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Finding Aid for the J. Gregg Layne Articles Submitted to the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 1945-1952
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: J. Gregg Layne Articles Submitted to the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly,
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1952
    Collection number: 180
    Creator: Layne, J. Gregg (Joseph Gregg), 1885-1952
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    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. The collection consists of about 40 original typescripts of articles by various persons, submitted to Joseph Gregg Layne while editor of the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly.
    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.

    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; The Historical Society of Southern California was created on November 1, 1883 and officially incorporated on February 13, 1891; the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly was first published in 1935.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of about 40 original typescripts of articles by various persons, submitted to Joseph Gregg Layne, editor of the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, and later published in the Quarterly.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Layne, J. Gregg (Joseph Gregg), 1885-1952--Archives.
    Historical Society of Southern California--Quarterly.
    Periodical editors--California, Southern--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.