Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Workman Family Papers




The Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, holds the Workman Family Papers, an archival collection of importance to all persons interested in the history of Boyle Heights. William H. Workman was the chief developer of Boyle Heights in the late nineteenth century, and the records of his development figure prominently in the collection. Other Workmans important in the holdings include William H. Workman’s wife, Maria E. (1847-1933); their daughter Mary Julia Workman (1871-1964), a major Roman Catholic social activist in Los Angeles; her sister-in-law, Margaret K. Workman (1902-1987), prominent Democrat and social work leader; and her son, Judge David A. Workman. If you wish to learn more about the Workman Family Papers, consult the on-line guide to the collection:

William H. Hannon Library

Post contributed by William C. Stalls, Manuscripts Curator, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University

Photo Courtesy of Department of Archives and Special Collections
William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University