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Inventory of the Theodore Perceval Gerson Papers, 1901; 1916; 1924-1938
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Theodore Perceval Gerson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1901; 1916; 1924-1938
    Creator: Gerson, Theodore Perceval, 1872-1959?
    Extent: 483 pieces plus clippings
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Purchased from N. A. Kovach, February, 1948.


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Theodore Perceval Gerson Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    T. Perceval Gerson (1872-1959?), founder of the Hollywood Bowl, was a physician, the publisher of the Los Angeles Municipal Newspaper, and patron for many community organizations. He was active in the Hollywood Bowl Association, the Theatre Arts Alliance of Hollywood, the National Committee for Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

    Subject matter

    The personal and business correspondence of Dr. T. Perceval Gerson chiefly for the years 1934-37, which includes letters from conductors, musicians, lecturers on liberal causes, etc. Also 2 sets of newspaper clippings covering the San Francisco Graft Trial of 1907 and the William Dudley Haywood trial in Idaho in 1907.

    Physical description

    Letters, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts.

    Related Material

    Note: There are additional papers of Theodore Perceval Gerson in the U.C.L.A. Library