Scope and Content
Title: Pioneer Alumni Association. Records.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 42
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
1.25 linear ft.
Record Series 42 contains photographs, student newspapers, and correspondence related to the pursuit of memorabilia from students
of UCLA's Vermont campus.
Pioneer Alumni Association.
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Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University
Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish
or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.
[Identification of item], Pioneer Alumni Association. Records (University Archives Record Series 42). UCLA Library Special
Collections, University Archives.
The Pioneer Alumni Association was created in 1959 by Alexander (Jake) Hamilton and several other UCLA alumni from the 1930s.
Membership is granted only to those persons who had attended the university when it was know as the Southern Branch and located
on Vermont Avenue. The purpose of the associated was to create a forum in which students from the 1930s could share memories
of their university experiences. Hamilton was president of the association until 1968 when he was succeeded by Charles Walter.
Scope and Content
Record Series 42 contains correspondence primarily to Alexander (Jake) Hamilton as a part of a project to acquire materials
and memorabilia from UCLA graduates who had attended the Vermont Campus. Notable correspondents are William Ackerman, Elizabeth
(Hough) Doughty, Theresa Long, and Gjertrud (Hjorth)Smith. The collection also includes various photographs, as well as issues
of UCLA student newspapers from 1923 to 1929: California Grizzley, Cub Californian, and Hell's Bells. It also contains Hamilton's
correspondence to James Mink, UCLA University Archivist from 1952 to 1983. In 1959, Hamilton was the founder of the Pioneer
Alumni Association whose members were UCLA Alumni from the 1930s and served as its president until 1968.
Detailed container list available in hard copy at the UCLA University Archives.
This is an inactive Record Series; no additional University records are expected to be added.