New Finding Aids Posted Online

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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

Alexander F. Edouart papers, 1904–48
Edouart, an American photographer for the U.S. Army and American Red Cross, documented war scenes and social conditions in France during World War I and conditions in Germany and the Balkans at the end of the war. In addition to photographs, the collection contains writings and press summaries relating to the motion picture industry.

Ruth Ricci Eltse papers, 1935–42
The correspondence, writings, and photographs in this collection relate to the Italo-Ethiopian War, the Italian colonization of Libya, and Italian relations in North and East Africa. They were created by Eltse when she worked as an American volunteer nurse, photographer, and journalist in North Africa in the 1930s. An album of photographs of Benito Mussolini is included.

Leon Gouré papers, 1919–2007
The papers of Gouré, an American Sovietologist at the Rand Corporation and the Science Applications International Corporation, concern Soviet defenses and military policy, especially civil defense measures, and nuclear warfare strategy. A variety of writings, reports, and other printed matter is included.

Vitaliĭ Leonidovich Kataev papers, 1966–99
The papers of this Russian engineer, Soviet defense industry official, and adviser to President Mikhail Gorbachev consist of paper-based and electronic reports, memoranda, correspondence, diaries, notes, meeting and conference materials, and sound recordings. They concern Soviet military policy, the Soviet defense industry, Soviet nuclear weapons, and Soviet participation in arms limitation negotiations.

Robert L. Bartley papers, 1928–2003
Bartley, an American journalist, served as editor of the Wall Street Journal from 1979 to 2002. His papers concern political and economic conditions in the United States, international relations, international economic conditions, and the publication of the Journal. The collection also includes correspondence, writings, and printed matter.

Council for Basic Education records, 1956–2004
The records of this private, nonprofit American organization for the promotion of education relate to education in the United States. The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, and printed matter.