Finding Aid for the Rosemary Biles collection about Ralph J. Bunche, 1948-2003

Processed by Joanna Black, with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, October 2009; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Rosemary Biles collection about Ralph J. Bunche
Date (inclusive): 1948-2003
Collection number: 1853
Creator: Rosemary Biles
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Clippings and ephemera related to the career of Ralph J. Bunche.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rosemary Biles, 2009.

Processing Note

Processed by Joanna Black, with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, October 2009.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rosemary Biles collection about Ralph J. Bunche (Collection Number 1853). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6689367 

Biography

Rosemary Biles served as a nurse to Ralph J. Bunche, Undersecretary General of the United Nations, during his final illness in 1971. She remained friendly with his family after Bunche's death.

Scope and Content

The Rosemary Biles Collection about Ralph J. Bunche consists primarily of newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, ephemera and photographs of and relating to the career and death of Bunche. Included are clippings about Bunche's retirement from the United Nations, ephemera from the opening of Ralph J. Bunche Memorial Park, official United Nations photographs of Bunche, and first day covers of commemorative stamps. The bulk of the material is dated 1971.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Biles, Rosemary.
Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971--Archives.
Statesmen--United States--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Clippings and ephemera.

Related Material

Remembering Ralph Bunche [oral history transcript] / Charles H. Matthews, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1973. Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
Ralph J. Bunche Papers (Collection 2051).   Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
Brian Urquhart Collection of Material about Ralph Bunche (Collection 364).   Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters and invitations received

Scope and Content Note

Letters and invitations sent to Rosemary Biles from Sir Brian Urquhart, Ruth Bunche and others.
Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings, biographical information re: Bunche

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, copies from encyclopedias, typescript and reprint of "My Most Unforgettable Character" by Ralph J. Bunche from Reader's Digest.
Box 1, Folder 3

Photographs of Ralph Bunche 1948-1968

Scope and Content Note

Photographs issued by the United Nations showing Ralph Bunche at work. Includes photographs taken with Dag Hammarskjold, Richard Nixon and others.
Box 1, Folder 4

Clippings re: Bunche's retirement 1971

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings announcing Bunche's retirement from the United Nations.
Box 1, Folder 5

Statement and program

Scope and Content Note

United Nations Press Section statement on the death of Ralph Bunche, and a program from Bunche's funeral.
Box 1, Folder 6

Clippings re: Bunche's death

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper and magazine clippings of news of Bunche's death and obituaries.
Box 1, Folder 7

Clippings and ephemera re: Bunche memorials

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings, form letters and ephemera relating to memorial funds and events, especially the opening of Peace Form One, a monument to Bunche at the United Nations.
Box 1, Folder 8

Ralph Bunche Institute of the United Nations programs 1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Ralph Bunche: The Man and His Times" conference programs.
Box 1, Folder 9

Postage stamps

Scope and Content Note

Includes first day covers and an uncut sheet of commemorative stamps in a folder embossed with Rosemary Biles's name.
Box 1, Folder 10

Anniversary and centenary ephemera and postage stamps

Scope and Content Note

United Nations press release on the 25th anniversary of Bunche's death (1991), and ephemera related to the centenary celebration of his birth (2003), including first day covers and commemorative stamps.
Box 1, Folder 11

Clippings and ephemera re: Bunche family 1972, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings about the marriage of Ralph Bunche, Jr. and a program from Ruth Bunche's memorial service.
Box 1, Folder 12

Clippings re: others 1955, 1982, 2003 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Newspapers clippings including obituaries.