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Frank Wilkinson Papers, 1929-1999
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Series I. Biographical Materials, 1934-1999

Physical Description: 8.5 legal size boxes, 1 oversize folder

Scope and Content Note

This series includes biographical materials of Frank Wilkinson. These materials include diaries, personal writings, calendars, tax returns and miscellaneous ephemera such as membership cards and receipts. This series also includes newspaper clippings and other publications written about Frank Wilkinson and articles concerning projects with which Frank had been involved, such as Chavez Ravine and Wilkinson vs. FBI.
This series is divided into three subseries: A. General Biographical Materials, 1937-1999, B. Diaries and Collected Personal Writings, 1934-1974, C. 1936-1937 Travel Materials
 

Subseries A. General Biographical Materials, 1937-1999

Physical Description: 4.5 legal size boxes, 1 oversize folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes materials collected by Frank Wilkinson, which provide general biographical information about him. Such items include newspaper clippings regarding his lecture tours and the court case Wilkinson vs. FBI, programs honoring Frank Wilkinson, desk calendars and address book, tax returns, receipts, membership cards and a book manuscript entitled Redress of Grievances by Robert Janis. Also found in this subseries is a scrapbook of clippings compiled by Frank Wilkinson, which details Los Angeles politics during the late 1930s. These clippings have been removed from the scrapbook, but were arranged according to their original order.
Box-folder 1/1

Address book, n.d.

Box-folder 1/2-1/4

Desk calendars, 1948-1951

Box-folder 1/2

1948

Box-folder 1/3

1950

Box-folder 1/4

1951

Box-folder 1/5-1/10

Tax returns, 1941-1959

Box-folder 1/5

1941

Box-folder 1/6

1943

Box-folder 1/7

1956

Box-folder 1/8

1957

Box-folder 1/9

1958

Box-folder 1/10

1959

Box-folder 1/11

Receipts and notes for tax returns, 1960

Box-folder 2/1-2/13

Scrapbook, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 2/1

Newspaper clippings, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 2/2

Photocopies of newspaper clippings from Folder 2/1

Box-folder 2/3

Newspaper clippings, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 2/4

Photocopies of newspaper clippings from Folder 2/3

Box-folder 2/5

Newspaper clippings, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 2/6

Photocopies of newspaper clippings from Folder 2/5

Box-folder 2/7

Newspaper clippings, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 2/8

Photocopies of newspaper clippings from Folder 2/7

Box-folder 2/9

Newspaper clippings, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 2/10

Photocopies of newspaper clippings from Folder 2/9

Box-folder 2/11

Loose scrapbook items, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 2/12

Loose scrapbook items, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 2/13

Scrapbook covers, c. 1937-1940

Box-folder 3/1

Clippings regarding Frank Wilkinson at UCLA, n.d.

Box-folder 3/2

Speech notes, c. 1940

Box-folder 3/3-3/4

Newspaper clippings regarding lectures, 1940-1942

Box-folder 3/5-3/7

Announcements and publications regarding lectures, 1940-1942

Box-folder 3/8

A. M. Wilkinson obituaries, 1940

Box-folder 3/9

Membership cards, 1942-1951

Box-folder 3/10

Receipts and miscellaneous ephemera collected by Frank Wilkinson, 1940-1952

Box-folder 3/11

Receipts and miscellaneous ephemera collected by Frank Wilkinson, 1961-1962

Box-folder 3/12

Articles regarding Frank Wilkinson's activism, 1987-1997

Box-folder 3/13

Items regarding UCLA Oral History Program project, 1997

Box-folder 4/1-4/8

Manuscript of Redress of Grievances, 1994

Box-folder 4/1

Chapter 1

Box-folder 4/2

Chapter 2

Box-folder 4/3

Chapter 3

Box-folder 4/4

Chapter 4

Box-folder 4/5

Chapter 5

Box-folder 4/6

Chapter 6

Box-folder 4/7

Chapter 7

Box-folder 4/8

Chapter 8

Box-folder 4/9

Frank Wilkinson's notes on manuscript, 1994

Box-folder 4/10

Correspondence regarding Redress of Grievances between Frank Wilkinson and author Robert Janis, 1994-1995

Box-folder 4/11

Collected materials regarding manuscript, c. 1994

Box-folder 5/1

Bill of Rights Foundation's "A Civil Liberties Celebration" program honoring Frank Wilkinson, 1989

Box-folder 5/2

National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles Chapter program honoring Frank Wilkinson, 1982

Box-folder 5/3

Bill of Rights Day Celebration program honoring Frank Wilkinson, 1997

Box-folder 5/4

City of Los Angeles Resolution praising Frank Wilkinson for service, 1995

Box-folder 5/5

Copy of "Chavez Ravine and the Coming of the Brooklyn Dodgers: A People's Displacement" by Charlotte Negrete White, 1989

Box-folder 5/6

Transcript of Charlotte Negrete White's interview with Frank Wilkinson, 1999

Box-folder 5/7

Copy of "The Taking of Chavez Ravine" by Marcus Bastida, 1991

Box-folder 5/8

Copy of "Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been, Related to Your Brother?" by Mrs. Earl Richard Evans, n.d.

Box-folder 5/9

Manuscript FBI vs. the First Amendment by Richard Criley, c.1981-1990s

Box-folder 5/10

Research materials regarding Chavez Ravine housing project, c.1981-1990s

Box-folder 5/11

Promotional material for FBI vs. the First Amendment, 1992

Box-folder 5/12-5/13

Profiles, resume and articles written about Frank Wilkinson, 1952-1996

Box-folder 5/14

Clippings and miscellaneous ephemera regarding Frank Wilkinson, 1961-1994

Box-folder 5/15

Newspaper clippings regarding Wilkinson vs. FBI, 1981-1993

Box-folder 1ov/1

Poster honoring Frank Wilkinson, charcoal drawing, Bachelor of Arts diploma, 1936, and Life magazine special Bill of Rights 200th Anniversary issue which includes an article featuring Wilkinson and his First Amendment challenge, 1991

 

Subseries B. Diaries and Collected Personal Writings, 1934-1974

Physical Description: 2 legal size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is comprised of the personal writings of Frank Wilkinson, including copies of published articles, bibles, diaries and materials from his days as a student at UCLA.
Box-folder 1/1-1/4

Bibles, 1936-1952

Box-folder 1/1

1936

Box-folder 1/2

1936

Box-folder 1/3

1952

Box-folder 1/4

n.d.

Box-folder 1/5-1/10

UCLA materials, 1934-1939

Box-folder 1/5

Officers and Students publication, 1934

Box-folder 1/6

Interfraternity Ball dance card, 1936

Box-folder 1/7

Copy of paper on Friedrich Nietzsche, c. 1934-1936

Box-folder 1/8

Correspondence and other materials relating to "Student Board of Religious Conference at UCLA", 1936

Box-folder 1/9

Newspaper clippings, 1935-1936

Box-folder 1/10

Graduate student papers, 1939

Box-folder 2/1-2/2

Diaries, 1928-1936

Box-folder 2/1

1928

Box-folder 2/2

1936

Box-folder 2/3

Notebook, n.d.

Box-folder 2/4-2/5

Typewritten observations "New York City" and "On Leaving Lisbon, Portugal", 1936

Box-folder 2/6

Typewritten observations "First Observation of Europe", 1936

Box-folder 2/7

Typewritten observations "Italy and Greece", 1937

Box-folder 2/8

Typewritten observations on the subject of prayer, n.d.

Box-folder 2/9

Article concerning public housing written for Frontier and copies of publication, 1965

Box-folder 2/10

Article "What Went Wrong in Watts?" and "The Era of Libertarian Repression-1948 to 1973: From Congressman to President, with Substantial Support from the Liberal Establishment", 1965-1974

Box-folder 2/11

Article "FBI Crackdown on Opposition to HUAC", n.d.

 

Subseries C. Travel Materials, 1936-1937

Physical Description: 2 legal size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is comprised of the materials created and/or collected by Frank Wilkinson during his 1936-1937 trip through Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. These materials include tour books, postcard books and miscellaneous souvenirs.
Box-folder 1/1-1/4

Tour books, 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/1

Concise Statistical Yearbook of Poland, 1936

Box-folder 1/2

Events and Personalities in Polish History, 1936

Box-folder 1/3

Elements of Polish Culture, 1937

Box-folder 1/4

New Guide to Rome and its Environs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/5-1/14

Postcard books, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/5

Firenze

Box-folder 1/6

Genova

Box-folder 1/7

Milan, Part I

Box-folder 1/8

Milan, Part II

Box-folder 1/9

Quadri e Sculture

Box-folder 1/10

Rome, Part I

Box-folder 1/11

Rome, Part II

Box-folder 1/12

Torino

Box-folder 1/13

Venezia

Box-folder 1/14

Verona

Box-folder 2/1

Typewritten trip narrative, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/2

Newspaper clippings of Delbert Harter, Frank Wilkinson's travel companion, n.d.

Box-folder 2/3-2/4

Ticket stubs, receipts, and handwritten notes, 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/5

Maps and programs collected during travels, 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/6

Address books and notebooks from trip, 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/7

American flag, n.d.

Box-folder 2/8

Carved sticks, n.d.

Box-folder 2/9

Miniature wooden sandals, n.d.

Box-folder 2/10

Miscellaneous souvenirs, including bottle cap, locket, stamp and business card, n.d.

 

Series II. Legal Materials, 1950-1962

Physical Description: 1 legal size box, 1 oversize folder

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises materials collected by Frank Wilkinson, which pertain to his legal activities, including his appearances before the US House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and his Appeals to the 5th Circuit and Supreme Courts. Also included here are press releases issued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whose attorneys represented Frank Wilkinson, and correspondence between Frank Wilkinson and his attorneys. General materials and newspaper clippings regarding Frank Wilkinson's First Amendment challenge are included here, as well as official documents Frank Wilkinson received from prison, materials regarding his parole, pardon and clemency appeal, materials he collected while in prison concerning Abstinence Always (AA), and documents regarding his release from prison in 1962. Also included in this series in an oversize folder are photographs from the trial of Carl Braden, who attempted a First Amendment legal challenge along with Wilkinson.
Box-folder 1/1

Subpoena to appear before Subcommittee on Housing Authorities Law of the Assembly Interim Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy of the State of California, 1952

Box-folder 1/2

Testimony of Frank Wilkinson before US House of Representatives HUAC, 1956

Box-folder 1/3

Subpoena to appear before US House of Representatives HUAC in Atlanta, Georgia, and copies of Proceedings Against Frank Wilkinson, 1958

Box-folder 1/4

Testimony of Frank Wilkinson before US House of Representatives HUAC, 1958

Box-folder 1/5

Materials regarding Contempt of Congress proceeding in Atlanta, GA, 1959

Box-folder 1/6

Materials regarding Appeal to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1959

Box-folder 1/7

Partial notes on argument before U.S. Supreme Court and copy of statement by Frank Wilkinson after Supreme Court decision, 1960-1961

Box-folder 1/8

Correspondence between Frank Wilkinson and his attorney, Rowland Watts of the ACLU, 1958-1960

Box-folder 1/9

ACLU Press Releases regarding Frank Wilkinson's First Amendment challenge, 1958-1961

Box-folder 1/10

Materials collected by Frank Wilkinson, including articles, receipts, and handwritten notes, regarding his First Amendment challenge, 1950-1960

Box-folder 1/11

Photocopies of newspaper clippings collected by Frank Wilkinson regarding his First Amendment challenge, 1959-1961

Box-folder 1/12

Official prison documents collected by Frank Wilkinson during his incarceration, including visiting instructions, inmate requests, receipts, personal property records, and lists of authorized correspondents, 1961-1962

Box-folder 1/13

Materials regarding Appeal for Executive Clemency, 1961

Box-folder 1/14

Application for Parole, Notification of Action of Parole Board, and Frank Wilkinson's handwritten notes regarding parole

Box-folder 1/15

Materials collected by Frank Wilkinson during incarceration regarding AA, including Bulletins and meeting minutes, 1961

Box-folder 1/16

Materials collected by Frank Wilkinson regarding his release from prison, including typewritten greetings by many associates and friends, 1962

Box-folder 1/17

The Nation magazine, containing an article entitled "A Time for Amnesty: The Braden-Wilkinson Case", 1961

Box-folder 1ov/4

4 photographs from trial of Carl Braden and typewritten summary of case, 1953

 

Series III. Organizations, 1942-1996

Physical Description: 3.5 legal size boxes 2 oversize folders

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this series is comprised of materials collected from Frank Wilkinson's years with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), where he worked from 1942 until 1952 when he was suspended and eventually fired for refusing to answer questions under oath regarding his political associations. It should be noted that additional material related to Frank's years with the HACLA can be found in Series 4, Subseries A: General Correspondence, 1942-1952 (Box 1, Folders 8-18). This series also includes materials such as newsletters, correspondence, and reports from various organizations with which Frank Wilkinson was involved, including the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, First Amendment Foundation, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Council for Civic Unity, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Committee to Abolish the Un-American Activities Committee, National Committee Against Repressive Legislation, and the Southern Conference Educational Fund.
Box-folder 1/1-2/4

Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles (HACLA) materials, 1942-1953

Box-folder 1/1

HACLA correspondence, memorandums, forms, statements, certificates and miscellaneous paperwork, 1942-1952

Box-folder 1/2

Copy of Division 49- Housing Requirements, Digest- Division 49, Article VI- Division B Repair, Vacation, Demolition of Dangerous or Substandard Residential Buildings , and Code Amendments, n.d.

Box-folder 1/3

Copy of Ordinance amending Chapter 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, n.d.

Box-folder 1/4

Housing Advisory Committee meeting minutes, press release, 1952

Box-folder 1/5

Materials collected regarding racially integrated public housing, c.1946-1947

Box-folder 1/6

Newspaper clippings, 1949

Box-folder 1/7

Background and education of Frank Wilkinson, statement of Frank Wilkinson regarding his cross-examination during Housing Authority's condemnation court action August 29, 1952

Box-folder 1/8

Publication entitled The Los Angeles Story, printed by Citizens Committee to Re-elect Mayor Bowron, 1952

Box-folder 1/9

HACLA Credit Union materials, 1945-1952

Box-folder 1/10-1/17

Letters received by Frank Wilkinson in his capacity as employee of HACLA, 1952-1935

Box-folder 1/10

August 1952

Box-folder 1/11

September 1952

Box-folder 1/12

Letters received after Frank Wilkinson's suspension, August/September 1952

Box-folder 1/13

October 1952

Box-folder 1/14

November 1952

Box-folder 1/15

December 1952

Box-folder 1/16

January 1953

Box-folder 1/17

Thank you letters received by Frank Wilkinson for his HACLA work, 1950-1951

Box-folder 2/1-2/4

HACLA vs. Meyer materials (removed from binding), 1952

Box-folder 2/1

Excerpt from Testimony of Frank Wilkinson, 1952

Box-folder 2/2

Report cover, 1952

Box-folder 2/3

Testimony of Frank Wilkinson, Howard Holtzendorff and Conrad Jamison, 1952

Box-folder 2/4

Testimony of Harold Harby, Fritz Burns and Charles Senn, 1952

Box-folder 3/1

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) materials, 1961

Box-folder 3/2

American Friends Service Committee materials, 1949

Box-folder 3/3

California Housing & Planning Association materials, 1943

Box-folder 3/4

Citizens Committee to Preserve American Freedoms materials, 1958-1961

Box-folder 3/5

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights materials, 1961-1962

Box-folder 3/6

Citizens Housing Council of Los Angeles materials (see also Series 4, Subseries A: General Correspondence 1942, Box 1, Folder 8), 1942-1952

Box-folder 3/7

Congregational Committee for Christian Democracy materials, 1947-1948

Box-folder 3/8-3/19

Council for Civic Unity, 1945-1950

Box-folder 3/8

By-laws, 1946

Box-folder 3/9

Board of Directors list, 1946

Box-folder 3/10

Meeting minutes, 1945

Box-folder 3/11

Meeting minutes, 1946

Box-folder 3/12

Meeting minutes, 1947

Box-folder 3/13

Meeting minutes, 1948

Box-folder 3/14

Correspondence and newsletters, 1945

Box-folder 3/15

Correspondence and newsletters, 1946

Box-folder 3/16

Correspondence and newsletters, 1947

Box-folder 3/17

Correspondence and newsletters, 1948

Box-folder 3/18

Correspondence and newsletters, 1949-1950

Box-folder 3/19

Miscellaneous collected publications, 1946-1949

Box-folder 3/20-3/21

Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1958

Box-folder 3/20

Publication entitled Rights, petition to Congress regarding abolition of HUAC, 1958

Box-folder 3/21

Miscellaneous publications, n.d.

Box-folder 3/22

First Amendment Foundation materials, 1996

Box-folder 3/23

First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles materials, 1949-1962

Box-folder 3/24

Hollenbeck Council for Youth materials, 1945

Box-folder 3/25

International Congress on Mental Health materials, 1948

Box-folder 3/26

International Institute of Los Angeles materials, 1947

Box-folder 3/27

Los Angeles Youth Council materials, 1945-1947

Box-folder 3/28

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression materials, 1988

Box-folder 3/29

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) materials, 1945-1948

Box-folder 3/30

National Association of Housing materials, 1944-1952

Box-folder 3/31

National Committee to Abolish the Un-American Activities Committee materials, 1960-1961

Box-folder 3/32

National Committee Against Repressive Legislation (NCARL) materials, 1988-1994

Box-folder 3/33

National Housing Conference materials, 1951

Box-folder 3/34

New York Council to Abolish House Un-American Activities Committee materials, 1961-1962

Box-folder 4/1

San Francisco Planning & Housing Association materials, 1946

Box-folder 4/2

Southern Conference Educational Fund materials, 1960-1961

Box-folder 4/3-4/4

New York Teacher News, 1957-1963

Box-folder 4/3

1957-1959

Box-folder 4/4

1960-1963

Box-folder 4/5-4/11

Teachers Union materials, 1941-1958

Box-folder 4/5

Newspaper clippings, 1958

Box-folder 4/6

Notes and clippings, 1955-1958

Box-folder 4/7

Notes and clippings, 1955-1958

Box-folder 4/8

Miscellaneous publications, 1955-1958

Box-folder 4/9

Miscellaneous publications, 1955-1958

Box-folder 4/10

Miscellaneous publications, 1955-1958

Box-folder 4/11

Miscellaneous publications, 1941

Box-folder 4/12

Town Hall materials, 1950-1952

Box-folder 4/13-4/15

Miscellaneous materials from anti-HUAC activities, 1958-1962

Box-folder 1ov/2

Appeal to House of Representatives to abolish HUAC (advertisement), n.d.

Box-folder 1ov/3

Advertisements for Ralphs Grocery Stores (removed from Council for Civic Unity file), n.d., and promotional material for First Amendment Foundation's publication The FBI's Violations of the First Amendment, n.d.

 

Series IV. Correspondence, 1934-1985

Physical Description: 11 legal size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence collected by Frank Wilkinson over the years 1934-1985. It covers such topics as Frank Wilkinson's travels as a young man just graduated from college, his suspension and termination from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, his subsequent legal battles, and correspondence during his incarceration with individuals including members of his family, Otto Nathan, Anne Braden and Richard Criley.
This series is divided into three subseries: A. General Correspondence, 1934-1985, B. 1936-1937 Travel Correspondence, C. Prison Correspondence, 1959-1962
 

Subseries A. General Correspondence, 1934-1985

Physical Description: 1 legal size box

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes general correspondence collected by Frank Wilkinson over the years 1934-1985, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1940s and 1950s. Found here are letters to a college professor, Dr. Rolf Hoffmann, letters of recommendation written by John Anson Ford and others, letters of sympathy regarding the death of A.M. Wilkinson, and letters concerning Frank Wilkinson's work during his years at the Los Angeles County Housing Authority and public housing, in general. Also included are correspondence with various civic groups, vendors, and friends. The correspondence had been arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 1/1-1/28

General Correspondence, 1934-1985

Box-folder 1/1

1934

Box-folder 1/2

1935

Box-folder 1/3

1936

Box-folder 1/4

1937

Box-folder 1/5

1938

Box-folder 1/6

1939

Box-folder 1/7

1940

Box-folder 1/8

1942

Box-folder 1/9

1943

Box-folder 1/10

1944

Box-folder 1/11

1945

Box-folder 1/12

1946

Box-folder 1/13

1947

Box-folder 1/14

1948

Box-folder 1/15

1949

Box-folder 1/16

1950

Box-folder 1/17

1951

Box-folder 1/18

1952

Box-folder 1/19

1953

Box-folder 1/20

1954

Box-folder 1/21

1956

Box-folder 1/22

1960

Box-folder 1/23

1961

Box-folder 1/24

1962

Box-folder 1/25

1971

Box-folder 1/26

1984

Box-folder 1/27

1985

Box-folder 1/28

n.d.

 

Subseries B. Travel Correspondence, 1936-1937

Physical Description: 4 legal size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes letters written and received during Frank Wilkinson's travels through the United States, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in 1936-1937. After graduating UCLA in 1936, Frank Wilkinson along with his friend Del Harter embarked upon this trip, in order to study social and political conditions worldwide. The budget for their travels was $1.00 per day, .30 cents of which they spent on postage. As a result, Frank Wilkinson and Del Harter spent many nights camped out in parks, rode bicycles as transportation, and relied on the kindness of strangers.
The correspondence found here are letters to and from Frank Wilkinson, describing his experiences, thoughts and impressions of all he saw during his travels. The first two boxes of this subseries contain letters written to Frank Wilkinson while he was traveling. These include letters from various friends and family members. There is a significant amount of letters collected from Gilbert Harrison, a good friend of Frank's from UCLA, and Ellinor Hoffmann, daughter of Professor Rolf Hoffmann and Frank's girlfriend at the time. The last two boxes of this subseries contain letters written by Frank Wilkinson. The bulk of these collected letters were written to members of Frank's family, including his parents and siblings; however, there are some letters here written to Jean Benson, Frank Wilkinson's future wife, and Gilbert Harrison. The final items in this subseries are miscellaneous postcards collected by Frank Wilkinson and stamps he collected during his travels.
The correspondence in this subseries has been arranged as closely as possible in the original order established by Frank Wilkinson. The overall order is chronological, but the letters have also been arranged according to author/recipient.
Box-folder 1/1-1/3

General trip correspondence received by Frank Wilkinson, 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/1

1936

Box-folder 1/2

January 1937-June 1937

Box-folder 1/3

July 1937-November 1937

Box-folder 1/4

Correspondence to Frank Wilkinson from Gilbert Harrison, 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/5-2/2

Correspondence to Frank Wilkinson from Ellinor Hoffmann, 1936-1940

Box-folder 1/5

1936

Box-folder 1/6

1937

Box-folder 1/7

1937

Box-folder 1/8

1937

Box-folder 2/1

1937-1940

Box-folder 2/2

1938

Box-folder 2/3-2/7

Correspondence to Frank Wilkinson from Wilkinson family, 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/3

1936

Box-folder 2/4

1936

Box-folder 2/5

1937

Box-folder 2/6

1937

Box-folder 2/7

1937

Box-folder 2/8

Telegrams, 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/9

Letters of introduction, 1936

Box-folder 2/10

List of correspondents, n.d.

Box-folder 3/1-4/4

Correspondence to Wilkinson family from Frank Wilkinson, 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/1

August 1936-September 1936

Box-folder 3/2

October 1936

Box-folder 3/3

November 1936-December 1936

Box-folder 3/4

January 1937

Box-folder 3/5

February 1937

Box-folder 3/6

March 1937

Box-folder 3/7

April 1937

Box-folder 3/8

May 1937

Box-folder 4/1

June 1937

Box-folder 4/2

July 1937

Box-folder 4/3

August 1937

Box-folder 4/4

September 1937-October 1937

Box-folder 4/5

Correspondence to Jean Benson from Frank Wilkinson, 1937

Box-folder 4/6

Correspondence to Gilbert Harrison from Frank Wilkinson, 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/7-4/11

Postcards from Frank Wilkinson, 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/7

1936

Box-folder 4/8

1937

Box-folder 4/9

1937

Box-folder 4/10

1937

Box-folder 4/11

n.d.

Box-folder 4/12

Postcards received by Frank Wilkinson, 1935-19378

Box-folder 4/13

Various stamps collected by Frank Wilkinson during his travels, 1936-1937

 

Subseries C. Prison Correspondence, 1959-1962

Physical Description: 6 legal size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes the correspondence Frank Wilkinson collected immediately before, during and after his incarceration in 1961-1962 for his Contempt of Congress conviction. These include letters both written by Frank to various friends and family members and letters received by Frank from family and friends. Also found in this subseries are letters written to and by Jean Benson Wilkinson, Frank's wife, regarding matters that concerned Frank's prison term.
The correspondence in this subseries has been arranged as closely as possible in the original order established by Frank Wilkinson, with the overall order chronological.
Box-folder 1/1-4/7

Correspondence received by Frank Wilkinson during prison term, 1961-1962

Box-folder 1/1

May 1961

Box-folder 1/2

June 1961

Box-folder 1/3

July 1961

Box-folder 1/4-1/5

August 1961

Box-folder 2/1-3/2

Birthday messages, August 1961

Box-folder 3/3-3/5

September 1961

Box-folder 4/1-4/2

October 1961

Box-folder 4/3

November 1961

Box-folder 4/4-4/5

December 1961

Box-folder 4/6

January 1962

Box-folder 4/7

February 1962

Box-folder 4/8

Correspondence received by Frank Wilkinson regarding his release, 1962

Box-folder 5/1-5/3

Correspondence written by Frank Wilkinson during prison term, 1961

Box-folder 5/1

May 1961

Box-folder 5/2

June 1961

Box-folder 5/3

November 1961

Box-folder 5/4-5/5

Correspondence written by Frank Wilkinson and collected by his sister Betty in an album (letters have been removed from the album, but retain the original order), 1961

Box-folder 5/6-5/10

Correspondence written by Frank Wilkinson and collected by his sister Betty in an album (letters have been removed from the album, but retain the original order), 1961

Box-folder 5/11-5/12

Correspondence written by Frank Wilkinson and collected by his sister Betty in an album (letters have been removed from the album, but retain the original order), 1961

Box-folder 5/13-5/16

Correspondence written by Frank Wilkinson and collected into an album labeled #1 (letters have been removed from the album, but retain the original order), 1961

Box-folder 5/17-5/19

Correspondence written by Frank Wilkinson and collected into an album labeled #2 (letters have been removed from the album, but retain the original order), 1961

Box-folder 5/20-5/23

Correspondence written by Frank Wilkinson and collected into an album labeled #3 (letters have been removed from the album, but retain the original order), 1961

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Correspondence written or received by Jean Benson Wilkinson during Frank Wilkinson's prison term, 1961-1962

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Letters of support received by Frank Wilkinson concerning his First Amendment challenge, 1959-1961

Box-folder 6/3

Letters from Frank Wilkinson regarding his First Amendment challenge, 1959-1961

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Correspondence with Richard Criley of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, 1961-1962

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Correspondence with Otto Nathan, 1961-1964

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Miscellaneous letters and telegrams concerning Frank Wilkinson and his First Amendment challenge, 1961

Box-folder 6/7

Correspondence received by Frank Wilkinson during prison term, c. 1961-1962

Box-folder 6/8

Miscellaneous handwritten notes of Frank Wilkinson created during his incarceration, 1961-1962

 

Series V. Photographs, 1929-1991

Physical Description: 2 legal size boxes, 8 letter size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes photographs taken and collected by Frank Wilkinson over his lifetime. The bulk of these photographs document Frank Wilkinson's travels to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in 1936-1937. Also included in this series are several photographs of his first wife, Jean Benson Wilkinson, his children, and his father, Dr. A.M. Wilkinson. Additionally in this series are photographs taken during Frank Wilkinson's travels to Vietnam in 1984.
This series is divided into three subseries: A. General Photographs, 1929-1991, B. 1936-1937 Travel Photographs, C. 1984 Vietnam Travel Photographs.
 

Subseries A. General Photographs, 1929-1991

Physical Description: 1 legal size box

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes photographs of Frank Wilkinson, his first wife, Jean Benson Wilkinson, his children, and his father, Dr. A.M. Wilkinson. Of note in this subseries is a photograph of Frank Wilkinson with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. taken in 1958, during a visit to Atlanta. Also of interest are several photographs taken of Frank Wilkinson's FBI file, acquired by a Freedom of Information Act request. This report totaled approximately 130,000 pages.
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Group of men, including A.M. Wilkinson, Mayor Porter, Governor Young and Chief Davis, at the Hollywood Bowl, 1929

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Los Angeles County earthquake damage, 1933

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Frank Wilkinson as UCLA student, c. 1935-1936

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Clipping of Frank Wilkinson, Jean Benson, Gilbert Martin and Thomas Lambert at UCLA, c. 1935-1936

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Frank Wilkinson, c. 1936

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Frank Wilkinson, 1945

Box-folder 1/7

Frank Wilkinson breaking ground for the Los Angeles County Housing Authority, c. 1942-1952

Box-folder 1/8

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Frank Wilkinson, 1958

Box-folder 1/9

HUAC demonstration, c.1961

Box-folder 1/10

HUAC demonstration, c.1961

Box-folder 1/11

Frank Wilkinson, Dr. Willard Uphaus and Carl Braden on Midwest speaking tour, 1961

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Charlotta Bass, Frank Wilkinson, Dr. Uphaus at dinner in Wilkinson's honor, 1961

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Wilkinson children, 1961

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Anne Braden, Carl Braden, Frank Wilkinson and Otto Nathan, 1961

Box-folder 1/15

Frank Wilkinson with Aubrey Williams, 1961

Box-folder 1/16

Frank Wilkinson with Aubrey Williams, 1961

Box-folder 1/17

Jo, Tony and Jean Wilkinson, 1961

Box-folder 1/18

Frank Wilkinson with copy of his FBI file, c. 1986

Box-folder 1/19

FBI file of Frank Wilkinson, c. 1986

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FBI file of Frank Wilkinson, c. 1986

Box-folder 1/21

FBI file of Frank Wilkinson negative, c. 1986

Box-folder 1/22

Frank Wilkinson, 1991

Box-folder 1/23

Jean Benson, n.d.

Box-folder 1/24

Regent Fairfax, n.d.

Box-folder 1/25

A.M. Wilkinson, n.d.

Box-folder 1/26

Junior Coghlan, n.d.

Box-folder 1/27

W.C. Pearce, n.d.

Box-folder 1/28

Jeff, Jo and Tony Wilkinson as children, n.d.

Box-folder 1/29

Jean Benson Wilkinson with children in Washington, D.C., n.d.

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Frank Wilkinson with group at North Bend Central High School for speaking engagement, n.d.

Box-folder 1/31

Promotional photograph for public housing, n.d.

 

Subseries B. Travel Photographs, 1936-1937

Physical Description: 8 letter size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes photographs of Frank Wilkinson and Del Harter on their trip across America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The photographs in this subseries have been arranged by location in keeping with the original order established by Frank Wilkinson. Also included in this subseries are duplicates and negatives of many of the photographs and postcards collected by Frank Wilkinson during his travels.
Box-folder 1/1-1/2

Austria, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/1

Austria photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/2

Austria negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/3

Baalbek photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/4-1/5

Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/4

Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/5

Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/6-1/7

England, 1937

Box-folder 1/6

England and London for Coronation photographs, 1937

Box-folder 1/7

England and London for Coronation negatives, 1937

Box-folder 1/8-1/9

France, 1937

Box-folder 1/8

France photographs, 1937

Box-folder 1/9

France negatives, 1937

Box-folder 1/10-1/11

Germany, 1937

Box-folder 1/10

Germany photographs, 1937

Box-folder 1/11

Germany negatives, 1937

Box-folder 1/12-1/13

Greece, 1937

Box-folder 1/12

Greece photographs, 1937

Box-folder 1/13

Greece negatives, 1937

Box-folder 1/14

Hungary photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/15

Ingria photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/16-1/18

Italy, 1937

Box-folder 1/16

Italy photographs, 1937

Box-folder 1/17

Italy photographs, 1937

Box-folder 1/18

Italy negatives, 1937

Box-folder 1/19

Jerusalem photograph, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/20-1/21

North Africa, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/20

North Africa photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 1/21

North Africa negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/1

Portugal photographs, 1936

Box-folder 2/2

Scandinavia photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/3-2/4

Scotland, 1937

Box-folder 2/3

Scotland photographs, 1937

Box-folder 2/4

Scotland negatives, 1937

Box-folder 2/5

Spain photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/6

Switzerland photographs, 1937

Box-folder 2/7-2/8

Syria, 1937

Box-folder 2/7

Syria photographs, 1937

Box-folder 2/8

Syria negatives, 1937

Box-folder 2/9

Turkey photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/10-2/11

U.S.A., 1936

Box-folder 2/10

U.S.A. photographs, 1936

Box-folder 2/11

U.S.A. negatives, 1936

Box-folder 2/12-2/13

U.S.S.R., c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/12

U.S.S.R. photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/13

U.S.S.R. negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/14-2/16

159 Miscellaneous identified photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/14

50 Miscellaneous identified photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/15

50 Miscellaneous identified photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/16

59 Miscellaneous identified photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 2/17

Miscellaneous unidentified negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/1-3/2

California to Chicago photographs, 1936

Box-folder 3/1

California to Chicago photographs, 1936

Box-folder 3/2

California to Chicago negatives, 1936

Box-folder 3/3

Detroit to New York negatives, 1936

Box-folder 3/4

New York to Washington, D.C. photographs and negatives, 1936

Box-folder 3/5

New York to Maine photographs and negatives, 1936

Box-folder 3/6

New York to Portugal photographs and negatives, 1936

Box-folder 3/7

Portugal photographs and negatives, 1936

Box-folder 3/8

Spain negatives, 1936

Box-folder 3/9

Morocco negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/10

Algeria photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/11

Tunis photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/12

Malta and Libya negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/13

Egypt photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/14

Palestine photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/15

Syria photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/16

Baalbek photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/17

Greece photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/18-3/19

Italy photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/18

Italy photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 3/19

Italy negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/1-4/2

France photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/1

France photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/2

France negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/3-4/4

England photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/3

England photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/4

England negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/5-4/6

Ireland photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/5

Ireland photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/6

Ireland negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/7

Scotland photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/8

Belgium and Luxembourg photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/9

Holland photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/10

Switzerland photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/11

Austria photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/12

Hungary photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/13

Czechoslovakia photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/14

Scandinavia photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/15

U.S.S.R photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/16

Rumania to Turkey to Palestine photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 4/17

Palestine photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 5/1

Iraq photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 5/2-5/4

India photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 5/5

Siam and Indo-China photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 5/6

Philippine Islands photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 5/7-5/8

China photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 5/9

Korea photographs and negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 5/10

Hawaii photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 6/1-7/5

417 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 6/1

50 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 6/2

50 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 6/3

50 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 6/4

50 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 6/5

50 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 6/6

50 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 6/7

40 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 7/1

15 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 7/2

15 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 7/3

15 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 7/4

15 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 7/5

17 Duplicate travel photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 7/6-7/7

Unidentified miscellaneous photographs, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 7/8-7/9

Unidentified miscellaneous negatives, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 7/10

Photocopy of Frank Wilkinson's passport, 1936

Box-folder 7/11

Newspaper clippings re 1936-1937 travels of Frank Wilkinson and Del Harter, 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/1-8/15

Postcards, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/1

Postcards of Egypt and North Africa, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/2

Postcards of England and Scotland, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/3

Postcards of France, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/4

Postcards of Germany, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/5

Postcards of Greece, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/6

Postcards of Italy, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/7

Postcards of Jerusalem, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/8

Postcards of Lebanon, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/9

Postcards of Libya, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/10

Postcards of Malta, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/11

Postcards of Middle East, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/12

Postcards of Palestine, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/13

Postcards of Switzerland, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/14

Postcards of Syria, c. 1936-1937

Box-folder 8/15

Miscellaneous collected postcards, c. 1936-1937

 

Subseries C. Vietnam Travel Photographs, 1984

Physical Description: 1 legal size box

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes photographs of Frank Wilkinson on his trip to Vietnam in 1984. On this trip, Frank Wilkinson served as a member of a delegation invited by the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry and Friendship Organizations to visit the country and meet with various representatives of their government ten years after the U.S. withdrawal. The photographs in this series were removed from a photograph album, but their original order has been retained. A descriptive caption was also written on the backside of each photograph before placement in the album.
Box-folder 1/1

Typewritten summary of trip, c. 1984

Box-folder 1/2-1/61

Photographs of Vietnam trip removed from photograph album, 1984

 

Series VI. Newspaper Clippings, 1961-1962

Physical Description: 2 letter size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes newspaper clippings collected for and by Frank Wilkinson during his incarceration in prison in 1961-1962. These clipping come from a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Mirror, and the Louisville Courier-Journal. The topics of these clippings concern First Amendment issues, anti-HUAC activities, letters to the editor, NATO, civil defense and the U.S.S.R., the C.I.A., civil rights and civil liberties.
These clippings have not been arranged in any particular order; however, they do provide an important understanding of Frank Wilkinson's interests during this period of his life.
Box-folder 1/1-1/12

Various newspaper clippings, 1961-1962

Box-folder 2/1-2/14

Various newspaper clippings, 1961-1962

 

Series VII. Videocassette and Audiocassette Tapes, 1975-1999

Physical Description: 2 letter size boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of seven videocassette tapes, six audiocassette tapes and one 7-inch reel featuring Frank Wilkinson. Of the videocassette tapes, one was produced by Justin Neutra, grandson of architect Richard Neutra, and features clips of his family. Frank Wilkinson and his first wife Jean had at one time lived in a house designed by Mr. Neutra and they remained friends. Also included here is copy of the HUAC production "Operation Abolition", a film which depicts the HUAC/FBI version of the events that took place at the HUAC hearing in San Francisco in 1960.
Box-folder 1

First Amendment Foundation. The Price of Freedom, Eve Goldberg Producer, 1994.

Box-folder 1

First Amendment Foundation. Reverend Elijah Lovejoy: The Vigil.

Box-folder 1

First Amendment Foundation. The Un-Americans (Frank Wilkinson - The Campaigner), BBC, 1994.

Box-folder 1

House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Operation Abolition, c.1960.

Box-folder 1

Frank Wilkinson: City of Los Angeles Honorarium, 1995.

Box-folder 1

Frank Wilkinson: Surrey Hills Elementary, 1999.

Box-folder 1

Video cassette featuring clips of Neutra family (Richard, Dione, Ray, Mariah, Justin and Matt) and an interview with Frank Wilkinson, n.d.

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Handwritten note to Frank Wilkinson from Justin Neutra, n.d.

Box-folder 2

Frank Wilkinson audiocassette tape, 1975

Box-folder 2

Frank Wilkinson audiocassette tape, 1975

Box-folder 2

Frank Wilkinson Pacifica audiocassette tape, 1976

Box-folder 2

Frank Wilkinson audiocassette tape, 1978

Box-folder 2

Frank Wilkinson audiocassette tape, 1978

Box-folder 2

Frank Wilkinson audiocassette tape, 1979

Box-folder 2

7-inch reel tape (sent to Wilkinson from Mark Worthen) featuring Frank Wilkinson, WRA Chapel in Hudson, Ohio, 1971

Box-folder 2/1

Handwritten note to Frank Wilkinson from Eleanor and Mark Worthen, n.d.