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Finding Aid for the League of Allied Arts records, 1940-2011
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Series 1: Administrative Records 1981-2011

Scope and Content

Series 1: Administrative Records contains meeting minutes, agendas, and notices primarily from general membership meetings. Also included are records from the Executive Board and various committees, such as the Membership, Program, Ways and Means, Cultural Projects, Scholarship, and Closing Event Committees.
Organized chronologically by year, this series reveals the organization's focus, administrative functioning, and event planning activities, as well as information about its arts advocacy and community outreach efforts in Los Angeles and beyond. Information about League membership and scholarships are also included in this series.
Box 1, Folder 1

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1981, 1982

Box 1, Folder 2

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1984, 1985, 1986

Box 1, Folder 3

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1987, 1988

Box 1, Folder 4

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1989

Box 1, Folder 5

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1990

Box 1, Folder 6

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1991

Box 1, Folder 7

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1992

Box 1, Folder 8

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1993

Box 1, Folder 9

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1994

Box 1, Folder 10

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1995

Box 1, Folder 11

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1996

Box 1, Folder 12

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1997

Box 1, Folder 13

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1998

Box 1, Folder 14

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1999

Box 1, Folder 15

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2000

Box 2, Folder 1

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2001

Box 2, Folder 2

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2002

Box 2, Folder 3

Meeting Minutes and Agendas: Retreat, 2002

Box 2, Folder 4

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2003

Box 2, Folder 5

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2004

Box 2, Folder 6

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2005

Box 2, Folder 7

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2006

Box 2, Folder 8

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2007

Box 3, Folder 1

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2008

Box 3, Folder 2

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2009

Box 3, Folder 3

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2010

Box 3, Folder 4

Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 2011

Box 3, Folder 5

Membership: Poetry, Recipes, Undated

Box 3, Folder 6

Membership: Yvonne Meo, Undated

Box 3, Folder 7

Membership: Rosters, 1989-2008

Box 3, Folder 8

Membership: Questionnaires, 2001, 2007

Box 3, Folder 9

Membership: Questionnaires, 2005

Box 3, Folder 10

Membership: Obituaries, 2006, 2009

Box 3, Folder 11

Membership, 1998-2001

Box 3, Folder 12

Membership, 1994-2011

Box 3, Folder 13

Membership, 1997-2011

Box 4, Folder 1

Scholarships, 1991-2008

Box 4, Folder 2

Scholarships, 1996-1999

Box 4, Folder 3

Scholarships, 1996-2007

Box 4, Folder 4

Scholarships, 1997-2006

Box 4, Folder 5

Scholarships, 2000, 2001

 

Series 2: Financial, 1969-2011

Scope and Content

Series 2: Financial contains information about the fiscal activities of the League. Organized chronologically by year, this series includes treasurer's reports, budget reports, closing event reports, charitable donations, statements of income and expenses, requests for payments, and breakdown of funds.
Box 4, Folder 6

Reports, 1980-1989

Box 4, Folder 7

Reports, 1990

Box 4, Folder 8

Reports, 1991

Box 4, Folder 9

Reports, 1992

Box 4, Folder 10

Reports, 1993

Box 5, Folder 1

Reports, 1995

Box 5, Folder 2

Reports, 1996

Box 5, Folder 3

Reports, 1997

Box 5, Folder 4

Reports, 1997, 1998

Box 5, Folder 5

Reports, 1999

Box 5, Folder 6

Reports, 2000

Box 5, Folder 7

Reports, 2001

Box 5, Folder 8

Reports, 2002

Box 5, Folder 9

Reports, 2003

Box 5, Folder 10

Reports, 2004

Box 5, Folder 11

Reports, 2005

Box 6, Folder 1

Reports, 2007

Box 6, Folder 2

Reports, 2008

Box 6, Folder 3

Reports, 2009

Box 6, Folder 4

Reports, 2010

Box 6, Folder 5

Reports, 2011

Box 6, Folder 6

Expenses: Ledger, 1969-1973

Box 6, Folder 7

Expenses, 1984-1989

Box 6, Folder 8

Expenses, 1990

Box 6, Folder 9

Expenses, 1991

Box 6, Folder 10

Expenses, 1992

Box 6, Folder 11

Expenses: Ledger, 1993-1998

Box 6, Folder 12

Expenses, 1993, 1994

Box 6, Folder 13

Expenses, 1995, 1996, 1997

Box 6, Folder 14

Expenses, 1998

Box 6, Folder 15

Expenses, 1998

Box 7, Folder 1

Expenses, 1999

Box 7, Folder 2

Expenses, 2000

Box 7, Folder 3

Expenses, 2001

Box 7, Folder 4

Expenses, 2002

Box 7, Folder 5

Expenses, 2003

Box 7, Folder 6

Expenses, 2004

Box 7, Folder 7

Expenses, 2004

Box 7, Folder 8

Expenses, 2004

Box 7, Folder 9

Expenses, 2004

Box 7, Folder 10

Expenses, 2005

Box 7, Folder 11

Expenses, 2005

Box 8, Folder 1

Expenses, 2006

Box 8, Folder 2

Expenses, 2007

Box 8, Folder 3

Expenses, 2008

Box 8, Folder 4

Expenses, 2009, 2010

 

Series 3: Public Relations, 1940-2011

Scope and Content

Series 3: Public Relations contains ephemera such as programs, announcements, invitations, response cards, and fliers from League events. Some highlights include invitations for the League’s yearly closing events; a program for the art exhibit Treasures of Ancient Nigeria at the California Museum of Science and Industry; announcements for Patti LaBelle and Althea Waites concerts as well as receptions in honor of opera singer Denyce Graves and civil rights activist Roy Wilkins; and programs for the League’s 60th and 65th Anniversary galas. This series also contains information about art related events in the Los Angeles community as well as newspaper clippings featuring the League of Allied Arts.
Box 8, Folder 5

Events: Burr Singer, 1940

Box 8, Folder 6

Events: William Grant Still, 1965

Box 8, Folder 7

Events: The 5th Dimension, 1974

Box 8, Folder 8

Events: Dr. Joseph H. Howard, 1975

Box 8, Folder 9

Events: Ain't Misbehavin' , 1979

Box 8, Folder 10

Events: Treasures of Ancient Nigeria, Roy Wilkins, 1980, 1981, 1982

Box 8, Folder 11

Events, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

Box 8, Folder 12

Events: Althea Waites, 1990, 1991

Box 8, Folder 13

Events, 1992

Box 8, Folder 14

Events, 1993

Box 8, Folder 15

Events, 1994

Box 8, Folder 16

Events, 1995

Box 8, Folder 17

Events: Gertrude Rivers Robinson, 1996

Box 8, Folder 18

Events: Patti LaBelle, 1997

Box 8, Folder 19

Events, 1997

Box 9, Folder 1

Events, 1998

Box 9, Folder 2

Events: 60th Anniversary, 1999

Box 9, Folder 3

Events: Paris, 2000

Box 9, Folder 4

Events: BEEM Foundation, Marion Maddox, 2000

Box 9, Folder 5

Events, 2001

Box 9, Folder 6

Events, 2002

Box 9, Folder 7

Events: Denyce Graves, 2003

Box 9, Folder 8

Events: 65th Anniversary, Langston Hughes, 2004

Box 9, Folder 9

Events: August Wilson, 2005

Box 9, Folder 10

Events, 2005

Box 9, Folder 11

Events: Long Beach Museum of Art, 2006

Box 9, Folder 12

Events: The Huntington Library, Langston Hughes, 2007

Box 10, Folder 1

Events, 2008

Box 10, Folder 2

Events, 2009

Box 10, Folder 3

Events: 70th Anniversary, 2010

Box 10, Folder 4

Events, 2011

Box 10, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings, 1941, 1963, 1979

Box 10, Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings, 1973, 1978-1985

Box 10, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings, 1984-2009

Box 10, Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings, 1991-1992

Box 10, Folder 9

Newspaper Clippings, 1993

Box 10, Folder 10

Newspaper Clippings, 1995

Box 10, Folder 11

Newspaper Clippings, 1996

Box 10, Folder 12

Newspaper Clippings, 1997

Box 10, Folder 13

Newspaper Clippings, 1998

Box 10, Folder 14

Newspaper Clippings, 1999

Box 10, Folder 15

Newspaper Clippings, 2001-2007

Box 10, Folder 16

Newspaper Clippings, 2002-2003

Box 10, Folder 17

Advertisement, 2005

Box 10, Folder 18

Logo, Undated

 

Series 4: Correspondence, 1980-2010

Scope and Content

Series 4: Correspondence contains letters, memos, cards, and printed emails sent by the League to its membership, political figures, and various vendors. Also includes internal correspondence from League presidents Antoinette Atkinson, Dorothy Thornhill, and Carol Hall Holliday.
Box 10, Folder 19

Correspondence, Undated

Box 10, Folder 20

Correspondence, 1980-1989

Box 10, Folder 21

Correspondence, 1990-1994

Box 10, Folder 22

Correspondence, 1995-1997

Box 10, Folder 23

Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 10, Folder 24

Correspondence, 2000- 2002

Box 11, Folder 1

Correspondence, 2003

Box 11, Folder 2

Correspondence, 2004

Box 11, Folder 3

Correspondence, 2005

Box 11, Folder 4

Correspondence, 2006

Box 11, Folder 5

Correspondence, 2007

Box 11, Folder 6

Correspondence, 2008

Box 11, Folder 7

Correspondence, 2009-2010

 

Series 5: Historical Information, 1943-2007

Scope and Content

Series 5: Historical Information contains various versions of the history of the League of Allied Arts written by members as well as the organization’s constitution. This series also contains scrapbooks created by League members, which visually presents the League’s chronological history through photographs, event ephemera, and newspaper clippings.
Box 11, Folder 8

League Constitution, Undated

Box 11, Folder 9

League Constitution, Undated

Box 11, Folder 10

League History: Miriam Matthews, Undated

Box 11, Folder 11

League History: Marion Maddox, Undated

Box 11, Folder 12

League History, 1973-1981

Box 11, Folder 13

League History, 1974

Box 11, Folder 14

League Constitutions and Membership, 1978

Box 11, Folder 15

League History, 1993-1995, 1997-2001, 2003, 2004

Box 12, Folder 1

League History: Dorothy Vena Johnson, Undated, 2006

Box 12, Folder 2

League History, 2007

Box 12, Folder 3

Scrapbooks: William Grant Still, Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, Alice Taylor Gafford, 1943-1956

Box 12, Folder 4

Scrapbooks: Langston Hughes, Buddy Collette, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1957-1965

Box 12, Folder 5

Scrapbooks: Loren Miller, Alice Taylor Gafford, 1966-1969

Box 12, Folder 6

Scrapbooks, 1970-1975

Box 12, Folder 7

Scrapbooks, 1974

Box 12, Folder 8

Scrapbooks: Mrs. Ralph J. Bunche, 1975

Box 12, Folder 9

Scrapbooks, 1975

Box 13, Folder 1

Scrapbooks: Thelma Houston, Jane Aileen Floyd, Our Authors Study Club, 1976, 1977

Box 13, Folder 2

Scrapbooks: Treasures of Tutankhamun, 1978

Box 13, Folder 3

Scrapbooks: Richard Hunt, Frances Johnson Barnes, 1978

Box 13, Folder 4

Scrapbooks: Ain't Misbehavin', 1979, 1980

Box 13, Folder 5

Scrapbooks, 1980, 1981

Box 13, Folder 6

Scrapbooks, 1982, 1984, 1986

Box 15, Folder 1

Scrapbooks (1 of 9), 1990, 1991

Box 15, Folder 2

Scrapbooks (2 of 9), 1991-1994

Box 15, Folder 3

Scrapbooks (3 of 9), 1994-1996

Box 15, Folder 4

Scrapbooks (4 of 9), 1996, 1997

Box 15, Folder 5

Scrapbooks (5 of 9), 1995

Box 15, Folder 6

Scrapbooks (6 of 9), 1995

Box 15, Folder 7

Scrapbooks (7 of 9), 1996, 1997

Box 15, Folder 8

Scrapbooks (8 of 9), 1998

Box 15, Folder 9

Scrapbooks (9 of 9), 1998

Box 15, Folder 10

Awards, 1979

Box 15, Folder 11

Awards, 2005

Box 16, Folder 1

Scrapbooks, 1999

Box 16, Folder 2

Scrapbooks: Misty Copeland, 1999

Box 16, Folder 3

Scrapbooks, 1999

Box 16, Folder 4

Scrapbooks, 1999

Box 16, Folder 5

Scrapbooks, 2000

Box 16, Folder 6

Scrapbooks, 2000, 2001

Box 16, Folder 7

Scrapbooks, 1999, 2000

Box 16, Folder 8

Scrapbooks, 1999, 2000, 2007

Box 16, Folder 9

Scrapbooks, 2001

Box 16, Folder 10

Scrapbooks, 2001, 2002

Box 16, Folder 11

Scrapbooks, 2002, 2003

Box 16, Folder 12

Scrapbooks, 2002, 2003

Box 16, Folder 13

Scrapbooks, 2000-2003

Box 16, Folder 14

Scrapbooks, 2003

Box 16, Folder 15

Scrapbooks, 2004-2006

Box 16, Folder 16

Scrapbooks, 2000-2002

Box 16, Folder 17

Scrapbooks, 2004-2007

Box 16, Folder 18

Scrapbooks, 2001, 2005

Box 17, Folder 1

Awards, 1994

Box 17, Folder 2

Awards, 2009

 

Series 6: Photographs and Media, 1967-2008

Scope and Content

Series 6: Photographs & Media contains photographs of the League of Allied Arts members and events, including closing events. The series also contains photographic slides as well as audio and video recordings of a limited number of League events.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 13, Folder 7

Photographs, Undated

Box 13, Folder 8

Photographs, Undated

Box 14, Folder 1

Photographs, Undated

Box 14, Folder 2

Photographs, Undated

Box 14, Folder 3

Photographs: Alice Taylor Gafford, Ruth Warrick, 1967

Box 14, Folder 4

Photographs, 1970, 1975, 1978

Box 14, Folder 5

Photographs, 1980S

Box 14, Folder 6

Photographs: Closing Event, 1990

Box 14, Folder 7

Photographs: Closing Event, 1991

Box 14, Folder 8

Photographs, 1992

Box 14, Folder 9

Photographs, 1992

Box 14, Folder 10

Photographs, 1993

Box 14, Folder 11

Photographs, 1994, 1995

Box 14, Folder 12

Photographs, 1998

Box 14, Folder 13

Photographs, 1999

Box 14, Folder 14

Photographs: August Wilson, 1989, 2003

Box 14, Folder 15

Photographs, 2003-2006, 2008

Box 18, Folder 1

Media: Slides, Undated

Box 18, Folder 2

Media: Slides, Undated

Box 18, Folder 3

Media: Slides, Undated

Box 18, Folder 4

Media: Open Reel Tapes, Undated

Box 18, Folder 5

Media: DVDs and VHS, Undated, 2004, 2006, 2007

Scope and Content

  • 4 DVDs: "League of Allied Arts, October 17, 2004, DVD Presentation, Created by South Street Studios," 10/17/2004
  • 2 DVDs: “League of Allied Arts Corporation, Founded 1939, 62nd Scholarship Awards Luncheon 6/11/2006," 2006
  • VHS tape: “Krista Selico 626.844.6994,” Undated, Unknown Time, Unknown Manufacturer
Box 18, Folder 6

Media: Compact Audio Cassettes, Undated, 1999

Scope and Content

  • Audio: Compact Cassette: Untitled, Undated, 60 MIN, TDK
  • Audio: Compact Cassette: “League of Allied Arts 10/10/1999” (CD 1: Cuts 1-13), 10/10/1999, 60 MIN, Unknown Manufacturer
  • Audio: Compact Cassette: “League of Allied Arts 10/10/1999” (CD 2: Cuts 1-16), 10/10/1999, 60 MIN, Unknown Manufacturer
Box 18, Folder 7

Media: CDs and 3.5 inch Floppy Disks, Undated, 2003, 2004, 2007

Scope and Content

  • CD: “League updated history,” Undated
  • 2 CDs: “Langston Hughes” photos by Hamilton, Undated
  • CD: Untitled (Los Angeles Women’s Appointment Collaboration – Photos – Carol Hall Holliday, League president), 11/6/2003
  • CD: “2004 Langston Hughes Gala Kit,” 2004
  • CD: Untitled (League 65th Anniversary PR docs), 2004
  • CD: “League of Allied Arts: Langston Hughes Tribute & 65th Anniversary Celebration,” 10/17/2004
  • CD: “League of Allied Arts: 65th Gala & Tribute to Langston Hughes event photos," 10/17/2004
  • CD: “Photography by Hamilton, 2007 League Members,” 2007
  • 3.5 inch Floppy Disk: “League of Allied Arts Finances (Quicken) 98 Version, Undated
  • 3.5 inch Floppy Disk: “League of Allied Arts ‘Save the Date’" Undated
  • 3.5 inch Floppy Disk: “League 2004,” Undated