Society of Los Angeles Collection
includes an assemblage of addresses,
newsletters, and printed material from various Ethical Culture Society regional chapters
and its parent organization, The American Ethical Union. The material covers social and
political topics on a national and global scale in the philosophical context of the
The Ethical Culture Society was founded in 1876 by Dr. Felix Adler (1851-1933) as a new
movement to further the advancement of social justice for all. The Ethical Culture
Society of Los Angeles (ECSLA) was a regional chapter of the national organization.
Citing dwindling membership and the lack of leadership succession, the ECSLA chapter was
disbanded in 2007. The Society is aligned with the Humanist Movement and stresses
adherence to ethical principles, the inherent worth of the individual, and the
responsibility of doing good in the world. The spread of the Ethical Culture Movement
resulted in the establishment of over twenty-eight societies and fellowships in
communities throughout the United States with a strong involvement in the social and
political events of the day.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
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that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
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The collection is open for research use.