THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTIONFRITZ BURNS PAPERS (CSLA-4): Series Descriptions The size of the collection is approximately 13.25 linear feet. CSLA-4 is divided into the five series described below. To consult the folder-level box and folder lists for the collection, select the following series: Series 1 through Series 2 | Series 3, Subseries A | Series 3, Subseries B through Series 5.Series One: Chronological Files , 1918-1980(3 boxes)Arranged chronologicallySeries Two: Legal and Financial Records, 1927-1936(1 box)Arranged chronologicallyThe bulk of this series pertains to business dealings at the Playa del Rey Townsite. There are business records for the Del Rey Swim Club and leases for houses in the townsite.Series Three: Photographs(4 boxes and 8 oversize boxes)Arranged into 3 subseries:
Subseries A: Prints
Subseries B: Negatives
Subseries C: Albums
This series is strong in photographs showing Palisades del Rey (most date from the 1920s). For Palisades del Rey, there are views that show the lay of the land, homes, Dickinson & Gillespie offices and billboards, and the sales teams on auction days.
There are also a large number of portraits of Burns and his associates. There are aerial views of many areas in Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando Valley. Several photographs, some panoramas, show coastal oil fields.
Subseries 3 contains a photo album dating from 1899-ca. 1928. This album has photographs of Burns as a baby, a boy, and in his military uniform (1918).Series Four: Newspaper Clippings,2 oversize boxesArranged chronologicallyMany of the clippings have information about Burns's development projects (e.g. Boulevard Manor, Glendale Manor, Toluca Wood, Westchester, Panorama City). There is also information on Public Housing and the Federal Housing Authority. One file contains biographical articles about Fritz Burns and articles from the time of his death.Series Five: Scrapbooks2 scrapbooks in 1 oversize boxArranged chronologicallyOne scrapbook contains printed pictures and some other information about Palisades del Rey. The other scrapbook contains clippings about the debate over public housing.
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