Finding Aid for the William Austin Strong Papers, 1897-1955

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the William Austin Strong Papers, 1897-1955

Collection number: 781

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
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Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Austin Strong Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1897-1955
Collection number: 781
Creator: Strong, William Austin, 1875-1959
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: William Austin Strong (1875-1959) was a lawyer in California. The collection consists of court transcripts, correspondence, notes, books and ephemera concerning Strong's life and career as a lawyer. Included are materials regarding probate law, legal testimony, the Richfield Oil Company, Cornell University, Sigma Chi fraternity, Stanford University, and the settlement of Strong's estate.
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

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

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Bell, 1962.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Austin Strong Papers (Collection 781). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Strong was born January 18, 1875 in Woodbourne, New York; moved to California with his parents, 1886; AB, Stanford University, 1897; LL.B, Cornell University, 1898; admitted to California bar, 1898; died in 1959.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of court transcripts, correspondence, notes, books and ephemera concerning Strong's life and career as a lawyer. Includes materials regarding probate law, legal testimony, and the Richfield Oil Company. Also includes materials related to Cornell University, Sigma Chi fraternity, Stanford University, and the settlement of Strong's estate.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Strong, William Austin, 1875-1959--Archives.
Lawyers--California--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Court transcripts concerning the appeal from an order settling the estate of William A. Strong.

Box 2

Continuation of the above, including letters, notes, and ephemera.

Box 3

Richfield Oil Company: conclusions of Law, trust indenture, annual report.

Box 3

Uplifter's: humnal[?] and songs of spring.

Box 3

Alumni directory: Cornell University (1947), of those in Southern California, Sigma Chi Fraternity (1955).

Box 3

Instruction book for The Standard Rotary-Shuttle sewing machine.

Box 3

Court rules and rules of practice.

Box 3

Ephemera and newspapers.

Box 4

Sigma Chi Fraternity, manual and directories (3).

Box 4

Standard Stories by C.K. Field.

Box 4

The Cornellian (1897) annual.

Box 4

Cyclopædia of Methodism by Simpson.