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Finding Aid of the Harry F. Maidenberg scrapbooks

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Maidenberg, Harry F.
Harry F. Maidenberg scrapbooks
Collection no.
Date [inclusive]
1.0 linear ft., 1 box
Textual materials [Box]
This collection contains six scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the early history of California. The scrapbooks were compiled by Harry F. Maidenberg, who was an insurance salesman in Los Angeles.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Harry F. Maidenberg scrapbooks, Collection no. 0069, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

Harry F. Maidenberg was born in Russia in 1884 and moved to Los Angeles as a young child. Maidenberg was an insurance businessman who began making scrapbooks documenting the history of California in the 1950s.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of six scrapbooks assembled by Harry F. Maidenberg containing clippings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the history of California, with an emphasis on Southern California. Also included in the scrapbooks are clippings pertaining to political events of the period in which they were assembled. Maidenberg also published brochures of historical anecdotes to distribute among his friends, some of which are included in this collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Clippings
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • California, Southern--History--Archival resources
  • California--History--Archival resources
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--Archival resources
  • United States--Politics and government--20th century--Archival resources

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