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Finding Aid for the John C. Austin papers, ca. 1890-1963
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Series 1: Correspondence. 1904-1963.

Physical Description: (.25 linear feet).

Arrangement

Correpondence is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence (folder 1 of 7). 1930 July 25-1932 December 30.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence (folder 2 of 7). 1933 January 23-1935 August 19.

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence (folder 3 of 7). 1936 February 14-1940 october 7.

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence (folder 4 of 7). 1941 January 28-1945 November 18.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence (folder 5 of 7). 1946 March 2-1953 February 27.

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence (folder 6 of 7). 1957 September 30-1963 January 9.

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence (folder 7 of 7). n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Republican Good Government Club. 1904 November 21.

Scope and Content Note

Letter to John C. Austin.
 

Series 2: Photographs. ca. 1890-1963.

Physical Description: 1 linear foot.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 1, Folder 9

Alameda School. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white reproduction of architectural sketch of the Alameda School near Downey, California.
Box 1, Folder 10

Alexander Hamilton High. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of architectural sketch.
Box 1, Folder 11

Antelope Valley Union High School--Lancaster, CA. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Architectural sketch of the school.
Box 1, Folder 12

Austin, Field & Fry. ca. 1953 October-1954 July.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white group photograph of firm partners Charles Fry and John C. Austin standing beside a Barnes Co. Contractors manager. Black and white photograph of John C. Austin, Charles Fry and Frank L. Hope of San Diego at the California Council of Architects Convention and Regional Conference for the Sierra Nevada District of the American Institute of Architects held at Hotel Coronado (ca. October 15-17, 1953). Black and white photograph of the Austin, Field & Fry office building.
Box 1, Folder 13

Ballroom. ca. 1915.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of a formal ballroom event.
Box 1, Folder 14

Beverly Hills High School. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white phograph of an architectural sketch of the school, and a second of an exterior view of the bell tower.
Box 1, Folder 15

California State Building. ca. 1931 August 15-1932 January 15.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of: designing architect John C. Austin with Governor Clement C. Young at the groundbreaking ceremony, a model of the building, the front of the building, and the building under construction.
Box 1, Folder 16

Carl E. Jacobson Building. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white architectural sketch.
Box 1, Folder 17

Chamber of Commerce. 1930 February 24-1955 June 6.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of various Chamber of Commerce events: a car decorated for a parade, possibly La Fiesta; groundbreaking ceremony dated June 6, 1955; award ceremony for architect Earl Theodore Heitschmidt; group photograph of the manufacturing Committee on tour at Goldwyn Studios in Culver City; annual banquet at the Ambassador Hotel with Mayor John C. Porter, Willis H. Booth, former president Calvin Coolidge, John C. Austin, Paul Shoup, and Lt. Governor H. L. Carnahan in attendance (ca. February 24, 1930); luncheon honoring Joe Scott's 75th birthday and past presidents accompanied by a cover letter (ca. July 31, 1942); luncheon honoring the installation of a new president (ca. 1944); Austin with Ted Meeker, student of Franklin High School (ca. May 1930); Chamber of Commerce building; annual banquet showing Austin with Dr. Albert Einstein, Robert Gordon Sproul, William Butterworth, Dr. Robert A. Millikan, Arthur S. Bent, J. A. H. Kerr, and Silas H. Strawn (ca. February 23, 1931); photograph is accompanied by a cover letter and photo description sheet.
Box 1, Folder 18

Charles Fry and wife. ca. 1955; ca. 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the Frys; one with Mayor and Mrs. Yorty.
Box 1, Folder 19

Citrus Union High School. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of campus buildings.
Box 1, Folder 20

City Hall. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of architectural sketches of City Hall and of the dedication ceremony with George Eastman and John C. Austin, President and Vice-President respectively of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
Box 1, Folder 21

Compton Junior College. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of architectural sketch of girl's gymnasium.
Box 1, Folder 22

Del Mar. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of architectural sketches of the Rector's Residence and School, and a second of the church.
Box 1, Folder 23

Fillmore Union High. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of front view of building.
Box 1, Folder 24

Frank Wiggens Trade School. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of an architectural sketch of the proposed building.
Box 1, Folder 25

Franklin Junior High--Long Beach. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of the front exterior of the building.
Box 1, Folder 26

Glendale Union High. ca. 1935.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white aerial photograph of the campus.
Box 1, Folder 27

Goodyear airship. 1929 September 15.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the Goodyear airship and of John C. Austin inside the passenger cabin of the airship.
Box 1, Folder 28

Griffith Observatory (folder 1 of 2). ca. 1934.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the construction and completed observatory building. Includes exterior and interior views and the artistry inside the building, as well as 8.5x11 photographic reproductions of architectural plans.
Box 1, Folder 29

Griffith Observatory (folder 2 of 2). ca. 1934.

Box 1, Folder 30

Groundbreaking ceremonies. ca. 1955.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of an unidentified groundbreaking ceremony.
Box 1, Folder 31

Group portrait [at church?]. ca. 1951.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs. Back of one photo identifies members as: S. Carroll Stribling, Edgar Worth, Charles B. Voorhis, John C. Austin, Morris B. Miller, Arthur H. Deibert, Charles S. Wright, C.M. Nelson, Mr. Erickson, Dr. Scott, Mr. Belliss, Raymond M. Petitfils.
Box 1, Folder 32

Group portrait at construction site. ca. 1900.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of seven men at construction site.
Box 1, Folder 33

Group portrait in hillside tram car. ca. 1890.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of passengers in tram stationed at bottom of hill.
Box 1, Folder 34

Group portrait in large auditorium. ca. 1935.

Physical Description: Black and white photograph of unidentified group of men and women at large gathering.
Box 2, Folder 1

Henry W. Longfellow Primary Department. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of exterior views of the building.
Box 2, Folder 2

Japanese Goodwill delegation. ca. 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs from goodwill tour to Japan to assist following the Tokyo earthquake.
Box 2, Folder 3

Jefferson School--Santa Barbara. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of an architectural sketch of the school.
Box 2, Folder 4

John Alden building. 1930 October 21.

Scope and Content Note

Sepia reproduction of an architectural sketch of the John Alden building on Serrano Avenue at San Marino in Los Angeles.
Box 2, Folder 5

John C. Austin receiving flag from Native Daughters of the Golden West. 1950 April.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph inscribed: "J.C.A. representing the Historical Society (as its Vice-Pres.) receiving the flag from the Native Daughters of the Golden West."
Box 2, Folder 6

John C. Austin with Mr. Taylor. 1958 August.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph inscribed: "Monument outside the museum in Auckland. Jack & Mr. Taylor."
Box 2, Folder 7

John C. Austin with two unidentified men. 1952 October 8.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph inscribed: "Calif Council of Architects Convention Yosemite."
Box 2, Folder 8

Jonathan Club (folder 1 of 8). 1951.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of Mr. Austin standing at microphone.
Box 2, Folder 9

Jonathan Club (folder 2 of 8). ca. 1944.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of a Jonathan Club event.
Box 2, Folder 10

Jonathan Club (folder 3 of 8). ca. 1952.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of a Jonathan Club event.
Box 2, Folder 11

Jonathan Club (folder 4 of 8). ca. 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of a Jonathan Club event commemorating member Tom Camfield's 91st birthday.
Box 2, Folder 12

Jonathan Club (folder 5 of 8). ca. 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of a Jonathan Club event commemorating member Tom Camfield's 94th or 95th birthday (cake in photograph states 94 but photograph description says 95th birthday).
Box 2, Folder 13

Jonathan Club (folder 6 of 8). 1960 May.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of Jonathan Club events including a membership meeting and a 90th birthday celebration for John C. Austin.
Box 2, Folder 14

Jonathan Club (folder 7 of 8). 1961 May 15.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of a Jonathan Club event showing John C. Austin with son-in-law Charles E. Fry.
Box 2, Folder 15

Jonathan Club (folder 8 of 8). 1963 February.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of a Jonathan Club event commemorating Austin's 93rd birthday and an award to Austin for his service to the city presented by Los Angeles Mayor Samuel William Yorty.
Box 13, Folder 1

Jonathan Club and architecture-related photographs. ca. 1923.

Scope and Content Note

Black bound book entitled First Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, which contains a multitude of sepia photographs of the building's architecture.
Box 13, Folder 2

Jonathan Club and architecture-related photographs. 1924.

Scope and Content Note

Limited edition book entitled Builders and Developers of the Pacific Southwest in Cartoon (1924) compiled by cartoonist A. H. Dutton.
Box 13, Folder 3

Jonathan Club and architecture-related photographs. 1928 November 1.

Scope and Content Note

Large black bound booklet entitled Report on Building Restoration, St. Francis Dam Disaster. Booklet contains a report submitted by the architectural committee headed by John C. Austin and others with numerous black and white glossy photographs of St. Francis dam before and after the dam's failure and restoration efforts.
Box 13, Folder 4

Jonathan Club and architecture-related photographs. 1948 April 15; 1949 November 1; n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of Jonathan Club "Old Timers'" annual luncheon.
Box 13, Folder 5

Jonathan Club and architecture-related photographs. 1951-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of Jonthan Club "Old Timers" annual luncheon.
Box 13, Folder 6

Jonathan Club and architecture-related photographs. 1959 January 13; 1960 January 12.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of Jonathan Club "Old Timers" annual luncheon.
Box 13, Folder 7

Jonathan Club and architecture-related photographs. ca. 1962.

Scope and Content Note

Framed photograph of Jonathan Club Christmas luncheon for club's past presidents.
Box 13, Folder 8

Jonathan Club and architecture-related photographs. 1961; 1963.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of Jonathan Club "Old Timers" annual luncheon.
Box 2, Folder 16

Long Beach--American Avenue school. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Architectural sketch of a proposed school for American Avenue in Long Beach.
Box 2, Folder 17

Los Angeles County 1947 Grand Jury. 1947; 1948 January 27; 1948 February 17.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the Los Angeles grand jury including Judge Thomas L. Ambrose, Chief of Police C. B. Horrall, Sheriff Eugene W. Biscailuz, county supervisors, district attorneys, and other members.
Box 2, Folder 18

Los Angeles County Law Building. 1927 May 27.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the proposed law building's architectural sketch and interior plans; includes a typed breakdown of the costs of the proposed construction.
Box 2, Folder 19

Los Angeles County Law Library. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the exterior of the library.
Box 2, Folder 20

Los Angeles High School. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of an architectural sketch of the school, and a second photograph of an exterior view of the central tower.
Box 2, Folder 21

Los Angeles Union Station. 1939 April 1.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the passenger terminal and the clock tower. Photographs by Luckhaus Studio.
Box 2, Folder 22

Man standing in front of TWA mail airplane. ca. 1931.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph.
Box 2, Folder 23

McKinley School--Pasadena. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of exterior views of the school.
Box 2, Folder 24

Medical & Surgical Institute of Southern California. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of an architectural sketch of the building.
Box 2, Folder 25

Mexico goodwill tour. 1930 November 13.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white and sepia photographs of a goodwill trip made by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and other city business people to Mexico. One photograph is of John C. Austin and his wife sitting next to President Ortiz Rubio at the palace in Mexico City. Folder also includes a photograph of a Guadalajara cathedral.
Box 2, Folder 26

Miscellaneous buildings. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of various unidentified buildings.
Box 2, Folder 27

Miscellaneous--group photographs. ca. 1951.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous unidentified photographs.
Box 2, Folder 28

Monrovia--Arcadia-Durate High School. 1928 June 22-1936 January 17.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the school's construction site.
Box 2, Folder 29

Moroccan Order. ca. 1932.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a ceremony commemorating Austin's receipt of the Cross of Ouissam Alaouite in the degree of Commander as granted by the Sultan of Morocco and presented by the French Consul.
Box 14, Folder 1

Oversized photographs. 1925 October-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photographs of the following: architectural sketch of the City-County-State and Federal Administrative Center (1940); architectural sketches of Civic Center and the Administration Center (1925); a cathedral; interior of St. Paul's; multiple views of downtown Los Angeles (some from perspective of Old Chinatown); Los Angeles County Courthouse plaque and decorative statues; First Methodist Episcopal Church (6th and Hill Streets).
Box 14, Folder 2

Panoramic photographs. 1924 March 28-1949 March 17.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized black and white photographs of the following: Arcadia-Monrovia-Duarte High School (n.d.); Glendale Union High School (n.d.); an unidentified group; and the Los Angeles County Grand Jury (n.d.). Panoramic black and white photographs of the following: luncheon for the centenial anniversary of discovery of gold in California sponsored by the Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West (1948); Annual Gridiron banquets (1939 and 1949); Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce annual banquets (ca. 1929 - 1930); Testimonial dinner to Paul Shoup, President of Southern Pacific Company (1929); California Delegation to the National Republican Convention (1932); Luncheon honoring Harold Gatty and Wiley Post by L.A. Evening Express (1931); Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in Teotihuacan, Mexico (ca. 1930); American Institute of Architects Convention (1926); and the laying of the cornerstone for the new L.A. Chamber of Commerce building (1924); Folder also contains architectural plans for the Civic Center of Los Angeles (n.d.).
Box 2, Folder 30

Personal photographs. ca. 1947-1958 August.

Scope and Content Note

Various photographs of Austin and Usher family members and friends including: wedding photographs of Charles Madison Fry (grandson of John C. Austin and son of Charles and Marjorie Fry) to Nedra Nelle Jayne (ca. August 10, 1956, see Los Angeles Times marriage announcement, page C-4), a Christmas photograph from Elise and Clark Hunt and family, various photographs of family members in military uniform and of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Austin on their travels.
Box 11, Folder 1

Photo album. 1926 February 15-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Large green photo album containing thirty-nine photographs and one sheet of printed material chronicling events and activities throughout Austin's life. Photographs pertain to architectural projects, Jonathan Club events, and Chamber of Commerce activities. Folder contains oversized birthday greetings card and a souvenir program for the Republican National Convention held in Chicago (June 14, 1932).
Box 2, Folder 31

Portraits. ca. 1904-1956 October.

Scope and Content Note

Various portrait photographs including John C. Austin, C. H. Sarge, Floyd Aldrich (possibly the Aldrich who was the business manager for the Plumbers Union Local 78 AFL), Ida R. Koverman (State Secretary of the Republican Women's Federation of California, Southern Division), and Kathleen Fry (ca. October 1956).
Box 2, Folder 32

Salinas train depot--large group portrait. ca. 1922.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs. Includes joke photo of participants being held up by "armed robbers."
Box 2, Folder 33

Santa Barbara earthquake--1925. ca. 1925.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the 1925 earthquake's aftermath. Images of: American Legion Building, Arlington Hotel, California Hotel, Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, City Jail, Cottage Hospital, The Daily News building, First National Bank, Hotel Barbara, Hotel Carrillo, Hotel Faulding, Lincoln High, Lobra Theatre, Masonic Temple, Santa Barbara High, Santa Barbara Mission, St. Francis Hospital, St. Vincent's Institution, Sheffield Dam, Unitarian Church, Wilson School, YMCA and other unidentified buildings.
Box 2, Folder 34

Scribes. ca. 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Various photographs of Scribes' events.
Box 2, Folder 35

Sculpture by A. Phimister Proctor. 1928 November.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of sculpture [cowboy on horseback]. Back is inscribed: "To Mr. John C. Austin with best wishes of A. Phimister Proctor, sculptor, Nov. 1928."
Box 2, Folder 36

Shrine Auditorium. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white, and sepia photographs of the exterior and interior architectural detail of the Shrine Auditorium including views of the stage, waiting areas, and theater.
Box 3, Folder 1

St. Vibiana's Church. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of the cathedral showing the front exterior view of the church and an interior view of the altar, ceiling, decorative columns, and other architectural detail.
Box 3, Folder 2

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs of John C. Austin and Rev. Thomas Blackwell standing in front of the church. Photographs of architectural sketches of church project.
Box 3, Folder 3

St. Vincent's Hospital. ca. 1954 July.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of Mrs. Edward L. Doheny and Cardinal Macintyre at the groundbreaking for the St. Vincent's Hospital addition. The Doheny's were generous donors for the project. (The photograph caption indicates that Mrs. (E. L.) Doheny donated $1.5 million dollars for the addition). Black and white photograph of exterior view of the hospital.
Box 3, Folder 4

Unidentified negatives. n.d.

Box 3, Folder 5

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of an architectural sketch of the Humanities Building.
Box 3, Folder 6

Vermont Junior High. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of an architectural sketch of the school's Baker Detwiler building.
Box 3, Folder 7

Washington & Pepper Drive School--Pasadena. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of an architectural sketch of the proposed school building.
Box 3, Folder 8

Weber's Golden Anniversary. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs from an event commemorating the Weber's Golden Anniversary.
Box 3, Folder 9

Will Rogers' Memorial Park. 1941 August 19.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of sculpture at the base of the flag pole.
Box 3, Folder 10

Woodbury College. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photograph of an architectural sketch of the college.
 

Series 3: Printed material and ephemera. 1897-ca. 1963.

Physical Description: 1.75 linear feet.

Arrangement

Printed material and ephemera are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 3, Folder 11

Act creating state planning board--preliminary draft with footnotes. ca. 1934.

Box 3, Folder 12

All Saints Church--Pasadena. 1946 January 20; 1946 January 23.

Scope and Content Note

Church bulletins.
Box 3, Folder 13

American Society of Civil Engineers. ca. 1927 December.

Scope and Content Note

Four copies of the society's "Papers and Discussions" booklet which features a paper about the Al Malaikah Temple (Shrine Auditorium).
Box 10, Folder 1

Awards and certificates. 1906 April 14-1958 October 17.

Box 3, Folder 14

Awards and certificates. 1929-1947 January 14; undated.

Scope and Content Note

In recognition of professional and civic services by John C. Austin.
Box 3, Folder 15

Biography of John C. Austin for American Institute of Architects. ca. 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy.
Box 3, Folder 16

Brochure--Wright and Callendar Building. ca. 1910.

Scope and Content Note

Located at Hill and Fourth Streets. Designed by John C. Austin. Includes floor layouts.
Box 3, Folder 17

California Council of Architects--Sierra Nevada District. 1953 October 15-17.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir program from the annual convention.
Box 3, Folder 18

California Epsilon directory. 1935 September.

Scope and Content Note

With annotations.
Box 3, Folder 19

California Exposition Home Company, Inc. ca. 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Promotional booklet for various home industry vendors that build "Casa de Tempo" style homes. Cover art by Frederick Heckman.
Box 3, Folder 20

California Institute of Technology. 1947 November 3.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir program and invitation for a dinner sponsored by the Research Corporation of New York and the Trustees and Associates of Cal-Tech for the Research Corporation's 1947 Award to President Lee A. DuBridge.
Box 3, Folder 21

California State Building. 1932 July 19.

Scope and Content Note

Dedication ceremony program.
Box 3, Folder 22

City Hall--Los Angeles. 1928 April 26.

Scope and Content Note

Dedication ceremony invitation, program, and other materials.
Box 3, Folder 23

City of Los Angeles. 1931 September 9; [1938] June 30; 1944 September 26.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to city events: invitation to La Fiesta Admission Day Ball (1931); Program for the unveiling of Mayor Frank L. Shaw's oil portrait (1938); Luncheon program in honor of Mayor Fletcher Bowron (1944).
Box 3, Folder 24

Claremont Colleges. 1939 May 5; ca. 1940; ca. 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to the Claremont Colleges.
Box 9, Folder 1

Clippings. 1941 September 15; 1961-1962.

Box 9, Folder 2

Clippings. 1927 April 20; 1930 July 1.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint from The American Architect (1927) and issue of Local No. 18 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' The Transformer (1930).
Box 3, Folder 25

Clippings--Austin's career and participation in civic organizations. 1930 March 12-1963 September 5.

Box 3, Folder 26

Clippings--Jonathan Club. ca. 1937; n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Includes roster of presidents from 1895-1937.
Box 3, Folder 27

Clippings--Southwest Builder and Contractor. 1930 December 26; 1949 March 25.

Box 3, Folder 28

Clippings--various magazine and journal articles. 1930 August-1932 March 9; 1962 February 23; 1963 October; n.d.

Box 3, Folder 29

Compton Junior College. 1936 March 27.

Scope and Content Note

Dedication ceremony program.
Box 3, Folder 30

Congressional bill H.R. 5755 [Report No. 159]. 1933 May 23.

Scope and Content Note

Entitled "Industrial Recovery."
Box 3, Folder 31

Constitution--Town Hall. 1939 March 20.

Scope and Content Note

Non-partisan political organization.
Box 3, Folder 32

Construction Industries Gridiron Banquet--programs. ca. 1938 Mach 16-1960.

Box 3, Folder 33

County of Los Angeles. 1946 August 30-1952 October 23.

Scope and Content Note

First Annual Report of Los Angeles Civic Center Authority (1946); cover letter dated October 23, 1952 from Brigadier General William J. Fox, USMCR (Ret.) and County Engineer and Surveyor sent to John C. Austin with an enclosure of Brig. Gen. Fox's military records (ca. December 1, 1946).
Box 3, Folder 34

Dedication ceremonies. ca. 1923 April 26-1960 October 28.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs, invitation, and materials for the following dedication ceremonies: Reception at the new city hall (ca. 1923); Frank Wiggins Trade School (1926); Ventura Union High building dedication ceremony (1927); San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opening ceremony (1936); dedication of the U.S. Post Office and Court House (1939); Friant Dam (1939); Arroyo Seco Parkway (1940); Bethlehem Steel Company's launching of U.S.S. Pasadena (1943); Youth Authority Center (1954); and Hall of Administration Cornerstone ceremony (1960).
Box 3, Folder 35

Elogio--written by Virginia Schieder. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

In Spanish. Dedicated to John C. Austin.
Box 3, Folder 36

First Methodist Episcopal Church. 1923 July 8.

Scope and Content Note

Booklet entitled First Methodist Episcopal Church in commemoration of the dedication ceremony. John C. Austin was the supervising architect and had also been the architect of the church's former location twenty years prior.
Box 11, Folder 1

Greeting card. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Hand-made birthday greetings with several pages of signatures attached. Also includes 5.5x7 artwork on vellum.
Box 3, Folder 37

Greeting cards. ca. 1934-ca. 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Various Christmas and note cards.
Box 4, Folder 1

Griffith Observatory. ca. 1930 September 25-1935 May.

Scope and Content Note

Observatory and planetarium promotional booklet (May 1935); Program for the dedication and formal opening of the observatory (May 1935); invitation for the corner stone ceremony (July 12, 1934); Dedicatory program for the Greek Theater (September 25, 1930).
Box 4, Folder 2

Griffith Observatory report. ca. 1935.

Physical Description: Discusses general purpose, design, and construction of the observatory.
Box 4, Folder 3

Historical Society of Southern California. 1946 June 15-1954 October 19.

Scope and Content Note

Postcard invitation by President John C. Austin for the society's lecture by Guy E. Marion in support of the theme "People Make History, 1790-1952." Flier for the society's annual pilgrimage of historic sites scheduled for June 15, 1946.
Box 4, Folder 4

Histories of the Austin and Usher family names. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled by the Media Research Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Box 4, Folder 5

Huntington Library. 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Report of the Friends of Huntington Library.
Box 4, Folder 6

Invitation--Order of the Pisces. 1933 May 30.

Scope and Content Note

Humorous invitation to political notables to attend a fishing expedition in California.
Box 4, Folder 7

Invitations to events and receptions. 1920 December 1-1959 September 19.

Scope and Content Note

Invitations to various events and receptions including: a reception for the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie (1954); reception for Japan's Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Tsunenori Kaya (1934); opening dinner for Olvera Street (1930); reception invitation by Mexico's president (1920); dinner featuring an address given by Nikita S. Khrushchev (1959); Charles Lindbergh parade (1927); Graf Zeppelin banquet; dinner honoring Los Angeles Archbishop J. Francis A. McIntyre (1952); and a banquet honoring William Randolph Hearst (1930).
Box 4, Folder 8

Invitations--various. 1931-1961.

Box 4, Folder 9

Jonathan Club. 1957 April 27-1962 March.

Scope and Content Note

Ephemera relating to the Jonathan Club including John C. Austin's ribbon denoting Member No. 1, souvenir programs from the annual president's ball, and loose pages from an issue of the Jonathan which provides historical background on the club.
Box 4, Folder 10

Lincoln Club (folder 1 of 2). 1934, 1936-1941, 1943, 1945, 1947-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs from annual celebrations.
Box 4, Folder 11

Lincoln Club (folder 2 of 2). 1950-1953, 1955, 1958-1959, 1961-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs from annual celebrations.
Box 4, Folder 12

Los Angeles Building & Construction Trades Council. 1952 December 10.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs for the C. J. Haggerty testimonial dinner.
Box 4, Folder 13

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce--"Historic Landmarks in the Civic Center". 1939 September 20.

Scope and Content Note

Report prepared by Mrs. Leone G. Plum and Marion Parks for the Women's Community Service Auxiliary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the California History and Landmarks Committee. Report includes black and white photographs of historic buildings and landmarks.
Box 4, Folder 14

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce--annual banquet. 1927-1929; 1931, 1939, 1946,1949-1951, 1955-1956, 1958-1959.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs from the Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.
Box 5, Folder 1

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce--Bulletin. 1929 August 12-1930 August 18; 1934 February 19.

Scope and Content Note

Vol. 3, no. 50; Vol. 4, nos. 37, 41, 49, 51; Vol. 8, no. 32.
Box 5, Folder 2

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce--general. 1930 April 22-1941 July 21; 1954 December 23.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to Chamber of Commerce events, functions, goodwill trips, and meetings.
Box 5, Folder 3

Los Angeles Civic/Social Clubs. 1930; 1943-1944; 1951; 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Materials pertaining to Los Angeles area clubs and organizations including the California Club, the Masquers' Club, British United Services Club, Occidental College Glee Club, and the Salvation Army.
Box 5, Folder 4

Los Angeles High School. 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Booklet published for the dedication of the school's memorial library and window.
Box 5, Folder 5

Los Angeles International Airport. 1930 June 7; ca. 1952; 1953 May 26.

Scope and Content Note

Invitation and program for the dedication ceremony; booklet entitled "Aviation Center of the West"; airport bond initiative, Proposition "A" Fact Sheet.
Box 5, Folder 6

Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce. 1930 April 13; 1953 February 27.

Scope and Content Note

Annual banquet programs for the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Box 5, Folder 7

Los Angeles Times. ca. 1917; 1931; 1932 May 6.

Scope and Content Note

Booklet entitled "A Letter From Harrison Gray Otis" [1837-1917] published to memorialize his death. Invitation for testimonial banquet honoring Harry Chandler sponsored by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; letter from M(ark) L. Requa (Republican National Committeeman for California - see Republican Party file below) to Harry Chandler responding to a disagreement.
Box 5, Folder 8

Los Angeles Union Station. 1939 May 3-1940 April 16.

Scope and Content Note

Promotional materials commemorating the opening and dedication of various areas of Union Station.
Box 5, Folder 9

Membership application--Los Angeles County Republican Conference. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 10

Metropolitan Water Distrct and Waterworks. ca. 1934 May-1939 November 5.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to California waterworks and water commissions including: Proposition 1 brochure, Reports on the Colorado River Aqueduct (1935-1937), Boulder Dam postcards and promotional materials, Frient Dam materials, a cover letter from the Tulare Water Commission (November 1, 1939), and folded oversized maps of the Colorado River Aqueduct.
Box 5, Folder 11

Miscellaneous. ca. 1914 July-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Various booklets, brochures, and pamphlets on Los Angeles community, Australian tourism, and other miscellaneous items.
Box 5, Folder 12

Miscellaneous emphemera. 1939-1950.

Box 5, Folder 13

Miscellaneous invitation and program. 1901 February 2; 1909 December 15.

Scope and Content Note

Funeral program; Corcoran Gallery of Art inivtation.
Box 5, Folder 14

National Resources Committee. 1935 November 11.

Scope and Content Note

Press release by the National Resources Committee, Washington, D.C. relating to water pollution and water issues.
Box 5, Folder 15

Pencil sketches. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Two sketches, one of a potential auditorium.
Box 5, Folder 16

Poem--The Yarn of the Nancy Bell. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typed copy of the poem.
Box 5, Folder 17

Program--Catholic conference on industrial problems. 1932 April 4-5.

Box 5, Folder 18

Program--Second annual construction industries banquet. 1934 March 15.

Box 5, Folder 19

Publication--Pacific Echo, Vol. 67, No. 7. ca. 1963 July.

Box 5, Folder 20

Publication--Rapid Mercurian, 50th anniversary issue, Volume 9, No. 1. 1963.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photo and mention of Mr. Austin, page 3.
Box 9, Folder 3

Publication--Republican National Convention, Chicago. 1932 June 14.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized program.
Box 5, Folder 21

Publication--The Weekly News. 1957 September 30.

Scope and Content Note

Color magazine from Auckland, New Zealand.
Box 5, Folder 22

Radio address. ca. 1935.

Scope and Content Note

Discusses the Central Valley Project. Typed with hand notations in pencil.
Box 5, Folder 23

Radio address--Citizens Forum. 1930 August 24.

Scope and Content Note

Printed version of radio address given by John C. Austin.
Box 6, Folder 1

Radio script--Legislative Advisory Committee on Defense and Employment. 1940 December 15.

Scope and Content Note

Radio script (14 pages) for a broadcast scheduled for December 15, 1940, a portion to be delivered by John C. Austin. Postcard from Dick Connor, radio chairman, advising Austin of the scheduled rehearsal for the broadcast.
Box 6, Folder 2

Rancho Santa Anita. 1937 May 18-1937 May 23.

Scope and Content Note

Materials pertaining to "A Day in Old California" celebration at Rancho Santa Anita, Arcadia, California. Cover letter lists a number of descendants of Californio families.
Box 6, Folder 3

Report--Earthquake hazard and earthquake protection. 1933 June 13.

Box 6, Folder 4

Republican Party material. ca. 1928-1932 June 14.

Scope and Content Note

Flier printed by the Republican State Committee for an address by state chair Mark L. Requa to be delivered on the radio regarding the topic of Herbert Hoover. Copy of remarks of Hon. Burton K. Wheeler of Montana (ca. June 1932). Promotional card for the Hoover-Curtis ticket (ca. 1928). Republic National Convention book of delegates and temporary delegates.
Box 6, Folder 5

Resolution of appreciation from the superintendent of schools. 1946 June 5.

Box 6, Folder 6

Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce--List of fellows. 1925 November.

Box 10, Folder 2

Scrapbook. 1901 December 26-1919 September 27.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook entitled "20th Century Scrapbook" contains extremely worn and delicate newspaper, souvenir program, and magazine clippings, other pieces of ephemera, and a few photographs. Topics include: Los Angeles Medical College, Boyle Heights Methodist Episcopal Church, Pasadena's First Methodist Church, Fremont Hotel, California Hospital, Shrine Auditorium, Mason Building, and other architectural projects.
Box 10, Folder 3

Scrapbook. 1904 April 8-1927 July 10.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook entitled "Higher City Hall" which contains numerous newspaper and magazine clippings from Los Angeles region newspapers.
Box 15

Scrapbook. 1925-1963 February 20.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains newspaper, magazine, and journal article clippings. Among the clippings are a few pertaining to Pearl Harbor victims, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Jonathan Club, and Austin's architectural projects. Scrapbook also contains a few black and white photographs (ca. 1925), typed speeches, and some materials from the Historical Society of Southern California.
Box 8

Scrapbook. 1928 May 5-1939 September 10.

Scope and Content Note

Contains extremely delicate newspaper clippings and journal articles pertaining to Austin's career and private life, including articles on his wife Hilda Violet Austin's death and marriage announcements for his daughter Marjorie.
Box 9

Scrapbook. 1930-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Contains extremely worn and delicate newspaper clippings and some black and white photographs from 1930-1931. The back of the scrapbook also contains a pasted envelope which contains loose newspaper articles.
Box 12

Scrapbook. 1957 February 13-1963 September 5.

Scope and Content Note

Contains newspaper and magazine clippings, ephemera from the Jonathan Club, letters to John C. Austin from various civic leaders in Los Angeles, and photographs. The scrapbook pertains mainly to John C. Austin's achievements but also contains some material on his son-in-law and firm partner, Charles E. Fry. Scrapbook contains obituary articles for John C. Austin dated September 5, 1963.
Box 6, Folder 7

Scrapbook. ca. 1930 January-1938 June 30.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings that mention John C. Austin in his various civic capacities including his role as President of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Newspaper clippings range from 1930 - 1938 and are mainly from Los Angeles area papers but the book does include a few clippings from Mexican newspapers that covered a Chamber of Commerce goodwill tour in Mexico in November 1930.
Box 12, Folder 2

Scrapbook--Historical Society of Southern California. 1951 June 16.

Scope and Content Note

Portfolio with black and white photographs and ephemera compiled by the Historical Society of Southern California commemorating O'Neill Park in Orange County, California. Includes photos of the members of the O'Neill family.
Box 6, Folder 8

Scribes organization--membership list and bylaws. 1938; 1940 [September 25?].

Box 6, Folder 9

Seventh annual report of the secretary : Southern California chapter of American Institute of Architects. 1913 October 14.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Fernand Parmentier.
Box 6, Folder 10

Shrine Auditorium (Al Malaikah Temple). 1928 May 5; n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Booklet entitled "A Civic Need Fulfilled" (n.d.) and a reprinting of The American Architect (1928) with an article entitled "Unusual Engineering Features of the Al Malaikah Temple, Los Angeles" and lists John C. Austin as the architect.
Box 6, Folder 11

Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick--Los Angeles. 1948 March 17.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs for the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick annual banquet sponsored by the California Club.
Box 6, Folder 12

Southern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. 1911 January 19; 1954 August.

Scope and Content Note

Invitation to the 44th Annual convention (ca. January 19, 1911); volume of the institute's bulletin, and the 60th Anniversary Exhibition program which illustrates a variety of buildings in and around Los Angeles County designed by various architectural firms including Austin, Field & Fry.
Box 6, Folder 13

Southern California Spring Flower Show. 1946 April 26.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir program for the event sponsored by the Pasadena Flower Show Association, Inc. and a nursery sales flier.
Box 6, Folder 14

Speech notes for the chief Tory organization of Southern California. n.d.

Box 6, Folder 15

Speeches. 1947 January 13-1948 August 9.

Box 6, Folder 16

St. Edmund's Episcopal Church--San Marino, California. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Booklet on St. Edmund's Episcopal Church's stained glass windows.
Box 6, Folder 17

St. Vincent de Paul. 1938 January 30; 1947 December 8; 1954 July 19.

Scope and Content Note

An invitation to the dedication ceremony for St. Paul's Church; ground breaking ceremony for Estelle Doheny Hospital; booklet entitled "A Visit to St. Paul's Church, Los Angeles, California".
Box 6, Folder 18

State Association of California Architects. 1928 October 5-6.

Scope and Content Note

Program for the First Annual Convention.
Box 6, Folder 19

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 1930 March 28-1949 March 21.

Scope and Content Note

Invitation to a banquet honoring a dedication at UCLA (1930). Book entitled Dedication of the University of California at Los Angeles, March 27 and 28, 1930. Booklet entitled "Research Bulletin of Citizens University Council of Organizations, Objective: Establishment of Graduate Courses at University of California, Los Angeles." (1932) Programs for the university's Charter Anniversary dinners (1938-1949). Invitation to commencement exercises (1945). Issue of The U.C.L.A. Magazine (April 1946). Program for the dedication ceremony for the university's Business Administration and Economics building and the associated Conference on the Strategic Problems of Business Management (1949).
Box 6, Folder 20

Warranty deed. 1897 September 16.

Scope and Content Note

Deed made out to John Austin for a lot in Richland, Oregon.
Box 6, Folder 21

Western Safety Conference. 1938 September 12.

Scope and Content Note

Program booklet for the conference held at the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel September 12-16, 1938.
 

Series 4: Theater and film ephemera. 1930-1950.

Physical Description: 1 linear feet.

Arrangement

Theater and film ephemera are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 7, Folder 1

Biltmore Theatre--Fifth and Olive, Los Angeles. 1939-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Playgoer Theatre Magazine for Biltmore productions.
Box 7, Folder 2

British war relief. 1940 November 19-1941 January 25.

Scope and Content Note

Promotional literature for the British War Relief Association.
Box 7, Folder 3

El Capitan Theatre--Hollywood, California. 1940 August 12-19.

Scope and Content Note

Playgoer Theatre Magazine for El Capitan productions.
Box 7, Folder 4

Franco-British war relief. 1940 January 31.

Scope and Content Note

Promotional literature for the war relief effort furthering the Franco-British efforts. Includes business cards and a letter from R. T. MacMillan, Public Relations officer for the Ambassador Hotel, where one event was sponsored, sent to John C. Austin of Chamber of Commerce.
Box 7, Folder 5

Irvine Bowl--Laguna Beach, California. 1950 July 22.

Scope and Content Note

Promotional fliers and souvenir program for the "Pageant of the Masters" held at the Irvine Bowl.
Box 7, Folder 6

Miscellaneous playbills/souvenir programs. 1939 September-1947 March 10.

Scope and Content Note

Majestic Theatre card, souvenir play program for "The Drunkard", Padua Hill Theatre promotional materials for the productions "En El Mes de Mayo" and "Celaya Stop" which featured Mexican-American casts; Belasco Theatre flier for "Pygmalion" (ca. March 10, 1947); theatre bulletin Turnabout, Vol. V, No. 1 (August 1945); Souvenir books for the plays "Victoria Regina" starring Helen Hayes, "Hamlet" starring Maurice Evans, and "Life with Father" starring Dorothy Gish and Louis Calhern; souvenir book for the Ice Follies of 1940 in Hollywood (ca. September 1939); Theatre flier and souvenir program for "You Can't Take it With You" and program for "The Teahouse of the August Moon" starring Burgess Meredith and Asian-American actors in supporting roles.
Box 7, Folder 7

Mission Play. 1930 February 17.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir program for the 3000th performance of John Steve McGroarty's Mission Play.
Box 7, Folder 8

Motion picture souvenir programs/invitations. 1937-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Personal invitation by Louis B. Mayer to John C. Austin to attend luncheon in honor of the Secretary of War and visiting governors from around the country. Souvenir programs and promotional material for various motion pictures including "Henry V" starring, produced, and directed by Laurence Olivier, Cecil B. DeMille's "The Buccaneer", MGM's "The Good Earth", and "Kukan," billed as the first Chinese color picture.
Box 7, Folder 9

Music Box Theatre--Hollywood, California. ca. 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Promotional postcard and playbill for "Life with Father" starring Dorothy Gish and Louis Calhern.
Box 7, Folder 10

Pasadena Civic Auditorium. 1945 April 11-1953 March 12.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs and fliers in chronological order from the following productions: "You Can't Take it With You", "Harriet", Marian Anderson in concert, "The Silver Whistle", "Death of a Salesman", "The Devil's Disciple", "The Innocents", "The Constant Wife" and "Kiss Me, Kate."
Box 7, Folder 11

Pasadena Community Playhouse. 1935 November 19-1937 June 1.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs and fliers in chronological order from the following productions: "Bird in Hand", "Yellow Jack", "A Glass of Water", "Laburnum Grove", "The Bishop Misbehaves", "A Christmas Carol", "Emma", "God Save the Queen", and "Nude with Pineapple."
Box 7, Folder 12

Pasadena Playhouse. 1937 October 19-1953 April 30.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir programs and fliers in chronological order for various productions including the Pasadena Playhouse Bulletin Yearbook for 1945-1946 and the program for the Midsummer Drama Festival (1940).
Box 7, Folder 13

Philharmonic Auditorium. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Flier for the concert "Song of Norway."
Box 7, Folder 14

Playbox. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Fliers for the productions: "Tusitala", "Very Unusual Weather", and "Bunty Pulls the Strings."
Box 7, Folder 15

Theatre Guild of Southern California. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir program for guild productions which featured British film and theatre actors in furtherance of the British War Relief Association of Southern California.
Box 7, Folder 16

Tourism. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and ephemera from landmarks and sites in California including San Francisco, California, Lake Norconian Hotel, Spa and Resort in Riverside County, the world's largest Wisteria Vine in Sierra Madre, and Joshua Tree National Monument.