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Preliminary Guide to the Roland Dennis Hussey Collection
Bernath Mss 16  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Roland Dennis Hussey Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1946
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 16
    Collector: Hussey, Roland Dennis
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Abstract: Files acquired with Roland D. Hussey's book collection; includes research and analysis reports from the Office of Strategic Services during WWII.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Roland Dennis Hussey Collection. Bernath Mss 16. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1960.


    Roland Dennis Hussey (1887-1959) was born in Massachusetts, received his M.A. in history from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in history from UCLA. He was a longtime faculty member of the History Department at UCLA, ca. 1930-1954. His field was Latin American history. During World War II and the postwar years of 1942-1947, Hussey served the U.S. Department of State as Assistant Chief of the Office of American Republic Affairs, and as Divisional Chief of the Office of Intelligence. He was author of works such as The Caracas Company, 1728-1784 (1934) and co-editor/translator of the Documents on Inter-American Cooperation: 1810-1948, 2 vols. (1955) . Hussey also was director for many years of the program to produce the multi-volume Handbook of Latin-American Studies, and was editor of and frequent contributor to the Hispanic-American Historical Review.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains U.S. State Department Official Dispatches, Office of Strategic Services Research and Analysis Reports and other documents mainly relating to the Sinarquista Movement in Mexico during World War II. Some items originally were marked confidential or secret, but have since been declassified.
    This manuscript collection accompanied a much larger collection of books on Latin American history, which was purchased by the UCSB Library in 1960.