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Finding Aid for the Paul Egly Papers, 1977-1981
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul Egly Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1977-1981
    Collection number: 1282
    Creator: Egly, Paul.
    Extent: 110 boxes (55.0 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes. 1 oversize folder.
    Abstract: The papers related to Judge Paul Egly's tenure of office as a Los Angeles Superior court Judge in the Los Angeles school segregation case, over which he presided from late 1976 until his resignation in March, 1981.
    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.


    Judge Paul Egly presided over the case of Crawford, etc. et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    The bulk of material relates to the case of Crawford, etc. et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles and related appeals. The case resulted in numerous Los Angeles Unified School District desegregation plans, including substantial pupil reassignment and busing. The papers are comprised of correspondence, duplicate exhibits, pleadings, studies, reports and maps.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Most of the packing cartons in which the papers were donated were numbered: they have been unpacked and boxed in that numbered order, with the original carton number in square brackets noted. Box descriptions in inverted commas are those which appeared on the packing cartons and the information given below has sometimes been supplemented by a rough listing (kept in the Collections File), derived from partly typed and partly handwritten notes, which were prepared by the Judge's staff at the time of the transfer of the papers. Also available from the Collections File upon request are copies of the Court receipts for exhibits, which constitute a descriptive list (Boxes 30-36).

    Indexing Terms

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


    Egly, Paul--Archives.
    Judges--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    School integration--Law and legislation--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Los Angeles Unified School District.

    Related Material

    Helen V. Smookler Papers on School Integration (Collection 1547)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Monroe Edwin Price Collection about School Integration (Collection 1391)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Los Angeles School Monitoring Committee (Collection 1291)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.