Donald Kalish (December 4, 1919-June 8, 2000) was UCLA professor of philosophy and indefatigable critic of U.S. foreign policy
in countries from Southeast Asia to Central America. The collection consists of philosophy course materials, correspondence
and scrapbooks that contain detailed information on: University Committee on Vietnam, Peace Action Council, Vietnam War protests,
firing and retention of Angela Davis, Concerned Faculty of UCLA.
Donald Kalish was born Dec. 4, 1919 in Chicago, IL; BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1943; MA University of California,
Berkeley, 1945; Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor
of philosophy, UCLA, 1949-1990; chairman, UCLA Dept. of Philosophy, 1964-1970; helped create UCLA program in logic and semantics;
founder Concerned Faculty of UCLA; member University Committee on Vietnam; vice chairman Peace Action Council, Los Angeles;
hired Angela Davis to faculty of UCLA Dept. of Philosophy, 1969; protested Sept. 1969 firing of Davis by University of California
Board of Regents; died June 8, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA.
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