Scope and Content
Title: Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda
Collection Number: 2436
Crotty, Homer D. and Crotty, Ida Hull Lloyd
Approximately 22,236 items
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library
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Abstract: This collection consists primarily of the personal and professional papers of lawyer, philanthropist, and book collector Homer
D. Crotty and his wife, Ida Hull Lloyd Crotty.
Language of Material: The records are in English.
The collection is open for qualified researchers except for items noted otherwise.
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission
from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical
property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances,
the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the curator of this
collection for further information.
[Identification of item], Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
The Homer D. Crotty papers were donated to The Huntington Library by Ida Hull Lloyd Crotty on December 10, 1990. The addenda
were added to the Homer D. Crotty papers in November 2006, May 2008, and May 2011.
Homer D. Crotty (March 15, 1899 – March 29, 1972) was an American lawyer based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised
in Oakland, California, by Daniel and Mary Frances Crotty, Homer was the older of two children. After graduating from Oakland’s
public school system, Homer received his B.A. (1920) and J.D. (1922) from the University of California and LL.M. from Harvard
Law School (1923). Later in life he was awarded honorary degrees from Trinity College, Dublin (LL.D. in 1960) and California
Western University (L.H.D. in 1964). In 1922 he was admitted into the State Bar of California. In August 1923, Homer was hired
as an associate attorney by Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher in Los Angeles. He became a senior partner of the firm in 1931 and handled
a number of important assignments, including the Richfield Oil Corporation Receivership during the Great Depression era. Homer
was also an active member of the State Bar of California, serving as a member and chairman of the Committee of Bar Examiners
from 1942-1947, member of the Board of Governors from 1948-1951, and as President of the State Bar from 1950-1951. Other organizations
he was involved in were the American Bar Association (Chairman of the Section on Legal Education), the American Law Institute,
Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Judicature Society, the Selden Society, the American Society of International
Law, the International Bar Association, the Chancery Club, and the American Bar Foundation. In addition to his legal duties,
Homer was known for his interests in civic affairs and book collecting. He was a charter member of the Friends (1939-1957)
and chairman of the Board of Trustees (1957-1972) of the Huntington Library, director of the California Historical Society,
trustee of the Claremont Colleges (1941-1972), president of Southwest Museum (1945-1971), director of Lloyd Corporation (1953-1971),
and member of the California, Jonathan, Sunset, Grolier, and Zamorano clubs.
Ida Hull Lloyd Crotty (November 7, 1910 – September 3, 2000) was the wife of Homer D. Crotty. Born in Portland, Oregon, Ida
was the youngest of four daughters of Ralph B. Lloyd and Lulu Nettie Hull Lloyd. She attended Marlborough School in Los Angeles
and received her B.Ed. in Art from UCLA in 1933. She and Homer were married in 1934, and they had two daughters (Anne and
Mary) and two sons (Daniel and Peter). Throughout her lifetime Ida Hull was actively engaged in various philanthropic and
civic works. She has made monetary donations to the Caltech Seismological Laboratory for earthquake studies, construction
of the Lloyd House (a Caltech student dormitory), endowment of the Concert Master’s Chair at the Pasadena Symphony Association,
and numerous financial and book donations to the Huntington Library and other cultural and charitable institutions. She has
served as a board member of the Honnold Library at Claremont Colleges, member of the Board of Trustees of the Huntington Library,
founding member of the Los Angeles Music Center, and trustee of the Ralph B. Lloyd Foundation.
Scope and Content
The Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda are one unified collection of papers with two separate organizational schemes. When
paging, please specify Homer D. Crotty papers or addenda.
The Homer D. Crotty papers were organized in accordance to the original order as received by The Huntington Library and without
any series designations. The papers consists primarily of Homer D. Crotty’s business and organization papers, including agreements,
bylaws, clippings, correspondence, financial records, insurance records, invitations, lists, memorandums, minutes, notes,
pamphlets, photos, programs, receipts, reports, speeches, tax records, time sheets, typescripts, and writings. The papers
also include a small amount of education and personal records.
The Homer D. Crotty addenda are organized into three series: 1) Personal papers 2)Organizations 3)Oversize
Personal papers include records related to the personal lives of Homer and Ida Crotty, such as correspondence, book catalogs,
birth certificates, death certificates, diaries, passports, photos, notebooks, speeches, travel ephemeral, and writings. This
series is arranged alphabetically by genre.
Organization records document the creators’ participation in various clubs, charities, legal associations, and nonprofit organizations.
This series is arranged alphabetically by organization name.
Oversize items include architectural drawings, lecture notes, letter books (correspondence), photos, prints, and textbooks.
This series is arranged by item size.
Personal and Corporate Names
Crotty, Homer D.
Crotty, Ida Hull Lloyd
Ackerman, Page, d. 2006
Adams, Thomas Randolph, 1921-2008
American Bar Association.
American Bar Association. Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Center. Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
American Bar Foundation
American Judicature Society
American Law Institute.
American Society for Legal History
American Society of International Law.
Anderson, J. N. D. (James Norman Dalrymple), Sir, 1908-
Andrews, Fletcher R. (Fletcher Reed)
Angell, Homer D.
Aspey, Stacy H.
Assistance League of Southern California
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Atlantic Richfield Co.
Avery, R. Stanton, 1907-
Avery Products Corporation
Ayer, Charles Fanning, 1865-1956.
Baker, North, 1912-1991
Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991
Ballantine, Henry Winthrop, 1880-1951
Barnum, Cyrus P., 1914-
Barr, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1956-
Barrett, Clifton Waller, 1901-
Barwick, Garfield, Sir, 1903-
Baughman, Roland Orvil, 1902-1967
Bechtel, Edwin DeTurck, 1880-1957
Bender, J. Terry (John Terry)
Benson, George C. S. (George Charles Sumner), 1908-1999
Bentley, Gerald Eades, 1901-1994
Bibliographical Society of America
Biggs, Donald C. (Donald Clair), 1927-
Bliss, Carey S.
Blodgett, Peter J. (Peter John), 1954-
Blum, Virgil C.
Bond, W. H. (William Henry), 1915-2005
Borgeson, Earl C.
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980
Bradway, John S. (John Saeger), 1890-1985
Brand, George E.
Brandt, Karl, 1899-1975
Brashear, Ronald, 1954-
Breitel, Charles D.
British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968
Bureau for Intercultural Education (U.S.)
Burgess, Kenneth Farwell, b. 1887
Burke, Louis H., 1905-
Burke, Martin J.
Cahill, Arthur James, 1878-1970
California. Disaster Office
California. Division of Corporations
California. Franchise Tax Board
California. Legislature. Assembly
California. Office of Civil Defense
California. Secretary of State
California. Superior Court (Los Angeles County)
California Alumni Association
California Arboretum Foundation
California Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California Code Commission
California Historical Society
California Institute of Technology.
California State University, Fullerton. University Library. Special Collections Section
California State University, San Bernardino
California Student Bar Association
Case, Lee O. (Lee Owen), 1895-
Casner, A. James (Andrew James), 1907-1990
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Calif.)
Chapel, Charles Edward, 1904-1967
Chappell, R. Harvey (Robert Harvey), 1926-
Cheatham, Elliott Evans, 1888-1972
Christianson, Gale E.
Christol, Carl Quimby, 1913-
Claremont Campus Corporation
Claremont Graduate School
Claremont McKenna College
Clifford, Henry H.
Cockerill, Orville P. (Orville Porter), b. 1875
Coffman, Lynn Dale, 1905-
Cohen, George W.
Cole, Arthur Harrison, 1889-1974
Committee for the Defense of the Constitution
Coons, Arthur Gardiner, 1900-1968
Corwin, Edward Samuel, 1878-1963
Council on Foreign Relations.
Crotty, Anne L.
Crotty, Daniel L.
Crowther, Geoffrey, Sir, 1907-
Cutter, R. Ammi (Richard Ammi), b. 1902
Davidson, Alexander, Jr.
Davies, David William, 1908-
Davies, Godfrey, 1892-1957
Davis, Edna Elizabeth Lloyd
Dawson, Ernest, 1881-1947
Dawson, Glen, 1912-
Dean, Arthur H.
Decker, Charles L. (Charles Lowman), 1906-1983
Dentzel, Carl S.
Dimock, E. J. (Edward Jordan), b. 1890
Dougan, Robert O.
Drinan, Robert F.
DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994.
Dumke, Glenn S.
Duschnes, Philip C.
Earl Warren Legal Institute
Earle, Homer P.
Edgerton, Henry White, 1888-1970
Elliott, Shelden D. (Shelden Douglass), 1906-
Ely, Northcutt, 1903-
Erburu, Robert F.
Evans, Herbert M. (Herbert McLean), 1882-1971
Evans, Orrin B., 1910-
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Fisher, Harold H. (Harold Henry), 1890-
Fisk, Helen G. (Helen Graves), 1895-1986
Ford, Leland M.
Fordham, Jefferson Barnes
Forkosch, Morris D.
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Fuller, Lon L. (Lon Luvois), 1902-1978
Gambrell, E. Smythe (Enoch Smythe), 1896-1986
Gellhorn, Walter, 1906-1995
George Harding's Bookshop
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher
Goodrich, Herbert F. (Herbert Funk), 1889-1962
Goodspeed's Book Shop (Boston, Mass.)
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
Griswold, Erwin N. (Erwin Nathaniel), 1904-1994
Hackworth, Green Haywood, 1883-1973
Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964.
Hale, William G. (William Green), b. 1881
Hall, Livingston, 1903-
Harmon, Reginald Carl, 1900-1992
Harmsen, Tyrus G.
Harno, Albert James, 1889-1966
Harnwell, G. P. (Gaylord Probasco), 1903-1982
Harper, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Averell), 1901-
Hart, James D. (James David), 1911-1990
Harvard Law Review Association
Harvard Law School.
Harvey Mudd College
Hastings, Robert P. (Robert Pusey), 1910-1996
Havighurst, Harold Canfield, 1897-
Hazard, Geoffrey C.
Heiskell, Charles L.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Hereford, Rockwell, 1902-
Herring, Hubert Clinton, 1889-1967
Hervey, John G. (John Gaines), 1900-1975
Heuston, R. F. V.
Hickman, George W. (George Washington), 1904-1993
Hillings, Patrick J., 1923-
Hogan, John C. (John Charles)
Holbrook, James G., 1900-1972
Holt, J. (Joseph)
Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Hopkins, Bert Earl, 1902-1989
Horack, Frank E. (Frank Edward), 1907-
Horn, Andrew H. (Andrew Harlis), 1914-1983
Horton, Barbara Curtis, 1917-
Howell, Warren R.
Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953
Hubble, Grace Burke, d. 1980
Hudson, Manley O. (Manley Ottmer), 1886-1960
Hull, Suzanne W., 1921-
Humboldt State University
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
Hyde, Laurance M. (Laurance Mastick), 1892-1978
Inter-American Bar Association.
International Association of Law Libraries
International Bar Association
J. Walter Thompson Company
Jacobstein, J. Myron
Jameson, William James, 1898-
Jenner, Albert E.
Jessup, Philip C. (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986
John Grant Booksellers
John Howell Books (San Francisco, Calif.)
Johnston, Joseph F.
Joiner, Charles W. (Charles Wycliffe), 1916-
Joint Committee on Continuing Legal Education (U.S.)
Jones, Edgar A. (Edgar Allan), 1921-
Jordan, Frank M. (Frank Morrill), 1888-1970
Jorgensen, Albert N. (Albert Nels), 1899-1978
Junior League of Pasadena
Jutzi, Alan H., 1945-
Kaiser, Edgar F. (Edgar Fosburgh), 1908-1981
Keeney, Barnaby C. (Barnaby Conrad), 1914-1980
Kelly, Patrick D., 1924-
Kingsley, Robert, 1903-
Kuchel, Thomas H.
Kurutz, Gary F.
Lane, Clayton, 1895-
Largent, David L.
Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989
Latty, Elvin R. (Elvin Remus), 1903-
Laws, Bolitha J.
Lea, Clarence Frederick, 1874-1964
Leaphart, C. W. (Charles W.), 1883-1978
Leary, John C.
Leflar, Robert A. (Robert Allen), 1901-1997
Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, 1903-
Levi, Edward H. (Edward Hirsch), 1911-2000
Lindstrom, Ralph G. (Ralph Godfrey), 1891-
Little, Herbert S. (Herbert Satterthwaite), 1902-1972
Lloyd, Ralph B.
Lockhart, William B.
Loeb, John Langeloth, 1930-
Logan, James K.
Los Angeles Bar Association
Los Angeles County Law Library (Calif.)
Los Angeles County Museum
Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Lovett, Hobart M.
Lyman, Richard W.
Lyons, F. S. L. (Francis Stewart Leland), 1923-
MacChesney, Brunson, 1909-
MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill.
Maggs, Douglas Blount, 1899-1962
Malone, Ross L. (Ross Lynn), 1910-1974
Marlborough School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mason, Edward S. (Edward Sagendorph), 1899-1992
Mathews, Robert E. (Robert Elden), b. 1894
Maw, Carlyle E.
McClean, Harry J.
McCoy, Philbrick, b. 1897
McIntyre, Donald M.
McKay, George L. (George Leslie), 1895-1976
McKnight, Joseph Webb
McManus, Martin J.
Mechem, Philip, 1892-1969
Merker, K. K., 1932-
Miller, Robert N.
Miller, Vernon X.
Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978
Mitchell, Thomas N., 1939-
Moffett, William A.
Moore, T. C. Kingsmill
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982
Morgan, Junius Spencer
Mosk, Stanley, 1912-2001
Mount Wilson Observatory
Mulder, John E., 1904-1966
Muse, William T. (William Taylor), 1906-
Music Center of Los Angeles County
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971
Newman, Frank C.
Nygren, Edward J.
O'Gara, Gerald J., 1902-1989
O'Melveny and Myers
O’Meara, Joseph, 1898-
P. and D. Colnaghi and Co.
Page, James Rathwell, 1884-1962
Pasadena Museum Association
Pasadena Museum of Art
Pasadena Symphony Orchestra
Patterson, Giles J. (Giles Jared), b. 1885
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker
Peck, H. Austin (Henry Austin)
Pepper, George Wharton, 1867-1961
Phleger, Herman, 1890-1984
Pierpont Morgan Library
Platt, Joseph B., 1915-
Pollard, William G. (William Grosvenor), 1911-1989.
Pomerene, Atlee, 1863-1937
Pomeroy, Elizabeth W.
Pomfret, John E. (John Edwin), 1898-1981
Portland Art Museum (Or.)
Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964
Proehl, Paul O.
Prosser, William L. (William Lloyd), 1898-1972
Rarick, Joseph F.
Re, Edward Domenic, 1920-
Rhodes, Kenneth O., 1912-2005
Rhyne, Charles S., 1912-2003
Ribble, F. D. G. (Frederick Deane Goodwin), 1898-1970
Rice, David E.
Rix, Carl B. (Carl Barnett), 1878-1963
Roalfe, William R.
Rochester, George W.
Rogers, William P. (William Pierce), 1913-2001
Rose, Nelson Peabody, 1909-1985
Rothwell, Charles Easton, 1902-
Sacks, Howard R.
San Marino (Calif.). Mayor
San Marino Citizens Recreation Committee
San Pasqual Press
Schad, Robert O. (Robert Oliver), 1900-
Schnader, William A. (William Abraham), 1886-1968
Schwebel, Stephen M. (Stephen Myron), 1929-
Schweppe, Alfred John, 1895-1988
Segal, Bernard G. (Bernard Gerard), 1907-1997
Seitz, Reynolds C. (Reynolds Charles), 1909-
Seven Gables Bookshop
Seward, George C., 1910-
Shaffer, Ellen, 1904-
Shafroth, Will, b. 1894
Skotheim, Robert Allen
Smith, G. Herbert (George Herbert), 1904-
Smith, Reginald Heber, 1889-1966
Smith, Sylvester C. (Sylvester Comstock), b. 1894.
Smith, Thomas Vernor, 1890-1964.
Smith, William French, 1917-
Smith, Wm. Bradford (William Bradford)
Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Research in Economic History
Southern California Council of Inter-American Affairs
Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Spalding, Keith, 1913-
Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975
Stason, E. Blythe (Edwin Blythe), 1891-1972
State Bar of California
State Bar of California. Board of Governors
State Bar of California. Committee of Bar Examiners
Sterling, J. E. Wallace (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985
Stern, William B. (William Bernhard), 1910-1972
Stevenson, John R.
Storey, Robert G. (Robert Gerald), 1893-1981
Strong, Frank R.
Stumpf, Felix F.
Sunset Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Surrency, Erwin C.
Sutherland, William A. (William Anderson), b. 1896
Texas Gulf Sulphur Company, inc.
Thacher School (Ojai, Calif.)
Thorpe, James Ernest, 1915-
Times Mirror Company
Tinkham, Richard P.
Tinnelly, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas)
Tondel, Lyman M.
Town Club (Pasadena, Calif.)
Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
Tunks, Lehan Kent, 1915-1987
Turlington, Edgar, 1891-1959
Tweed, Harrison, 1885-1969
United States. Dept. of Justice.
United States. Selective Service System
University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Berkeley. School of Jurisprudence
University of California, Los Angeles. Alumni Association
Vanderbilt, Arthur T., 1888-1957
Ventura Land and Water Company
Vick, Godfrey Russell
Von Hagen, Lulu May Lloyd
Von Hagen, Richard R.
Wagner, Carolyn Ditte, 1950-
Wark, Robert R.
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974
Waters, Laughlin E.
Webb, Thompson, 1887-1975
Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-2000
Weinberger, Caspar W.
Welfare Federation of Los Angeles Area
Wheat, Frank, 1921-
Willis, Arthur B.
Winters, Glenn R.
Wolkin, Paul A.
Wolman, Leo, 1890-1961.
Woodward, D. H. (Daniel Holt), 1931-2007
Wright, Louis B. (Louis Booker), 1899-1984
Wright, Wyllis E. (Wyllis Eaton), 1903-1979
Yager, Thomas C., 1918-
Zeitlin, Jake, 1902-1987
Zoeckler, Linda Kay Davies
Admission to the bar--California.
Admission to the bar--United States.
Book collecting--United States
Book collectors--United States
Booksellers and bookselling--United States--Correspondence.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--Water rights.
Consolidation and merger of corporations--Law and legislation--United States.
Foreign trade regulation--United States.
Inheritance and transfer tax--Law and legislation--United States.
Interstate commerce--Law and legislation--United States.
Law--Study and teaching--California.
Lawyers--Specialties and specialists--United States.
Library trustees--United States.
Oil fields--California--Ventura County.
Oil wells--California--Ventura County.
Petroleum industry and trade--California
Securities industry--Law and legislation--California.
Shopping malls--Design and construction.
United States. Constitution--Study and teaching.
War and emergency legislation--California.
Los Angeles (Calif.)
San Marino (Calif.)
Letters (correspondence)--United States
Personal papers--United States--20th century.
Professional papers--United States--20th century.