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Finding Aid for the James Hugh Richardson Papers, 1917-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Hugh Richardson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1962
    Collection number: 1137
    Creator: Richardson, James Hugh, 1894-
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: James Hugh Richardson (1912-1963) worked for the Winnipeg telegram (1912), and the Los Angeles evening herald (1913). He covered many of the celebrated crime and court cases of the 1920s, including the Frieda Lesser homicide and the William Desmond Taylor murder mystery. He became the city editor for the Los Angeles evening herald (1924-36), was the managing editor for the Post-record (1935-36), and city editor for the Los Angeles examiner (1937-57). The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, articles, and memorabilia related to Richardson's life and career.
    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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of James H. Richardson, 1954.
    • Gift of Margaret Stimson Richardson, 1973.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Hugh Richardson Papers (Collection 1137). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Richardson was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on November 23, 1894; his family moved to Winnipeg, and in 1912 he became a Winnipeg telegram reporter; he became a Los Angeles evening herald reporter in 1913; he covered many of the celebrated crime and court cases of the 1920s, including the Frieda Lesser homicide and the William Desmond Taylor murder mystery; city editor, Los Angeles evening herald, 1924-36; managing editor, Post-record, 1935-36; city editor, Los Angeles examiner, 1937-57; died in Boulder City, Nevada, on September 30, 1963.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, articles, and memorabilia related to the life and career of newspaperman James Hugh Richardson. Includes a corrected typescript and a printed copy of his book, For the life of me: memoirs of a city editor (1954). Correspondents include: Upton Sinclair, Richard Nixon, James Cagney, Hedda Hopper, and William Randolph Hearst, Jr.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence and manuscripts (Box 1).
    2. Manuscripts and writings (Box 2).
    3. Articles and memorabilia (Box 3).
    4. Memorabilia (Box 4).
    5. Scrapbooks, poster, phonograph records, and oversize photographs of Richardson (Boxes 5-8).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Richardson, James Hugh, 1894- --Archives.
    Newspaper editors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Richardson, James Hugh, 1894- -- For the life of me.