Scope and Content of Collection
Hawkins, Helen S.
Title: Helen S. Hawkins Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1974 - 1987
5.10 linear feet
(11 archives boxes)
Abstract: Two manuscript versions of the book TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD: LEO SZILARD AND THE CRUSADE FOR NUCLEAR ARMS CONTROL (1987) prepared
by Helen S. Hawkins and co-edited with G. Allen Greb and Gertrude Weiss Szilard. The early version (1974-1976) contains a
larger volume of documents by Leo Szilard than the later condensed version. The materials follow a chronological sequence
which dates from 1945 to 1964. The collection is arranged in one series: 1) TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS.
Accessions processed in 1996 contain videorecordings and cassette audiorecordings of interviews conducted by Helen Hawkins
while at KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California. The materials are arranged in two series: 2) VIDEORECORDINGS and
3) CASSETTE AUDIORECORDINGS.
University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0131
Language of Material:
Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
Helen S. Hawkins Collection, MSS 0131. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Helen S. Hawkins received her doctorate in History from the University of California, San Diego in 1975. Between 1974 and
1975 she was a Research Associate working in the Leo Szilard Papers in the Program in Science, Technology and Public Affairs
at UCSD. Hawkins later joined the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at UCSD. During the late 1970s and early
1980s, Hawkins worked in the Humanities Office of KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California.
Scope and Content of Collection
Accessions Processed in 1993
This collection contains manuscript materials prepared by Helen Hawkins for the production of the book "Toward a Livable World:
Leo Szilard and the Crusade for Nuclear Arms Control" (1987). Helen Hawkins co-edited the work with G. Allen Greb and Gertrude
Weiss Szilard. The collection is arranged in one series: "TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD..." MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS.
The series is organized in two subseries, "NSF Grant Manuscript, 1974-1976" and "IGCC Office Files." The National Science
Foundation Grant manuscript was produced in consultation with Gertrude Weiss Szilard and includes a much larger representation
of materials from the Leo Szilard Papers (also held by UCSD; see MSS 32) than is included in the published work. The manuscript
contains photocopies of documents and explanatory text which follows a chronological sequence. This early version of the
manuscript provides a useful introduction to the Leo Szilard Papers.
The files which comprise the second subseries were transferred from UCSD's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and
represent a revised version of the manuscript. Also included is correspondence between Helen Hawkins and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Press.
Accessions Processed in 1996
Helen Hawkins worked in the Humanities Office of KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California in the late 1970s and early
1980s. She conducted numerous interviews for the program VIEWPOINTS, special programs, and conference discussions. Important
personalities interviewed include Herbert Marcuse, Herbert York, James Burke, and Gertrude Weiss Szilard. Included are videorecordings
and cassette audiorecordings of interviews which Helen Hawkins conducted while at KPBS.
The materials are arranged in two series: 2) VIDEORECORDINGS and 3) CASSETTE AUDIORECORDINGS.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hawkins, Helen S. -- Archives
Abzug, Bella S. 1920- -- Interviews
Christo, 1935- -- Interviews
Marcuse, Herbert, 1898- -- Interviews
Stoppard, Tom -- Interviews
York, Herbert F. -- (Herbert Frank) -- Interviews
Burbidge, E. Margaret -- Interviews
Clark, Ramsey, 1927- -- Interviews
KPBS (Television station : San Diego, Calif.)
University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
Newsthink (Television program)
Viewpoints (Television program)
Interviews -- United States
Documentary television programs -- United States
Biography -- 20th century
United States -- Civilization -- 1970-
United States -- Biography