Edward Cray (1933- ) was an instructor in folklore and folksong at UCLA (1958-60), associate editor and business manager for
Frontier magazine (1961-64), director of publications for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California (1965-70),
associate professor (1976-90), then in 1991 professor of journalism at the University of Southern California, and author of
several books. The collection consists of manuscripts and research files for several books by Cray.
Edward Cray was born July 3, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio; BA (1957), graduate study (1958-59), University of California, Los Angeles;
instructor in folklore and folksong, University of California, Los Angeles, 1958-60; associate editor and business manager,
Frontier, 1961-64; director of publications, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, 1965-70; associate professor
(1976-90), then in 1991 professor of journalism, University of Southern California; author of several books, including The Big Blue Line: Police Power versus Human Rights (1967), The Enemy in the Streets (1972), The Burden of Proof: The Case of Juan Corona (1973); Levi's: The History of Levi Strauss & Co. (1978), Chrome Colossus: General Motors and its Times (1981), and General of the Army George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman (1990).Ed Cray is a writer about the Los Angeles scene, with articles printed in magazines such as Coast; and has written books arising out of his interest in the American Civil Liberties Union. The files collected for research
for The Big Blue Line: Police Power vs. Human Rights and the manuscript and galley proofs to that book form the first part of the collection of his papers at UCLA. That book
was written while publications director of the Southern California branch of ACLU.
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