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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Andrew Hamilton Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1974
    Collection number: 1227
    Creator: Hamilton, Andrew, 1911-1976
    Extent: 132 boxes (66 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Andrew Jackson Hamilton (1911-1976) was a U.S. Navy public information officer on the West Coast and in the Pacific on the staff of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz during World War II, and public information manager (1946-60) and Public Affairs Officer (1960-75) at UCLA. He helped to organize Naval Reserve Public Relations Company 11-2 (1949), wrote more than a thousand articles for some 75 magazines, and co-authored UCLA on the move (1969) with John B. Jackson. In 1973, Hamilton and his wife were awarded the University Service Award. The collection consists of mostly subject files containing manuscripts, published articles, clippings, and research material related to Hamilton's writing, his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his career as UCLA Public Affairs officer.
    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 Access

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

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Andrew Hamilton Papers (Collection 1227). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Mrs. Andrew J. Hamilton, 1976.

    Biography

    Andrew Jackson Hamilton was born on April 18, 1911 in Riverside, California; BA, UCLA, 1935; became a reporter and feature writer for two years with the Los Angeles times; U.S. Navy public information officer on the West Coast and in the Pacific on the staff of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz during World War II; public information manager (1946-60) and Public Affairs Officer (1960-75) UCLA; helped to organize Naval Reserve Public Relations Company 11-2 in 1949; wrote more than a thousand articles for some 75 magazines, including Saturday evening post, Collier's, and Science digest; co-authored UCLA on the move (1969) with John B. Jackson; along with his wife Janice, awarded the University Service Award in 1973; retired in 1975; died on April 8, 1976 in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of mostly subject files containing manuscripts, published articles, clippings, and research material related to Andrew Hamilton's writing, his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his career as UCLA Public Affairs officer.

    Expanded Scope and Content Note

    The papers mainly comprise clippings, articles and other research materials for Andrew Hamilton's writing but also include records relating to his service in World War II as a Navy public information officer with Fleet Admiral Nimitz in the Pacific. He was a UCLA graduate of the Class of 1935 and held the position of Public Affairs Officer for many years prior to his retirement from the university in 1975. He contributed as a freelance writer to a number of national magazines and was for some time a reporter and feature writer for the Los Angeles Times.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Hamilton, Andrew, 1911-1976--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Public Affairs--Employees--Archival resources.
    Public relations--Archival resources.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    UCLA public affairs officer [oral history transcript] / Andrew J. Hamilton, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1972. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.