Finding Aid for the Briggs family papers, 1820-1935

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Briggs family papers
Date (inclusive): 1820-1935
Collection number: 152
Creator: Briggs family.
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Abstract: A collection of Briggs family correspondence (1822-1935), WWI booklets, photographs and insignia, news clippings (ca. 1925), and family keepsakes.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

Processing Note

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Briggs family papers (Collection 152). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Catherine Briggs was a high school teacher of social sciences at Beverly Hills High School in the 1920s and 1930s.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of family correspondence of the Briggs family, 1822-1858; letters to Catherine E. Briggs from her students and friends in France, 1919-1935; clippings from Los Angeles newspapers ca. 1925; and booklets, photographs and insignia from World War I.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Briggs family -- Archives.
Briggs, Catherine E. --Correspondence.


Container List

Box 1

Box of WWI buttons. ca. 1914-1918.

Scope and Content Note

Collection of 25 WWI-era buttons.
Box 1, Folder 1

WWI Booklets, Images, and Insignia. ca. 1917-1918.

Scope and Content Note

Booklets include Our Navy and How to Know It, Songs the Soldiers and Sailor Sing , U.S. Army Facts and Insignia, and Posters Issued by U.S. Navy . Also includes a "Home Card" from the Unites States food administration outlining what people can do to help with WWI, small posters for World War I bonds (Fourth Liberty Loan and Third Liberty Loan), and images printed on cardstock roughly 6.5" X 8.5" of General Pershing, Woodrow Wilson, and Marshal Foch.
Box 1, Folder 2

Advertising Pamphlets and Correspondence. ca. 1926.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets advertising the Verdugo Woodlands just outside of Pasadena, flyers and correspondence relating to The Artland Club, and one pamphlet entitled "Facts You Should Know about Hollywood."
Box 1, Folder 3

Briggs/Dean Family Correspondence. 1822-1858.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence organized alphabetically by creator in a stationery file. Majority of correspondence is to and from immediate family members of the Dean family, as well as letters to Catherine Briggs from family and friends.
Box 1, Folder 4

Calling Cards. undated.

Box 1, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings. 1909, 1925, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes front page clippings from the Los Angeles Times, birthday horoscopes, section of the front page of La Semaine Universitaire, and a portion of a monthly fashion publication for the Banner Fashion Company called Banner Fashions.
Box 1, Folder 6

The Ideal Scrap Book. ca. 1918.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily filled with newspaper clippings about celebrities, the City of Los Angeles, heroic women, and information pertaining to WWI.
Box 1, Folder 7

Sheet music. ca. 1910.

Scope and Content Note

Two books of sheet music, Slumber Sea Chanteys and Honey Lam,' Bye bye.
Box 2, Folder 1

Letters written to Catherine Briggs. 1919-1929.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters on mourning stationery and general correspondence, all in French primarily from Catherine's former students.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letters written to Catherine Briggs. 1919-1930.

Note

All correspondence in French.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letters written to Catherine Briggs. 1929-1935.

Note

All correspondence in French.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letters from class of 1927 written to Catherine Briggs. 1918-1928.

Note

All correspondence in French.
Box 2, Folder 5

Record of the Rebellion in the United States of America. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten journal which is inscribed on the first page, "Record of the Rebellion in the United States of America, to be kept by Henry Zinn, F.P. Buzzell, and Willis B. Howard." Journal outlines important events in American history in 1860.
Box 2, Folder 6

Itinerary of the Beale. undated.

Scope and Content Note

An eight page document outlining the various places that Beale expedition stopped along its second trip west.
Box 2

Map of Mexico. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Map of Aubrey's trail in 1854 an exploration made by E.F. Beale.