PATTERSON, Ellis Ellwood, 1897-1985


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Oral History: 1962, 291 pages.
A duplicate transcript of the interview conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles.

Oral History: In the Fifty years after EPIC [sound recording], 1984, 25 sound cassettes and 1 folder.
Persons represented include Ellis Patterson.


University of California, Los Angeles
Oral History Program
Los Angeles, CA
Oral History: 1952, 291 pages.
The oral history interview of Ellis E. Patterson by Elizabeth I. Dixon is titled: Reflections of a California liberal oral history transcript. The interview includes comments on Ellis Patterson’s political career as a California state assemblyman, 1933-39; as lieutenant governor in the Olson administration, 1939-43; and as a U.S. Congressman, 1945-47. Other topics discussed include the Republican and Democratic parties in the state, political philosophy, a business venture in Latin America, and uranium mining ventures. Ellis Patterson also discusses his career in California politics and his experiences as a private shipper in Central and South America.


University of Pennsylvania
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1946-1947, 4 items.
The papers include1 item from Harvey and Brown to Alma Mahler; a carbon copy of 1 item from Ellis Patterson to Ruth Shipley; and 1 item from Manning Post to Ellis Patterson. The item from Harvey and Brown thanks Alma Mahler for a contribution to Patterson’s senate campaign. Ellis Patterson wrote to Ruth Shipley in order to expedite Alma Mahler’s application for a passport, at the time that she was planning her postwar trip to Vienna. Two items reflect that Alma Mahler was engaged to Ellis Patterson as an attorney; 1 of these involves the story, “The Love and Hatred of Zora Pasha,” by Franz Werfel and Friedrich Torberg.