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Finding Aid for the John Downing Weaver collection of Los Angeles ephemera and research materials, 1960-1985
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A file composed primarily of newspaper and magazine clippings, but also containing some letters, notes, public documents and official reports, collected during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s by the author of, among other books, Los Angeles: the Enormous Village (1980) and of the 1974 and 1985 Encyclopaedia Britannica articles on Los Angeles.
Weaver was born in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 1912; attended Georgetown Univ. (1928-29); AB, College of William and Mary (1932); AM, George Washington Univ. (1933); worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration (1933-35); reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor, Kansas City star (1935-40); started freelance writing (1940); published works include: Wind before rain (1942), Another such victory (1948), Warren : the man, the court, the era (1967), The Brownsville raid : the story of America's "black Dreyfus affair" (1970), Los Angeles : the enormous village (1980).
96 boxes (8 linear ft.) 1 oversize box.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.