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Finding Aid for the Frances Fay Brunstein Levine Papers, 1937-1968 1998.04.r
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Arrangement note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Conditions Governing Use note

  • Title: Frances Fay Brunstein Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 1998.04.r
    Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
    Language of Material: The majority of the collection is in English
    Physical Description: 6.36 Linear feet (17 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1950-1968
    Date (inclusive): 1927-1970
    Location note: Leatherby Libraries
    Language of Materials note: The majority of the materials in this collection are in English with others in various languages, including Spanish, German, French, Khmer, Serbo-Croatian, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, and Italian.
    Abstract: The Frances Fay Brunstein Papers consist of personal papers of Frances Fay Brunstein Levine who traveled extensively as an economist for the United States government in the 1950's. The papers include Frances' own writings and correspondence, travel brochures from her travel in Asia and elsewhere, an extensive collection of propaganda from Asian nations, Latin American nations, and the United States.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Frances Fay Brunstein was born on August 26, 1918 in Los Angeles, California. She attended Los Angeles City College and received her B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations from UCLA in 1938. She continued her education at UC-Berkeley, getting an M.A. in Political Science (International Relations) in 1939 and attending one year of Law School during 1939-1940. She was a member of Pi Kappa Delta, a national honorary fraternity for students interested in speech and debate, and Phi Rho Pi, a national honor society for speech competitors in two year colleges.
    After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for various government bodies, such as the Inter-American Statistical Institute, the Census Bureau, the Board of Economic Warfare, the Foreign Economic administration, and the U.S. Labor Department. She served a stint as Acting Club Director of American Red Cross in Europe during World War II. In 1951 she moved back to Los Angeles to work for the Office of Price Stabilization. She moved from there to the Latin American Institute at UCLA and worked on the preparation of the Statistical Abstract of Latin America.
    From 1956-59 she traveled extensively gathering economic and political data in over 50 countries. The bulk of the collection is the printed material she gathered during these travels. Since this was during the height of the Cold War, the collection gives a picture of U. S. and foreign propaganda during the period and data on industry, production, and wages in the United States and in countries around the world with an emphasis on Southeast Asia and Central and South America.
    Brunstein passed away on October 10, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA. She was 78.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item], Frances Fay Brunstein Papers (1998.04.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is arranged by material type, topic and chronology. Series 1 Personal Papers, Series 2 Cold War Travel Collection, Series 3 Cold War Propaganda Collection, Series 4 Maps.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    This collection is open for research.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Frances Fay Brunstein Papers consist of personal papers, including Frances' own writings and correspondence, travel brochures from her travel in Asia and elsewhere, an extensive collection of propaganda from Asian nations, Latin American nations, and the United States that she gathered as an economist for the United States government. Most of the travel brochures and propaganda are from the Cold War era and relate directly to the Cold War. Many of these are press releases, published pamphlets and magazines, and reports.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Brunstein, Frances Fay, MA, 1918-1996
    Clark, Thomas J.
    Asia
    Cold War
    Latin America
    Propaganda
    Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
    Vietnam -- History
    World War, 1939-1945