Finding Aid for the Leo Kuper Papers, 1951-1993

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Leo Kuper Papers, 1951-1993

Collection number: 1550

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1988
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Leo Kuper Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1951-1993
Collection number: 1550
Creator: Kuper, Leo
Extent: 51 boxes (25.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Leo Kuper (1908-1994) was a faculty member in UCLA Department of Sociology (1961-77), director of the UCLA African Studies Center (1968-1972) and published many articles and books. The collection consists of research materials, manuscripts, books, other printed materials, audio tapes, videotapes, and microfilm compiled by UCLA Sociology Professor Leo Kuper.
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

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

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leo Kuper Papers (Collection 1550). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Kuper was born in 1908 in Johannesburg, South Africa; he practiced law there, defending human rights victims and representing integrated trade unions; served as an intelligence officer in World War II; studied sociology at the University of North Carolina and at Birmingham University in England; chairman of Department of Sociology and dean of the faculty of social sciences at the University of Natal in South Africa; faculty member in UCLA Department of Sociology (1961-77); director of the UCLA African Studies Center from 1968 to 1972; published articles and books include: Passive Resistance in South Africa (1957), Durban: A Study in Racial Ecology (1958), An African Bourgeoisie (1965), The Pity of it All: Polarization of Racial and Ethnic Relations (1977), Genocide: Its Political Use in the Twentieth Century (1981), and The Prevention of Genocide (1985); established International Alert in 1985 with Lord Michael Young in London and Los Angeles; he died on May 23, 1994.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of research materials, manuscripts, books, other printed materials, audio tapes, videotapes, and microfilm compiled by UCLA Sociology Professor Leo Kuper. Includes material documenting his research on Durban, R.S.A., and on genocide. Documents his service to organizations related to human rights, political prisoners and genocide, and contains files for the organization, International Alert, and files illustrating his work with curriculum planning for the California schools system.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kuper, Leo--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Sociology--Faculty--Archives.
International Alert (Organization).
Sociologists--Archival resources.
Human rights workers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Research Material

 

Historical Growth of Durban

Box 1, Folder 1

List of consolidated areas.

Box 1, Folder 2

Group areas--1950.

Box 1, Folder 3

Population census, 1951.

Box 1, Folder 4

Index of contents of all files containing raw census data. [Empty].

Box 1, Folder 5

Racial distribution--Durban population in charts and graphs.

Box 1, Folder 6

Percentage calculations--racial distribution.

Box 1, Folder 7

Data: areas of census enumerators districts (and our charts and graphs).

Box 1, Folder 8

Originals of checked data for ecology study.

Box 1, Folder 9

Cores (?) of checked data.

Box 1, Folder 10

Text.

Box 1, Folder 11

Raw, unused data.

Box 1, Folder 12

Used data, i.e. recast.

 

Interviews: City Council

Box 1, Folder 13

Interviews with city council departments.

 

Bureau of Census

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence with census.

Box 1, Folder 15

Research fellow appointment.

Box 1, Folder 16

Information requested from census, June 1954.

 

Calculations, 1951 Census

Box 1, Folder 17

Calculations concerning religion.

Box 1, Folder 18

Income and home language.

Box 1, Folder 19

1951 census: code list for occupations, employment, industry, etc.

 

Planning, Project Design, Meetings

Box 1, Folder 20

Project design.

Box 1, Folder 21

Research meetings and project design.

Box 2, Folder 1

Group areas, clippings for Leo.

 

Durban

Box 2, Folder 6

Spare copies of meeting reports, etc.

 

Ecology of Durban

Note

Charts of census data--1951--and maps [oversize]. Stored in Map Room.
Box 2, Folder 8

First calculation, mean & per capita incomes--natives. Revised in text.

Box 2, Folder 9

Index of maps in cabinet.

Box 2, Folder 10

Ecology of Durban.

Box 2, Folder 11

Calculations involving home language.

Box 2, Folder 12

Calculations for ecology chapters.

Box 3, Folder 1

Boundaries of the 36 consolidated areas...anticlockwise.

Box 3, Folder 2

Calculation of ratios, ecological distribution within race variations.

Box 3, Folder 3

Ages, calculations involving.

Box 3, Folder 4

Indians and Europeans income: relocated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Calculations concerning status and employment.

Box 3, Folder 7

Calculations concerning birthplace.

Box 3, Folder 8

Calculations concerning nationality.

Box 3, Folder 9

Income and religion.

Box 3, Folder 10

Characteristics of the total racial groups.

Box 3, Folder 12

Rough used data for demographic section.

Box 3, Folder 13

Calculations concerning industry.

Box 3, Folder 14

Group areas 1957.

Box 3, Folder 15

Revised census figures, racial distribution and preliminary Native census figures... [Empty].

Box 3, Folder 16

Charts and graphs for Ecology of Durban.

Box 3, Folder 17

Miscellaneous.

Box 3, Folder 18

Land tenure.

Box 4, Folder 3

National council for social research.

Box 4, Folder 4

Institute of family and community health.

Box 4, Folder 5

Lecturer's association on academic segregation.

Box 4, Folder 8

Conference proceedings, conference of South Africa Indian congress.

 

Other Research Material

Box 5

Research materials, mostly photocopies, some manuscripts, on self-determination.

Box 6

Files: International Alert [against genocide and mass killing]. 1980s.

Box 7

Files: International Alert, genocide, some material grouped by chapter for a book [?].

Box 8

Files: Genocide, model curriculum for California Public Schools, Amnesty International, Global Alert, Grants, Accounts.

Box 9

Files: Model curriculum, Amnesty International, Global Alert, refugees and genocide, 1980 Social Survey, printed items.

Box 10

Files: Refugees and genocide, 1980 Social Survey, printed material.

Box 11

Research materials on genocide listed by country (A-H).

Box 12

Research materials on genocide listed by country (A-H).

Box 13

Research materials on genocide listed by country (A-H).

Box 14

Research materials on genocide listed by country (A-H). Research material for book on genocide.

Box 15

Research material on genocide listed by country (A-H)..

Box 16

Research material for book on genocide. Research materials on Ireland.

Box 17

Research materials on Ireland.

Box 18

Printed and near print materials re human rights and genocide.

Box 19

Card indices to sources.

Box 20

Typed manuscripts by others that Leo Kuper.

Box 21

Audio tapes, videotapes, and microfilm.

Box 22

Printed and near print materials, mostly on human rights and genocide.

Box 23

Research files for book on genocide. Includes notebooks and notes of Leo Kuper.

Box 24

Files: various, including genocide, American blacks and printed and manuscript material.

Box 25

Printed and near print material on Ireland, South Africa, and slavery.

Box 26

Printed and near print material on nuclearism.

Box 27

Files: various, including printed and manuscript material, and some writings by Leo Kuper.

Box 28

International Alert.

Box 29

Files: printed and manuscript material, including International Alert, American blacks and peace research.

Box 30

Various printed and manuscript material, including Africa and South Africa.

Box 31

Various printed and manuscript materials, including genocide and California.

Box 32

Uganda, discrimination.

Box 33

Card index, manuscripts on genocide.

Box 34

Rwanda, Zanzibar, photocopies of various articles.

Box 35

African conflicts, Afro-American movements, Zanzibar.

Box 36

Files: CV, Armenia, Burundi, Genocide, East Timor, Romania, Gypsies.

Box 37

Files: Israel, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Uganda, Ukraine, Horn of Africa, Genocide.

Box 38

Files: Genocide, Lemkin papers, Religion.

Box 39

Genocide, Course material.

Box 40

Genocide: articles and papers.

Box 41

Papers.

Box 42

Notebooks, cassette tapes, reel to reel tapes, video tapes, 3 x 5 index cards.

Box 43

Refugees, Hilda.

Box 44

Theology.

Boxes 45-46

Articles and publications.

Box 47

5 maps of Durban, South Africa. 5 1951 U.S. Census sheets.

Box 48

Genocide.

Box 49

Rwanda, religious movements, race, student revolts, class analysis, pluralism--photocopies of articles.

Box 50

Algeria, Rwanda--photocopies of articles.

 

Manuscripts

 

Durban

Box 2, Folder 2

Manuscript material.

Box 2, Folder 3

Group areas article.

Box 2, Folder 4

Educational statistics, Durban, 1951.

Box 2, Folder 5

Group areas article.

Box 4, Folder 1

Ethnography.

 

Ecology of Durban

Box 3, Folder 5

Ecology--first draft.

Box 3, Folder 11

Manuscript notes, original tables.

 

By Others

Box 4, Folder 7

Magubane, B., Sports and Politics in an urban African Community. Master's thesis.

 

Manuscripts, Correspondence, Clippings

Box 4, Folder 2

Group areas.

 

Reviews

 

Ecology of Durban

Box 4, Folder 6

Reviews, publicity.