Dorothy Buffum Chandler (1901-1997) married Norman Chandler, the son of
Los Angeles Times owner Harry Chandler, in 1922. She was a member of the UC Board of Regents (1954-68), helped restructure the Times-Mirror
Corporation (1950s-60s), spearheaded the fundraising drive to establish the Los Angeles Music Center (1954-64), was a honorary
life chair of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and a recipient of numerous honorary degrees. The collection consists
of correspondence and papers related to Dorothy Chandler's involvement with the Los Angeles Music Center, the Southern California
Symphony Association, Center Theater Group of Los Angeles, and the Hollywood Bowl Association.
Dorothy Buffum Chandler was born in Lafayette, Illinois, on May 19, 1901; her parents moved to Long Beach, California, when
she was one year old and her father opened a store, the forerunner of Buffum's department store chain; attended Stanford,
1919-22; married Norman Chandler, son of Los Angeles Times owner Harry Chandler, in 1922; member of UC Board of Regents, 1954-68; assumed a leadership role alongside her husband during
the restructuring of the Times-Mirror Corporation, 1950s-60s; spearheaded the fundraising drive to establish the Los Angeles
Music Center, 1954-64; honorary life chair, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; recipient of numerous honorary degrees;
died July 6, 1997.
21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)
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