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Description
Documenting the history of a Los Angeles educational reform organization, the holdings of the LAAMP (Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project) Collection consist of textual materials: subject files, correspondence, minutes and agendas of committee meetings, reports and studies, brochures, and publications on educational reforms.
Background
Part of its half-billion dollar initiative to resolve the crisis of the urban public school system in the United States, the Annenberg Foundation allocated fifty three million dollars to fund the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project (LAAMP) in 1994. The Board of Governors for LAAMP had submitted a proposal to The Annenberg Foundation on November 28, 1994, detailing the structure and goals of LAAMP. The Annenberg Foundation was created by Walter H. Annenberg (former ambassador to Great Britain from 1969-1974), who supported the foundation through his publishing fortune. The money was allocated with the stipulation that matching funds from other sources would more than double the amount, with the purpose of creating a financial resource to shape educational reform in Los Angeles.
Extent
177 archival document boxes
Restrictions
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Availability
Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.