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Finding Aid for the J. Gregg Layne Articles Submitted to the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 1945-1952
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Description
Joseph Gregg Layne (1885-1952) was a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana as well as president, member of the board of directors and editor of the Quarterly for the Historical Society of Southern California. The collection consists of about 40 original typescripts of articles by various persons, submitted to Joseph Gregg Layne while editor of the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly.
Background
Layne was born on June 13, 1885, in Huntington, West Virginia; moved to Pomona, California at age of four; graduated, Los Angeles High School, 1903; manager, Los Angeles office, Keuffel & Esser Company of New York, 1904-19; manager, Southwest division, Taylor Instruments Company, 1919-35; representative, Southwest division, Charles Bruning Comapny of New York, 1939-47; historian, Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, 1947-52; research staff, Huntington Library, 1945-47; consultant in Western Americana, UCLA Library, 1952; as a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana, he wrote books, articles and reviews mostly about California history; president, member of board of directors, Historical Society of Southern California, and editor of its Quarterly, 1935-52; organizer, E Clampus Vitus; member, Zamorano Club, The Scribes; died on August 16, 1952; The Historical Society of Southern California was created on November 1, 1883 and officially incorporated on February 13, 1891; the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly was first published in 1935.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.