Preliminary Guide to the Roland Dennis Hussey Collection

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Preliminary Guide to the Roland Dennis Hussey Collection, 1943-1946

Collection number: Bernath Mss 16

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    13 August 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Roland Dennis Hussey Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1943-1946
Collection Number: Bernath Mss 16
Collector: Hussey, Roland Dennis
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Abstract: Files acquired with Roland D. Hussey's book collection; includes research and analysis reports from the Office of Strategic Services during WWII.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Roland Dennis Hussey Collection. Bernath Mss 16. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1960.

Biography

Roland Dennis Hussey (1887-1959) was born in Massachusetts, received his M.A. in history from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in history from UCLA. He was a longtime faculty member of the History Department at UCLA, ca. 1930-1954. His field was Latin American history. During World War II and the postwar years of 1942-1947, Hussey served the U.S. Department of State as Assistant Chief of the Office of American Republic Affairs, and as Divisional Chief of the Office of Intelligence. He was author of works such as The Caracas Company, 1728-1784 (1934) and co-editor/translator of the Documents on Inter-American Cooperation: 1810-1948, 2 vols. (1955) . Hussey also was director for many years of the program to produce the multi-volume Handbook of Latin-American Studies, and was editor of and frequent contributor to the Hispanic-American Historical Review.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains U.S. State Department Official Dispatches, Office of Strategic Services Research and Analysis Reports and other documents mainly relating to the Sinarquista Movement in Mexico during World War II. Some items originally were marked confidential or secret, but have since been declassified.
This manuscript collection accompanied a much larger collection of books on Latin American history, which was purchased by the UCSB Library in 1960.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  U.S. State Department Official Dispatches

Box 1: 1

1944 Mar 21. "Transmitting Copy of Article Which Appeared in the New Republic of March 13, 1944, Entitled 'Danger in Mexico'." [No. 16,555], 1944

Box 1: 2

1944 Jun 19. "Review of the Report of the Office of Strategic Services on the Sinarquista Movement in Mexico." [No. 18292], 1944

 

Series 2.  Office of Strategic Services Research and Analysis Reports

Box 1: 3

1943 Jun. "The Sinarquista Movement in Mexico." [R&A 843], 1943

Box 1: 4

1944 Aug 15. "Anti-semitism as a Weapon of Axis Political Warfare in Latin America." [R&A 1590], 1944

Box 1: 5

1944 Sept 19. "Crisis in the Mexican Sinarquista Movement." [R&A 2246], 1944

Box 1: 6

1944 Sept 20. "Crisis in the Sinarquista Movement.", 1944

Box 1: 7

1945 Mar 31."Ultra-Reactionary Groups in Mexico." [R&A 2042], 1945

Box 1: 8

1946 Jan. 9. "Sinarquists Enter the Presidential Electoral Campaign.", 1946

 

Series 3.  Miscellaneous Reports and Documents

Box 1: 9

1943 Jan. "The Flange Espanola in the Other American Republics.", 1943

Box 1: 10

1943 Sept-1944 July. Embassy Correspondence. (5 TL), 1943 - 1944

Box 1: 11

1944 Feb-1944 June. Memoranda of Conversation. (2 TD), 1944

Box 1: 12

1945 Feb 2. "Formation of Falange Front Organization.", 1945

Box 1: 13

1945 Jun 1. "Sinarchism Revives.", 1945

Box 1: 14

1945-1946. Reports on Articles in the Press. (4 TD), 1945 - 1946