Finding Aid for the Brainerd Dyer Papers, 1940-1968

Processed by Saundra Taylor; Additions processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Brainerd Dyer Papers, 1940-1968

Collection number: 1059

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Saundra Taylor, July 1969
Additions processed by:
Anne Caiger, August 1976 and August 1980
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé, February 2004
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brainerd Dyer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1968
Collection number: 1059
Creator: Dyer, Brainerd, 1901-
Extent: 66 boxes (33 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Brainerd Dyer, 1969, 1976.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Brainerd Dyer Papers (Collection 1059). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217908 

Biography

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).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets, journals, reprints, research notes and photocopied materials, newspapers and government publications of Brainerd Dyer. Also includes programs for history conferences, teaching materials, memorabilia and ephemera, and 4 sectional maps of the U.S.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-4, 19-34, 53, 65).
  2. Pamphlets, journals and books (Boxes 5-7).
  3. Photostats, journals, memorabilia (Box 8).
  4. Notes and photocopied items (Box 8).
  5. Newspapers (Boxes 9-10).
  6. Reprints of articles by other historians (Boxes 11-15).
  7. University materials (Box 16).
  8. Programs for history conferences (Box 17).
  9. Government publications (Box 18).
  10. Lecture and research notes (Boxes 35-50).
  11. Writings (Boxes 50-52, 54-58).
  12. Gideon diary (Box 53).
  13. Teaching materials, ephemera (Boxes 59-65).
  14. Ph.D. manuscripts not by Dyer (Box 66).
  15. Maps (Box 67).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Dyer, Brainerd, 1901- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Historians--United States--Archival resources.

Items Removed from Collection

Transferred to vertical files:
1059 Photos - Portrait photograph of Abraham Lincoln, depicted without a beard.

Note

(Print from a duplicate negative; original by Alexander Hesler in Chicago in 1860)

Container List

 

Correspondence

Box 1

History staff recruiting.

Box 2

Pacific Coast Branch of American Historical Association; and AHA correspondence.

Boxes 3-4

AHA program, 1965.

Box 5

Pamphlets.

Box 6

Pamphlets and journals.

Box 7

Pamphlets and books.

Box 8

Photostats, journals, memorabilia.

Box 9

Notes, photocopied items, newspapers (unsorted).

Box 10

Newspapers.

 

Reprints of Articles by Other Historians

Box 11

A - F.

Box 12

G - J.

Box 13

K - M.

Box 14

Mc - R.

Box 15

S - Z.

 

University Materials

Box 16

All University faculty conference programs, 1953-1968.

Box 16

PhD final examination announcements, 1945-1954.

 

Programs for Historical Association Conferences

Box 17

AHA, 1953-1968.

Box 17

Pacific Coast Branch of AHA, 1952-1968.

Box 17

Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1951-1965.

Box 17

Organizations of American Historians, 1965-1968.

Box 17

Southern Historical Association, 1952-1968.

Box 17

The southern packet (vol.5), 1945.

 

Government Publications

Box 18

National Archives.

Box 18

Library of Congress Quarterly Journal.

Box 18

Department of the Interior publications.

Box 67

Four sectional maps of U.S.

 

Additional Papers, August 4, 1976

 

Correspondence

Box 19

A - F.

Box 20

G; committee materials.

Box 21

H - N.

Box 22

P - T.

Box 23

U - Z; History Department Newsletters; file, “Fraternity.”

Box 24

Correspondence re various committees.

Box 25

Correspondence.

Box 26

A - Ca; correspondence and papers, Los Angeles times.

Box 27

Ci - D.

Box 28

E - Ha; H - L [different sequence?].

Box 29

M - T.

Box 30

U - Z; B - Ha.

Box 31

Ho - Ma.

Box 32

Me - V.

Boxes 33-34

Miscellaneous.

 

Lecture Notes

Boxes 35-37

Lectures notes.

Box 38

Lecture and research notes.

Box 39

Lecture and research notes; microfilm.

Boxes 40-44

Lecture and research notes.

Box 45

Index cards.

Box 46

Notebooks; bilbiography.

Boxes 47-49

Research materials re Zachary Taylor.

Box 50

Research materials re Zachary Taylor; manuscript.

Box 51

Writings, mostly for a Walt Disney film production.

Box 52

Drafts re Life in the Colonies.

Box 53

Correspondence and papers re the Gideon diary.

 

Manuscripts for “Today in History”

Box 54

1955-1957.

Box 55

1958-1961.

Box 56

1961-1963.

Box 57

1964; notes and clippings.

Box 58

Various manuscripts.

Boxes 59-62

Class record books, 1940s-1960s.

Boxes 63-64

Examination questions.

Boxes 64-65

Miscellaneous printed items.

Box 65

Ephemera.

Box 66

Ph.D. manuscripts (not by Dyer).