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Finding Aid for the Miriam Matthews papers, 1845-1988, bulk 1920-1980
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Description
Miriam Matthews (1905-2003), the first credentialed African-American librarian in the state of California, was a librarian at Los Angeles Public Library (1927-1960), a historian of African American and California history, and an active member of the American and California Library Associations' Committees on Intellectual Freedom. The collection consists of clippings, correspondence, photographs, reports, ephemera, and other materials relating to intellectual freedom; the Los Angeles Public Library; Matthews' involvement with professional, civic, community, and historical organizations; and her research on African-American and California history.
Background
Miriam Matthews (1905-2003), the first credentialed African-American librarian in the state of California, was a librarian at Los Angeles Public Library (1927-1960), a historian of African American and California history, and an active member of the American and California Library Associations' Committees on Intellectual Freedom.
Extent
9.5 linear ft. (19 boxes. 2 oversize boxes.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.