About the Collections:
history of the land explored by La Senora must be viewed as an
archeologist surveys any site where the ‘timeline’ reflects differing
cultures having occupied the site. The existence of this multi-cultural
‘Timeline’ is part of what makes La Senora’s surroundings so unique.
Our Collections reflect the diversity of the
layers of settlement from the 1770s Alta California through the Salon Era of the 1930s through the Golden Age of Movies 1950.
Senora’s Collection Projects provide researchers, other organizations
and individuals access to hidden pieces of the past. As we digitize our
records we join with other organizations producing ‘finding aids’ to
ephemera collections throughout California institutions.
We welcome the opportunity to consider any materials you have pertaining to the following areas of interest:
Alta California Settlement: Relevant concurrently timed materials in
English, Spanish, French and Russian are accepted. We collect letters,
diaries, maps, books, advertisements, biographical materials on
1850-1935 Santa Monica Region (Malibu,
Topanga, Pacific Palisades,
SM and Rustic Canyons, Brentwood, Santa Monica) photographs, books,
letters, diaries, maps, advertisements, announcements, brochures,
catalogs, menus, pamphlets, theater programs, clippings, bylaws, flyers,
tickets, travel guides, and more. Collections represent California
events ranging from earthquakes to parades; biographical files on both
well-known and little-known Californians.
1910-1950 The Golden Age of Film: This Collection is focused on the films of Jose Mojica, Anita Loos,
Mary Loos Sale and Lyle Wheeler, all residents of La Senora’s Mojica
Hacienda. However, these individuals had so many interactions within
the worlds of
Music, film, literature, photography, media, business, philosophy, and
science, that our scope of collecting expands to include materials on
those who frequented the Hacienda in the days of its creative
Senora’s Collection Projects are currently funded from our Operations
budget. We are seeking a Donor, Sponsor or knowledge of a source for
grant funding to increase our outreach and ability to be responsive to
ephemera donors. We welcome all suggestions.