Finding Aid for the Agib Stewart Monroe Papers, ca. 1913-1959

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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/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Agib Stewart Monroe Papers, ca. 1913-1959

Collection number: 777

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/
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Online finding aid edited by:
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© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Agib Stewart Monroe Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1913-1959
Collection number: 777
Creator: Monroe, Agib Stewart, 1886-1959
Extent: 4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Agib Stewart Monroe (1886-1959) was a surveyor with the California State Highway Commission (1913), an assistant city engineer in San Diego after World War I, a consulting engineer in the office of attorney Arthur M. Ellis (1922-32), and from 1932-55, had his own office in Los Angeles. The collection consists of correspondence, court transcripts, legal notes, notebooks, stock certificates, maps, blueprints, books, and ephemera.
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.

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  • 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 Mrs. A. Stewart Monroe, 1961.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Agib Stewart Monroe Papers (Collection 777). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Monroe was born on January 16, 1886 in Pennsylvania; with no formal training except by correspondence school courses, he became a civil engineer; came to California in 1907; became a surveyor with the State Highway Commission in 1913; served as assistant city engineer in San Diego after World War I; consulting engineer in the office of attorney Arthur M. Ellis (1922-32), and from 1932-55, had his own office in Los Angeles; he died September 22, 1959 in San Marino, California.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, court transcripts, legal notes, notebooks, stock certificates, maps, blueprints, books, and ephemera. Includes papers relating to the Investigation Act of 1931.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Monroe, Agib Stewart, 1886-1959--Archives.
Civil engineers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Consulting engineers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

General Correspondence, Sanitation District's Forms, Standard Plans Book of the California Highway Commission, Book of uses and definitions of legal terms, copy of the application of the City of Monterey Park (California) to the State Advisory Board for Federal Emergency Funds for a sewer, and notebook.

Box 2

Books relating to charters of various cities, amendments, ordinances, specifications of road construction, and other important statutes.

Box 3

Stock certificates, maps, blueprints, papers relating to the Investigation Act of 1931, and pictures, ephemera. 1931 and v.d.

Box 4

Legal notes, court transcripts, and paper bound books.