Finding Aid for the Ruth Lybeck Papers, 1944-1950

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ruth Lybeck Papers
Date (inclusive): 1944-1950
Collection number: 901
Creator: Lybeck, Ruth
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Collection consists of material related to the political campaigns of California congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas.
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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

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 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Hartmann, 1965.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ruth Lybeck Papers (Collection Number 901). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Helen Gahagan Douglas was born on Nov. 25, 1900 in Boonton, NJ; attended Barnard College (1920-22); married Melvyn Douglas, Apr. 5, 1931; starred in plays, including Young Woodley (1925), Enchanted April (1925), Mary Queen of Scotland (1934), and First Lady (1952); toured Europe as a singer (1928-30); starred in the motion picture She (1935); US delegate to the UN General Assembly, 1946; representative in Congress from California's 14th district (1944-50); unsuccessful candidate for US Senate, 1950; secretary, Gahagan Dredging Corp. (1953-69); opera concert singer and poetry reader (1952-62); wrote The Eleanor Roosevelt we remember (1963); died June 28, 1980.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of material related to the political campaigns of California congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas. Includes publicity materials for the four campaigns, other campaign materials, precinct election figures, primary schedules, drafts and printed speeches, and correspondence to and from campaign manager Ruth Lybeck and political advisor Ed Lybeck and Mrs. Douglas and her secretary, Mrs. Evelyn Chavoor. Also contains material relating to Los Angeles councilman Ed Davenport, and Dime a day democracy.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (box 1)
  2. Primary schedules, 1950 campaign materials, Davenport material, Dime a day, miscellaneous (box 2)
  3. Douglas speeches, 1950 election figures
  4. 14th district street guide, newsletter, publicity and campaign material, voting records (box 4).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Lybeck, Ruth--Archives.
Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-
Campaign management--California--Archival resources.
California--Politics and government--1850-1950.


Container List

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1944

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Guy Anthony, Italian-American Democratic Headquarters, and South Trimble of the House of Representatives, as well as a letter to Mr. Lybeck.
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1945

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters
  • from Helen or Evie to
    • Ruth and/or Ed Lybeck
    • Leriselda Kuhlman
    • Florence Reynolds
    • Cannon
    • Chester Bowles
    • Henny L. Stimpson
    • Harry F. Cowdon
    • and the President;
  • and to Douglas from
    • W. Douglas Steinmetz
    • Wm. Mead Resident Association
    • B.A. Beller
    • Vito Marcantonio
    • Edith Terry
    • Samuel Weiss
    • Ray C. Wakefield
    • FCC
    • Truman K. Gibson
    • Nathan L. Silberberg
    • Emmett S. Cunningham
    • George E. Outland
    • Earl Warren
    • Postmaster
    • Sol Boneparth
    • Lois Arnold
    • Walter Hollowell
    • Michael D. Fanning
    • Logan Wilshire
    • American Friends for Polish Unity
    • Affiliated Young Democrats, Inc.
    • Isadore Krasnow
    • McTernan.
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1946 January-June

Scope and Content Note

From HGD or EC to:
  • From HGD or EC to:
    • Brent Spencer
    • Ed and/or Ruth Lybeck
    • Harriett D. Jackson
    • Frank P. O'Brien
    • Milton S. Klein
    • Leon Washington
    • Harry C. Brown
    • John B. Elliott
    • Thomas Hye
    • Gilpin
    • Mrs. Eli Elman
    • James S. Clarke
    • Samuel J. Clark
    • Bert Faulconer
  • to HGD from:
    • Patrick M. Cooney
    • Jerry Voorhis
    • Charlotta A. Bass to Ed Lybeck
    • Ed Lybeck
    • Dewey Anderson
    • National Rivers and Harbors Congress
    • Chester Bowles
    • Claude E. Williams
    • Robert J. Coar
    • Kenneth E. Wallace
    • Walter P. Reuther
    • Virginia Foster Durr
    • R.V. Rachford
    • Vince Townsend
    • Leon H. Washington
    • Frederick W. Roman
    • Frank P. O'Brien
    • The Peoples Victory Committee
    • J. Raymond Walsh
    • Robert Hill
    • Benton
    • Community Political Action Council
    • Laurence I. Hewes
    • People's Civic Club
    • Chet Holified
    • Ruth M. Slade
    • Wilhoit
    • Eliot Janeway
    • Adolphus B. Clay
    • Leonard W. Mayo
    • Newell F. Mills
    • Vince Monroe Townsend, Jr.
    • Hunter Wood
    • Thos. Hye
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence 1946 July-December

Scope and Content Note

  • From HGD or EC to:
    • Ed and/or Ruth Lybeck
    • Governor Earl Warren
    • John H. Fahey
    • Amos Black
    • Fay Allen
    • Susie Clifton
  • Housing study maps.
  • Correspondence to HGD from:
    • Women's Division
    • Democratic National Committee
    • Philip M. Connelly
    • United Retired Railway Benefit Association
    • H.A. Howard
    • Myrtle D. Anderson
    • Owen D. Durken Biography
    • Erwin H. Klaus
    • Joseph L. Rauch
    • KLAC
    • Jaya Lakshimi Pandit
    • Bert Falconer
Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence 1947

Scope and Content Note

  • From HGD or EC to
    • Ed Lybeck
    • Justice Robert Clifton
    • Robert Hannegan
    • David Miles
    • Fay Allen
    • A.J. Sabath
    • Hugh W. Goodwin
  • From
    • Rev. A. Wendell Ross
    • Raphael Konigsberg
    • Smith Dankers
    • John McCormack
    • Donaldson
    • Bert Falconer
    • John H. Dial, Jr.
    • L.A. County Law Library
    • B'nai B'rith Messenger
    • Theodore O. Yoder
    • National Farm Labor Movement
    • California State Federation of Labor
    • National Association of Housing Officials
    • Triple "X" Poultry Farm
    • Everett G. Burkhalter
    • Citizens' Housing Council of L.A.
    • L.A. Negro Labor Committee
    • Democratic National Committee
    • Secretary Mary Wilson
    • Several magazines concerning the Employees Loyalty Act
    • United Steelworkers
    • Walter Myers
    • American Zionist Emergency Council
    • National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
    • Nev Campbell
  • Alvin Wilder - KECA
Box 1, Folder 5a

Correspondence 1948 January-April

Scope and Content Note

  • from HGD and EC to
    • Ed Lybeck
    • Steve Edney
    • Joe Bristow
  • From:
    • Raymond V. Darby
    • Southern California Postal Employees Committee
    • International Brotherhood of Electrical workers
    • West View Hospital, Inc.
    • Moody Staten
    • California Wool Growers Association
    • 1948 Jackson Day Dinner
    • Southern California Retail Grocers
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence 1948 May-December

Scope and Content Note

  • To Ed and Ruth Lybeck from Walter R. Pick, from EC and HGD
  • From HGD to Faye Stephenson
  • To HGD
    • from James Roosevelt
    • American Council on Human Rights
    • James M. Carter
Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence 1949

Scope and Content Note

  • To Ed and Ruth Lybeck from Walter Pick, EC and HGD
  • From HGD to Don Taggart
  • To HGD from
    • Douglas Spencer
    • Raymon W. Rumph
    • Lyndon B. Johnson
    • radio stations
    • Downtown club
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence from HGD to Ed Lybeck 1952

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence from Ed Lybeck to HGD

Physical Description: drafts and carbons
Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence undated 1949-1950

 

Primary schedules, 1950 campaign materials, Davenport material, Dime a day, miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 1

Primary schedules 1950 February 28-April 16

Box 2, Folder 2

Primary schedules 1959 May

Box 2, Folder 3

Campaign materials 1950

Scope and Content Note

  • Sponsors Committee for HGD
  • Information Bulletin
  • fact sheet
  • background on HGD
  • address of HGD before the California Federation of Young Democrats
  • information on Korea
Box 2, Folder 4

Quotes, publicity items 1950

Box 2, Folder 5

Publicity - newspaper clippings 1950

Box 2, Folder 6

Campaign items 1950

Scope and Content Note

  • Voting Record of HGD
  • "Fortnight"
  • "The Mind of Manchester Boddy"
  • Nixon's Record
  • Comparative voting records of Nixon and HGD
Box 2, Folder 7

Davenport, correspondence, election

Box 2, Folder 8

Davenport, newspaper clippings

Box 2, Folder 9

Davenport, promotional material

Box 2, Folder 10

Dime a Day

Box 2, Folder 11

Miscellaneous items

Scope and Content Note

  • Picture
  • How to Win in 1952 (pocketbook)
  • Schedule
  • Lists by Ruth Lybeck
 

Douglas speeches, 1950 election figures

Box 3, Folder 1

Douglas radio speeches 1946

Box 3, Folder 2

Douglas speeches 1947-1949

Box 3, Folder 3

Douglas speeches 1950

Box 3, Folder 4

Election figures

Box 3, Folder 5

Election figures 1944

Box 3, Folder 6

Election figures 1946

Box 3, Folder 7

Election figures 1948

Box 3, Folder 8

Election figures 1950

Box 3, Folder 9

Key speeches 1945-1949

 

14th district street guide, newsletter, publicity and campaign material, voting records

Box 4, Folder 1

14th District Street Guide

Box 4, Folder 2

Publicity material by Ed Lybeck for HGD - 14th District

Box 4, Folder 3

Publicity

Box 4, Folder 4

HGD biography

Box 4, Folder 5

Stationery

Box 4, Folder 6

Publicity finals 1948

Box 4, Folder 7

Campaign materials

Box 4, Folder 8

Newspaper mailing list (also Davenport)

Box 4, Folder 9

Voting Records

Box 4, Folder 10

14th District Newsletter, Ruth Lybeck, Ed

Box 4, Folder 11

Douglas, Communications