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Finding Aid for the Kurt Louis Flatau Papers, ca. 1940-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kurt Louis Flatau Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1950
    Collection number: 1564
    Creator: Flatau, Kurt Louis, 1895-1950
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Kurt Louis Flatau (1895-1950) wrote for various newspapers, lectured on world affairs, gave news commentaries on radio stations KMPC and KMTR (now KLAC), and was the political editor for Fortnight magazine. The collection consists of Flatau's radio broadcast scripts with related news clippings, and clippings of his regular columns for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Los Angeles Times.
    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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services 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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Brigitte Yallen, 1988.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kurt Louis Flatau Papers (Collection 1564). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218103 

    Biography

    Flatau was born in 1895 in Berlin, Germany; Ph.D, University of Gottingen, 1920; wrote for various newspapers and was the manager of Mamorhaus Theater, Berlin; left Germany for Spain, 1933; headed Iberica Films in Barcelona (1933-36); left for France, 1936; founded Trianon Films in Paris; produced Boulot Aviateur and L'Affaire Lafarge; joined French Army at the beginning of World War II; came to Los Angeles, 1941; lectured on world affairs and gave news commentaries on radio stations KMPC and KMTR (now KLAC); became political editor, Fortnight magazine; wrote regular columns for the Los Angeles Daily News and Los Angeles Times; died in Toulouse, France, 1950.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Flatau's radio broadcast scripts with related news clippings. Also includes clippings of his regular columns for the Los Angeles Daily News and Los Angeles Times.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Articles and newspaper columns (Boxes 3-4).
    2. Radio broadcast scripts and ephemera (Boxes 1-2,3,5).
    3. Research material on atomic bomb (Box 5).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Flatau, Kurt Louis, 1895-1950--Archives.
    Radio journalists--United States--Archival resources.
    Journalists--United States--Archival resources.