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Finding Aid of the Harriett Weaver Collection about Residential Development and Fire, Flood, and Landslide Management in the Santa Monica Mountains
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Description
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, and landslides.
Background
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).
Extent
47 boxes (23.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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: Advance notice required for access.