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Finding Aid for the Ed Ainsworth Papers, 1945-1968
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Register of Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera

Box 1

Eagles Fly West. Published by Macmillan, New York, 1947.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 790 leaves. Boxed in black, cloth slipcase)

Scope and Content Note

With extensive holograph corrections and additions.
Boxes 3 and 4

Eagles Fly West.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 1146 leaves. In three, blue, cardboard boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Later draft with extensive holograph corrections and additions.
Box 2

Eagles Fly West.

Physical Description: (172pp., in one envelope)

Scope and Content Note

Galley proof with occasional corrections.


Title page inscribed in ink: To/UCLA Library/ Ed Ainsworth/September 25, 1947.
Box 4

Eagles Fly West.

Physical Description: (Copy of book in dust wrapper)


Inscribed first leaf reads: To/University of California Library-/this account of the romantic /early days of California/when a State was a-borning./Sincerely,/Ed Ainsworth.
Box 2

Eagles Fly West.

Physical Description: (In folder)

Scope and Content Note

Original water color design for dust wrapper by Clyde Forsythe, with pencil notations for printing.


Inscribed in ink at bottom by artist, September 30, 1947.
Box 2

California Jubilee. Los Angeles: Murray & Gee, Incorporated, 1948.

Physical Description: (Typescript in wine, cloth slipcase. 272pp.)

Scope and Content Note

With minor corrections.


Original title: Sentimental Serenade.
Box 2

Ephemera. Materials re Eagles Fly West and California Jubilee.

Physical Description: (5 items, in folder)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, printed matter, etc.
Boxes 5-6

Miscellaneous material concerning Southern California and the Los Angeles Times, and California State Polytechnic College, San Luis Obispo.

Boxes 7-11

The Fallbrook Case, ca. 1950-1960.

Boxes 12-20

The Question of Smog in Southern California, ca. 1945-1960.

Boxes 85-86

The Fallbrook Case.

Boxes 21-39

General File

Scope and Content Note

Containing newsletters, newspapers, clippings, legal briefs, books, pamphlets, mimeographed and printed reports, speeches, special news releases, correspondence and photos. Printed material predominates.
File covers a wide variety of subjects, most relating to California and the Southwest.
Box 21

Adeleno - BYJAC News.

Box 22

Cachuma Dam - Condors.

Box 23

Copyrights - El Monte.

Box 24

Engle - India Village.

Box 25

Infantile Paralysis - Abraham Lincoln.

Box 26

Long Beach (Tidelands Correspondence) - Lummis House.

Box 27

Long Beach Tidelands - Mining.

Box 28

Mining Laws - Music Center.

Box 29

Music Center - Oil.

Box 30

Ojai - Pasadena.

Box 31

Passports - Pulitzer prizes.

Box 32

Radio - Reclamation Bureau.

Box 33

Recovery Plans - Richfield Oil.

Box 34

Richfield Oil - San Andreas Fault.

Box 35

San Diego Aqueduct - State vs. Cities.

Box 36

Steel - Traffic.

Box 37

Trinity County - Wagner Act.

Box 38

Wallace - Women.

Box 39

Yorty - Western Water News, 1949-1960.


* Material acquired August 29, 1967.
Boxes 40-58

General file.

Scope and Content Note

Containing newsletters, newspapers, clippings, legal briefs, books, pamphlets, mimeographed and printed reports, speeches, special news releases, correspondence and photos pertaining to water resources.
Boxes 40-43

Feather River Project, 1955-1960

Box 40


Box 41


Box 42


Box 43


Box 44

Colorado River, 1955-1960.

Box 45

Colorado River--Central Arizona Project, 1956-1960.

Box 45

Colorado River Association, 1956-1960.

Box 45

Kern County Water Association, 1956-1960.

Box 45

San Luis Reservoir Project, 1956-1960.

Box 45

Central Valley Project, 1948-1960.

Box 47

California water--general, 1953-1955.

Box 48

California water--general, 1955-1957.

Box 49

California State Legislation, 1957.

Box 50

Metropolitan Water District; Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Water News, Hi-Lights, 1958-1961.

Box 51

National water issues; Current water file, 1959-1960.

Box 52

Local water problems in Trinity, Ventura and Alpine Counties, San Diego, San Gabriel, Malibu, Fallbrook, the Klammath River, Delta, Gila Dam, Glen Canyon Dam.

Box 53

Clippings, newspapers, California water problems.

Boxes 54-56

Miscellaneous papers, pamphlets, correspondence.

Box 57

Water articles by Edward Ainsworth.

Box 58

Water articles by sundry authors.

Box 99

Feather River Project Report; Oroville.


Formerly an unmarked package.
Box 99

Dam Report.

Box 87

Biography of Leo Carillo, by E.M. Ainsworth.

Physical Description: (Typescript)

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.

Books, Manuscripts, Correspondence & Ephemera Files


(Added by AC, May 1981)

Books and other Writings

Box 59

Cowboy in Art.

Physical Description: (Typed carbon copy)

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript with handwritten corrections.
Box 59

Maverick Mayor: a biography of Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles.

Physical Description: (Copy of book)

Scope and Content Note

Also, gallery proofs.
Also, correspondence & papers, including original letters from Yorty.
Box 60

Maverick Mayor...

Physical Description: (Manuscript, typed)

Scope and Content Note

With handwritten corrections.
Also, related papers & photographs.
Boxes 61-62

Clippings of feature stories.

Box 62

Sand Dune Sanctuary.

Physical Description: (Typed manuscript)

Scope and Content Note

Also, related correspondence & papers.
Box 62

The Beckoning Desert.

Physical Description: (Copy of book)

Scope and Content Note

Also, related correspondence.
Box 62

The California Story.

Physical Description: (Photocopy)

Scope and Content Note

Typed manuscript and related papers.

Ephemera Files

Box 63

Adobes - California Centennial.

Box 64

California Constitution - Communism, Los Angeles.

Box 65

Council of California Growers - Oskar J. Hansen.

Box 66

India - Mexico.

Box 67

Miscellaneous California problems - Overland Mail Centennial.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Navajo Indians.
Box 68

Palm Springs Railway - Water.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Un-American activities.
Box 69

Yuma Test Station.


Correspondence Files

Box 69

A - E.

Box 70

Engle, Clair - Jordan Frank [M].

Scope and Content Note

Includes Erle Stanley Gardner, Stanley High & Frank Morrill Jordan.
Box 71

K - Museum, Los Angeles County.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Dana & Ginger Lamb, with photographs & Harold Woodworth Kennedy, with copy speeches.
Box 72

Navajos - S.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Judge William J. Palmer.
Box 73

Sellers, Clark - Z.

Box 74

Ephemera, mostly maps & tourist guides to Spain.

Box 88

Ephemera relating to Los Angeles.


Register of Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera


Biographical and Photographic Material for Cowboy in Art

Box 75, Folder 1

Bartlett, Gray.

Box 75, Folder 2

Beeler, Joe.

Box 75, Folder 3

Beery, Noah.

Box 75, Folder 4

Bender, Bill.

Box 75, Folder 5

Birchin, Dorcas Hayne.

Box 75, Folder 6

Borrin, Ed.

Box 75, Folder 7

Boren, Jim.

Box 75, Folder 8

Bramlet, James E.

Box 75, Folder 9

Bugbee, H.D.

Box 75, Folder 10

Chappell, Bill.

Box 75, Folder 11

Cherkas, Constantine.

Box 75, Folder 12

Delano, Gerard Curtis.

Box 75, Folder 13

De Yong, Joe.

Box 75, Folder 14

Dick, George.

Box 75, Folder 15

Dickinson, Darol Frank.

Box 75, Folder 16

Dixon, Maynard.

Box 75, Folder 17

Donahue, Vick.

Box 75, Folder 18

Dunton, W. Herbert (contains group pictures).

Box 75, Folder 19

Dye, Charles.

Box 75, Folder 20

Echohawk, Brumme.

Box 75, Folder 21

Eggenhoffer, Nick.

Box 75, Folder 22

Ellsworth, Clarence.

Box 75, Folder 23

Fellows, Fred.

Box 75, Folder 24

Firfires, Nicholas.

Box 75, Folder 25

Fraser, James Earl.

Box 75, Folder 26

Free, John D.

Box 75, Folder 27

Freeman, Bill.

Box 75, Folder 28

Gomez, Mark Antonio (Tony).

Box 76, Folder 1

Hall, William.

Box 76, Folder 2

Hampton, Bill.

Box 76, Folder 3

Hampton, John W.

Box 76, Folder 4


Box 76, Folder 5

Harmon, Fred.

Box 76, Folder 6

Harvey, Gerald.

Box 76, Folder 7

Hilton, John.

Box 76, Folder 8

Hoffman, Frank B.

Box 76, Folder 9

Hopkins, Harold.

Box 76, Folder 10

Hunt, Wayne.

Box 76, Folder 11

Jackson, Harry.

Box 76, Folder 12

Johnson, Harvey.

Box 76, Folder 13

Kittelson, John Henry.

Box 76, Folder 14

Klinker, Orpha.

Box 76, Folder 15

Lee, Robert M.

Box 76, Folder 16

Koerner, W.H.D.

Box 76, Folder 17

Larue, Walt.

Box 76, Folder 18

Lee, Bob.

Box 76, Folder 19

Lindneux, Robert.

Box 76, Folder 20

Long, Stanley.

Box 76, Folder 21

Lougheed, Robert.

Box 76, Folder 22

McGrew, Brownell.

Box 76, Folder 23

Martinez, Peter Paul.

Box 76, Folder 24

Marks, George B.

Box 76, Folder 25

Kirk, Martin.

Box 76, Folder 26

Meigs, John.

Box 76, Folder 27

Meyers, Robert.

Box 76, Folder 28

Morris, Ernest.

Box 76, Folder 29

Moyers, William.

Box 76, Folder 30

Paxson, Edgar Samuel.

Box 76, Folder 31

Phippen, George.

Box 76, Folder 32

Powell, Ace L.

Box 76, Folder 33

Price, C.S.

Box 76, Folder 34

Proctor, Alexander Phimister.

Box 77, Folder 1

Pruitt, A. Kelly.

Box 77, Folder 2

Quigley, Edward B.

Box 77, Folder 3

Ralston, J.K.

Box 77, Folder 4

Reaugh, Frank.

Box 77, Folder 5

Reed, Marjorie.

Box 77, Folder 6

Remington, Frederic.

Box 77, Folder 7

Reynolds, James.

Box 77, Folder 8

Reynolds, Chang.

Box 77, Folder 9

Rishell, Robert.

Box 77, Folder 10

Roberts, Jack.

Box 77, Folder 11

Rockwell, Norman.

Box 77, Folder 12

Rossi, Paul R. (director of Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma).

Box 77, Folder 13

Russell Charles Martin.

Box 77, Folder 14

Ryan, Tom.

Box 77, Folder 15

Salisbury, Paul.

Box 77, Folder 16

Santel, Ross.

Box 77, Folder 17

Schreyvogel, Charles.

Box 77, Folder 18

Schwiering, O. Conrad.

Box 77, Folder 19

Sedwick, Frances.

Box 77, Folder 20

Seltzer, A.

Box 77, Folder 21

Shebl, Joseph J., M.D.

Box 77, Folder 22

Sherman, Lenore.

Box 77, Folder 23

Snidow Gordon E.

Box 77, Folder 24

Speed, W. Grant.

Box 77, Folder 25

Stahley, Joseph.

Box 77, Folder 26

Steele, Sandra.

Box 77, Folder 27

Stefan, Ross.

Box 77, Folder 28

Strathearn, Bert.

Box 77, Folder 29

Swanson, J.N.

Box 77, Folder 30

Thomas, Bernard P.

Box 77, Folder 31

Tonk, Ernest.

Box 77, Folder 32

Van Soelen, Theodore.

Box 77, Folder 33

Von Schmidt, Harold.

Box 77, Folder 34

Wagoner, Robert.

Box 77, Folder 35

Walker, J.

Box 77, Folder 36

Warren, Melvin C.

Box 77, Folder 37

Wheeler, Hughlette (Tex).

Box 77, Folder 38

Williams, J.R.

Box 77, Folder 39

Wingate, Curtis D.

Box 77, Folder 40

Worlds, Clint.


Additional Material for Cowboys in Art

Box 78, Folder 1

Mexican Charro material.

Box 78, Folder 2

Exhibition catalogs, clippings on Western Art.

Box 78, Folder 3

Aztec Art--photographs, Mexican primitives--slides.

Box 78, Folder 4

Cattle Drive Art, Sepulveda Art.

Box 78, Folder 4

Addresses and miscellaneous information on Cowboy Artists.

Box 78, Folder 5

Signatures and Brands.

Box 78, Folders 6-7

Carbon copy of part of Cowboy in Art.


(See also: Box 59 and 79)
Box 78, Folders 8-9

Galleys of part of Cowboy in Art.


(See also: Box 59 and 79)
Box 79, Folder 1-2

Manuscript of Cowboy in Art.

Physical Description: Carbon copy with handwritten corrections.


(See Also: Box 59 & 78)
Box 79, Folder 3

Notes for Cowboy in Art.


Tidelands Controversy

Box 79, Folder 4

Agreement with Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Long Beach to produce 261 2 minutes commercial Kodachrome motion pictures depicting conflict about tidelands submerged lands owned by City of Long Beach.

Physical Description: (2 copies)


(See also: Boxes 7--11 and oversize packages 1 and 2)
Box 79, Folder 5

Correspondence on production of film called Freedom's Shores.

Box 79, Folder 6

Expenses connected with film production.

Box 79, Folder 7

Shooting script outline of Freedom's Shores.

Box 79, Folder 8

Script of Freedom's Shores.

Physical Description: 7 carbon copies)

Scope and Content Note

Some of the scripts with handwritten corrections.


(See also: oversize package 18)
Box 79, Folder 9

Miscellaneous and only partly numbered pages of script entitled Terrible Tide.

Physical Description: (Carbon copies)
Box 79, Folder 9

Questions to be asked in interview with Congressman Clair Engle, October 6, 1952.

Physical Description: (Carbon copies)

Harry and James Kazanjan

Box 80

Harry and James Kazanjan, Jewelers.

Box 80, Folder 1

Brothers Kazanjan.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and printed material.
Box 80, Folder 2

Photographs and printed material.

Box 80, Folder 3

Correspondence, information on precious stones and stonecutters, African photographs, letters 1956-1967.

Box 80, Folder 4

Discussion of the chapter sequence of Sapphires Are Forever by Ed Ainsworth, undated.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 80, Folder 4

Story Discusion of Sapphires are Forever, undated.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 80, Folder 5

Sapphires Are Forever, Notes.

Physical Description: (Carbon copy of part of typescript)
Box 80, Folder 6

The Flame of Liberty by Ed Ainsworth.

Physical Description: (Carbon copy)
Box 80, Folder 7

They Hitched Their Wagon to a Star Sapphire by Leon Surmelian.

Physical Description: (Copy)

Additional Work by Ed Ainsworth

Box 80, Folder 8

The California Story: Historical Pageant--Spectacle In Commemoration Of The 100th Anniversary Of California Statehood by Jack Moffit and Ed Ainsworth, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Both script and Hollywood Bowl program.


(See also: Box 62)
Box 80, Folder 9

Samples of Suggested Narration and Continuity for Centennial Historical Pageant Celebrating the 100th Anniversary Of California Statehood in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum .

Physical Description: Bound copy.
Box 80, Folder 10

Painters of the Desert by Ed Ainsworth.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript with handwritten corrections.
Box 81, Folder 1

Bloody Gold by Ed Ainsworth.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript with handwritten corrections.
Box 81, Folder 2

Golden Checker Board.

Physical Description: (Carbon copy)

Scope and Content Note

Interspersed handwritten notes.
Box 81, Folder 3

The Columbus Devise, unpublished manuscript by Ed Ainsworth and Katherine Ainsworth, undated. For Katherine Ainsworth.

Physical Description: (Typescript)


(See also: Collection 1395 Box 1)
Box 81, Folders 4-5

Miscellaneous material on the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and its founder Chester A. Reynolds.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, newsletters, memoranda, organizational material, documents with reference to California's participation in founding the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, carbon copy of California and the Cowboy Hall of Fame by Ed Ainsworth, written for Westways, another copy of the same article with handwritten corrections, The National Cowboy Hall of Fame (carbon copy of typescript with handwritten corrections) by Ed Ainsworth written for the Los Angeles Times, an issue of Partners: A Magazine of Labor and Management (December 1951) containing a story on Chester A. Reynolds and typescript of a chapter entitled A Hot Iron on History's Hip on Chester A. Reynolds.
Box 81, Folder 6

Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Physical Description: Photographs.
Box 81, Folder 7

Manuscript of Jackets (Pen Pictures).

Physical Description: (Carbon copy)
Box 82, Folder 1

Memories on the City of Dreams by Ed Ainsworth, 1959; Enchanted Pueblo by Ed Ainsworth, 1959; and Five Acres of Heaven by Ed Ainsworth, 1955.

Physical Description: Printed copies.


(See also: Box 84 folder 7 Correspondence on small tracts)
Box 82, Folder 2

Material on Jacqueline Cochran Odlum's campaign for Congress, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Newspapers, photographs, schedules, endorsements of Mrs. Odlum, memos, correspondence and scripts for radio appearances provided by Ed Ainsworth.

Miscellaneous Materials

Box 82, Folder 3

Wild West, 1903.

Scope and Content Note

Magazine containing stories and sketches of Western Life.
Box 82, Folder 4

Western newspapers, 1873-1956.

Physical Description: (incomplete)
Box 82, Folder 5

Clippings on Juan Bautista de Anza, various publications on the West.

Box 83, Folders 1-4

Publications on California.

Scope and Content Note

Including October 1966 isue of Pomona Valley Historian (Ed Ainsworth is on the editorial board of this publication).
Box 83, Folders 5-6

Publications in Spanish on Spain and Mexico.

Box 84, Folder 1

Photographs: Early Airplanes, ca.1909.

Box 84, Folder 1

Earl Warren, undated.

Box 84, Folder 1

Unidentified negatives.

Box 84, Folder 1

Western Photographs.

Box 84, Folder 1

Record Bear on view in Los Angeles County Museum.

Box 84, Folder 2

Valley Chapter NAA Management Club, Sam Yorty, 1965.

Physical Description: Tape:
Box 84, Folder 2

Face the Nation, Sam Yorty, undated.

Physical Description: Tape:
Box 84, Folder 2

Paper on Migrant and Bracero Concerns, no author, undated.

Physical Description: (Carbon copy)
Box 84, Folder 2

Script on need for water, no author, undated.

Physical Description: (Mimeographed)
Box 84, Folder 3

Material on Condors and Audubon Society, 1964.


(See also: Box 22)
Box 84, Folder 3

Material on National Geographic Society and United Water Conservation District Sespe Creek Project--Fact Book, map, for water.


(See also: Boxes 40-58)
Box 84, Folder 4

Clipping on the Freedom of the Press.

Box 84, Folder 5

Preparatory material for trip to Mexico.

Box 84, Folder 6

Miscellaneous correspondence.

Box 84, Folder 7

Correspondence on small tracts.


(See also: Box 82 folder 1)
Box 84, Folder 8

Correspondence in connection with the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Box 88

Photo of Ed Ainsworth (owner of Desert Barnacle) and of Manchester Body of The Daily News and of Earl Coffman, owner of Desert Inn.


(See also oversize package 8)
Box 88

Photo of Troy Kinney inscribed to Carl Oscar Borg, 1914.

Box 88

Dinner menu aboard SS Lurline, undated.

Box 88

5 de Mayo 1862-1962.

Physical Description: Poster:
Box 88

American Indian Calendar, 1975. Mexican Historical Calendar 1975. Poster of Buddha, Christmas Etching.

Box 88

Travel Posters of Britain.

Boxes 89, 90

Desert Barnacle1945-1947.

Physical Description: (incomplete)

Scope and Content Note

A paper published in Mecca, California, owned by Ed Ainsworth.
Box 98

Departure of the Swallows. San Juan Capistrano, 1937.

Physical Description: (33 1/3 RPM record)

Seven Scrapbooks Containing Clippings of Ed Ainsworth's Columns to Los Angeles Times, 1960-1967

Box 91


Box 92


Box 93


Box 94


Box 95


Box 96

January 1, 1965-May 31, 1966.

Box 96

June 2, 1966-June 11, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Contains report on retirement part for Ed Ainsworth in Among Ourselves, publication of Los Angeles Times staff.
Box 97

Unidentified motion picture strip.

Box 97

Motion picture strip of Freedom's Shores.


Ed Ainsworth collaborated on writing and production of this work.
(See also: Box 79 folders 4-9)