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Finding Aid for the Lorraine Miller Sherer Papers, ca. 1860-1980
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Description
Lorraine Miller Sherer (1898-1985) was the superintendent of elementary education for Los Angeles County and a specialist in early childhood development at the UCLA School of Education. After her retirement, Sherer began compiling the first history of the Mohave people of California and Arizona. The collection consists of research materials on Mohave Indian culture and history from the early Spanish period to 1976. Included is a large collection of books and articles, manuscripts, maps, tape recordings and notes.
Background
Born June 25, 1898 in Missouri; graduated in 1918 from Los Angeles Normal School with diploma in education; became superintendant of elementary education for Los Angeles County after teaching in Long Beach and serving as principal in South Santa Anita school; specialist in early childhood development at UCLA School of Education; longtime friend of Mohave nation, Sherer dedicated her retirement to compiling the first history of the Mohave people of California and Arizona; died March 16, 1985.
Extent
111 boxes (55.5 linear ft.) 11 cartons (11 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Department of Special Collections.] Credit shall be given as follows: © The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.