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Finding Aid for the George Pigeon Clements Papers, 1825-1945
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Pigeon Clements Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1825-1945
    Collection number: 118
    Creator: Clements, George Pigeon, 1867-1958
    Extent: 80 boxes (40 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: George P. Clements (1867-1958) was an organizer (1918) and manager of the Agricultural Department of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce (1918-39), a counselor on agriculture and conservation (1939-47) and Director of the Los Angeles County Farm Bureau. The collection contains manuscripts, printed material, reports, photographs, government publications, and correspondence related to George P. Clements.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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 Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library 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 George P. Clements.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Pigeon Clements Papers (Collection 118). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964292 


    George Pigeon Clements was born, Dumfries, N.B., Canada, November 12, 1867; MD, University of New England, 1896; LLD, University of California at Berkeley, 1944; married Esther W. Hoag, 1898; organizer, 1918, and manager, Agricultural Department Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1918-39; counselor on agriculture and conservation, 1939-47; Director, Los Angeles County Farm Bureau; member, California State Land Use Planning Commission; died August 7, 1958.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains manuscripts, printed material, reports, photographs, government publications, and correspondence related to George Pigeon Clements and his activities. Topics include agriculture, forestry, public health, Indians, migrant labor strikes, and soil and water conservation in Southern California. Also includes copies of The Gridiron, pamphlets opposing construction of Boulder Dam.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Conservation (Boxes 1-21).
    2. Climate and weather (Box 22).
    3. Indians (Boxes 23-34).
    4. Botanical garden (Boxes 35-38).
    5. Business and commerce (Boxes 39-43).
    6. War and post-war (Boxes 44-45).
    7. Miscellaneous (46-49).
    8. Public health (Boxes 50-53).
    9. Agriculture (Boxes 54-72, 80-81).
    10. Forestry (Boxes 73-77).
    11. Correspondence (Boxes 78-79).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Clements, George Pigeon, 1867-1958--Archives.
    Agricultural ecology--California.
    Forest management--California.
    Forests and forestry--California.
    Conservation of natural resources--United States.
    Indians of North America.
    Public health--California.
    Strikes and lockouts--Agricultural laborers.