New Finding Aids Posted Online

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Edgar Jacob Fisher papers, 1888–1933
Fisher, a U.S, educator, was dean of Robert College in Constantinople for two periods from 1917 to 1934. His papers, which include correspondence, reports, printed matter, and essays by students, relate to Robert College and other U.S. schools in Turkey and elsewhere in the Near East, social and political conditions in Turkey, and ethnic minorities in Turkey.

Eric Hass papers, 1899–1980
Eric Hass was a longtime leader of the Socialist Labor Party (SLP). He figured significantly in SLP activities as editor of the Weekly People for thirty years and as a four-time presidential candidate. In the 1970s he became increasingly involved in advocacy for older persons. His correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, printed matter, and photographs relate to the SLP and the social problems of aging.

House Republican Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare reports, 1989–94
This task force was a unit of the House Republican Conference's Research Committee. Its reports concern global implications of terrorist activities, guerrilla operations, and regional conflicts throughout the world. Most were written by Yossef Bodansky, who was the director of the task force from 1988 to 2004.

Richard P. Nathan papers, 1957–79
The Nathan papers relate to U.S. politics, intergovernmental relations, and domestic policy, particularly welfare and revenue-sharing programs, during the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, and photographs. Nathan held appointments with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Nixon administration.

U.S. Wartime Civil Control Administration miscellaneous records, 1942–43
These memoranda, orders, manuals, and maps relate to the evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II. The Wartime Civil Control Administration, part of the U.S. Army's Western Defense Command, supervised evacuation operations and the assembly centers to which the evacuees were first removed. The evacuees were then moved to relocation centers maintained by the War Relocation Authority.

Benjamin C. Willis papers, 1921–82
The papers of this U.S. educator relate to public education in Chicago, where Willis was superintendent of schools from 1953 to 1966. They contain meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, sound recordings, and motion picture film.

John Leonard Yingst papers, 1941–45
Yingst was a U.S. pilot who served in the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II. His flight logbooks, service records, and photographs document the airplane ferrying operations of the ATA.