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Finding Aid for the Wilhelm W. Krauss Papers, 1913-1980
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Wilhelm W. Krauss Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1913-1980
    Collection number: 1635
    Creator: Krauss, Wilhelm W.
    Extent: 71 boxes (35.5 linear ft.) 15 oversize boxes 1 carton
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Wilhelm W. Krauss (b.1894) collaborated in writing the book, The racial characters of the Swedish nation (1926), lectured on topics of race and eugenics, and wrote several manuscripts on racial topics. The collection consists of manuscripts, research notes, printed materials, photographs, and correspondence relating to Krauss' work on eugenics and racial characteristics.
    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 Mel Hart, 1990.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wilhelm W. Krauss Papers (Collection 1635). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Wilhelm W. Krauss was born in 1894 near Vienna, Austria; Ph.D, University of Vienna, 1923; research scientist at the State Institute for Human Genetics in Uppsala, Sweden, 1922-34; collaborated in writing the book, The racial characters of the Swedish nation (1926); did research in Hawaii, 1935-41, as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Stockholm; librarian, UCLA International Relations Library, 1943-45; lectured on topics of race and eugenics; wrote several manuscripts on racial topics.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, research notes, printed materials, photographs, and correspondence relating to the work on eugenics and racial characteristics of anthropologist and ethnologist Wilhelm W. Krauss.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts of Krauss' writings (Boxes 1-20).
    2. Research notes (Boxes 21-38).
    3. Biographical materials (Boxes 39-42).
    4. Family photographs (Box 43).
    5. Photographs relating to Krauss' work as an anthropologist (Boxes 44-53,64).
    6. Family and personal letters (Boxes 54-63).
    7. Glass slides (Boxes 65-77).
    8. Correspondence, manuscripts, academic material and photographs (Boxes 78-87).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Krauss, William W.--Archives.
    Anthropologists--Archival resources.
    Ethnologists--Research.
    Photographs.