Scope and Content
Title: Andrew Hamilton Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1974
Collection number: 1227
Hamilton, Andrew, 1911-1976
132 boxes (66 linear ft.)
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.
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.
[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.
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,
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
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.
UCLA public affairs officer [oral history transcript] / Andrew J. Hamilton, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1972. Available at
Department of Special Collections, UCLA.