4 Jun 2012
New Regional History collections available now
Earlier we introduced our efforts to provide researchers with access to unprocessed collections. We will continue to share brief information about recently “exposed” collections here in the “New & Noteworthy Collections” blog. Below are a number of Regional History collections that are now available. For additional information contact Special Collections and Archives at (949)824-3947 or email@example.com.
MS-R020, Frank Cushing Collection
This collection consists of materials printed and collected by Frank Myrle Cushing, proprietor of the noted Garden View Press in Tustin, California (founded in 1929). Included are numerous samples of Cushing’s commercial and fine printing, as well as the works of numerous other fine and commercial presses, amateur journals, printers’ magazines, and miscellaneous ephemera. Materials generally date from the 1930s, when Cushing began printing, through the 1970s. Extent 12.6 linear feet (15 document boxes, 6 record cartons, 1 flat box).
MS-R021, John “Sky” Dunlap Collection
This collection consists of the papers of John William “Sky” Dunlap, Orange County, California journalist, publisher, and owner-operator of the Pacific Clipping Service. Included are photographs, correspondence and newspaper clippings. Dunlap’s collection includes issues of approximately 440 early newspapers from Orange County (100 titles), other locations in California (161 titles), other states of the U.S. (133 titles), and countries outside the U.S. (44 titles). The earliest Orange County item in the collection is an issue of the Pacific Weekly Blade dated December 23, 1886. John William “Sky” Dunlap was an Orange County, California journalist, publisher, and owner-operator of the Pacific Clipping Service. Dunlap, born March 8, 1912, was nicknamed “Sky” because of his height: he was 6’8″ tall. He married Velma Bishop in 1934 and the couple started an independent newspaper in Orange County called The Globe. He died on November 15, 1968 in Santa Ana, California. Extent 1.0 linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 slim box, 1 OS folder)
MS-R025, Goree Mexican Travel Ephemera
This collection consists of approximately one hundred pieces of Mexican travel ephemera dating principally from the 1950s and 1960s. Included are tourist and museum brochures and guidebooks, railway, city, and road maps, and unsorted magazines and newspapers. A 1962 edition of Esta Semana features the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Mexico. Extent 0.4 linear feet (1 document box).
MS-R034, Elizabeth Bradstreet Collection on Lawrence Clark Powell
This collection consists of papers of and about Lawrence Clark Powell, former UCLA University Librarian, collected by Elizabeth Bradstreet, Powell’s administrative assistant. Included are pamphlets, reprints, periodicals, typescripts, clippings, and other ephemera by and about Powell. The earliest item is a 1929 issue of Sabre Tooth (Occidental College) and coverage continues through Powell’s years at UCLA in the 1970s. Extent 0.8 linear feet (2 document boxes).
MS-R035, Hugh R. McMillan Photographs
This collection consists of photographs of Orange County, California scenes in the 1940s and 1950s taken by Hugh R. McMillan. Extent 1.2 linear feet (3 shoeboxes).
MS-R036, Dudley Fox Miller Collection of Perry Family Papers
This collection consists of personal papers of the Perry Family, a New England family descending from Nathan Perry, including the Fox branch of the family, during the 1800s and 1900s. Included are family papers, letters, photographs, and narratives from the 19th and 20th centuries, including substantial genealogical data. The collection includes hundreds of photographs, including an album documenting turn-of-the-century California. Also included is an unpublished typescript by Emily P. Fox entitled “Journal of camping trip to Yosemite Valley, summer of 1893″. The collection also contains some later materials, such as photographs of Dudley Miller with General Dwight Eisenhower during World War II. Extent 2.6 linear feet (7 boxes)