Guide to the Arthur Dupuy Eggleston Papers, 1935-1941

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Guide to the Arthur Dupuy Eggleston Papers, 1935-1941

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 475

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Arthur Dupuy Eggleston papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1941
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 475
Origination: Eggleston, Arthur Dupuy, 1899-1959
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 2 cartons
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Papers relating primarily to Eggleston's career as labor editor on the San Francisco Chronicle. Included are letters from union officials and others interested in the labor scene; a few letters written by him; manuscripts of some of his writings; scrapbooks containing clippings of his column; miscellaneous clippings and magazines containing articles written by him.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur Dupuy Eggleston papers, BANC MSS C-B 475, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

Title: Arthur Dupuy Eggleston papers,
Date: 1935-1941,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 475

Scope and Content

Arthur Dupuy Eggleston, son of William Green Eggleston (q. v. C-B 474), joined the San Francisco Examiner as a reporter in 1927, went to the Call Bulletin in 1933, and to the Chroniclein 1936. In February 1937 he became the paper's labor editor, writing the column, “The Labor View”, which gained national recognition. In 1940 he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship for study at Harvard University. During the war he served in the Office of War Information and stayed in Germany until 1950, helping to set up a free German press. e returned to New York where he worked until his death in 1959.
These papers, which were given to the Bancroft Library by his widow and by his mother in December, 1959, cover the period 1937-1941, when he was with the Chronicle, although there are a few clippings for an earlier column written for the Call Bulletin in 1935. They consist primarily of letters from union officials and others interested in the labor scene; manuscripts and related notes for some of his writings; scrapbooks containing clippings of his column and other labor items; and clippings of and copies of magazines with his articles.

Key to Arrangement

Boxes 1 & 2

Letters written to Eggleston.


Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization, with a miscellany of single letters at the beginning of the file and a folder of unidentified correspondents at the end. A list of the more important correspondents follows the Key.

Box 2

Letters written by him.


Transcript of a letter, Nov, 24, 1925, written while he was at Qxford; carbon copies of a few letters, 1940-1941.


Manuscripts of his writings with related notes.


Biographical information; identification cards; honors; etc.



Carton 1

Scrapbooks, Books II - XV, 1937-1940.


Book I, which includes the clippings of the earlier column, is kept separately on the shelf since it is too large for the carton.

Carton 2

Scrapbooks, Books XVI - XIX, 1940-1941.


Clippings in envelopes, marked Book I, etc.


Miscellaneous clippings.


Issues of magazines containing articles by Eggleston; clippings of some of his articles.

List of Major Correspondents


Correspondence Miscellany (Single letters)


American Federation of Labor


Letter, Sept.17, 1941.

From George Meany, secretary-treasurer.


Biggar, George M.


Letter, Nov. 18, 1940.


Bliven, Bruce, 1889-


Letter, Oct. 15, 1941.


Commonwealth Club of California


Letter, May 2, 1940.


Conant, James Bryant, 1893-


Letter, May 14, 1941.


Crum, Bartley Cavanaugh


Letter, June 18, 1940.


Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt, 1868-


Letter, April 1941.

Writing for Phylon.


Gallup, George Horace, 1901-


Letter, June 25, 1940.


Hillman, Sidney


Letter, July 9, 1940.


Kaun, Alexander, 1889-1944


Letter, Jan. 2, 1940.


Labor's Non-Partisan League


Letter, May 12, 1941.


Landis, James McCauley, 1899-


Letter, Dec. 12, 1940.


Lange, Dorothea


Letter, Mar. 1, 1940.


Lewis, John Llellwyn, 1880-


Letter, Dec. 14, 1940.


McWilliams, Carey, 1905-


Letter, Dec. 22, 1939.


Madden, Joseph Warren, 1890-


Letter, Nov. 5, 1938.


Mason, James Rupert, 1886-1959


Letter, May 2, 1940.


Meany, George


See American Federation of Labor.


Mosk, Morey Stanley, 1912-


Letter, Feb. 2, 1940.


Oppenheimer, Robert, 1904-


Letter, n. d.


Parsons, Edward Lambe, 1868-


Letter, Jan. 8, 1940.


Ralston, Jackson Harvey, 1857-1945


Letter, May 13, 1940.


Simpson, Lesley Byrd, 1893-


Letter, Jan. 15, 1940.


Slichter, Sumner Huber, 1892-1959


Letter, Oct. 10, 1940.


Stevens, Harley C.


Letter, Dec. 14, 1939.


Abbott, Jack


2 letters, 1940-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the House of Representatives Special Committee Investigating the Interstate Migration of Destitute Citizens and the House Committee Investigating National Defense Migration.

Academic and Civil Rights Council of California


2 letters, 1940.


Anderson, Dewey, 1897-


2 letters, 1939-1940.


Bowen, Mildred


5 letters, 1938-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Writing about and in behalf of the United Fishermen's Union of the Pacific.

Canning, John Bennett


5 letters, 1938-1940.


Congress of Industrial Organizations


2 letters. 1940-1941.

Scope and Content Note

One from Lee Pressman.

French, Will J.


2 letters, 1937-1940.


Frost, Robert, 1874-1963


2 letters, 1941.


Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc.


3 letters, 1939-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Written by Stanley Young.

Huberman, Leo


See PM.


Ingersoll, Ralph McAllister, 1900-


See PM.


Ireland, Luis A.


2 letters, 1939-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Writing for the Commonwealth Club of California and the Employing Printers Ass'n of San Francisco.

Kerr, Clark, 1911-


3 letters, 1940.


Knopf (Alfred A.) Inc.


3 letters, 1940.

Scope and Content Note

Written by Harold Strauss.

Landye, James


2 letters. 1939-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning, the labor situation in Oregon.

Lee, John C.


2 letters, 1939-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Dec. 18, 1939, refers to the withdrawal of the Screen Actors' Guild from the Los Angeles Central Labor Council.

Maritime Federation of the Pacific


2 letters, 1939-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Letter, July 28, 1939, is a copy of a letter addressed to Jerry H. Voorhis.

The Nation


4 letters, 1939-1940.


Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945


10 letters, 1939.




3 letters, 1940.

Scope and Content Note

From Leo Huberman, Ralph Ingersoll, James A. Wechsler, G. H. Lyon.

Pacific Coast School for Workers


2 letters, 1938-1939.


Pressman, Lee


See Congress of Industrial Organizations.


Rossi, Angelo Joseph, 1878-1948


2 telegrams, 1937-1939.


San Francisco Chronicle


See Smith, Paul Clifford.


Smith, Paul Clifford, 1908-


6 letters, 1939-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Writing as general manager, San Francisco Chronicle.

Strauss, Harold, 1907-


See Knopf (Alfred A.) Inc.


Tobriner, Mathew Oscar, 1904-


2 letters, 1939.


U.S. National Labor Relations Board


13 letters. 1937-1941.


Wechsler, James A., 1915-


See PM.