Scope and Content
Title: Fletcher Bowron Collection of Material about the Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project,
Date (inclusive): 1962-1964
Collection number: 341
Creator: Bowron, Fletcher
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968) was born in Poway, California. He served as mayor of Los Angeles for fifteen years (1938-53).
The collection consists of unedited transcripts of tape recorded interviews conducted by former Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher
Bowron for a UCLA oral history project, documenting the history of Los Angeles, ca. 1900-1940s.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special
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[Identification of item], Fletcher Bowron Collection of Material about the Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project (Collection
341). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
UCLA Catalog Record ID:
Bowron was born August 13, 1887 in Poway, California; attended University of California at Berkeley (1907-09), University
of Southern California Law School (1909-11); admitted to California State Bar, 1917; executive secretary to governor of California
(1925-26); judge, Superior Court, Los Angeles (1926-38, 1956-62); elected mayor of Los Angeles in recall election, September
16, 1938; re-elected to three additional terms and served as mayor for a total fifteen years (1938-53); died September 11,
Scope and Content
Collection consists of unedited transcripts of tape recorded interviews conducted by former Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron
for a UCLA oral history project, documenting the history of Los Angeles, ca. 1900-1940s. Interviewees include Bowron, Dan
W. Green, John A. Grey, William B. Himrod, Don J. Kinsey, George A. Lewis, Harry F. Maidenberg, Milton Offner, Harold S. Ryerson,
and Gordon Whithall.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kinsey, Don Jackson, 1895- --interviewee.
Maidenberg, Harry F.--interviewee.
Green, Dan W.--interviewee.
Grey, John A.--interviewee.
Himrod, William B.--interviewee.
Lewis, George A., fl. 1962--interviewee.
Ryerson, Harold S.--interviewee.
Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--20th century--Archival resources.
Correspondence and records relating to this project and UCLA's involvement in it are located in the office of the Oral History
Program, UCLA (Bunche Hall, room A253).