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Finding Aid for the Griffith Family Papers, 1845-1973
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Papers Relating to Aviation, [1910-1932]

 

Aero Club of California, [1910-1913]

Box 1, Folders 1-2

2 minute books, June 7, 1910-June 7, 1913.

Scope and Content Note

Includes:
  • By-laws, 1909, 1911.
  • Articles of Incorporation, April 2, 1910.
  • Termination of affiliation with Aero Club of America, July 14, 1916.
Box 1, Folders 3-14

Correspondence bills, membership applications, and miscellany, 1909-1913.

Box 2, Folders 1-17

Correspondence bills, membership applications, and miscellany, 1909-1913.

Box 2, Folders 18-21

Local aviation meetings of 1910, 1911-1912, and 1913.

Box 30

Scrapbook of clippings re local aviation meets, 1912-1913.

Box 29

Framed Certification of Articles of Incorporation of Aero Club of California, 1910.

 

Aviation Magazine and Griffith Aviation Field, [1909-1963]

Box 3, Folders 2-18, Box 4

3 alphabetized book folders re Aviation Publishing Company and Griffith Aviation Field.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, bills, photographs and biographical notes re flyers, 1909-15.
Box 5, Folders 1

Clippings and correspondence re aviation and Griffith Aviation Park, 1912.

Physical Description: (In envelope)
Box 29

Framed photograph of aviator Frank Champion.

Box 29

171 copper plates for photographs published in Aviation magazine.

Box 5, Folders 2

Correspondence with Harold E. Morehouse, 1962-1963, and various items as listed on the folder.

 

Books, [1910-1932]

Box 5, Folders 3-4

Yearbooks. Aero Club of America, 1910, 1911, 1913-1916.

Box 5, Folders 3

Handbook. Aero Club of America, 1911.

Scope and Content Note

Advance copy and another copy.
Box 6

Hoagland, Roland, W., ed. The Blue Book of Aviation. Los Angeles: The Hoagland Company, 1932.

Box 6

Lougheed, Victor. Vehicles of the Air (3rd edition). Chicago: Reilly and Britton Company, 1911.

Box 6

Hubbard, T.O'B., and others. The Aeroplane. London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1911.

Box 6

An account of the exercises on the occasion of the presentation of the Langley Medal... May 6, 1913... Washington, D.C.: the Smithsonian Institution, 1913.

Box 6

Langley, S.P. and Manley, Charles M. Langley memoir on mechanical flight. Washington, D.C.: the Smithsonian Institution, 1911.

Box 7

Berrman, A.E. Aviation. London: Methuen & Company, & New York: G.H. Doran Company, 1913.

Box 7

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. First and second annual reports (1915-1916). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1916 & 1917.

Box 7

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Report no.13, Meteorology & Aeronautics. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1917.

Box 7

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Report no.14, Experimental Research on Air Propellers. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1917.

Box 7

Hatfield, D.D. Aeroplane Scrapbook, 1911-1929. Northrup Institute of Technology, 1971.

Box 8

8 miscellaneous publications of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Box 8, Folder 1

10 miscellaneous brochures and pamphlets.

 

Magazines, [1910-1930]

Box 3, Folders 1

Aviation (January-November 1911). Los Angeles, Aviation Publishing Company.

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.1-11.
Box 9

Aeronautics (January-September and November-December 1909; January-October and December 1910; April-December 1911; January-March, July and September-November 1912; May-December 1913; January-October 1914; March-July 1915). New York: Aeronautics Press, Incorporated.

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.4, no.1-5.
  • vol.5, no.1-3, 5-6.
  • vol.6, no.1-6.
  • vol.7, no.1-4, 6.
  • vol.8, no.4-6.
  • vol.9, no.1-6.
  • vol.10, no.1-3.
  • vol.11, no.1, 3-5.
  • vol.12, no.5, 6.
  • vol.13, no.1-6.
  • vol.14, no.1-12.
  • vol.15, no.1-8.
  • vol.16, no.1-6, 8.
  • vol.17, no.1-2.
Box 10-11

Aerial Age (May-July 1913). Chicago: Aerial Age Publishing Company, Incorporated.

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1, no.10.
  • vol.2, no.1-2.
Box 11

Aerial Age (March 22, May 10, 24, 31, June 28, July 5 and 19, September 13 and 27, October 18, 1915; January 18, April 24, May 15 and 29, July 10 and 24, September 25, October 9-30, November 13, December 18-25, 1916; January 1, 22-29, February 12, April 2 and 23, May 14 and 28, July 23, August 6, September 3, 1917). New York: Aerial Age Company, Incorporated.

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1, no.1-8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 18-26.
  • vol.2, no.2-5, 18-26.
  • vol.3, no.1-6, 9, 11-17, 19-26.
  • vol.4, no.1-2, 4-7, 9, 14-16, 19, 20, 22-26.
  • vol.5, no.1-3, 6-9, 11-19, 21-25.
Box 11

Aircraft (March-September, December 1911; January 1912). New York: the Lawson Publishing Company.

Scope and Content Note

vol.2, no.1-7, 10, 11.
Box 11

Aero (December 10, 1910; October 21, November 11, 18, 1911). St. Louis: Aero Publishing Company.

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1, no.10.
  • vol.3, no.3, 6, 7.
Box 11

Flight (June 17, 1911). London: the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom.

Scope and Content Note

vol.3, no.24.
Box 12

Flying (November 1912-December 1913; January-December 1914; January-June, August-October 1915; February-April, June-September 1916). New York: the Aero Club of America.

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1, no.10-12.
  • vol.2, no.1-12.
  • vol.3, no.1-12.
  • vol.4, no.1-5, 7-9.
  • vol.5, no.1-3, 5-8.
Box 13, Folder 1

Aero Club of America Bulletin (February/March, April 1912). New York: the Aero Club of America.

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.2,3.
Box 13, Folder 2-4

Fly (December 1910; October-December 1911; January, March-April, June, August, September, November, December, 1912; April 1913). Philadelphia: Aero Publishing Company.

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.3, no.2, 12.
  • vol.4, no.1-3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11.
  • vol.5, no.1-2, 6.
Box 13, Folder 5

The Ace (April-July, 1922). Los Angeles: the Ace Publishing Company.

Scope and Content Note

vol.3,nos. 4-7.
Box 13, Folder 6

Western Flight (June 14-28, 1913). San Francisco: Irvin C. Keeler.

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.1-3.
Box 13, Folder 7

Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering (September 15, 1916). New York: the Gardner, Moffat Company.

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.4.
Box 13, Folder 8

Aviation (July 5, 1930). New York: McGraw Hill Publishing Company, Incorporated.

Scope and Content Note

vol.29, no.1.
 

Duplicate Magazines, [1911-1930]

Box 14

Aerial Age (June 1913).

Scope and Content Note

vol.2, no.1.
Box 14

Aerial Age (August 2, October 11, 1915; March, 20, April 3, 1916).

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1, no.20.
  • vol.2, no.4.
  • vol.3, no.1, 3.
Box 14

Aeronautics (May-July 1911; December 1913).

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.8, no.5, 6.
  • vol.9, no.1.
  • vol.13, no.6.
Box 14

Aero Club of America Bulletin (February/March, April 1912).

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.2 (2 copies), 3 (5 copies).
Box 14

Aviation (July 5, 1930).

Scope and Content Note

vol.29, no.1.
Box 14

Flying (November 1912; November 1913; March-April 1914).

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1, no.10.
  • vol.2, no.10 (2 copies).
  • vol.3, no.2-3.
Box 14

Western Flight (June 21, 1913).

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.2.
 

Papers re Griffith J. Griffith, [1896-1967]

Box 15, Folder 1

Autobiography and biographical accounts, ca. 1903-1937.

Box 15, Folder 2

Crime and Criminals. Los Angeles: Prison Reform League, 1910.

Note

(Chapter 4 by Griffith)
Box 15, Folder 2

Griffith, Griffith J. Parks, Boulevards and Playgrounds. Los Angeles: Prison Reform League, 1910.

Box 15, Folder 2

Correspondence and clippings, 1905-1950, including letter from Leo Tolstoy to Griffith, April 3/16, 1910.

Box 15, Folder 3

Ringbinder of research material compiled by Marion Bowen re Griffith and Rancho Los Feliz, 1937-1950.

Box 15, Folder 4

Legal documents re Griffith, including naturalization papers, 1877, copy will filed 1919, correspondence and papers re estate and gifts of property to the City of Los Angeles, 1896-1931.

Box 15, Folder 5

Articles and clippings re Griffith's park gifts, 1924-1967.

Box 15, Folder 6

Correspondence re Greek Theatre, 1913-1914.

Box 15, Folder 7

Correspondence re Hall of Science and Observatory, 1913-14.

Box 29

11 photographic prints.

Box 29

2 glass negatives of Griffith.

 

Los Feliz Rancho History, [1845-1973]

Box 16, Folder 1

Abstract of title, 1845-1887.

Box 16, Folder 2-3

Miscellaneous deeds and legal papers including abstract of title, schedule of deeds and field notes, 1871-1896.

Box 16, Folder 4

Pictures and articles re 2 adobe buildings, ca. 1912-1921.

Box 30

2 framed pictures of adobe buildings.

Box 16, Folder 4

Agreement to dig for treasure, 1896, and miscellaneous articles re history of the rancho, 1930-1973.

Box 29

Printed map of the Old Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of Los Angeles County.

 

Griffith Park, [1917-1970s]

Box 17, Folder 1-4

Miscellaneous correspondence, clippings and magazine articles, 1922-70s.

Box 17, Folder 5

Clippings and correspondence re Park Commission and 1928 National Park Convention, 1917-1939.

Box 17, Folder 6

Miscellaneous articles re saving public parks, 1963-1975.

Box 17, Folder 7

Clippings and correspondence re Park Water System and fire protection, 1898-1957.

Box 17, Folder 8-11

Clippings, correspondence and papers re controversial decisions, 1916-1964.

Box 17, Folder 12

Clippings re proposed projects not authorized, 1953-1963.

Box 17, Folder 13-20

Clippings, brochures, correspondence and miscellany re features of Griffith Park, 1931-1964.

Box 17, Folder 21

7 photographs of Griffith Park.

Box 29

6 Architect's drawings (Sketches 1-6) of proposed entrance to Mt. Hollywood Road, n.d.

 

Greek Theatre, [1912-1975]

Box 18, Folder 1

Correspondence, copy minutes, dedicatory program and miscellany, 1912-1962.

Box 18, Folder 2

Clippings, 1930-1975.

Physical Description: (In envelope)
Box 18, Folder 3-4

Correspondence, clippings and papers re development proposals, 1951-1969.

Box 18, Folder 5

2 photographic prints.

Box 29

Architect's sketch of Theatre.

 

Hall of Science and Industry, [1912-1975]

Box 19, Folder 1

Correspondence, copy minutes, reports and agreement and miscellaneous papers, 1912-1962.

Box 19, Folder 2

Miscellaneous pictures and sketches.

Box 19, Folder 3

Brochures and programs, ca. 1912-1955.

Box 19, Folder 4

Clippings, 1930s-1960s.

Box 19, Folder 5-7

Griffith Observer (February 1937-December 1975).

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.1-vol.39, no.12 (incomplete run).
Box 19, Folder 8

Resolution by City Council on twentieth anniversary of Observatory, 1955.

Box 19, Folder 9

3 photographic negatives and 1 print.

Box 30

1 photographic print.

 

Los Angeles Park System, [1891-1913]

Box 20, Folder 1-8

Correspondence and clippings re park system and personalities, 1891-1970s.

Box 20, Folder 9

11 photographic prints of various parks.

Box 31

2 albums, photographs of various parks, 1911-1913.

 

Van M. Griffith and Park Work, [1915-1923]

Box 21, Folder 1-6

Clippings, photographs, record books and miscellany, 1915-1973.

Box 21, Folder 1-6

Ledger, 1915-1923; printing block.

 

Law Suits to Protect Griffith Park Property, [1946-1960]

Box 22-24

Correspondence, legal papers and clippings, 1946-1960.

Physical Description: (21 folders)
 

Park Board, [September 1930-December 1931]

Box 25

Copy minutes, September 1930-December 1931 (gaps).

Physical Description: (14 folders)
 

Books and Reports Relating to Parks, [1969 and n.d.]

Box 26

[No further description available].

Physical Description: (30 items)
Box 31

Griffith park coster plan, 1969.

 

Grand Jury Papers, [1934-1970s]

Box 27, Folder 1

Manual for grand jurors in the City of New York. Grand Jury Association, New York County Fund Corporation, 1948.

Box 27, Folder 2

Reports of 1934 Los Angeles County Grand Jury. List of proposed grand jurors, 1934.

Physical Description: (Bound volume)
Box 27, Folder 3

Final Report of 1936 Los Angeles County Grand Jury.

Box 27, Folder 4

List of jurors, roster, notes of evidence, clippings, interim and final reports, 1949 Los Angeles County Grand Jury.

Box 27, Folder 5

Clippings and final report, 1951 Los Angeles County Grand Jury.

Box 27, Folder 6

Clippings and final report, 1952 Los Angeles County Grand Jury.

Box 27, Folder 7-12

Clippings, correspondence, various lists and miscellaneous items re County Grand juries, 1937-71, n.d.

Box 27, Folder 13

Clippings and ephemera re the grand jury system, 1937-1971.

Box 30

Photographic print of 1950 Grand Jury.

Box 28, Folder 1-6

Correspondence, reports, clippings and papers re1950 County Grand Jury.

Box 28, Folder 7

Correspondence, clippings and papers re1955 Federal Grand Jury.

 

Miscellaneous Publications, [1912]

Box 28, Folder 8

Sports{February 22, March 2, 1912).

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.1-2.
 

Memorabilia and Miscellaneous, [1922-1955]

Box 30

Resolution, Board of Park Commissioners to retiring Board President, 1930.

Box 30

2 certificates of appointment of Van M. Griffith as member of Board of Park Commissioners, 1922, 1927.

Box 30

Plaque awarded to Van M Griffith as Foreman of the 1955 Federal Grand Jury of Southern California.

 

Constance Griffith Papers, [1951-1953 and n.d.]

Box 33

League of Women Voters study, Civil Liberty & Security (1952), Review of LWV Study & Action (1953).

Box 34

Civil liberties studies approved, challenged, August 14 and 21, 1951.

Box 35

Implementing the study of Civil Liberties & Security, 1951-1952.

Box 36

Foundation of Freedoms Institute, March 1, 1952, Controversy over UNESCO

Box 37

Foundation Freedom Institute and kit, controversy over UNESCO resignations, 1952-1953.

Box 38

Constance Griffith letters, 1943-1949.

Box 50

Silverlake unit.

Box 51

Politics -- state & local goverment.

Box 68

Personal papers.

Box 97-99

University extension classes.

 

[League of Women Voters, 1947-1963]

Box 40

State & national, 1947-1960.

Box 41

Los Angeles, 1947-1948.

Box 43

1948-1949.

Box 44

1949-1950.

Box 45

1950-1951.

Box 46

Los Angeles, 1951-1952, mental health, miscellany -- civil liberties.

Box 47

Los Angeles, 1954-1963.

Box 48

Los Angeles, 1940-1953.

Boxes 53-58, 64-65

[No further description available].

Boxes 60, 63

Local government study.

Box 70-72

Local, 1941-1951.

Boxes 80-82

League of Women Voters and local government study materials, 1944-1948, 1945-1951.

Box 83-85

1945-1951.

 

[Miscellaneous, v.d.]

Box 32

Van Griffith correspondence, papers, clippings.

Box 38

Beverly Hills-Wilshire separation, 1941-1943.

Box 39

Clippings re civil liberties, 1946-1953.

Box 48

Education, housing, health, structure of goverment.

Box 49

Silverlake, 1947-1951, community survey.

Box 52

Removal of Van [Griffith] as police commissioner.

Box 59

Clippings & articles on early aviation, 1920s-1930s.

Box 61

Clippings & pamphlets about parks.

Box 62

Unidentified.

Box 67

Los Angeles county & city.

Box 73

Citizens Research Institute -- seal & address cards.

Boxes 74, 77

Local government, 1952.

Boxes 69, 75

Fundamentals of government.

Box 76

Unidentified [“1 letter from Norris Poulson”].

Boxes 66, 78-79, 95-96, 107-108

Police Commission.

Boxes 86-89

Politics -- State & Local Government, 1947-1951.

Box 86

Photograph of Griffith J. Griffith, printed material.

Box 87-88

[No further description available].

Box 89

Publications.

Box 91

Publications.

Boxes 92-94, 100-104

Citizens Research Institute.

Boxes 105-106

Parks, Griffith trust fund, elections.

Boxes 109-117

Print blocks.

Box 118

Articles of incorporation.

Physical Description: (1 item)