About the Collection
Catholicism in Los Angeles offers a unique look into Los Angeles history and its rich Roman Catholic roots. Focusing on the themes of education and social justice, and include texts and photographs related to reformers and reform movements, and influential early families. Materials from the Workman Family Papers and the Dockweiler Family Papers were digitized, including those detailing the life of social activist Mary Julia Workman and her contributions to education in Los Angeles. The Dockweiler family is a Roman Catholic family long distinguished in Los Angeles civic, legal, and social life.