THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
DANIEL FREEMAN FAMILY PAPERS, 1849-1957 (CSLA-21)
COLLECTION TITLE AND NUMBER : Daniel Freeman Family Papers, 1849-1957. CSLA-21 ACCESSION NUMBER: 2002.35; gift of Christie Bourdet COLLECTION SIZE: 116 archival document boxes, 35 oversize boxes, 20 flat files DATES: 1849-1957 PROCESSING HISTORY: Processed by Susan Jones and Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Guide written by Clay Stalls. Date: 2004 RELATED COLLECTIONS: Documents for the History of the Daniel Freeman Family and the Rancho Centinela. CSLA-33
Daniel Freeman (1837-1918) is perhaps most remembered as the founder of Inglewood, California. The Daniel Freeman Family Papers richly document this story as well as the other business and land development enterprises of this significant California developer and businessmen in the late nineteenth century. The collection contains extensive documentation on the California land boom of the late 1880s--principally for Inglewood but also for Redondo Beach and Port Ballona--and some material on downtown Los Angeles. Also included in this collection are the business records of Charles Howland (1863-1934) and Grace Freeman Howland (1870-1956), Daniel Freeman's son-law and daughter. The Freeman papers are also valuable for their holdings documenting the growth of California agribusiness in the late nineteenth century. To learn more about holdings of the Daniel Freeman Family Papers, please consult the following sections of this on-line guide to the collection.
FREEMAN FAMILY HISTORY: A short account of the life and significance of Daniel Freeman and other family members.
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION: The collection description provides general information on the types, topics, and research value of the materials found in the collection.
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS: The holdings of the Daniel Freeman Family Papers have been organized into subject categories called series, which are described in the series descriptions. In turn, the series descriptions have links to box and folder lists, which index each series' folders and contents, and the boxes in which they are stored.
RESEARCH ACCESS : The collection is open for research by appointment with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357, or email the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu . The Research Collection is a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles . The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the De la Hoz Trust for the processing of this collection.
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