Finding Aid for the Sidney Burnett Papers LSC.0849

Finding aid prepared by Shira Peltzman, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 16.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Sidney Burnett papers
Source: Burnett, Blanche T.
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0849
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1941-1955
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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], Sidney Burnett Papers (Collection 849). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Blanche T. Burnett, 1964.

Processing Information

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709527 

Administrative/Biographical History

Sidney Burnett was born April 28, 1889 in St. Joseph, Missouri; attended Yale University; graduated from Sheffield Scientific School in 1909; in 1940 founded export-import business at Manila; interned by the Japanese, 1941-45; opened an office at Shanghai, 1952-54; served as Administrator of the Palau Islands, Western Carolines, U.S. Trust Territory; died in Bogota, Columbia on May 23, 1961.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists chiefly of letters from Sidney Burnett to his wife, Blanche T. Burnett from the Philippines, Shanghai, the Palau Islands, and Bogota, Columbia, but also includes manuscripts and photographs. The letters document his business at Manila, internment by the Japanese, business in Shanghai, and his work as administrator in Micronesia.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Burnett, Blanche T.