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Finding aid for the George Harrison Whitney collection on Winston Churchill and Los Angeles 7026
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Description
George Harrison Whitney's research and correspondence regarding a visit made by Winston Churchill to Los Angeles in 1929. The collection includes newspaper clippings, mostly from the Los Angeles Times, that range from the 1920s to the 1980s. Winston Churchill spent three weeks in California in September of 1929, his only visit to the American West. He arrived in Los Angeles on September 17th, spending nine nights in the Los Angeles area. The purpose of the trip, which started in Seattle and ended in New York, was to vacation and to promote Anglo-American cooperation.
Background
Winston Churchill spent three weeks in California in September of 1929, at the beginning of a journey that began in Seattle and ended in New York. This was the only visit he made to the American West, although it was not his only visit to the United States. Churchill arrived in Los Angeles on September 17th, spending nine nights in the Los Angeles area. Most of his stay in the city was as a guest of James R. Page at the Biltmore Hotel. The purpose of the trip, which started in Seattle and ended in New York, was to vacation and to promote Anglo-American cooperation.
Extent
0.42 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.