THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
CHARLES LUCKMAN PAPERS, 1908-2000 (CSLA-34)
SERIES 8: Autobiography
Series Size: 6 archival document boxes
Charles Luckman's autobiography, Twice in a Lifetime. From Soap to Skyscrapers, was published in 1988. This series consists of the subject files used as the source for the autobiography. The subject material ranges in date from 1946 through 1986, with notes on his life beginning for the year 1941. Not coincidentally Luckman’s autobiography concentrates on these years of his life, making this series a rich source for documenting the architectural activities of Luckman as well as his years at Pepsodent and Lever Brothers. Materials consist of newspaper and magazine articles, a rough draft of the autobiography, research notes, and chronologies.
RESEARCH ACCESS: Use of this collection is on-site and by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357; or by e-mail: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. The collection is open for research with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collection. The Research Collection is a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
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“Raw material for book unidentifiable by year.�? Newspaper articles
“C(harles) L(uckman) Book. Research Material.�? Newspaper and magazine articles. Charles Luckman notes, rough draft
Notes for 1941
Notes for 1942
Notes for 1943
Notes for 1944
Notes for 1946
Notes for 1947
Notes for 1948
Notes for 1949
Notes for 1950
Notes for 1951
Notes for 1952
Notes for 1953
Notes for 1954
Notes for 1955
Notes for 1956
Notes for 1957
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Notes for 1960
Notes for 1961
Notes for 1962
Notes for 1963
Notes for 1964
Notes for 1965
Notes for 1966
Notes for 1967
Notes for 1968
Notes for 1969
Notes for 1970
Notes for 1971
Notes for 1972
Notes for 1973
Notes for 1974
Notes for 1975
Notes for 1976
Notes for 1977
Notes for 1978
Notes for 1979 and 1980
Notes for 1981 and 1982
Notes for 1983 and 1984
Sequence of events for chapter 15
“Autobiography MS for Chapters XVIII and XIX�?
“Autobiography material cut from MS�?
“Manuscript cut from Chapter XV�?
Papers of California Polytechnic students on Charles Luckman. From “Cal Poly S.L.O.�?
1977, 1978, 1980
Statements by Charles Luckman, memorandum. From folder “California State Colleges�?
Statement by Bob Carney on Pepsodent. From folder “Bob Carney�?
Lists of chronologies of events. From folder “Chronologies�?
“Highlights—1950 and 1951�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1952�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1953�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1954�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1955�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1956�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1958�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1959�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“1960 Highlights�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1961�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Highlights for 1965�?: List of significant events in the life of Charles Luckman
“Notes for Proposed Chapter XVIII (1941-June 1943)�?
“Citizens for Food Committee Articles�?. Newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, and Charles Luckman speech
“Colgate-Palmolive Miscellaneous Notes�?
“Articles about CL Lever Years.�? (Photocopies and typescripts of articles)
“Articles About CL. CLA Years.�? Magazine articles re Charles Luckman
1950, 1968, 1972
“Articles by CL.�? Charles Luckman magazine articles
“CLA Years—Miscellaneous Years.�? Typed excerpts from magazines re Charles Luckman projects
“CLA AIA Journal Article—August 1980.�? Correspondence, letter to the AIA re Lever House
“Union Oil Building.�? Newspaper article
“Individual Projects—Folder—2.�? Typewritten notes re Pereira and Luckman architectural projects
“Communications City, New York.�? Typewritten notes, Pereira and Luckman memoranda
“Air Force Bases at Luke, Nellis, Holloman and Williams.�? Typewritten notes re Pereira and Luckman
“Edwards Air Force Base.�? Typewritten notes of excerpts of proposal, press releases
“CBS Production Center, New York.�? Typewritten notes of articles, chronology, notes. Nancy Hogan memoranda to Charles Luckman re notes
“CBS Television City, Hollywood.�? Typewritten notes of excerpts of articles
“Misc. TV Projects (KTLA-Paramount; WSBT and KEYT and Hawaii TV).�? Typewritten notes of excerpts of memoranda, project records, proposal, articles
“Patrick Air Force Base.�? Typewritten notes of excerpts of master plan, memoranda, agreement
“Spanish Air and Naval Bases.�? Typewritten notes of excerpts of articles,
“Palmdale Project.�? Typewritten notes of project facts, master plan, extracts of memoranda
“Broadway Plaza.�? Articles, project description, invitation to preview of Broadway Plaza
“Bob Hope.�? Article
“Newsclippings re: Jefferson-Jackson Dinner—Feb. 16, 1950.�?
“Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner—Feb. 16, 1950.�? Roster of committee members, programs, invitations, tickets, correspondence
Northeast High School: Regular Officers Training Corps certificate; diploma; silver anniversary booklet
Lever Brothers Waldorf Suite: Memoranda re materials and furnishings
Press Conferences: Transcripts and articles re Charles Luckman press conferences
“Building for the Future�?—booklet prepared for Lever employees re: move to New York City
Lever Brothers after CL Resignation: Newspaper and magazine articles. From Lever Brothers folder
Lever Brothers: Photocopies of Algonquin Club speech, and articles re Lever Brothers. From Lever Brothers folder
Lever Brothers Correspondence: Correspondence re research for book. From Lever Brothers folder
Lever Brothers Purchase of Pepsodent: Timeline. From Lever Brothers folder
Misc. Lever Brothers News Clippings: Newspaper articles and anti-Semitic letter re Charles Luckman’s presidency of Lever
The New Lever House: Newspaper articles
CL’s Resignation from Lever Brothers: Statement to executive group, press releases, newspaper articles; synopsis of Charles Luckman accomplishments
CL’s Resignation from Lever Brothers Continued: Newspaper articles
List of Miscellaneous People—1940s. From master folder “Miscellaneous People-Lists�?
List of Lever Brothers People. From master folder “Miscellaneous People-Lists�?
List of Miscellaneous People—1950s. From master folder “Miscellaneous People-Lists�?
List of Miscellaneous People—1960s. From master folder “Miscellaneous People-Lists�?
List of Miscellaneous People—1970s. From master folder “Miscellaneous People-Lists�?
Pepsodent’s History: Outline. From master folder “Pepsodent�?
Pepsodent Years Miscellaneous Notes. From master folder “Pepsodent�?
Pereira, William: Typewritten copy of magazine article. From master folder “Pereira and Luckman�?
Pereira and Luckman Years Miscellaneous Notes. From master folder “Pereira and Luckman�?
C(harles) L(uckman) Yearly Highlights: chronology of high points of Charles Luckman’s life
“Q and A�? interview—1974: Interview in Sunday magazine of Los Angeles Times
Karen Nelson: Research notes
Newspaper Clippings About C(harles) L(uckman) Lever Brother Years
Misc. Newspaper Clippings Re: Time Between Resignation and P(ereira) and L(uckman) Partnership: Includes press releases
Newspaper Clippings about C(harles) L(uckman) Pereira and Luckman Years
1950-1955 (dates broken)
Newspaper Clippings About C(harles) L(uckman) CLA Years.
1961-1969 (dates broken)
Newspaper Clippings (Miscellaneous) 1975—Present
CL—Personal Charitable Organizations: Newspaper articles Charles Luckman and philanthropy
C.L. Biography: Charles Luckman speeches and biographies; newspaper articles. Article Material: Questionnaire. Originally in folder “Mr. Luckman Speeches�? but separated by unknown party for research for biography
Newspaper articles re architecture used for biography
1979-1986 (dates broken)
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