These holdings consist of materials related to the life and
accomplishments of a leading Los Angeles family, the Workmans, influential in city
politics, social work, and prperty development.
Tracing its residence in Los Angeles back to the mid-nineteenth century, the Workman
family holds a distinguished place in the city's history. Two brothers, David
(1798-1855) and William (1800-1876), originally from England, were the first
Workmans to settle in Los Angeles: David came from Missouri, and William from Taos,
New Mexico. Of their descendants, the following Workmans figure most prominently in
the collection: William H. Workman, the son of David, and his wife Maria Elizabeth;
their daughter Mary Julia Workman; her sister-in-law, Margaret Workman, wife of
Mary's brother Thomas.
24 archival document boxes, 14 oversize boxes, 6 flat files in on emap case
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to
copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not
claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or
publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola
Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of
copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her
heirs, assigns, or executors.
This collection is part of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research
Collection, a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los
Angeles, Loyola Marymount University. The Research Collection is administered by the
Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University; the