Record Series 504 contains the administrative and financial records of Stevens House, a cooperative residence that offered
affordable housing for women, particularly women of color, studying at UCLA. Materials include correspondence, Stevens House
Board and student council meeting minutes, financial records, resident applications and contracts; and other materials documenting
the daily operations and activities of the House, its House Directors, and its residents.
Stevens House was founded in 1948 as a low-cost cooperative residence for UCLA undergraduate women and dedicated to the memory
of Bishop William Bertrand Stevens, the head of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles from 1928 to 1947. It was
an undertaking of the Intercultural Committee of the University Religious Conference at UCLA, where Bishop Stevens served
as President. Its purpose was to provide housing to women, particularly women of color, who could not find campus housing
elsewhere. It was one of the first institutions in Los Angeles to practice integration in education.
4 Linear Feet
(3 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 half box)
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant
permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. Commercial use may require additional rights that must
be determined and obtained by the researcher. All requests for copyright permission to publish must be submitted in writing
to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of
the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Boxes 4-6 of this collection are closed due to the presence of student records, in accordance with the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act.