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Rita Fikkert Collection
Bernath Mss 26  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rita Fikkert Collection
    Dates: ca. 1937-1951
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 26
    Collector: Fikkert, Rita
    Collection Size: 1.6 linear feet (4 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: SRLF.
    Language: English.

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    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

    Rita Fikkert Collection. Bernath Mss 26. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Rita Fikkert, 1969.


    Ruth Fikkert grew up in the Netherlands, was educated in part in the U.S., worked for the YWCA in California and New York, and had extensive training and experience in housing issues. Much of the material in the collection apparently came to the YWCA offices where she worked.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, reports, articles, newspapers, flyers, tracts, and clippings from the World War II and post-WWII era, relating primarily to wartime relations with other countries; wartime mobilization of resources; support organizations; housing, labor, discrimination, and women's issues within the U.S.; propaganda; and censorship.
    Some journals from the collection, such as Foreign Policy Reports and Voice of Freedom, have been transferred to the main stacks of the UCSB Davidson Library and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
    A related Rita Fikkert Collection in the Performing Arts section of UCSB Special Collections [PA Mss 8], focuses on costume and costume design.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    World War, 1939-1945.