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Finding Aid for the J. Gregg Layne Papers, 1920-1952 (Collection number 188)
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Processing Note
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material

  • Title: J. Gregg Layne papers
    Collection number: 188
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

    3 shoeboxes

    1 folder
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1952
    Abstract: Joseph Gregg Layne (1885-1952) was a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana as well as president, member of the board of directors and editor of the Quarterly for the Historical Society of Southern California and an organizer for E Clampus Vitus. The collection consists of E Clampus Vitus ephemera, correspondence, literary manuscripts, and working notes pertaining to California history. Much of the correspondence relates to Historical Society of Southern California business.
    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.
    Creator: Layne, J. Gregg (Joseph Gregg), 1885-1952

    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.

    Processing Note

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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    J. Gregg Layne, purchase, 1952.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], J. Gregg Layne Papers (Collection 188). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973095 

    Biography

    Layne was born on June 13, 1885, in Huntington, West Virginia; moved to Pomona, California at age of four; graduated, Los Angeles High School, 1903; manager, Los Angeles office, Keuffel & Esser Company of New York, 1904-19; manager, Southwest division, Taylor Instruments Company, 1919-35; representative, Southwest division, Charles Bruning Comapny of New York, 1939-47; historian, Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, 1947-52; research staff, Huntington Library, 1945-47; consultant in Western Americana, UCLA Library, 1952; as a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana, he wrote books, articles and reviews mostly about California history; president, member of board of directors, Historical Society of Southern California, and editor of its Quarterly, 1935-52; organizer, E Clampus Vitus; member, Zamorano Club, The Scribes; died on August 16, 1952.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of E Clampus Vitus ephemera, correspondence, literary manuscripts, and working notes pertaining to California history. Correspondents include Frederick W. Hodge, W.W. Robinson, Henry R. Wagner, and Carl I. Wheat. Much of the correspondence relates to Historical Society of Southern California business.

    Related Material

    Historical Society of Southern California Records (Collection 180)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.
    E Clampus Vitus Records (Collection 211).   Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    E Clampus Vitus (Fraternal order).
    Historical Society of Southern California.
    Layne, J. Gregg (Joseph Gregg), 1885-1952--Archives.
    Historians--California--Archival resources.