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Guide to the Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles Collection, 1946-1986
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles Collection
    Dates: 1946-1986
    Identification: URB/ECSLA
    Creator: The Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles
    Physical Description: 3.32 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: The Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles Collection includes an assemblage of addresses, newsletters, and printed material from various Ethical Cultural Society regional chapters and its parent organization, The American Ethical Union. The material covers social and political topics on a national and global scale in the philosophical context of the humanist movement.

    Historical Note:

    The Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles (ECSLA) was a regional chapter of the national organization, The Ethical Cultural Society. Citing dwindling membership and the lack of leadership succession, the ECSLA chapter was disbanded in 2007. The Ethical Cultural Society was founded in 1876 by Dr. Felix Adler (1851-1933) as a new movement to further the advancement of social justice for all.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Publications

    Topical Term:

    Ethical Cultural Movement

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], (date), Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Ethical Cultural Society Files, 1946 -1980
        Subseries A: Addresses and Newsletters from Regional and Unknown Chapters, 1946-1980
            Subseries 1: Baltimore Ethical Society, 1979
            Subseries 2: Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, 1974, 1979, 1993
            Subseries 3: Ethical Culture Society of Long Island, 1958, 1965, 1986
            Subseries 4: Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles, 1966-1967, 1975, 1982
            Subseries 5: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 1946-1982
            Subseries 6: Ethical Society of Northern Westchester, 1975
            Subseries 7: Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1975, 1985
            Subseries 8: Ethical Culture Society of Queens, 1976
            Subseries 9: Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 1965-1982
            Subseries 10: Washington Ethical Society, 1967, 1971
            Subseries 11: Unknown Chapter – No Location Specified, 1948, 1963-1981
        Subseries B: Related Addresses and Publications, 1946-1980
        Subseries C: Text Fragments, 1960-1966
    Series II: American Ethical Union Files, 1966-1986
        Subseries A: Addresses, 1971-1986
        Subseries B: Publications, 1966-1982

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes material produced and/or assembled by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Ethical Cultural Society. The bulk of the collection consists of over 450 public addresses and newsletters presented at the weekly meetings of the Ethical Cultural Society of New York and various regional chapters. It also contains periodicals, serials, and printed material produced by members from various chapters of the Ethical Cultural Society and the American Ethical Union. The collection is divided into two series, Ethical Cultural Society Files (1946 -1980) and American Ethical Union Files (1966-1986).
    Series I, Ethical Cultural Society Files, include addresses, newsletters, papers, text fragments, and printed material related to the Ethical Cultural Society originating from various regional chapters. This series is divided into three subseries: Addresses and Newsletters from Regional and Unknown Chapters (1946-1980), Related Addresses and Publications (1946-1980), and Text Fragments (1960-1966). Addresses and Newsletters from Regional and Unknown Chapters is further divided into regional chapters. The material is arranged alphabetically by the name of the specific regional chapter. Within the specific regional chapter, the material is arranged alphabetically by author/presenter, and chronologically where there are multiple works by the same author/presenter. The material is arranged by title where there is no author/presenter and chronologically where there is no title and author/presenter.
    Series II, American Ethical Union Files, contains materials created by the parent organization of the Ethical Cultural Society, the American Ethical Union. The series includes addresses, newsletters, journal publications, magazines  books. The materials are separated into two subseries: Addresses (1971-1986), and Publications (1966-1982).