Finding Aid for the Paul Albert Dodd Papers, 1955-1965

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Albert Dodd Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1955-1965
Collection number: 541
Creator: Dodd, Paul Albert, 1902-
Extent: 110 boxes (55 linear ft.)
Abstract: Paul Albert Dodd (1902-1992) was a professor of economics (1932-61), director of the Institute of Industrial Relations (1945-47), dean of the College of Letters and Science (1946-61), acting vice chancellor (1959-60), and professor emeritus (1961) at UCLA. He also served as president of San Francisco State University (1962-66), was a member of the Governor's Committee on Health Insurance (1939-40), and an arbitrator in various industrial disputes. During World War II, he served on the National War Labor Board, and as chair of the President's Emergency Railway Labor Board. Boxes 1-71 of the collection include correspondence, reports, and printed materials relating to Dr. Paul Dodd's career at the University of California.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1-71. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Albert Dodd Papers (Collection 541). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232948 


Dodd was born on July 26, 1902 in Greenwood, Missouri; AB, Park College, 1924; Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, 1932; LLD, Park College, 1950; instructor, University of Pennsylvania, 1927-28; associate, UCLA, 1928-30; Harrison Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1930-31; assistant professor of economics (1932-38), associate professor (1939-45), director, Institute of Industrial Relations (1945-47), professor (1945-61), dean, College of Letters and Science (1946-61), acting vice chancellor (1959-60), and in 1961 professor emeritus, UCLA; president, San Francisco State University (1962-66); member, Governor's Committee on Health Insurance, 1939-40; arbitrator in various industrial disputes; during World War II, served on the National War Labor Board, and as chair of the President's Emergency Railway Labor Board; published works include Financial policies in the aviation industry (1933) and (with E.F. Penrose) Economic aspects of medical services (1939); he died on August 22, 1992 in Boulder, Colorado.

Scope and Content

Boxes 1-71 of the collection include correspondence, reports, and printed materials relating to Dr. Paul Dodd's career at the University of California. Includes files relating to his Academic Senate Committee activities while at UCLA in the 1950s, a faculty salary survey for UC, the President's Office of San Francisco State, 1962-63, the Academic Senate Committee on Retirement in the 1950s, and the Ford Faculty Fellowship Committee, 1950-54.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Dodd, Paul Albert, 1902- --Archives.
Economics teachers--California--Archival resources.

Items Removed from Collection

Files on the University of California Loyalty oath have been transferred to University Archives Loyalty oath file - Paul Dodd files.   These consist of 3 document boxes and 1 scrapbook of clippings.

Related Material

Patient persuader [oral history transcript] / Paul A. Dodd, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1985. Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Boxes 1-6

Materials re a national survey of university professor salaries.

Boxes 7-8

Materials re the University of California retirement and pension plans.

Boxes 9-10

Plans for the reorganization of San Francisco State College.

Box 11

Printed materials re the Scandinavian countries - mostly health services.

Box 12

Dodd's file on the Department of Labor Advisory Commission.

Physical Description: (4 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Some miscellaneous material regarding the University of California, etc.
Box 13


Box 14

Paul Dodd.

Boxes 15-16

Pacific Electric (no.1-2).

Boxes 17-19

Brotherhood of Trainmen (no.1-3).

Box 20


Box 21


Box 22

Retail Grocery Clerks.

Boxes 23-24

Stereotypes (no.1-2).

Box 25

Railway Conductors and Trainmen.

Box 26

War Labor Board Cases. 1943-1944

Boxes 27-30

IIR H. Melinkow - National Labor Board (no.1-4).

Boxes 31-33

Benjamin Aaron - National Labor Board (no.1-3).

Boxes 34-35

Aaron disputes (no.1-2).

Boxes 36-38

Douglass Aircraft (no.1-3).

Box 39

Aircraft Industry (no.1).

Boxes 40-41

Hotels (no.1-2).

Boxes 42-44

IIR Printing & Securities - local (no.1-3).

Boxes 45-47

ITASC (no.1-3).

Boxes 48-51

IIR local files (no.1-4).

Boxes 52-55

IIR (no.1-4).

Boxes 56-62

IIR Hotel Industry (no.1-7).

Box 63

Aaron - air industry.

Box 64

National Airframe Panel / War Labor Board - IIR.

Box 65

Aircraft Parts Assembly.

Box 65

Office of Economic Analysis.

Box 65

House & Senate Banking.

Box 65

House Education.

Box 65


Box 66

National Airframe Panel.

Box 66

War Labor Board IIR.

Box 67


Box 67

Dickson Amendment.

Box 67


Box 67

NBC union contracts.

Boxes 67-71


Box 68

Chemicals & Allied Products.

Box 68


Box 68

Wright Aeronautics.

Box 68

American Chain & Cable.

Box 68

American Chemical.

Box 68

Todd Shipyards.

Box 68

U.S. Smelting.

Boxes 69, 71

San Francisco Hotels.

Box 71

National Airframe Board.


Boxes 72-110 are unprocessed.