Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973) served as Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s through
the 1950s. The collection consists of Packman's photographs, newspaper articles, manuscripts, genealogies, maps, ephemera,
and correspondence pertaining to the history of the city of Los Angeles, California missions, and Southern California ranchos
Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973) was a fifth-generation descendant of Maria Luisa Dominguez and Juan Francisco Reyes, former
alcalde of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. She was also a descendant of Maximo Alaniz, who arrived in Los Angeles in 1769 and became
the first grantee of Rancho San Jose de Buenos Aires (now Westwood and the University of California, Los Angeles). She served
as the Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s through the 1950s, where she was actively
engaged in educational outreach programs, speaking engagements, and assisting in restoration efforts for various California
landmarks. In addition to her duties as secretary for the Historical Society, Packman was the curator of Casa Figueroa, a
historic adobe built by Don Ramon Figueroa prior to the arrival of Anglo-Americans.
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