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Helen S. Hawkins Collection MSS 131
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Restrictions

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Helen S. Hawkins Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 131
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.1 Linear feet (11 archives boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1974 - 1987
    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. Additional materials include videorecordings and cassette audiorecordings of interviews conducted by Helen Hawkins while at KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California.
    Creator: Hawkins, Helen S.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The 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 three series: 1) TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS, 2) MEDIA, and 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.
    SERIES 1: 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.
    SERIES 2: MEDIA
    The MEDIA series contains audio and video recordings made while 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.
    SERIES 3: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS The final series, MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, contains both personal and professional papers. These include notes on productions done while at the KPBS Humanities Office; one article and several letters written by Hawkins about women's rights, some as president of the San Diego Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW); and a memo from a former colleague. Also included are posthumous materials, including letters of condolence to Hawkins' family and a booklet of poetry by Hawkins, published after her death.

    Biography

    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.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Helen S. Hawkins Collection, MSS 131. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Restrictions

    Original recordings in the collection are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Abzug, Bella S., 1920-
    Burbidge, E. Margaret
    Christo, 1935-
    Clark, Ramsey, 1927-
    KPBS. (Television station : San Diego, Calif.)
    Stoppard, Tom
    University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
    Biography--20th century
    Documentary television programs--United States
    Interviews -- United States
    United States -- Biography
    United States -- Civilization -- 1970-