Collection of Kenneth Hahn, circa 1945-1993.

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Collection of Kenneth Hahn, circa 1945-1993.

The collection is the administrative, political, and personal papers of LA County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn. It includes papers from his term on the LA City Council and his various campaigns for office covering the period of about 1945 to 1993, with major emphasis on his tenure as Supervisor, from 1953 to 1993. It contains correspondence, reports, drafts of legislation, internal memoranda, photographs, audiotapes, maps, motion pictures, videotape and campaign ephemera. The following list of subjects is incomplete (please see the collection finding aid for a complete list of subjects covered in the papers): Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Robert F. Kennedy's assassination and the case against Sirhan Sirhan, LA County Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, the investigation into Marilyn Monroe's death, California law and legislation, courts, crime, city planning, health services and mental health, the Human Relations Commission, race relations, social services, military and veterans affairs, museums, public works, the Sheriff's Department, education, schools and universities, earthquake issues, parks, urban affairs, the Los Angeles International Airport, professional sports in LA (including the Dodgers baseball team, their move to LA and the construction of their stadium), the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, the LA Memorial Sports Arena, drugs and narcotics, freeways, California government, United States government, water supply, air pollution, public transportation and the County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Watts riots, the riots in 1992 after the Rodney King decision, labor issues, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital, as well as Culver City, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, and Torrance, California. The following list of participants is incomplete (please see the collection finding aid for a complete list of participants in the papers): Fletcher Bowron, Tom Bradley, Edmund G. Brown, Jerry Brown, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Alan Cranston, George Deukmejian, Bob Dole, Ed Edelman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Clair Engle, Gerald Ford, Daryl Gates, J. Paul Getty, James K. Hahn, Augustus F. Hawkins, Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson, Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Walter Mondale, Stanley Mosk, Ralph Nader, Walter F. O'Malley, Ronald Reagan, Norman Schwarzkopf, John Van de Kamp, Earl Warren, Sam Yorty, California's District Attorney, Grand Jury, Legislature and Superior Court, the County Public Library, and the following Los Angeles County offices: Air Pollution Control District, Board of Supervisors, Commission on Human Relations, County Counsel, Dept. of Health Services, Dept. of Public Social Services, Dept. of Public Works, Dept. of Urban Affairs, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Commission, Office of Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner and the Los Angeles County Earthquake Commission.

1,086 boxes : plus 22 scrapbooks and 42 cartons.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8120457

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Los Angeles County Earthquake Commission

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Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996

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O'Malley, Walter F. (Walter Frank), 1903-1979

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Engle, Clair, 1911-1964

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Los Angeles County (Calif.). Commission on Human Relations

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Olympic Games 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.)

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Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976

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