Finding Aid for the H. Arthur Klein Papers, ca. 1928-1991

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé and edited by Josh Fiala.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: H. Arthur Klein Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1928-1991
Collection number: 2086
Creator: Klein, H. Arthur
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 75 cartons (75 linear ft.)
Abstract: H. Arthur Klein (b. 1907) was a journalist and author. He lived in Berlin and London, and worked for news services as a feature writer and reporter. The collection consists of Klein's correspondence, manuscripts, publishers files, researchers files, photographs, diaries, card indexes, and bibliographies.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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], H. Arthur Klein Papers (Collection 2086). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233261 


Klein was born in 1907 in New York City; graduated from Stanford University; became publicist, teacher, and writer; lived in Berlin and London and worked for news services as a feature writer and reporter; published works include The peoples of Israel: fifty-seven centuries of presence (c.1986).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, publishers files, researchers files, photographs, diaries, card indexes, and bibliographies of journalist and author Herbert Arthur Klein. Manuscripts include Hitler's hangups. Correspondence includes letters to Klein from composer Ernest A. Bloch and author Egon Kisch.

Indexing Terms

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


Klein, H. Arthur--Archives.
Journalists--United States--Archival resources.
Authors, American--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.

Container List

Box 1

Manuscripts and correspondence.


See list in the Department of Special Collections (8/79)
Boxes 2-4

Publishers correspondence, research files.

Box 5

Publishers correspondence, book dealers files.

Box 6

Research files, authorship files.

Box 7

Publishers files, research files.

Box 8

Miscellaneous Nazi.

Box 9

Publishers files, research files.

Boxes 10-11

Publishers files, research files.

Box 12

Jewish material - Temple beyond time, Land of Jews.

Box 13


Box 14

Publishers files, research files.

Box 15

Nazis and art, Kollwitz proofs of Klein's books.

Box 16

Poetry - early HAK and MCK.

Box 16


Box 16

Poetry - general.

Box 17

Correspondence, D - end.

Box 18

Correspondence, C - K.

Box 19

Bosch and Breugel.

Box 20

Organizations and memberships.

Box 21

HAK personal. (1920s-1940s)

Box 22

Mina correspondence.

Box 23

Correspondence, S - end.

Box 24

Library files, research files.

Box 25

World of measurements.

Box 26


Box 27

Hitler's hangups.

Box 28

Hitler's hangups, miscellaneous manuscripts.

Box 29

K. Kollwitz.

Box 30

Burned/banned books.

Box 31

Correspondence - publishers and book dealers.

Box 32

Temple beyond. Time and Israel. Math and statistics notes.

Boxes 33-34


Box 35

Publishers files.

Box 36

Publishers files, research material, manuscripts.

Boxes 37-38

Research filess.

Box 39

Math and statistics.

Box 40

Publishers files, Jeffers files.

Box 41

Personal files - McGrath, McWilliams.

Box 42

Publishers files.

Box 43


Box 44

Publishers files.

Box 45

Correspondence, A - C.

Box 46

“Old correspondence R - Z, Jewish notes”.

Box 47

Sea masters, publishers files.

Boxes 48-49

Publishers files, research files.

Box 50

“Unlabeled file drawer, old negs”.

Box 51


Box 52

Wilhelm Busch - notes and books.

Box 53

Card index, bibliographies.

Box 54

Diaries, correspondence.

Box 55

Publishers files, research files.

Box 56

Card indexes, books.

Box 57

Correspondence, incl. McWilliams.

Box 58

Calendars,- MCK and HAK.

Box 59

Personal correspondence.

Box 60

“Old correspondence, A - P”.

Box 61

“Unlabeled correspondence (end), Mina's files, old files - '30s”.

Box 62

Poetry HAK, manuscripts, research files.

Boxes 63-64

Temple beyond time, and Israel, land of Jews.

Box 65

K. Kollwitz material, HAK personal information.

Box 66

Notes and personal material. 1920s-1930s

Box 67

Museums, publishers files.

Box 68


Box 69

Bosch to Breugel.

Box 70

World of measurements, research material.

Box 71

Numbered files.

Box 72

Bosch to Breugel, notes and research material.

Box 73

Numbered files.

Box 74

Health publications.

Box 75


Box 76