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Finding Aid of the John Downing Weaver Collection about the Olympic Games
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Description
John D. Weaver (b. 1912) worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration (1933-35). He was also a reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor for the Kansas City star (1935-40) and contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines, and wrote novels and non-fiction. The collection consists mostly of ephemera, clippings, and memorabilia relating to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, but also of the city's 1932 games, on efforts to stage an Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1980, on the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and on the Winter games in Sarajevo.
Background
Weaver was born February 4, 1912 in Washington, D.C.; attended Georgetown University, 1928-29; AB, College of William and Mary, 1932; AM, George Washington University, 1933; worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration, 1933-35; was also reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor, Kansas City star, 1935-40; contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines; also wrote novels and non-fiction; published works include: Wind before rain (1942), Another such victory (1948), Warren: the man, the Court, the era (1967), The Brownsville raid: the story of America's “black Dreyfus affair” (1970), and Los Angeles: the enormous village (1980).
Extent
16 boxes (8 linear ft.) 2 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.