Administrative informationCollection title and number: Workman Family Albums. Collection 100 Accession number: 2011.5; gift of the Loyola Marymount University Jesuit Community Collection size: 1 archival document box, 3 oversize boxes Dates: 1887-1989Languages: EnglishCreator: Workman family membersRelated collections: Workman Family Papers, CSLA-9; Mary Julia Workman Research Materials, CSLA-35Processing history: Processed by Clay Stalls. Guide written by Clay Stalls. Date: 2011
This collection consists of family albums, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera related to the Workman family of Los Angeles, important players in the politics and development of Los Angeles in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Workman family members in this collection include:
Collection descriptionThis collection consists of family albums, family ephemera, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The bulk of the collection is the family albums, which are scrapbooks with materials related to Workman family history. Loose materials sometimes accompany the albums. Of particular interest are newspapers from Boyle Heights with much information on businesses, persons, social life, and churches there. The newspaper clippings that the Workmans collected emphasize early Los Angeles history and the family’s contribution to this.
The collection also contains ephemera, some of which documents Los Angeles history; see for example, the program for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new city hall in 1926 (Box 1, Folder 8).
There is some material not related to the Workmans. This includes, for example, a photograph and bibliography of the works of Charles Lummis. One album concerns Frederick J. Seidenberg, S. J., of Detroit, a sociologist and Jesuit active in labor affairs and acquaintance of Mary Julia Workman and Charlotte Masson (neé Workman).
Research access: For information on making an appointment to see these materials, please call the department at 310-338-5710; or e-mail the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. For the rules governing the use of our materials, consult 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.
"BOYLE WORKMAN" (name stamped on front cover of album) Box 1ov: Newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs re life of Boyle Workman. Typed manuscripts of histories of Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power. Dates: 1895-1942 (dates broken) LOOSE MATERIALS FROM BOYLE WORKMAN ALBUM: Box 1ov, Folder 1: Newspaper clippings re Workman family (photocopies of the originals).Dates: 1919-1964 (of originals). Dates brokenBox 1ov, Folder 2: Photograph of McClay and Widney family members. UndatedBox 1, Folder 8: Boyle Workman Los Angeles City Council campaign cards. Program for groundbreaking of Los Angeles City Hall; postcard of City Hall. Photographs of Boyle Workman.Dates: 1919, 1926Box 1, Folder 9: Correspondence re Workman family plaque. Index to scrapbook. Los Angeles City Council presentation speech to Boyle Workman. Boyle Workman Labor Day speech.Dates: 1919, 1941
Box 2ov“1887 EXTRACTS FROM THE LOS ANGELES DAILY PAPERS W. H. WORKMAN MAYOR LOS ANGELES 1887-1888 (inscription in pen on first leaf recto). Also inscribed, in pencil, on first leaf recto: “L. A. Ingersoll 324 W. Fourth St Parker House Room 3." Box 2ov: Album with newspaper clippings re mayoral career of William H. Workman. Notice re William H. Workman sale of property. Los Angeles Roman Catholic newspaper The Tidings article re Mary Julia Workman reception of papal medal “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice"Dates: 1886-1888. 1926LOOSE MATERIALS FROM WILLIAM H. WORKMAN MAYORAL ALBUMBox 2ov, Folder 1: The Boyle Heights Sun, volume 1, number 3 (newspaper). Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, volume 7, number 15 (newspaper).Date: 1906Box 2ov, Folder 2: Newspaper clippings re William H. and Maria E. Workman family (photocopies of the originals).Dates: 1890-1938 (dates broken)Box 2ov, Folder 3: Mourning card for Mrs. A. M.W. Workman. Black and white photograph with inscription “Dinner Table Jan—1st 1917." Notes re life of Mary Julia Workman. Letter to Mary Julia Workman. Dates: 1892, 1917, 1962
Box 1ALBUM RE DEATHS OF WILLIAM H. WORKMAN AND OTHER WORKMAN FAMILY MEMBERSAlbum lacks given title.Box 1, Folder 1: Newspaper clippings re death of William H. Workman, William H. Workman III, and Maria Elizabeth Workman. Dates: 1918, 1933, 1939LOOSE MATERIALS FROM ALBUM RE DEATH OF WILLIAM H. WORKMAN: Newspaper clippings re deaths and activities of Workman family members. Dates: 1918-1950 (dates broken)
"WILLIAM WORKMAN FAMILY A. A. BOYLE FAMILY" (inscribed title in pen on front cover). Album prepared by Eleanor Workman. Box 1, Folder 2: Typed table of contents on front pastedown. Newspaper clippings re beginnings of Workman family in Los Angeles. Typed history of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (by Boyle Workman). Family history of Dardier-Christie side of Workman family, as told by Maria Elizabeth Workman. Booklet on Chester Place.Dates: 1925-1964
ALBUM RE FATHER FREDERIC SEIDENBERG S. J.Album lacks given titleBox 1, Folder 3: Newspaper clippings, obituary, re death and work of Father Frederic Seidenberg, S. J. Photograph of same. Letters addressed to Charlotte Masson, daughter of William H. Workman. “I Saw the Soviet Russia 1937." An Interview with Fredric Seidenberg, S. J., by Daniel A. Lord, S. J." (pamphlet). Conference on Industrial Relations program. Economic Club of Detroit flyer. Michigan Conference of Social Work program.Dates: 1937-1939
"THE WORKMAN FAMILY" (title stamped on front cover). Box 1, Folder 4: Newspaper clippings, invitations, photograph, correspondence, program re dedication of plaque in honor of William H. and Maria E. Workman. Separated from original binder for preservation purposes. Dates: 1962
LOOSE MATERIALS FROM THE WORKMAN FAMILY ALBUMBox 1, Folder 5: Photographs of Workman family at ceremony and plaque. 8 8x10 black and white photographs. Dates: 1962Box 1, Folder 6: Correspondence, newspaper clippings (photocopies), Thomas Workman certificate re Cuban Refugee Emergency Center. Dates: 1962, 1989
General loose materials
Box 3ov, Folder 1: The Capital, volume 2, number 20. (weekly Los Angeles newsmagazine). Date: 1895
Box 3ov, Folder 2: Graphic, volume 21, number 17 (two copies). Graphic, volume 24, number 3 (weekly Los Angeles newsmagazine). Dates: 1904, 1906
Box 3ov, Folder 3: The Criterion Illustrated, volume 14, number 19 (photocopy, for research purposes, of a Boyle Heights newspaper). Date: 1898 (of original)
Box 3ov, Folder 4: Charles F. Lummis autographed photograph for Mary J. Workman. "Top o’ the Hill,"? Charles F. Lummis autographed poem."The Works of Chas. F. Lummis," bibliography of Lummis’ works.List of music and poem played at Thomas E. Workman funeral. Los Angeles Daily Times article on Boyle Heights. Dates: 1905, 1928
Box 3ov, Folder 5: Postcards to and from Mary Julia Workman from family members and friends. Dates: 1907-1927
3ov, Folder 6: Mary Julia Workman medal, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. Date: 1926
3ov, Folder 7: Paperweight commemorating 150th anniversary of the Workman/Rowland party coming to Los Angeles. Date: 1991
Box 1, Folder 7: Newspaper clippings (photocopies) re Workman family. Collected by Mary Julia Workman. Dates: 1889-1916; undated
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