New Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, July 14, 2011
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Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Channel Islands collection, 1940–98
This collection of diaries, letters, printed matter, and videotapes relates to life on the Channel Islands under German occupation during World War II. The materials were collected by C. C. Kohler, an antiquarian bookseller from Dorking, England.

Half a Century of Communist Cadre Training Records, 1966–72
Held at the University of South Carolina in 1969, this academic conference focused on international Communist Party cadre selection and leadership training. The collection contains transcripts of proceedings, conference papers, and other material.

U.S. Office of Strategic Services, Special Operations Branch, Western Europe Section reports, 1944–45
The agents of this unit of the Office of Strategic Services conducted undercover operations, primarily in German-occupied France, during World War II. The reports describe their activities, including sabotage and liaison with the resistance.

William W. Brickman papers, 1928–86
Brickman was a pioneer in the field of comparative education in the United States. His writings, research materials, and correspondence relate to the history and philosophy of education, education in various countries, Jewish education, and Jewish history. The collection also includes photocopies of the correspondence of William C. Bagley, a prominent educational theorist.

Richard P. Nathan papers, 1957–79
The correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs in this collection relate to US politics and intergovernmental relations and to domestic policy, particularly welfare and revenue-sharing programs, during the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. Nathan served under Nixon as assistant director of the Office of Management and Budget and deputy undersecretary of health, education, and welfare.