THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
DOCUMENTS FOR THE HISTORY OF THE DANIEL FREEMAN FAMILY AND THE RANCHO CENTINELA (CSLA-33)
SERIES 4: CITIES
Series size: 1 archival document box; 1 oversize folder; 1 flat file
A number of cities developed from or around the Rancho Centinela. Betty Forsyth collected materials on their history, including newspaper clippings on the development of Inglewood. These clippings are found in a scrapbook or else as photocopies, originals, or as transcriptions by Betty Forsyth; the latter category includes transcriptions from the Ingelwood Star. Local histories of Hawthorne and Inglewood also provide some information on these two cities. In addition there are photographs of early sites in Inglewood, such as the post office, as well as a number of pamphlets on Inglewood churches.
Chronology, list of postmasters, photograph, articles re Inglewood post office
Robert S. Hartman. “History of Hawthorne.�? (photocopy of typed manuscript)
Santa Monica Land and Water Company mortgages for property in El Segundo
Newspaper articles (photocopies and transcriptions) from Inglewood Star, Inglewood Times, and the Southern California Bulletin re Inglewood; local histories of Inglewood, including church and African-American; Centinela Valley Historical Society program; photographs of Inglewood landmarks; list of Inglewood pioneers (1 of 2). See separated newspaper in flat file
Pamphlets re history of First Presbyterian and Episcopal Church of the Holy Faith and W. W. Robinson. “Inglewood. A Calendar of Events in the Making of a City.�? Centinela Valley Historical Society pamphlets (2 of 2)
Bell System telephone directory for Inglewood, El Segundo, and Hawthorne
Inglewood Union High School alumni yearbook
Booklet advertising Inglewood published by Inglewood Realty Company
“Highlights of Inglewood History�?
Scrapbook with newspaper clippings (some loose) on Inglewood history and death of Grace Freeman Howland
Inglewood Fairview Gazette
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