Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Helen S. Hawkins Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 131
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material:
5.1 Linear feet
(11 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1974 - 1987
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.
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
TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS, 2) MEDIA, and 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.
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.
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 are held by the creator of the collection.
Helen S. Hawkins Collection, MSS 131. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
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
Clark, Ramsey, 1927-
KPBS. (Television station : San Diego, Calif.)
University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
Documentary television programs--United States
Interviews -- United States
United States -- Biography
United States -- Civilization -- 1970-