Laura Oakley Papers

1914-1924


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

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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.)