Finding Aid for the Viola Lockhart Warren Papers, 1908-1968

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Genie Guerard
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/
© 2000
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Viola Lockhart Warren Papers, 1908-1968

Collection number: 1322

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:
Manuscripts Division staff, February 1989
Encoded by:
Genie Guerard
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Viola Lockhart Warren Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1968
Collection number: 1322
Creator: Warren, Viola Lockhart, 1896-1968
Extent: 36 boxes (18 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Viola Lockhart Warren (1896- ) was a lecturer on medical history in the UCLA Department of History (1953-58) and wrote about early California for children and early California medical men. She was also the assistant editor for the Journal of electricity (1918-20), did book reviews for Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York (1938-43), and was a columnist on women's affairs for the Oak Ridge journal in Tennessee (1944-46). The collection consists of Warren's correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, some photographs, and ephemera.
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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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Viola Lockhart Warren Papers (Collection 1322). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Warren was born in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, September 6, 1896; married Stafford Warren, 1920; BA, University of California, Berkeley (1918); graduate work in English at Radcliff (1922-23); assistant editor, Journal of electricity (1918-20); did book reviews for Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York (1938-43); columnist on women's affairs, Oak Ridge journal, Tennessee (1944-46); lecturer in medical history, University of California, Los Angeles Department of History (1953-58); wrote about early California for children and early California medical men; gave numerous public speeches on children's and women's welfare, the women in the Oak Ridge War period, and the impact of the new University of California, Los Angeles Medical School (1947-62).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, some photographs, and ephemera related to the life of Viola Lockhart Warren. Includes correspondence with members of the Warren family including Stafford Warren, materials related to the Los Angeles College Clinical Association (ca. 1909-51), miscellaneous manuscripts of Warrens, and a photo album containing mostly unidentified snapshots.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Warren, Viola Lockhart, 1896-1968--Archives.
Women authors--Archival resources.
College teachers' spouses--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, memorabilia, and ephemera, 1908-1940s.

Box 2

Letters to Viola Warren, 1913-1945.

Box 3

Correspondence, members of the Warren family, 1920s-1960s.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some to Stafford Warren.
Box 4

Letters to Viola Warren, 1926-1941.

Box 5

Correspondence, 1935-1936, 1946.

Box 5

Family memos, 1943.

Box 6

Letters, 1940-1958.

Box 6

Personal documents, including ration books, n.d.

Box 7

Letters and memorabilia, 1947-1953.

Box 8

Letters to Viola Warren, 1950-1968.

Box 9

Correspondence and papers, 1950s-1960s.

Scope and Content Note

re local organisations and the UCLA campus.
Box 10

Letters, 1950s-1960s.

Box 11

Correspondence, 1954-1955.

Note

[Contains] contents of a box file marked Memos, 1955.
Box 12

Ephemera, and letters to Viola Warren, 1954.

Box 13

Correspondence, 1956-1957.

Box 14

Letters from Jane (Warren Larson) up to 1968.

Box 15

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1921-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Also address book.
Box 16

Speeches, correspondence and writings, ca. 1926-1941.

Box 17

Speeches, correspondence and writings, ca. 1946-1967.

Box 18

Speeches and correspondence, ca. 1948-1968.

Scope and Content Note

re Viola Warren's research.
Box 19

Washington, 1963-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, photographs, clippings and ephemera related to the period of Stafford Warren's work as Special Assistant to the President.
Box 20

VLW's reprints up to 1967. Lockhart biography, ca. 1959-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to medical history. Miscellaneous correspondence of Dr. and Mrs. Stafford Warren.
Boxes 21-22

VLW's reprints up to 1967. Lockhart biography, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Includes microfilm, slides, clippings and other printed materials.
Box 23

Materials, ca. 1909-1951.

Scope and Content Note

re the Los Angeles College Clinical Association and Viola Warren's research into it, including correspondence and minutes.
Boxes 24-26

Miscellaneous manuscripts of VLW's, 1960-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Includes typed manuscript with corrections of Muskets and Medicine in Early California, with related correspondence and research materials. Also, papers relating to Muskets and Medicine ... and other writings.
Box 27

Correspondence and research materials, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

re Muskets and Medicine . . ., with first draft of the manuscript.
Box 28

Second draft of manuscript Muskets and Medicine . . ., and copy for typist, 1846-1853.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to Dr. John S. Griffin's mail, transcribed by Viola Warren.
Box 29

First copy of manuscript Muskets and Medicine . . ., and another copy, v.d.

Box 30

Research notes on California history, and typed manuscript with holograph corrections, of Dragons on trial: Los Angeles, 1847, 1965. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and framed citation.
Box 31

Bank statements and other personal accounting records, v.d.

Box 32

Calling cards, visitors' book, 1963 March.

Note

2pp. only used.
Box 33

Issues of various newspapers, 1926-ca. 1945.

Scope and Content Note

Recording various events, e.g. bombing of Pearl Harbor, the end of World War II.
Boxes 34-35

Pamphlets, ephemera and miscellaneous printed materials, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Including odd issues of journals and publications relating to the University of California.
Box 36

Ephemera, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Odd issues of journals.
Box 37

Odd issues of magazines, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs (scenery).
Box 37

Photograph album containing mainly unidentified snapshots, ephemera items, v.d.

Box 38

Odd issues of magazines and newspapers, v.d.