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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Franklin Hichborn Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1869-1964,
    Date (bulk): 1890-1940
    Collection number: 1242
    Creator: Hichborn, Franklin, 1868-1964
    Extent: 332 boxes (166 linear ft.) 13 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Franklin Hichborn (1868-1964) was a legislative reporter in Sacramento for the San Francisco Examiner (1897-1951), a advocate for public ownership of public utilities, and a trustee for the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation. Boxes 1-184 include correspondence, articles, speeches, reports, financial records, legal records, and clippings related to California politics and the activities of journalist Franklin Hichborn, including the Francisco Graft prosecutions, the Francis J. Heny campaign (1909) and Heney League, the Progressive and Reform movements, Rudolph Spreckles, and the water and power campaign (1924).
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1-184. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Franklin Hichborn Papers. 1242. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Hichborn was born in Eureka, California, 1868; legislative reporter, San Francisco Examiner, 1897; covered Sacramento for Examiner until 1951; wrote The story of the California Legislature of 1909 as well as subsequent editions in 1911, 1913, 1915, 1921; published The system (1915); advocate for public ownership of public utilities; trustee, John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; married Mabel Houlton and had three daughters; died December 29, 1963.

    Scope and Content

    Boxes 1-184 include correspondence, articles, speeches, reports, financial records, legal records, and clippings related to California politics and the activities of journalist Franklin Hichborn, including the Francisco Graft prosecutions, the Francis J. Heny campaign (1909) and Heney League, the Progressive and Reform movements, Rudolph Spreckles, and the water and power campaign (1924).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
    Hichborn, Franklin, 1868-1964--Archives.
    Heney, Francis J. (Francis Joseph), 1859-1937.
    Spreckles, Rudolph.
    Journalists--California--Archival resources.
    Law--Cases--Archival resources.
    Progressivism (United States politics).
    Public utilities--California.
    California--Politics and government.