Chandler, Dorothy, 1901-1997.

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Dorothy Buffum Chandler was born in Lafayette, IL, on May 19, 1901; her parents moved to Long Beach, CA, when she was one year old and her father opened a store, the forerunner of Buffum's department store chain; attended Stanford, 1919-22; married Norman Chandler, son of Los Angeles Times owner Harry Chandler, in 1922; member of UC Board of Regents, 1954-68; assumed a leadership role alongside her husband during the restructuring of the Times-Mirror Corporation, 1950s-60s; spearheaded the fundraising drive to establish the LA Music Center, 1954-64; honorary life chair, LA Philharmonic Assoc.; recipient of numerous honorary degrees; died July 6, 1997.

From the description of Papers, 1942-1980. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060772

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Dorothy Buffum Chandler was born in Lafayette, Illinois, on May 19, 1901; her parents moved to Long Beach, California, when she was one year old and her father opened a store, the forerunner of Buffum's department store chain; attended Stanford, 1919-22; married Norman Chandler, son of Los Angeles Times owner Harry Chandler, in 1922; member of UC Board of Regents, 1954-68; assumed a leadership role alongside her husband during the restructuring of the Times-Mirror Corporation, 1950s-60s; spearheaded the fundraising drive to establish the Los Angeles Music Center, 1954-64; honorary life chair, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; recipient of numerous honorary degrees; died July 6, 1997.

From the guide to the Dorothy Chandler Papers, 1942-1980, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Dorothy Chandler Papers, 1942-1980 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Chandler, Dorothy, 1901-1997. Papers, 1942-1980. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Cooper mss. II, ca. 1905-1985 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Chandler, Dorothy Buffam [clippings]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooper, Kent, 1880-1965 person
associatedWith Hollywood Bowl Association (Los Angeles, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Music Center of Los Angeles County. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern California Symphony Association (Los Angeles, Calif.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Los Angeles
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Women civic leaders
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Women civic leaders
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Birth 1901-05-19

Death 1997-07-06

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