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Finding Aid for the Ana Bégué de Packman Papers, 1870-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ana Bégué de Packman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1870-1960
    Collection number: 1491
    Creator: Packman, Ana Bégué de, 1882-1973
    Extent: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.)1 oversize box
    Abstract: Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973) served as Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s through the 1950s. The collection consists of Packman's photographs, newspaper articles, manuscripts, genealogies, maps, ephemera, and correspondence pertaining to the history of the city of Los Angeles, California missions, and Southern California ranchos and adobes.
    Language: English
    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 Mary Louise, Bernice, and Col. James L. Packman, 1977.

    Processing Note

    The collection was partially processed until 2005, when Erika Pérez completed a detailed inventory of each folder. Packman's original folder titles were transcribed onto new folders at this time. The collection was then arranged into five series to enhance access to the collection. Processed by by Erika Pérez, with assistance from Laurel McPhee in the Center For Primary Research Training (CFPRT).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ana Bégué de Packman Papers (Collection 1491). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973) was a fifth-generation descendant of Maria Luisa Dominguez and Juan Francisco Reyes, former alcalde of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. She was also a descendant of Maximo Alaniz, who arrived in Los Angeles in 1769 and became the first grantee of Rancho San Jose de Buenos Aires (now Westwood and the University of California, Los Angeles). She served as the Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s through the 1950s, where she was actively engaged in educational outreach programs, speaking engagements, and assisting in restoration efforts for various California landmarks. In addition to her duties as secretary for the Historical Society, Packman was the curator of Casa Figueroa, a historic adobe built by Don Ramon Figueroa prior to the arrival of Anglo-Americans.
    Packman was an avid collector of historic photographs, newspaper articles, and ephemera relating to the history of Southern California, especially missions, ranchos, cattle brands, adobes, and early Los Angeles landmarks. She was also the author of several publications, including Leather Dollars: Short Stories of Pueblo Los Angeles, a collection of reminiscences of early California passed down from her family and published in 1932; and Early California Hospitality: The Cookery Customs of Spanish California, With Authentic Recipes and Menus of the Period, published in 1938.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of Ana Bégué de Packman's collection of photographs, newspaper articles, manuscripts, genealogies, maps, ephemera, and correspondence pertaining to the California missions, Southern California adobes and ranchos, and the city of Los Angeles. Many of the photographs are reproductions of images taken by anonymous photographers, though reproductions of the work of C.C. Pierce & Company and Edward Vischer may also be found in the collection.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence, 1929-1965 (.5 box)
    2. Los Angeles, ca. 1850-1962 (2.5 boxes)
    3. California missions, ca. 1880-1965 (2.5 boxes)
    4. Ranchos and adobes, ca. 1845-1962 (3 boxes)
    5. Miscellaneous, ca. 1850-1976 (3 boxes).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Packman, Ana Bégué de--Archives.
    Women historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Missions, Spanish--California--Photographs.
    Ranches--California--Photographs.