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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Olindo R. Angelillo papers
    Dates: 1925-1983
    Collection Number: mssAngelillo papers
    Creators: Angelillo, Olindo R.
    Extent: Approximately 800 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of the professional papers of Italian-American civil engineer, inventor, and scientist Olindo R. Angelillo (1899-1988). Topics include Angelillo’s involvement in California state politics, civil engineering, pollution control, energy developments, and Earth movements.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Olindo R. Angelillo Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Olindo R. Angelillo, 1970-1982.

    Biographical Note

    Olindo Romulus Angelillo (Nov. 17, 1899 - May 21, 1988) was an Italian-American civil engineer, inventor and scientist. Born in Alvignano Caserta, Italy, Angelillo and his parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1901. He has studied at the University of Southern California and the University of San Francisco Law School. Angelillo was active in California politics in the 1930s and 1950s. He was appointed, in 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the Federal Farm Loan Registrar of the 11th District, comprising the states of California, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. In 1950 Angelillo ran unsuccessfully as an Independent candidate for California Governor. He later did work on water resources, energy development, earth movements, and air pollution control. Angelillo was the inventor of the flume gas pollution eliminator in 1975.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of the professional papers of California civil servant, engineer, inventor, and scientist Olindo R. Angelillo (1899-1988).
    The correspondence series contains letters written by and addressed to Olindo R. Angelillo from 1925-1983. Topics include Angelillo’s involvement in California state politics, civil engineering, pollution control, energy developments, and Earth movements.
    The documents and ephemera series contains Angelillo’s biographies, drafts of letters, scientific reports, resume, speeches, and various writings.
    Oversize items include artifacts, architectural drawings, awards, maps, newspaper clippings, photos, posters, and videocassettes.


    The Olindo R. Angelillo papers are organized into three series: 1) correspondence (arranged chronologically); 2) documents and ephemera (arranged alphabetically); 3) oversize items (arranged alphabetically).

    Indexing Terms

    Personal and Corporate Names

    Angelillo, Olindo R.
    Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
    Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971
    Bowron, Fletcher, 1887-1968
    Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996
    Browning, Gordon, 1889-1976
    Buyer, Franklin Pierce
    Colden, Charles J., 1870-1938
    Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
    Democratic Party (Calif.). State Central Committee
    Douglas, T. C. (Thomas Clement), 1904-1986
    Engle, Nathanael H. (Nathanael Howard), 1893-
    Faries, McIntyre
    Ford, John Anson
    Ford, Thomas F., 1873-1958
    Ford Foundation
    Giannini, Amadeo Peter, 1870-1949
    Haskell, Floyd K.
    Holifield, Chet, 1903-
    Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952
    Jenckes, Virginia Ellis, 1877-1975
    Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963
    Kimball, Dan Able, 1896-1970
    Knowland, William F. (William Fife), 1908-1974
    Langlie, Arthur B. (Arthur Bernard), 1900-1966
    Libby, Willard F.
    Los Angeles (Calif.). Dept. of Water and Power
    Luckey, E. George, 1899-1977
    McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967
    McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941
    Mcinturff, George L., 1907-1986
    Minnesota Taxpayers Association
    Mitchell, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1903-1974
    Moriarty, W. D. (William Daniel), 1877-1936
    Myers, William Irving, 1891-1976
    O’Connor, James Francis Thaddeus
    Palmisano, Vincent L., 1882-1953
    Patterson, William A. (William Allan), 1899-1980
    Pettis, Shirley N.
    Pierce, W. Dwight (William Dwight), 1881-1967
    Richfield Oil Corporation
    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
    Roybal, Edward Ross, 1916-2005
    Shipstead, Henrik, 1881-1960
    Southern California Edison Company
    Sparkman, John, 1899-1985
    Stinson, J. Robert
    Stout, Perry R., 1909-
    Sykes, L. R.
    Tanner, N. Eldon (Nathan Eldon), 1898-1982
    Thomas, Elbert Duncan, 1883-1953
    U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
    United States. Energy Research and Development Administration
    United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Warren, Earl, 1891-1971
    Williams, W. Walter, 1894-1983


    Air quality management
    California--Politics and government--20th century.
    Civil engineers—Archives.
    Earth movements
    Energy development--Canada.
    Pollution control equipment--United States.
    Water resources development--Research

    Geographic Areas

    California--History--20th century--Sources.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)


    Letters (correspondence)--United States
    Professional papers--United States--20th century.