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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Carey McWilliams, 1925-1948
2023  
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Description
Carey McWilliams (1905-1980) was a lawyer, author, and editor of The Nation. Some of his books include: Ambrose Bierce: A Biography (1929), Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California (1939), Brothers Under the Skin: African Americans and Other Minorities (1943), Southern California Country: An Island on the Land (1946), and The Education of Carey McWilliams (1979). The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings by and about McWilliams. Also includes some pamphlets and magazines.
Background
Carey McWilliams was born December 13, 1905 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He received his JD from the University of Southern California and became an attorney at Black, Hammack & McWilliams, Los Angeles, 1927-38. He would go on to serve as chief of the Division of Immigration and Housing, State of California, 1938-42. He worked as an editor at The Nation from 1945 to 1975. Some of his books include: Ambrose Bierce: A Biography (1929), Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California (1939), Ill Fares the Land: Migrants and Migratory Labor in the United States (1942), Brothers Under the Skin (1943), Prejudice: Japanese-Americans, Symbol of racial intolerance (1944), Southern California Country: An Island on the Land (1946), A Mask for Privilege: Anti-Semitism in America (1948), The Education of Carey McWilliams (1979). He died on June 27, 1980 in New York City.
Extent
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.