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Finding Aid for the Leo Kuper Papers, 1951-1993
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Leo Kuper (1908-1994) was a faculty member in UCLA Department of Sociology (1961-77), director of the UCLA African Studies Center (1968-1972) and published many articles and books. The collection consists of research materials, manuscripts, books, other printed materials, audio tapes, videotapes, and microfilm compiled by UCLA Sociology Professor Leo Kuper.
Kuper was born in 1908 in Johannesburg, South Africa; he practiced law there, defending human rights victims and representing integrated trade unions; served as an intelligence officer in World War II; studied sociology at the University of North Carolina and at Birmingham University in England; chairman of Department of Sociology and dean of the faculty of social sciences at the University of Natal in South Africa; faculty member in UCLA Department of Sociology (1961-77); director of the UCLA African Studies Center from 1968 to 1972; published articles and books include: Passive Resistance in South Africa (1957), Durban: A Study in Racial Ecology (1958), An African Bourgeoisie (1965), The Pity of it All: Polarization of Racial and Ethnic Relations (1977), Genocide: Its Political Use in the Twentieth Century (1981), and The Prevention of Genocide (1985); established International Alert in 1985 with Lord Michael Young in London and Los Angeles; he died on May 23, 1994.
51 boxes (25.5 linear ft.)
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.
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