Ralf (Richard) papers (0238) Richard Ralf was a German composer who moved to Los Angeles in 1946. His music follows the florid and emotional trend of post-Wagnerian Romanticism. Among his compositions were Transcendental Ballet (1921), Violin Sonata (1923), String Quartet (1924), Violin Concerto (1925), Brothers Arise Cantata (1959), and Symphonic Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra (1968).
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital records (0407) The Rancho Los Amigos Hospital began in the late 1880's as the Los Angeles County Poor Farm. For over a century, the Rancho's mission has evolved, first as a hospital for indigents and then as a center for rehabilitation for chronic diseases. The papers in this collection chronical this development. Included are administrative and financial records, internal and external publications generated by Rancho staff, retrospective and historical accounts, oral history tapes, blueprints, plans, and similar material. The collection includes large numbers of photographs, both of staff members and therapeutic techniques. Likewise, there are many films and audio-recordings on issues involving.physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Ransome (Amy C.) collection on Women's Suffrage (0001) The Amy C. Ransome collection contains material related to women's suffrage from 1884-1949. There is a large amount of correspondence and printed material connected with Sarah Ware Whitney, editor of the Women's Standard in Waterloo, Iowa. In addition, there is correspondence and organizational material from the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association and other state organizations; equal rights and temperance pamphlets, ca. 1890-1900; World Woman's Party correspondence and clippings, ca. 1940; and National Suffrage Bulletins, 1897-1901.
Recreation and Youth Services Planning Council records (0477) The Recreation and Youth Services Planning Council records consist of correspondence, memorandums, meeting minutes, and reports created and compiled by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Recreation and Youth Services Council from its formation in the late 1940s through the early 1970s (the organization's name was changed to the Recreation and Youth Services Planning Council in 1964). The records document the founding of this organization as a result of the "Recreation for Everybody" report; the condition of the region's parks, playgrounds and beaches at the end of World War II; and the efforts of Council members to gather expert advice and set priorities. The records also document the various activities undertaken by the Council, primarily through published reports. Topics include studies of facility expansions for branches of the Los Angeles YMCA and a Jewish Community Center in the San Fernando Valley; the role of leisure services and public recreation in the area of mental health rehabilitation; the behavior of youth in recreational settings and in schools; and recreational needs and services for youth.
Reed (Mary Sawyer) photographs and ephemera (0339) Collection mainly consisting of photographs of USC alumna Mary Sawyer Reed (nee Mary Estella Sawyer), Class of 1892, and of her husband Dr. Elgar Reed. Also are included a play program, print of the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, and Webster dictionary presented to Miss Sawyer as the "The K. H. Wing Prize ...For Highest Scholarship Freshman Year 1889".
Remisoff (Nicolas) papers (0199) The Nicolas Remisoff papers includes more than 400 original works, consisting of full-size watercolor drawings, some black and white drawings, and numerous oil paintings. The earliest dated drawing is from 1921. The archive covers all aspects of Remisoff's career and shows in detail his strengths as a set designer, costumer, muralist, portrait painter, professional designer, caricaturist, and illustrator. There are also several files of correspondence and photographs related to Remisoff's professional commissions for salons and movies. In addition, there are three personal scrapbooks that contain numerous original photographs (many of them studio shots), newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera. Looked at in its entirety, the archive provides both a detailed record of Remisoff's career and an important, if incomplete, personal record of his life.
Resthaven Auxiliary records (0435) The Resthaven Auxiliary records consist of correspondence, agendas for meetings, member lists, minutes, gift lists, benefit activities, financial records, and guest books, 1956-1979, that document the activities of the Resthaven Auxiliary, a volunteer organization important for its fundraising work for the Resthaven Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center. hospital. There also exists a small amount of material directly related to the hospital.
Rexall Drugs Merchandising records (0115) This collection consists of the files kept by Joseph A. Hailer over the course of his 60-year career with Rexall Drugs. Most of the files are from his later years with the company, when he was in charge of marketing their pharmaceuticals. In addition, a number of Rexall publications are present in the collection.
Rexroth (Kenneth) papers (0119) The papers of Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and activist, comprise manuscripts, notes, printed material, publications, correspondence, ephemera, and artwork related to poetry, writing, speaking engagements, and teaching, primarily from the last decade of his life; also included are correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and edits compiled by Geoffrey Gardner for a Kenneth Rexroth festschrift published in 1980.
Reynolds (D. M.) papers (0012) The D. M. Reynolds Papers provides an inside view of electoral politics with a number of letters from former President Herbert Hoover, circa 1943 about Reynolds' efforts to support then-governor of Ohio, John Bricker, as a Republican candidate for national office. Reynolds was vice-president of Security First Bank in Los Angeles at the time.
Rice (Craig) Papers (0153) Personal and business correspondence; typescripts, ca. 1950-55. Rice (Georgiana Ann Randolph) (1908-1957) was born to an artist and a Chicago socialite who travelled frequently. Georgia never lived for more than three years with her parents at a time. Indeed, supposedly her happiest times were spent being watched over by her father's sister, Mrs. Elton Rice. It was from her, of course, that Rice drew her pen name. Rice wrote for the papers, radio, and kept her hand in publicity work, publishing her first book, 8 Faces at 3, in 1939. She married several times; one was to Beat writer Larry Lipton. In its January 28, 1946 issue, Time Magazine selected Rice for a cover feature on the mystery genre. Rice was ""The Queen the Screwball Mystery."" Rice's series characters, ne'er-do-well attorney John J. Malone and his pals, Jake and Helene Justus, two endearingly inept Watsons, drank their way through a whole slew of novels and short stories, not to mention later film, radio and television appearances. Some of the stories were collected in The Name Is Malone (1958). She also wrote several short stories with Stuart Palmer, teaming up Malone with his detective, Hildegarde Withers. these were collected in People vs. Withers and Malone (1963). But Rice wrote more than just the Malone series. She wrote several stand-alone novels, and a a trilogy featuring traveling photographers, the fast-talking Bingo Riggs and his partner, Handsome Kusak. The books in that series are The Sunday Pigeon Murders (1942), The Thursday Turkey Murders (1943) and The April Robin Murders (1958). The last book was, in fact, left uncompleted at the time of her death, and Ed McBain completed it. She wrote the standalone To Catch a Thief (1943), which some consider her finest work. She wrote three other non series books under her own name, including the magnificent Home Sweet Homicide (1944) which was also made into a film. She also published three books under the pseudonym Michael Venning, featuring gray little New York City lawyer Melville Fairr. Rice also wrote for film, adding several of her bizarre, surreal touches to The Falcon's Brother (1942), with her future collaborator Stuart Palmer, and The Falcon in Danger (1943). The first, in particular, with the early death of its hero and his apparent resurrection and ultimate replacement by his brother, reeks of one of Rice's favourite themes, that of doppelgangers and the dead who don't seem to stay dead. Rice also found time to write several highly-acclaimed true crime articles, and to ghost a couple of books, two for stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and one for George Sanders, the actor who had played the original Falcon in The Falcon's Brother. With all these projects she was involved in, it's easy to see why it was said that she was, for a while, almost as popular as Agatha Christie with mystery fans, rivalling her in sales. Rice died at the age of 49 in 1957."
Rieder (Howard) collection of KUSC-FM broadcasts and Mr. Magoo research materials (0147) The collection consists of audiotape recordings and CD transfers of original KUSC-FM broadcasts, 1948-1952, and scripts of several broadcasts; and research materials for Rieder's 1961 master's thesis, "The Development of the Satire of Mr. Magoo." These latter include CDs of audio interviews of UPA (United Productions of America) producer Stephen Bosustow, director Pete Burness, and actor Jerry Hauser, as well as transcripsts of the interviews and notes from a meeting with director Bobo Cannon.
Rodgers (Ralph) and Percy Turner Circus collection (0388) The Ralph Rodgers and Percy Turner Circus Collection documents the collective interests of a circus model builder/ miniature circus owner and a real circus owner who became friends and whose circus memorabilia ended up with a mutual friend who donated them to USC. The collection contains ephemera, correspondence, photographs, books, records, costumes, and a large amount of circus model plans and drawings kept by Ralph Rodgers. A portion of the collection represents the history of the Percy Turner Circus, one of the first circuses owned by an African-American based in the southern California area.
Rolfe (Lionel Menuhin) papers (0164) Articles (some photocopied), ca. 1964 - present, on Southern California literature, politics, entertainment, and Jewish subjects, by journalist Lionel Rolfe (b.1942); includes preliminary studies for Rolfe's Literary L.A., research materials, and related materials by writer Nigey Lennon (b. 1954).
Roos (Joseph) papers (0313) This collection contains papers documenting the activities of Joseph Roos (1905-1999) from his retirement from the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council in 1969 until his death in 1999. These papers include correspondence, research files, memoranda and publications. Some documentation of Roos's earlier activities investigating the activities of the German Bund in Los Angeles in the 1930s is also present.
Rose (David) papers (0347) David Rose (1910-2006) was a well-known courtroom sketch artist whose work documented some of the most notorious trials of the last half of the twentieth century: Klaus Barbie, Patty Hearst, Sirhan Sirhan, members of the Manson family, John Z. De Lorean, Timothy McVeigh, as well as crimes and criminals which were more well-known by their nicknames: The Hillside Strangler, The Night Stalker, the Bob's Big Boy Murders, etc. During his life, Rose also worked for the Hollywood studios as an animator, layout artist, publicity artist, art director, illustrator, and designer.
Rousselot (John) papers (0224) This collection reflects the work of John Rousselot during his second term of office in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1970-1985.
Rozsa (Miklos) collection of music letters, photographs, and other material (0329) The 123-piece collection of rare letters, documents, photographs and manuscripts spanning three centuries of musical history was collected by Miklos Rozsa. Most of the correspondence relates to the composition, performance and business of music. Other writings deal with the mundane realities of daily life, such as the payment of debts, the climate, and social amenities. Most of the letters in the collection are handwritten, though some of the more recent ones are typed. In a 1949 letter, which Rozsa said was his favorite, Richard Strauss attempts--in German--to explain to actor Lionel Barrymore the nature of his relationship with the Nazi party. In addition to writings by musicians, the collection contains a 1670 letter from France's Louis XIV. Rosza collected these notes and letters over the course of a lifetime. Some he bought at auction; others he received as gifts.
Runic Stone replica (0087) Plaster replica of a stone with runic inscriptions (10th century Denmark), with transliteration and translation.