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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Laura Oakley Papers
    Dates: 1914-1924
    Collection Number: GC1090
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 1 letter; 1 ov folder)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Papers includes correspondence and clippings. Photographs include Milton Moore, Oakley's husband and Universal Film cameraman; movie stills, particularly of the serial "Black Box Mystery" (1915); movie poster for "Her First Arrest" (1914); and items reflecting her capacity as chief of police.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Laura Oakley Papers. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Laura Oakley (1879 - 1957) was a silent film actress and comedienne. She was elected Chief of Police in 1913, shortly after Universal City was incorporated, when 8 of the 28 city officials were won by women. Little over a year later, she was sworn in as a police officer of Los Angeles and given a number 99.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers includes correspondence and clippings. Photographs include Milton Moore, Oakley's husband and Universal Film cameraman; movie stills, particularly of the serial "Black Box Mystery" (1915); movie poster for "Her First Arrest" (1914); and items reflecting her capacity as chief of police.

    Indexing Terms

    Motion picture industry.
    Universal City Studios--History.
    Actors and actresses.
    Universal City (Calif.)