Brainerd Dyer (b.1901) was a history professor (1935-72) and chair of the History department (1947-53) at UCLA. He also wrote
several books, including:
Dyer Lieber and the American Civil War (1939),
The persistence of the idea of Negro colonization (1943), and
Zachary Taylor (1946). The collection consists of Dyer's correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets, journals, reprints, research notes and
photocopied materials, newspapers and government publications, programs for history conferences, teaching materials, memorabilia
and ephemera, and 4 sectional maps of the U.S.
Dyer was born November 9, 1901 in Wheaton, Illinois; BA, Pomona College, 1923; MA, Harvard, 1925; Ph.D, 1932; instructor in
history (1926-27, 1929-30), Dartmouth College; instructor (1930-32), assistant professor (1935-41), associate professor (1941-47),
professor (1947-72), and emeritus professor from 1972, UCLA; chair of English department, UCLA (1947-53); author of several
books, including: Dyer Lieber and the American Civil War (1939), The persistence of the idea of Negro colonization (1943), and Zachary Taylor (1946).
66 boxes (33 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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