Library Special Collections Blog
The following collections were recently processed, and are now open for research.
Hans H. Baerwald Papers (Collection 531). Hans Baerwald was a UCLA professor emeritus and internationally renowned scholar of Japanese politics. The collection consists of correspondence, Baerwald's master publication file, lecture notes, professional organization and conference files and research files on subjects such as the purge, the Lockheed case, elections, the Economic Bubble, occupation policy, the Diet, Japanese Prime Ministers and the Showa Emperor.
Everett Claire Olson Papers (Collection 583). Dr. Everett C. Olson, a zoologist, paleontologist and geologist, began his long-term field program in the American Southwest, studying Permian vertebrate fossils during the 1930s while working within the University of Chicago's Department of Geology. In 1969, Olson joined the UCLA faculty where he taught zoology and later served as chair of UCLA's Department of Biology. The collection includes research documents such as field notes, geological maps, photographs, negatives, slides, drawings, and figures, as well as correspondence, conference materials, publications collected by and authored by Olson, lectures written by Olson, and presentation materials.
Daniel M. Popper Papers (Collection 584). Daniel M. Popper joined the new astronomy department at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1947 as its first stellar astronomer. At UCLA, Popper became a full professor in 1955, chaired the department from 1951-1957 and 1959-1963, and retired as professor emeritus and research astronomer in 1978. The collection includes research files, the UCLA Astronomy Department's administrative documents, information on Popper's courses, correspondence, and publications.
Ruth St. Denis Papers (Collection 1031). Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) was a modern dance pioneer who combined spirituality and dance. Throughout her career, St. Denis’s dances were greatly influenced by eastern culture and religion. In the later years of her career, Christian themes were also explored and depicted in her works. Her papers include handwritten journals, personal and professional correspondence, essays, poems, lectures, choreographic notes, musical scores, dance programs and ephemera, photographic prints, reel-to-reel audio recordings, books from her personal library, and business materials. The collection spans the majority of her life, though the bulk of collection derives from the 1920s to her death in 1968.
Omar Suttles Papers (Collection 1292). Omar Suttles (1893-1980) was the founder of the Airfloat Coach Manufacturing Company and manufactured one of the earliest travel trailers built specifically for recreation. He co-founded the Trailer Coach Association (TCA), presently known as Manufactured Housing Institute, and wrote a long-running column for Trailer Life magazine. The collection consists primarily of Suttles' scrapbooks, photographs, reminiscences, correspondence, memorabilia, brochures, and other printed materials, ranging from approximately 1927 to 1981, with Suttles posthumously receiving correspondence and honorary mentions in serials.
Blood Relatives and Tomorrow Never Comes motion picture scripts and publicity material (Collection 1354). Blood Relatives (1977) and Tomorrow Never Comes (1978) are two feature films produced by Michael Klinger and Julian Melzack. The collection consists of publicity and script material representing the two films.
Barbara Morgan Wight Gallery Collection (Collection 1872). The collection includes 143 mounted photographs, 137 of which were taken by Barbara Morgan and 6 by her husband, Willard D. Morgan. The photographs include images of dancers, nature, Camp Treetops, a Southwest series, New York cityscapes, and a junkyard series.
Leon Knopoff Papers (Collection 1876). The papers document the professional and research career seismologist, geophysicist, and UCLA Professor Leon Knopoff (b.1925-d.2011). Knopoff was known for his range of theoretical advances including a framework for the "double couple" model of an earthquake. The papers include: correspondence, files documenting Knopoff's research projects, files generated by Knopoff as director of the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (1972-1986); laboratory notebooks, speeches, and lectures. Additionally, the collection documents Knopoff's correspondence, research, and teaching as a musician and musicologist.
Frank La Tourette Papers (Collection 1927). Frank D. La Tourette was a television writer, producer, director, and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles whose career spanned the 1940s to the 1980s. The collection consists of printed materials such as clippings and publications, correspondence, and writings by La Tourette.
Max Weinberg Papers (Collection 1932). Max Weinberg was a writer and producer of motion picture trailers. The collection includes Weinberg's files which may contain one or more of the following: business correspondence and memos, film trailer scripts, radio and television spot scripts, production notes and a small amount of screenplays, promotional material, photographs, reports, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
Harold Leonard Motion Picture Research Files (Collection 1933). Harold Leonard was a critic and film historian. The collection consists of Leonard's research files dealing mainly with critical and historical aspects of motion pictures.
Degania Golove Papers (Collection 1984). Degania Golove is an activist and historian primarily focusing on lesbian history. This collection contains her collection of course syllabi for courses on Women's Studies, Lesbian Studies and Feminist Studies.
Margreit Kiers and Kenna Hicks Papers (Collection 1985). This collection is centered around the activist activities and collecting habits of Margriet Kiers and Kenna Hicks. They were both heavily involved with several local Santa Barbara activist organizations as well as several national gay, lesbian and feminist organizations. They also kept abreast of national lesbian issues through a large collection of periodicals which are represented here.
Sophia Corleone Papers (Collection 1988). Sophia Corleone organized, along with co-coordinator Gail Suber, the Lesbian Writers Series of readings at A Different Light Bookstore in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. This collection contains materials relevant to the planning of the series as well as her own personal research materials and flyers and newsletters related to community organizations and events.
Sylvia Dobson Papers (Collection 1989). Sylvia Dobson was a schoolteacher and a close friend of the modernist and imagist poet Hilda Doolittle. This collection contains their correspondence as well as some research materials concerning Hilda Doolittle.
Martha Foster Papers (Collection 1990). Martha Foster was a lesbian poet and fiction writer who lived in Los Angeles, California. This collection includes correspondence, photographs and manuscripts.
Tom Sturak Collection on Horace McCoy (Collection 1995). Tom Sturak was an English Department doctoral candidate and, later, professor at UCLA, whose dissertation on the life and work of ‘hardboiled’ fiction author Horace McCoy was published in 1966. This collection encompasses the materials collected by Sturak for his research, as well as his correspondence, drafts, and a completed copy of his dissertation. Collected materials include McCoy’s manuscripts, published articles, screenplays, personal and professional correspondence, and personal records and ephemera. They focus primarily on Horace McCoy’s work as a screenwriter and novelist while living in Los Angeles.
Barbara Macdonald Papers (Collection 2159). Barbara Macdonald was a social worker, lesbian feminist activist and ageism activist. Her collection includes notes and drafts of writings and talks both published and unpublished by her.
Angela Brinskele Photographs (Collection 2158). Angela Brinskele is a professional lesbian and has been Director of Communications of the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives for the past five years. Angela is a professional photographer who worked for The Lesbian News for several years and has been documenting the LGBT community for more than twenty- five years with a special emphasis on Lesbians in Southern California. This collection contains photographs covering gay and lesbian cultural and pride events from 1986 through 2008.
Roma Guy Papers (Collection 2160). Roma Guy is a lifelong activist based in San Francisco working for health education, an end to homelessness and lesbian feminist politics. This collection contains writings and materials collected by Roma Guy during her work and activist activities.
Pat Denslow Papers (Collection 2163). Pat Denslow was a lesbian activist and organizer. She worked heavily with both the Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) as well as Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC). This collection includes interviews, drafts and the final product of the project Elderbond by Pat Denslow and members of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) including Barbara Macdonald.
Betsy Calloway Papers (Collection 2164). This collection contains some personal correspondence from Betsy Calloway but the majority of the material focuses on her graphic design and printing business, Maud Gonne Press. Examples of the work, correspondence between clients and catalogs of comparable services serving the lesbian feminist community are contained.
Francesca Roccaforte Papers (Collection 2165). Francesca Roccaforte is a photographer and teacher living in San Francisco, California. This collection contains photographic prints from several of her projects ranging from documenting horse races to Italian historical sites.
Sandy Dwyer Papers (Collection 2166). Sandy Dwyer is a lesbian activist, playwright and journalist living and working in Los Angeles, California. This collection represents materials used by and produced by Sandy Dwyer in the course of her life. The bulk are scripts and promotional materials.
Ardella Tibby Papers (Collection 2167). Ardy Tibby is a lesbian feminist activist and organizer as well as an entertainer and author. Her collection focuses on her personal life and connections during her life in California and Phoenix, Arizona.
Elizabeth Gould Davis Papers (Collection 2169). Elizabeth Gould Davis was an American lesbian librarian and author who wrote the feminist text The First Sex. Her unpublished follow up manuscript for The Female Principle is contained within this collection.
Mildred Berryman Papers (Collection 2170). Mildred Berryman was a researcher, writer, photographer, and stenographer in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas. As a lesbian member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, she did research concerning lesbian and gay communities in Salt Lake City, Utah. This collection contains her research.
Dee Caruso Papers (Collection 2174). Dee Caruso has written for film and television. The collection consists of files related to Caruso's career, representing projects such as Get Smart, and The World's Greatest Athlete, among others.
Margaret Cammermeyer Papers (Collection 2186). Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was born in 1942 in Oslo, Norway. Her career as nurse in the military included distinguished service in Vietnam, work for the Veteran’s Administration, and a position as Chief Nurse of the Washington National Guard. As a result of her statement in an interview for top security clearance that she was a lesbian, she was separated from the military in 1992. She successfully challenged her discharge and the military’s regulations that mandated that lesbians and gay men be separated from the service. This experience, documented in her memoir, Serving in Silence, inspired her to become involved in LGBT activism and politics. The papers contain her personal, professional, and activist materials including correspondence, legal documents, photographs, videotapes, ephemera and other materials. The majority of the material relates to her successful challenge in the courts of both her discharge and the military’s regulations that mandated that lesbians and gay men be separated from the service between 1992 and 1997.
Renee Cote Papers (Collection 2197). Renee Cote was a psychotherapist and lesbian activist. This collection includes the thesis for her Master's Degree as well as additional publications.
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