Collection 084Margaret Tante Burk Papers
Series 8: Civic and Professional Activities. Subseries A: Wilshire Center Chamber of Commerce
Subseries size: 2 archival document boxesSubseries dates: 1967-1986
Series 8 contains the records related to some of Margaret Tante Burk's professional and civic activities, which were often intertwined with her career at the Ambassador Hotel. Subseries A documents her stint at the Wilshire Center Chamber of Commerce, whose offices eventually moved to the Ambassador at her instigation. In 1967 Margaret Tante Burk became the first woman member of the board of the Wilshire Center Chamber of Commerce; the following year she became the first woman president of this civic organization devoted to the promotion of the mid-Wilshire business district in Los Angeles. Series 8, Subseries A consists of newspaper clippings press releases, photographs, correspondence, local magazine, and flyers related to her work with this chamber of commerce, mostly as president.
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Series 8: Civic and Professional Activities. Subseries B: Hancock Park Historical Society
SUBERIES SIZE: 1 archival document box, 1 item in one map case drawer SUBSERIES DATES: 1969-2008
Series 8 contains the records related to some of Margaret Tante Burk's professional and civic activities. Subseries B documents her involvement with the Hancock Park Historical Society from at least 1976 through 2008; for much of this period she served as a publicist for the group. Materials consist of meeting agenda and notes, newspaper clippings, press announcements, and correspondence.
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Series 8: Civic and Professional Activities. Subseries C: Community Advisory Committee
Subseries size: 1 archival document boxSubseries dates: 1968-1974
Series 8 contains the records related to some of Margaret Tante Burk's professional and civic activities. Subseries C of this series contains press kits, correspondence, memoranda, minutes and agenda, and newspaper clippings from Margaret Tante Burk's stint on the Community Advisory Committee. Then Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty formed this group as a means to improve citizen access to his office. The series especially documents Margaret Tante Burk's effort to make the group a working organization.
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