Finding Aid to the Dudley Gordon Collection MS.1231

Finding aid prepared by Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2013


Title: Dudley Gordon Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.1231
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (3 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1906-1985
Abstract: Dudley Gordon was president of the Charles F. Lummis Memorial Association and many of his publications were written about Lummis and the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. This collection contains published articles and manuscripts written by Dudley Gordon during the mid-late 20th Century. This collection also includes pamphlets, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to Charles Fletcher Lummis, the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles history, and the arts.
creator: Campbell, Elizabeth Warder Crozer, 1893-
creator: Dudley, Gordon
creator: Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001

Processing history

Inventory created by Library staff. Finding aid completed by Anna Liza Posas, 2013. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Collection assembled from library acquisitions, 1928-1978. Articles and correspondence by Gordon, donated by Mr. Dudley Gordon and Mrs. Lorraine Gordon, 1978 March 7.

Biographical note

Dudley Gordon taught at Los Angeles City College from 1930 to 1963. He was president of the Charles F. Lummis Memorial Association. Many of his publications were written about Lummis, Lummis's home (El Alisal), and the Southwest Museum of the American Indian.

Scope and contents

This collection contains published articles and manuscripts written by Dudley Gordon during the mid-late 20th Century. This collection also includes pamphlets, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to Charles Fletcher Lummis, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles history, and the arts.

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.

Preferred citation

Dudley Gordon Collection, 1906-1985, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1231.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dentzel, Carl S.
Gillis, J. L.
Gordon, Jean Sparrow
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
Smolka, Marilyn R.
Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California, Southern -- History
Correspondence
El Alisal (Lummis Home, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Indians of North America -- California
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History
National Motorist (magazine)
Pamphlets
Poetry
Westways (magazine)

item 1

Notes from Gordon to Carl Dentzel 1967 June 27

item 2

The Lummis Centennial typed manuscript circa 1985

Physical Description: 2.0 pages
item 3

"Charles Lummis and Colonel Harrison Gray Otis," excerpt from A Crusader in Corduroy circa 1972

item 4

"California's First Half-Century of Statehood 1850-1900" article 1971

Scope and contents

Article published by the Historical Society of Southern California in the Southern California Quarterly, volume 53, number 2, 1971 June.
item 5

"El Alisal: the Lummis Home, its History and Architecture" circa 1964

item 6

"Sandburg at City College" article 1969

item 7

Biographic notes about Dudley Gordon

item 8-10

Newspaper clippings about Gordon 1961-1964

item 11

"Connibalee," poem by Charles F. Lummis undated

Scope and contents

This is a typed transcription of the poem. The poem was created by Lummis in Isleta, New Mexico, 1889. The date the typed copy was created is unknown. The copy also has the address of Cultural Assets Press at the bottom of the page.
item 12

Jenn Sparrow Gordon obituary 1978 January 19

Scope and contents

Wife of Dudley Gordon, obituary printed in the Los Angeles Times.
item 13

"Rules for Streamline Chess" 1938

item 14

"An American Indian's Tribute to a White Man" article reprint, published in the Westerners San Diego Corral in the Wrangler, volume 1. 1968

item 15

Book Review by Gordon published in Southern California Quarterly circa 1976

Physical Description: 3.0 pages
item 16

Harvard University Gazette issue, volume 1, number 18 1906 June 29

item 17

"An Example of Indian Oratory" article reprint from The Masterkey, volume 39, number 4 1965 October - December

item 18

"Groundbreaking for Southwest Museum" article from The Los Angeles Examiner 1912 November 17

item 19

Heritage Square benefit poster circa 1972

item 20

"In the Lions Den" article by Charles F. Lummis 1912 November

Scope and contents

Article clipping from the West Coast Magazine, volume 13, number 2, 1912 November.
item 21

"Charles F. Lummis: Pioneer American Folklorist" article reprint from Western Folklore journal, volume 28, number 3 1969 July

item 22

Maryvale children, image clipping from newspaper undated

item 23

Southern California Local History Council Meeting announcement for November 1971 circa 1971

item 24

Cast list from an unknown play undated

item 25

"Charles F. Lummis and the Land of Sunshine" by Lawrence Clark Powell, article reprint from Westways magazine 1970 January

item 26

Maynard Dixon exhibit announcement circa 1978

Scope and contents

Exhibit held at the Lowie Museum of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley, 1978 March 31-June 15.
item 27

Letter from J.L. Gillis to Charles F. Lummis with handwritten note by Gordon, photocopy undated

item 28

Image clipping of Ruth Whitney installing an exhibit at the Southwest Museum early 20th Century

item 29

Southwest Museum invitation to an evening with Dr. Arthur Miller circa 1978

item 30

"El Alisal" by Elizabeth Campbell, article clipping from National Motorist 1970

item 31

"Life Goes to a McGuffey Picnic," article clipping from Life Magazine 1942 July 20

item 32

"Arroyo Seco," article clipping from Sunset Magazine 1977 January

item 33

Western Collector issue, volume 3, number 9 1965 September

item 34

Susan Schary art exhibit invitation 1977 March 27

item 35

Letter from Marilyn R. Smolka to Dudley Gordon 1965 November 24