Harold Hadley Story papers, 1909-1963

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Title: Harold Hadley Story papers
Collection number: 995
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 11.0 linear ft. (22 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date: 1909-1963
Abstract: Harold Hadley Story (1893-1963) was a reporter for newspapers in Tucson, Arizona, and Los Angeles, California, taught night school and UC Extension classes, did public relations work for Los Angeles Municipal Airport (known as Mines Field), and worked for the administrations of Los Angeles Mayors Frank Shaw and Fletcher Bowron. The collection consists of Story's correspondence, manuscripts, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, and photographs related to his work in the Los Angeles City Mayor's Office, his work as a teacher, and his involvement with local organizations and clubs.
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.
Creator: Story, Harold Hadley, 1893-1963

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Harold H. Story, 1968.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold Hadley Story papers (Collection 995). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Story was born in 1893; spent his childhood in Iowa until his family moved to California in 1901; joined Socialist party; jailed as a conscientious objector during World War I; attended Whittier College; reporter for newspapers in Tucson, Arizona, and Los Angeles, California; taught night school and UC Extension classes; did public relations work for Los Angeles Municipal Airport (known as Mines Field); worked for the administrations of Los Angeles Mayors Frank Shaw and Fletcher Bowron; died, 1963.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, and photographs related to the career of Harold Hadley Story. Includes materials related to Story's work in the Los Angeles City Mayor's Office between 1931-51. Also includes materials related to Story's work as a teacher and his involvement with local organizations and clubs. Manuscripts by Story include articles, short essays, and short stories.

Items Removed from Collection

Dispersed to Haines Foundation:
  • 1) 36 miscellaneous pamphlets, bulletins, annual reports relating to city finances, city planning and fire and police departments.
  • 2) Town Hall luncheon meeting bulletins, membership rosters, special reports, memeographed speeches and minutes of meetings.
    Date: 1945-60.
Dispersed to Education Library:
  • 1) Adult Education Association of Los angeles bulletins (random issues)
    Date: 1950-58.
  • 2) Adult Education Association of the United States, Adult Education (random issues)
    Date: 1953-60
    ; Adult Leadership (random issues)
    Date: 1958-60
    ; Miscellaneous publications--brochures, special reports etc.
  • 3) National Association of Public School Adult Educators, Adult Educator (random issues)
    Date: 1956-60.
  • 4) 4 course manuals of Metropolitan University, 111 East Broadway, Glendale 5, California [
    Date: n.d.
    ].
  • 5) Fremont College, Sante Fe, New Mexico: 2 information catalogs and a manual on research and thesis writing.
  • 6) American Extention University Extension Law Course, Lessons 1-154
    Date: (1922-1924)
    with instruction letters.
  • 7) 36 miscellaneous publications of the Los Angeles City School District; the Affiliated Teachers Organization of Los Angeles; California Teachers Association; Los Angeles Adult School Councelors Association; California Council for Adult Education; California State Department of Education.
Dispersed to Department of Special Collections:
  • 1) 1 letter from Jack London to Harold Story.
    Date: June 9, 1907.
    Catalogued for Miscellaneous Manuscripts (Collection 100).
  • 2) 50 political pamphlets and broadsides regarding various political candidates and propositions for ballot, state and local.
  • 3) 100 brochures, pamphlets and broadsies for extremist literature file. Most pertain to socialist and communist activities and organizations.
  • 4) Incomplete file of news bulletins, American Friends Service Committee.
    Date: 1943-48.
    Includes some news bulletins of Friends Committee on National Legislation and miscellaneous publications of local Friends organizations.
  • 5) Incomplete run of the Los Angeles Unitarian.
    Date: 1933-1934.
  • 6) 24 brochures and pamphlets. Information on various nations, essays and articles on health, political and social issues.
  • 24 pamphlets and brochures, mostly Los Angeles publicity.
  • 7) 24 road maps, various states and localities. 12 travel brochures.
Dispersed to Gifts and Exchanges:
  • 1) Incomplete run of Information Service.
    Date: 1948-49.
  • 2) Incomplete run of Trends in Education, Industry Cooperation.
    Date: 1948-49.
  • 3) Miscellaneous issues of Focus.
    Date: 1950-59.

Related Oral History

The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3222340 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Story, Harold Hadley, 1893-1963--Archives.
Adult education teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archives.
Municipal government--Officers and employees--California--Los Angeles--Archives.

Container List

Boxes 1-2

Miscellaneous Correspondence and circulars. 1916-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily professional correspondence, but subjects range over every aspect of career in city administration, educational organizations, club activities, speaking and lecturing engagements, writings and publications.
Box 3

City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office. 1931-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, records, speeches, campaign material (particularly relating to Shaw recall), news releases, clippings, special publications, photos. Several folders contain correspondence, reports, photos and studies relating to the Los Angeles International Airport.
Box 4

City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office. 1940-1951.

Scope and Content Note

As Above. Campaign material relates primarily to Bowron recall movement. Several folders contain correspondence, reports, and special studies for the Fire Commission.
 

Club and Organizational Activities

Box 5

1) Severence Club. 1958-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Records, correspondence and historical material.
Box 5

2) Delphic Breakfast Club. 1935-1938.

Scope and Content Note

Records, correspondence.
Box 5

3) Gavel Club. 1941-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Records, correspondence.
Box 5

4) Los Angeles Council of Non-Governmental Organizations accredited to the United Nations (NGO). 1953-1958.

Scope and Content Note

Records, correspondence, circulars.
 

Educational Organizational Activities

Box 6

1) Affliated Teacher's Organization of Los Angeles. 1950-1954.

Scope and Content Note

Budgets, committee reports, corespondence and circulars.
Box 6

2) Adult Education Association. 1949-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Records, correspondence, circulars.
Box 6

3) National Association of Public School and Adult Educators. 1954-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and circulars.
 

Educational and Consulting and Teaching Activities

Box 7

1) California Governor's Conference on Educational Television. 1952.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, speeches, circulars, bulletins, phamplets, manuals.
Box 7

2) Ingelwood High School. 1928-1932.

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins, newpapers, annuals, club activities, correspondence, lesson plans.
 

Night School Teaching Activities

Box 8

1) Los Angeles Evening High School. 1948-1953.

Scope and Content Note

Records, circulars, World Today lectures, citizenship, speech and hygiene courses. Includes some student papers.
Box 8

2) Los Angeles City College. 1948-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Records, circulars, sociology lectures, students' final examination papers and class project listing and describing public and private welfare agencies of Los Angeles City and County.
Box 8

3) Metropolitan University (Los Angeles and Santa Ana). 1930-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, records, circulars, bulletins.
 

University Extention Activities

Box 9

1) University of California Extension Correspondence courses. 1925.

Scope and Content Note

Assignment sheets for Education 104 A, 104B: Civic Education 340 A, 340 B. Includes students' final examination papers.
Box 9

2) University of Southern California Extention. 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and course outlines.
 

Manuscripts Authored by Story

Box 10

1) BA thesis and term papers Whittier College.

Box 10

2) Ed.D. thesis, Fremont College.

Box 10

3) The Historical Dominant.

Box 10

4) Clara Jane In Makeena Land.

Box 10

5) Public Speaking Manual.

Box 11

Typed and holograph articles, essays, lectures, speeches, projected publications.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: education, politics, sociology, mental hygiene.
Box 12

1) Social Philosopy in Outline (a translation from German).

Box 12

2) A Critical Interpretation of the Social Theory of Ludwig Gumplowicz.

Box 12

3) Holographs: typed revisions and correspondence relating to above.

Box 13

Typed and holograph articles, essays, short stories, poems on political, historic and social subjects and related correspondence.

Box 14

Articles published in El Peublo, September 1944; Psychology Magazine, 1930; Westways, November 1935. Lectures, essays, articles and notes.

Box 15

Articles, essays, lecture and research notes.

Box 16

Lecture and research notes.

 

High School and College Annuals and Newspapers

Box 17

1) Whittier College, Cardinal and White (1913-1915); Quaker Campus (random issues) (1915-1924); The Acropolis (1913-1915). 1913-1915, 1915-1924, 1913-1915

Box 17

2) Excelcior Union High School, Norwalk, Green and White (1916). 1916

Box 17

3) Glendale High School, Stylus (1911-1912). 1911-1912

Box 17

4) Bonita Union High School, Bonita Echos (). 1907-1909

Box 18

Personal papers and ephemera.

Scope and Content Note

Family records, correspondence, photos, mementos, school records and biographical information.
 

Materials Added to Collection

Box 19

Miscellaneous correspondence. 1910-1955.

General Physical Description note: Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Mainly letters from Story's family to him.

General note

(Added June 1969)
Box 20

Reading notes, clippings, ephemera. 1910-1930.

General Physical Description note: 11 folders, arranged by subject, A - Z.

General note

(Added June 1969)
Box 21

Miscellaneous memorabilia of Story family.

General note

(Added June 1969)
Box 22

Notes for lectures.

General note

(Added December 1988)
Box 22, Folder 1

Lectures at Los Angeles Evening High School (World Today Series) ca. 1937.

General note

(Added June 1984)
Box 22, Folders 2-3

Notes and correspondence re Harold Story's teaching. Photocopy of typescript of announcement of death of Charles T. Story, father of Harold H. Story. n.d.

General note

(Added June 1984)
Box 23

Phonograph Package, (damaged) Fire Protection Spots, (20-second talks with fire commissioners).

General note

(Added November 1988)
Box 22, Folder 4

The Future Pattern of Los Angeles, Report by the Bureau of Engineering 1946.