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Guide to the Alexander Pope Papers, circa 1932-2000
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Description
The collection contains the papers and administrative files of lawyer and Los Angeles County Assessor, Alexander Hillhouse Pope.
Background
Alexander Hillhouse Pope's grandfathers were both lawyers, and his grandmother was active in a forerunner of the ACLU, which may explain why Alex Pope was walking precincts for Roosevelt and Truman at a young age. He skipped his last two years of high school to attend the University of Chicago where his political activism continued with the National Students Association and Americans for Democratic Action. Pope's college advisor told him law school was the "surest ticket to public office," and in 1952 Pope received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.
Extent
Approximately 153.873 linear feet. 368 legal size document boxes, one 16.25 x 21 x 3.25 box and one assessor campaign banner [23.75 x 102 inches].
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from the collection must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator. The Huntington's granting permission to publish does not transfer copyright it owns, and permission is granted only to the extent of Huntington ownership of the rights related to the request. Certain works requested which are physically owned by the Huntington may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by the Huntington. The responsibility for determining whether any such intangible rights exist, for obtaining all necessary permissions, and for guarding against the infringement of those rights that may be held elsewhere, remains with the requester.
Availability
Boxes 282, 283 are CLOSED. Originals of redacted documents can be found in Pope Box A, which is also closed.