These holdings consist of materials related to the life and accomplishments of a leading Los Angeles family, the Workmans,
influential in city politics, social work, and prperty development.
Tracing its residence in Los Angeles back to the mid-nineteenth century, the Workman family holds a distinguished place in
the city's history. Two brothers, David (1798-1855) and William (1800-1876), originally from England, were the first Workmans
to settle in Los Angeles: David came from Missouri, and William from Taos, New Mexico. Of their descendants, the following
Workmans figure most prominently in the collection: William H. Workman, the son of David, and his wife Maria Elizabeth; their
daughter Mary Julia Workman; her sister-in-law, Margaret Workman, wife of Mary's brother Thomas.
24 archival document boxes, 14 oversize boxes, 5 flat files
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise,
Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher
must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility
for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or
This collection is part of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research Collection, a program of the Thomas and Dorothy
Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University. The Research Collection is administered by the Department
of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University; the Workman Family Papers are open to research under the