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Finding Aid for the Richard Richards Papers, 1954-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Richards Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1962
    Collection number: 1108
    Creator: Richards, Richard, 1916-
    Extent: 50 boxes (25 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Richard Richards (1916- ) was a lawyer and legislator. He was the chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee (1950 & 1952), delegate at national conventions (1948-64), a Los Angeles County senator and a member of the California State Senate (1954-62). The collection consists of the legislative files and related papers from Richard Richard's career as a California state senator.
    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

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services 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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Richard Richards, 1963.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard Richards Papers (Collection 1108). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2723085 


    Richard Richards was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1916; AB, University of Southern California, 1939; received law degree from University of Southern California, 1942; chairman, Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, 1950 & 1952; delegate, national conventions, 1948-64; Los Angeles County senator, California State Senate, 1954-62.

    Biographical Narrative

    Richard Richards was born in 1916 in Cedar rapids, Iowa. Moving to California, he attended the University of Southern California. getting his AB in 1939 and law degree in 1942. Active in local Democratic Party politics, Richards served as chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee in 1950 and 1952. and was a delegate to the national conventions from 1948-1964. In 1954 he was elected to the California State Senate where he served as the lone Los Angeles County senator until 1962.
    This collection was given to the library by Mr. Richards in 1964 and represents the legislative files and documentation of his years in the State Senate. In virtually all cases the folder headings and contents are those used by Richards himself. Because they were turned over to the library in no particular order. however. the arbitrary division into legislative files. legislative committees, and subject files was done for ease of access and description.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of the legislative files and related papers from Richard Richard's career as a California state senator. Includes numerous annual reports, correspondence, printed materials, and the Journal of the Assembly of California.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Legislative files, 1955-62 (Boxes 1-16).
    2. Legislative committees (Boxes 17-36).
    3. Subject files (Boxes 37-50).
    4. Subject files arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Richards, Richard, 1916- --Archives.
    Legislators--California--Archival resources.