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Finding Aid for the Ed Ainsworth Papers, 1945-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ed Ainsworth Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1968
    Collection number: 405
    Creator: Ainsworth, Ed, 1902-1968
    Extent: 86 boxes (43 linear ft.) 13 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Edward Maddin Ainsworth (1902-1968) worked for the Los Angeles Times as a copyreader in 1924. He progressed from city editor to state editor, editorial page editor, assistant to the managing editor, and eventually became a columnist. He also wrote several books on California and the West and contributed to various magazines. The collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, articles, clippings, books, and photographs related to Ainsworth's career as a writer and journalist.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Katie Ainsworth, 1981-82.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ed Ainsworth Papers (Collection 405). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462154 

    Biography

    Edward Maddin Ainsworth was born in 1902 in Waco, Texas; attended Texas A & M and UCLA; worked for newspapers in Waco, Texas, San Pedro and Bakersfield, California, and Atlanta, Georgia, before coming to work at the Los Angeles Times as a copyreader in 1924; progressed from city editor to state editor, editorial page editor, assistant to the managing editor, and eventually became a columnist; author of column, On the Move; member, Board of Governors, Los Angeles County Museum; member, Zamorano Club, Death Valley 49'ers, and E Clampus Vitus; wrote several books on California and the West and also contributed to various magazines; married Katherine Lake, chief librarian in Monrovia, California, 1931; died in 1968.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, articles, clippings, books, and photographs related to Ainsworth's career as a writer and journalist. Writings focus primarily on California and the West, including the Fallbrook case, smog, water problems, Leo Carillo, and former mayor of Los Angeles Sam Yorty. Some of Ainsworth's titles in the collection include: Eagles Fly West, California Jubilee, Question of Smog in Southern California, Maverick Mayor, Sand Dune Sanctuary, Beckoning Desert, The Cowboy in Art, Sapphires Are Forever, California Desert, and Painters of the Desert.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Ainsworth, Ed, 1902-1968--Archives.
    Journalists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Western stories.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History.
    West (U.S.)--History.
    Los Angeles times.

    Related Material

    Katherine Ainsworth Papers (Collection 1395) . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.