Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives, 1898-1982 (bulk 1920s-1930s)

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Automobile Club of Southern California,. Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives, 1898-1982 (bulk 1920s-1930s)

Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives, 1898-1982 (bulk 1920s-1930s)

The collection consists of 6202 black-and-white and color photographs, pen and ink drawings, and postcards, 1412 black-and-white and color negatives, 2606 black-and-white and color slides, and ephemeral materials, 1898-1982 (bulk 1920s-1930s) collected by the Automobile Club of Southern California. They form a general photographic reference collection as well as a broad visual survey of topics of interest to California motorists. Included are images of sites in North and Central America (with an emphasis on California), Europe, the Pacific Islands, and portraits, as well as images related to other subjects of interest to the Club's membership. Many of the images were published as illustrations for articles in the Club's first member magazine, Touring Topics. A large portion of the photographs were taken by authors of articles that appeared in Touring Topics; others were commissioned by the Club; and others appear to have been sent to the Club. Photographers (and authors) include, but are not limited to, Ansel Adams, Fred Archer, Viroque Baker, George Hugh Banning, Adelbert Bartlett, Virginia S. Bartlett, Andrew R. Boone, Julius Cindrich, Norman Clyde, Will Connell, Loyd Cooper, Imogen Cunningham, Asahel Curtis, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Fred Dapprich, E.H. Davis, E.E. East, John Anson Ford, Frasher, Ewing Galloway, Forman G. Hanna, Phil Townsend Hanna, Hoag and Ford, John Edwin Hoag, Bert W. Huntoon, Philip Johnston, Dr. Frederick Monsen, Dave Packwood, C.C. Pierce, Ernest M. Pratt, Putnam Studios, E. Willard Spurr, and John L. Von Blon.

58 boxes (45.36 linear feet)

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Jones, Idwal, 1890-1964

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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...

Leighton, Kathryn W.

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Bell, Horace, 1830-1918

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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...

St. John, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1857-1935

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Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner

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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...

Dorsey, Susan Almora (Miller), 1857-

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Crooks, Richard, 1900-1972

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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...

De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961

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Lee De Forest was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on August 26, 1873. He was a graduate of the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University in 1896 and received a Ph.D. from Yale in 1899. He was an important contributor in the development of wireless telegraphy in the United States. He started multiple radio broadcasting companies and patented 300 inventions in his lifetime. In 1904, he was awarded the gold medal at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. He died on June 30, 1961. F...

Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936

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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...

Livingston, George Emerson.

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Tibbett, Lawrence, 1896-1960

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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...

Huntoon, Bert W., 1869-1947

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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...

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

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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...

Galloway, Ewing

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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...

Sarazen, Gene

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Pierce, C. C. 1861-1946.

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Berkeley, Busby, 1895-1976

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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 ...

Moulton, Lewis F.

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Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946

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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...

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

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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...

Prudhomme, Maria Merced.

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Sabin, Edwin L. (Edwin Legrand), 1870-1952

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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...

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Alexander, George D.

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Muir, John, 1838-1914

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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...

Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

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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...

Cook, Ted, 1891-

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Wright, Lloyd, 1890-1978

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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; ...

Hubbell, John Lorenzo

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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) ...

Balch, Allan Christopher, 1864-1943

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