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Finding Aid for the Dorothy Chandler Papers, 1942-1980
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Description
Dorothy Buffum Chandler (1901-1997) married Norman Chandler, the son of Los Angeles Times owner Harry Chandler, in 1922. She was a member of the UC Board of Regents (1954-68), helped restructure the Times-Mirror Corporation (1950s-60s), spearheaded the fundraising drive to establish the Los Angeles Music Center (1954-64), was a honorary life chair of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and a recipient of numerous honorary degrees. The collection consists of correspondence and papers related to Dorothy Chandler's involvement with the Los Angeles Music Center, the Southern California Symphony Association, Center Theater Group of Los Angeles, and the Hollywood Bowl Association.
Background
Dorothy Buffum Chandler was born in Lafayette, Illinois, on May 19, 1901; her parents moved to Long Beach, California, when she was one year old and her father opened a store, the forerunner of Buffum's department store chain; attended Stanford, 1919-22; married Norman Chandler, son of Los Angeles Times owner Harry Chandler, in 1922; member of UC Board of Regents, 1954-68; assumed a leadership role alongside her husband during the restructuring of the Times-Mirror Corporation, 1950s-60s; spearheaded the fundraising drive to establish the Los Angeles Music Center, 1954-64; honorary life chair, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; recipient of numerous honorary degrees; died July 6, 1997.
Extent
21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: © The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.