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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carey McWilliams Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1940
    Collection number: 1243
    Creator: McWilliams, Carey, 1905-
    Extent: 33 boxes (16.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Carey McWilliams (1905-80) was an attorney with the firm, Black, Hammack and McWilliams in Los Angeles (1927-38), chief of the Division of Immigration and Housing for the State of California (1938-42). McWilliams later worked for The Nation (1945-75). He also wrote numerous books on race and migrant labor issues. The collection consists of research materials, including correspondence, reports, and clippings about migrant farm labor in California and the problems of Mexican Americans.
    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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, 1952.
    The papers form part of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Carey McWilliams Papers (Collection 1243). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233393 

    Biography

    Carey McWilliams was born December 13, 1905 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; JD, University of Southern California; attorney, Black, Hammack & McWilliams, Los Angeles, 1927-38; chief of Division of Immigration and Housing, State of California, 1938-42; contributing editor, associate editor, and editorial director, The Nation, 1945-55; editor, The Nation, 1955-1975; some of his books include: Ambrose Bierce, a Biography (1929), Factories in the Field: the Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California (1939), Ill Fares the Land: Migrants and Migratory Labor in the United States (1942), Brothers Under the Skin (1943); Prejudice: Japanese-Americans, Symbol of Racial Intolerance (1944), Southern California Country: an Island on the Land (1946), A Mask for Privilege: Anti-Semitism in America (1948), The Education of Carey McWilliams (1979); died June 27, 1980 in New York, New York.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of research materials, including correspondence, reports, and clippings about migrant farm labor in California and the problems of Mexican Americans.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Collection is arranged alphabetically by topic.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    McWilliams, Carey, 1905- --Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers--California.

    Items Removed from Collection

    Note

    The cataloged books in the Carey McWilliams Card Files Collection (1243) refer to items cataloged in the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Library Collection of Books. This is another numbered collection, with books individually cataloged by the Foundation's system. These have been boxed and reside in SRLF.
    • Economic nationalism in Latin America, by Richard F. Behrendt. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico.
      Date: 1941.
      (Call no. HC/161/B419).
    • Employers' liability and workmen's compensation in Arizona, by Victor DeWitt Brannon. Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona [
      Date: 1934
      ]. (Call no. HD/7816/U7A6/1934a).
    • The white scourge, by Edward E. Davis. San Antonio, Texas, The Naylor Company, 1940. (Call no. PZ/3/D2921wh).
    • Demographic and bodily changes in descendants of Mexican immigrants, with comparable data on parents and children in Mexico, by Marcus S. Goldstein. Austin, Texas. Institute of Latin-American studies, University of Texas.
      Date: 1943.
      (Call no. GN/58/U5G6).
    • A place to play in; a survey of youth needs in the southwestern area of Pontiac, Michigan, by Norman Daymond Humphrey. Pontiac southwest community center.
      Date: 1946.
      (Call no. [?]Q/796/P).
    • Report and recommendations. Interdepartmental Rio Grande Committee. Washington, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
      Date: 1937.
      (Call no. HD/1694/A4i).
    • Mexican war workers in the United States; the Mexico-United States manpower recruiting program and its operation, by Robert C. Jones. Washington, Pan American Union, Division of Labor and Social Information.
      Date: 1945.
      (Call no. HD/8081/M6J6).
    • Spanish-speaking children in Texas, by Wilson Little. Austin, University of Texas Press.
      Date: 1944.
      (Call no. F/786/L).
    • Child labor in agriculture and farm life in the Arkansas Valley of Colorado; based upon studies made during summer, fall, and winter, 1924, in cooperation with the National child labor committee , by Bertram H. Mautner and W. Lewis Abbott, assisted by Harold. W. Bell and Anne Bispham. Colorado Springs, Colorado College.
      Date: 1929.
      (Call no. HD/6250/U7/C6m).
    • Old Spain in new America, by Robert McLean. Issued by the Council of Women for Home Missions. New York, Associated Press, c.
      Date: 1946.
      (Call no. BV/2788/S7M3).
    • Teresita of the valley, by Florence Crannell Means. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company (Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
      Date: 1943.
      (Call no. PZ/7/M5124/Te).
    • In support of fair employment practice; a history of four years of activities of the Metropolitan Detroit Fair Employment Practice Council, January 1942-December 1945 . Metropolitan Detroit Fair Employment Practice Council. Detroit, Michigan.
      Date: 1945.
      (Call no. HD/6476/D6).
    • We who are America, by Kenneth Dexter Miller. New York, Friendship Press.
      Date: 1943.
      (Call no. E/184/AlM53).
    • Sleep in the sun, by Alan B. Moody. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company.
      Date: 1945.
      (Call no. PZ/3/M772S1).
    • The Spanish speaking of the southwest and west (second report) Washington, D.C., National Catholic welfare conference, September of Social Action.
      Date: 1944.
      (Call no. F/786/N372).
    • A study of the negroes of Tuscon, Arizona, conducted for an interracial committee... Eugene T. Lies, Survey director.
      Date: December 1945-February 1946.
      (Call no. HT/1583T).
    • Labor trends and social welfare in Latin America, 1939-1940. Washington, Pan American Union - Division of Labor and Social Information.
      Date: 1941.
      (Call no. HD/6957/P187).
    • Bibliography on Labor and social welfare in Latin America. Washington, Pan American Union.
      Date: 1940.
      (Call no. Z/7164/LlP25).
    • Racial influences in the mental and physical development of Mexican children, by Franklin C. Pascal and Louis R. Sullivan. Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins.
      Date: 1925.
      (Call no. BF/431/P3).
    • It happened in Taos, by Jesse T. Reid. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press.
      Date: 1946.
      (Call no. HN/79/N6/R2).
    • A summary of the sessions on housing, health, nutrition, public assistance and recreation, July 6-9, 1943. Institute of Inter-American problems in the Rocky Mountain region. (Call no. HV/88/R6).
    • Culture of a contemporary rural community: El Cerrito, New Mexico, by Olen Leonard and C.P. Loomis. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Washington, D.C.
      Date: 1941.
      no.1. (Call no. *HN/79/N6/L3).
    • Central Valley project studies. The war program, problems 1-5. Washington, Government Printing Office.
      Date: 1947.
      (Call no. TC/24/C2A55).
    • The Colorado river.
      Date: 1946.
      A comprehensive report on the development of the water resources of the Colorado River basin for irrigation, power production, and other beneficial uses in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming... Sponsored and prepared under the general supervision of the Bureau of Reclamation, Washington. (Call no. TC/425/C6A3/1946a).
    • Protection and development of lower Colorado River Basin. Government Printing Office.
      Date: 1924.
      Information presented to the committee in the House of Representatives, 68th Congress, 1st session, H.R. 2903, by Mr. Swing... Hearings before the Federal Power Commission and other matters relating to the development of the Colorado River. (Call no. TC/425/C6A3/1924).
    • Consolidated progress report of the Mexican farm labor transportation program of the FSA through November 20, 1942. San Francisco, California, [
      Date: 1942
      ]. (Call no. HD/8081/A1M6).
    • Material on the partido system. U.S. Forest Service. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1937.
      (Call no. SF/371/N6).
    • Notes on community-owned land grants in New Mexico. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Region 8. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1937.
      (Call no. HD/243/N6).
    • Proposals for the Santa Cruz area. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Region 8. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1935.
      (Call no. HD/1516/N6sc).
    • A report on the Cuba valley. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Region 8. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1937.
      (Call no. HD/1516/N6c).
    • Tenant herding in the Cuba valley. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Region 8. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1937.
      (Call no. SF/371/N6c).
    • Tewa basin study, 1935. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Region 8. Division of Economic Surveys. Albuquerque, New Mexico. vol.1: The Indian pueblos. vol.2: The Spanish-American villages. (Call no. HD/1501/N6t).
    • Tijeras Canyon - Moriarty area. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Region 8. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1937.
      (Call no. HD/1516/N6t).
    • Village dependence on migratory labor in the Upper Rio Grande area. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Region 8. Section of Human Surveys. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1937.
      (Call no. HD/1527/N6).
    • Villanueva, a San Miguel county village. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Region 8. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1938.
      (Call no. HD/1516/N6v).
    • Handling of a cash crop (chili) in the Tewa Basin. U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Southwest Region. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1937.
      (Call no. SB/320/U58h).
    • Rural rehabilitation in New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
      Date: 1935.
      (Call no. HD/1516/N6r).
    • Zoot Suiters (Includes California Governor's Citizen Committee, Report and Recommendations.
      Date: 1943).
      (Call no. HV6439 U5 L89m. Available in Microfilm and media service.).

    Related Material

    • Title: Carey McWilliams Papers
      Identifier/Call Number: (Collection 1319).
      Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Carey McWilliams Collection of Material about Mary Hunter Austin (Collection 278). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Carey McWilliams Collection of Material about Ambrose Bierce (Collection 277). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Honorable in all things: the memoirs of Carey McWilliams [oral history transcript] / Carey McWilliams, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1982. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.