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Finding Aid for the Eugene Newton Anderson Papers, 1924-1978
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eugene Newton Anderson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1978
    Collection number: 2074
    Creator: Anderson, Eugene Newton
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Eugene Newton Anderson (1900- ) was a professor of history at the University of Nebraska where he was attacked during the McCarthy period by the American Legion for the use of a certain textbook. He later joined the UCLA Department of History. His publications include The first Moroccan crisis, 1904-06 (1930) and Nationalism and the cultural crisis in Prussia, 1806-15 (1939). The collection consists of Anderson's personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts and publications, and the American Legion allegations made against him in the 1950s.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Eugene N. Anderson, 1978.
    • Gift of Mrs. E.N. Anderson, 1985.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eugene Newton Anderson Papers (Collection 2074). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462191 


    Anderson was born July 24, 1900 in Texas; BA, Chemistry, University of Colorado, 1921; Ph.D, European history, University of Chicago, 1928; studied at University of Berlin, 1924-25, and returned to Germany on Social Sciences research fellowship, 1930-31; published The first Moroccan crisis, 1904-06 (1930) and Nationalism and the cultural crisis in Prussia, 1806-15 (1939); became Associate Chief of the Division of Occupied Areas, U.S. Department of State, 1945; taught at University of Chicago before World War II; taught at University of Nebraska and attacked during McCarthy period for use of textbook; came to UCLA; associated with various modern artists.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of personal and professional correspondence and manuscripts of UCLA professor of history Eugene Anderson. Letters describe travels in Germany and also give details of European and California artists. Correspondents include Rainer Maria Rilke, Ernst Barlach, John McLaughlin, and Rufino Tamayo. Includes manuscripts and publications by Anderson and American Legion allegations during the McCarthy period while Anderson taught at University of Nebraska.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Family letters sent from Germany (Box 1).
    2. Personal and professional correspondence and papers (Boxes 1-3).
    3. Letters from artists and writers (Boxes 3-4).
    4. Manuscripts and publications (Box 4).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Anderson, Eugene Newton--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Historians--United States--Archival resources.
    Artists--20th century--Correspondence.
    Art, Modern--20th century.