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Westwood-Holmby Historical Society records, 1907-2014
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Description
The collection is comprised of administrative, organizational and membership files of the Westwood-Holmby Historical Society as well as materials about Los Angeles gathered between 1989 and 2014 through the Research Committee of the WHHS. Historical research and community support were the main objectives of WHHS.
Background
The Westwood-Holmby Historical Society (1989 – 2014) was a non-profit public benefit organization founded as an outgrowth of Westwood’s 60th Anniversary celebration. WHHS was a volunteer led and run organization dedicated to the research and documentation of people, places and events of historical significance in Westwood-Holmby, a neighborhood in west Los Angeles, California. They were active in building their own archives of photographs, newspaper clippings and oral histories among other records that were both collected and created by the WHHS. Lectures, exhibitions and tours were often curated by WHHS for the community as well as for local schools. Organizational priorities included petitioning for cultural heritage sites and being vocal in the bureaucratic measures that determine historical status in Los Angeles.
Extent
25.2 linear ft. (15 boxes, 12 oversized flat boxes, 5 flat boxes, 1 shoe box, 1 poster tube, 1 oversize panorama enclosure)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through out electronic paging system using the "Request items" button.