The Theodore "Ted" R. Ellsworth Collection documents Ellsworth's consulting and efforts on behalf of AB-1 on malpractice, his activities while affiliated with UCLA, transcripts of arbitration cases, and correspondence to and from Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senator Pete Wilson, Congressmen Harry Waxman, Anthony Beilenson, and Hilary Clinton regarding changes to social security and Medicare.The collection is divided into five major series: Manuscripts, Speeches, and Personal Papers (1878-2009), Unions, Health Plan Administration, and Consulting (1954-1996), Conferences, Training, and Workshops (1948-1994), Arbitration (1972-1988), and Aging (1938-1995).
Series I, Manuscripts, Speeches, and Personal Papers, contains one folder dedicated to an extensive collection of biographical information in the form of resumes, news clippings, and lists of programs presented at UCLA from 1958-1962. In addition, there are personal papers and photographs related to Ellworth's academic and athletic career at Occidental College, his brief time in Cincinnati, Ohio, his political campaign, and the construction of his home in the Wonderland area of the Hollywood Hills. Ellsworth's friends and colleagues are also represented in this series, including some individuals affiliated with the Motion Picture Costumers Local 705, I.A.T.S.E.
Series II, Unions, Health Plan Administration, and Consulting, includes business papers, reports, health plans, fee schedules, financial statements, correspondence, news clippings, minutes, and handwritten notes. The series includes a notebook on the Health Plan Consultants Committee (HPCC), now the Southern California Association of Benefit Plan Administrators. Loose papers collected by Ellsworth representing general consulting activities or activities related to his efforts on behalf of AB-1 on malpractice are housed in separate folders. Items are arranged in folders alphabetically by organization or creator.
Series III, Conferences, Training, and Workshops documents Ellsworth's committee activities and courses he attended. Materials related to Ellsworth’s activities while affiliated with UCLA are arranged separately from those related to activities after his retirement or while working on projects that were not directly related to UCLA programs.
Series IV, Arbitration, includes transcripts of arbitration cases as well as correspondence and handwritten notes. Cases involve The Boys Market, Inc., UFCW, Local 770, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles Police Department; Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., the Phoenix Mailers’ Union, Local 52; Safeway Stores, Inc., and UFCW, Local 770.
Series V, Aging, includes correspondence to and from Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senator Pete Wilson, Congressmen Harry Waxman, Anthony Beilenson, and Hilary Clinton regarding changes to social security and Medicare, as well as VHS tapes documenting aging related events and association history.