Finding Aid for the Ralph G. Richardson Papers, 1956-1977

Processed by Dan Luckenbill; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Ralph G. Richardson Papers, 1956-1977

Collection number: 1523

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, June 1987
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ralph G. Richardson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1956-1977
Collection number: 1523
Creator: Richardson, Ralph G.
Extent: 83 boxes (41.5 linear ft.) 4 microfilm boxes 1 oversize box 1 oversize package
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ralph Richardson was a board member of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles Community College District. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 1948 as a speech instructor. His wife, Mary Lou Richardson, served on the Culver City Council (1956-60) and was mayor of Culver City (1958-59). The collection contains papers related to Richardson's career at UCLA and as a board member of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mary Lou's papers are also included.
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

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Ralph Richardson, 1987.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph G. Richardson Papers (Collection 1523). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Richardson was a board member of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles Community College District; he joined the faculty at UCLA in 1948 as a speech instructor; his wife, Mary Lou Richardson, served on the Culver City Council (1956-60) and was mayor of Culver City (1958-59).

Scope and Content

Collection contains papers related to Ralph G. Richardson's career as a member of the UCLA faculty and as a board member of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Also includes papers of his wife, Mary Lou Richardson, who was the first woman mayor of Culver City, California.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Richardson, Ralph G.--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Los Angeles Unified School District--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
Richardson, Mary Lou, 1917-1989.


Container List

 

Political Activities

 

1962 Campaign

Boxes 15-19

Alphabetical files. n.d.

Box 26

Topic files. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

e.g. Campaign staff, Fact sheets, Finance - plans for fund raising.

Note

Unlabeled by RR.
Boxes 27-28

Topic files, etc. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

e.g. Anti-Rafferty, Max - writings and speeches.

Note

Unlabeled by RR.
Boxes 29-31

Tapes of Rafferty and RR speeches. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 oversize box.
Boxes 20-25

Alphabetical files S - Z, also unfiled past campaign correspondence. n.d.

Boxes 37-40

Financial records. n.d.

Physical Description: Badly damaged, boxed in old document boxes until conserved.
Box 32 - 36

Press clippings. n.d.

Note

Need cleaning.
 

Campaigns

 

Los Angeles City School District. n.d.

Box 63

Address cards: A - B. n.d.

Box 64

Address cards: C - F. n.d.

Box 65

Address cards: G - I. n.d.

Box 66

Address cards: J - L. n.d.

Box 67

Address cards: M - Q. n.d.

Box 68

Address cards: R - Sp. n.d.

Box 69

Address cards: Sta - Z. n.d.

 

Los Angeles County - Outside District. n.d.

Box 70

Address cards: A - M. n.d.

Box 71

Address cards: M - Z. n.d.

 

General State (non-Los Angeles). n.d.

Note

[Beginning of alphabet missing]
Box 72

Address cards: N - R. n.d.

Box 73

Address cards: S - Z. n.d.

Box 74

Contributors. 1965.

Scope and Content Note

Address cards.
Box 75

Memberships. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Address cards.
 

Los Angeles Democratic County Committee Election

Boxes 1-3

[No further description available]. 1956.

 

Los Angeles Board of Education

Boxes 4-9

[No further description available]. 1961- .

Scope and Content Note

Also first file [illegible].
Boxes 10-14

[No further description available]. 1960s.

Scope and Content Note

Also RR writings, AOPA pilot magazine.
Boxes 41-45

Committee files of interest, folder on integrating and busing. n.d.

Boxes 50-52

Office deals. 1969 and n.d.

Note

Briefly reviewed by AC (4-29-87).
Boxes 56-61

Largely Board of Education letters, some campaign items. . . . letter from James Roosevelt. . . . n.d.

 

Los Angeles Board of Education Campaigns

Boxes 1-3

[No further description available]. 1957, 1961, 1965 and 1969.

 

Los Angeles Board of Trustees Campaigns

Boxes 46-49

[No further description available]. 1973 and 1977.

 

Political Activities

Boxes 53-55

Adlai Stevenson, Pat Brown originals. n.d.

 

Unlabeled

Box 62

Scrapbook, etc. Also Personal files, past defeat, letters of analyses and sympathies. n.d.

 

Research Material

 

Jefferson Davis

Boxes 83-86

Microfilms of newspapers. n.d.

Physical Description: Microfilm boxes.
Box 87

Photostats of documents, notes on microfilm. n.d.

Physical Description: Oversize box.
Box 88

Photostats of documents. n.d.

Note

Now rolled. To be flattened and boxed.
 

Richardson, Mrs. - Political Activities

 

Mayoralty of Culver City

Box 89

Topic files, etc. n.d.

 

Teaching Activities

 

Lincoln Seminar

Boxes 81-82

Student papers. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

These term papers from my UCLA Lincoln seminar represent a sample of skills & creativity some of my students achieved. I'm proud of the students. . ..
 

UCLA

Box 80

[No further description available]. n.d.

Note

Unlabeled by RR.
 

UCLA Speech 137 - American Public Address

Boxes 76-79

Lecture notes and term papers. n.d.

 

Teaching and Writing Activities

 

Early RR Pennsylvania State, Los Angeles Times, Freelance, etc.

Boxes 53-55

[No further description available]. n.d.