Edward Maddin Ainsworth (1902-1968) worked for the
Los Angeles Times as a copyreader in 1924. He progressed from city editor to state editor, editorial page editor, assistant to the managing
editor, and eventually became a columnist. He also wrote several books on California and the West and contributed to various
magazines. The collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, articles, clippings, books, and photographs related
to Ainsworth's career as a writer and journalist.
Edward Maddin Ainsworth was born in 1902 in Waco, Texas; attended Texas A & M and UCLA; worked for newspapers in Waco, Texas,
San Pedro and Bakersfield, California, and Atlanta, Georgia, before coming to work at the Los Angeles Times as a copyreader in 1924; progressed from city editor to state editor, editorial page editor, assistant to the managing editor,
and eventually became a columnist; author of column, On the Move; member, Board of Governors, Los Angeles County Museum; member,
Zamorano Club, Death Valley 49'ers, and E Clampus Vitus; wrote several books on California and the West and also contributed
to various magazines; married Katherine Lake, chief librarian in Monrovia, California, 1931; died in 1968.
86 boxes (43 linear ft.)
13 oversize boxes
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