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Preston Hotchkis papers, circa 1931-1975.
BANC MSS 81/77 c roll 1; BANC MSS 81/77 c BOX 1; BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 1; BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 2; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Preston Hotchkis papers, circa 1931-1975

Creator/Contributor:

Hotchkis, Preston, 1893-, creator

Abstract:

Subject files and correspondence concerning his activities and interests in Los Angeles business and political and governmental affairs.

Date:

1931 (issued)

Subject:

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Hotchkis, Preston -- 1893- -- Archives
Water-supply -- California -- Los Angeles
Education -- California -- Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Politics and government

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE : Advance notice required for use.
In English.
Preston Hotchkis papers, BANC MSS 81/77 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Preston Hotchkis; 19810122.
Genealogy chart: Gift; of Joan Hotchkis; 19820120
Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1893, Preston Hotchkis graduated from the University of California in 1916. After serving in the Navy during World War I he studied law at USC and was admitted to the California Bar in 1920. He was the founder of several companies, including Pacific Finance Corp. (1920), Pacific Indemnity Co. (1926), and Founders Insurance Co. (1946), and served as a U.S. Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, as a University of California Regent, president and director of the California State Chamber of Commerce, first president of the Colorado River Association, and chairman of the Southland Water Committee. In these last two capacities he played a large role in the transfer of Colorado River water to Southern California and helped to pass Proposition 1, the Burns-Porter Act, which approved bond financing for construction of the California Acqueduct in 1960. Hotchkis died in San Marino, California, in January 1989.
Container list available in the library.

Physical Description:

print
11 cartons, 1 box, 1 roll (14.2 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 81/77 c roll 1
BANC MSS 81/77 c BOX 1
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 1
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 2
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 3
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 4
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 5
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 6
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 7
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 8
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 9
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 10
BANC MSS 81/77 c CARTON 11
BANC MSS 81/77 c
BANC MSS 81/77 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE : Advance notice required for use.