Finding Aid for the Eugen Joseph Weber Papers, 1950-

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Manuscripts Division
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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugen Joseph Weber Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1950-
Collection number: 1115
Creator: Weber, Eugen Joseph, 1925-
Extent: 40 boxes (20 linear ft.) 11 cartons (11 linear ft.)
Abstract: Eugen Joseph Weber (b.1925) was a professor (1956- ) and chairman of the department of history at UCLA (1965-68), dean of social sciences (1976-77), and dean of the College of Letters and Sciences (1977-82). The collection consists of Weber's notes, manuscripts, galley and proof sheets, correspondence, microfilm, and UCLA course lecture notes. Manuscripts include his A modern history of Europe, The western tradition: a book of readings, The European right: a historical profile, The nationalist revival in France, 1905-1914, My France: politics, culture, myth, France, fin de siècle, Action française: royalism and reaction in twentieth century France, and articles for journals.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Professor Eugen Weber, 1972- .

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugen Joseph Weber Papers (Collection 1115). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Weber was born on April 24, 1925 in Bucharest, Romania; attended Institut d'études politiques, Paris, 1948-49, 1951-52; BA (1950), MA (1954) and M.Litt (1956), Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge; lecturer, University of Alberta, 1954-55; assistant professor, University of Iowa, 1955-56; assistant professor (1956), associate professor (1959-63), professor and chairman of the department of history, UCLA (1965-68); dean of social sciences (1976-77) and dean of the College of Letters and Sciences (1977-82), UCLA; published works include The nationalist revival in France, 1905-1914 (1959), Action française: royalism and reaction in twentieth century France (1962), Varieties of fascism: doctrines of revolution in the twentieth century (1964), Peasants into Frenchmen: the modernization of rural France, 1870-1914 (1976), France, fin de siècle (1986), and The hollow years: France in the 1930s (1994).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of notes, manuscripts, galley and proof sheets, correspondence, microfilm, and UCLA course lecture notes of history professor Eugen Weber. Manuscripts include his A modern history of Europe; The western tradition: a book of readings; The European right: a historical profile; The nationalist revival in France, 1905-1914; My France: politics, culture, myth; France, fin de siècle; Action française: royalism and reaction in twentieth century France, and articles for journals.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Weber, Eugen Joseph, 1925- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of History--Faculty--Archival resources.
Historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

A Modern History of Europe.

Box 1, Folder 1

Part I: “The renaissance & reformation.”

Physical Description: (Holograph manuscript in two spiral notebooks)
Box 1, Folder 2

Part II: “Early modern Europe.”

Physical Description: (Holograph manuscript in two spiral notebooks)
Box 2, Folder 1

Part III: “An age of revolutions: 1715-1848.”

Physical Description: (Holograph manuscript in three spiral notebooks)
Box 3, Folder 1

Holograph manuscript in four spiral notebooks.

Box 4, Folders 1-3

Part I.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 4, Folder 1

First draft.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 4, Folder 2

Second draft.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 4, Folder 3

Final draft [p.1-251].

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Boxes 4-5

Part II.

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box 4, Folder 4

First draft.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 4, Folder 5

Second draft.

Physical Description: (Carbon typescript)
Box 5, Folder 1

Final draft [p.259-570].

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Boxes 5-6

Part III.

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box 5, Folder 2

First draft.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 5, Folder 3

Second draft.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 6, Folder 1

Final draft [p.580-1014].

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 6, Folder 2

Illustrations for Part III.

Physical Description: (Photocopies)
Boxes 7-8, Folder 1

Part IV.

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box 7, Folder 1

First draft.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 7, Folder 2

Second draft [lacking p.1-8].

Physical Description: (Carbon typescript)
Box 8

Final draft [p.1015-1750].

Physical Description: (Typescript, 3 folders)
Box 9, Folder 1

Index.

Physical Description: (Carbon typescript)
Box 9, Folders 2-3

Miscellaneous notes, etc. re text.

Box 10

Records and note cards.

Scope and Content Note

Records are second stage of mas., between holograph notebook and typescript.
Boxes 11-12

Note cards.

Box 13

Bibliography Note cards.

Box 14

[p.4-702]; Proof sheets.

Box 15, Folder 1

[p.705-end]; Proof sheets.

Box 15, Folder 2

Partial text; Galley proofs.

Box 15, Folder 3

Bibliography and index; Galley proofs.

Box 16

Text, table of contents [lacks bibliography and index]; Galley proofs.

Box 27, Folder 1

Correspondence with publisher (room in box).

Box 28

Galley proofs.

 

The Western Tradition: a Book of Readings . . ..

Box 17, Folder 1

Typescript.

Box 17, Folder 2

Galley proofs.

Box 17, Folder 3

Index.

Physical Description: (Typescript and galley proofs)
Box 25, Folder 6

Correspondence, drafts, etc.

Box 32, Folder 1

Galley proofs (front matter).

Box 32, Folder 2

vol.1.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 32, Folder 3

vol.2.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 56

Proofs of 5th edition.

 

The European Right.

Box 23, Folder 2

Carbon typescript.

Box 23, Folder 3

Galley proofs.

 

The Nationalist Revival in France.

Box 24, Folder 1

Correspondence with publisher.

Box 24, Folder 2

Carbon typescript.

Box 24, Folder 3

Galley proofs.

 

A Century of Modern Taste: from Romanticism to Surrealism.

Note

[Not published?]
Box 25, Folder 1

Outline, and correspondence with publishers.

Box 25, Folder 2

Drafts, outlines.

 

Journal Articles.

Box 25, Folder 3

“The Anti-Utopia of the Twentieth Century.”

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, drafts.
Box 25, Folder 7

“An Anxious Pride: Old and New Orientations in French Foreign. .”

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and carbon typescripts.
Box 25, Folder 4

“Sartre and Surrender,” and other journal articles.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts and correspondence.
Box 25, Folder 5

“Some Comments on the Nature of the Nationalist Revival in France.”

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts and correspondence.

Note

(see previous folder)
Box 26, Folder 1

“Pas d'ennemis a gauche,” and other journal articles.

Physical Description: (Typescript and carbon typescript)
Box 26, Folder 3

Articles on French Left/Right.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes.
Box 26, Folder 2

“No Enemies on the Left?”

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, drafts, and typescripts.
Box 26, Folder 4

“New Wine in Old Bottles: les Families Spirituelles de la France.”

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, typescript and carbon typescripts
Box 26, Folder 5

“Gymnastics and Sports in fin-de-siecle France: Opium of the Classes.”

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, and carbon typescripts
Box 31, Folder 2

“The Betrayal of the Intellectuals,” and other articles.

Scope and Content Note

Carbon typescripts, clippings, etc.
 

[Various Publications].

Boxes 41, 43

Fin de Siecle.

Box 41

Publisher's proofs[?].

Box 43

Draft. ca. 1982

Scope and Content Note

EW still retains original manuscript copies of his publications; he often typed rewrites from his handwritten copy, then had a typist produce subsequent copies.
Boxes 41, 45

My France.

Scope and Content Note

Publisher's proofs[?].

Note

One of EW's most notable publications collection boxed 17 Aug 1993 as per call from EW. cbb
Box 46

A Simple Life.

Scope and Content Note

Publisher's proofs[?].
Box 46

Peasants into Frenchmen.

Scope and Content Note

Research notes.
Box 47

Movements, Currents, Trends....

Box 47

Typed manuscript of publication.

Box 51

Publisher's proofs[?]. 1992

Boxes 44, 49-51

Action Francaise.

Box 44

Part I.

Scope and Content Note

First of EW's publications; originally filed in a notebook
Box 49

Research notes re Action Francaise.

Box 50

“Action Francaise and Catholicism” file.

Box 51

Index.

Boxes 55-56

Hollow Years.

Note

Addition, December 1997
Box 55

Holograph manuscript, various versions.

Box 56

Photocopies.

Box 56

Copy of Dutch translation.

Boxes 45, 56

Life of a Simple Man.

Box 45

Publisher's proof[?].

Box 56

Weber correspondence advocating reprint. ca.1980

Note

Addition, December 1997
 

Unidentified.

Box 18

First chapter: “A country of savages.”

Physical Description: (Holograph, in 3 spiral notebooks, no.1-3)
Box 19

Holograph, in 2 spiral notebooks, no.6-7.

Box 20

Holograph, in 2 spiral notebooks, no.6-7.

Box 21

Holograph, in 4 spiral notebooks, no.8.

Box 22

Holograph, in 3 spiral notebooks and one ledger.

Box 23, Folder 1

First chapter: “The age of masses.”

Physical Description: (Typescript, photocopy)
Box 27, Folder 2

Note cards.

Box 29

First chapter: “A country of savages.”

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, printer's copy.
Box 30

Typescript, printer's copy (begins Box 29).

Box 31, Folder 3

Unidentified Manuscript.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 33

Typescript (photocopy) in four folders.

Boxes 34-40

Note cards.

 

[Miscellaneous].

Box 31, Folder 1

Introduction to Jean Barois.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and typescript (photocopy) and . .
Box 41

“The Western Tradition” (television lecture notes). ca. 1989

Scope and Content Note

Grant funded series on public television, originating from WGBH (Boston); first aired in 1989; still being broadcast
Boxes 42-43

Dissertation, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

Note

[Weber] did not receive degree - dissertation committee never approved of final draft.
Box 42

First draft.

Physical Description: (vol.1, blue binding)
Box 43

First and second drafts.

Scope and Content Note

  • First draft (vol.2, blue binding)
  • Second draft (vol.1 & 2, red bindings)
Box 44

[...Readings...], University of Iowa. 1956

Scope and Content Note

Fist edition of Western civilization readings; created to use as a text ins EW's courses
Box 45

Anti-clerical poster, France. ca. 1890's

Physical Description: (Poster is extremely fragile and in 2 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Acquired by EW while conducting research on Leo Taxil, French journalist who attacked the catholic church and Masonic orders.
Box 48

Reprint files for course no.472[?].

Physical Description: (Photocopies)
Box 48

Untitled manuscript of publication.

Box 48

“Socialists and the Jewish Question.”

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of typscript by Edmund Silberuer[?].
Box 49

“Zones.”

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Boxes 45, 49-50

Correspondence. ca. 1956-1982

Box 45

Files maintained by secretary in notebooks. ca. 1979-1982

Physical Description: (2 vols.)
Box 49

1960-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly about research in France ( re “Action Francaise?”)
Box 50

ca. 1956-.

Scope and Content Note

Short papers (lectures?) interfiled.
Boxes 49-50

Historical time lines compiled by EW (“Chart”).

Box 50

University of Alberta files. ca. 1955

Box 50

Publication, no title.

Physical Description: (Typescript)
Box 50

Publisher's files. ca.1955-1958

Scope and Content Note

re D.C. Heath & Company, University of Iowa, etc.
Box 50

“Romania” file.

Box 48

Research notes.

Scope and Content Note

Card files
Boxes 50-51

Research files.

Box 51

Microfilm reels.

Scope and Content Note

Film copies of primary French documents (?) have bibliographers review (?).
Boxes 52-54

E. Weber handwritten notes re publications correspondence with publisher/Norton. ca. 1985-

Scope and Content Note

re Hollow Years revisions of 5th edition Western Tradition (D.C. Heath) Fin de Siecle (holograph manuscript)

Note

Addition, December 1997
Boxes 44, 46, 49, 52-54

UCLA course files. 1952 and n.d.

Box 49

Course lecture notes.

Physical Description: (.50 cu.ft.)
Box 44

“Intellectual History” (?) course lecture notes.

Box 46

Course lectures notes. ca. 1952

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials from other institutions.
Box 52-54

[No further description available].

Note

Addition, December 1997