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The Finding Aid of the Catherine G. Stern papers

Finding aid prepared by Katie Richardson and Andrew Goodrich, November 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Stern, Catherine G., 1910-2010
Title
Catherine G. Stern papers
Collection no.
0301
Date [inclusive]
1951-2001
Extent
2.0 Linear feet, 2 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Catherine G. Stern was a social activist for civil and human rights. The papers contain correspondence, administrative papers, reports, and publications from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, the Community Relations Conference of Southern California, the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights, and other civic, educational, and artistic organizations with which Stern was involved.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Catherine G. Stern papers, Collection no. 0301, Regional History Collections, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Catherine "Kate" G. Stern was born on November 19, 1910 in New York, but moved with her family to Los Angeles, California during her elementary school years. She attended Los Angeles High School before enrolling at UCLA where she received a B.A. Degree in English with a minor in Psychology in 1932. Between 1945 and 1960, Stern became involved with various organizations. She began her community efforts with the PTA and then moved on to coordinating councils. She volunteered for the Red Cross at their neuro-psychiatric hospital, she was Chair of the Wilshire Coordinating Council where she formed the first Human Relations Committee, and she served as a member for Governor Pat Brown's Advisory Committee. While serving on the Advisory Committee, she was selected as a delegate to attend the White House Conference for Children and Youth in Washington D.C.

From 1953 to 1991, Stern served on the Board of Directors for the Community Relations Conference of Southern California. From 1960 to 1973, she served on the Board of Directors for the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council and as Chair for the Urban Affairs Commission of Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation. She was commissioner of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, President of the L.A. County Commission from 1966-1968, a member of the Board of Directors for Regional Planning Association, and Chair for the "Agony of City Conference" and "Agony of County Conference." In addition, she served on the subcommittee for the Citizen's Advisory Council to L.A. County Regional Planning Commission, the Los Angeles City Social Service commission from 1973-1983, and the KCET Community Advisory Committee from 1979-1989. She received the UCLA Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service 1985.

In addition to her work as a social activist for civil and human rights, Stern also began studying art in 1971 with such notable artists as Robert Bizinsky, Kero Antoyan, and Barbara Hagan. Stern was a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and had over 30 private shows. She was married to Meyer Stern, a former insurance executive, with whom she had two children, Mathilde and Dean. Catherine Stern died on September 23, 2010.

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Scope and Content

The Catherine G. Stern papers include materials from 1951 to 2001 that document Stern's involvement with various civic organizations. Her role with the Los Angeles County Commission of Human Relations, the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council, and the Community Relations Conference of Southern California is documented in the collection through correspondence, article clippings, reports, pamphlets, copies of speeches, and memorandums.

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Arrangement

Original order and original series designation was maintained with the Stern papers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
November 2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Acquisition

The papers were given to the University of Southern California in 1997 by Catherine G. Stern.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Community Relations Conference of Southern California. -- Archives
  • Federation of Community Coordinating Councils of Los Angeles County. -- Archives
  • Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles. -- Archives
  • KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.). Community Advisory Board. -- Archives
  • Los Angeles County (Calif.). Commission on Human Relations. -- Archives
  • Los Angeles County (Calif.). Regional Planning Commission. -- Archives
  • United States Commission on Civil Rights. -- Archives
  • University of California, Los Angeles. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Pamphlets
  • Publications
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • California, Southern--History--Archival resources
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Brown, Jerry, 1938- -- Archives
  • Chandler, Otis, 1927-2006 -- Archives
  • Reagan, Ronald -- Archives
  • Stern, Catherine G., 1910-2010 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Discrimination in employment--United States--Archival resources
  • Human rights--United States--Archival resources
  • Minorities--Civil rights--United States--Archival resources
  • Women’s rights--United States--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations 1959-2001 

Scope and Content

This series includes correspondence, article clippings, reports, and pamphlets collected and distributed by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, the department responsible for working to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and for fostering attitudes which will lead to a civic peace and intergroup understanding.

Box
1
Folder
1-54
Box Folder

 Roles, functions and duties of the commission 1987-1996 

Scope and Content

Includes information about the commission's rules, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Also included are new employee manuals, a list of projects the commission has worked on, and a roster of members.

1 1

 Stern's appointment to the Human Relations Commission 1959-1989 

Scope and Content

Correspondence and a newspaper clipping.

1 2

 Human Relations Consultant 1991 

Scope and Content

Includes the job posting and applicant files.

1 3

 Meetings Minutes 1982-2001 

1 4

 Memoranda 1993-1996 

Scope and Content

Memos regarding Americans with disabilities, funding issues for the program, and hate crimes in Los Angeles.

1 5

 Subseries: Publications 1985-1991 

Scope and Content

This subseries includes booklets produced and distributed by the Commission on Human Relations.

Box Folder

 Good Neighbors Come In All Colors undated 

1 6

 Consumer's Guide to Diversity Training undated 

1 7

 How to Combat Acts of Bigotry In Your Community 1985-1986 

1 8

 When We Talk: A Guide to Interracial/Intercultural Dialogue undated 

1 9

 What About Accents? undated 

1 10

 23 Tips on Cross-Cultural Communication- booklet undated 

1 11

 Salaam Means Peace- booklet undated 

1 12

 Welcome to America (for Southeast Asian Refugees)- booklet undated 

1 13

 Asian Diversity: More Than Meets The Eye- booklet undated 

1 14

 Cambodians In America undated 

1 15

 The Chinese American: Inscrutable to Some undated 

1 16

 The Korean Americans (4 copies) undated 

1 17

 Expressions Shared By Vietnamese In America undated 

1 18

 Getting to Know Your Neighbors: A Message to Immigrants (English, Spanish, Chinese) undated 

1 19

 Latinos In The Work Force: Diversity And Tradition 1991 October 

1 20

 Community Intergroup Conflict Resolution Guide 1986 January 

1 21

 How To Communicate Better With Clients, Customers, And Workers Whose English Is Limited (2 copies) undated 

1 22

 Subseries: Reports 1980-1996 

Scope and Content

This subseries includes reports produced by the Commission on human rights issues within Los Angeles County.

Box Folder

 Community-Based Organizing and Intergroup Relations 1993 August 

1 23

 "Illiteracy In Los Angeles County: Part And Parcel Of A Negative Cycle"  1987 September 

1 24

 "Under The Hood: A Report on the Ku Klux Klan in the Greater Los Angeles Area"  1980 November 

1 25

 "Skinheads in Antelope Valley - A Report to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors"  1995 

1 26

 "Hate Crime in Los Angeles County 1992" - including clippings,  "Report on Oakwood - Mar Vista Conflict"  1993 March 

1 27

 "Hate Crime in Los Angeles County in 1996"  

1 28

 "Community-Based Policing: What Makes A Real Partnership?"  1994 July 

1 29

 "The Effects of Prejudice on the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Youth"  1993 November 18 

1 30

 "Utmost Good Faith? American Indians on Los Angeles County's "  1986 October 

1 31

 Reports on California Education 1983-1994 

1 32

 Subseries: Indian Task Force 1962-1977 

Scope and Content

This subseries includes correspondence, legal summaries, reports, and pamphlets produced by the Commission's Indian Task Force.

Box Folder

 Documents directly related to task force 1975-1977 

1 33

 Correspondence 1975-1976 

1 34

 Material related to: American Indian Movement, Wounded Knee Siege, Murder of Anna Mac Aquash 1975-1976 

1 35

 Other material including: legal summaries, American Indian Education Commission Newsletter. 1962-1977 

1 36

 Report of Investigation: Ogalala Sioux Tribe, General Election 1974 October 

1 37

 The Southwest Indian Report 1973 May 

1 38

 About Los Angeles Indian Center- leaflet undated 

1 39

 American Indians In California 1965 November 

1 40

 "The American Indian: A Very Private People"  1975 June 

1 41

 "Importance to Law Enforcement" (4 copies) 1977 February  

1 42
Box Folder

 "Human Relations and Civil Rights Services"  1993 June 

1 43

 "Human Relations Issues in Immigration Policy" (Draft) 1993 

1 44

 Documents regarding fair housing 1976-1978 

1 45

 Annual Dinner with address made by Otis Chandler 1966 June 8 

1 46

 Biennial Dinner 1968 June 29 

1 47

 50th Anniversary Celebration Serving Los Angeles County, 1944-1994 1994 

1 48

 24th Annual John Anson Ford Awards 1996 October 22 

1 49

 Bylaws of The Human Relations Foundation of Los Angeles County 1994-1998 

1 50

 Cultural Diversity 1986-1990 

1 51

 Hate Crime Policies in Los Angeles Schools/Anti-Semitism 1989-1992 

1 52

 Congratulation letters on Catherine Stern's Chairmanship of the Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations 1966- 1977 

1 53

 County Services And Procedures for Treatment of Problems of Forcible Rape review and recommendations 1974-1977 

1 54

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Series 2:  Los Angeles County 1957-1980 

Scope and Content

This series includes additional materials pertaining to Stern's contributions to Los Angeles County between the 1950s and 1970s. Included are publications, correspondence between Stern and county officials, Stern's 1973 nomination to the Grand Jury of Los Angeles County, and certificates of appreciation awarded to Stern for her contributions to human relations issues within the county.

Box
1
Folder
55-62
Box Folder

 Publication: "Laws for Youth" including letter to Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge 1959 October 29 

1 55

 General Plan of Los Angeles County 1973-1980 

Scope and Content

Looks at the factual and analytical review of physical, social, and economic conditions and suggested broad goals and policies aimed at improving the environment.

1 56

 Kenneth Hahn 1974-1976 

Scope and Content

Correspondence

1 57

 Board of Supervisors- Commendation for Community Service presented to Catherine Stern 1957 

1 58

 Donald Loughery- L.A. County Probation Department 1964 October 7 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

1 59

 Superior Court Grand Jury- documents concerning Stern's Nomination 1972 October 10 

1 60

 Catherine Sterns' Certificate of Appreciation for Jury Service 1959 May 4 

1 61

 Richard Hayden- Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court 1979 August 21 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

1 62

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Series 3:  City of Los Angeles 1964-1993 

Scope and Content

This series contains items pertaining to Stern's contributions to human services and intergroup relations within the City of Los Angeles. Included are letters produced while Stern served on the city's Board of Social Services Commissioners from 1973 to 1983; correspondence exchanged between Stern and several of the city's elected officials; and other, miscellaneous items related to Stern's line of work, such as city-issued pamphlets, reports, and neighborhood plans.

Box
1
Folder
63-75
Box Folder

 Los Angeles City Social Service Commission 1973-1981 

Scope and Content

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a City of Los Angeles Social Service Commissioner badge.

1 63

 Gambling: Bingo 1983 June 21 

Scope and Content

Pamphlets, brochures, and a case against legalized gambling.

1 64

 Business Tax Ordinance 1980 September 30 

Scope and Content

Publication.

1 65

 South Central Los Angeles: An Annotated Bibliography with Accompanying Statistics on Inner City Underdevelopment and Minority Business 1993 February 

Scope and Content

Publication.

1 66

 Proposed Citywide Plan for Los Angeles undated 

Scope and Content

Report and Recommendations of the CRCSC Task Force on the City Master Plan from the Perspective of Human and Social Values.

1 67

 Planning for Watts, Avalon, Florence undated 

Scope and Content

Analysis of the City's 20-year plan (1970-1990).

1 67

 Central City 1972/1990 Preliminary Plan 1972-1974 

Scope and Content

Includes the plan, press releases, and articles.

1 68

 Statement on Affirmative Action Adopted by the Human Relations Commission 1979 March 15 

1 69

 Standards and Procedures for the Los Angeles Police Department Public Disorder Intelligence Division Files 1976 December 16 

1 70

 Dedication of Windsor Park 1964 October 7 

1 71

 Tom Bradley- Los Angeles Mayor 1966-1982 

Scope and Content

Correspondence and invitations to his inauguration.

1 72

 Marvin Braude and Edmund Edelman- Los Angeles City Councilman 1972-1974 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

1 73

 Thomas Reddin- LAPD Chief of Police 1967 March 16 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

1 74

 Certificates of Appreciation 1971-1984 

Scope and Content

Photocopies of certificates given to Stern by the Mayor, Wilshire District, and the Human Relations Commission.

1 75

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Series 4:  U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 1972-1992 

Scope and Content

This series contains reports produced between 1975 and 1992 by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a federal agency directed at investigating instances of discrimination and equal protection violations. Topics include affirmative action, racial intimidation, bigotry and violence on college campuses, and civil rights issues experienced by members of the Asian American community.

Box
2
Folder
1-2
Box
1
Folder
76-79
Box Folder

 Statement on Affirmative Action 1977 October 

Scope and Content

Publication.

1 76

 Intimidation and Violence: Racial and Religious Bigotry in America 1990 September 

Scope and Content

Publication.

1 77

 Asian Americans and Pacific Peoples: A Case of Mistaken Identity 1975 February 

Scope and Content

A report by the California Advisory Committee.

1 78

 Bigotry and Violence on American College Campuses 1990 October 

Scope and Content

Publication.

1 79

 Civil Rights Issues Facing Asian Americans in the 1990s 1992 February 

Scope and Content

Report.

2 1

 Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 1972 July 21 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 2

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Series 5:  Federation of Community Coordinating Councils of Los Angeles 1955-1965 

Scope and Content

This series contains items pertaining to Stern's role as president of both the Wilshire Community Coordinating Council and the L.A. County Federation of Community Coordinating Council, agencies aimed at making communities more responsive to the needs of youth. Included are manuscripts of speeches presented by Stern; awards and nominations; correspondence and newspaper clippings; and items related to "Laws for Youth," a booklet produced by the Wilshire Community Coordinating Council under Stern's direction.

Box
2
Folder
3-8
Box Folder

 Wilshire Community Coordinating Council 1955-1960  

Scope and Content

Directory & newsletter.

2 3

 Recognition dinner presented by Stern 1959-1962  

2 4

 Social event programs 1963-1965 

2 5

 Correspondence 1961-1964 

2 6

 Awards and nominations 1959-1964 

2 7

 Laws for Youth 1958-1963 

Scope and Content

Correspondence and a revised draft of the booklet Laws For Youth.

2 8

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Series 6:  Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council 1958-1981 

Scope and Content

This series includes correspondence and meeting minutes related to Stern's participation in the Jewish Federation Council's Community Relations Committee, as well as the Committee's Urban Affairs Commission, between 1960 and 1973. Also included are handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, booklets, and reports collected by Stern, which pertain to intergroup relations between Jews and other minority populations.

Box
2
Folder
9-13
Box Folder

 Meeting minutes and correspondence 1973-1975 

2 9

 Women's Conference: Stern's speaking engagements 1969 December 4 

2 10

 Church and state including notes on religions matters from 1951 1958-1968 

2 11

 Material on Judaism 1965-1981 

2 12

 Joint Taskforce on Cambodia 1980 February 7 

Scope and Content

Joint task force of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies at Yeshiva University of L.A. and the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater L.A. Included are documents about the project.

2 13

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Series 7:  Community Relations Conference of Southern California 1969-1991 

Scope and Content

This series includes materials distributed in the early 1970s by the Community Relations Conference of Southern California, a consortium of organizations whose purpose was to encourage more direct citizen participation in the city and regional planning process. Included are reports and papers, recommendations, correspondence, and articles regarding Stern's contributions to the Task Force on Citizen Participation in Planning, the "Agony of our City" and "Agony of our County" conferences, and the Coalition for Los Angeles County Planning.

Box
2
Folder
14-19
Box Folder

 Stern Resignation 1988 July 28 

2 14

 Community Reporter (newsletter) 1991 March 

2 15

 Citizen participation in community planning undated 

2 16

 General Plan Conferences: "The Agony of Our City" ,  "The Agony of Our County"  1972-1973 

2 17

 Coalition for Los Angeles County Planning 1973 

2 18

 Correspondence regarding city planning 1969-1971 

2 19

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Series 8:  KCET/KQED 1981-1994 

Scope and Content

This series contains materials produced and distributed by the KCET Community Advisory Board, a group which acted as a liaison between KCET's administration and the multicultural populations that the station served. Also included are newspaper clippings and correspondence related specifically to Stern's role as a Board Member between 1979 and 1989.

Box
2
Folder
20-23
Box Folder

 California Women's Health Directory 1994 

2 20

 Mental Health Resource Directory undated 

2 21

 Cultural Diversity Month calendar of events and article clipping undated 

2 22

 Decker, Katherine - KCET Community Relations - Correspondence 1981 April 24 

2 23

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Series 9:  UCLA 1961-1994 

Scope and Content

This series includes items pertaining to Stern's relationship with UCLA. Included are notes, correspondence, commentary, and newspaper clippings regarding Stern's participation in research projects undertaken by UCLA faculty and students. The series also includes biographical notes, programs and pamphlets, letters, and greeting cards related to the UCLA Distinguished Alumni Award, which was awarded to Stern in 1985 for her dedication to issues involving human relations in Los Angeles County.

Box
2
Folder
24-32
Box Folder

 Ethics and U.S. Foreign Policy Consultation 1961-1963 

Scope and Content

Correspondence and notes.

2 24

 Quality of Life in Los Angeles- seminar 1965-1966 

2 25

 Community Leaders Luncheon 1974 October 31 

2 26

 Charles E. Young- UCLA Chancellor 1968 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 27

 Asian American Studies Center - Proposal for a Asian Pacific American Community Research Roundtable 1994 

2 28

 Institute of Government And Public Affairs 1965-1966  

Scope and Content

Publications and correspondence between Stern and business leaders.

2 29

 Alumni Association 1982-1988 

2 30

 Marilyn Chandler 1973 July  

Scope and Content

-Correspondence regarding urban development in Los Angeles.

2 31

 Alan Sieroty- California Assembly Legislator 1977-1982  

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 32

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Series 10:  Minority Rights and Issues 1951-2000 

Scope and Content

This series includes items related to human rights issues that Stern was either involved in or took an interest in over the course of her career. Themes vary and include the rights of racial and ethnic minorities, women, religious groups, and American Indians; police-community relations; fair housing and employment legislation; clemency programs for war dissenters; and the rights and responsibilities of youth. The series contains correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, informational pamphlets and brochures, reports, handwritten notes, and materials from speaking engagements that Stern participated in.

Box
2
Folder
33-73
Box Folder

 White House Conference on Children and Youth 1959-1960 

Scope and Content

Documents related to Stern's visit.

2 33

 Report on White House Conference on Civil Rights with Women's Organizations 1963  

2 34

 President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, Los Angeles Conference 1963 December 

Scope and Content

Includes signed letter by Lyndon B. Johnson.

2 35

 Preventing a New World War by Harry S. Truman 1951 April 

Scope and Content

Includes a copy of the president's address and a letter from William D. Hassett, assistant to the President.

2 36

 Correspondence from Stern to President Ford asking for amnesty of those who protested the Vietnam War. 1974-1975 

2 37

 Hillary Rodham Clinton and Janet Reno 1993 September  

Scope and Content

Correspondence and articles regarding children at risk in the United States.

2 38

 Women's Rights - California Department of Justice 1980-1983 

2 39

 Fair Employment Practice Commission - State of California Reports 1964-1966  

2 40

 Fair Employment Practice Commission - Correspondence 1965-1967 

2 41

 Ronald Reagan 1968 June 8 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Reagan and the California Human Relations Committee. Includes a letter signed by Reagan.

2 42

 Stanley Mosk- Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California 1964 October 6 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 43

 Torrance, Los Angeles, Pasadena Police Departments 1988-1994 

Scope and Content

Articles, mission statements, and police programs.

2 44

 Armenian Assembly/Southern California Region 1979 November  

Scope and Content

Brochures.

2 45

 Asian Refugees 1975  

Scope and Content

Materials from L.A.C.C.H.R, C.R.C.S.C., L.A. County, and Californians of Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino Ancestry.

2 46

 Black Korean Alliance - brochure circa 1990 

2 47

 California Association of Human Rights Organizations: Civil Rights Leadership Award to Stern 1994 September 19 

2 48

 California Club Discrimination 1969-1978 

Scope and Content

Documents concerning position taken by Stern, "The relationship of Jews to Major Corporations in Los Angeles" (American Jewish Committee)

2 49

 La Casa de Maria 1969  

Scope and Content

A retreat for women was held at La Casa de Maria "Santa Barbara" where Stern was a speaker.

2 50

 Catholic Human Relations Council of Los Angeles 1970 December 8 

Scope and Content

Correspondence and a press release.

2 51

 Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of L.A. 1992-1993 

Scope and Content

Correspondence and a community proposal to establish the Joint Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

2 52

 Coro Foundation 1966 February 8 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 53

 Extremism 1962  

Scope and Content

Article clippings about the far right and brochures titled: "Do you Know the Facts about the Structure of the U.N."

2 54

 Mary Henry: award as "L.A. Times Woman of The Year 1968"  1968 January 17 

Scope and Content

Correspondence and newspaper article about Henry's nomination.

2 55

 Immaculate Heart College (Los Angeles) 1969 July 26 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 56

 Japan America Society of Southern California: visit of Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko 1960 September 26 

Scope and Content

Invitation.

2 57

 Japanese Relocation: Manzanar 1972-1999  

Scope and Content

Newspaper and article clippings about the internment camp and the Japanese American experience during World War II.

2 58

 Junior League of Los Angeles - clippings, brochures 1982 January 4 

2 59

 Edwin Markham Junior High School Special Assembly 1964 June 8 

Scope and Content

The introduction was given by Robert F. Kennedy who was the Attorney General at the time. There is a note that the signature on the back is from Kennedy.

2 60

 Lane Bryant Annual Award For Volunteer Service to the Community 1965 April 1 

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding Stern's nomination for the award.

2 61

 Los Angeles Community Behavioral Sciences Advisory Committee on School Integration - Meeting 1977 July 21 

2 62

 Los Angeles Free Clinic - Correspondence & bylaws 1972-1973  

2 63

 Los Angeles Voluntary Action Center - Correspondence undated 

2 64

 National Academy of Television Arts And Sciences 1971-1976  

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence about Stern serving as a judge for their National Award for Community Service. Also included, is a screenplay "In the Company of Strangers."

2 5

 Stern's speaking engagements from miscellaneous events 1960-1972 

2 66

 Standford University 1994 January  

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding Matthew Lombard receiving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Communication.

2 67

 Taos Pueblo Council 1969-1971 

Scope and Content

Includes "The Blue Lake Area... an appeal from Taos Pueblo," correspondence and a report on the Blue Lake Region.

2 68

 United States Organization for Medical Needs - booklet undated 

2 69

 Vedanta Society of Southern California- brochure undated 

2 70

 Watts Riots 1965  

Scope and Content

Articles from LIFE and  Time magazines.

2 71

 Pete Wilson-Mayor of San Diego 1972-1973 

Scope and Content

Includes article clippings about Wilson's ideas on urban planning and experts from his state of the city address.

2 72

 Clippings from L.A. Times, etc 1958-2000 

2 73

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Series 11:  Correspondence 1959-1981 

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence exchanged between Stern and her personal, professional, and political acquaintances. Included are letters, memos, notes, telegrams, and greeting cards collected by Stern, as well as recommendation letters written on Stern's behalf by several of her colleagues.

Box
2
Folder
74-84
Box Folder

 Alan Cranston 1975-1977 

Scope and Content

Includes signed correspondence from California Senator Alan Cranston.

2 74

 George McGovern/Sargent Shriver 1972 

Scope and Content

Includes signed correspondence from Senator of South Dakota George McGovern and Sargent Shriver in regards to the 1972 campaign.

2 75

 Edmund (Jerry) G. Brown 1959-1965  

Scope and Content

Correspondence signed by Governor Brown, election materials, and Governor's Advisory Committee on Children and Youth notes.

2 76

 John A. Ruggs- Department of Housing and Urban Development 1967 June 20 

Scope and Content

Correspondence from Ruggs to Otis Chandler about Chandler possibly running for mayor.

2 77

 Frank F. Chuman - Correspondence 1964 July 9 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 78

 Hilary Goldstone 1977 June 18 

Scope and Content

Correspondence and her resume.

2 79

 Herschel Rosenthal- California Assembly Legislature 1980 August 6 

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 80

 Cardinal Manning - Archbishop of Los Angeles 1970-1973  

Scope and Content

Correspondence.

2 81

 Rita Walters 1977 March 22 

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding the Election of Rita Walters and Stern's contribution to her campaign.

2 82

 Miscellaneous greeting cards 1967-1975  

2 83

 Letters of Recommendation for Stern 1973-1981  

2 84

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Series 12:  Personal Ephemera 1964-1990 

Scope and Content

This series contains additional items and ephemera belonging to Stern. Included in the series are correspondence, brochures, maps, and other mementos collected by Stern when she was invited to attend the inaugurations of presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter; biographical notes and a newspaper article commemorating her work; and other miscellaneous items, including badges and business cards, bumper stickers, and a poem.

Box
2
Folder
85-88
Box Folder

 Presidential Inaugurations- Lyndon B. Johnson/Jimmy Carter 1964-1968 

Scope and Content

Invitations, tickets, schedule of events, newspaper clippings, and pins relating to the inaugurations of Jimmy Carter and Lyndon B. Johnson.

2 85

 "Kate Stern: She followed her conscience into a job" - article 1970  

Scope and Content

Newspaper article about Stern's work with the Human Relations Commission and correspondence from friends congratulating her on the article.

2 86

 Catherine G. Stern - Curriculum including biographical info; biographical sketch by Lu Haas 1990 June 1 

2 87

 Miscellaneous Material undated 

Scope and Content

Business cards, notes, a pin, and stickers.

2 88

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