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Finding Aid for the Roland Dennis Hussey Papers, 1920-1959
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Roland Dennis Hussey Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1959
    Collection number: 691
    Creator: Hussey, Roland Dennis, 1897-
    Extent: 29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.) 49 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Roland Dennis Hussey (1897-1959) was a professor of history at UCLA (1930- ), and chairman of the History department history (1950, 1952-54). During World War II until 1947, he was assistant chief of the Office of American Republic Affairs, and divisional chief of the Office of Intelligence in the State Department. He wrote articles and books on Latin American history, was a contributing editor for the Handbook of Latin-American studies, and editor of Hispanic-American Historical Review. The collection consists of transcripts and microfilm of documents and manuscripts relating to Hussey's historical research. The materials are from the archives and depositories of Great Britain, Spain, and Latin America, and include an index and Papeletes, or summaries, to many of the documents.
    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.

    Biography

    Hussey was born on October 13, 1897 in Milford, Massachusetts; fought in World War I; SB, Boston University, 1923; MA, Harvard University, 1928; Ph.D, UCLA, 1930; instructor in history, assistant professor (1930-35), associate professor (1935-45), from 1945, professor, UCLA; chairman of history department (1950, 1952-54); during World War II until 1947 he was assistant chief of the Office of American Republic Affairs, and divisional chief of the Office of Intelligence in the State Department; wrote articles and books on Latin American history, including Spanish reaction to foreign aggression in the Caribbean to about 1680 (1929) and The Caracas Company, 1728-1784: a study in the history of Spanish monopolistic trade (1934); contributing editor, Handbook of Latin-American studies; editor, Hispanic-American Historical Review; he died on October 28, 1959.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of transcripts and microfilm of documents and manuscripts relating to the historical research of UCLA professor Roland Dennis Hussey. The materials are from the archives and depositories of Great Britain, Spain, and Latin America, and include an index and Papeletes, or summaries, to many of the documents.

    Scope and Content Note

    A collection of transcripts and microfilms of documents and manuscripts relating to the historical research of professor Hussey. The materials are from the archives and depositories of Spain, Great Britain, France, Colombia, Mexico and Central America and relate to the colonial history of the Caribbean area. Included are an index and Papelettes, or summaries, to many of the documents. The documents are arranged by depository while the Papelettes and index are arranged chronologically by date.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Hussey, Roland Dennis, 1897- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of History--Faculty--Archives.
    Latin America--History--Research.

    Microfilms.