Harriett Sherwood Weaver (1913-1988) contributed book reviews and feature articles to the
Kansas City star (1936). She married and moved to Los Angeles (ca. 1940). After the 1961 Bel-Air fire, Weaver crusaded for effective management
of native brush in the Santa Monica Mountains and brush clearance legislation. She later served on the Los Angeles Countywide
Citizens Planning Council (1972-79). The collection consists of writings, clippings, reports, brochures, pamphlets, awards
and related materials dealing with residential development in the Santa Monica Mountains and the management of fires, floods,
Harriett Sherwood Weaver was born in Haigler, Nebraska, October 29, 1913; graduated Phi Beta Kappa, University of Kansas (1934);
contributed book reviews and feature articles to the Kansas City star (1936); married John Downing Weaver (1937); moved to Los Angeles ca. 1940; the 1961 Bel-Air fire prompted her crusade for
both effective management of native brush in the Santa Monica Mountains and brush clearance legislation; headed the fire committee
of the Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations; served on Los Angeles Countywide Citizens' Planning Council (1972-79);
died November 23, 1988.Harriett Sherwood Weaver was born in Haigler, Nebraska, October 29,1913 and reared by her widowed mother in Kansas City, Missouri,
where her Central High School classmates included the screenwriter, John Paxton (Cf. Collection No. 2082). At the University
of Kansas she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa in the class of 1934. Two years later, when she began contributing book reviews
and feature articles to the Kansas City Star, she caught the eye of a young reporter, John D. Weaver (Cf. Collection No. 1206).
47 boxes (23.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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