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Finding Aid for the Alexander Saxton Papers, 1846-1990 bulk 1936-1990
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alexander Saxton Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1846-1990 bulk 1936-1990
    Collection number: 1697
    Creator: Saxton, Alexander
    Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Alexander Plaisted Saxton (b.1919) taught at UC Berkeley and Wayne State University before joining the Department of History at UCLA in 1968. His writings include Grand crossing (1943), The great midland (1948), Bright web in the darkness (1958), The great fear (1970), and The indispensable enemy: labor and the anti-Chinese movement in California (1971). The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and clippings related to Saxton's professional life, materials related to his teaching in the Department of History at UCLA, and family papers (1846-1943).
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Alexander P. Saxton, 1992.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alexander Saxton Papers (Collection 1697). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Alexander Plaisted Saxton was born July 16, 1919 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; AB, University of Chicago, 1940; MA (1962) and Ph.D (1967), UC Berkeley; after teaching at UC Berkeley and Wayne State University, Saxton began teaching in the Department of History at UCLA in 1968; his writings include Grand crossing (1943), The great midland (1948), Bright web in the darkness (1958), The great fear (1970), and The indispensable enemy: labor and the anti-Chinese movement in California (1971).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and clippings related to the professional life of writer Alexander P. Saxton. Includes materials related to his teaching in the Department of History at UCLA as well as family papers (1846-1943).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Saxton, Alexander--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of History--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Historians--United States--Archival resources.