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Finding Aid for the Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers, 1889-1928
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1928
    Collection number: 763
    Creator: Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928) was the city editor of the Los Angeles Times, a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library (1905-11) and editor of the Land of Sunshine magazine. He also co-founded the Southwest Museum (1907) and was the founder of the Sequoia League and the Landmarks Club. The collection consists of correspondence, 4 journals, manuscripts, articles, and related printed materials of Charles Lummis.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of 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, Department of 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 Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of 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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers (Collection 763). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221078 


    Lummis was born in Massachusetts in 1859; he travelled by foot from Chillicote, Ohio, to Los Angeles, California, in 1885; city editor, Los Angeles Times; librarian, Los Angeles Public Library, 1905-11; co-founded the Southwest Museum in 1907; founder, the Sequoia League; founder, the Landmarks Club; wrote 17 books on California and the Southwest; editor, Land of Sunshine magazine; died in 1928.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, 4 journals, manuscripts, articles, and related printed materials of Charles Fletcher Lummis. The journals span the years 1912-16. Correspondence includes letters sent, 1889-1928 (49 pieces) and letters received, ca. 1904 (2 pieces).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928--Archives.
    Librarians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Editors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Civic leaders--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Journals (accounts).