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Series 1: Water Management. 1966-2005.

Scope and Content

This series is largely dedicated to Harris’ professional endeavors while serving on various water management boards including the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors. It also contains documents regarding water management projects and Harris’ correspondence and research.
Box 1, Folder 1

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Harris re-appointment letters. 1970.

Box 1, Folder 2

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Harris statement. 1968.

Box 1, Folder 3

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Legal resolutions. 1966.

Box 1, Folder 4

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Letters. 1967.

Box 1, Folder 5

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Letters: 1 of 2. 1968.

Box 1, Folder 6

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Letters: 2 of 2. 1968.

Box 1, Folder 7

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Letters: 1 of 2. 1969-1971.

Box 1, Folder 8

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Letters: 2 of 2. 1969-1971.

Box 1, Folder 9

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Meeting agenda. 1967.

Box 1, Folder 10

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board: Meeting agenda. 1969.

Box 1, Folder 11

State Water Resources Control Board: Budget. 1968-1973.

Box 1, Folder 12

State Water Resources Control Board: Reports, organization. 1967-1968.

Box 2, Folder 1

State Water Resources Control Board: Letters. 1969.

Box 2, Folder 2

State Water Resources Control Board: Meeting agenda. 1970.

Box 2, Folder 3

State Water Resources Control Board: Meeting minutes. 1968-1970.

Box 2, Folder 4

State Water Resources Control Board: Press releases. 1968-1970.

Box 2, Folder 5

State Water Resources Control Board: Reports. 1966-1976.

Box 2, Folder 6

Fish and Game Commission: Minutes, articles. 1972.

Box 2, Folder 7

Long Beach Recall: Politics. 1970.

Box 2, Folder 9

Department of the Interior: Press release. 1969.

Box 2, Folder 10

Dos Rios Dam Project. 1969.

Box 2, Folder 11

Articles by Harris. 1971-1979.

Box 2, Folder 12

Articles by Harris. 1980s.

Box 2, Folder 13

Recycled water: Harris cable show taping. 2003.

Box 2, Folder 14

Letters. 1967-2000.

Box 2, Folder 15

Newsletters. 2000-2005.

Box 2, Folder 16

Letters and articles: Ellen Stern Harris and Betty Harris. 1967-1977.

Box 2, Folder 17

Harris press, news appearance, UCLA panel. 1969-1970.

Box 2, Folder 18

Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant: Harris notes. 1986-1987.

Box 2, Folder 19

Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant: Hearing. 1986.

Box 3, Folder 1

Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant: Letters, press releases. 1987-1991.

Box 3, Folder 2

Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant: Overview, Transcript. 1985-1986.

Box 3, Folder 3

Los Angeles City Energy Recovery (LANCER) Project. 1986-1987.

Box 3, Folder 4

Los Angeles City Energy Recovery (LANCER) Project: PR Packet. 1987.

Box 3, Folder 5

Oil regulations: Amendment to Municipal Code. 1972-1987.

Box 3, Folder 6

Water quality: Congressional bills. 1969.

Box 3, Folder 7

Orange County Grand Jury: Report on Water. 1978.

Box 3, Folder 8

Department of Fish and Game: Legal statements. 1967.

Box 3, Folder 9

Los Angeles Pipeline. 1987.

Box 3, Folder 10

Malibu Creek Lagoon: Fund for the Environment Symposium. 1987.

Box 3, Folder 11

Malibu Creek Lagoon: Press release, letter. 1990.

Box 3, Folder 12

Malibu Creek Lagoon: Land appraisal. 1990.

Box 3, Folder 13

Malibu Creek Lagoon: Press, articles, Prop M. 1987-2003.

Box 3, Folder 14

Malibu Creek Lagoon: Printed materials. 1985-1986.

Box 3, Folder 15

Carla Bard (activist). 1997.

Box 3, Folder 16

Los Angeles Times Article by John Dreyfuss. 1971.

Box 3, Folder 17

Brochures, article by Gladwin Hill. 1978.

Box 3, Folder 18

Articles. 1967-2002.

Box 3, Folder 19

Los Angeles Times Articles by David Smith. 1968.

Box 3, Folder 20

Water Quality: Scientific papers. 1965-1986.

Box 3, Folder 21

Water Quality: Scientific papers. 1967-1977.

Box 3, Folder 22

Drinking Water Fluoridation: Public brochures, articles. 1969-1970.

Box 3, Folder 23

Department of Water and Power: Meeting brochure. c. 1989.

Box 3, Folder 24

Public printed materials. 1960s.

Box 4, Folder 1

Public printed materials. 1970-1989.

Box 4, Folder 2

Public printed materials. 1980-2000.

Box 4, Folder 3

Water reclamation. 1960-2000.

Box 4, Folder 10

Santa Monica Bay Protection: Legal hearing. 1986.

Box 4, Folder 11

Mac Neil-Lehrer Report: Transcript. 1979.

Box 4, Folder 12

Metropolitan Water District: Budget, water pricing. 1979-1980.

Box 4, Folder 13

Metropolitan Water District: Budget, corporate usage, water pricing study. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 14

Metropolitan Water District Board: Harris appointment. 1978.

Box 4, Folder 15

Metropolitan Water District: Harris handwritten notes. 1978.

Box 4, Folder 16

Metropolitan Water District: Testimonies, statements. 1978.

Box 4, Folder 17

Metropolitan Water District: Lectures, panels. 1979.

Box 4, Folder 18

Metropolitan Water District: Letters. 1978.

Box 4, Folder 19

Metropolitan Water District: Letters. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 1

Metropolitan Water District: Letters to Harris. 1978-1982.

Box 5, Folder 2

Metropolitan Water District: Press about Harris. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 3

Metropolitan Water District: Articles by Harris. 1977-1978.

Box 5, Folder 4

Metropolitan Water District: Colorado River Aqueduct Tour. 1980.

Box 5, Folder 5

Metropolitan Water District: Facilities tours. 1978-1979.

Box 5, Folder 6

Metropolitan Water District: Facilities tours photo album. 1979.

Box 5, Folder 7

Metropolitan Water District: Harris television interview transcripts. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 8

Metropolitan Water District: Grand Jury letters. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 9

Metropolitan Water District: Grand Jury letters. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 10

Metropolitan Water District: Grand Jury notes, information, letters. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 11

Metropolitan Water District: Grand Jury press, interviews. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 12

Metropolitan Water District: Grand Jury reports. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 13

Metropolitan Water District: Grand Jury statements. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 14

Metropolitan Water District: Hearings legal papers. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 1

Metropolitan Water District: Memos to Directors. 1978-1979.

Box 6, Folder 2

Metropolitan Water District: Letters to Directors. 1978-1979.

Box 6, Folder 3

Metropolitan Water District: Papers, reports. 1971.

Box 6, Folder 4

Metropolitan Water District: Peripheral Canal. 1979-1980.

Box 6, Folder 5

Metropolitan Water District: Plastic PVC pipe health hazards. 1977.

Box 6, Folder 6

Metropolitan Water District: After Harris. 1981.

Box 6, Folder 7

Metropolitan Water District: News reports, public affairs clipsheets. 1978-2001.

Box 6, Folder 8

Metropolitan Water District: Press release report. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 9

Metropolitan Water District: Press release report. 1979.

Box 6, Folder 10

Metropolitan Water District: Reports. 1978-1982.

Box 6, Folder 11

Metropolitan Water District Study Committee: Meetings. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 12

Metropolitan Water District: Ephemera. 1980.

Box 6, Folder 13

Metropolitan Water District: Printed material. 1979-1980.

 

Series 2: Coastal Conservation. 1968-2008.

Scope and Content

This series documents Harris’ involvement in different coastal protection committees including the California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission. It also contains research, speeches, and correspondence regarding various projects, notably the fight against the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Box 6, Folder 14

Ballona Wetlands: Letters, articles. 1998-1999.

Box 6, Folder 15

Ballona Wetlands: Harris testimony. 1998.

Box 6, Folder 16

Ballona Wetlands: Auerbach Buy Back Proposal. 1999.

Box 6, Folder 17

Ballona Wetlands: Press release packets. 1997-1999.

Box 6, Folder 18

Beach Advisory Committee: Letters. 1971.

Box 6, Folder 19

Beach Advisory Committee: Meeting. 1971.

Box 7, Folder 1

Natural Resources Defense Council: Comments. 1974.

Box 7, Folder 2

California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission: Energy plan. 1975.

Box 7, Folder 3

California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission: Harris re-appointment Letters. 1970-1977.

Box 7, Folder 4

Articles by and about Harris. 1986-1998.

Box 7, Folder 5

Conference: University of Southern California. 1971.

Box 7, Folder 6

California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission: Harris interview. 1977.

Box 7, Folder 7

Letters. 1971-1976.

Box 7, Folder 8

Letters. 1987-2002.

Box 7, Folder 9

Friends of the Irvine Coast: Meeting, Harris speech. 1996.

Box 7, Folder 10

Harris press clippings. 1998.

Box 7, Folder 11

Harris house event: An Evening with Russell Train. 1973.

Box 7, Folder 12

California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission: Harris salary. 1976.

Box 7, Folder 13

Off-shore drilling: Harris testimony. 1974.

Box 7, Folder 14

Harris Tribute Evening, Heritage Night. 2005-2008.

Box 7, Folder 15

Legal Hearing: Public Interest in the Shoreline. 1968.

Box 7, Folder 16

Legal Papers: Management of the Coastal Zone Public Law. 1972.

Box 7, Folder 17

Legal Request: Santa Monica apartment building. 1974.

Box 7, Folder 18

Board of Harbor Commissioners: Minutes. 1968.

Box 7, Folder 19

California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission: Minutes. 1973-1974.

Box 7, Folder 20

Scientific papers. 1993-1996.

Box 7, Folder 21

Scientific papers by Peter Douglas. 1993-1995.

Box 7, Folder 22

California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission: Planning. 1970-1973.

Box 7, Folder 23

Proposition 20, California Coastal Act. 1973-1996.

Box 8, Folder 1

Press releases, editorials. 1971-2003.

Box 8, Folder 2

Santa Monica Bay restoration. 1994.

Box 8, Folder 3

Governing California's Coast by Stanley Scott. 1974-1976.

Box 8, Folder 4

Interviews: Bodovitz and Scott: Part 1 of 2. 1978.

Box 8, Folder 5

Interviews: Bodovitz and Scott: Part 2 of 2. 1978.

Box 8, Folder 6

Teleprompter, KNXT TV. 1976.

Box 16, Folder 6

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Legal appeal summary. 1973.

Box 16, Folder 7

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Harris articles. 1974-2000.

Box 16, Folder 8

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Legal appeal transcript, misc. 1973-1975.

Box 16, Folder 9

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Letters, papers from De Nike. 1973-1974.

Box 16, Folder 10

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Letters from Mel Lane. 1974.

Box 16, Folder 11

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Letters, paper by Rimmon C. Fay. 1971.

Box 16, Folder 12

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Letters. 1971-1973.

Box 17, Folder 1

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Letters. 1973.

Box 17, Folder 2

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Letters. 1973-1974.

Box 17, Folder 3

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Letters. 1974-1975.

Box 17, Folder 4

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Letters. 1974.

Box 17, Folder 5

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: Photographs. undated.

Box 17, Folder 6

Nuclear Power: Articles. 1970s.

 

Series 3: Public Television and Radio. 1969-2005.

Scope and Content

Harris was concerned with the quality of media reporting and fought to make sure citizens had access to relevant news information. This series documents Harris’ research and correspondence with various public radio and television stations regarding their programming.
Box 8, Folder 7

Scientific articles: Communications. 1984.

Box 8, Folder 8

Scientific articles: Computing. 1985.

Box 8, Folder 9

Printed materials: Computers and communication. 1981-1982.

Box 8, Folder 10

Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Reports, biographies. 1975-1976.

Box 8, Folder 11

Public Access Television: Articles about Harris. 1973-1986.

Box 8, Folder 12

Public Access Television: Memos, presentations by Harris. 1985-2005.

Box 8, Folder 13

Radio: Misc. 1966-1986.

Box 9, Folder 1

Cable Fairness Doctrine and First Amendment. 1988.

Box 9, Folder 2

KCET: Letters, programming. 1977.

Box 9, Folder 3

KCET: Legal Petition to Deny, Harris testimonies. 1977.

Box 9, Folder 4

KCTS: Program scheduling. 1977.

Box 9, Folder 5

KPFK: Planning, programming, Harris letters. 1977.

Box 9, Folder 6

KPFK: Press. 1975-1986.

Box 9, Folder 7

KPFK: Harris radio show, Misc. 1977-1980.

Box 9, Folder 8

KQED, KCRW, KPPC. 1977-2002.

Box 9, Folder 9

KUSC: Harris notes, articles. 1989-1992.

Box 9, Folder 10

KUSC: Articles, Committee for Classical Music Petition. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 11

Radio: Letters to and from Harvey Frey. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 12

Radio: Letters. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 13

KCET: Legal testimony, hearings. 1977-1982.

Box 9, Folder 14

Letters. 1969-1998.

Box 10, Folder 1

Los Angeles Times: "Balkanization". 1999-2000.

Box 10, Folder 2

Los Angeles Times: "Balkanization": Letters. 1990.

Box 10, Folder 3

Public Access Television: Research papers. 1982.

Box 10, Folder 4

Public Access Television: Printed materials. 1976-1990.

Box 10, Folder 5

Report: Social Research on Broadcasting, BBC. 1977.

Box 10, Folder 6

Reports: Cable Channel Procedures. 1983-1986.

Box 10, Folder 7

WETA/National Public Affairs Center for Television packet. 1975.

Box 10, Folder 8

WETA, CPB, PBS: Press clippings, misc. 1976.

Box 10, Folder 9

WETA: Newsletters, misc. 1977.

Box 10, Folder 10

WETA: Agendas, meetings, notes. 1975-1977.

Box 10, Folder 11

California Friends of Public Broadcasting: Letter. undated.

Box 11, Folder 1

WETA: Harris letters, articles, misc. 1975-1977.

Box 18, Folder 5

Public Access Television: Press. 1980s.

 

Series 4: Electromagnetic Field Health Concerns. 1974-2003.

Scope and Content

This series includes Harris’ research about electromagnetic radiation health concerns while she served on the Public Utilities Commission EMF Consensus group.
Box 11, Folder 2

Electricity Industry Obudsman, Australia: Information packet. 1996.

Box 11, Folder 3

Paul Brodeur: Letters, The New Yorker articles. 1989-1991.

Box 11, Folder 4

Paul Brodeur: The New Yorker articles. 1989.

Box 11, Folder 5

California EMF Program: CD. circa 2000.

Box 11, Folder 6

Press releases, Harris articles, letters. 1989-2001.

Box 11, Folder 7

Magnetic field house survey: Harris' residence. 1994.

Box 11, Folder 8

Letters to Harris. 1990-1998.

Box 11, Folder 9

Letters, press releases. 1989-1990.

Box 11, Folder 10

Research papers and presentation. 1986-1996.

Box 11, Folder 11

Articles. 1979-2003.

Box 11, Folder 12

Printed materials, magazine articles. 1991-2000.

Box 12, Folder 1

Public Utilities Commission: Report of the California EMF Consensus Group. 1992.

Box 12, Folder 2

Public Utilities Commission: Power Grid and Land Use Policy Analysis Proposal. 1996.

Box 12, Folder 3

Public Utilities Commission: Harris appointment letters. 1974-1975.

Box 12, Folder 4

Public Utilities Commission: Harris letters, misc. 1974-2000.

Box 12, Folder 5

Public Utilities Commission: Legal hearing. 1997.

Box 12, Folder 6

Public Utilities Commission: Legal hearing. 1996.

Box 12, Folder 7

Public Utilities Commission: Letters: Conflict of interest. 1996-1997.

 

Series 5: Los Angeles History Preservation. 1963-1997.

Scope and Content

Harris, a third generation Beverly Hills resident herself, was an advocate for documenting Los Angeles area history. This series contains her research and letters on the topic.
Box 12, Folder 8

Amigos de la Casa de Nuestros Legados. 1983.

Box 12, Folder 9

City beautification and celebrations. 1964-1965.

Box 12, Folder 10

Century First Families: Early Los Angeles families. 1980-1996.

Box 12, Folder 11

Printed materials: City activists. 1998.

Box 12, Folder 12

Heritage Task Force: Letters. 1984.

Box 12, Folder 13

Heritage Task Force: Letters. 1984-1997.

Box 12, Folder 14

Historical preservation: Printed materials: 1 of 4. 1963-1997.

Box 13, Folder 1

Historical preservation: Printed materials: 2 of 4. 1963-1997.

Box 13, Folder 2

Historical preservation: Printed materials: 3 of 4. 1963-1997.

Box 13, Folder 3

Historical preservation: Printed materials: 4 of 4. 1963-1997.

Box 13, Folder 4

State archives reports: March Fong Eu. 1981-1983.

Box 13, Folder 5

Report: Assessing the Condition of U.S. Historical Records. 1983.

Box 45, Folder 5

"A Few Treasures" from the Los Angeles City Archives. circa 1982.

 

Series 6: Finance Reform. 1965-2004.

Scope and Content

Harris became concerned with campaign financing after serving on the California Coastal Commission. This series documents her efforts in campaign finance reform, including letters, editorials, and Harris’ own Town Hall speech addressing the issue.
Box 13, Folder 6

Project on Corporate Responsibility. 1970-1973.

Box 13, Folder 7

Harris articles, notes. 1971-1983.

Box 13, Folder 8

Town Hall speech by Harris. 1971.

Box 13, Folder 9

Harris letters. 1971-2004.

Box 13, Folder 10

Proposals, papers. 1970-1972.

Box 13, Folder 11

News editorials. 1970-1972.

Box 13, Folder 12

Printed materials: reform. 1968-1972.

Box 14, Folder 1

California Clean Money Campaign: Board meetings. 2002.

Box 14, Folder 2

Legislator finances: Los Angeles Times articles. 1965.

Box 14, Folder 3

Statement by Rick Tuttle. 1997.

 

Series 7: Subject Files. 1964-2003.

Scope and Content

While Harris was particularly concerned with water and coastal issues, she was also active in addressing other areas, including air pollution, land protection, global warming, discrimination, and others. This series contains her research and related correspondence in these areas. Additionally, the series contains all her Los Angeles Times Consumer Advocate columns, which spanned a range of issues.
Box 2, Folder 8

Waste Management: City of Beverly Hills. 1978-1989.

Box 4, Folder 4

Recycling: Articles. 1968-1989.

Box 4, Folder 5

Recycling: Californians Against Waste Initiatives. 1989.

Box 4, Folder 6

Recycling: Eagle Mountain Proposal. 1989.

Box 4, Folder 7

Landfill recycling: Memos. 1967-1990.

Box 4, Folder 8

Recycling: Programs, press releases. 1989.

Box 4, Folder 9

Solid Waste: Scientific reports. 1973, 1989.

Box 14, Folder 4

Air Pollution: Smog. 1969-1987.

Box 14, Folder 5

Effects of Pollution on Senior Citizens. 2003.

Box 14, Folder 6

Articles: Misc. 1978-1999.

Box 14, Folder 7

United States Census. 1980-2000.

Box 14, Folder 8

Cheney, Dick. 1987-2003.

Box 14, Folder 9

Christo, Environmental artist. 1981.

Box 14, Folder 10

Committee for Classical Music. 1989.

Box 14, Folder 11

Disabilities discrimination: United Airlines. 1997.

Box 14, Folder 12

Disabilities discrimination: United Airlines: Legal papers. 1998.

Box 15, Folder 1

Disabilities discrimination: United Airlines: Letters. 1998.

Box 15, Folder 2

Disabilities discrimination: Letters. 1998.

Box 15, Folder 3

Disabilities discrimination: Attorney letters. 1999.

Box 15, Folder 4

Disabilities discrimination: Misc. 1998-2001.

Box 15, Folder 5

Disabilities discrimination: Press. 1999.

Box 15, Folder 6

Disabilities discrimination: Printed materials. 1999-2001.

Box 15, Folder 7

Gender discrimination: Ingomar Men's Club. 1973-2000.

Box 15, Folder 8

Discrimination: UCLA Scarce Resources Conference. 1975.

Box 15, Folder 9

Global warming. 1999-2000.

Box 15, Folder 10

Global warming. 2000.

Box 15, Folder 11

Los Angeles Times: Harris published "Letters to the Editor". 1973-1997.

Box 15, Folder 12

Santa Monica Mountains Conservation: Letters. 1966-1996.

Box 15, Folder 13

Santa Monica Mountains Conservation. 1964-1972.

Box 15, Folder 14

Public Assessment of Technology: Articles. 1974-1999.

Box 15, Folder 15

Terrorism: 9/11. 2001.

Box 15, Folder 16

Terrorism. 1999-2001.

Box 16, Folder 1

Terrorism: 9/11: Press clippings. 2001.

Box 16, Folder 2

Transportation. 1980-1981.

Box 16, Folder 3

Conflict of interest. 1971-1995.

Box 16, Folder 4

Environmental land use. 1971-1995.

Box 16, Folder 5

Libraries. 1968-1972.

Box 19, Folders 3-11

Los Angeles Times: Harris published "Letters to the Editor". 1990-2001.

Box 19, Folders 12-20

Press releases. 1979-1990.

Box 19, Folders 21-28

Articles by Harris. 1971-1988.

Box 20, Folders 1-9

Legal testimonies. 1974-1990.

Box 37, Folders 1-5

Los Angeles Times consumer advocate column by Harris. 1971-1975.

Box 38, Folders 1-10

Los Angeles Times consumer advocate column by Harris. 1971-1978.

Box 39, Folders 1-3

Los Angeles Times consumer advocate column by Harris. 1976-1978.

Box 43, Folder 1

Los Angeles Times consumer advocate column: Index (1 of 2). 1971-1975.

Box 43, Folder 2

Los Angeles Times consumer advocate column: Index (2 of 2). 1971-1975.

Box 16, Folder 6

Posters. undated.

 

Series 8: Conference Participation and Teaching. 1965-2000.

Scope and Content

Harris taught classes at UCLA and other universities on the topic of media power and citizen access to information. This series contains both personal planning notes and public advertising for her classes. She also was involved as both a participant and as a special guest in a number of conferences involving both environmental and information access issues.
Box 17, Folder 7

Harris Lectures. 1970-1987.

Box 17, Folder 8

UCLA Extension: Harris lectures. 1977-1986.

Box 17, Folder 9

UCLA Extension: Harris lectures: Media power. 1980s.

Box 17, Folder 10

UCLA Extension: Harris lectures: Media power. 1990s.

Box 18, Folder 1

UCLA Extension: Harris lectures: Media power. 1978.

Box 18, Folder 2

UCLA Extension: Misc. 1976-1991.

Box 18, Folder 3

UCLA Extension: Public Access Workshop. 1981.

Box 18, Folder 4

UCLA Extension: Public Access Workshop. 1982-1986.

Box 18, Folder 6

Public Access Producers Academy: Letters. 1986-2000.

Box 18, Folder 7

Public Access Producers Academy: Newsletters, certificates. 1983-1987.

Box 18, Folder 8

Public Access Producers Academy: Papers. 1981-1984.

Box 18, Folder 9

Public Access Producers Academy: Press releases. 1986.

Box 18, Folder 10

Public Access Producers Academy: Proposals. 1983-1986.

Box 18, Folder 11

Public Access Producers Academy: Testimonies. 1981-1986.

Box 18, Folder 12

Public Access Producers Association. 1982-1983.

Box 18, Folder 13

Harris lectures. 1969-1989.

Box 18, Folder 14

Harris lectures. 1970-1989.

Box 19, Folder 1

Harris lectures. 1970-2002.

Box 19, Folder 2

Claremont College: Harris lectures. 1991.

Box 28, Folder 1

National Forum on Science and Technology Goals: 1 of 2. 1995.

Box 28, Folder 2

National Forum on Science and Technology Goals: 2 of 2. 1995.

Box 28, Folder 3

Conference on Telecommunications Policy and Opportunities: 1 of 2. 1997.

Box 28, Folder 4

Conference on Telecommunications Policy and Opportunities: 2 of 2. 1997.

Box 28, Folder 5

Attended conferences. 1965-1994.

Box 28, Folder 6

Conference invitations. 1970-1995.

Box 28, Folder 7

Conference participant. 1970-1981.

Box 29, Folder 1

Conference participant. 1980.

Box 29, Folder 2

Conference remarks. 1972-1990.

Box 29, Folder 3

Future conferences: Planning. 1969-1983.

Box 19, Folder 60

White House Environmental Decade Conference. 1980.

 

Series 9: Correspondence. 1960-2004.

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence to and from Harris, including exchanges with prominent local and national government officials.
Box 20, Folders 10-12

Letters: Government. 1966-1977.

Box 20, Folders 13-17

Proposals and suggestions for television shows. 1976-2004.

Box 20, Folders 18-22

Letters: Harris seeking government posts. 1976-1980.

Box 20, Folder 23

Clean Government Initiative draft. 1972.

Box 21, Folders 1-64

Letters from Harris. 1965-2000.

Box 21, Folder 65

Letters: Public appearances. 1969-1973.

Box 21, Folder 66

Letters: Los Angeles Times. 1968-1971.

Box 21, Folder 67

Letters: reappointment to positions. 1971-1975.

Box 21, Folder 68

Letters: Medical. 1996-1999.

Box 22, Folders 1-29

Letters to and from Harris. 1960-1991.

Box 22, Folders 30-35

Letters: Corporate. 1968-1973.

Box 23, Folders 1-30

Letters to Harris. 1960-1999.

Box 24, Folders 1-7

Letters to Harris. 1960-1989.

Box 25, Folders 1-4

Letters to Harris. 1990-2004.

 

Series 10: Biographical and Personal Material. 1942-2005.

Scope and Content

This series contains biographical and personal material, including articles about Harris, awards, notebooks with handwritten notes, personal cards, and resumes. It also contains information on the transfer of Harris’s papers to UCLA.
Box 19, Folders 29-48

Articles about Harris. 1969-1990.

Box 19, Folders 49-56

Harris resumes and evaluations. 1964-1995.

Box 19, Folders 57-59

Event invitations and flyers. 1966-2003.

Box 25, Folder 5

Articles about Harris. 1967-1996.

Box 25, Folder 6

Article: Draft for Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Newsletter. 2002.

Box 25, Folder 7

Articles by Harris. 1969-2004.

Box 25, Folder 8

Articles about conservation. 1969-2000.

Box 25, Folder 9

Awards. 1970-2000.

Box 25, Folder 10

Autobiographical article. 2001.

Box 25, Folder 11

Invitations. 1972-2005.

Box 26, Folder 1

Federal job applications. 1971.

Box 26, Folder 2

Federal job applications. 1972.

Box 26, Folder 3

Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year: Announcement. 1969.

Box 26, Folder 4

Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year: Letters. 1969.

Box 26, Folder 5

Letters. 1970-2000.

Box 26, Folder 6

Magazine Articles: Business Week. 1970-1971.

Box 26, Folder 7

Magazine Articles: California Journal. 1973.

Box 26, Folder 8

Magazine Articles: Greater Los Angeles Council of Divers News. 1970.

Box 26, Folder 9

Magazine Articles: Los Angeles Magazine. 1974.

Box 26, Folder 10

Magazine Articles: New West. 1976-1977.

Box 26, Folder 11

Newspaper articles. 1998-2003.

Box 26, Folder 12

Obituaries. 2006.

Box 26, Folder 13

Press clippings. 1973-2003.

Box 27, Folder 1

Press clippings. 1969-2002.

Box 27, Folder 2

Articles: Los Angeles Times, Real Estate. 1988-1993.

Box 27, Folder 3

Harris resumes. 1970-1991.

Box 27, Folder 4

Legal testimonies. 1974-1995.

Box 27, Folder 5

Article: Aging. 1989.

Box 27, Folder 6

The British Consulate: The British-American Management Course. 1966.

Box 27, Folder 7

Research papers. 1960-1974.

Box 27, Folder 8

Early research. 1966.

Box 27, Folder 9

Notes, misc. 1972-2000.

Box 27, Folder 10

Award: California Community Foundation. 2000.

Box 32, Folders 2-11

Photographs. 1969-2000.

Box 33, Folders 1-11

Photographs. circa 1960-2003.

Box 35, Folders 9-12

Greeting cards.

Box 36, Folders 1-7

Greeting cards.

Box 39, Folder 4

Archive sections: Example of relationship. undated.

Box 39, Folder 5

Old Harris archive. undated.

Box 39, Folder 6

Old Harris archive: Inventory sheets. undated.

Box 39, Folder 7

California archives: Printed materials. undated.

Box 39, Folder 8

Possible Harris archive repositories. undated.

Box 39, Folder 9

Grants research. undated.

Box 39, Folder 10

Audio-video inventories. undated.

Box 39, Folder 11

Old Harris archive: UCLA Special Collections. 1995-1999.

Box 39, Folder 12

Old Harris archive: UCLA Special Collections. 2003-2004.

Box 39, Folder 13

Old Harris archive: UCLA Special Collections. 2000-2002.

Box 39, Folder 14

Old Harris archive: Box labels. undated.

Box 40, Folder 1

Old Harris archive: Inventory sheets. 2002.

Box 40, Folder 2

Old Harris archive: Inventory sheets. 2003.

Box 40, Folders 3-4

Notebooks with handwritten notes. undated.

Box 41, Folders 1-4

Notebooks with handwritten notes. 1970s-1980s.

Box 42, Folders 1-4

Notebooks with handwritten notes. 1990s-2000s.

Box 42, Folders 5

Personalized California legislature handbook. 1969.

Box 43, Folder 3

Travel scrapbook. undated.

Box 43, Folder 4

Early family photographs. undated.

Box 43, Folder 5

Early school work. 1942.

Box 43, Folder 6

Early school work: Art notebook. 1946.

Box 45, Folder 7

Israeli Women Speak Out book jackets, clippings. 1958.

Box 45, Folder 8

Los Angeles Music Festival brochures. 1956-1960.

Box 46, Folder 1

Early school work. circa 1942.

Box 46, Folder 2

Photos of Harris. circa 1972.

Box 46, Folder 3

Magazine articles: Los Angeles Times Magazine. 1971, 1975.

Box 46, Folder 4

Early school scrapbook: "Ellen: A Notebook on Ellen by Ellen". 1947.

Box 16, Folder 7

Name plaques, ephemera. undated.

Box 46, Folder 4

Awards. 1970-2003.

 

Series 11: Beverly Hills Community Participation. 1920-2004.

Scope and Content

Harris spent her life in Beverly Hills, California and was an active community participant. She was interested in restoration of the historic Beverly Garden Park; this series includes related research material. Material from her 1988 unsuccessful campaign for Beverly Hills City Council can also be found here.
Box 29, Folder 4

Affaire in the Garden Art Show. 1992-1993.

Box 29, Folder 5

Beverly Garden Park: Diagrams, maps. 1990-1994.

Box 29, Folder 6

Beverly Garden Park: French origins. 1992-1993.

Box 29, Folder 7

Beverly Garden Park: Press. 1978-1995.

Box 29, Folder 8

Friends of Beverly Garden Park. 1990.

Box 29, Folder 9

Beverly Garden Park: Reports. 1993-2000.

Box 29, Folder 10

Beverly Garden Park: Reports. 1970-1998.

Box 30, Folder 1

Beverly Garden Park: Photographs. 1920-1989.

Box 30, Folder 2

Gardens: Central Park, New York: Olmsted. 1996.

Box 30, Folder 3

Gardens: Filoli, Santa Barbara. 1990.

Box 30, Folder 4

Gardens: Huntington. 1990.

Box 30, Folder 5

Gardens: Lotusland, Ganna Walska. 1990.

Box 30, Folder 6

Gardens: Mixed brochures. 1989-1995.

Box 30, Folder 7

Harris Council Campaign: Campaign materials. 1988.

Box 30, Folder 8

Harris Council Campaign: Letters to Harris. 1988.

Box 30, Folder 9

Harris Council Campaign: Press. 1988.

Box 30, Folder 10

Harris Council Campaign: Press releases, remarks. 1988.

Box 30, Folder 11

Legal: Testimonies. 1990-2004.

Box 31, Folder 1

Letters to Harris. 1990-2000.

Box 31, Folder 2

Letters to City Council. 1972-2000.

Box 31, Folder 3

Letters from Harris. 1990-2001.

Box 31, Folder 4

Letters: Beverly Hills Post Office Campaign. 1997-1998.

Box 31, Folder 5

Misc. 1990.

Box 31, Folder 6

Notes. 1990.

Box 31, Folder 7

Press. 1971-2003.

Box 31, Folder 8

Printed materials. 1988-1994.

Box 31, Folder 9

Recreation and Parks Commission: Handbook. 1992.

Box 31, Folder 10

Recreation and Parks Commission: Misc. 1992-2004.

Box 31, Folder 11

Recreation and Parks Commission: Agendas. 1995-1996.

Box 32, Folder 1

Trees. 1976-1994.

Box 45, Folder 6

Photo album of gardens. undated.

Box 46, Folder 5

City Council Campaign Poster. 1988.

 

Series 12: Council for Planning and Conservation. 1967-1986.

Scope and Content

In 1966, Harris helped found the Council for Planning and Conservation. This series contains some of the Council’s administrative records, including financial records, meeting minutes, newsletters, and related correspondence.
Box 33, Folder 12

Organization, by-Laws. 1968-1973.

Box 33, Folder 13

Letters to Harris. 1969-1971.

Box 33, Folder 14

Letters from Harris. 1967-1986.

Box 34, Folder 1

Membership dues journal. 1967-1973.

Box 34, Folder 2

Minutes binder. 1970-1972.

Box 34, Folders 3-8

Newsletters. 1967-1972.

Box 45, Folder 1

Records: Newsletters (1 of 2). 1970-1971.

Box 45, Folder 2

Records: Newsletters (2 of 2). 1970-1971.

Box 45, Folder 3

Records: Tax Advice (1 of 2). 1970-1982.

Box 45, Folder 4

Records: Tax Advice (2 of 2). 1970-1982.

 

Series 13: The Fund For The Environment. 1970-1998.

Scope and Content

In 1970, Harris founded and began serving as the Executive Director of the Fund for the Environment, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting California’s environment. This series contains legal and financial papers, planning material, and correspondence.
Box 34, Folder 9

Planning. 1971.

Box 34, Folder 10

Planning. 1971-1972.

Box 34, Folder 11

Official papers. 1971-1997.

Box 35, Folder 1

Legal. 1971-1996.

Box 35, Folder 2

Financial: Fundraising, letters. 1971.

Box 35, Folder 3

Financial: Grants. 1971.

Box 35, Folder 4

Financial: Expenses. 1985-1986.

Box 35, Folder 5

Financial: Taxes. 1971-1988.

Box 35, Folder 6

Financial: Misc. 1972.

Box 35, Folder 7

Letters. 1971-1973.

Box 35, Folder 8

Testimony: Harris. 1998.

Box 44, Folder 1

Records: Incorporation. 1970-1975.

Box 44, Folder 2

Records: Minutes. 1973-1996.

Box 44, Folder 3

Records: Tax exemption (1 of 2). 1971-1996.

Box 44, Folder 4

Records: Tax exemption (2 of 2). 1971-1996.

Box 44, Folder 5

Records: Tax exemption letters. 1972.

Box 44, Folder 6

Records: Misc. (1 of 2). 1970-1986.

Box 44, Folder 7

Records: Misc. (2 of 2). 1970-1986.