Van Nuys Rotary-Gram newsletter, May 19, 1954. The Van Nuys Rotary Club was organized and chartered in 1925 to promote commerce and community service. This page of the weekly four-page newsletter, edited by Bruce Jones, features the Valley Municipal Building, the administrative center of the San Fernando Valley. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Rotary Gram Newsletter, Nuys Rotary Gram, Valley, Community Service, Digital Collections
The Brand family butler serving beverages on the tennis courts at El Miradero, circa 1910. The estate was bequeathed to the City of Glendale, and by 1956 the mansion had been converted into the Brand Library. In the 1960s, the City funded an addition to the library which created space for an art center. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Butler, Brand Family, Brand Library, Historical Fashion, Angeles Iii, Los Angeles, Art Center, Baby Boomer, Digital
Jess Willard or "The Great White Hope" was the one-time heavy weight boxing champion of the world, from 1915 to 1919, who beat Jack Johnson and Frank Morgan. He was born December 29, 1881 in St. Clere, Kansas. He retired from boxing in 1919 after losing in 3 rounds to Jack Dempsey. He owned several homes in the Los Angeles and Glendale areas before moving to the San Fernando Valley. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Born December, Weight, December 29, Beat Jack, Digital Collections
Samuel Marx Cooper, on left with Stan or Percy Masson in Calabasas on their motorcycles, circa 1918. Calabasas Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Marx Cooper, History Digital, Fernando Valley, Abt 1918, Percy Masson, Digital Collections, Samuel Marx
Page from a city directory for Mission Hills, circa 1964. Features photograph of the entrance to Memory Garden, located on Brand Boulevard, an advertisement for Sizzler restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard at Devonshire Street, and lists local sports facilities for Mission Hills. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Valley History, California, Los Angeles, City Directory, Angeles Iii, Circa 1964, San Fernando Valley
Mission Hills promotional guide, circa 1964 :: San Fernando Valley History
Portrait of L. C. Brand, circa 1910. Brand came to California in 1886 and started the Los Angeles Abstract Company with Edwin Sargent. He and Henry E. Huntington formed the San Fernando Valley Land and Development Company. Brand was president of the Los Angeles and Glendale Railroad Company which provided connections from Los Angeles to Glendale with extensions to Burbank, Pasadena, and Griffith Park. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Vintage Los Angeles, Circa 1910, Abstract Company, Digital, Collections, San Fernando Valley, Angeles Abstract
A thank you letter to Judge Julian Beck from the staff of Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown thanking him for his gift of turkeys, hams, and beverages on Thanksgiving, dated November 30, 1959. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Gift, A Letter, Turkey, Beck Collection, Digital Collections, Judge Julian
The Millionaires Club of Happiness and Contentment's philosophy, signed by Mildred W. Brigham, circa 1915-1921.The club consisted of a local group of men who met in front of the Tujunga Post Office to visit and discuss local issues. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Club Consisted, Post, 1915 1921 The Club, Contentment S Philosophy, Discuss Local, Digital Collections, Circa 1915 1921 The
The Chosen Valley of the Little Landers, Los Angeles Evening Express, May 3, 1913. William E. Smythe started the movement known as "Little Lands." This advertisement beckons prospective colony members with inexpensive quarter-acre plots, soft water, "high social and intellectual life" and all the enticements of country living. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Quarter Acre Plots, Angeles Evening, Inexpensive Quarter Acre, Chosen Valley, Advertisement Beckons, Digital, Beckons Prospective
The West Coast Magazine "Official Fiesta Programme" April-May 1907. The bi-monthly magazine, of which John Steven McGroarty was editor from 1906 to 1914, was published in Los Angeles by Grafton Company Publishers. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Bi Monthly Magazine, Company Publishers, Fernando, April May 1907, Digital Collections
A 1918 Map of Territory Annexed to the City of Los Angeles [found via @suedeshirtcalif]