Finding Aid for the George W. McDill Papers, 1933-1937

Processed by T. Lange; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the George W. McDill Papers, 1933-1937

Collection number: 206

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:
T. Lange, October 1972
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George W. McDill Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1933-1937
Collection number: 206
Creator: McDill, George W., b. 1874
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: George McDill (1874- ) was a prominent Los Angeles attorney, judge, and president of the Los Angeles School Board. The collection consists of McDill's working papers and files, and relate primarily to his activities on the School Board during 1933-37.
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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Restrictions on Access

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
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George W. McDill Papers (Collection 206). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221370 

Biography

McDill was born in Illinois in 1874; AB, University of California at Berkeley, 1899; attended University of Southern California Law School; admitted to California Bar, 1904; engaged in private law practice until 1927; became a judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court, in 1927; member and president of Los Angeles School Board of Education, 1933-37.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the working papers and files of George McDill, a prominent Los Angeles attorney, judge, and president of the Los Angeles School Board. The materials relate primarily to his activities on the School Board during 1933-37, and include McDill's plans for the first All Year School in Los Angeles.

Expanded Scope and Content

This collection consists of the working papers and files of George McDill, prominent Los Angeles attorney, Judge, and president of the Los Angeles School Board, and relate primarily to his activities as member and president of the Los Angeles School Board of Education during the years between 1933 and 1937. In addition to the many official papers are McDill's plans for an All Year School, the first in Los Angeles.
The collection is organized alphabetically by subject headings; most of these headings were established by McDill for his filing system, and have been retained here for ease of arrangement. It should be noted, however, that all materials are inter-related, so that information on any given aspect or incident of these papers may be found in several different places.
This collection is only one received by the library concerning the Board of Education during this period. The papers of John R. Kelley overlap those here described, both in time and coverage, and could therefore be profitably used simultaneously.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
McDill, George W. b. 1874--Archives.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Board of Education.
School board presidents--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Related Material

John R. Kelley Collection of Material About the Los Angeles Board of Education, 1933-1945 (Collection 207) Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

All Year School Plan--Correspondence, July-May 1937.

Box 1, Folder 2

All Year School Plan--School Board material.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, memoranda, lists of interested educators, periodicals, statements of goals and purposes, clippings, minutes, etc.
Box 1, Folder 3

All Year School Plan--Other miscellaneous material.

Box 1, Folder 4

All Year School Plan--Radio Talks 1-20.

Box 1, Folders 5-7

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--Miscellaneous material 1-3.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, miscellaneous notes, etc.
Box 2, Folder 1

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--1933 Election.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 2

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--1933 Election.

Scope and Content Note

Campaign material, clippings, affidavits of expenditure, electioneering material.
Box 2, Folder 3

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--1934 Recall Election.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence--letters of support, letters concerning the firing of recall workers, letters of congratulations, etc.
Box 2, Folder 4

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--1934 Recall Election.

Scope and Content Note

Bills, statements of condition, Business Department matters, materials on the firing of recall workers, clippings, 3 radio speeches.
Box 2, Folder 5

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--1935 Election.

Scope and Content Note

Electioneering material, notes, financial statements, radio talks, etc.
Box 2, Folder 6

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--1937 Election. Correspondence. January-June 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Letters of support, letters of endorsement, campaign suggestions, etc.
Box 2, Folder 7

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--1937 Election.

Scope and Content Note

Slander post-cards and school board notes, lists of teachers and their political attitudes, candidates' questions, miscellaneous statements by McDill, open letters to teachers by McDill, biographical sketch of McDill, affidavits and notes on campaign spending, miscellaneous administrative notes, etc.
Box 2, Folder 8

Board of Education (Los Angeles School Board)--1937 Election.

Scope and Content Note

Campaign material, clippings, flyers, miscellaneous campaign publications and pamphlets.
Box 2, Folder 9

Civil Service--Correspondence, school and law related.

Scope and Content Note

Important correspondents are: Assembleymen Pelletier, Olsen, and Geyer, City Attorney John O'Toole, California Superintendant of Public Instruction Kersey.
Box 2, Folder 10

Civil Service--Miscellaneous material.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of Civil Service law, committee reports, minutes of board meetings, bulletins, reports, discussions, resolutions, evaluations by John Steven, Civil Service examination packet, etc.
Box 2, Folder 11

Court Actions, legal forms, legal opinions, etc.

Box 2, Folder 12

Efficiency--Miscellaneous material.

Scope and Content Note

Reports and letters from R.W. Lohman concerning school efficiency.
Box 3, Folder 1

Insurance--Correspondence (Materials in this and the following box deals with a proposed form of school insurance proposed by McDill).

Scope and Content Note

Important correspondents include Assembleymen Pelletier and Olsen, and the Insurance Commitee of the Los Angeles Grand Jury.
Box 3, Folder 2

Insurance--Official material.

Scope and Content Note

Summary of Fire Risks, Communications to Insurance Commitees, Statements of Insurance Risks and Refunds, Proposed Ammendments to the School Code, other miscellaneous material.
Box 3, Folder 3

Maps--School locations, topographical locations, school maps, etc.

Box 3, Folder 4

Newspaper Clippings, 1933-1935, arranged by month.

Box 3, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings, 1936-1937, arranged by month.

Box 3, Folder 6

Personel reports--mimeo lists and reports.

Box 4, Folder 1

PTA Milk Controversy, 1934 (Material in this folder deals with alledged misuse of milk funds for political purposes).

Scope and Content Note

Mimeo notes and summaries of Board meetings, typed resolutions, clippings, transcripts of letters from local PTA Boards, etc.
Box 4, Folder 2

Radio Speeches, n.d. (Between 1933 and 1937).

Physical Description: 31 speeches.

Scope and Content Note

McDill gave weekly radio talks on the activities of the Los Angeles School Board.
Box 4, Folder 3

Radio Speeches, dated 1935-1937.

Box 4, Folder 4

School Rebuilding--(earthquake damage repairs).

Scope and Content Note

Notes from board meetings, reposts on damages, reports on temporary school tents, other relevant board publications.
Box 4, Folder 5

Miscellaneous correspondence, ca. 1933-1939.

Box 4, Folder 6

Miscellaneous materials--pamphlets, ephemera, fragments, etc.