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Finding Aid for the Charles Hickman Titus Papers, 1900-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Hickman Titus Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1965
    Collection number: 755
    Creator: Titus, Charles Hickman
    Extent: 42 boxes (21 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Charles Hickman Titus (1896-1965) taught at Whitman College and Stanford before coming to teach at UCLA in 1927. He was an expert on American political theory and studied U.S. voting habits. During World War II, Titus served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Signal Corps in New Guinea and Australia. The collection consists of Titus' personal and professional papers and papers relating to Hickman's father, grandfather, and related families.
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Charles Hickman Titus.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Hickman Titus Papers (Collection 755). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Titus was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1896; received BA (1920), MA (1921), and Ph.D (1927) at Stanford; taught at Whitman College and Stanford before coming to teach at UCLA in 1927; was an expert on American political theory and studied U.S. voting habits; achieved fame as a teacher through unorthodox views and challenging students to re-evaluate basic tenets; served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Signal Corps in New Guinea and Australia during World War II; retired from teaching at UCLA in 1963; died of a heart attack in Victorville, California, on October 20, 1965.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of personal and professional papers of former UCLA political science professor Charles Hickman Titus. Also contains papers relating to Hickman's father, grandfather, and related families.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Titus, Charles Hickman--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Political scientists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.