Finding Aid for the Henry J. Bruman papers, circa 1935-2005

Finding aid prepared by Preliminary processing by University Archivist Charlotte B. Brown and Clay Stalls. Final processing by Kelly Besser, 2013. Machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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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--Archival resources.
Geography teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Photographs.

Container List

 

Research and professional materials.

Box 1

13 maps depicting 16th century Central Mexico: Relaciones geograficas. circa 1940s-1950s.

Additional Note

16th c. "Relaciones Geography of Central Mexico" - depiction of cities and towns in Mexico, ca. 1570; HB worked from Spanish and Mexican primary sources; HB made photographs of source documents; Spanish primary source documents located at the University of Texas.
Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence, faculty biographies and curriculum vitae, essay on department's beginnings. 1962.

Additional Note

Not originally in folder; Correspondence, essay, undated.
Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence, notes, photos, and receipts for textbook on South American geography; co-author Langdon White, of Stanford University. 1954-1961.

Box 2, Folder 4

Notes, correspondence, and typewritten manuscript for chapter in textbook on Latin America. 1957-1958.

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence re Bruman's conference talk at Luso-Brazilian Symposium at University of Wisconsin; transcript of radio talk for KNX based on this conference paper. 1960.

Box 2, Folder 6

Report by University of Wisconsin geography professor Kirk Stone on High Latitude Fringes of Settlement for Office of Naval Research and for University of Wisconsin. 1960.

General Physical Description note: Mimeograph.
Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence re Bruman report for Department of Navy, Office of Naval Research. 1958.

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence, receipts, articles, maps, publications re stay with expedition on Galapagos Islands. 1956-1961.

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence, program re Educators' Conference held by Du Pont company. 1958-1959.

Box 2, Folder 11

Budgets, correspondence and notes re Bruman's work for Office of Naval Research. 1950-1952.

Box 2, Folder 17

Personal notes of Bruman on holdings of books and manuscripts in such libraries as the Library of Congress. undated.

Box 14, Folder 4, Box 2, Folder 19

Stanford Meeting of West Coast Latin Americanists. 1948.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and program materials.
Box 10, Folder 18, Box 14, Folder 2, Box 13, Folder 28, Box 2, Folder 20

UCLA correspondence. 1961-1963.

Scope and Content

Correspondence to Bruman from UCLA colleagues and Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy. Box 10 includes correspondence and articles concerning Alexander von Humboldt.
Box 2, Folder 22

Correspondence from John Hopkins University.

Box 2, Folder 23

Articles from weekly journal, Science.

Box 2, Folder 25

The Seminar as Exploration, Carl O. Sauer.

Box 2, Folder 26

Salvadoran publications.

Box 3, Folder 10

Relaciones Geograficas grant materials.

Box 3, Folders 12-13, 18-20, Box 9, Folder 9

Latin America clippings and publications.

Box 3, Folders 15, 17, 21

Caribbean articles and publications.

Box 3, Folder 22

Methodology of Agricultural Geography lectures.

Scope and Content

Copies of lectures by Professor Orlando Valverde.
Box 10, Folder 1

Brazilian tourism brochures.

Box 10, Folder 6

Field work slides.

Box 10, Folder 13, Box 14, Folder 3

ONR Research Proposal and Reports.

Scope and Content

Box 10 includes research reports done under Office of Naval Research (ONR). Dr. C. O. Sauer in charge. Box 14 includes the ONR research proposal.
Box 10, Folder 20

Plano de la Ciudad de Papantla, Veracruz. 1944 June.

Box 12, Folder 1, Box 14, Folder 9

Brazil photos. circa 1940s-1950s.

Scope and Content

One box of black and white photos and slides of Brazil.
Box 12, Folders 3-7, 11

H.B. reprint resources.

Scope and Content

Publications in English and Spanish from H.B.'s research files.
Box 12, Folder 10

Relaciones Geograficas - 18th century.

Scope and Content

Materials include correspondence with the Library of Congress.
Box 12, Folder 14

Maps of Misantla and Papantla, Veracruz.

Box 12, Folder 15

Hoja Puebla and Pachuco.

Scope and Content

Materials include maps and black and white photos.
Box 12, Folders 17, 21

Vanilla - Papantla.

Scope and Content

Materials include maps, photographs, manuscripts and government correspondence.
Box 12, Folder 16

Survey Graphic and Latin American Report.

Box 12, Folder 20

Photos of Brazil and vegetation and landforms.

Scope and Content

Photos for use with HJB's chapters of White-Bruman text.
Box 13, Folder 1

South America photos.

Scope and Content

One box of black and white photos on cardstock from University of California, Southern Branch.
Box 13, Folder 2

E.D. Merrill "The Botany of Cook's Voyages".

Box 13, Folders 3-5

Henry J. Bruman Letters. 1920s-1990s.

Box 13, Folder 6

Ann Hinckley.

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Hinckley and Ronald Lockmann concerning HJB, his health, book and Conservatorship of the Person.
Box 13, Folder 7

Kroeber letter and other Appendix material.

Box 12, Folder 9, Box 13, Folders 10-12, 18, 23, 30, 35, Box 14, Folders 12-13

Letters.

Scope and Content

Folder 18 correspondence includes minutes for the Henry J. Bruman Educational Foundation Board meeting. Folder 23 includes a transcription of HJB's radio talk, "Brazil and Argentina" and an article that highlights the UCLA Map Library as the largest academic map library in the United States.
Box 13, Folder 14

Southern Studies Project papers.

Box 13, Folder 20

Professor Wolfgang Knigge papers, publications.

Box 13, Folder 21

HJB in Gottingen.

Box 14, Folders 10-11, Box 13, Folder 22

HJB 80th Birthday Concert and Tribute.

Scope and Content

Box 13 includes a program for the celebration and Ron Lockmann's remarks. Box 14 includes congratulatory letters of appreciation, invites, guest list and photo album.
Box 13, Folder 26

Norris Hundley.

Scope and Content

Correspondence about HJB between Lockmann, Hinckley and Hundley.
Box 13, Folder 27

Coconut Industry Board.

Scope and Content

Materials include correspondence, manuscripts and publications.
Box 13, Folder 36

HJB notes, inventory and articles.

Box 14, Folder 6

HB Foundation Library Advisory Committee.

Box 14, Folder 20

A Half Century in Chemistry at UCLA 1932-1982.

Box 14, Folder 22

Publications.

Scope and Content

Publications include The Pacific Geographic Magazine, Latitudes: Henry J. Bruman Map Library and Outcry! from Occupied Berkeley.
 

Teaching materials.

 

Geography course materials.

Box 2, Folder 1

Course handouts for Geography 1B and Geography 250. n.d.

General Physical Description note: Mimeographs.

Additional Note

Not originally in folder.
Box 2, Folder 12

Test questions. 1978.

General Physical Description note: Carbon copies.
Box 2, Folders 13-14

Midterms and final examinations for various geography courses. 1951-1977.

Additional Note

Dates broken.
Box 2, Folder 15, Box 9, Folder 8, Box 3, Folders 8-9

Geography 122A and 122B final exams and check sheets. n.d.

Box 2, Folder 16

Midterms and final examinations for various geography courses. 1952-1976.

Additional Note

Dates broken.
Box 2, Folder 18

Notes, article, and clipping for Geography 5 (course). n.d.

General Physical Description note: Clipping deteriorated.

Additional Note

Clipping dated 1943; from New York Times.
Box 2, Folder 21

Geography 175 examinations.

Box 2, Folder 27

Basic Readings in Geography.

Box 2, Folder 24

Geography 101 clippings.

Box 3, Folder 5

A Historical Chronology of the Department of Geography, UCLA.

Box 3, Folder 11

Geographic Bibliography.

Scope and Content

Tables and exercises for graduate students in geography.
Box 3, Folder 14

Geography 1A final exam and clippings.

Box 3, Folder 16

Geography 40, 122A and 122B notes on curriculum.

Box 5, Folders 1-6, Box 4, Folders 1-14, Box 3, Folders 23-28

Geography graduate seminar papers.

Scope and Content

Many of the papers in Box 4 and 5 include black and white photos of Los Angeles.
Box 5, Folders 7-24

Geography graduate seminar notes and exams.

Box 7, Folders 1-44, Box 6, Folders 1-60

Graduate course files.

Scope and Content

Materials include lectures notes, assignments, exams, class schedules, lists of topics, readings, articles, brochures and clippings. The majority of the Box 7 materials concern the study of Brazil.
Box 9, Folder 1

Interdisciplinary in Latin American Studies.

Scope and Content

Bibliographies.
Box 10, Folders 2-4, Box 9, Folders 11-14

Upper division Geography papers.

Box 9, Folder 10

Geography 182 papers.

Box 13, Folder 29

Sauer's Course on Domestication, Aschmann's Notes.

Box 14, Folder 5

The Beginnings of Geography in the University of California.

 

Field notebooks, manuscripts and publications.

Box 10, Folder 12

Excerpts from Geographical Review.

Box 10, Folder 11

"Post-War Agricultural Colonization in Brazil".

Scope and Content

Final Report under Office of Naval Research (ONR) contract.
Box 13, Folder 24, Box 10, Folder 14

Articles, papers and reprints.

Scope and Content

Box 10 includes "Early California: Perception and Reality" and HJB's memorial for Carl Sauer. Box 13 includes the following papers: "The Caribbean and the Panama Canal" and "Inter-Disciplinary Cooperation in the Latin American Area, with Special Reference to the Role of Geography."
Box 10, Folder 15, Box 13, Folder 25, Box 11

Aboriginal Drink Areas in New Spain.

Scope and Content

Box 10 includes HJB's annotated manuscript and a Utah Press catalog which includes publicity for his book, Alcohol in Ancient Mexico. Box 11 includes a bound, annotated copy of his dissertation with notes and outlines. Box 13 includes University of Utah Press Memorandum of Agreement.
Box 10, Folder 22

Red Book #1. circa 1935.

Scope and Content

HJB's bound field notebook from Mexico, D.F. Most writing is in Spanish and includes thesis chapter 1 notes on alcoholic beverages.
Box 11

H. J. Bruman Bibliography.

Scope and Content

One binder of HJB's publications and clippings.
Box 14, Folder 24, Box 11

Field notebooks. 1951 November-December.

Scope and Content

Seven bound field notebooks.
Box 11

Red Book #2 and #3.

Scope and Content

HJB's bound field notebooks.
Box 11

Memorandums.

Scope and Content

Field notebook.
Box 12, Folder 2

Distillation in New Spain.

Scope and Content

Bound, annotated manuscript by HJB. See Box 10 and 11: Aboriginal Drink Areas in New Spain.
Box 12, Folder 8, Box 13, Folder 31

Manuscripts and proposals.

 

"Sovereign California: The State's Most Plausible Alternative Scenario".

Box 12, Folder 13

MSS (old).

Scope and Content

Manuscripts include "Brazil's Place in the Cultural Development of the World," "The Caribbean and the Panama Canal" and "Goethe and Science."
Box 12, Folder 18

"Carl Sauer in Mid-Career: A Personal View by One of His Students".

Box 13, Folders 8, 33

Encyclopedia copy. 1957 March.

Scope and Content

Encyclopedia Britannica copy on Mexico.
Box 13, Folder 9

U.S. Air Force chapter. 1957.

Scope and Content

Materials concerning HJB's chapter on Latin America for the Air Force Political Geography text.
Box 13, Folder 15

Geography and the War.

Box 14, Folder 14

Mescal.

Box 14, Folders 15-17

Alexander Von Humboldt.

 

Personal photos, files and memorabilia.

Box 10, Folder 5

Chayote recipes.

Box 14, Folders 8, 18, Box 13, Folder 34, Box 10, Folders 7-9, 16-17

Photos.

Scope and Content

Box 10: Folder 8 includes German correspondence and a black and white photo concerning the HJB Map Library at UCLA. Materials in folder 17 were removed from a binder and include postcards and HJB's tourist card. Box 13: Folder 34 includes images of childhood, family and Carl Sauer field excursion.
Box 10, Folder 19, Box 13, Folder 19

Fiscal data - philanthropy.

Box 13, Folder 13

Letters from Charlotte Crabtree.

Box 13

Audio recordings.

Scope and Content

Materials include two audiocassette recordings of UCLA Bruman Tribute and one audiocassette recording of the ceremony naming the UCLA Map Library the H. J. Bruman Library.
Box 14, Folder 1

Private H.J.B.

Scope and Content

Personal and professional correspondence.
Box 14

UCLA Order of the Golden Bruin.

Scope and Content

Materials include a reception invitation and an alumni award for excellence.
Box 14, Folder 26

Musica Zapoteca.

Scope and Content

Three 45" records.
Box 14, Folder 27

Brazil and Argentina.

Scope and Content

World Wide Broadcasting Foundation 78 R.P.M. record.
Box 14, Folder 28

Dr. Bruman Memorial.

Scope and Content

CD with slide show from UCLA Faculty Center Memorial for HJB on May 13, 2005.
 

UCLA projects and Geography departmental records.

Box 2, Folder 10

Bruman's notes, official paperwork and forms for graduate students under his direction. 1948-1976.

Additional Note

Dates broken.
Box 10, Folder 10, 21, Box 3, Folders 1-3, 6-7, Box 8, Folders 1-4, Box 9, Folders 4-7

UCLA Brazil Project.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, photos, notes and reports for UCLA-Brazil Student Leader Seminar. Box 10 includes correspondence from U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and a Daily Bruin clipping on the program.
Box 3, Folder 4, Box 8, Folders 5-27, Box 9, Folders 2-3

UCLA Columbia Project.

Scope and Content

Reports, correspondence, articles, clippings and lists of participants. Box 9 contains fiscal files.
Box 12, Folder 19

Goettingen UC Study Abroad.

Box 13, Folder 16

UC Education Abroad Program.

Box 13, Folder 17

Department matters, publicity, etc.

Scope and Content

Materials include memoranda, manuscripts, study proposals, abstracts and grant applications.
Box 13, Folder 32

Geography Fellowship.

Box 14, Folders 21, 23

UCLA Symposia materials.

Scope and Content

Materials include programs and two recording tapes of HJB's "Population Pressures in Brazil" speech.
Box 14, Folder 19

CV and business cards.