The Jack and Bonita Granville Wrather Papers consist of textual and non-textual materials dating from the period 1890 to 1990. They document the considerable careers of Jack (1918-1984) and Bonita Granville Wrather (1923-1988) in the areas of entertainment, business, and politics.
Scope and Content of collection This collection documents the career of Kenneth V. Thimann, particularly his extensive publishing activity and professional involvement in the scientific community. The largest portion of the collection comprises alphabetical subject files that reflect his activity within national and international scientific organizations during the 1950s-1970s, such as the National Academy of Sciences. Materials in the collection also document Thimann's editorial work for a number of journals, his laboratory research at the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the University of California Santa Cruz, as well as his role as provost of Crown College at UCSC. A small amount of personal and biographical material is also included.
This collection consists of the personal papers of Margaret Tante Burk, author, and long-time publicist and champion of Los Angeles' famed Ambassador Hotel. Besides these notable accomplishments, Margaret Tante Burke served as the first female vice-president of a financial institution in Los Angeles and the first female president of the Wilshire Chamber of Commerce. In addition Margaret Tante Burk was co-founder of the literary forum, the Round Table West. The Burk Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, flyers, brouchures, postcards, memoranda, and ephemera.