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Finding Aid for the Clifford E. Clinton Papers, 1934-1969
2018  
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Description
Clifford E. Clinton (1900-1969) was a restauranteur active in Los Angeles politics. He was involved with the recall of Los Angeles mayor Frank Shaw and supported Fletcher Bowron as mayor of Los Angeles (1938), helped organize the Citizen's Independent Vice Investigating Committee (CIVIC), and was active in civic reform movements. Clinton ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1945. He was also involved with Community Food Service Centers, the development of multi-purpose food, and the Meals for Millions Foundation during World War II. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, publications, scrapbooks, radio scripts, photographs, and memorabilia related to Clinton's personal interests and business affairs, his restaurants, and Los Angeles politics, government, and social conditions.
Background
Clifford E. Clinton was born in 1900; served in World War I; assumed management of father's six restaurants in San Francisco after marrying Nelda Patterson; moved to Los Angeles and founded the "Pacific Seas" Clifton's Cafeteria, 1931; later founded the Brookdale Cafeteria; became involved with Los Angeles politics in 1936 with John Anson Ford; involved with recall of Los Angeles mayor Frank Shaw and supported Fletcher Bowron as mayor of Los Angeles, 1938; helped organize the Citizen's Independent Vice Investigating Committee (CIVIC) and was active in civic reform movements; published brochure, The clock strikes twelve, 1945; ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1945; became involved with Community Food Service Centers, the development of multi-purpose food, and the Meals for Millions Foundation during World War II; died, 1969.Clifford E. Clinton was born in 1900 and died in 1969. His father was a restaurant owner and missionary; Clifford Clinton spent part of his childhood in China and early became acquainted with restaurant operations. He served in both World War I and World War II. Upon his discharge from service in World War I, he married Nelda Patterson. Shortly after, he assumed full management of his father's six restaurants in San Francisco.
Extent
13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.) 14 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.