Harriet Weaver papers (Collection LSC 1246)

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Title: Harriet Weaver papers
Collection number: LSC 1246
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.8 linear ft. (7 document boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1972-1979
Abstract: Harriet Sherwood Weaver (1913-1988) contributed book reviews and feature articles to the Kansas City star (1936). She married and moved to Los Angeles (ca.1940). After the 1961 Bel-Air fire, Weaver crusaded for effective management of native brush in the Santa Monica Mountains and brush clearance legislation. She later served on the Los Angeles Countywide Citizens' Planning Council (1972-79). The collection consists of writings, reports, minutes, correspondence, and proceedings related to the Los Angeles Countywide Citizens' Planning Council during her term of service on it.
Language of Materials: Materials are primarily in English.
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: Weaver, Harriet Sherwood

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harriet Weaver papers (Collection 1246). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Harriet Weaver, December 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Virginia Espino in 2013 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with the assistance of Jillian Cuellar.

Biography/History

Harriet Sherwood Weaver was born in Haigler, Nebraska, October 29,1913; graduated Phi Beta Kappa, University of Kansas (1934); contributed book reviews and feature articles to the Kansas City Star (1936); married John Downing Weaver (1937); moved to Los Angeles ca. 1940; the 1961 Bel-Air fire prompted her crusade for both effective management of native brush in the Santa Monica Mountains and brush clearance legislation; headed the fire committee of the Federation Hillside and Canyon Associations; served on the Los Angeles Countywide Citizens' Planning Council (1972-79); died November 23, 1988.

Scope and Content

The Harriet Weaver papers illustrate civic participation around land use and urban planning questions in Los Angeles during the period, 1972-1979. The collection focuses on the implementation of the Los Angeles General Plan and consists of writings, reports, minutes, correspondence, and proceedings related to the Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning and the Los Angeles Countywide Citizens' Planning Council during Weaver's term of service on it.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the following series:
  • Series 1: Los Angeles Countywide Citizens' Planning Council, 1974-1979
  • Series 2: Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning, 1972-1979
  • Series 3: Other urban planning materials, 1974-1979

Related Material

Harriett Weaver collection about residential development and fire, flood, and landslide management in the Santa Monica Mountains (Collection 1447).   Available at Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Container List

 

Series 1: Los Angeles Countywide Citizens' Planning Council. 1972-1979.

Scope and Content

Organizational records of the Los Angeles Countywide Citizens' Planning council including by-laws, resolutions, meeting proceedings and correspondence.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Action plan. 1973.

Box 1, Folder 2

By-Laws. 1973-1978.

Box 1, Folder 3

Resolutions, press release, correspondence. 1974-1975.

Box 1, Folder 4

Agenda, meeting minutes. 1975.

Box 1, Folder 5

A Study in Citizen Involvement in Urban an Regional Planning. 1975.

Box 1, Folder 6

Agenda, calendar. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 7

Interoffice lettergrams, correspondence. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 8

Memos, press release. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 9

Minutes. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 10

Resolutions. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 11

Transportation committee records. 1976-1977.

Box 1, Folder 12

Agendas, calendars. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 13

Lettergrams, correspondence. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 14

Minutes. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 1

Minority Report Concerning Alternative Directions for Los Angeles County. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 2

Resolutions, statements, press release. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 3

Written comments on the General Plan. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 4

Agenda, calender. 1978.

Box 2, Folder 5

Minutes. 1978.

Box 2, Folder 6

Resolutions, lettergrams, correspondence. 1978.

Box 2, Folder 7

Minority report. 1978.

Box 2, Folder 8

Agendas, calendar. 1979.

Box 2, Folder 9

Meeting minutes, resolutions. 1979.

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence, lettergrams, press release. 1979.

 

Series 2: Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning. 1974-1979.

Scope and Content

Organization records of the Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning including reports, meeting proceedings, memos, and press releases. This series contains preliminary and final drafts of the Los Angeles General Plan.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials arranged chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 11

Environmental impact reports. 1974.

Box 2, Folder 12

Reports, correspondence. 1975.

Box 2, Folder 13

General Plan, water and waste management. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 1

Plan of Bikeways. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 2

Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 3

Records, reports, press release, memos. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 4

Reports on development and waste management. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 5

Reports on General Plan Revison Program. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 6

Reports on needs, goals, transportation, mobile homes, environment. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 7

Reports on needs, goals, housing, population. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 8

Update. 1976-1977.

Box 3, Folder 9

Comission meeting agenda, reports, press releases. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 10

Public opinion survey among residents of Los Angeles County relative to growth and developement. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 1

Los Angeles County Draft of the General Plan. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 2

North Los Angeles County General Plan. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 3

Los Angeles County General Plan Draft Public Utilities Element. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 4

General Plan Revision Program. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 5

General Plan Revision Program on population, housing, unemployment. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 6

Sedway/Cooke Report on General Plan. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 7

Hacienda Heights General Plan. 1978.

Box 4, Folder 8

Conservation and Open Space Element. 1978.

Box 4, Folder 9

General Plan land use element. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 1

Los Angeles County summary of preliminary General Plan. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 2

Los Angeles County preliminary General Plan. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 3

Los Angeles County Environmental Impact Report. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 4

Los Angeles County Draft Impact Report. 1978.

Box 5, Folder 5

Introduction, goals, policies and economic development of the General Plan. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 1

Summary of testimony on the Los Angeles County preliminary General Plan. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 2

Memos, statements, press release. 1978-1979.

Box 6, Folder 3

Los Angeles proposed General Plan Environmental Impact report. 1979.

Box 6, Folder 4

Los Angeles County General Plan: Water and Waste Management Element. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 5

Los Angeles County proposed General Plan technical supplement. 1979.

Box 6, Folder 6

Los Angeles County Proposed General Plan. 1979.

Box 7, Folder 1

Summary of General Plan and Environmental Impact Report. 1979.

Box 7, Folder 2

Summary of oral testimony on proposed General Plan. 1979.

 

Series 3: Other urban planning organizations. 1975-1979.

Scope and Content

Contents include miscellaneous newspaper clippings, reports, and public laws related to land use and urban planning in Los Angeles County.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials arranged chronologically.
Box 7, Folder 3

Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. 1972.

Box 7, Folder 4

Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations: Reports. 1976-1977.

Box 7, Folder 5

County of Los Angeles Annual Report of the Board of Supervisors. 1975.

Box 7, Folder 6

County of Los Angeles General Plan. 1975.

Box 7, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings. 1976-1978.

Box 7, Folder 8

Bills and public laws relating to urban planning. 1975-1978.

Box 7, Folder 9

East Los Angeles Environmental Analysis Report. 1976.

Box 7, Folder 10

Los Angeles County Road Department: Statement of need and opportunities. 1976.

Box 7, Folder 11

Reports and correspondence relating to wastewater solids management. 1976-1977.

Box 7, Folder 12

Land use plan for Marian del Rey, El Porto, Los Alamitos, Santa Catalina and San Clemente. 1977.

Box 7, Folder 13

Land use and conservation materials. 1978-1979.

Box 7, Folder 14

Southern California Association of Governments: Transportation plan and water use. 1977.