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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Carey McWilliams, 1925-1948
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material about Carey McWilliams
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1948
    Collection number: 2023
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Abstract: 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.
    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 UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Unknown, ca. 1973.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material about Carey McWilliams (Collection Number 2023). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings by and about the California lawyer and author Carey McWilliams. It also includes some pamphlets and magazines. The clippings focus heavily on reviews of his work such as Mask of Privilege, Ill Fares the Land, North from Mexico, and Southern California Country: An Island on the Land. They also touch on the Thomas Jefferson award he received, as well as his dealings with the Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1940s. The collection also contains a number of McWilliams's published articles, reviews and commentaries.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980.
    Authors, American --Sources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    clippings.

    Related Material

    Carey McWilliams papers, 1894-1982 (Collection 1319)  . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    Carey McWilliams papers, 1930-1940 (Collection 1243)  . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    Carey McWilliams correspondence, 1924-1975 (Collection 1356)  . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.