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Finding Aid for the Miriam Matthews papers, 1845-1988, bulk 1920-1980
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Committee Work and Professional Memberships. 1943-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, agendas, minutes, newsletters and publications, newspaper articles, grant proposals and evaluations, and recommendations relating to Miriam Matthews's involvement on committees and boards
Box 1, Folder 1

American Library Association--conference. 1953 June 21-25, probably 1949.

Scope and Content Note

American Library Association resolution, constitution, conference reporter, program.
Box 1, Folder 2

American Library Association--Intellectual Freedom Committee. 1946-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, and organization's resolutions on censorship, loyalty oath.
Box 1, Folder 3

American Library Association--Intellectual Freedom Committee. 1951.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, clippings, pamphlets.
Box 1, Folder 4

American Library Association--Intellectual Freedom Committee. 1952-1964.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, organizations' resolutions about censorship and teaching UNESCO curriculum in Los Angeles schools.
Box 1, Folder 5

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposal--Oakland Museum.
Box 2, Folder 1

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 1952-1953, 1965-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Civil Liberties, publication of ACLU
Box 2, Folder 2

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 1946-1953, 1965-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Open Forum, publication of ACLU Southern California Branch
Box 2, Folder 3

American Library Association. 1943, 1953, 1965-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins and conference program.
Box 2, Folder 4

American Library Association--Intellectual Freedom Committee. 1947-1953.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspaper articles, pamphlets, notes, conference program, reading lists.
Box 2, Folder 5

American Library Association--Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. 1953-1979.

Box 2, Folder 6

American Library Association--nominees. 1974.

Box 2, Folder 7

California Library Association. 1949, 1967-1975.

Box 2, Folder 8

California Library Association--Committee on Intellectual Freedom. 1948.

Box 2, Folder 9

California Library Association--conferences. 1953 November 11-14, 1984 December 1-5.

Box 2, Folder 10

Calibrarian. 1957, 1967-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters.
Box 2, Folder 11

Developmental Reading Committee. 1963.

Box 3, Folder 1

California Heritage Preservation Commission. 1977-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, minutes, agenda, memoranda.
Box 3, Folder 2

California Heritage Preservation Commission. 1978-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and reports regarding State Archives Building and drafts of Governor's Records Act.
Box 3, Folder 3

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1977-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, agenda, evaluations.
Box 3, Folder 4

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, minutes, agenda
Box 3, Folder 5

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposals, evaluations.
Box 3, Folder 6

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposals, evaluations.
Box 3, Folder 7

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposals.
Box 3, Folder 8

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposals, evaluations.
Box 4, Folder 1

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Recommendations to National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Box 4, Folder 2

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposal.
Box 4, Folder 3

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposal.
Box 4, Folder 4

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Recommendations to National Historical Publications and Records.
Box 4, Folder 5

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposals, evaluations.
Box 4, Folder 6

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposals, evaluations.
Box 4, Folder 7

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposals, evaluations.
Box 5, Folder 1

California State Historical Records Advisory Board. 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Recommendations to National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Box 5, Folder 2

Public Library Association. 1971 March, 1975 October.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters.
Box 5, Folder 3

Society of California Archivists. 1977-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters, annual meeting, newspaper articles.
 

Los Angeles Public Library. 1937-1973 (bulk 1937-1959).

Scope and Content Note

Memos, bulletins, reports, and surveys by or for Los Angeles Public Library staff. Series also includes administrative reports and work produced by Miriam Matthews in her positions as branch and regional librarian.
Box 1, Folder 6

California Library Tax Report. 1939-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled by Special Committee of Los Angeles Public Library staff.
Box 1, Folder 7

Los Angeles Public Library Regional Librarians. 1956-1959.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, reports, meeting minutes.
Box 1, Folder 8

Los Angeles Public Library. 1941-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Reports.
Box 1, Folder 9

Vermont Square Library branch history. undated.

Scope and Content Note

History of the branch 1913-1949.
Box 1, Folder 10

Vernon Branch Library. 1937-1944, 1967-1972, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, negro bibliography for young people, invitation.
Box 5, Folder 4

El Pueblo. 1965-1972.

Scope and Content Note

All City Employees Association newsletter.
Box 5, Folder 5

Los Angeles Public Library. 1951-1959.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, bulletins, reports
Box 5, Folder 6

Los Angeles Public Library. 1943-1959, 1972-1976.

Scope and Content Note

News bulletins, flyers, clippings, statistics, reports.
Box 5, Folder 7

Los Angeles Public Library School. 1934.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of alumni directory.
 

Subject Files. 1845-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files collected by Matthews that documents people and organizations, particularly relating to Los Angeles, California, and African American history.
Box 1, Folder 11

Africa. 1950-1976, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Bibliographies, pamphlets, newsletters, clippings.
Box 1, Folder 12

Alexander, Titus. 1917-1951, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, memo book with handwritten notes probably belonging to Titus Alexander, handwritten biographical notes by Miriam Matthews.
Box 1, Folder 13

Archy Lee slave case. 1858.

Scope and Content Note

Microfilmed clipping.
Box 1, Folder 14

Bass, Charlotta A. 1960, 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of last will and testament and court papers.
Box 1, Folder 15

Beal, Israel. 1929 May 13.

Scope and Content Note

Negro pioneer of Redlands, California. Photocopy of clipping.
Box 1, Folder 16

Beckwourth, James. 1938, 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Articles.
Box 1, Folder 17

Black Americans. 1966-1980, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Map, United States Department of Labor publication, clippings, pamphlets.
Box 5, Folder 9

Adams Chronicles. 1975.

Scope and Content Note

Guide for public television series, clipping.
Box 5, Folder 10

Alexander, Titus. 1923-1981, predominantly 1923-1953.

Scope and Content Note

Originals and photocopies of published articles about Titus Alexander. Many articles are not dated. Photographs of Miriam Matthews are in Church and Community Press, 1953 and Los Angeles Tribune, 1952 June 13.
Box 5, Folder 11

Alexander, Titus. circa 1933-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches.
Box 5, Folder 12

Alexander, Titus. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Writings and notes.
Box 6, Folder 1

Alexander, Titus. 1917-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 2

Alexander, Titus. circa 1917-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical sketches about Titus Alexander, photographs, Western Pennsylvania Medical College matriculation card, business cards, marriage announcement.
Box 6, Folder 3

Alexander, Titus. 1913-1958, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Event programs, invitations, Palomar Observatory, correspondence mentioning or endorsing Titus Alexander, political articles and pamphlets, poems by others, pamphlets about rights and contributions of colored Americans, shares of Charleston National Mining Company owned by Lara B. Allens.
Box 6, Folder 4

Alexander, Titus. circa 1910-1936.

Scope and Content Note

Photo album probably belonging to Titus Alexander. Photographs of unidentified children and adults, some at Yosemite. Titus Alexander is likely pictured in some photographs.
Box 6, Folder 5

Allen, Edgar. 1977-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten Edgar Allen retirement speech by Miriam Matthews, correspondence and memoranda regarding City of Los Angeles records management and archives.
Box 6, Folder 6

Allensworth, California. 1912, 1968-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of newspaper article, water system dedication program.
Box 6, Folder 7

American Lung Association of Los Angeles County. 1980 May 13.

Scope and Content Note

Memorandum regarding Proposition 9 on California ballet.
Box 6, Folder 8

American Society of African Culture. 1959 November - 1966 February.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters.
Box 6, Folder 9

Anderson, Fred. 1976, 1980.

Scope and Content Note

University of Southern California dissertation, correspondence.
Box 7, Folder 1

Art. 1965, 1966, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, programs.
Box 7, Folder 2

Association for Study of Negro Life and History. 1968-1978, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Convention materials, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, advertisement.
Box 7, Folder 3

Ayers, Carolyn. 1988 December 27.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 7, Folder 4

Bogle, Richard and America Waldo. circa 1980-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Letter and copies of newspaper clippings about history of Richard Bogle and his family.
Box 7, Folder 5

Biographies of Black Americans. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical sketches of Daniel Hale Williams, George Washington Carver, James Weldon Johnson, Sojourner Truth, Crispus Attucks, Phyllis Wheatley, Ralph Johnson Bunche, Martin Luther King, Blanche Kelso Bruce, Langston Hughes.
Box 7, Folder 6

Blacks in Los Angeles. 1966-circa 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Black History Month reception program, Los Angeles Riot Study article information, clippings.
Box 7, Folder 7

Black librarians, contemporary. 1969, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

American Libraries and University of Chicago Magazine articles.
Box 7, Folder 8

Black librarians, history and biographies. 1939-1983, predominantly 1966-1975.

Scope and Content Note

California Librarians Black Caucus meeting minutes. Articles about Edward C. Williams, George W. Forbes, Thomas F. Blue, Daniel A.P. Murray, Robert Wedgeworth, Loyce Pleasants, Effie Lee Morris, Sadie P. Delaney, Joseph H. Reason, Clara Stanton Jones, Harriet B. Brown, Janette Smith.
Box 7, Folder 9

Black newspapers. 1931-1943, 1964-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Photostats of black and mainstream Los Angeles newspapers articles. Includes John Fowler's Spreading Joy column in the California Eagle.
Box 7, Folder 10

Black performers. 1940-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 7, Folder 11

Black scientists. 1945-1974, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping, Tuskegee Institute annual report, biographical booklet of Black American scientists.
Box 7, Folder 12

Book history. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping and University of California, Berkeley class brochure.
Box 7, Folder 13

Bradley, Tom. 1969-1973, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Los Angeles Councilman report, mayoral campaign materials, clippings.
Box 7, Folder 14

Browning, Ivan Harold. 1978-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper article, tribute concert program.
Box 7, Folder 15

Bulletins--miscellaneous. 1952-1984.

Box 8, Folder 1

Bunche, Ralph J. 1922-1978, predominantly 1949-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Addresses and programs for events featuring or in memoriam of Ralph Bunche. Includes program of Jefferson High School graduation.
Box 8, Folder 2

Bunche, Ralph J. 1927-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 8, Folder 3

Bunche, Ralph J. 1973-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 8, Folder 4

Bunche, Ralph J. 1975-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 8, Folder 5

California history. 1930-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets, newsletters, articles.
Box 8, Folder 6

California state reports. 1975-1981.

Scope and Content Note

"Identification of the Historical Records of County Government in California" and "The Preservation, Organization and Display of California's Historic Documents."
Box 8, Folder 7

Churches--First A.M.E.--Los Angeles. 1921, 1953-1986, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Originals and photocopies of programs, correspondence and articles.
Box 8, Folder 8

Churches--First A.M.E.--Pasadena. circa 1975.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of dedication program.
Box 8, Folder 9

Churches--Independent Church. 1915-1966, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of programs and history of the church. Typescripts of articles, handwritten notes, photographs.
Box 9, Folder 1

Churches--United Church of Christ. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter.
Box 9, Folder 2

Churches--Ward Chapel A.M.E. 1951 February 5.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping.
Box 9, Folder 3

"Citizen's guide to collection of source materials in Negro history". undated.

Scope and Content Note

Paper written by Wesley Brazier, Lawrence de Graaf, Norman O. Houston, Miriam Matthews, and Vassie Wright, members of Committee to Preserve California Negro History.
Box 9, Folder 4

Cloud, Frank. 1915-1931, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of his Crisis magazine covers of photographs taken by Cloud Studios.
Box 9, Folder 5

Collection checklists. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Checklists of contents of Jessie L. Terry Collection, Bessie Bruington Burke Collection, and Biddy Mason Collection.
Box 9, Folder 6

Compton, California. 1964 August, 1973 December.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 9, Folder 7

Conference of California Historical Societies. 1982-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters.
Box 9, Folder 8

Crisis. 1922 August, 1976 May.

Box 9, Folder 9

De Graaf, Lawrence. 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of de Graaf's research paper, "Black Los Angeles: Making of a ghetto."
Box 9, Folder 10

Delta Sigma Theta. 1929, 1974-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters, newspaper photograph, event program.
Box 9, Folder 11

Dodson, Jacob. 1964 November.

Scope and Content Note

Negro History Bulletin article, "The Negro Who Rode with Fremont in 1847."
Box 9, Folder 12

Elizabeth Fry Center. 1976 May.

Scope and Content Note

California Senate bill appeal.
Box 9, Folder 13

Equality in employment. 1962-1963, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Government and private industry brochures and publications.
Box 9, Folder 14

Equality in employment. 1966-1968, 1984, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Government and private industry brochures and publications.
Box 9, Folder 15

Ethiopian Students Union in North America. 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Paper, "Mass organizations"
Box 9, Folder 16

Exceptional Children's Foundation. 1971 October.

Scope and Content Note

Fundraising invitation with handwritten notes.
Box 9, Folder 17

Family Savings and Loan. 1964-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Financial statements, newsletter article.
Box 9, Folder 18

Fisher, James A. 1969 December, 1971 September, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Writings.
Box 9, Folder 19

Foster, David. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Signed pencil drawing by David Foster.
Box 9, Folder 20

Franklin, John Hope. 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities program and newspaper article.
Box 9, Folder 21

Gafford, Alice. 1942, 1961, 1967, 1971, 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, program, correspondence.
Box 9, Folder 22

Golden State International Exposition. 1939.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir program.
Box 9, Folder 23

Golden State Minority Foundation. 1976-1985, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Programs, newsletters, brochures.
Box 10, Folder 1

Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company. 1975, 1976, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Publications and industry articles.
Box 10, Folder 2

Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company. 1974 December - 1977 October.

Scope and Content Note

Golden Pen newsletter
Box 10, Folder 3

Grant, M. Earl. 1968 February.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 10, Folder 4

Griffith, Harold. 1985 March 10.

Scope and Content Note

Grandson of Griffith van Griffith. Obituary
Box 10, Folder 5

Grimes, Leonard. 1977.

Scope and Content Note

Address of Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, note to Miriam Matthews.
Box 10, Folder 6

Haiti. 1967 December 25.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping.
Box 10, Folder 7

Hart, Philip. 1983.

Scope and Content Note

California Council for the Humanities grant proposal, "In Search of a Dream, Early California Black Aviators."
Box 10, Folder 8

Hayden, Dolores. 1987, 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Paper, "Biddy Mason's Los Angeles, 1856-1891." Program of "The Life and Times of Biddy Mason."
Box 10, Folder 9

Historical societies--California. 1971-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters and ephemera.
Box 10, Folder 10

Housing--California. 1949-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and reports on housing desegregation, newsletter.
Box 10, Folder 11

Housing--Los Angeles. 1951-1958, 1967-1968, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeographs of segregation announcement and integration advertisements. Pamphlets and reports on housing desegregation.
Box 10, Folder 12

Johnson, Dorothy Vena. 1961-1976, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, history of Garden Gate High School, drafts of biographical sketch written by Miriam Matthews, clippings.
Box 10, Folder 13

Johnson, Dorothy Vena. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of her poetry, bibliography of her works.
Box 11, Folder 1

League of Allied Arts. 1938-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Event programs, newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs of Calvin Bailey.
Box 11, Folder 2

Legal Defense Fund. 1975-1984, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Ephemera, articles.
Box 11, Folder 3

Liberty Savings and Loan Association. 1924-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of newsletters, financial statement.
Box 11, Folder 4

Links, Los Angeles Chapter. 1956, 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Cotillion and souvenir programs.
Box 11, Folder 5

Links, Los Angeles Chapter. 1964-1972, undated..

Scope and Content Note

Cotillion programs. Constitution and bylaws.
Box 11, Folder 6

Lomax, Almena. 1961-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of short stories.
Box 11, Folder 7

Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. 1955-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Proposition 21 report, letter, newsletter, pamphlet.
Box 11, Folder 8

Los Angeles historical landmarks. 1944-1979, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Lists of registered landmarks, history of missions.
Box 11, Folder 9

Los Angeles history. 1958-1977, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, clippings.
Box 11, Folder 10

Los Angeles 200. 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Letter.
Box 11, Folder 11

Los Angeles Urban Archives, California State University, Northridge. 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of report and grant proposal.
Box 11, Folder 12

Modern Maturity magazine. 1978-1980.

Scope and Content Note

articles
Box 11, Folder 13

Morgan, Charles. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Excerpts from "The Fountain." Handwritten excerpts from "Private Worlds" by Phyllis Bottonie.
Box 11, Folder 14

Morris, Louise Fisher. 1977, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of photographs and biographical sketch.
Box 11, Folder 15

National Council on Public History. 1983-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and newsletters.
Box 12, Folder 1

Negro and democracy. 1940-1949, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and bibliographies on civil rights, democracy, and discrimination.
Box 12, Folder 2

Negro and democracy. 1950-1971, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and articles from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Box 12, Folder 3

Negro and race relations. 1945-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets, newsletters, clippings.
Box 12, Folder 4

Negro bibliographies. 1925-1939.

Box 12, Folder 5

Negro bibliographies. 1940-1956.

Box 13, Folder 1

Negro in California--art and music events. 1946-1947, 1966-1977, 1987, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, programs.
Box 13, Folder 2

Negro in California--articles. 1921-1976, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and copies of published writings.
Box 13, Folder 3

Negro in California--community events. 1912, 1942-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, programs, pamphlets.
Box 13, Folder 4

Negro in California--history. 1969-1972, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Research notes, correspondence.
Box 13, Folder 5

Negro music and drama programs. 1944-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Paul Robeson, Hilda Simms, Dorothy Maynor, Anne Brown, and Muriel Smith are featured.
Box 13, Folder 6

"New York's black elite"--article. undated.

Box 13, Folder 7

Our Authors Study Club--souvenir programs. 1954-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Los Angeles Branch of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History
Box 13, Folder 8

Our Authors Study Club--souvenir programs. 1965-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Los Angeles Branch of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History
Box 14, Folder 1

Pleasant, Mary Ellen. 1925-1933.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of C.W. Bell, Boyd Stutler, and Stella Ingram Brown, researchers of Mary Ellen Pleasant.
Box 14, Folder 2

Pleasant, Mary Ellen. 1934-1938.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Boyd Stutler, and Stella Ingram Brown, researchers of Mary Ellen Pleasant.
Box 14, Folder 3

Ramsey, Eleanor. 1979-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence--California historic resources inventory.
Box 14, Folder 4

Ray, Francis Marion. 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of biography of grandfather by Clarissa Mae Hundley
Box 14, Folder 5

Roberts, Frederick Madison. 1952, undated.

Scope and Content Note

California legislator, editor, and mortician. Photographs, copies of clippings.
Box 14, Folder 6

"Roots" discussion. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Miriam Matthews' research and notes for discussion of the film "Roots" in Los Angeles
Box 14, Folder 7

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 1976-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter.
Box 14, Folder 8

Selznick, David O. 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Program for "Producer prince: a celebration of David Oliver Selznick."
Box 14, Folder 9

Shackleford, James. 1966, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Research notes and photostats of articles and photographs.
Box 14, Folder 10

Shaw, Leslie. 1985 March.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping and funeral program.
Box 14, Folder 11

Smith, William E. 1938-1951, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photostats of clippings, research notes and biographical sketch.
Box 14, Folder 12

Spectrum: 200 years in Los Angeles. 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of grant proposal.
Box 14, Folder 13

Spencer, Vaino. 1980 October 29.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of clipping.
Box 14, Folder 14

Still, William Grant--clippings. 1941-1966.

Box 15, Folder 1

Still, William Grant--clippings. 1970-1975.

Box 15, Folder 2

Still, William Grant--correspondence and biographical notes. 1970-1978, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Miriam Matthews and the Still family; biographical notes.
Box 15, Folder 3

Still, William Grant--programs. 1955-1979, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Programs of musical performances and tributes.
Box 15, Folder 4

Still, William Grant--publications. 1939-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Troubled Island" libretto signed by Langston Hughes.
Box 15, Folder 5

Takara, Kay Brundage. circa 1977.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of essay.
Box 15, Folder 6

Temple, Ruth. 1939, 1969-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Physician and founder of Community Health Association. Photocopies of clippings, biographical notes.
Box 15, Folder 7

Turner, Rufus P. after 1982.

Scope and Content Note

1907-1982, electrical engineer, technical writer. Biographical sketch and list of publications.
Box 15, Folder 8

University of Chicago. 1953, 1965.

Scope and Content Note

Publications.
Box 15, Folder 9

Uprising--newspaper. 1968 April, 1968 May.

Box 15, Folder 10

Watts, California. 1965, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 15, Folder 11

Weekes, Leroy. 1979 May 5.

Scope and Content Note

Tribute program.
Box 15, Folder 12

William Grant Still Community Arts Center. 1978-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Administrative records, event programs, clipping.
Box 15, Folder 13

Women For. 1970-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Women's volunteer support and action group. Newsletters, pamphlets.
Box 15, Folder 14

YMCA, YWCA. 1941-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets, newsletter.
Box 16, Folder 1

Black California. 1940-1947, 1963-1982, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 16, Folder 2

Blodgett, Louis. circa 1924, 1962-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Brother-in-law of Miriam Matthews. Clippings, handwritten notes by Miriam Matthews.
Box 16, Folder 3

Boyd, Robert, Mrs. 1956, 1970, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Obituary, clippings, photocopies of photographs of Emma Boyd.
Box 16, Folder 4

Bunche, Ralph J. 1950, 1971-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of speeches made at United Nations Inauguration Ceremony for Ralph Bunche Memorial Sculpture, clippings, programs.
Box 16, Folder 5

California history. 1947-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Bibliography
Box 16, Folder 6

California report. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

"State Programs and Appointments with Impact on Black Community"
Box 16, Folder 7

Churches--First A.M.E. Los Angeles. 1925-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, photocopies of book pages, programs.
Box 16, Folder 8

Churches--Lincoln Avenue Methodist and Second Baptist. 1926, 1983.

Scope and Content Note

Program, clipping.
Box 16, Folder 9

Clayton, Mayme. 1973, 1981.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 16, Folder 10

Cloud, Frank. 1936, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of Cloud's Children's Pictorial, biographical sketch, photographs by Frank Cloud, Naval Air Station program
Box 16, Folder 11

Coffey, Alvin. 1902, 1937, 1950, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, biographical sketch.
Box 16, Folder 12

Community Health Association. 1950, 1970-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, correspondence, health pamphlets. Founded by Ruth Temple, M.D.
Box 16, Folder 13

Community Reporter. 1959-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter of Community Relations Conference of Southern California.
Box 16, Folder 14

Compton, California. 1970, 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 16, Folder 15

Fair housing and employment. 1946, 1958-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Memos, pamphlets, newsletters.
Box 16, Folder 16

Fowler, John. circa 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied book, "Spreading Joy," a collection of his columns in the California Eagle.
Box 16, Folder 17

Gordon, Walter. 1938-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 16, Folder 18

Henry, Mary Bradshaw. 1979 March 1.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping.
Box 16, Folder 19

Johnson, Nelle. 1975 July 6.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping, "Requiem for Aunt Nelle." Ralph Bunche's aunt.
Box 17, Folder 1

King, La Vetta. 1977 August 7.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping.
Box 17, Folder 2

League of Allied Arts. 1939-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Programs, clippings. Includes “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” signed by Langston Hughes.
Box 17, Folder 3

Leidesdorff, William Alexander. 1849-1855.

Scope and Content Note

Microfilm printout of estate inventory and probate court record, pages 1-15.
Box 17, Folder 4

Leidesdorff, William Alexander. 1849-1855.

Scope and Content Note

Microfilm printout of estate inventory and probate court record, pages 16-33.
Box 17, Folder 5

Leidesdorff, William Alexander. 1845-1864, 1949, 1956, 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of correspondence, articles, map of Spanish California.
Box 17, Folder 6

Los Angeles Black pioneers. 1927, circa 1920s, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings. Four publicity photographs of James Lowe from the film Uncle Tom's Cabin. There are ten photographs of unidentified women and men and the 34th Street Fire Company firefighters
Box 17, Folder 7

Los Angeles Black settlers--article. 1975.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of six part series, "Los Angeles Black Settlers and Lies of Negro Pioneers," published in Los Angeles Sentinel. Research notes of Miriam Matthews who cited many inaccuracies in the articles.
Box 17, Folder 8

Los Angeles Civic League. after 1932.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlet.
Box 17, Folder 9

Los Angeles--Fire Department. 1898-1900,1966-1974, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and Miriam Matthews research notes.
Box 17, Folder 10

Los Angeles--Founders. 1946-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and Miriam Matthews research notes.
Box 17, Folder 11

Marsh family. 1954,1967, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied clippings and programs relating to Vivian, Leon Sr., and Leon Jr. Marsh
Box 17, Folder 12

Miller, Loren. 1962-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, biographical sketch.
Box 17, Folder 13

Motion picture companies--Black. 1921, 1969, 1977.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of articles of incorporation of Lincoln Motion Picture Company and list of George P. Johnson Negro Film Collection, clippings.
Box 17, Folder 14

Negro bibliographies. 1930-1942.

Box 18, Folder 1

Negro in California. 1914-1927, 1952-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, photocopied programs.
Box 18, Folder 2

Netherland, Mary C. 1916, 1970, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Granddaughter of John W. Scott, a soldier with Colonel John C. Fremont. Clippings.
Box 18, Folder 3

Olympic Games--Los Angeles. circa 1932.

Scope and Content Note

Ticket stubs, photocopies of promotional materials.
Box 18, Folder 4

Our Authors Study Club. 1964-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Program, clippings.
Box 18, Folder 5

Pleasant, Mary Ellen. 1969-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes of Marjorie Green, biographer of Mary Ellen Pleasant.
Box 18, Folder 6

Pleasant, Mary Ellen. 1862-1867, 1904, 1930-1947, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied correspondence, court records, clippings, relating to Mary Ellen Pleasant.
Box 18, Folder 7

Pleasant, Mary Ellen. 1895-1899, 1933-1946, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied articles and Miriam Matthews research notes, clippings. Two photographs of unidentified women.
Box 18, Folder 8

Politics--Los Angeles. 1959-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, newsletters.
Box 18, Folder 9

Politics--Westside Republican Women's Club, Federated. 1958-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of clippings, programs, commendations.
Box 18, Folder 10

Programs--miscellaneous. 1917-1934, 1949, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of news clippings and programs of plays, church events, funerals in Los Angeles. From the collection of Mrs. Jessie Terry's brother.
Box 19, Folder 1

Reference and bibliography--University of Southern California. 1944.

Scope and Content Note

Guide for School of Library Service.
Box 19, Folder 2

Russell, Clayton. 1942, 1981, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of World War II speech, funeral program, newspaper clipping.
Box 19, Folder 3

San Diego Pioneers. 1937, 1958-1969, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied clippings, book pages, about Nathan Harrison, Allen Light, and the pioneer life.
Box 19, Folder 4

San Francisco. 1974.

Scope and Content Note

"A Walking Tour of the Black Presence in San Francisco during the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Parker and James Abajian.
Box 19, Folder 5

Scott, David Gillis. 1926.

Scope and Content Note

Obituary.
Box 19, Folder 6

Scott, Margaret. 1943, 1962-1969.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, biography, Sojourner Truth Industrial Club program, obituaries. Two photographs of Miriam Matthews at Margaret Scott's 103rd birthday party.
Box 19, Folder 7

Silhouette Pictorial--magazine. 1939 February, March, October, 1940 September.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of issues.
Box 19, Folder 8

Spikes, Benjamin and John. 1942-1951.

Scope and Content Note

Benjamin "Reb" Spikes, composer, author, music publisher. John Spikes, composer, author, conductor, teacher. Photocopied programs and articles.
Box 19, Folder 9

Still, William Grant-musical scores. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies.
Box 19, Folder 10

Still, William Grant-"Lenox Avenue". after 1936.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by William Grant Still and Verna Arvey to Ivan and Dorothy [Johnson].
Box 19, Folder 11

Still, William Grant-Phylon article. 1951.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and correspondence of Miriam Matthews.
Box 19, Folder 12

Still, William Grant. 1938-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence from Judy Still Headlee, program.
Box 19, Folder 13

Tackett, Marnesba. 1981 July 22.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping.
Box 19, Folder 14

Towns, Royal E. & family. 1970, 1977.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 19, Folder 15

Trends in race relations on the West Coast--a symposium. 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of articles from Common Ground, volume IX, number 3.
Box 19, Folder 16

Wilfandel Club officers. 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph from brochure.
Box 19, Folder 17

William Grant Still Community Arts Center. 1977-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, dedication program.
Box 19, Folder 18

Williams, Paul R. 1930-1977, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, biographies, lists of buildings Williams designed.
Box 19, Folder 19

Williams, Paul R. 1976, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Historic-Cultural Monument designation of residence, Musilog project.
Box 20, Folder 1

Alexander, Titus. 1896-1936.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, medical school entry tickets.
Box 20, Folder 2

Alexander, Titus. circa 1914-1924.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook
Box 20, Folder 3

Blodgett, Louis and Ella. 1940-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 20, Folder 4

Bunche, Ralph J. 1963-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
Box 20, Folder 5

Community Health Week. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Poster.
Box 20, Folder 6

Fowler, John. 1937.

Scope and Content Note

"Spreading Joy," a compilation of columns from the California Eagle.
Box 20, Folder 7

Johnson, Ivan J., III. circa 1934.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook.
Box 21, Folder 1

Johnson, Ivan J., III. 1940.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook of clippings and photographs relating to California assemblyman campaign.
Box 21, Folder 2

League of Allied Arts. 1974, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, program honoring the 5th Dimension.
Box 21, Folder 3

Leidesdorff, William. 1847-1848.

Scope and Content Note

Microprint and copy of San Francisco Town Journal during tenure as treasurer.
Box 21, Folder 4

Los Angeles Black pioneers. circa 1910s-1920s.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, photographs of unidentified women
Box 21, Folder 5

Moore, Clement C. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping about "The Night Before Christmas."
Box 21, Folder 6

Negro History Bulletin. 1938 May - 1940 May.

Box 21, Folder 7

Pleasant, Mary Ellen. 1899 July 9.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping.
Box 21, Folder 8

Still, William Grant. 1964 February.

Scope and Content Note

Ebony article.
Box 21, Folder 9

Westbrook, Yvonne. 1971 October 24.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping about election bid for San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Box 21, Folder 10

Williams, Paul R. 1940- circa 1963.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings.
 

Personal Papers. 1927-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence and memorabilia
Box 5, Folder 8

Correspondence and personal papers. 1927-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence. Photocopy of 1927 study list with grades, University of California Alumnae News Notes, and photograph of Matthews at Los Angeles Public Library. Photograph in newspaper clipping. Letterhead. Address book, notes.