THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTIONFRITZ BURNS PAPERS (CSLA-2):Series DescriptionsThe collection size is approximately 21.5 linear feet. It is divided into five series as described below. There are also folder-level box and folder lists for the collection, which are indexes to a series' holdings and arrangement in folders and boxes. To view the box and folder lists, click on the preceding highlighted "box and folder lists" or else click on the series titles below.Series One: Business Files, 1939-1985. 1.8 linear feet (5 boxes)Arranged chronologically. Most of the files relate to the partnership of Fritz Burns and Fred Marlow. The files include the following names for the partnerships: Marlow-Burns Development Co.; Murphy-Baker-Burns; Marlow-Burns Investment Co.; Marlow & Co.; Marlow-Burns and Co. The files include information on properties owned by Burns with these various partners. There are partnership agreements, leases, mortgage and tax information, internal office memos, real estate brochures and maps, and other materials pertaining to property ownership.Series Two: Biographical Files, 1922-1982. 20 linear feet (1 box).Arranged chronologically. Manuscripts, typescripts, press releases, newspaper clippings, magazine articles about Fritz Burns. File 3 contains information on Henry J. Kaiser (1882-1967), including the 1968 book The Kaiser Story.Series Three: Scrapbooks and Clippings, 1939-1966. 6.8 linear feet (4 oversized boxes)Photocopies of clippings are grouped by subject, scrapbooks are arranged chronologically. There are photocopies of clippings relating to Windsor Hills (includes copies of brochures and advertisements), Fritz Burns, Panorama City, Westchester, Public Housing, and the Post-War House. There are also copies of Marlow-Burns and Co. letters to renters, a summary of building restrictions and costs; a schedule of options; and floor plans. The scrapbooks are mostly made up of newspaper clippings arranged chronologically from 1953-1966.Series Four: Photographs, 1922-[1973?]. 2.1 linear feet (1 box plus 1 oversized box)Arranged chronologically. Many of the photographs show Fritz Burns, Gladys Burns, and/or F. Patrick Burns. A large number of them show Fritz Burns' business interest in Hawaiian hotels. Photographs record various ground breakings and ceremonies. Some of the photographs show Henry J. Kaiser, Conrad Hilton, and other people who joined Burns in Hawaiian business ventures.Series Five: Awards and Honors, 1918-1979. 12.5 linear feet. (6 oversized boxes)Arranged chronologically. This series includes appointments, resolutions, and a certificate of gratitude and other statements of appreciation for Fritz Burns from various community and business organizations and government bodies. There is also an honorary degree from Loyola Marymount University (1967). There are a few artifacts: two gavels and a gold-plated spade in a glass-fronted presentation case: "'The Spade of Progress' presented to Fritz B. Burns Founder of Panorama City in appreciation of his 'Spade Work' in developing the San Fernando Valley's Most Outstanding Community."
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