Scope and Content
Title: E. Bradford Burns papers,
Date (inclusive): 1953-1995
Collection number: 497
Creator: Burns, E. Bradford
Extent: 39 cartons (58.5 linear ft.)
10 card file boxes
3 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Edward Bradford Burns (1932-1995) was born in Muscatine, Iowa. He was an assistant professor of history at UCLA (1964-67)
and professor, UCLA (1969-93). From 1979-1983, he served as the first Dean of the Honors Division in the UCLA College of Letters
and Science. The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, notes, lecture notes, subject files, correspondence,
conference and student papers, reprints and articles, card files, research files, miscellaneous publications and reports,
programs and brochures, clippings, slides, negatives, photographs, microfilm, audiocassettes, and reel-to-reel tapes.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special
Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Portions of Box 42 and 44 are restricted.
Contains newspaper and magazine clippings, photocopies, ozalid, microfilm, microfiche, photographic negatives and prints.
Negatives and prints were sleeved during processing.
95% of processing done at Burns's residence by Charlotte Brown and Suzanne Shellaby; 5% done by Shellaby at UCLA.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of David Aguayo.
[Identification of item], E. Bradford Burns papers (Collection 497). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Edward Bradford Burns was born on August 28, 1932 in Muscatine, Iowa; BA, University of IA, 1954; MA, Tulane University, 1955;
Ph.D, Columbia University, 1964; also studied in Guatemala, Portugal, Venezuela and Brazil; instructor, State University of
New York, Buffalo, 1963-64; assistant professor of history at UCLA, 1964-67; associate professor, Columbia University, 1967-69;
professor, UCLA, 1969-93; from 1979-1983, he served as the first Dean of the Honors Division in the UCLA College of Letters
and Science; his awards include the Order of Rio-Branco (presented by the Brazilian government in 1966), the Bolton Memorial
Prize (1967) the Hubert Herring award (1979), and the UCLA Distinguished Teaching award (1987); served as American Historical
Association Pacific Coast branch president, 1994; his publications include:
The Unwritten Alliance: Rio-Branco and Brazilian-American Relations (1966),
A History of Brazil (1970),
Latin America: a Concise Interpretive History (1972),
Latin American Cinema: Film and History (1975),
Teaching Latin American History (1977),
The Poverty of Progress: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century (c1980),
At War in Nicaragua: the Reagan Doctrine and the Politics of Nostalgia (c. 1987), and
Kinship With the Land: Regionalist Thought in Iowa, 1894-1942 (c. 1996); he died on December 19, 1995 in Los Angeles.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, notes, lecture notes, subject files, correspondence, conference and
student papers, reprints and articles, card files, research files, miscellaneous publications and reports, programs and brochures,
clippings, slides, negatives, photographs, microfilm, audiocassettes, and reel-to-reel tapes.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Burns, E. Bradford--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of History--Faculty--Archival resources.
Historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
History teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.