, 1923. From the description of Papers [microform], 1847-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77594601 Millikan was...
Sabin was an author and historian of the American West. He worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, and novelist. He wrote fiction and non-fiction works. From the description of Edwin L. Sabin western photographs, circa 1890-1920s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367938768 Born December 23, 1870, in Rockford, Ill.; author, best known for his books on the American West. From the description of Letter to Mr. Blodgett [manuscript], 1920 January 2. (University...
American novelist. From the description of Collection of papers, 1930-1966. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145406009 ...
Charles J. Prudhomme (1854-1934) was born in Los Angeles, the son of Leon Victor Prudon (Prudhomme), a transplanted Frenchman, and Mercedes Tapia, a native Californian. Prudhomme was the historian for Ramona Parlor 109, Native Sons of the Golden West, and avidly located and collected historic relics typical of old California. From the description of Historical Society of Southern California Collection - Charles J. Prudhomme Collection of Photographs [graphic], 1870s-1933 (bulk 1923-1...
Educator, author, and naturalist. From the description of Papers of David Starr Jordan, 1861-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068098 Zoologist David Starr Jordan was elected president of Indiana University in 1885. He left IU in 1891 to become Stanford University's first president. Jordan died in 1931. From the description of David Starr Jordan papers, 1874-1929, bulk 1895-1929. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 61225195 American ichthyolog...
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was an American photographer known for her early work in botanical imagery and nudes. During the 1930's, Cunningham explored the industrial and architectural forms of oil refineries, lumber mills, and shipyards. During the 1940's, her focus shifted to documentary street photography. Cunningham remained active, continuing to photograph and organize her work until just before her death at the age of 93. From the guide to the Imogen Cunningham Letter to Geo...
Mural painter (San Francisco, Calif.). From the description of Maynard Dixon papers, 1891-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565534 Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) was one of the premier illustrators, painters, and muralists of his time, concentrating largely on the Indians and deserts of the Southwest. From the description of Maynard Dixon ephemera. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 156976998 California artist. From the descript...
American photographer and ethnologist. From the description of Edward Curtis papers, ca. 1900-ca. 1935. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80251387 Curtis was a still photographer and a movie camera operator on Cecil B. DeMille's The ten commandments (1923). From the description of Photographs of the filming of Cecil B. DeMille's The ten commandments by Edward S. Curtis [graphic].  (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 79448890 ...
Biographical Note Eliza Poor Donner Houghton (1843-1922), the youngest daughter of George and Tamsen Donner, was three years old when her family left their home in Illinois to head out west to California. This group of travelers, who became trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1846, ultimately became known as the ill-fated Donner Party. In March 1847, after several months of entrapment, Eliza and her sisters were rescued by the third rel...
Artist and writer from southern California. From the description of Jack Wilkinson Smith papers, 1925-1949. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122354995 ...
American astronomer and educator, founder of the science of dendrochronology. From the description of Papers, 1792-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155003574 From the description of Papers, 1956-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79655085 American astronomer and educator, founder of the science of dendrochronology. Associated with the Harvard College Observatory, 1889- 1894, and its expedition to Peru; as well as the Lowell Observatories in Flagstaff, Arizona,...
Self taught Swedish-American artist Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947) began his career as a sign painter in New York. He emigrated to the United States from Stockholm, Sweden in 1901, settling in Los Angeles in 1903 where he became active in the emerging Los Angeles art community. He became the protogé of Phoebe Apperson Hearst (mother of William Randolph Hearst) whose support and endorsement enabled him to study in Europe. He established himself as a serious artist after World War II working in the f...
Frederick Webb Hodge was an ethnographer, archaeologist, editor and museum director. Hodge's first exposure to archaeology was as secretary of the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition. When the project was over he returned to work at the Bureau of American Ethnology as Librarian. His work as editor began with the revitalization of the American Anthropologist and carried through his 2 vol. set of the Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, to the famous 20 vol. set by Edward S. C...
Biography/Administrative History Edward Vischer (1809–1878) as a young man of nineteen emigrated from Germany to Mexico where he was associated with the commercial house of Heinrich Virmond. In the employ of Virmond, or other German-Latin American companies, he acted as supercargo on many trading voyages to west-coast ports of the Americas and to the Orient. In 1842, he became interested in California and agreed to travel there fo...
Landscape and mural painter, printmaker; California. From the description of Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83634704 ...
Charles C. Pierce migrated to Southern California in 1886 and began his photographic career in Los Angeles. In addition to establishing a studio and selling photographic supplies, Pierce also amassed a vast picture library over the course of three decades. Pierce acquired the negatives and prints of other regional photographers, eradicated their signatures from the prints, stamped his name on the verso of the image, and organized the lot into subject files. Some of the photographers from whom he...
Born in Bakersfield, California (USA) on November 16, 1896, baritone Lawrence Tibbett began his career as an actor as well as a singer in performances of light operas and also in churches. Tibbett's teachers were Joseph Dupuy and Basil Ruysdael in Los Angeles and Frank La Forge and Ignaz Zitomirsky in New York. Tibbett's study in New York led to his Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of Lewicki in Boris Godunov in 1923. Following shortly after his Met debut he sang the role of Valentin in Faus...
James Augustin Brown Scherer (aka James A.B. Scherer) was born in Salisbury, North Carolina on May 22, 1870 to the Rev. Simeon Scherer and Harriet Isabella Brown. After earning his bachelor's degree from Roanoke College, Scherer accepted a position teaching English at the Japanese Imperial Government school in Saga, Japan. While serving in this post, he met Bessie Brown, a native of Yamaguchi, Japan, whom he wed on July 5, 1894. He also began a lifelong interest in the Japanese peop...
Film choreographer; interviewee's full name is William Berkeley Enos. From the description of Reminiscences of Busby Berkeley : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122343053 ...
Benjamin Brown (1865-1942) was born 14 July 1865 in Marion, Arkansas. He studied at the University of Tennessee and the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, under Paul Harney and John Fry. In 1890 he spent time studying under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant at the Academie Julian in Paris. He started portrait and still life art, but after moving to Pasadena in 1896, he began landscape art. He was a member of the California Art Club and the Pasadena Society of Artists and he and his brother, Ho...
Ewing Galloway (1881-1953) was an American journalist and photo editor, and ran the Ewing Galloway Agency in New York City. He began his working life as a lawyer in Henderson County, Kentucky, working in his spare time for The Gleaner, a county newspaper. Gradually journalism drew more and more of his interest, and after a journalism course at Columbia University in New York he took a series of newspaper jobs that led him to the Midwest, to California, and eventually to Hawaii befor...
William Wendt was a renowned Orange County landscape painter. He was born in Bentzen, Prussia, on February 20, 1865. After working in Chicago as a commercial artist, he joined the community of artists living in Laguna Beach. He opened Wendt Studios in Laguna Beach in 1918, which developed into a flourishing center for local artists. Wendt died in Laguna Beach on December 29, 1946. From the description of William Wendt letters to Guy and Lucia Edwards, 1930-19...
Struss (1886-1981) was a cinematographer for over fifty years. He graduated from Columbia University in 1912, worked as a photographer for several years, and developed the Struss soft-focus lens. In 1919, Struss went to Hollywood, where he worked for Cecil B. DeMille for three years and in 1925 he went to Rome to film "Ben Hur." He won the first Oscar for cinematography for "Sunrise" in 1927 and received Oscar nominations for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1932) and "Limelight" (1950). Other Struss ...
American author and naturalist. From the description of Papers of John Muir [manuscript], 1885-1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833450 From the description of Letter to Dewitt Miller, 1895 February 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433074 Naturalist, author, conservationist, John Muir is considered a precursor of the environmentalist movement. Through his numerous books and articles, which emphasize the importance of wildernes...
Norman Clyde was one of the most prolific mountaineers in the Sierra Nevada in the early to mid-twentieth century. From the description of Norman Clyde papers, 1912-circa 2002 (bulk 1923-1972). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 123430300 Norman A. Clyde (1885-1972) explored and ascended hundreds of peaks in the mountain ranges of western North America, from Mt. Robson in the Canadian Rockies to El Picacho del Diablo in Baja California. In...
The Lewiston-Clarkston Improvement Company (LCIC), the third and best-known corporate name of one of the more prominent business organizations active in southeastern Washington and northern Idaho in the early 20th Century, also operated as the Lewiston Water and Power Company (1896-1905), as the Lewiston-Clarkston Company (1905-1910) and as the Clarkston Community Corporation (1940-1971). The founders of the company proposed to build a headworks dam on Asotin Creek, a mountain stream emptying in...