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Finding Aid for the Jarvis Family Papers, 1880-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jarvis Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1880-1962
    Collection number: 817
    Creator: Jarvis Family
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Ellis Adams Jarvis (1900- ) was a teacher in San Pedro (1924- ), and later served as a superintendent of Los Angeles City Schools (November 1956-January 1962). The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia and related printed material of Ellis A. Jarvis, and the papers of the Jarvis family.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ellis Adams Jarvis, 1963.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jarvis Family Papers (Collection 817). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233211 


    Ellis Adams Jarvis was born on August 18, 1900 in Ione, California to parents Clarence E. Jarvis and Nellie Tracy; BA, UC Berkeley, 1923; MS, University of Southern California, 1935; married Margaret L. Pickles; began teaching in San Pedro in 1924; served as superintendent of Los Angeles City Schools, November 1956-January 1962.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia and related printed material mainly of educator Ellis A. Jarvis. Also contains papers of the Jarvis family, including the scrapbook of Clarence E. Jarvis, father of Ellis A. Jarvis.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Miscellaneous papers and memorabilia on Jarvis family history (Box 1).
    2. Programs, memorabilia, and photographs (Box 2).
    3. Family scrapbooks (Box 3).
    4. Miscellaneous papers, scrapbooks and appointment calendars (Box 4).
    5. Manuscript items of Clarence E. Jarvis and tape containing Ellis A. Jarvis' identification of manuscript items (Box 5).
    6. Speeches and articles (Box 6).
    7. Papers, correspondence and notes (Box 7).
    8. Press clippings (Boxes 7-8,10).
    9. Scrapbook of Clarence E. Jarvis (Box 12, oversize).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Jarvis, Ellis A., 1900-1982.
    Jarvis family--Archives.
    Los Angeles City School District--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    Educators--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Family papers.