Finding Aid for the J. Gregg Layne Papers, 1920-1952 (Collection number 188)

Finding aid prepared by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé and edited by Josh Fiala.
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Title: J. Gregg Layne papers
Collection number: 188
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

3 shoeboxes

1 folder
Date (inclusive): 1920-1952
Abstract: Joseph Gregg Layne (1885-1952) was a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana as well as president, member of the board of directors and editor of the Quarterly for the Historical Society of Southern California and an organizer for E Clampus Vitus. The collection consists of E Clampus Vitus ephemera, correspondence, literary manuscripts, and working notes pertaining to California history. Much of the correspondence relates to Historical Society of Southern California business.
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.
Creator: Layne, J. Gregg (Joseph Gregg), 1885-1952

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

Processing Note

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

J. Gregg Layne, purchase, 1952.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], J. Gregg Layne Papers (Collection 188). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973095 

Biography

Layne was born on June 13, 1885, in Huntington, West Virginia; moved to Pomona, California at age of four; graduated, Los Angeles High School, 1903; manager, Los Angeles office, Keuffel & Esser Company of New York, 1904-19; manager, Southwest division, Taylor Instruments Company, 1919-35; representative, Southwest division, Charles Bruning Comapny of New York, 1939-47; historian, Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, 1947-52; research staff, Huntington Library, 1945-47; consultant in Western Americana, UCLA Library, 1952; as a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana, he wrote books, articles and reviews mostly about California history; president, member of board of directors, Historical Society of Southern California, and editor of its Quarterly, 1935-52; organizer, E Clampus Vitus; member, Zamorano Club, The Scribes; died on August 16, 1952.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of E Clampus Vitus ephemera, correspondence, literary manuscripts, and working notes pertaining to California history. Correspondents include Frederick W. Hodge, W.W. Robinson, Henry R. Wagner, and Carl I. Wheat. Much of the correspondence relates to Historical Society of Southern California business.

Related Material

Historical Society of Southern California Records (Collection 180)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.
E Clampus Vitus Records (Collection 211).   Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

E Clampus Vitus (Fraternal order).
Historical Society of Southern California.
Layne, J. Gregg (Joseph Gregg), 1885-1952--Archives.
Historians--California--Archival resources.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

E Clampus Vitus material. 1939-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, forms, rosters, flyers, event programs, and certificates.
Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1931-1933.

Scope and Content Note

Personal, business, and organizational letters and postcards (typescript and holograph). Includes a correspondence with printer Henry Nash.
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence. 1922-1930.

Scope and Content Note

Personal and organizational letters and postcards (typescript and holograph). Mostly letters from Grant Jackson.
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence. 1934-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Personal, business, and organizational letters and postcards (typescript and holograph).
Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence. 1941-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Personal, business, and organizational letters and postcards (typescript and holograph).
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence. 1946-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Personal, business, and organizational letters and postcards (typescript and holograph) and sales receipts.
Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence. 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Personal, business, and organizational letters and postcards (typescript and holograph), and an event program.
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence. 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Personal, business, and organizational letters and postcards (typescript and holograph), and a certificate.
Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence. 1951-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Personal, business, and organizational letters and postcards (typescript and holograph), certificates, acknowledgements, and an event program. Includes a letter from Henry R. Wagner.
Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Personal and business (undated) letters and postcards (typescript and holograph).
Box 1, Folder 11

Greeting cards. ca. 1946-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly holiday cards for Christmas and New Year's Day with some birthday cards and a letter. Includes cards printed by the Ward Ritchie and Plantin Presses and cards with original photographs tipped in.
Box 2, Folder 1

Research notes. ca. 1941-1951.

Scope and Content Note

Notes on early California and Los Angeles history written on index cards.
Box 2, Folder 2

Research notes. ca. 1948-1951.

Scope and Content Note

Notes on early California and Los Angeles history written on index cards and paper, a drawing of a Native American (by J. Gregg Layne) and two small notebooks. One of the notebooks is a calendar book (ca. 1935) with various entries in Chinese.
Box 2, Folder 3

Research notes. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Early California history.
Box 2, Folder 4

Research notes. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Citation notes for Los Angeles: From the Founding of the Pueblo Through the First Decade of the American Occupation, pp. 1-68.
Box 2, Folder 5

Research notes. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Citation notes for The Year 1850, pp. 1-78.
Box 2, Folder 6

Research notes. undated.

Scope and Content Note

History of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Box 2, Folder 7

Manuscript (typescript). History of Attempts to Divide California and Some Obstacles in its Way. undated.

Physical Description: 49.0 leaves
Box 2, Folder 8

Manuscript (typescript). Los Angeles: From the Founding of the Pueblo Through the First Decade of the American Occupation, part I of II. undated.

Box 2, Folder 9

Manuscript (typescript). Los Angeles: From the Founding of the Pueblo Through the First Decade of the American Occupation, part II of II. undated.

Box 2, Folder 10

Manuscript (typescript). The San Fernando Pass Through the Cut on the New Road 1855-1860. undated.

Physical Description: 55.0 leaves
Box 2, Folder 11

Manuscript (typescript). The San Fernando Pass Through the Cut on the New Road 1855-1860. undated.

Physical Description: 64.0 leaves
Box 2, Folder 12

Manuscript essays (typescript). The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo; review of Vincent P. Carosso's The California Wine Industry (Berkley and Los Angeles: UC Press, 1951). undated.

Box 3

Index cards. ca. 1830-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Bibliographical note cards, alphabetical by title (A-Z) and by author (A-Z).
Box 4

Index cards. ca. 1830-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Bibliographical note cards (Californiana), alphabetical by author (C-Y).
Box 5

Index cards. ca. 1830-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Bibliographical note cards (Americana), alphabetical by author (A-R).
Box 6, Folder 1

Genealogical material. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Family tree diagrams (on large format blueprint).
Box 7, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1940-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Letters dealing with the beginnings of the "Zamorano 80" (List of California Books, List A-1, List A, and List B). Robert E. Cowan, Phil T. Hanna, and Henry R. Wagner inclusive.
Box 7, Folder 2

Correspondence. 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Letters dealing with the beginnings of the "Zamorano 80" (List of California Books, Distinguished California Books, Wagner List of California Books, and Lyman List of Books). Henry R. Wagner and Geo. D. Lyman inclusive.
Box 7, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Letters dealing with the beginnings of the "Zamorano 80" (List of California Books, Distinguished California Books, Wagner List of California Books, and Lyman List of Books). Henry R. Wagner and Geo. D. Lyman inclusive.
Box 7, Folder 4

Correspondence. 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Letters dealing with the beginnings of the "Zamorano 80" (List[c] and the Wagner List).
Box 7, Folder 5

Manuscript (typescript). 1949.

Scope and Content Note

A bibliography. Joseph Gregg Layne. 1949. Books of the Los Angeles District. Written for the University of California, Los Angeles and signed by Glen Dawson, Will Cheney, and J. Gregg Dawson. Includes a letter of receipt from Lawrence Clark Powell.
Box 7, Folder 6

Ephemera. 1925-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings, event programs, event flyers, awards, certificates, and event memorabilia. Includes a typeset booklet, Poems by William Blake, printed Janet and Ward Ritchie for Jonathon Baird Ritchie, Los Angeles, 1935.
Box 7, Folder 7

Genealogical material. 1871-1926.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clipping (1882), family tree diagrams, and a journal (holograph), The Flowers of Memory by J. Martin Layne (1871).
Box 7, Folder 8

Family material. 1929-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Drawings, photographs, poems, and ephemera, including event programs for commencement ceremonies, an award and an acknowledgement letter. Most of the drawings included are from Layne's children.