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Finding Aid for the Huntington Hartford Foundation Records, 1948-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Huntington Hartford Foundation Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1965
    Collection number: 1187
    Creator: Huntington Hartford Foundation
    Extent: 75 boxes (37.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Huntington Hartford established the Huntington Hartford Foundation (1948-1965) to foster community creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial supplies at the Foundation's location in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, California. In 1954, the Huntington Hartford Foundation Awards were created to honor annually persons with distinguished achievements in these fields. The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, financial records, brochures and publicity materials, photographs and clippings of the Huntington Hartford Foundation. Includes correspondence, applications, and reports in Foundation fellowship files.
    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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    Fellowship and applicant files (boxes 25-68) are closed to access until 2050.

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Peter H. Bickford, 1976.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Huntington Hartford Foundation Records (Collection 1187). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1720586 

    History

    In December 1948 Huntington Hartford established the Huntington Hartford Foundation; its purpose was to foster community creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial supplies at the Foundation's location in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, California; applicants for fellowships were screened by three admissions committees (literary, music and art), and in 1954 the Huntington Hartford Foundation Awards were created to honor annually persons with distinguished achievements in these fields; the Foundation closed in September 1965.

    Expanded Historical Note

    The Huntington Harford Foundation was legally established in December 1948 by Huntington Hartford as founder and trustee. Its purpose was to foster creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial expenses for supplies at the Foundation's secluded estate in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades. Fellowhips could be for any period of time up to 6 months and the Foundationoperated on a year-round basis. Applicants were screened by Admissions Committees (of which there were three--literary, music and art) composed of members distinguished in their respective fields.
    In 1954, the Huntington Hartford Foundation Awards were created to honor annually a writer, a composer and an artist for a distinguished career of achievement in his particular field.
    The Foundation closed in September, 1965.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, financial records, brochures and publicity materials, photographs and clippings of the Huntington Hartford Foundation. Includes correspondence, applications, and reports in Foundation fellowship files.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. General administrative records (Boxes 1-13,72-73,76-77).
    2. Correspondence (Boxes 14-24,74).
    3. Foundation fellowship files (boxes 25-70,75). [Boxes 25-68 are CLOSED TO ACCESS until the year 2050]

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Huntington Hartford Foundation--Archives.
    Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Items Removed from Collection

    The following photographs found in a folder with a note that “John Berry gave these to the foundation as a token of his appreciation”, ahve been added to Collection 99  . The note is in Box 11.
    • Walt Whitman, 1871
    • Nelson M. Whitman (?), 1859