Finding Aid for the Huntington Hartford Foundation Records, 1948-1965

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Huntington Hartford Foundation Records,
Date (inclusive): 1948-1965
Collection number: 1187
Creator: Huntington Hartford Foundation
Extent: 75 boxes (37.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Abstract: Huntington Hartford established the Huntington Hartford Foundation (1948-1965) to foster community creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial supplies at the Foundation's location in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, California. In 1954, the Huntington Hartford Foundation Awards were created to honor annually persons with distinguished achievements in these fields. The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, financial records, brochures and publicity materials, photographs and clippings of the Huntington Hartford Foundation. Includes correspondence, applications, and reports in Foundation fellowship files.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Fellowship and applicant files (boxes 25-68) are closed to access until 2050.

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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peter H. Bickford, 1976.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Huntington Hartford Foundation Records (Collection 1187). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

History

In December 1948 Huntington Hartford established the Huntington Hartford Foundation; its purpose was to foster community creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial supplies at the Foundation's location in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, California; applicants for fellowships were screened by three admissions committees (literary, music and art), and in 1954 the Huntington Hartford Foundation Awards were created to honor annually persons with distinguished achievements in these fields; the Foundation closed in September 1965.

Expanded Historical Note

The Huntington Harford Foundation was legally established in December 1948 by Huntington Hartford as founder and trustee. Its purpose was to foster creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial expenses for supplies at the Foundation's secluded estate in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades. Fellowhips could be for any period of time up to 6 months and the Foundationoperated on a year-round basis. Applicants were screened by Admissions Committees (of which there were three--literary, music and art) composed of members distinguished in their respective fields.
In 1954, the Huntington Hartford Foundation Awards were created to honor annually a writer, a composer and an artist for a distinguished career of achievement in his particular field.
The Foundation closed in September, 1965.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, financial records, brochures and publicity materials, photographs and clippings of the Huntington Hartford Foundation. Includes correspondence, applications, and reports in Foundation fellowship files.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. General administrative records (Boxes 1-13,72-73,76-77).
  2. Correspondence (Boxes 14-24,74).
  3. Foundation fellowship files (boxes 25-70,75). [Boxes 25-68 are CLOSED TO ACCESS until the year 2050]

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Huntington Hartford Foundation--Archives.
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Items Removed from Collection

The following photographs found in a folder with a note that “John Berry gave these to the foundation as a token of his appreciation”, ahve been added to Collection 99  . The note is in Box 11.
  • Walt Whitman, 1871
  • Nelson M. Whitman (?), 1859

Container List

 

General Administrative Records

Box 1

Legal documents and various papers. 1948-ca. 1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript history of Foundation by John Vincent, 1953.
Box 2

Inventories and appraisals of property. 1950-1956

Scope and Content Note

Also includes petty cash accounts, 1961-1965, and car mileage record book, 1953.
Box 3

Insurance and property tax exemptions. 1952-1964

Box 4

Accounting statements. 1953-1965

Boxes 5-6

Bank statements, returned cheques and cheque stubs. ca. 1950-ca. 1965

Box 7

Reports and newsletters [to “Friends” of the Foundation?]. 1951-1965

Box 8

Brochures and publicity material.

Boxes 9-10

Clippings. ca. 1950-ca. 1965

Box 11

Guestbook; photographs of Foundation; address book.

Box 12

Slides and photogrpahs of artists' work; Foundation seal and letterhead cut.

Box 13

Colored postcards of Foundation.

Physical Description: (duplicates)
Box 76

Photograph album.

Box 77

Clippings book. 1950-1965

Box 77

Photograph book. 1950-1952

Box 76

2 wooden boards on which are written signatures of Fellows (?). 1959-1965

 

Correspondence

Arrangement

Boxed in the several sequences in which it was found.
Boxes 14-17

Director's correspondence, A-Z. ca. 1950-ca. 1965

Note

See also Box 24 below.
Boxes 18-22

General Correspondence, A-Z. ca. 1950-1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence re awards, employment applicants and sale of Foundation; and payroll and other records re personnel.
Boxes 23-24

Advisory and Admissions Committees. ca. 1950-1965

Scope and Content Note

Box 23 includes Advisory Committee Journal, 1950-1951 and Box 24 includes Director's correspndence with Huntington Hartford, 1960-1963.
box [Boxes 25-70]

Foundation Fellowship Files

box [Boxes 25-51]

Fellowship Files, ca. 1950-1965

Scope and Content Note

In addition to correspondence and application forms, includes medical reports, confidential reports and references re applicants' work and personal conduct, and very occasionally reports on unsatisfactory personal behavior by fellows during their residence at the Foundation.

Note

This material is CLOSED TO ACCESS until the year 2050.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name:
Box 25

A-Barr.

Box 26

Bart-Bi.

Box 27

Bl-Bz.

Box 28

Ca-Col.

Box 29

Cor-De.

Box 30

Di-Eg.

Box 31

Eh-For.

Box 32

Fos-Go.

Box 33

Gr-Ham.

Box 34

Har-Hol.

Box 35

Hor-J.

Box 36

Ka-Kl.

Box 37

Kn-Lau.

Box 38

Law-Li.

Box 39

Lo-Ma.

Box 40

McA-Mor.

Box 41

Mot-O.

Box 42

Pa-Po.

Box 43

Pr-Re.

Box 44

Ri-Rz.

Box 45

Sa-Sm.

Box 46

So-Sz.

Box 47

Ta-Tr.

Box 48

Tu-Wal.

Box 49

Wan-Wid.

Box 50

Wil-Wz.

Box 51

Y-Z.

box [Boxes 52-67]

Rejected applicants for Fellowships Files 1950-1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes small number of files re granted Fellowships that were not taken up. Content of files in addition to correspondence and application forms, includes confidentail reports and references re applicants' work and personal conduct.

Note

This material is CLOSED TO ACCESS until the year 2050.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name:
Box 52

A-Bar.

Box 53

Bat-Bz.

Box 54

Ca-Coh.

Box 55

Cok-De.

Box 56

Di-E.

Box 57

F-Gi.

Box 58

Gl-Ha.

Box 59

He-Ka.

Box 60

Ke-Leo.

Box 61

Lev-Mil.

Box 62

Min-Pal.

Box 63

Par-Ros.

Box 64

Rot-Sh.

Box 65

Si-Ta.

Box 66

Ta-Wal.

Box 67

War-Z.

Box 68

Dormant, withcrawn or returned application files. 1950-1965

Note

This material is CLOSED TO ACCESS until the year 2050.
Box 68

Unprocessed applications file. 1965

Note

This material is CLOSED TO ACCESS until the year 2050.
Box 68

Miscellaneous statistics and form letters re applications.

Note

This material is CLOSED TO ACCESS until the year 2050.
Boxes 69-70

Records of Fellows accomplishments. 1965

Scope and Content Note

[Contains biographical information in format of returns to a questionnaire.]

Note

[Collected for a history of the Foundation?]
Box 70

Miscellaneous records relating to Fellows including arrival and departure journals. 1950-1965