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Finding Aid for the Katherine Ainsworth Papers, 1973-1978
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Description
Katherine Ainsworth (1908- ) worked as a children's librarian for the Los Angeles Public Library (1928-35), school librarian for Los Angeles public schools (1949-51), and head librarian for Monrovia Public Library (1953-67). She was also a regular reviewer for the Los Angeles Times and the Monrovia News post. The collection consists of manuscripts and materials related to Ainsworth's books, The man who captured sunshine: a biography of the desert artist John W. Hilton and The McCallum Saga: the story of the founding of Palm Springs.
Background
Ainsworth was born in Los Angeles, California, November 15, 1908; BA, UC Los Angeles (1930), Library Certificate, USC (1932); she worked as a children's librarian for the Los Angeles Public Library (1928-35), school librarian, for Los Angeles public schools (1949-51), and head librarian for Monrovia Public Library (1953-67); a regular reviewer for the Los Angeles Times and the Monrovia News post, some of her published works include In the shade of the juniper tree: a life of Fray Junipero Serra, with her husband, Edward M. Ainsworth (1970) and The McCallum saga: the story of the founding of Palm Springs (1973).
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.