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Legal documents, pamphlets, booklets and serial publications. Behrendt was a collector of historical documents, and the collection reflected his scope of interest in Southern California, California, and United States history. Also items pertaining to the Selig Polyscope moving picture company resulting from Behrendt's affiliation to the movie industry. 1770 - 1939 (bulk is 1850-1920).
Sam Behrendt was a successful insurance salesman in Los Angeles in the teens and twenties. As early as 1924 he operated the Behrendt-Levy Company, which underwrote about 75% of the movie industry's insurance.
(Boxes: 7 legal; 1 flatbox; 2 ov and 1 ov folder; L.C.)
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