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Finding Aid for the James Hugh Richardson Papers, 1917-1962
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Description
James Hugh Richardson (1912-1963) worked for the Winnipeg telegram (1912), and the Los Angeles evening herald (1913). He covered many of the celebrated crime and court cases of the 1920s, including the Frieda Lesser homicide and the William Desmond Taylor murder mystery. He became the city editor for the Los Angeles evening herald (1924-36), was the managing editor for the Post-record (1935-36), and city editor for the Los Angeles examiner (1937-57). The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, articles, and memorabilia related to Richardson's life and career.
Background
Richardson was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on November 23, 1894; his family moved to Winnipeg, and in 1912 he became a Winnipeg telegram reporter; he became a Los Angeles evening herald reporter in 1913; he covered many of the celebrated crime and court cases of the 1920s, including the Frieda Lesser homicide and the William Desmond Taylor murder mystery; city editor, Los Angeles evening herald, 1924-36; managing editor, Post-record, 1935-36; city editor, Los Angeles examiner, 1937-57; died in Boulder City, Nevada, on September 30, 1963.
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.