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Preliminary Guide to the Wilbur R. Jacobs Papers
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Bio / Personal

Box 1

General Biographical info, incl. vitae, Who's Who in America entries, clippings

Box 1

Bio-bib submissions

Box 1

College Paper – "Indian Presents and the Westward Movement during the Period of the French and Indian War," History 199, UCLA, 1940

Box 1

Diplomas – BA, UCLA, 1940; MA in history, UCLA, 1942

Box 2

Grant Applications

Box 2

PhD dissertation – "Presents to Indians Along the Ohio and Northwest Frontiers, 1748-1765," UCLA, 1947

Box 2

Santa Barbara College – appointment as Acting Dean of Men, 1952

 

Trips

Box 2

Yugoslavia, 1965

Box 2

Trip around the World [incl. Australia] – travel diary and notebook, ca. 1968-1969

 

Correspondence – Notable

Box 3

Caughey, John, 1965

Box 3

Gates, Paul W., 1965

Box 3

Groebner, Norman, 1965

Box 3

Higham, John, 1965

Box 3

Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1964

Box 3

Pomeroy, Earl, 1965

Box 3

Tolles, Frederick B., 1965

Box 3

Winther, Oscar O., 1965

 

Correspondence – General

Scope and Content Note

Incoming/Outgoing. Includes correspondence (and related materials) with colleagues, publishers, and former students and acquaintances seeking letters of support for various projects and positions.
Box 3

1937, 1942-1943 (incoming only)

Box 4

1947-1958, 1960-1964

Box 5

1965-1981

Box 6

1982-1988

Box 7

1989-1991

Box 8

1991-1992

Box 9

1992-1993

Box 10

1993-1995

Box 11

1995-1998

 

Isla Vista Disturbances 1970

Box 12

Mainly issues of newspapers such as El Gaucho, Isla Vista Viewpoint, and UCSB Daily Nexus

 

Professional Organizations

Box 13

Mississippi Valley Historical Association – Report of the Committee to Study the Relationship between the Association and the Secondary Schools, 1958

Box 13

Western History Association – includes files relating to Council meetings, American West Publishing Company (America West a publication of the WHA), and session proposals, 1963-1966, 1992

 

Research/Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, bibliographies, copies of articles, copies and excerpts from writings by WRJ, some correspondence, and other related research materials
Box 13

American Indians

Box 14

Animal Rights

Box 14

Australia – Aborigine

Box 14

Billington, Ray A.

Box 14

Environmental Issues

Box 14

Muir, John

Box 14

Nevins, Allan

Box 15

Oregon Trail

Box 15

Parkman, Francis

Box 15

Population

Box 15

Sauer, Carl

Box 16-19

Turner, Frederick Jackson

Box 20

West / Westward Movement

 

UC – Office of the President

Box 20-21

University of California – Academic Assistant, ca. 1964-1965

 

UCSB

Box 22

Academic Senate, ca. 1954-1958

Box 22

History Classes

Box 22

History Department

Box 22

Ph.D. Students

 

Writings

 

Monographs

Scope and Content Note

Mainly typescript drafts, some reviews
Box 23

The American Past and Present, a 'New History'

Box 23

America's Great Frontiers and Sections: Frederick Jackson Turner's Unpublished Essays – edited, with introduction, by WRJ

Box 23

Benjamin Franklin: Statesman – Philosopher or Materialist? – edited by WRJ

Box 23

[Colonial America] – Textbook

Box 23

Environmental Themes in American Frontier History

Box 23-24

The Fatal Confrontation: Historical Studies of American Indians, Environment, and Historians

Box 24-25

Francis Parkman, Historian as Hero: The Formative Years

Box 25

The Garden in Jeopardy

Box 25-26

The Historical World of Frederick Jackson Turner

Box 26

The Impact of Frederick Jackson Turner: Changing Views and Interpretations

Box 26

Indians of the Southern Colonial Frontier: The Edmund Atkin Report and Plan of 1755 – edited and intro by WRJ

Box 26

Memories of Historians

Box 26

On the Trail of Debris: Environmental Themes in American Frontier History

Box 26

On Turner's Trail: 100 Years of Writing Western History

Box 26

One Person's Planet: Overpopulation and Its Environmental Impact on Indians, the American Frontier and Global Peoples

Box 26

Reflections on Columbus and Indian History

Box 27

Too Many People: Environmental Perspectives on American Indians, Frontiers, and Population

Box 27

Trails toward Teaching and Telling Indian History

 

Shorter Works

Scope and Content Note

Incl. articles, book reviews, contributions to larger works, forewords, letters to editors, etc.
 

Articles

Scope and Content Note

Also chapters in larger works, essays, talks, papers presented at conferences; includes typescript drafts (some edited), print copies, and offprints.
Box 27

"After the Revolution: The Politics and Anti-Politics of the New Western History"

Box 27

"American Indian and Environmental History," CSLA, June 29, 1994

Box 27

"American Indian Legacy of Freedom and Liberty"

Box 27

"British-Colonial Attitudes and Policies Toward the Indian in the American Colonies"

Box 27

"British Indian Policies to 1785"

Box 27

"Cadwallader Colden's Noble Iroquois Savages"

Box 27

"Centuries of Resistance: Viewpoints on Indian History, Columbus, and Ghosts of the Black Legend"

Box 27

"Clark Wissler, Sept. 18, 1870-Aug. 25, 1947"

Box 27

"Colonial Origins of the American Spirit of Freedom"

Box 27

"Colonial Origins of the United States: The Turnerean View"

Box 27

"Comment on J. A. Hijiya's 'Why the West Was Lost'"

Box 27

"Comment upon Mining Impact Papers: Colorado Mining and Dredge Mining"

Box 27

"Commentary on the West in the Twenty-First Century"

Box 27

"The Crucible of Experience: The Office of Governor in California"

Box 27

"Descanosora: A Note on Cadwallader Colden's Concept of the Iroquois"

Box 27

"The Destructive Impact of the Fur Trade in American History"

Box 27

Dictionary of American Biography – biographies for several historians

Box 27

"The Displacement of Indian People from Their Environmental Homelands"

Box 27

[Documents] – lists of suggested documents for unknown work

Box 27

"Ecology and the American Indians"

Box 27

Encyclopaedia Britannica – articles on several individuals and subjects

Box 27

"Francis Parkman and Frederick Jackson Turner Remembered"

Box 27

"Francis Parkman – As an Undercover Environmentalist"

Box 27

"Francis Parkman, Hero as Historian" – speech

Box 27

"Francis Parkman – Naturalist-Environmentalist"

Box 27

"Francis Parkman's Oration 'Romance in America'"

Box 27

"Frederick Jackson Turner"

Box 27

"The Frederick Jackson Turner Papers in the Huntington Library"

Box 27

"Frederick Jackson Turner Remembered"

Box 27

"Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Theory in History and Politics, or How to Explain American History with a Theory"

Box 27

"Frederick Jackson Turner's Notes on the Westward Movement, California, and the Far West"

Box 27

"Frederick Jackson Turner's Views on International Politics"

Box 28

"The Frontier in Retrospect"

Box 28

"Frontiersmen, Fur Traders, and Other Varmints: An Ecological Appraisal of the Frontier in American History"

Box 28

"The Great Despoliation: Environmental Themes in American Frontier History"

Box 28

Handbook of North American Indians – contributor

Box 28

HEH [Huntington Library] talk, Jan. 22, 1992

Box 28

"Henry Chatillon"

Box 28

"Highlights of Parkman's Formative Period"

Box 28

"A Historian's View of Writing and Researching Peace History"

Box 28

"Historical Themes and Museum Exhibits"

Box 28

"Historiography as Intellectual History: The Case of Frederick Jackson Turner"

Box 28

"History and Propaganda: Soviet Image of the American Past"

Box 28

"If Nixon Goes, What Happens in Foreign Affairs?"

Box 28

"In Memory of Allan Nevins"

Box 28

"The Indian and the Frontier in American History – A Need for Revision"

Box 28

"The Indian Frontier of 1763"

Box 28

"Indian Warrior Strength along the Anglo-French Frontiers in the Old Northwest, 1748-1763"

Box 28

"Indian-White Relations"

Box 28

"Indians as Ecologists and Other Environmental Themes in American Frontier History"

Box 28

"Indians, Whites and Conspiracies in Early American History"

Box 28

"Institutions, Economies, Access, and Tourism: Transforming a Part of the Western Navajo Reservation"

Box 28

"Introduction for Donald Worster"

Box 28

"The Intrusion of White Frontiers into Indian Homelands and the Beginnings of Modern American Environmental History"

Box 28

"John Francis Adams and His Doctor"

Box 28

"Lessons from the Master – Francis Parkman – Historian as Hero of the Early American West"

Box 28

"Looking Back and Forth in Indian History: On the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the UCLA Indian Center"

Box 28

"Looking Backward: A Half-century of Learning about Western History"

Box 28

"Looking Backward on the Trail of Frontier-Western History"

Box 28

"Louis Knott Koontz: Mentor Teacher on the Early West"

Box 28

"Major Historians of America"

Box 28

"Major Problems of the Multi-University: The Faculty View of Twenty-Five Years Progress at the University of California"

Box 28

"Major Writings in American History"

Box 28

"The Many-Sided Frederick Jackson Turner"

Box 28

"A Message to Fort William Henry: An Incident in the French and Indian War"

Box 28

"A More Jealous Mistress: The Scholar as Reviewer"

Box 28

"National Frontiers and Great World Frontiers – And the Shadow of Frederick Jackson Turner"

Box 28

"New Nation in a New World"

Box 28

"The Office of Governor in California"

Box 28

"Parkman, Francis" – Encyclopaedia Britannica

Box 28

"Parkman, Frontier Historian: The Apprenticeship"

Box 28

"Parkman: the Historian as Self-Proclaimed Hero"

Box 28

"Parkman's Secret: Pretend You Are the Heroic Character Battling and Surviving in the Narrative"

Box 28

"The Paxton Riots and the Frontier Theory," edited by WRJ

Box 28

"Peace Research – What Is to be Done? What Is It?"

Box 28

"Perspectives on Scarcity, Population, Ecology, and the American West"

Box 28

"Philip Wayne Powell"

Box 28

"Ponce de Leon: Epic Bio" – motion picture

Box 28

"Population History and Environmental History: Some Unavoidable Encounters"

Box 28

"Prescott, William Hickling" – Encyclopaedia Britannica

Box 28

"Presents to Indians along the French Frontiers in the Old Northwest, 1748-1763"

Box 28

"Profiles on Environmental Stress: Overpopulation's Impact on World Frontiers"

Box 28

"Research in Agricultural History: Frederick Jackson Turner's View in 1922"

Box 28

"Revisiting Revisions on the Indian and the Frontier in American History"

Box 28

"Robert Beverley: Colonial Ecologist and Indian Lover"

Box 28

"Roger Williams and the Historians"

Box 28

"The Role of Military Conflict in American History"

Box 28

"Sherburne F. Cook, Rebel-Revisionist"

Box 28

"Should the College Curriculum Include a Great Books or a World Civilization Course?"

Box 28

"Some Characteristics of Modern Democracy"

Box 28

"Some Larger Themes in American History"

Box 28

"Some of Parkman's Literary Devices"

Box 28

"Some Reflections on Father Junipero Serra's Indian Policy"

Box 28

"Suggestions for a 'New Look' in Frontier History"

Box 28

"The Tip of an Iceberg: Pre-Columbian Indian Demography and Some Implications for Revisionism"

Box 28

"'Turner, as I Remember Him,' by Herbert Eugene Bolton"

Box 28

"Turner, Merk, and Billington, and the Real Western History"

Box 28

"Turner's Frontier in American History"

Box 28

"Turner's Methodology: Multiple Working Hypotheses or Ruling Theory?"

Box 28

"Two Stories of the American Revolution: The Dividends of Peace Are Neverending"

Box 28

"U.C. versus Academic Freedom and Animal Rights"

Box 28

"Unsavory Sidelights on the Colonial Fur Trade"

Box 28

"Was the Pontiac Uprising a Conspiracy?"

Box 28

"What Are We Going to Do with All of Us: Some Perspectives on Population and Environmental History"

Box 28

"Wider Frontiers – Questions of War and Conflict in American History: The Strange Solution by Frederick Jackson Turner"

Box 29

"Willa Center and Francis Parkman: Novelistic Portrayals of Colonial New France"

Box 29

"Wilson's First Battle at Princeton: The Chair for Turner"

Box 29

Book Reviews, 1950s-1990s – arranged chronologically

Box 29

Lectures – unknown venues

Box 29

Letter to the Editor, New York Times, 1970

 

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Mainly used as illustrations in writings
 

B/W Negatives

Box 29

[R.?] Jenkins Indian Pictures Santa Barbara [?] – 8 4x5 negs.

 

B/W Prints

Box 29

Glen, James – Governor of South Carolina, 1743-1756 [photo of a miniature]

Box 29

Indians – also incl. some related negs.

Box 29

Jacobs, Wilbur R.

Box 29

Turner, Frederick Jackson

 

Audio

Tape No. A15207/R7

Audiotape – Interview of WRJ on "Dispossessing the American Indian," CBS News, Mar. 6, 1973