Wrather Corporation Incorporation Records
THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
WRATHER INVESTMENT CORPORATION INCORPORATION RECORDS, 1961 (CSLA-28)
COLLECTION TITLE AND NUMBER: Wrather Investment Corporation Incorporation Records, 1961. CSLA-28
ACCESSION NUMBER: 2005.88; gift of Henry Pollard
PROCESSING HISTORY: Processed by Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Guide written by Clay Stalls. Date: 2005
RELATED COLLECTION: Jack and Bonita Granville Wrather Papers. CSLA-23
This collection consists of the legal records documenting the incorporation in 1961 of the various business holdings of Jack Wrather into a publicly owned company. Jack Wrather (1918-1984) was one of the leading businessmen in the United States, producing such television shows as Lassie and the Lone Ranger, and owning the Disneyland Hotel. His companies incorporated under the rubric of "Wrather Investment Corporation" in 1961 included Wrather Hotels, Inc.; Lone Ranger, Inc.; Lone Ranger Television, Inc.; Lone Ranger Pictures, Inc.; Lassie Television, Inc.; and the Muzak Corporation.
The 676 pages of documents are bound by board with a hard covering; there is an index at the beginning of the materials. The documents consist of articles of incorporation, legal opinions, board meeting minutes, state certificates of authenticity, correspondence, underwriting agreements, and federal registration forms. Henry Pollard, former legal counsel for the Wrather Corporation and one of the architects of the incorporation, was responsible for the organization of the documents and donated them to the CSLA Research Collection in 2005. For more complete sources on the Wrather Corporation and the life of Jack Wrather, see this related CSLA collection: Jack and Bonita Granville Wrather Papers, CSLA-23.
RESEARCH ACCESS: The collection is open for research by appointment with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357, or email the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. The Research Collection is a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.