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Finding Aid for the Knox Mellon California Democratic Council Papers, 1957-1969
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Knox Mellon California Democratic Council Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1969
    Collection number: 1061
    Creator: Mellon, Knox.
    Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: William Knox Mellon, Jr. was a professor of history at Immaculate Heart College and the Democratic nominee for the CA 24th District for Congress in 1962. Mellon became treasurer of the Oral History Association. Collection consists of correspondence, records, and printed material relating to the California Democratic Council and to CA politics in general during the 1960s.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Knox Mellon, Jr., 1968.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Knox Mellon California Democratic Council Papers (Collection Number 1061). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    William Knox Mellon, Jr. was born on Oct. 20, 1925 in Houston, TX; BA, Pomona College, 1950; MA, Claremont College, 1953; Ph.D, Claremont Graduate School, 1972; became a professor of history at Immaculate Heart College; Democratic nominee for the CA 24th District for Congress, 1962; became treasurer, Oral History Assn.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, records, and printed material relating to the California Democratic Council and to CA politics in general during the 1960s. Includes clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, and periodicals, files on Democratic candidates, and CDC by-laws, files on conventions, committees, board meetings, and the 1960 presidential campaign.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Political files covering local politics and candidates (boxes 1-4)
    2. Miscellaneous subject files (boxes 5-8)
    3. Newsletters, commentaries, pamphlets by and about the CDC (boxes 9-10)
    4. California Democratic Council files, 1959-1967 (boxes 11-15).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Mellon, Knox--Archives.
    California Democratic Council.
    History teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Joyce Fadem Papers (Collection 1109)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1389)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Charles G. Gant California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1073)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Joseph L. Wyatt Collection of California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1082)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.