Scope and Content
Title: Dorothy Chandler Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1942-1980
Collection number: 1421
Chandler, Dorothy, 1901-1997
21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special
Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant
permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must
be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows:
© The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Otis Chandler and Camilla Chandler Frost, 1985.
[Identification of item], Dorothy Chandler Papers (Collection 1421). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
UCLA Catalog Record ID
UCLA Catalog Record ID:
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.
Scope and Content
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. Also
includes related magazines, memorabilia, and ephemera.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Chandler, Dorothy, 1901-1997.
Music Center of Los Angeles County.
Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles.
Southern California Symphony Association (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Hollywood Bowl Association (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Women civic leaders--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.