Finding Aid for the Phil Townsend Hanna Papers, 1920-1957

Processed by Saundra Taylor; machine-readable finding aid created by Alight Tsai
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/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Phil Townsend Hanna Papers, 1920-1957

Collection number: 1022

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:
Saundra Taylor, January 1971
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
Encoding supervision by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Phil Townsend Hanna Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1957
Collection number: 1022
Creator: Hanna, Phil Townsend, 1896-1957
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Phil Townsend Hanna (1896- ) worked for the Los Angeles Tribune, Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Bureau of the Associated Press, was the editor of Bohemian Life, and secretary of the Wine and Food Society. He also wrote many books. The collection consists of correspondence, menus and other printed material relating to the Wine and Food Society of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Wine and Food Society, as well as to California wines and cooking generally.
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 the estate of Phil Townsend Hanna, 1966.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Phil Townsend Hanna Papers (Collection 1022). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470744 

Biography

Hanna was born on August 24, 1896 in Los Angeles, California; attended University of Southern California; worked for Los Angeles Tribune, 1915-16; night city editor, then night editor, Los Angeles Times, 1917-19; manager, Los Angeles Bureau of the Associated Press, 1919-20; editor, Western highway builder for six years beginning in 1920; art editor, 1922, editor, 1926, Touring topics (called Westways by 1934); became public relations counsel for the Automobile Club of Southern California, 1941; editor, Bohemian Life; secretary of the Wine and Food Society; wrote books, including Libros Californianos; or, Five Feet of California Books (1931), California Through Four Centuries; a Handbook of Memorable Historical Dates (c.1935), California Under Twelve Flags (c. 1937), The Dictionary of California Land Names (1951), and The Wheel and the Bell: The Story of the First Fifty Years of the Automobile Club of Southern California (1950); he died in 1957.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, menus and other printed material relating to the Wine and Food Society of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Wine and Food Society, as well as to California wines and cooking generally.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-2).
  2. Wine and Food Society (Box 3).
  3. Various wine and food publications and newsletters (Box 4).
  4. Wine and food menus (Box 5).
  5. Wine and food miscellaneous (Box 6).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hanna, Phil Townsend, 1896-1957--Archives.
Wine and Food Society of Los Angeles.
San Francisco Wine and Food Society.
Wine writers--California.
Periodical editors--California, Southern--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Correspondence, etc.

Box 1, Folder 1

Hanna vs. Hanna.

Box 1, Folderes 2-10

Personal correspondence, ca. 1932-1950.

 

Correspondence, etc.

Box 2, Folder 1

Huntington library, 1945.

Box 2, Folder 2

Huntington library, 1946.

Box 2, Folder 3

Sunset Club correspondence.

Box 2, Folders 4-10

Wine and food Society, ca. 1935-1956.

 

Wine and Food Society

Box 3

Clippings, memorabilia (awards), photographs.

 

Wine and Food

Box 4

Publications and newsletters of various wine and food organizations or enthusiasts.

 

Wine and Food Menus

Box 5, Folder 1

Los Angeles.

Box 5, Folder 2

San Francisco

Box 5, Folder 3

London.

Box 5, Folder 4

New York.

 

Wine and Food Miscellaneous

Box 6, Folder 1

Recipes and menus--wine and food.

Box 6, Folder 2

Menus other than wine and food.