New Finding Aids Posted Online

Monday, July 28, 2008

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

Robert L. Capp papers, 1923–98

The photographs and other material in this collection relate to the U.S. occupation of Japan and the effects of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. Photographs of victims of the Kanto (Tokyo) earthquake of 1923 are also included. Capp was part of the U.S. occupation forces in Japan in 1945.

Commonwealth Club of California records, 1903–2003

The records of the Commonwealth Club, a private, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the study of public affairs, concern public issues from the local to the international level. Among the records are sound recordings, minutes, correspondence, reports, and printed matter.

Artur Dinter papers, 1895–1945

Dinter's diaries, correspondence, and other materials concern the life and career of this anti-Semitic writer and ideologue who was a follower of Adolf Hitler. They also relate to the Nazi and völkisch movements in Germany during the 1920s.

Free to Choose records, 1977–85

The television series Free to Choose, featuring Milton Friedman, dealt with laissez-faire economics. This collection of film, videotape, and textual files concerns the production of the television series.

Corinne Lathrop Gilb papers, 1945–2005

Gilb's wide-ranging career included[?] directing the Regional Cultural (Oral) History Project at the University of California at Berkeley and serving as planning director for the city of Detroit under Mayor Coleman Young. Her papers, which include correspondence, writings, and teaching materials, relate to political science, interdisciplinary approaches to American and world history, the history of law, urban history, the history of automobile and high-technology industries, and city planning in Detroit.

Ronald MacArthur Hirst papers, 1939–2004

These papers were assembled by Hirst, a World War II veteran who later worked in military intelligence for the U.S. Air Force, over the course of several decades of research on World War II and the cold war. The writings, correspondence, and printed matter relate to the Battle of Stalingrad, the Allied landing at Normandy on D-day, U.S. aerial operations, the Berlin Airlift of 1948–49, and other topics.

N. A. (Nestor Apollonovich) Lakoba papers, 1915–39

The papers of this party and government official document the administration of Abkhaziia, Georgia, as well as the Soviet Union.

William Loren McGonagle papers, 1947–99

As commanding officer of the technical research ship USS Liberty when it was attacked by the Israeli air and naval forces on June 8, 1967, McGonagle's papers focus on that incident and its aftermath. In addition to textual materials, numerous photographs document the destruction caused by the attack.

Queen Olga photographic collection, 1900–1916

Two photograph albums comprise this collection. One depicts Grand Duchess Mariia Georgievna, daughter of King George I and Queen Olga of Greece and wife of Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich of Russia, in various European resorts from 1900 to 1904. The second shows Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich and other members of the Russian Imperial family on visits to the European and Caucasian fronts during World War I.

Patty Ratliff photographs, circa 1945–70

These photographs and printed matter were collected by Ratliff to document political, social, and economic conditions in the Soviet Union.

Lucien J. Rode photographs, 1918–19

As an official photographer stationed at the headquarters of General John J. Pershing in Chaumont, France, Rode's photographs depict Pershing, scenes at his headquarters, and activities of U.S. troops elsewhere in France during World War I.

Frederick M. Sammis Jr. collection, 1939–45

These photographs, collected by Sammis, depict the European Theater during World War II, including the German occupation of Memel, the Polish campaign, the Russo-Finnish war, the German air and rocket offensive against Great Britain, and naval warfare in the Atlantic. Other areas covered are Allied forces in combat; effects of the war on lives and property in Britain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany; and the liberation of German concentration camps and of Allied and German prisoners of war. Also included are images of various Allied and German military and political leaders.