Finding Aid for the Katherine Ainsworth Papers, 1973-1978

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Finding Aid for the Katherine Ainsworth Papers, 1973-1978

Collection number: 1395

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Katherine Ainsworth Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1973-1978
Collection number: 1395
Creator: Ainsworth, Katherine, 1908-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Katherine Ainsworth (1908- ) worked as a children's librarian for the Los Angeles Public Library (1928-35), school librarian for Los Angeles public schools (1949-51), and head librarian for Monrovia Public Library (1953-67). She was also a regular reviewer for the Los Angeles Times and the Monrovia News post. The collection consists of manuscripts and materials related to Ainsworth's books, The man who captured sunshine: a biography of the desert artist John W. Hilton and The McCallum Saga: the story of the founding of Palm Springs.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

Restrictions on Access

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Katherine Ainsworth Papers (Collection 1395). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230301 

Biography

Ainsworth was born in Los Angeles, California, November 15, 1908; BA, UC Los Angeles (1930), Library Certificate, USC (1932); she worked as a children's librarian for the Los Angeles Public Library (1928-35), school librarian, for Los Angeles public schools (1949-51), and head librarian for Monrovia Public Library (1953-67); a regular reviewer for the Los Angeles Times and the Monrovia News post, some of her published works include In the shade of the juniper tree: a life of Fray Junipero Serra, with her husband, Edward M. Ainsworth (1970) and The McCallum saga: the story of the founding of Palm Springs (1973).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts and materials related to Katherine Ainsworth's books, The man who captured sunshine: a biography of the desert artist John W. Hilton and The McCallum Saga: the story of the founding of Palm Springs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ainsworth, Katherine, 1908- --Archives.
Women authors, American--California--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folders 1-5

Original manuscript and page proofs of The Man Who Captured Sunshine, A Biography of the Desert Artist John W. Hilton, material on John W. Hilton.

Box 1, Folders 6-8

Manuscript of The Mc Callum Saga: The Story of the Founding of Palm Springs, material pertaining to the publication of this book.