Finding Aid for the Pioneer Alumni Association. Records. 1966-1969.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1986 December; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 February; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 June.
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©1986 December

Title: Pioneer Alumni Association. Records.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 42
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.2 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Date: 1966-1969
Abstract: Record Series 42 contains records generated by the Pioneer Alumni Association at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Creator: Pioneer Alumni Association.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pioneer Alumni Association. Records (University Archives Record Series 42). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical Note

The Pioneer Alumni Association was created in 1959 by Alexander (Jake) Hamilton and several other UCLA alumni from the 1930s. Membership is granted only to those persons who had attended the university when it was know as the Southern Branch and located on Vermont Avenue. The purpose of the associated was to create a forum in which students from the 1930s could share memories of their university experiences. Hamilton was president of the association until 1968 when he was succeeded by Charles Walter.

Scope and Content

Record Series 42 contains records generated by the Pioneer Alumni Association at the University of California, Los Angeles. Files include correspondence, photographs, issues of UCLA student newspapers, and memorabilia. Correspondence files feature correspondence primarily to Alexander (Jake) Hamilton as a part of a project to acquire materials and memorabilia from UCLA graduates who had attended the Vermont Campus. Other notable correspondents include William Ackerman, Elizabeth (Hough) Doughty, Theresa Long, and Gjertrud (Hjorth)Smith. Additionally, files include Hamilton's correspondence to James Mink, UCLA University Archivist from 1952 to 1983.
Detailed container list available in hard copy at the UCLA University Archives.
This is an inactive Record Series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3521205 

Box 1

Correspondence. 1966-1968 (bulk date: 1966).

Extent: 85 folders

Scope and Contents note

Include: Letters with Alexander (Jake) Hamilton; letters with James Mink; and letters with other UCLA Alumni from 1930s.
Box 2

Student newspapers (selected issues). 1921 Jan 07; 1923-1924; 1926; 1929 Jan 23.

Extent: 14 newspaper issues.

Scope and Contents note

Includes issues of: California Grizzley, Cub Californian, Hell's Bells.
Box 3

Memorabilia from the University of California Southern Branch. 1922-1929; 1931-1932.

Extent: 12 folders
Box 3

Newspapers; various issues. 1921-1929.

Scope and Contents note

Includes: Cub Californian, Hell's Bells, Daily Bruin, Los Angeles Sunday Times, and California Grizzly.