John D. Weaver (b. 1912) worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration (1933-35). He
was also a reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor for the
Kansas City star (1935-40) and contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines, and wrote novels and non-fiction. The collection
consists mostly of ephemera, clippings, and memorabilia relating to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, but also of the city's
1932 games, on efforts to stage an Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1980, on the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and
on the Winter games in Sarajevo.
Weaver was born February 4, 1912 in Washington, D.C.; attended Georgetown University, 1928-29; AB, College of William and
Mary, 1932; AM, George Washington University, 1933; worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration,
1933-35; was also reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor, Kansas City star, 1935-40; contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines; also wrote novels and non-fiction; published
works include: Wind before rain (1942), Another such victory (1948), Warren: the man, the Court, the era (1967), The Brownsville raid: the story of America's “black Dreyfus affair” (1970), and Los Angeles: the enormous village (1980).
16 boxes (8 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes
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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.
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