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Finding Aid for the John Randolph Haynes Papers, 1890-1937
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Randolph Haynes Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1937
    Collection number: 1241
    Creator: Haynes, John Randolph, b. 1853
    Extent: 358 boxes (179 linear ft.) 35 cartons (35 linear ft.) 105 oversize boxes 15 oversize folders
    Abstract: John Randolph Haynes (1853-1937) was involved with incorporating initiative, referendum, and recall amendments in the Los Angeles City Charter (1903), and was a member of the Los Angeles County Probation Committee (1915-25), a member and president of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission (1903-15), a member of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners (1925), a member of the Metropolitan Water District Board (1928-30), a member of the University of California Board of Regents (1923-37), and founded the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation (1926). The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, notes, reports, speeches, a scrapbook, and printed material related to Haynes's involvement with local and regional planning in Southern California. The collection also includes material related to the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    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 John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, 1952 & 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Randolph Haynes Papers (Collection 1241). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1720411 

    Biography

    Haynes was born June 13, 1853 in Fairmount Springs, Pennsylvania; received his MD and Ph.D from University of Pennsylvania; had a medical practice in Philadelphia, 1874-87; moved to Los Angeles and continued his medical practice, 1887; was involved with incorporating initiative, referendum, and recall amendments in the Los Angeles City Charter, 1903; member, Los Angeles County Probation Commission, 1915-25; member and president, Los Angeles Civil Service Commission, 1903-15; member, Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners, 1925; member, Metropolitan Water District Board (building aqueduct from Colorado River to Southern California), 1928-30; member, University of California Board of Regents, 1923-37; founded the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, 1926; died October 30, 1937.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, notes, reports, speeches, a scrapbook, and printed material related to Haynes's involvement with local and regional planning in Southern California. Topics covered include water rights, regional economics, municipal administration in the Los Angeles area, and Progressive Party politics. Materials in the collection related to water issues address the acquisition of water from the Owens Valley and the Colorado River as well as public ownership of water and power resources. Collection also includes material related to the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation. Correspondents include: Francis J. Heney, Franklin Hichborn, Hiram Johnson, William D. Stephens, Judson King, and Henry Gaylord Wilshire.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Haynes, John Randolph, b. 1853--Archives.
    John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.
    Civic leaders--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Regional planners--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Water-supply--California--Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Politics and government.
    Owens River (Calif.)--Water rights.
    Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--Water rights.

    Related Material

    John Randolph Haynes Correspondence   (Collection 100, box 53). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.