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Finding Aid for the John Randolph Haynes papers, circa 1873-1960s LSC.1241
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John Randolph Haynes was an active reformer and member of the Progressive movement. His wife, Dora Haynes was a suffragist, leading the campaign for women’s right to vote in California. Together, they founded The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation in 1926. The collection primarily consists of manuscripts, maps, correspondence, minutes, notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, speeches, scrapbooks, ephemera, and other printed materials related to John Randolph Haynes’ involvement with local and regional planning in Southern California and a variety of social and political issues. The materials on water services include documents on the acquisition of Owens Valley and Colorado River water for the Los Angeles area. The collection also includes materials documenting Dora Haynes and her activities as a suffragist at both the local and state level; materials created and collected by The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; and the Haynes family papers which contain personal letters, photographs, financial records, and ephemera.
John Randolph Haynes was born on June 13, 1853 in Fairmount Springs, Pennsylvania, where he became familiar with the work of the coal mining community in the region. At the age of 10, he moved to Philadelphia with his family and eventually received his MD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. From 1874 to 1887, Haynes ran his own medical practice in Philadelphia.
351.0 linear feet (358 boxes, 106 oversize flat boxes, 36 cartons, and 15 map folders)
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