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Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles Collection

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Ethical Culture Society Files

American Ethical Union Files



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Collection Overview

Title: Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles Collection, 1946-1986Save to your list.

ID: URB/ECSLA

Primary Creator: Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles

Extent: 3.32 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Ethical Culture Society Files, 1946 -1980

    Subseries A: Addresses and Newsletters from Regional and Unknown Chapters, 1946-1980

          Subseries 1: Baltimore Ethical Society, 1979

          Subseries 2: Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, 1974, 1979, 1993

          Subseries 3: Ethical Culture Society of Long Island, 1958, 1965, 1986

          Subseries 4: Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles, 1966-1967, 1975, 1982

          Subseries 5: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 1946-1982

          Subseries 6: Ethical Society of Northern Westchester, 1975

          Subseries 7: Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1975, 1985

          Subseries 8: Ethical Culture Society of Queens, 1976

          Subseries 9: Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 1965-1982

          Subseries 10: Washington Ethical Society, 1967, 1971

          Subseries 11: Unknown Chapter – No Location Specified, 1948, 1963-1981

    Subseries B: Related Addresses and Publications, 1946-1980

    Subseries C: Text Fragments, 1960-1966

Series II: American Ethical Union Files, 1966-1986

    Subseries A: Addresses, 1971-1986

    Subseries B: Publications, 1966-1983

Date Acquired: 01/02/2007

Subjects: Ethical Culture Movement

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

The Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles Collection includes an assemblage of addresses, newsletters, and printed material from various Ethical Culture Society regional chapters and its parent organization, The American Ethical Union. The material covers social and political topics on a national and global scale in the philosophical context of the humanist movement.

Biographical Note

The Ethical Culture Society was founded in 1876 by Dr. Felix Adler (1851-1933) as a new movement to further the advancement of social justice for all. The Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles (ECSLA) was a regional chapter of the national organization. Citing dwindling membership and the lack of leadership succession, the ECSLA chapter was disbanded in 2007. The Society is aligned with the Humanist Movement and stresses adherence to ethical principles, the inherent worth of the individual, and the responsibility of doing good in the world. The spread of the Ethical Culture Movement resulted in the establishment of over twenty-eight societies and fellowships in communities throughout the United States with a strong involvement in the social and political events of the day.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles Collection includes material produced and/or assembled by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Ethical Culture Society. The bulk of the collection consists of over 450 public addresses and newsletters presented at the weekly meetings of the Ethical Culture Society of New York and various regional chapters. It also contains periodicals, serials, and printed material produced by members from various chapters of the Ethical Culture Society and the American Ethical Union. The collection is divided into two series, Ethical Culture Society Files (1946 -1980) and American Ethical Union Files (1966-1986).

Series I, Ethical Culture Society Files, include addresses, newsletters, papers, text fragments, and printed material related to the Ethical Culture Society originating from various regional chapters. This series is divided into three subseries: Addresses and Newsletters from Regional and Unknown Chapters (1946-1980),  Related Addresses and Publications (1946-1980), and Text Fragments (1960-1966). Addresses and Newsletters from Regional and Unknown Chapters is further divided into regional chapters. The material is arranged alphabetically by the name of the specific regional chapter. Within the specific regional chapter, the material is arranged alphabetically by author/presenter, and chronologically where there are multiple works by the same author/presenter. The material is arranged by title where there is no author/presenter and chronologically where there is no title and author/presenter.

Series II, American Ethical Union Files, contains materials created by the parent organization of the Ethical Culture Society, the American Ethical Union. The series includes addresses, newsletters, journal publications, magazines  books. The materials are separated into two subseries: Addresses (1971-1986), and Publications (1966-1983).

Subject/Index Terms

Ethical Culture Movement

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

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: Anita Devore

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

Finding Aid Revision History:

Linda J. Valois, 2010

Fran Griffin, 2013


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Series II: American Ethical Union Files, 1966-1986Save to your list.
Subseries A: Addresses, 1971-1986Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 27: Arisian, Khoren: Address, "Charisma and Community: To Save Ourselves Alive", 1971 April 22Save to your list.
Folder 28: Kellerman, Lois K.: Address, "In a World of Violence, How can I Keep My Ethical Humanist Commitments?", February 1981Save to your list.
Folder 29: Spetter, Mathew Ies: Address, "Reasons for Hope"Save to your list.
Subseries B: Publications, 1966-1983Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 30: Ethical Impact: A National Journal for College Students, Vol. I, No. 1, Spring 1966Save to your list.
Folder 31: Ethical Society: A Magazine for Ethical Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1978Save to your list.
Folder 32: Ethical Society: A Magazine for Ethical Culture, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 1978Save to your list.
Folder 33: Ethical Society: A Magazine for Ethical Culture, Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer 1980Save to your list.
Folder 34: Ethical Society: A Magazine for Ethical Culture, Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 1981Save to your list.
Folder 35: Ethical Society: A Magazine for Ethical Culture, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1982Save to your list.
Folder 36: Ethical Society: A Magazine for Ethical Culture, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 1983Save to your list.
Folder 37: Leshan, Lawrence: "Mobilizing the Life Force," The Ethical Forum, No. 3, ca. 1966Save to your list.
Folder 38: Maslow, Abraham S.: "The Creative Attitude," The Ethical Forum, No. 5, ca. 1966Save to your list.
Folder 39: Muzzey, David Saville: "Keeping Faith with the Ethical Ideal," The StandardSave to your list.
Folder 40: Neuhaus, Cable, A Lively Connection: Intimate Encounters with the Ethical Movement in America, 1978Save to your list.

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