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Finding Aid for the Robert Bartlett Haas Collection of Material about William Chauncey Bartlett, 1850-1987
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Description
Robert Bartlett Haas (b.1916) was a faculty member at UCLA (1949- ) and the director of arts and humanities extension (1958). W.C. Bartlett (1818-1907) was a lawyer (1848-55), an anti-slavery preacher in Indianapolis (1857), an itinerant preacher in the California gold mining towns (1860- ), editor of the San Francisco bulletin (1866), and editor of the Overland monthly (1871- ). Later, he served as a school superintendent and board member of Mills College. He also authored many works on a variety of subjects, including A breeze from the woods (1880). The collection contains Bartlett's correspondence, documents, manuscripts, publications and ephemera, and correspondence, notes, lectures and an article on Bartlett by Robert Haas.s
Background
Haas was born on January 20, 1916 in Santa Cruz, California; BA, UC Berkeley, 1938; MA, University of Chicago, 1939; Ed.D, Stanford University, 1945; postgraduate in art history, UCLA, 1965-68; became faculty member at UCLA in 1949; named director of arts and humanities extension in 1958; published books include A primer for the gradual understanding of Gertrude Stein (1971) and Muybridge: man in motion (c1976); also wrote a paper on William Chauncey Bartlett; Bartlett was born on December 30, 1818 in Haddam, Connecticut; attended Williams College, and in 1847, Ohio University; admitted to Ohio bar and was law partner of Hiram Strong in Dayton, 1848-55; joined the staff of the Dayton gazette, 1855; became anti-slavery preacher in Indianapolis in 1857; moved to San Francisco in 1860; became itinerant preacher in the California gold mining towns; served as editor of the San Francisco bulletin in 1866, and took over from Bret Harte as the editor of the Overland monthly in 1871; served as a school superintendent and board member of Mills College; author of works on a variety of subjects, including A breeze from the woods (1880); he died on December 7, 1907 in Oakland, California.
Extent
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.