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Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989 | Digitized Collection

Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989

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Series 1: Biographical and Family Material, 1881-1989
(Box 1, 48; 0.6 linear feet)

Material found in this series includes resumes, wills, awards, address books, passports and other official identification, as well as a transcript from an interview of McCoy from 1984. One folder contains biographical statements, publication lists, and resumes for McCoy with related notes and correspondence. Also found is a notebook of a radical writers group, correspondence and legal documentation relating to a property dispute in Santa Monica, California, and documentation regarding McCoy witnessing a raid on the John Reed Club in Los Angeles.
The two folders of material relating to Theodore Dreiser include a transcript of proceedings for his funeral in 1945, Dreiser's pen knife, and two newspaper articles written by McCoy. There is a wallet that presumably belonged to R.M. Schindler and contains Schindler's business cards and fragments from a 1918 calendar with notes.
This series also contains McCoy family documents including genealogy notes, memorabilia, and reports of deaths. Unless the name of another family member is mentioned in the folder title it can be assumed that material found here relates specifically to Esther McCoy, with the exception of a folder of wills, which contains a 1948 letter relating to James L. McCoy's will.
Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Address Books, circa 1940s-1980s
1
1-2
Affidavit of McCoy's Christening, Medical Report, 1939, 1942
1
3
Autograph Books, Katie Mae McCoy, 1881-1892
1
4
Awards, 1961-1989
(oversized items housed in OV 48)
1
5-6
Biographical Statements, Publication List, and Resumes, circa 1948-1989
1
7
Business Cards, circa mid-1900s
1
8
Certificates Belonging to Berkeley Tobey, 1907, 1948
1
9
Deposition: Esther McCoy vs. Greyhound, Inc., 1959
1
10
Documentation, Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., 1942-1943
1
11
Documentation and Letters, McCoy's Trip to Europe, circa 1926-1928
1
12
Documentation, Raid on Los Angeles John Reed Club, 1933
1
13
Drivers License, Social Security Card, and Identification Card, 1937, 1957, 1963, 1979
1
14
Family Genealogy Notes, circa 1950s-1980s
1
15
Family Memorabilia and Printed Material, 1908-1963
1
16
"Hollywood Writers Radical Group" Notebook, circa 1940s
1
17
Interview Transcript, Ester McCoy Interviewed by Makoto Watanabe, 1984
1
18
Items belonging to Clarence McCoy, 1889-1919
1
19
News Clippings and Papers regarding death of Frank McCoy, 1939-1940
1
20
Passports, 1927, 1956-1982
1
21
Report of Death, Berkeley Tobey, 1962
1
22
Request for Birth Certificate, Katie Mae McCoy, 1956
1
23
R.M. Schindler Wallet and Contents, circa 1918
1
24
Santa Monica Residence Problems, 1959-1980
1
25-28
Theodore Dreiser Material, 1939-1986
1
29-30
Wills, 1947, 1948, 1962, 1966, 1977
1
31
Oversized Awards, 1961-1989
(Scanned with Box 1, Folders 5-6)
OV 48

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