Finding Aid for the Emanuel Levin Collection of Bonus Army Materials, 1933-1934

Processed by Saundra Taylor; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Emanuel Levin Collection of Bonus Army Materials, 1933-1934

Collection number: 1087

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Saundra Taylor, March 1970
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong, March 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Emanuel Levin Collection of Bonus Army Materials,
Date (inclusive): 1933-1934
Collection number: 1087
Creator: Levin, Emanuel, d. 1956
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: In 1932 about 15,000 unemployed veterans known as the Bonus Army conducted regular marches to Congress, petitioning for immediate payment of certificates owed them by the federal government. Emanuel Levin was one of the leaders. After President Hoover authorized transportation loans, many of the veterans left, but 5000 remained and rioted. The President ordered the demonstrators driven out of the city, and army troops led by General Douglas MacArthur forced them back. Congress appropriated monies to send the men home, but only on January 24, 1936 did Congress finally pass a bill authorizing the immediate payment of the certificates. This collection consists of clippings and ephemera relating to the activities of Emanuel Levin. Includes a complete file of Vet Rank and File (May 1934), edited by Levin.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Emanuel Levin Collection of Bonus Army Materials (Collection 1087). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

History

In May 1932 a group of 15,000 unemployed veterans known as the Bonus Army converged on Washington, D.C. from their nearby camps in Anacosta Flats, and conducted regular marches to Congress, petitioning for immediate payment of certificates owed them by the federal government. Emanuel Levin was one of the Army's leaders. After President Hoover authorized transportation loans, many of the veterans left, but 5000 remained and rioted. The President ordered the demonstrators driven out of the city, and army troops led by General Douglas MacArthur forced them back to their tents. One veteran was shot to death and several others wounded. Congress appropriated monies to send the men home, but only on January 24, 1936 did Congress finally pass a bill authorizing the immediate payment of the certificates.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of clippings and ephemera relating to the activities of Bonus Army leader Emanuel Levin. Includes a complete file of Vet Rank and File (May 1934), edited by Levin.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Levin, Emanuel, d. 1956--Archives.
Bonus Expeditionary Forces.
Retired military personnel--United States--Archival resources.

Related Material

Pelham David Glassford Collection (Collection 679). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Bonus Army Collection, 1933-1934

Creator/Collector: Levin, Emanuel, d.1956, collector
Physical Description: (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of clippings, ephemera, etc. relating to the activities of Bonus Army leader Emanuel Levin. Included is a complete file of Vet Rank and File, (May 1934) edited by Levin.