THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
WILLIAM F. MASTERSON PAPERS, 1960-2001 (CSLA-19)
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATIONCOLLECTION TITLE AND NUMBER: William F. Masterson Papers, 1960-2001. CSLA-19ACCESSION NUMBER: 2000.23; gift of William F. MastersonCOLLECTION SIZE: 65 archival document boxesDATES: 1960-2001PROCESSING HISTORY: Processed by Susan Jones and Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Guide written by Clay Stalls. Date: 2003RELATED COLLECTIONS: The LCSLA Research Collection also houses the papers of community organizer Thomas A. Gaudette, who worked closely with PICO: Thomas A. Gaudette Papers.
The Pacific Institute for Community Organization (PICO), of Oakland, California, is dedicated to organizing local communities--usually low-income--for social action. Founded by Jerry Helfrich, S.J., and John Baumann, S.J., PICO carries on the tradition of community organizing developed by Saul Alinsky, the person most responsible in the United States for this type of social activism. William F. (Bill) Masterson has been closely involved with PICO since 1980, serving as its director of strategic planning from 1992 through 2002. This collection consists of the records of his work with PICO and covers the development of various PICO organizing projects throughout the United States, as well as the internal growth and workings of PICO.
To learn more about the Masterson Papers, consult the following pages of this on-line guide to the collection.
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION: The collection description provides general information on the types, topics, and research value of the materials found in the collection. SERIES DESCRIPTIONS: Thes materials in the PICO holdings have been organized into subject categories called series, which are described in the series descriptions. In turn, the series descriptions have links to the box and folder lists indexing each series' folders and contents, and the boxes in which they are stored.
RESEARCH ACCESS: The collection is open for research by appointment with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357, or email the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. The Research Collection is a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
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