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Finding Aid for the Franklin Hichborn Papers
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Franklin Hichborn (1868-1964) was a legislative reporter in Sacramento for the San Francisco Examiner (1897-1951), a advocate for public ownership of public utilities, and a trustee for the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation. Boxes 1-184 include correspondence, articles, speeches, reports, financial records, legal records, and clippings related to California politics and the activities of journalist Franklin Hichborn, including the Francisco Graft prosecutions, the Francis J. Heny campaign (1909) and Heney League, the Progressive and Reform movements, Rudolph Spreckles, and the water and power campaign (1924).
Hichborn was born in Eureka, California, 1868; legislative reporter, San Francisco Examiner, 1897; covered Sacramento for Examiner until 1951; wrote The story of the California Legislature of 1909 as well as subsequent editions in 1911, 1913, 1915, 1921; published The system (1915); advocate for public ownership of public utilities; trustee, John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; married Mabel Houlton and had three daughters; died December 29, 1963.
332 boxes (166 linear ft.) 13 oversize boxes
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PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1-184. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.