New and Updated Finding Aids Posted Online

Friday, November 9, 2007

Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Czechoslovak independent publications collection, 1969–1990 (updated)

This printed matter, published by underground and uncensored presses in Czechoslovakia, relates to political and cultural conditions there.

Kenneth Hugh De Courcy papers, 1934–1991

The microfilmed correspondence, legal documents, and other material in this collection describe the business affairs of and legal proceedings against British financier and publisher Kenneth Hugh De Courcy. Among the subjects covered are world politics, British foreign policy, espionage in Great Britain, activities of the Imperial Policy Group, and political views of the duke of Windsor.

Allan Drury papers, 1890–1995 (updated)

The writings and other papers of Pulitzer Prize–winning author Allen Drury relate to the novel-like treatment of twentieth-century U.S. politics by news correspondents.

Bonner Frank Fellers papers and incremental materials, 1904–1997

The career of Bonner Frank Fellers, ranging from his numerous U. S. Army postings to his subsequent civilian career as a political lobbyist and opinion maker, is described in two finding aids, one for material acquired in 1970 and a second for material added in 2003. Fellers studied psychological warfare in relation to the U.S. war effort against the Japanese during World War II, served as an administrator in occupied Japan, and then became involved with conservative political organizations in the United States, particularly the Citizens Foreign Aid Committee.

Sheldon H. Harris papers, 1942–2002

Historian Sheldon Harris exposed Japan's war crimes against humanity, particularly those committed in China from 1931 to 1945. The papers include correspondence, copies of government documents, and audiovisual material relating chiefly to biological warfare. An acknowledgment of Japan's experiments with biological weapons and their use against the Chinese people came from a Japanese court shortly before Harris's death in 2002.

Fred M. Hechinger papers, 1937–1991 (updated)

The papers of American journalist and author Fred M. Hechinger relate to education in the United States.

W. H. (William Harold) Hutt papers, 1925–1989

The papers of this South African economist relate to laissez-faire economic theory as well as economic conditions and race relations in South Africa.

George Caputineanu Minden papers, 1943–2006

As chief of the Romanian desk of Free Europe Press and president of the International Literary Center, Minden assembled these reports, lists, and letters relating to book distribution in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe sponsored by the U.S. government.

The Militant photographic collection, circa 1900–2000

Collected by The Militant, a newspaper associated with the Communist League of America and its successor, the Socialist Workers Party, these photographs depict activities of antiwar, civil rights, labor, racial justice, women's rights, and other protest movements in the United States and other countries, primarily from the 1960s through the 1990s. Many photographs from Cuba and Nicaragua are included.

Robert D. Murphy papers and incremental materials, 1898–2000

U.S. diplomat Robert D. Murphy's papers focus on Allied diplomacy during World War II (especially before the invasion of French North Africa), wartime and postwar diplomatic conferences, administration of occupied Germany, and postwar U.S. foreign relations. They were acquired in two parts, the bulk in 1978 and a large increment in 2003.