ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATIONCOLLECTION TITLE AND NUMBER: Workman Family Papers, 1881-1997. CSLA-9ACCESSION NUMBER: 1998.11; gift of David A. WorkmanCOLLECTION SIZE: 24 archival document boxes, 14 oversize boxes, 5 flat filesDATES: 1881-1997PROCESSING HISTORY: Processed by Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Guide written by Clay Stalls. Date: 2001
The Workman Family Papers consist of materials related to the life and accomplishments of a leading Los Angeles family. The Workmans most prominent in the holdings are William H. Workman (1839-1918), son of one of the first Workmans in Los Angeles (ca. 1850), and a leading civic figure as mayor, city treasurer and developer of Boyle Heights; his wife Maria E. (1847-1933); their daughter Mary Julia Workman (1871-1964), a major Roman Catholic social activist in Los Angeles; her sister-in-law, Margaret K. Workman (1902-1987), prominent Democrat and social work leader; and her son, Judge David A. Workman. To learn more about the Workman Family Papers, consult the following pages of this on-line guide.
WORKMAN FAMILY HISTORY: A short account of the significance of the Workman family members included in this 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: The holdings of the Workman Family Papers have been organized into subject categories called series, which are described in the series descriptions. In turn, the series descriptions have links to box and folder lists, which index 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.
RELATED COLLECTIONS: Because the Workmans were a prominent Los Angeles Roman Catholic family, they knew the Dockweiler family and such Roman Catholic personages as Joseph Scott, Stephen Mallory White, all of whom now have some of their papers housed in the CSLA Research Collection. Related collections includes research notes and other materials on the life of Mary Julia Workman compiled by Michael Engh, S.J. To view these related collections, click on the following titles:
The Workman Family Papers also consist of a large number of valuable books that the family donated to LMU. For these holdings please consult LINUS, the library's online catalog.
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