Finding Aid for the Fletcher Bowron Collection of Material About the Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project, 1962-1964

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Fletcher Bowron Collection of Material About the Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project, 1962-1964

Collection number: 341

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, July 1970
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fletcher Bowron Collection of Material About the Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project,
Date (inclusive): 1962-1964
Collection number: 341
Creator: Bowron, Fletcher
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968) was born in Poway, California. He served as mayor of Los Angeles for fifteen years (1938-53). The collection consists of unedited transcripts of tape recorded interviews conducted by former Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron for a UCLA oral history project, documenting the history of Los Angeles, ca. 1900-1940s.
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

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

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fletcher Bowron Collection of Material About the Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project (Collection 341). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Bowron was born August 13, 1887 in Poway, California; attended University of California at Berkeley (1907-09), University of Southern California Law School (1909-11); admitted to California State Bar, 1917; executive secretary to governor of California (1925-26); judge, Superior Court, Los Angeles (1926-38, 1956-62); elected mayor of Los Angeles in recall election, September 16, 1938; re-elected to three additional terms and served as mayor for a total fifteen years (1938-53); died September 11, 1968.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of unedited transcripts of tape recorded interviews conducted by former Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron for a UCLA oral history project, documenting the history of Los Angeles, ca. 1900-1940s. Interviewees include Bowron, Dan W. Green, John A. Grey, William B. Himrod, Don J. Kinsey, George A. Lewis, Harry F. Maidenberg, Milton Offner, Harold S. Ryerson, and Gordon Whithall.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bowron, Fletcher.
Kinsey, Don Jackson, 1895- --interviewee.
Maidenberg, Harry F.--interviewee.
Green, Dan W.--interviewee.
Grey, John A.--interviewee.
Himrod, William B.--interviewee.
Lewis, George A., fl. 1962--interviewee.
Offner, Milton--interviewee.
Ryerson, Harold S.--interviewee.
Whithall, Gordon--interviewee.
Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--20th century--Archival resources.

Related Material

Correspondence and records relating to this project and UCLA's involvement in it are located in the office of the Oral History Program, UCLA (Bunche Hall, room A253).

Container List

 

List of interview transcripts in the collection:

Box 1, Folder

Box 1, Folder 1

Fletcher Bowron--discussing Los Angeles political history

Physical Description: (2 tapes, 27 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 2

Fletcher Bowron--discussing Los Angeles political history, the Graves Case

Physical Description: (3 tapes, 57 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 3

Interview with Dan W. Green

Physical Description: (26 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 4

Interview with John A. Grey

Physical Description: (30 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 5

Interview with William B. Himrod

Physical Description: (24 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 6

Interview with William B. Himrod--edited copy.

Box 1, Folder 7

Interview with William B. Himrod--

Physical Description: final typescript and carbon (24 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 8

Interview with Don J. Kinsey

Physical Description: (26 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 9

Interview with George A. Lewis

Physical Description: (10 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 10

Interview with Harry F. Maidenberg

Physical Description: (40 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 11

Interview with Milton Offner

Physical Description: (39 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 12

Interview with Harold S. Ryerson--

Physical Description: edited copy (32 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 13

Interview with Harold S. Ryerson--final typescript and carbon The Municipal League and early Los Angeles

Physical Description: (36 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 14

Interview with Gordon Whithall

Physical Description: (3 tapes, 82 leaves).