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Finding Aid to the Archives of the Committee For the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections MS.638
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Description
The Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California (CCCRSC) was one of the state branches of the national Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources, a part of the National Resources Planning Board during World War II. Main goals were to strategize the protection of area cultural materials from enemy attack both in their current repository and possibly also in storage at some safer place. Materials in this collection include correspondence, bulletins no. 1-16, articles, and administrative records for the Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections from December 1941 to about June 1942.
Background
The Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California (CCCRSC) was one of the state branches of the National Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources, a part of the National Resources Planning Board during World War II. CCCRSC first met on December 26, 1941 answering a call by Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge. Edgar L. McRae of the Works Progress Administration was elected chairman, and Southwest Museum curator Mark Raymond Harrington was named secretary-treasurer. Main goals of the CCCRSC were to protect area cultural materials, or at least discuss and coordinate their protection, from enemy attack both in their current repository and possibly also in storage at some safer place. As attack did not materialize, interest and the necessity for such precautions waned.
Extent
0.7 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.