Finding Aid to the Archives of the Committee For the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections MS.638

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 25


Title: Archives of the Committee For the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections
Identifier/Call Number: MS.638
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.7 linear feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1941 December - 1942 June
Abstract: The Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California (CCCRSC) was one of the state branches of the national Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources, a part of the National Resources Planning Board during World War II. Main goals were to strategize the protection of area cultural materials from enemy attack both in their current repository and possibly also in storage at some safer place. Materials in this collection include correspondence, bulletins no. 1-16, articles, and administrative records for the Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections from December 1941 to about June 1942.
creator: Committee For the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections.
creator: McRae, Edgar L.

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection include correspondence, bulletins no. 1-16, articles, and administrative records for the Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections from December 1941 to about June 1942. Administrative records include financial records, letters of solicitation, meeting minutes, membership information, and questionaries.

Preferred citation

Archives of the Committee For the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections, 1941-1942, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.638; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 25, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.

Administrative history note

The Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California (CCCRSC) was one of the state branches of the National Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources, a part of the National Resources Planning Board during World War II. CCCRSC first met on December 26, 1941 answering a call by Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge. Edgar L. McRae of the Works Progress Administration was elected chairman, and Southwest Museum curator Mark Raymond Harrington was named secretary-treasurer. Main goals of the CCCRSC were to protect area cultural materials, or at least discuss and coordinate their protection, from enemy attack both in their current repository and possibly also in storage at some safer place. As attack did not materialize, interest and the necessity for such precautions waned.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971
Art objects -- Conservation and restoration
Articles
Bulletins
California, Southern -- History
Correspondence
Financial records
Preservation