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Finding Aid for the Ana Bégué de Packman Papers, 1870-1960
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Description
Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973) served as Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s through the 1950s. The collection consists of Packman's photographs, newspaper articles, manuscripts, genealogies, maps, ephemera, and correspondence pertaining to the history of the city of Los Angeles, California missions, and Southern California ranchos and adobes.
Background
Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973) was a fifth-generation descendant of Maria Luisa Dominguez and Juan Francisco Reyes, former alcalde of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. She was also a descendant of Maximo Alaniz, who arrived in Los Angeles in 1769 and became the first grantee of Rancho San Jose de Buenos Aires (now Westwood and the University of California, Los Angeles). She served as the Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s through the 1950s, where she was actively engaged in educational outreach programs, speaking engagements, and assisting in restoration efforts for various California landmarks. In addition to her duties as secretary for the Historical Society, Packman was the curator of Casa Figueroa, a historic adobe built by Don Ramon Figueroa prior to the arrival of Anglo-Americans.
Extent
12 boxes (6 linear ft.)1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.