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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Historical Society Records, 1925-1955
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Los Angeles Historical Society Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1955
    Collection number: 1129
    Creator: Los Angeles Historical Society
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The Los Angeles Historical Society was founded in 1924 and disbanded in 1956. The society was formed for the purpose of gathering and preserving materials relating exclusively to the history of Los Angeles, rather than to undertake historical research itself. The collection consists of books and subject files on Los Angeles history. Subject files include gold discovery centennial, military highway project, and Spanish names of streets. The collection also includes articles of incorporation, minutes of meetings, lists of contributors, correspondence, manuscripts, and the constitution, by-laws and correspondence of the Southern California chapter of the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Estate of Grace Somerby, 1972.
    • Most of the materials were collected by Edward A. Dickson and maintained by his secretary, Grace Somerby.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles Historical Society Records (Collection 1129). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221047 

    Biography

    The Los Angeles Historical Society was founded in 1924 and disbanded in 1956; it was formed for the purpose of gathering and preserving materials relating exclusively to the history of Los Angeles, rather than to undertake historical research itself.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of books and subject files on Los Angeles history kept by the Los Angeles Historical Society during its existence from 1924-56. Subject files include gold discovery centennial, military highway project, and Spanish names of streets. Also includes articles of incorporation, minutes of meetings, lists of contributors, correspondence, and some manuscripts relating to Hill Street, Andreas Pico, and the 1934 state primary. Also contains the constitution, by-laws and correspondence of the Southern California chapter of the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Books (Boxes 1-4).
    2. Files (Boxes 5-6).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Los Angeles Historical Society--Archives.
    American-Scandinavian Foundation. Southern California Chapter--Archives.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--Archival resources.