First Century Families records Edit

Summary

Identifier
0298
Finding Aid Author
Sue Luftschein
Finding Aid Date
2012 September
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Dates

  • 1939 – 2009 (Creation)

Extents

  • 22.19 Linear Feet (Whole)
    20 boxes

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Notes

  • Scope and Content

    The collection contains records of the activities of the First Century Families, especially centered on the planning and implementation of the group's annual luncheon. Much of the material was preserved and collected by Christine Shirley, the organization's historian; there is also correspondence between Shirley and members of the organization. The collection contains general administrative files, including correspondence with members; programs, photographs, audio and videotapes, slides, and typescripts of presentations of, and planning documents for, many of the organization's annual luncheons; books, clippings, typescripts and other materials on the history of early Los Angeles families and aspects of Los Angeles history; and clippings documenting the organization's annual luncheons.

  • Abstract

    The collection contains records of the activities of the First Century Families, especially centered on the planning and implementation of the group's annual luncheon. Considerable genealogical and biographical material is also contained herein.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], First Century Families records, Collection no. 0298, Regional History Collections, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Processing note

    The collection was rehoused and a preliminary inventory created by John Fowler in 2006. In 2012, Sue Luftschein organized the collection, rehoused and described the remainder of the collection, and produced this finding aid.

  • Historical note

    The First Century Families is an organization with membership made up of descendants of Los Angelenos who arrived in the city during its first one hundred years (1781-1881). It holds annual luncheons for the purpose of recounting and recording the city's early days.

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