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Scope and Content

From the Collection:

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, 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. The collection also includes 22.4 gigabytes of audio and video files.


  • 1937 - 2009
  • Modified: 2013
  • Modified: 2015
  • Modified: 2017 – 2018

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access. Some of the materials described in this finding aid are digital computer files. The files are saved in the USC Digital Repository and are not publicly accessible online. Researchers wishing to request access should email


From the Collection: 22.19 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

From the Collection: 22.4 Gigabytes (71 computer files)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The History series is organized into the following subseries: Family files; Los Angeles and California history; and FCF history.


Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States