Scope and Content
Title: Ed Ainsworth Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1945-1968
Collection number: 405
Ainsworth, Ed, 1902-1968
Extent: 86 boxes (43 linear ft.)
13 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Edward Maddin Ainsworth (1902-1968) worked for the
Los Angeles Times as a copyreader in 1924. He progressed from city editor to state editor, editorial page editor, assistant to the managing
editor, and eventually became a columnist. He also wrote several books on California and the West and contributed to various
magazines. The collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, articles, clippings, books, and photographs related
to Ainsworth's career as a writer and journalist.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special
Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Katie Ainsworth, 1981-82.
[Identification of item], Ed Ainsworth Papers (Collection 405). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
UCLA Catalog Record ID
UCLA Catalog Record ID:
Edward Maddin Ainsworth was born in 1902 in Waco, Texas; attended Texas A & M and UCLA; worked for newspapers in Waco, Texas,
San Pedro and Bakersfield, California, and Atlanta, Georgia, before coming to work at the
Los Angeles Times as a copyreader in 1924; progressed from city editor to state editor, editorial page editor, assistant to the managing editor,
and eventually became a columnist; author of column, On the Move; member, Board of Governors, Los Angeles County Museum; member,
Zamorano Club, Death Valley 49'ers, and E Clampus Vitus; wrote several books on California and the West and also contributed
to various magazines; married Katherine Lake, chief librarian in Monrovia, California, 1931; died in 1968.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, articles, clippings, books, and photographs related to Ainsworth's
career as a writer and journalist. Writings focus primarily on California and the West, including the Fallbrook case, smog,
water problems, Leo Carillo, and former mayor of Los Angeles Sam Yorty. Some of Ainsworth's titles in the collection include:
Eagles Fly West,
Question of Smog in Southern California,
Sand Dune Sanctuary,
The Cowboy in Art,
Sapphires Are Forever,
California Desert, and
Painters of the Desert.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ainsworth, Ed, 1902-1968--Archives.
Journalists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--History.
Los Angeles times.