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Finding Aid for the Henry J. Bruman papers, circa 1935-2005
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Title: Henry J. Bruman papers
    Collection number: 1665
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 14 linear ft. (13 record storage cartons and 1 oversize flat box)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1955-1970
    Date (inclusive): circa 1935-2005
    Abstract: Henry John Bruman joined the UCLA faculty in 1945, chaired its Department of Geography from 1957-62 and retired in 1983 as professor emeritus. Bruman specialized in Latin American cultural-historical geography, plant geography and land use in the American West. The collection consists of photographs, memorabilia, research files, professional and teaching materials, field notebooks, manuscripts, maps and publications.
    Language of Materials: Materials are primarily in English, some materials in Spanish and German.
    Physical location: 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 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 UCLA Library 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henry J. Bruman Papers (Collection 1665). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230423 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    The Henry J. Bruman papers were donated by Henry Bruman and boxed for transfer to the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Special Collections on 21 August 1996 by Charlotte B. Brown. The files were located in Bruman's academic office, Bunche Hall. An addition of Bruman's professional and research files were transferred to the University Archives in October and November 2011, and January 2012.

    Processing Information

    This collection was preliminarily boxed and processed by University Archivist, Charlotte B. Brown, 2012. The collection had undergone an initial sorting by Bruman before it was accessioned. Bruman was present when the collection was being boxed. UCLA publications were weeded from Bruman files and transferred to the UCLA University Archives. Duplicates were weeded at the time of reboxing. Kelly Besser completed processing in 2013.

    Biography

    Henry John Bruman was born in Berlin, Germany on March 25, 1913. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from UCLA in 1935 and the following year earned a B.A. in geography from UCLA. Bruman attended graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. in geography in 1940 under the direction of Professor Carl O. Sauer. In 1945, Bruman joined the UCLA Department of Geography, he chaired the department from 1957-1962 and remained at UCLA for over four decades until his retirement as professor emeritus. In 1961 Bruman founded the largest academic map library in the United States at UCLA which was named in his honor in 1987. Bruman was known as an expert in Latin American cultural-historical geography, plant geography and land use in the American West. His dissertation, "Aboriginal Drink Areas in New Spain" was published sixty years later as a book entitled, Alcohol in Ancient Mexico. Bruman died on March 6, 2005 at his Westwood home.

    Scope and Content

    The Bruman papers span from circa 1935 to 2005 with the bulk of the materials dating from the mid-1950’s to 1970. Much of the collection consists of Bruman’s subject research files, course lectures, and project files. The collection also includes photographs, memorabilia, professional and departmental materials, field notebooks, manuscripts, maps and publications.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection was boxed as Bruman reviewed his office contents; the order was determined by Bruman. The collection has been arranged in the following series: Series 1: Research and professional materials Series 2: Teaching materials Subseries 2.1: UCLA projects and geography departmental records Subseries 2.2: Geography course materials Series 3: Field notebooks, manuscripts and publications Series 4: Personal photos, files and memorabilia

    Related Material

    Generous Teacher, Gracious Benefactor [oral history transcript] / Henry J. Bruman, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1989. Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bruman, Henry J.--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Geography--Faculty--Archives.
    Geography teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archives.
    Photographs.