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Finding Aid of the Ernest R. Chamberlain Papers
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Subject Files

 

Bowron, Fletcher

Box 1, Folder 1

L.A. Bonnelli, William G. Chronology, etc. by E.R.C.

Box 1, Folder 1

Annual report of Mayor Fletcher Bowron to the City Council of the City of Los Angeles, delivered March 8, 1940.

Physical Description: (80pp.)
Box 1, Folder 2

Bowron appointees, 1946.

Scope and Content Note

Notes by Chamberlain.
Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings, 1940-1946.

Box 1, Folders 3-5

Bowron biography

Box 1, Folder 3

Notes by Chamberlain.

Box 1, Folder 4

Clippings, 1940-41.

Box 1, Folder 5

Carlson, Oliver. Fletcher Bowron - he didn't want to be mayor!1945.

Physical Description: (11pp.)
Box 1, Folder 6

Broadcasts, miscellaneous, June 1939-February 1940.

Box 1, Folder 7

Broadcasts, miscellaneous, February-August 1940.

Box 1, Folders 8-9

Business, 1941

Box 1, Folder 8

Clippings, typed notes, mimeographed material, apparently used for Bowron's 1941 reelection.

Box 1, Folder 9

Newspaper clippings, March 1941.

Box 1, Folder 10

Campaign poster, 1941.

Box 1, Folder 11

Campaign textbook and speakers manual, Citizens committee to re-elect Mayor Bowron.

Physical Description: (Mimeographed)

Scope and Content Note

Has chapters with headings similar to those of Chamberlain's files concerning Bowron. Campaign literature bound in.
Box 1, Folder 12

Campaign textbook.

Physical Description: (Unbound copy)
Box 1, Folder 13

Campaign textbook.

Scope and Content Note

Duplicates of printed campaign literature.
Box 1, Folder 14

City council, 1945-46

Box 1, Folder 14

Typed notes and clippings, 1945-46.

Box 1, Folder 15

City finance charter, 1940-1944

Box 1, Folder 15

Clippings, 1940.

Box 1, Folder 16

Broadcasts, March 1941 and March 1944.

Box 1, Folder 17

Civil liberties, 1942-43.

Box 1, Folder 17

Typed notes, clipping, broadcasts, 1942-43.

Scope and Content Note

Concerns Japanese internment during World War II.
Box 1, Folders 18-19

Clinton, Clifford, 1939-1944

Box 1, Folder 18

Bowron broadcasts, April 1939 and March 1944.

Box 1, Folder 19

Clippings, 1939-41.

Box 1, Folder 20

Committees. Holograph notes and typescript, by Chamberlain, “Ask the man who knows him,” n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp.)
Box 1, Folder 21

Finance and revenues. Typed notes. c1945.

Box 1, Folders 22-23

Government agencies, 1943-1945

Box 1, Folder 22

Broadcasts, June and September 1943 and February 1944.

Box 1, Folder 23

Clipping, 1945.

Box 2, Folders 1-2

Housing, 1945-1946

Box 2, Folder 1

Broadcast, November 1945.

Box 2, Folder 2

Clippings, 1946.

Box 2, Folder 3

Broadcast by Bowron, October 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Also, typescript, 1946.
Box 2, Folders 3-4

Ickes, Harold, 1946

Box 2, Folder 3

Letter from Chamberlain, 1946.

Physical Description: (Typescript carbon)
Box 2, Folder 4

Clippings, 1946.

Box 2, Folder 5

“Judy” ideas (From Clinton's mayoralty campaign).

Box 2, Folder 6

Jobs. Clipping, 1945.

Box 2, Folder 7

Labor. Notes and clippings, September 1938, March-April 1941, January-March 1946.

Box 2, Folder 8

Los Angeles Times. Clipping, c. 1941.

Box 2, Folder 9

Marble games. Clippings, August and November 1940.

Box 2, Folder 10

Memorabilia.

Scope and Content Note

Programs of luncheons honoring Bowron and his supporters.
Program of luncheon honoring Bowron (1941) has note by Chamberlain: “No mention of any of old backers...”
Box 2, Folder 11

Municipal league. Printed pamphlets, June, August and November 1944.

Box 2, Folder 12

Portrait.

Physical Description: (Newspaper mat)
Box 2, Folder 13

Board of Public Works. Broadcasts, July 1940 and March 1941.

Box 2, Folders 14-17

Reelection, 1941-1945

Box 2, Folder 14

Public opinion poll, broadcast script, and notes, 1941.

Box 2, Folder 15

Clippings, assembled ca.1941-45.

Box 2, Folder 16

Clippings, 1945.

Box 2, Folder 17

Notes and correspondence assembled to aid Clinton, 1945.

Box 2, Folder 18

Sewage plant - notes, 1945.

Physical Description: (Typed)
Box 2, Folders 19-23

Speeches, 1941-1946

Box 2, Folder 19

February-April 1941.

Box 2, Folder 20

March 1942-April 1943.

Box 2, Folder 21

May 1943-January 1946.

Box 2, Folder 22

Clippings, 1940-44; notes by Chamberlain; printed brochure of quotations from Bowron's speeches.

Box 2, Folder 23

Traffic. Clipping, 1940.

Box 2, Folders 24-25

Vetoes, 1940-1943

Box 2, Folder 24

Notes, excerpts from radio speeches, typescript, c1941.

Box 2, Folder 25

Clippings, 1940 and 1943.

Box 1, Folder 26

Department of Water and Power. “ A vital message to all city employees... “ March 1941.

Scope and Content Note

A union statement opposing Bowron.
 

Campaign Literature Collected by Chamberlain

Box 2, Folder 27

Printed and mimeographed material, v.d.

 

Clinton, Clifford E.

Box 2, Folder 28

Clippings, 1938, 1942, 1945 and 1961.

Box 2, Folder 29

Chamberlain and Clinton correspondence with Frank Walker (Postmaster General and chairman of Democratic National Committee) and others, 1942-45.

Scope and Content Note

re Clinton's wartime ideas and Multi-Purpose Food.
Box 2, Folder 30

Notes about various political issues concerning Clinton, c1938-1945.

Scope and Content Note

re CIVIC, mayoralty campaign, etc.
Some information on Clinton's stand against discrimination towards Japanese Americans.
Box 2, Folder 31

Clifton's Cafeterias - notes by Chamberlain

Physical Description: (Typed)

Scope and Content Note

Primarily ideas for publicity.
 

Downey, Sheridan

Box 3, Folder 1

Clippings, 1938-39; 1942-43.

Scope and Content Note

Also, Campaign items, c1938.
Box 3, Folder 2

Manuscripts by Chamberlain about Downey, 1938-39.

Scope and Content Note

Also, correspondence relating to their revision, publication, etc.
Includes letters from Fulton Cursler, editor of Liberty.
Box 3, Folder 3

Printed campaign literature. “Why Peirson M. Hall withdrew from the race for United States Senator to support the candidacy of Sheridan Downey,” 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Also holograph letter from Downey, sent with copy of the brochure.
Box 3, Folder 4

Anti-Bancroft literature, used at the time of Downey's campaign, 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and printed material.
 

Ford, John Anson

Box 3, Folder 5

Campaign literature, c1938.

Scope and Content Note

“Ford for mayor.” Contains anti-Shaw statements.
 

Hall, Peirson M.

Box 3, Folder 6

“One man's politics - Peirson M. Hall: a biographical analysis of his record,” 1938.

Physical Description: (Carbon typescript)
Box 3, Folder 7

Campaign literature, 1938.

Box 3, Folder 8

Clippings, 1938.

 

New Deal and Roosevelt

Box 3, Folder 9

Clippings, c1939-42.

 

“Raymond Bombing”

Box 3, Folder 10

The truth behind the Raymond bombing and what the people of Los Angeles can do about it... 1938[?].

Physical Description: (1 folded leaf with illustrations)
 

Transportation in Los Angeles

Box 3, Folder 11

Airport and harbor affairs - Broadcast by Bowron, 1942.

Scope and Content Note

re the history of the airport and the creation of the Airport Commission.
Also, report to Bowron (1945), about management of the Los Angeles Harbor, as a result of investigations by Chamberlain and accusations made by Clifford Clinton.
Other mimeographed and typed reports about the airport and harbor.
Box 3, Folder 12

Clinic. Clippings, January 1945-February 1946.

Box 3, Folder 13

Clinic, December 1945.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, printed announcement, mimeographed program, typed notes relating to the Transportation Clinic.
Also, material relating to the Clinic, including printed maps of Los Angeles transit system, and Thirty-third and thirty-fourth annual reports of the Board of Public Utilities, City of Los Angeles, July 1941-1943.
Box 3, Folders 14-15

Franchises, c1945-46.

Box 3, Folder 14

Clippings, c1945-46.

Box 3, Folder 15

Typed notes, mimeographed Minority and Majority reports of Industry and Transportation Committee; publication of Citizens Research Institute about the issues. Late 1945.

Box 3, Folders 16-17

General reports, 1942, 1944-45

Box 3, Folder 16

Clippings, 1942, 1944-45.

Box 3, Folder 17

Clippings; Letter to Clinton, 1945.

Scope and Content Note

Also, notes from symposium at UCLA, May 1945.
Also, printed report: “Parkway Transit Lines in the Los Angeles central business district” 1945[?].
Box 4, Folder 1

League of Women Voters - Carbons of letters, 1945.

Scope and Content Note

re the League's position on renewals of franchises, etc.
Box 4, Folders 2-4

Other cities, n.d. and 1945

Box 4, Folder 2

Chicago - Clipping, April 1945.

Box 4, Folder 3

Detroit - Typed notes.

Box 4, Folder 4

London - Manuscript notes by Chamberlain.

Box 4, Folder 5

Ownership. Correspondence, typed notes, clipping, 1945.

Physical Description: (Typescript [corrected] and carbon typescript, 11pp. and 8pp.)

Scope and Content Note

“Bugs and bottlenecks: an evaluation of existing transportation facilities in Los Angeles.” By Chamberlain, 1945.
Box 4, Folder 6

People's Council, 1945

Box 4, Folder 6

Clipping, 1945.

Box 4, Folder 7

“Statement on behalf of a people's Transportation Council.” By Clifford E. Clinton, July 18, 1945.

Physical Description: (6pp.)

Scope and Content Note

Memos and typed notes by Chamberlain.
Box 4, Folder 8

Plans and studies, 1939-46.

Box 4, Folder 8

“A transit program for the Los Angeles metropolitan area”; report to Mayor Bowron by Transportation Engineering Board, city of Los Angeles, December 7, 1939.

Physical Description: (70pp. with illustrations)
Box 4, Folder 8

“Los Angeles transportation on the scales of official records.” By P.S. Combs (consulting engineer, Monorail, Incorporated), 1940[?].

Physical Description: (23pp.)
Box 4, Folder 8

“Transportation's answer: grade separation.” By P.S. Combs (consulting engineer, Monorail, Incorporated), 1941[?].

Physical Description: (30pp.)
Box 4, Folder 8

“Transit study, 1944, Los Angeles metropolitan area.” Report of Central Business District Association, November 14, 1944.

Physical Description: (39pp. with illustrations)
Box 4, Folder 8

“Public transportation and Los Angeles central business district, a discussion prepared by the Central Business District Association of Los Angeles,” 1946[?].

Physical Description: (8pp. with illustrations)
Box 4, Folder 8

“Today's answer: a report on the Combs system of monorail travel,” N.C.

Physical Description: (16pp. with illustrations)
Box 4, Folder 9

Speech: “The Los Angeles transportation problem,” delivered in 1946 by Chamberlain.

Physical Description: (Carbon typescript, 13pp.)
 

Memorabilia

Box 4, Folder 10

Article from Oklahoma Leader, 1923, containing biographical information.

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Clifton's personnel, 1962.
Get-well cards sent to Chamberlain.
Letter to Joseph G. Woods containing reminiscences, 1972.
Box 4, Folder 11

Washburn alumnus with article about and picture of Chamberlain. Kansas, Summer 1972.

Physical Description: (Copy)

Scope and Content Note

This sparked correspondence with John W. Ripley, 1972, also in this folder.
 

Writings of Chamberlain

Box 4, Folder 12

“Citizen's yearbook,” 1942.

Physical Description: (Typescript, unpaged)

Scope and Content Note

Together with related clippings, maps, etc. Arranged according to topics, e.g. Health, Public institutions, Planning, Zoning, Housing, etc.
Many of the subject files may have been collected for this work.
Box 4, Folder 14

He who gets gypped, 1942.

Physical Description: (8pp.)
Box 4, Folder 15

Los Angeles Today (vol.1, no.1, 6, 11, 13, and 20). Published by Clinton, contains articles by Chamberlain. October 1945-March 1946.

Box 4, Folder 16

A program for establishment of People's Mobilization Centers, c.1943.

Physical Description: (10pp.)
Box 4, Folder 17

“Revolt of the Angelenos,” n.d.

Physical Description: (35pp., Carbon typescript and photocopy)
 

Printed Books Collected by Chamberlain

Box 5

Porter, Louis P. Trouble - his business. Hollywood: Penny Book Publishing Company, 1941[?].

Physical Description: (14pp. with illustrations, 13cm.)
Box 5

Ketcham, Ronald M. Intergovernmental cooperation in the Los Angeles Area (Stuides in Local Government, no.4). Los Angeles: Bureau of Governmental Research, University of California, December 1940.

Physical Description: (61pp., 28cm)
Box 5

Los Angeles County Government, Departmental Services, 1934.

Physical Description: (121pp. with illustrations, 28cm.)
Box 5

Los Angeles County Government, part three: engineering and fiscal administration (National Defense Monograph). Los Angeles: Office of the County Superintendent of Schools, Division of Secondary Education, Los Angeles County, May 1941.

Physical Description: (66pp., 28cm.)
Box 5

Charter of the County of Los Angeles, annotated 1939 edition; compiled by J.H. O'Connor et al.

Physical Description: (81pp., 23cm.)
Box 5

Petition for mandamus, Martin vs. McComb, in the Supreme Court of the State of California, c.1940.

Physical Description: (232pp., 25cm.)

Scope and Content Note

Contains numerous annotations.
Box 5

Garrigues, C.H. Why didn't somebody tell somebody? Los Angeles: printed by the author, May 1938.

Physical Description: (38pp. with illustrations, 23cm.)

Scope and Content Note

This copy: second printing, January 1939.
Box 5

Charter of the City of Los Angeles, annotated, 1935 edition; compiled by Ray L. Cheseboro et al.

Physical Description: ([290]pp., 23cm.)

Scope and Content Note

Numerous clippings tipped in.
Box 5

Digest of City Charter: municipal duties and administration. Los Angeles: Bureau of Budget and Efficiency, July 1938.

Physical Description: (8pp., 28cm.)
Box 5

Ford, Patrick H., ed. The Darrow bribery trial with background facts of McNamara case and including Darrow's address to the jury. Whittier: Western Printing Company, 1956.

Physical Description: (61pp. with illustrations, 25cm.)
Box 5

[Minton, Michael]. A series of lectures on the dynamics and psychology of handwriting as used in clinical practice: a discussion of the analysis and dynamics of handwriting and their proper use in counseling, based on the study of religious psychology . 1948.

Physical Description: (Various paging, 28cm.)
Box 5

Citizen's year book, the city of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: first annual report of the City Manager covering fiscal period ending June 30, 1928, under council-manager form of government, E.M. Fry, City Manager. July 1928.

Physical Description: (94pp., 23cm.)
Box 5

Citizen's yearbook, city of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1929-1930, under council-manager government: third annual report of E.M. Fry, City Manager. n.d.

Physical Description: ([96]pp.)
Box 6

Card file of typed notes on political personages, issues, etc.

Physical Description: (4 × 6” papers)

Scope and Content Note

Some are simply notes made by Chamberlain, with no sources indicated; others give names and dates of articles from which the notes were taken.
Box 101

“Herb Hyde political movie” [Chamberlain's title].

Physical Description: (One 15-inch reel)
Boxes 7-9

Personal Files re E.R. Chamberlain & Family.

Box 7

A - C.

Box 8

D - Income tax, 1966.

Box 9

Income tax, 1965 - Z.

Boxes 10-11

Manuscripts - E.R. Chamberlain Oklahoma politics.

Box 12

Oklahoma - news clippings.

Boxes 13-16

Meals for Millions Chronological Files, 1931-1969

Box 13

States: Florida - Massachusetts, 1931-1947.

Box 14

1946-1964.

Box 15

1948-1965.

Box 16

1965-1969.

Box 16

States: California.

Box 17

Meals for Millions miscellaneous, chronological, 1963-1972.

Box 18

Meals for Millions board meeting, October 20, 1965-1967.

Box 18

Foreign: India - Vietnam.

Box 18

Meals for Millions history up to Newsletters, 1948-1965.

Boxes 20-21

Miscellaneous.

Box 22

Files, A - N, ca. 1946-1966, mostly E.R. Chamberlain as secretary.

Box 23

Extra photographs - USA.

Box 23

Alphabetical sequence, A - B.

Box 23

Photographs, 1960's-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Including Watts Riots, Yehudi Menuhin.
Boxes 24-29

Alphabetical Sequence, 1950's-1970's

Box 24

B - M, 1960's-1970's.

Box 25

L - N, 1950's-1960's.

Box 26

N - R, 1960's.

Scope and Content Note

Including Florence Rose.
Box 27

O - R, 1950's-1960's.

Box 28

Sc - T, 1950's-1960's.

Box 29

U - Z.

Box 29

Dan Stephens.

Box 29

Program.

Box 29

1940's-1960's.

Scope and Content Note

Including much material re early organizational proposals, ca. 1946-1948.
Box 30

Publicity, G - Z.

Box 30

Florence Rose's reports.

Box 31

Early political files, A - Z, 1940's-1950's.

Box 32

Correspondence, 1959, A - Z.

Box 32

H- .

Box 33

Alphabetical sequence, W.

Box 34

Meals for Millions, H - N.

Box 35

Meals for Millions - various alphabetical sequences.

Box 35

Audit reports.

Box 36

Files re UNICEF.

Box 36

Ad Hoc Committee, ca. 1961.

Box 36

Empty file folders.

Boxes 37-38, 40-41

Relief Agencies

Box 37

A - M.

Box 38

A - M.

Box 40

M - Z.

Box 41

M - Z.

Boxes 38-39

Governmental - political.

Box 41

Staff (through Chamberlain).

Box 42

Staff.

Box 43

Meals for Millions, 1966-1967.

Box 43

A - Churches (Disc. of Christ).

Box 44

Churches (Lutheran)- .

Box 45

CPA reports.

Box 45

KITS.

Box 45

KERBOOM, etc.

Box 46

KITS, etc.

Box 46

General, A - I.

Boxes 47-48

Missing.

Box 49

Overflow alphabetical.

Box 49

General Mills - printed items.

Box 49

Civil defense.

Box 50

Mechanics (office).

Box 51

General Mills.

Box 52

Miscellaneous.

Box 53

UCLA.

Box 53

M.

Box 53

A - E.

Boxes 54-55

Country files, 1960's

Box 54

N - Z.

Box 55

A - M.

Box 56

“Unweeded term-taxes, etc.” [New York - Pennsylvania].

Box 57

Miscellaneous subject files.

Box 58

Notebooks and newspapers.

Box 59

Newsclippings.

Box 60

Notebooks and ephemera.

Box 61

Miscellaneous.

Box 62

Los Angeles general political scandals files.

Box 63

Publications on public experience.

Box 63

Food for Thought.

Box 64

Records, photographs, brochures.

Box 65

India work files.

Boxes 66-67

Miscellaneous.

Boxes 68-69

India miscellaneous.

Box 69

Publicity.

Box 70

El Salvador - Aritrea card files.

Box 71

Affiliates & country, Haiti - Z.

Box 71

U.S. & UN, etc.

Box 72

UN, U.S. government agencies.

Box 72

General files, staff.

Box 73

Board & Advisory Council, H - W.

Box 73

Foreign - A.

Box 74

UN & UNESCO.

Box 74

General.

Box 74

Board & Advisory Council, A - G.

Box 75

Files, L - P.

Box 76

Geographical, A - I (states).

Boxes 77-78

Meals for Millions for UCLA.

Box 77

D - L.

Box 77

Foreign countries.

Box 78

A - C.

Box 78

States, Pennsylvania - Texas.

Box 78

Countries, A - China.

Boxes 79-83, 85, 89-91, 93, 96-99

Foreign

Box 79

L - P.

Box 79

P - Q (to end of Pakistan).

Box 80

Kenya - Korea (A - O roughly).

Box 81

B - Egypt.

Box 82

Brazil.

Box 83

Japan.

Box 85

B - G (to Central African Republic).

Box 89

R - V.

Box 90

Iraq - Jordan.

Box 90

Taiwan - Yugoslavia.

Boxes 91, 93

India.

Box 96

F - I (through Indonesia).

Box 96

P - Q (Paraguay).

Box 97

Canada - S. Africa.

Scope and Content Note

(Contains Canada - I[?])
Box 98

Canada - S. Africa.

Box 99

Korea (V - end roughly).

Box 84

S - Z.

Box 84

Tanganyika, 1960's.

Box 85

Mexico.

Box 86

Geographical, K - S (states through Oregon).

Box 87

Geographical, K - S.

Box 88

Meals for Millions History.

Box 88

Mexico, Mozambique.

Box 92

India, miscellaneous, A - L.

Box 94

India work files.

Box 95

India, miscellaneous.

Box 99

Mauritius.

Box 100

Various card indexes - including chronology of events re Meals for Millions and quotations.

Box 101

Films.