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Finding Aid for the Lorraine Miller Sherer Papers, ca. 1860-1980
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lorraine Miller Sherer Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1860-1980
    Collection number: 1225
    Creator: Sherer, Lorraine M. (Lorraine Miller), b. 1898
    Extent: 111 boxes (55.5 linear ft.) 11 cartons (11 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Lorraine Miller Sherer (1898-1985) was the superintendent of elementary education for Los Angeles County and a specialist in early childhood development at the UCLA School of Education. After her retirement, Sherer began compiling the first history of the Mohave people of California and Arizona. The collection consists of research materials on Mohave Indian culture and history from the early Spanish period to 1976. Included is a large collection of books and articles, manuscripts, maps, tape recordings and notes.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Department of Special Collections.] Credit shall be given as follows: [c in circle] The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Lorraine Miller Sherer, 1976-83.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lorraine Miller Sherer Papers (Collection 1225). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Born June 25, 1898 in Missouri; graduated in 1918 from Los Angeles Normal School with diploma in education; became superintendant of elementary education for Los Angeles County after teaching in Long Beach and serving as principal in South Santa Anita school; specialist in early childhood development at UCLA School of Education; longtime friend of Mohave nation, Sherer dedicated her retirement to compiling the first history of the Mohave people of California and Arizona; died March 16, 1985.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of research materials on Mohave Indian culture and history from the early Spanish period to 1976, which relates to Sherer's work on Mohave ethno-history and language. Includes large collection of books and articles as well as manuscripts, maps, tape recordings and notes.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Clippings and periodicals (Boxes 1-10).
    2. Books (Boxes 11-16, 30-35, 37-39).
    3. Research files (Boxes 17-21, 36, 60-119).
    4. Documents and correspondence (Boxes 22-29).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Sherer, Lorraine M. (Lorraine Miller), b. 1898--Archives.
    Women historians--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Mohave Indians--Research.
    Mohave language--Research.
    Audiotapes.