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Greater Los Angeles Press Club Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Greater Los Angeles Press Club Collection, 1948-1999Save to your list.

ID: URB/GLAPC

Primary Creator: Greater Los Angeles Press Club (1900-)

Extent: 9.67 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Files, 1948-1999

Series II: Annual Publication, 1957-1993

Series III: Monthly Newsletter, 1953-1999

Date Acquired: 00/00/1999. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Farr, William T., Freedom of the press - United States - Cases, Greater Los Angeles Press Club, The 8-Ball

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

The Greater Los Angeles Press Club was formed following World War II. The Club operated a café and cocktail lounge for their members from 1960 through the 1980s, but as interest in gathering there waned, offices were leased instead. During the early 1970s the Press Club actively defended freedom of the press and the rights of newsmen, protesting the arrest of journalist William Farr. The collection consists of newsletters and administrative files generated by the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, which document such events as the arrest of journalist William Farr during the Charles Manson trial in the early 1970s, correspondence regarding numerous First Amendment issues, and the club's annual Headliner Awards ceremony.

Biographical Note

Founded just after 1900, the Los Angeles Press Club was initially located at 327 South Hill Street where it served as a gathering spot for local journalists. The club shut down during the Great Depression, but following World War II the Greater Los Angeles Press Club was formed: "On September 24, 1946, newsmen from the surviving four daily newspapers founded the Greater Los Angeles Press Club. Since Los Angeles Press Club was taken by a nightclub we became the Greater…The nightclub is no longer around and we have reposessed [sic] our real name." The Club operated a café and cocktail lounge for their members from 1960 through the 1980s, but as interest in gathering there waned, offices were leased instead.

During the early 1970s, the Press Club actively defended freedom of the press and the rights of newsmen, protesting the arrest of journalist William Farr. The club's president during this period was Dick Turpin (1919-2010), who spent 41 years with the Los Angeles Times, was a longtime board member of the GLPC, and was part of Watts Riot coverage team that won a Pulitzer Prize.

In the late 1990s, club president Bill Rosendahl recruited young working journalists to the club, many of whom he was able to persuade to run for the elected Board of Directors, and in subsequent years membership revived.

The Greater Los Angeles Press Club has sponsored numerous seminars, Town Hall gatherings, and social events featuring prominent figures in politics, culture, and the film industry. The Club has launched outreach efforts to international, minority, freelance, and gay journalists, and its International Journalists Caucus is rapidly expanding. "One of the club's most serious missions is to persuade local governments to obey existing California laws by opening up public meetings and public documents to journalists and the public. The club is directing this effort via its Sunshine Coalition, which has already achieved moderate success in educating the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to stop violating the Brown Act, the state's open meeting law."

In 2003, the GLAPC was granted non-profit status, reflecting their efforts to provide public service events, and in 2005 they moved to an office above the Steve Allen Theater.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Greater Los Angeles Press Club Collection primarily consists of newsletters from the 1950s through the 1980s. In addition to these newsletters, the collection also includes office documents related to the arrest of journalist William Farr, following his refusal to reveal his source of information regarding the ongoing Charles Manson trial in the early 1970s, as well as correspondence between the Press Club and its members dealing with First Amendment issues: free press, the right of the people to know, and the rights of newsmen to protect their sources. There is also correspondence pertaining to the Press Club's annual Headliner Awards ceremony. The collection is arranged into three series: Administrative Files (1948-1999), Annual Publication (1957-1993), and Monthly Newsletter (1953-1999).

Series I, Administrative Files, consists of articles, correspondence, and newspaper clippings related to the arrest of journalist William Farr following his refusal to reveal his source of information concerning the ongoing Manson trial in the early 1970s. The bulk of this material dates from 1972 to 1973. There is additional correspondence between the Press Club and its members and a large selection of newspaper clippings dealing with the Farr arrest and freedom of the press in general. Three large format photographs unrelated to the Farr case have been added to this series. Materials are filed alphabetically.

Series II, Annual Publication, consists of issues of 8 Ball Final. The series also includes programs from the 35th Annual Journalism Awards (1993), and the 1988 and 1989 Headliners Award. Materials are arranged alphabetically and chronologically within.

Series III, Monthly Newsletter, includes issues of The 8 Ball, which are arranged by quarter and include the annual "Headliner" issues, spanning from 1953 to 1999.

Subject/Index Terms

Farr, William T.
Freedom of the press - United States - Cases
Greater Los Angeles Press Club
The 8-Ball

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 2010

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Greater Los Angeles Press Club

Related Materials: Agness M. Underwood Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: April Feldman and Jackie Zak, February 2010

Finding Aid Revision History:

Bryan Morrison, June 2011

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Files, 1948-1999]
[Series II: Annual Publication, 1957-1993]
[Series III: Monthly Newsletter, 1953-1999],
[All]

Series III: Monthly Newsletter, 1953-1999Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: The 8 Ball, Vol. VI, No. 7: Newsletter, December 1953Save to your list.
Folder 2: The 8 Ball, Vol. XI, No. 1-2: Newsletter, January 1958-February 1958Save to your list.
Folder 3: The 8 Ball, Vol. XI, No. 4: Newsletter, April 1958Save to your list.
Folder 4: The 8 Ball, Vol. XI, No. 8-9: Newsletter, August 1958-September 1958Save to your list.
Folder 5: The 8 Ball, Vol. XI, No. 10: Newsletter, October 1958Save to your list.
Folder 6: The 8 Ball, Vol. XII, No. 9: Newsletter, September 1959Save to your list.
Folder 7: The 8 Ball, Vol. XII, No. 10, 12: Newsletter, October 1959-December 1959Save to your list.
Folder 8: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIII, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1960-March 1960Save to your list.
Folder 9: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIII, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1960-June 1960Save to your list.
Folder 10: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIII, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1960-September 1960Save to your list.
Folder 11: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIII, No. 10-11, 13: Newsletter, October 1960-November 1960Save to your list.
Folder 12: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIV, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1961-March 1961Save to your list.
Folder 13: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 6: Newsletter, April 1961-June 1961Save to your list.
Folder 14: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIV, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1961-September 1961Save to your list.
Folder 15: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIV, No. 10-11, 13: Newsletter, October 1961-November 1961Save to your list.
Folder 16: The 8 Ball, Vol. XII, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1962-March 1962Save to your list.
Folder 17: The 8 Ball, Vol. XII, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1962-June 1962Save to your list.
Folder 18: The 8 Ball, Vol. XV, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1962-September 1962Save to your list.
Folder 19: The 8 Ball, Vol. XV, No. 10-11, 13: Newsletter, October 1962-November 1962Save to your list.
Folder 20: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVI, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1963-March 1963Save to your list.
Folder 21: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVI, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1963-June 1963Save to your list.
Folder 22: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVI, No. 7, 9: Newsletter, July 1963-September 1963Save to your list.
Folder 23: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVI, No. 10-11, 13: Newsletter, October 1963-November 1963Save to your list.
Folder 24: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVII, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1964-March 1964Save to your list.
Folder 25: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVII, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1964-June 1964Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVII, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1964-September 1964Save to your list.
Folder 2: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVII, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1964-December 1964Save to your list.
Folder 3: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVII, No. 1, 3, Vol. XVII, No. 2: Newsletter, January 1965-March 1965Save to your list.
Folder 4: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVII, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1965-June 1965Save to your list.
Folder 5: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVII, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1965-September 1965Save to your list.
Folder 6: The 8 Ball, Vol. XVII, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1965-December 1965Save to your list.
Folder 7: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIX, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1966-March 1966Save to your list.
Folder 8: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIX, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1966-June 1966Save to your list.
Folder 9: The 8 Ball, Vol. XX, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1966-September 1966Save to your list.
Folder 10: The 8 Ball, Vol. XIX, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1966-December 1966Save to your list.
Folder 11: The 8 Ball, Vol. XX, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1967-March 1967Save to your list.
Folder 12: The 8 Ball, Vol. XX, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1967-June 1967Save to your list.
Folder 13: The 8 Ball, Vol. XX, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1967-September 1967Save to your list.
Folder 14: The 8 Ball, Vol. XX, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1967-December 1967Save to your list.
Folder 15: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXI, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1968-March 1968Save to your list.
Folder 16: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXI, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1968-June 1968Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXI, No. 7-9: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, Vol. XXI, No. 8: Newsletter, July 1968-1968 August 22Save to your list.
Folder 2: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXI, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1968-December 1968Save to your list.
Folder 3: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXII, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1969-March 1969Save to your list.
Folder 4: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXII, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1969-June 1969Save to your list.
Folder 5: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXII, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1969-September 1969Save to your list.
Folder 6: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXII, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1969-December 1969Save to your list.
Folder 7: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIII, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1970-March 1970Save to your list.
Folder 8: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIII, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1970-June 1970Save to your list.
Folder 9: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIII, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1970-September 1970Save to your list.
Folder 10: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIII, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1970-December 1970Save to your list.
Folder 11: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIV, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1971-March 1971Save to your list.
Folder 12: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIV, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1971-June 1971Save to your list.
Folder 13: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIV, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1971-September 1971Save to your list.
Folder 14: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIV, No. 10, 12: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIV, No. 11: Newsletter, October 1971-November 1971Save to your list.
Folder 15: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXV, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1972-March 1972Save to your list.
Folder 16: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXV, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1972-June 1972Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXV, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1972-September 1972Save to your list.
Folder 2: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXX, No. 10, 12: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, Vol. XXV, No. 11: Newsletter, October 1972-November 1972Save to your list.
Folder 3: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVI, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1973-March 1973Save to your list.
Folder 4: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVI, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1973-June 1973Save to your list.
Folder 5: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVI, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1973-September 1973Save to your list.
Folder 6: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVI, No. 10, 12: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVI, No. 11: Newsletter, October 1973-November 1973Save to your list.
Folder 7: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVII, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1974-March 1974Save to your list.
Folder 8: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVI, No. 4: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVII, No. 5-7: Newsletter, April 1974-June 1974Save to your list.
Folder 9: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVII, No. 8-9: Newsletter, August 1974-September 1974Save to your list.
Folder 10: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVII, No. 10, 12: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, XXVII, No. 11: Newsletter, October 1974-November 1974Save to your list.
Folder 11: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1975-March 1975Save to your list.
Folder 12: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1975-June 1975Save to your list.
Folder 13: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVIII, No. 7: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVII, No. 8-9: Newsletter, July 1975-September 1975Save to your list.
Folder 14: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXVIII, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1975-December 1975Save to your list.
Folder 15: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIX, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1976-March 1976Save to your list.
Folder 16: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIX, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1976-June 1976Save to your list.
Folder 17: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIX, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1976-August 1976Save to your list.
Folder 18: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXIX, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1976-December 1976Save to your list.
Folder 19: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXX, No. 1, 3: Newsletter, January 1977-March 1977Save to your list.
Folder 20: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXX, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1977-June 1977Save to your list.
Folder 21: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXX, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1977-September 1977Save to your list.
Folder 22: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXX, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1977-December 1977Save to your list.
Folder 23: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXI, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1978-March 1978Save to your list.
Folder 24: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXI, No. 4-5: Newsletter, April 1978-May 1978Save to your list.
Folder 25: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXI, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1978-September 1978Save to your list.
Folder 26: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXI, No. 10, 12: Newsletter, October 1978-December 1978Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXII, No. 1, 4: Newsletter, January 1979-March 1979Save to your list.
Folder 2: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXII, No. 4-6: Newsletter, April 1979-June 1979Save to your list.
Folder 3: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXII, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1979-September 1979Save to your list.
Folder 4: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXII, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1979-December 1979Save to your list.
Folder 5: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1-3: Newsletter, January 1980-March 1980Save to your list.
Folder 6: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXIII, No. 4-5: Newsletter, April 1980-May 1980Save to your list.
Folder 7: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXIII, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1980-September 1980Save to your list.
Folder 8: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXX, No. 10-12: Newsletter, October 1980-December 1980Save to your list.
Folder 9: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, 3: Newsletter, January 1981-March 1981Save to your list.
Folder 10: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXI, No. 4-5: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, 19th Annual Headliner: Newsletter, June 1981Save to your list.
Folder 11: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXI, No. 7-9: Newsletter, July 1981-September 1981Save to your list.
Folder 12: The 8 Ball, Vol. XXXI, No. 10-11: Newsletter, October 1981-November 1981Save to your list.
Folder 13: The 8 Ball, Vol. XLIV, No. 3: Newsletter, March 1990Save to your list.
Folder 14: The 8 Ball, Vol. XLV, No. 3: Newsletter, March 1992Save to your list.
Folder 15: The 8 Ball, Vol. XLX, No. 4-5: Newsletter, April 1992-May 1992Save to your list.
Folder 16: The 8 Ball, Vol. XLV, No. 7: Newsletter, July 1992Save to your list.
Folder 17: The 8 Ball, Vol. XLV, No. 11: Newsletter, November 1992Save to your list.
Folder 18: The 8 Ball, Vol. 47, No. 8: Newsletter, August 1994Save to your list.
Folder 19: The 8 Ball, Vol. 47, No. 11: Newsletter, The 8 Ball, Vol. 48, No. 9: Newsletter, November 1994-December 1995Save to your list.
Folder 20: The 8 Ball, Vol. 51, No. 11/12: Newsletter, November 1998-December 1998Save to your list.
Folder 21: The 8 Ball, Vol. 52, No. 6: Newsletter, June 1999Save to your list.
Folder 22: The 8 Ball, Vol. 52, No. 7: Newsletter, August 1999Save to your list.

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