This behemoth of a collection contains close to seventy publications highlighting Southern California's enviable and rich history (altough I did throw in one San Francisco title).

The bulk of the archive comes from the Los Angeles Times Annual Midwinter. Traditionally published around the start of each year, topics covered included everything from industry, agriculture, entertainment and the rapid urban development. Annual issues were packed with a comprehensive amount of articles and advertising.

The publication that began as early as 1907 was hailed by its contemporaries as a "fine piece of journalism." Published by the Times-Mirror company, early issues ran over 80 pages, with half-tone illustrations or engravings devoted to California, Arizona and Sonora.

Indeed, the Midwinter's reach extended beyond the coastline. In 1910, no less than the St. Louis Republic raved, "Like the rays from a center diamond in a cluster of magnificent jewels, the annual Midwinter Number of the Los Angeles Times reaches forth across the continent, attracting thousands of readers to "the garden spot of the world."

And perhaps giddy because that particular issue featured images from the garden of hometown brewer Adolpho Busch, the paper continued its praise, "After devouring the fascinating, artistically arranged stories in the Times with avidity, one is struck with the wonder at the herculean accomplishment of its editor Harrison Grey Otis, and a deep longing for the warm breath of the Pacific."

In addition, there's a diverse assortment of other titles highlighting the region's best in entertainent and local attractions.

Greeters Guide
of Southern California, 1922
Greeters Guide
of San Francisco, 1952
Greeters Guide
of Southern California, 1953
Greeters Guide
of Southern California, 1963



Greeters Guide
of Southern California, 1966
Pictorial California, 1927
Los Angeles Times
Downtown Shopping News, 1938
Hi-School, 1940



Key, 1941
Key, 1958
Los Angeles Times Home
1955
Los Angeles Magazine, 1958
(First Issue)



City of Beverly Hills
Golden Anniversary Edition, 1964
Music Center, 1964
Los Angeles County Art Museum,
1965
Los Angeles Speaks, 1965



Where, 1965
Los Angeles Times
Richard Neutra, 1968
What's Happening, 1973
Los Angeles Times, 1980



Los Angeles Yearbook, 1926
Los Angeles Yearbook, 1929
Los Angeles Yearbook, 1931
La Fiesta de Los Angeles, 1931



Los Angeles Sunday Times, 1911
Los Angeles Daily Times, 1912
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1915
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part II, 1915



Los Angeles Midwinter
Part III, 1915
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part III, 1917
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part II, 1925
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1925



Los Angeles Midwinter
Part II, 1926
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part III, 1926
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part IV, 1926
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1926



Los Angeles Midwinter
Part Two, 1928
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part Three, 1928
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part Four, 1928
Los Angeles Midwinter
The New Olympia
Part 1, 1931



Los Angeles Midwinter
Mountains, Sea and Desert
Part Two, 1931
Los Angeles Midwinter
The Western Acropolis
Part Three, 1931
Los Angeles Midwinter
The Home of Champions
Part Four, 1931
Los Angeles Midwinter
The Story of Fifty Years
Part 1, 1931



Los Angeles Midwinter
The Story of Fifty Years
Part 2, 1931
Los Angeles Midwinter
The Story of Fifty Years
Part 3, 1931
Los Angeles Midwinter
Games of the Tenth Olympiad
Section 2, 1931
Los Angeles Midwinter
The Pageant of the Films
Section Seven, 1931



Los Angeles Midwinter
The New Olympia
Part One, 1932
Los Angeles Midwinter
Building Prosperity
Part One, 1933
Los Angeles Midwinter
Forward to a New Era
Part Two, 1933
Los Angeles Midwinter
The Annual Pre-View
Part Three, 1933



Los Angeles Midwinter
The Great Southwest
Part Three, 1936
Los Angeles Midwinter
Southern California Goes to War
Part I, 1943
Los Angeles Midwinter
Pan-America
Part III, 1943
Los Angeles Midwinter
Recreation for War Workers
Part IV, 1943



Los Angeles Midwinter
Wartime in Filmland
Part V, 1943
Los Angeles Midwinter
The Southwest in Wartime
Part VI, 1943
Los Angeles Midwinter
Industry
Part 3, 1948
Los Angeles Midwinter
Development
Part 4, 1949



Los Angeles Midwinter, 1950
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part 5, 1951
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part 5, 1952
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part 5, 1953



Los Angeles Midwinter
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part 5, 1955
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1956
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1957



Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1958
Los Angeles Examiner
Section 5, 1959
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1959
Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1960



Los Angeles Midwinter
Part V, 1961


            



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