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Robert and Betty Franklin Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Robert and Betty Franklin Collection, 1953-2001Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1977-1997

ID: URB/RBF

Primary Creator: Franklin, Robert and Betty

Extent: 10.38 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Newspaper Clippings, 1961-2001

Series II: Photographs, 1961-2000

Series III: Subject Files, 1953-1990

Date Acquired: 03/00/2003

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Robert and Betty Franklin Collection documents 20 years of Robert and Betty Franklin's collaborative work as a husband and wife newspaper team working in the Northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley, especially Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City of San Fernando, from 1961 through 1997. Robert Franklin worked as an independent news photographer and Betty as a journalist for the local Herald Corporation newspaper group, most notably the San Fernando Sun and Breeze. The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings and photographs.

Biographical Note

Robert Franklin, an orphan raised in the Sylmar area and a WWII veteran twice decorated with the Silver Star married his wife, Betty, in 1945. The Franklins worked collaboratively as a husband and wife newspaper team for 20 years. They covered the Northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley, primarily Sylmar, Pacoima, and the City of San Fernando for the local Herald Corporation newspaper group, most notably the San Fernando Sun and Breeze. Robert Franklin worked as an independent news photographer and Betty as a journalist. In 1989, Betty was recognized for her public service as the Odd Fellows Citizen of the Year.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert and Betty Franklin Collection documents the careers of the Franklins through their writing and photography. Materials cover 1953-2001 and focus on community service, social organization, local politics, infrastructure expansion projects, business, and education, and include the Hansen Dam Recreation Area, Pioneer Cemetery, and the Sylmar and San Fernando Chambers of Commerce. The direct relationship of Robert Franklin’s photographs to the newspaper articles written by Betty Franklin provide additional photographic content of events beyond the single photograph represented in articles, and a more extensive and deeper portrait of daily life of the cities of Sylmar, Pacoima, and San Fernando. The collection has been divided into three series: Newspaper Clippings (1961-2001), Photographs (1961-2000), and Subject Files (1953-1990).

Series I, Newspaper Clippings, documents Betty Franklin's work as a reporter, and consists entirely of clippings from the newspapers for which the Franklins worked. Originally arranged in binders they include Betty Franklin’s articles, Robert Franklin’s photographs, and few supporting document such as brochures or correspondence. These clippings have been photocopied and are arranged chronologically.

Series II, Photographs, documents Robert Franklin’s photographic work, and includes negatives, contact sheets, and prints. Slides have been moved to the end of the series. Folder one contains images of Robert and Betty Franklin. The remaining folders include shots taken as a part of Robert's work as a photographer for local newspapers in the northern San Fernando Valley. Images are arranged chronologically.

Series III, Subject Files, deals with such topic as the Sunset Farms area development project, Lopez Adobe, the San Fernando Mission, and Pioneer Cemetery. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Robert Franklin

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Related Materials: Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Zac Burgenbauch, April Feldman, Fran Griffin, 2013

Other Note: This collection was processed with generous support from the Tom W. Reilly estate.


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Series I: Newspaper Clippings, 1961-2001Save to your list.
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Folder 1: 1961-1962Save to your list.
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Folder 15: Juvenile Hall, 1974-1981Save to your list.
Folder 16: Mission College, 1973-1984Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Newspaper Articles on 200th Anniversary of the San Fernando Mission, 1997 September 3Save to your list.
Series II: Photographs, 1961-2000Save to your list.
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Folder 1: Personal PhotographsSave to your list.
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Folder 3: February 1971Save to your list.
Folder 4: December 1976Save to your list.
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Folder 5: UntitledSave to your list.
Folder 6: Holy CrossSave to your list.
Folder 7: Holy Cross Hospital and Century ClubSave to your list.
Folder 8: Olive View Medical CenterSave to your list.
Folder 9: San Fernando KiwanisSave to your list.
Folder 10: Sylmar Spastic Home with Sylmar LionsSave to your list.
Folder 11: Sylmar Lions, ca. 1970-1979Save to your list.
Folder 12: Transparencies, 1996Save to your list.
Series III: Subject Files, 1953-1990Save to your list.
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Folder 1: "The California Gold Rush," FlierSave to your list.
Folder 2: Hansen Dam Park Trails, 1980 October 24-1986 October 13Save to your list.
Folder 3: Historic Resources Final Report, Sylmar Community Plan Area, 1990 March 21Save to your list.
Folder 4: Historic Resources Final Report, Sylmar Community Plan Area, 1990 June 17Save to your list.
Folder 5: Howard Finn, Direct MailSave to your list.
Folder 6: Katz, Richard, 1984 October 24Save to your list.
Folder 7: Katz, Richard, 1984 October 24Save to your list.
Folder 8: Kiwanis Club, Sylmar, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 9: Lopez AdobeSave to your list.
Folder 10: Lopez Canyon Sanitary Landfill, Subsequent EIR, November 1988Save to your list.
Folder 11: Olive View Medical CenterSave to your list.
Folder 12: Pioneer Cemetery, 1960-1996Save to your list.
Folder 13: San Fernando HistorySave to your list.
Folder 14: San Fernando Mission, 1978 September 2-1988 October 26Save to your list.
Folder 15: Sunset Farms Development, 1985-1988Save to your list.
Folder 16: Sunset Farms Development, 1987-1988Save to your list.
Folder 17: Sunset Farms Development, 1988Save to your list.
Folder 18: Sunset Farms Development, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 19: Sunset Farms Development, Draft EIR, February 1987Save to your list.
Folder 20: Sunset Farms, Saddletree Ranch, 1953-1988Save to your list.
Folder 21: This Month in Sylmar, December 1985Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 2Save to your list.
Folder 2: San Fernando History, 1975 March 5Save to your list.
Folder 3: Sunset Farms Development, 1987-1988Save to your list.

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