Finding Aid for the Lois Crouch papers, 1949-1988

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Lois Crouch papers
Date (inclusive): 1949-1988
Collection number: 1565
Creator: Crouch, Lois.
Extent: 20 boxes (10 linear ft.) 1 oversize box.
Abstract: Lois Crouch (1915- )was the director of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles (1948-50), a member of the Commission for the Reorganization of Los Angeles City Government (1951-52), chairman of the sub-committee on citizens participation for the Citizens Urban Renewal Advisory Commission of Los Angeles (1957) and secretary of the advisory board for the UCLA YMCA (1956-58). The collection consists of papers relating to Crouch's involvement in the United Way (1979-87), the California Federation of Women's Clubs (1963-93), and the League of Women Voters and others.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lois Crouch, 1988, 1993, & 1994.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lois Crouch papers (Collection Number 1565). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

Crouch was born in Denver, Colorado, on February 13, 1915; BA (1936) and MA (1937), UCLA; director, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, 1948-50; member of task force, Commission for the Reorganization of Los Angeles City Government, 1951-52; became chairman, sub-committee on citizens participation, Citizens Urban Renewal Advisory Commission of Los Angeles in 1957; secretary, advisory board, UCLA YMCA, 1956-58; member, Faculty Wives Club, UCLA.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of papers relating to Crouch's involvement in such organizations as the United Way (1979-87), California Federation of Women's Clubs (1963-93), League of Women Voters, and others. Includes minutes, reports, correspondence, and printed materials.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. United Way (Boxes 1-3,23,29).
  2. Kellogg Fund (Box 3).
  3. League of Women Voters (Box 4-9,11,24).
  4. Personal (Boxes 10,17).
  5. Pacific Palisades Women's Club (Box 11).
  6. General Federation of Women's Clubs (Boxes 12-13,21-23,28).
  7. California Federation of Women's Clubs (Boxes 14-23,25-27).
  8. Miscellaneous (Boxes 20-21,27).
  9. Epsilon Sigma Omicron (Box 21).
  10. Citizens' Urban Renewal Committee (Boxes 21,24).
  11. Redevelopment (Box 24).
  12. Kellogg Foundation and United Way (Boxes 28-29).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Crouch, Lois --Archives.
California Federation of Women's Clubs.
League of Women Voters of California.
United Way of America.
Women --Societies and clubs --Archival resources.
Women civic leaders --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.


Container List

 

California Federation of Women's Clubs

 

District Bulletins

Box 14, Folder 1

1963-1967.

Box 14, Folder 2

1968-1970.

Box 14, Folder 3

1970-1973.

Box 14, Folder 4

1974-1976.

Box 14, Folder 5

1976-1978.

Box 14, Folder 6

1978-1985.

Box 14, Folder 7

1982-1984.

Box 14, Folder 8

1985-1990.

Box 14, Folder 9

June 1989-September 1993.

Box 15, Folder 1

Reports and workshops, 1970-1972.

Box 15, Folder 2

District president's reports, 1976-1978.

Box 15, Folder 3

Marina District 1977-1978.

Box 15, Folder 4

District president questionaires, 1977-1978.

Box 15, Folder 5

State Board minutes correspondence, 1976-1977.

Box 15, Folder 6

Activities--district and state, 1976-1978.

Box 15, Folder 7

State Board, May 1977-June 1978.

Box 15, Folders 8-9

Leadership development material.

Box 16, Folder 1

Marina district conventions, programs, The Call, 1981-1993.

Box 16, Folder 2

Press chairman material.

Box 16, Folders 3-4

District Executive Committee Board and Council meetings, minutes, etc. June 25, 1976-May 1978.

Box 16, Folders 5-6

Leadership development material.

Box 17, Folder 1

State chairman's bulletin, 1972-1974.

Box 17, Folder 2

District deans of chairmen bulletin, 1972-1974.

Box 17, Folders 3-4

Marina parliamentary study group.

Box 17, Folder 5

Federation kit, (?). 1977/1978

Box 17, Folder 6

District 18 Dean of chairmen report and material, 1972-1974.

Box 17, Folder 7

Marina Satellites.

Box 17, Folder 8

Procedures book, 1988-1990.

Box 18, Folder 1

District fashion show / fine arts festival programs, ca. 1967-1975.

Box 18, Folder 2

District lists of officers, 1976-1977.

Box 18, Folder 3

Convention agendas for Executive committees, 1978.

Box 18, Folder 4

Yearlings' calendar, 1967-1968.

Box 18, Folder 5

District mimeo material, 1966-1977.

Box 18, Folder 6

District material, 1972.

Box 18, Folder 7

Marina district proposed budgets, , and 1984/1985 1987/1988 1974/1975.

Box 18, Folder 8

District financial reports, 1970-1974.

Box 18, Folder 9

District financial reports, 1974-1978/1979.

Box 18, Folder 10

State chairman's bulletin, 1972-1974.

Box 18, Folder 11

Mailing list--leadership development, 1972.

Box 18, Folder 12

Installation guides, ca. 1968-1975.

Box 19, Folder 1

Programs--district council, fine arts festival, fashion show, 1967-1972.

Box 19, Folder 2

District second vice president, 1972-1974.

Box 19, Folder 3

District first vice president, 1974-1976.

Box 19, Folder 4

State board meetings, 1972-1974.

Box 19, Folder 5

State board meetings, 1976-1978.

Box 19, Folder 6

District by-laws and warrants, 1982-1984.

Box 19, Folder 7

Parliamentary law study club, and 1894/1987 1990-1993.

Box 19, Folder 8

District philanthropy report, 1987-1989.

Box 19, Folder 13

Appointment calendar, June 1976-May 1978.

Box 20, Folder 1

State convention speeches, 1978.

Box 20, Folder 2

Leadership material, 1953, 1977.

Box 20, Folder 3

California Federation of Women's Clubs (CFWC) publications.

Box 20, Folder 8

Marina District 18--annual convention programs, ca. 1968-1989.

Box 21, Folder 2

Forms, questionaires, memos, ca. 1971-1974.

Box 22, Folder 1

Leadership development, 1972-1973.

Box 22, Folder 2

P's and Cues, 1975-1976.

 

Marina District

Box 22, Folder 8

1969.

Box 22, Folder 9

1970.

Box 22, Folder 10

1971.

Box 23, Folder 1

1973.

Box 23, Folder 2

1974.

Box 23, Folder 3

1975.

Box 23, Folder 4

1976.

Box 23, Folder 5

Parliamentary law study club year book, 1978-1979, 1979-1980, 1980-1981.

Box 23, Folder 6

Parliamentary law study club year book, 1985-1986, 1986-1987.

Box 23, Folder 7

Satellites yearbook, 1970-1980.

Box 27, Folder 8

Marina chapter, 1972, 1977.

Box 23, Folder 10

Pacific Palisades Woman's Club yearbook, 1966-1971.

Box 23, Folder 11

Pacific Palisades Woman's Club yearbook, 1972-1978.

Box 23, Folder 12

Frances Harriet Munger Club of Los Angeles, 1977-1978.

Box 25, Folder 1

Los Angeles district--year book, 1955-1956.

Box 25, Folder 2

1993-1994.

Box 25, Folder 3

Resolutions and procedures, 1972.

Box 25, Folder 4

1964-1966.

 

Procedures

Box 25, Folder 5

1966-1968.

Box 25, Folder 6

1970-1972.

Box 25, Folder 7

1972-1974.

Box 25, Folder 8

1974-1976.

Box 25, Folder 9

1972-1974.

 

Yearbooks

Box 25, Folder 10

1957-1958.

Box 25, Folder 11

1958-1959.

Box 25, Folder 12

1959-1960.

Box 25, Folder 13

1960-1961.

Box 25, Folder 14

1961-1962.

Box 25, Folder 15

1962-1963.

Box 26, Folder 1

1963-1964.

Box 26, Folder 2

1964-1965.

Box 26, Folder 3

1965-1966.

Box 26, Folder 4

1966-1967.

Box 23, Folder 8

1967-1971.

Box 26, Folder 5

1967-1968.

Box 26, Folder 8

1970-1971.

Box 27, Folder 1

1971-1972.

Box 23, Folder 8

1972-1975.

Box 27, Folder 2

1972-1973.

Box 27, Folder 3

1973-1974.

Box 27, Folder 4

1974-1975.

Box 27, Folder 5

1975-1976.

Box 27, Folder 6

1978-1979.

Box 27, Folder 7

1979-1980.

Box 23, Folder 9

1978-1983.

Box 22, Folder 3

1982-1983.

Box 22, Folder 4

1983-1984.

Box 21, Folder 3

1986-1987.

 

Membership and Procedures

Box 26, Folder 6

1968-1969.

Box 26, Folder 7

1969-1970.

Box 27, Folder 10

Leadership development, 1968-1972.

 

Citizens Urban Renewal Advisory Committee

Box 24, Folder 1

1960.

Box 24, Folder 2

1961.

Box 24, Folder 3

1962.

Box 24, Folder 4

1963-1964.

Box 24, Folder 5

1964-1965.

Box 24, Folder 6

University of Southern California master plan.

Box 24, Folder 7

Temple urban renewal project, ca. 1960-1961.

Box 21, Folder 7

1957.

Box 21, Folder 8

1958-1965.

 

Epsilon Sigma Omicron

Box 21, Folder 5

Reading lists - thru Jan. '74.

 

Kellogg Foundation

Box 3, Folder 7

1981-1982.

Box 3, Folder 8

Evaluation material, meetings, 1983, 1982-1983.

Box 3, Folder 9

1982-1984.

Box 3, Folder 10

1984.

Box 3, Folders 11-12

1985-1986.

Box 3, Folder 13

1987.

 

Kellogg Foundation and United Way

 

Training Center

Box 28, Folder 6

1985-1986.

Box 28, Folder 7

1987.

Box 29, Folder 1

1988.

Box 29, Folder 2

1989.

Box 29, Folder 3

1990.

Box 29, Folder 4

1991.

 

League of Women Voters

Box 4, Folder 1

Miscellaneous.

Box 4, Folder 2

National voter, 1963-1993.

Box 4, Folder 3

Los Angeles voter, 1965-1968.

Box 4, Folder 4

Los Angeles county voter, 1965-1969.

Box 4, Folder 5

California voter, 1958-1993.

Box 4, Folder 6

League of Women Voters (LWV) of Los Angeles--The voter, 1992-1993.

Box 4, Folder 7

Convention--state board minutes, May 19-22, 1952.

Box 4, Folder 8

League of Women Voters (LWV) of California--convention, April 30-May 2, 1993.

Box 4, Folder 9

League of Women Voters (LWV) of California--organization committee kit, October 18, 1951.

Box 4, Folder 10

Legistlative action.

Box 4, Folder 11

League resource material on Los Angeles city government.

Box 5, Folder 1

Card file (A - N).

Physical Description: 3 x 5 cards, in envelope.
Box 5, Folder 2

Card file (Q - Z).

Physical Description: 3 x 5 cards, in envelope.
Box 5, Folder 3

Calendar, 1952.

Box 5, Folder 4

State item / lit--section 1, League of Women Voters (LWV) kit. 1953-1954.

Box 5, Folder 5

State item / lit--section 2 (finance), November 1953.

Box 5, Folder 6

Ingelwood--correspondence & memos, 1953.

Box 5, Folder 7

League of Women Voters (LWV) of California--convention (1954)-- correspondence.

Box 5, Folder 8

Platform revision, 1953.

Box 5, Folder 9-10

League of Women Voters (LWV) of California--miscellaneous material, 1953.

Box 5, Folder 11

Calendar, 1950.

Box 5, Folder 12

Miscellaneous government publications.

Box 6, Folder 1

Material on slum clearence from Housing Authority, etc. - planning for meeting pre West unit 1940.

Box 6, Folder 2

Convention material, 1949-1953.

Box 6, Folder 3

Annual reports, 1949-1950.

Box 6, Folder 4

Convention material, 1949.

Box 6, Folder 5

Board meeting--Los Angeles.

Box 6, Folders 6-7

Board of directors--minutes--complete set--unit council annual meeting, 1951-1968.

Box 6, Folder 8

League of Women Voters (LWV) county council.

Box 6, Folder 9

State board minutes--convention minutes--budgets, June 1950.

Box 6, Folder 10

National voter--trends--action.

Box 7, Folder 1

Social welfare.

Box 7, Folder 2

Party responsibility and cross-filing.

Box 7, Folder 3

Cards--Valentine's & birthday.

Box 7, Folder 4

Get well cards, 1967.

Box 7, Folder 5

Tickets.

Box 7, Folder 6

Correspondence--miscellaneous.

Box 7, Folder 7

Personal.

Box 7, Folder 8

Photos.

Box 7, Folder 9

Newspaper clippings.

Box 8, Folder 1

Pocket guide to LA county, 1954.

Box 8, Folder 2

Local current agenda (?)--personal.

Box 8, Folder 3

League of Women Voters (LWV) of the U.S.--miscellaneous political material.

Box 8, Folder 4

League of Women Voters (LWV) of Los Angeles county--county council, 1954.

Box 8, Folder 5

League of Women Voters (LWV) of the U.S.--21st national convention (Denver, Colorado), 1954.

Box 8, Folder 6

Organizational materials.

Box 8, Folder 7

National platform--proposed revision, 1954.

Box 8, Folder 8

National League of Women Voters (LWV) material.

Box 9, Folder 1

Miscellaneous.

Box 9, Folder 2

Voter's service.

Box 11, Folder 1

Conservation, 1950-1952.

Box 11, Folder 2

Finance--state government, 1952.

Box 11, Folder 3

National economic items, ca. 1941-1950.

Box 11, Folder 4

Legislative activity, 1951-1953.

Box 11, Folder 5

Legislative newsletter, 1951-1953.

Box 11, Folder 6

Ballot measures, 1949-1952.

Box 11, Folder 7

Planning, (publications). 1949-1994

Box 11, Folder 8

Convention and other League of Women Voters (LWV) material. 1987

Box 11, Folder 1

Conservation, 1950-1952.

Box 11, Folder 2

Finance--state government, 1952.

Box 11, Folder 3

National economic items, ca. 1941-1950.

Box 11, Folder 4

Legislative activity, 1951-1953.

Box 11, Folder 5

Legislative newsletter, 1951-1953.

Box 11, Folder 6

Ballot measures, 1949-1952.

Box 11, Folder 7

Planning, (publications). 1949-1994

Box 11, Folder 8

Convention and other League of Women Voters (LWV) material. 1987

Box 24, Folder 10

25 years of great ideas, 1946.

Box 24, Folder 11

1993-1994.

Box 29, Folder 10

Newsletters 1992-1995

 

Other / Miscellaneous

Box 20, Folder 4

O'Hair letter.

Box 20, Folder 5

Energy publications.

Box 20, Folder 6

Miscellaneous publications.

Box 20, Folder 7

Order of the Eastern Star--Acacia Rose Croix.

Box 21, Folder 1

Various club yearbooks, ca. 1974-1987.

 

Personal Items

Box 10, Folder 1

Roberts rules of order (revised), Signed Winston Crouch. 1921.

Box 10, Folder 2

Key to Dearborne, Michigan.

Box 10, Folder 3

Heart-shaped candy box. Inscribed inside.

Box 17, Folder 9

Photographs, clippings, publicity.

Box 17, Folder 10

Awards, curriculum vitae, publicity, letters of thanks.

 

Pacific Palisades Women's Club

Box 11, Folder 9

Parliamentarian work, 1975.

Box 11, Folder 10

Federation executive secretary, 1968-1970.

Box 11, Folder 11

Bulletins, October 1967-1979.

 

Redevelopment

Box 24, Folder 8

General plan for Little Tokyo, 1962.

Box 24, Folder 9

Centroplis--The plan for central city Los Angeles, 1964.

 

General Federation of Women's Club

Box 22, Folder 7

Membership handbook, 1982.

Box 12, Folder 1

Western States' Conferences, 1973 and 1974.

Box 12, Folder 2

Adminstrative program book, 1988-1989.

Box 12, Folder 3

Legislative material, 1975-1978.

Box 12, Folder 4

Membership, 1973-1977.

Box 12, Folder 5

Publications re membership, program planning, leadership, ca. 1966-1975.

Box 12, Folder 6

Convention, 1976.

Box 12, Folder 7

Publications.

 

State Convention

Box 13, Folder 1

1968.

Box 13, Folder 2

1970.

Box 13, Folder 3

1971.

Box 13, Folder 4

1972.

Box 13, Folder 5

1973.

Box 13, Folder 6

1974.

Box 13, Folder 7

1975.

Box 13, Folder 8

1976.

Box 13, Folder 9

Conventions, 1972, 1974, 1976.

Box 13, Folder 10

National convention, 1974.

Box 13, Folder 11

Conventions, 1973, 1977.

Box 13, Folder 12

Publications.

Box 13, Folder 13

Membership program, 1973-1974.

Box 21, Folder 4

Membership material.

Box 21, Folder 6

Programs, 1966-1970.

Box 22, Folder 5

Manual, 1978-1980.

Box 22, Folder 6

Administrative program, 1980-1982.

Box 28, Folder 2

Administration, 1971-1972.

Box 23, Folder 13

Resolutions constitution & bylaws, 1969.

Box 28, Folder 1

Program material, 1971-1972.

Box 28, Folder 3

Program material, 1972-1974.

Box 28, Folder 4

Program material, 1976-1978.

Box 28, Folder 5

Phoenix, 1978.

 

U.S. Marine Corps

Box 27, Folder 9

How to respect and display our flag, 1974.

 

United Way

 

Community Issues Council

Box 1, Folder 1

1983.

Box 1, Folder 2

1983.

Box 1, Folder 3

1985-1986.

Box 1, Folder 4

Corporate Community Issues Council, 1982-1983.

Box 1, Folder 5

Western Region--New Board orientation, 1979.

Box 1, Folder 6

Western Region--Planning Council, 1979-1980.

 

Corporate Planning Council

Box 1, Folder 7

Activities and meetings, 1980-1981.

Box 1, Folder 8

Manual, 1979-1981.

Box 2, Folder 1

1979-1980.

Box 2, Folder 2

1981-1982.

Box 2, Folder 3

Corporate Planning Council, 1982.

Box 2, Folder 6

Community Issues Council, 1981-1984.

 

Western Region Planning Council

Box 2, Folder 4

1982.

Box 2, Folder 5

1982-1983.

Box 2, Folder 7

1982-1986.

Box 2, Folder 8

1983.

Box 2, Folder 9

1984-1985.

 

Western Region

Box 2, Folder 10

Allocations, Volunteer Orientation Manual. 1982-1983.

Box 3, Folder 1

Allocations, 1984-1985.

Box 3, Folder 2

Allocations, 1985-1986.

Box 3, Folder 3

Allocation Reports, 1985-1986.

Box 3, Folder 4

Allocation Reports, 1986-1987.

Box 3, Folder 5

1986-1988.

Box 3, Folder 6

Annual Report, 1978-1979.

Box 23, Folder 14

1990.

Box 29, Folder 5

Planning council, 1983.

Box 29, Folder 6

Strategic planning process, 1988.

Box 29, Folder 7

Annual report, 1988-1989.

Box 29, Folder 8

Executive summary, 1990.

Box 29, Folder 9

Strategic implementation outline, 1990-1994.