Tag Archives: Charles Fletcher Lummis

The Ruskin Art Club & the Creation of the Hector Alliot Memorial Library

Bookplate for the Hector Alliot Memorial Library of Archaeology, Hector and Laurena Alliot Manuscript Collection, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; MS.216
Bookplate for the Hector Alliot Memorial Library of Archaeology, Hector and Laurena Alliot Manuscript Collection, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; MS.216
Founded in 1888, the Ruskin Art Club was the first women’s club established in Los Angeles. Although early members were prominent society women, they eschewed the notion of forming a social club and, instead, sought to devote their energies to rigorous art historical studies and, ultimately, the creation of a new cultural landscape in the Southern California region.

“Yours by the book”: Charles Fletcher Lummis and The Bibliosmiles

Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers, 1888-1928, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; MS.1.8, “Bibliosmiles”- Miscellaneous Papers, 1908 June 24.
Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers, 1888-1928, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; MS.1.8, “Bibliosmiles”- Miscellaneous Papers, 1908 June 24.
Part 3 in a series. The Bibliosmiles were a group of like-minded librarians who met at the American Library Association conferences in 1907 and 1908 with Charles Fletcher Lummis serving as their de facto organizer and chief rabble-rouser.

“Dear Fellow Sinner”: Charles Fletcher Lummis and The Bibliosmiles

Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers, 1888-1928, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA; MS.1.8, “Bibliosmiles”- Miscellaneous Papers, 1907 December 5.
Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers, 1888-1928, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA; MS.1.8, “Bibliosmiles”- Miscellaneous Papers, 1907 December 5.
Part 2 in a series. The Bibliosmiles were a group of like-minded librarians who met at the American Library Association conferences in 1907 and 1908 with Charles Fletcher Lummis serving as their de facto organizer and chief rabble-rouser.

The Voices in Boarding School Documents

The Sandpainter: Published in the Interest of Student Activities at Albuquerque Indian School, volume 2, number 10, February 29, 1936. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center
The Sandpainter: Published in the Interest of Student Activities at Albuquerque Indian School, volume 2, number 10, February 29, 1936. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center
The Cante Sica Foundation’s Boarding School Stories visual histories are invaluable additions to the Libraries and Archives of the Autry’s collections related to Indian boarding schools. They unite past experiences with present perspectives, adding an additional layer of knowledge to a topic too often rooted solely in a historical point of view. Together with the contextualization provided by other library and archival materials, they allow researchers the opportunity to more fully explore a lived experience. And by ensuring the accessibility of the personal narratives of individuals brave and generous enough to share their voices, earlier printed research materials join with the present through the vibrant, living element of contemporary voices.

On the 25th Anniversary Timeline 1995: The Autry Research Center is open!

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Preservation and Access Gene Autry participated in many grand openings during his long public career, but given his great interest in preserving the history of the American West, one of his proudest moments may have been cutting the ribbon to the Research Center in May 1995. The ceremony marked our public opening and invited the … Continue reading On the 25th Anniversary Timeline 1995: The Autry Research Center is open!

MS.605 Mary Hunter Austin Collection, 1868–1954

Photograph of American author Mary Hunter Austin, 1900. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; P.31989
Photograph of American author Mary Hunter Austin, 1900. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; P.31989
Part of the Series: Archives Ready and Set In continuation of the “Diamonds in the Rough” blog series, “Archives Ready and Set” will highlight the online finding aids and catalog records of the archive collections processed with a grant from the NHPRC. This award made it possible for the Libraries and Archives of the Autry to process over … Continue reading MS.605 Mary Hunter Austin Collection, 1868–1954

The Importance of Accumulation or A Few of My Favorite Little Things

Lummis manuscript on the importance of accumulations, MS.1 Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers
Lummis manuscript on the importance of accumulations, MS.1 Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers
Part of a Series: Diamonds in the Rough Through a grant-​funded project awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the Autry National Center sets out to process approximately 2,000 linear feet of archival material over two years, ending in 2012. Every third week of the month, the Autry Libraries blog will feature collection gems being … Continue reading The Importance of Accumulation or A Few of My Favorite Little Things