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Lathim (Rod) Family Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022-049

Content Description

This collection consists of items belonging to the Lathim family and their business Lathim's Motor & Storage Co., which would later be called Lyon Van and Storage. Included are family and business photos, newspaper clippings, publications, business contracts with multiple circuses, maps, a series of letterpress printing plates, and other ephemera. One (1) volume "Storm and illuminations" book One (1) publication, "Wonderful California". (1916). Chicago: C. Teich & Co. One (1) volume of "The Spirit of the Big Yellow House" by Rod Latham

Acquisition Type



Gift of Rod Lathim

Restrictions Apply



5 Maps ; 19" x 25"

85 Photographic Prints : Two (2) oversized rolled photos

54 Item(s) : Wood letterpress print blocks

1 Folder(s) : ephemera

1 Volumes


Eighty-three (83) photos; Fifty-four (54) wood letterpress print blocks; Thirty-five (35) copies of "Guarding Goods for 100 Years: The Centennial History of Lyon Moving & Storage" by Walker A. Tompkins; Eighteen (18) contracts between Lathim's Motor Transfer and Storage and circus/carnival shows; Fourteen (14) newspaper advertisements for Lathim's Motor Transfer and Storage; Six (6) newspaper articles; Five (5) count of 19" x 25" c.1930 Map of Santa Barbara California and Highways of the Western States by Thomas Bros. for Lyon Van and Storage.; One (1) inscribed volume of Lathim, Rod. 2019. "The spirit of the Big Yellow House: a history of Summerland's founding family". Santa Barbara, Calif: Emily Publications.; One (1) inscribed volume of Wisehart, Cynthia. 1997. "Storms and illuminations: 18 years of Access Theatre". Santa Barbara, Calif: Emily Publications.; One (1) Lathim family tree; One (1) letter, concerning a homestead application with the US Land Office (1896); One (1) biography of J. R. Lathim Jr. from "History of Santa Barbara Country"; One (1) Lyon Moving Day Kit; One (1) publication, Bumstead, J. F. (1864). "My first school-book, to teach me to read and spell words, and understand them." Boston: Published by T.R. Marvin.; One (1) hanging Lathim' Motor Transfer rolodex; One (1) Post Folder containing the publication, Kenney, G. W. (1910). "The touring two (a travelogue)". Los Angeles, Cal.; One (1) business card; One (1) 1888 Farmer's Almanac; One (1) publication, J.H. Zeilen & Co. (1880). "Regulator diary or pocket companion".; One (1) western drawing; One (1) contract/deed of land from grantor John C. Lathim to grantee W.S. Street; One (1) publication, "Wonderful California". (1916). Chicago: C. Teich & Co.; One (1) scrapbook of newspaper clippings, family photos, and programs