Guide to the Carey McWilliams Papers, 1921-1980

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Guide to the Carey McWilliams Papers, 1921-1980

Collection number: BANC MSS C-H 46

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
Linda Jordan and Alex Hardy
Date Completed:
December 1999
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Carey McWilliams Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1921-1980
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 46
Creator: McWilliams, Carey, 1905-
Extent: Number of containers: 27 cartons, 1 oversize box, and 1 volume Linear feet: 35
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.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carey McWilliams papers, BANC MSS C-H 46, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

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Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 82/109 c
Title: Carey McWilliams. Papers relating to the Western Writers Congress, 1936-1937,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 81/100 c
Title: Carey McWilliams miscellaneous correspondence, 1969-1977,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 95/101 z
Title: California. Governor (1939-1943: Olson). Letters to Fulmer Mood: Sacramento, Calif.: 1941 June 18 and July 24,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-Z 13
Title: Rowe, Frank A. The Levering oath: a memoir of McCarthyism: 1978,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 78/157 c
Title: Carey McWilliams Papers (Collection 1319). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Title: Carey McWilliams Papers (Collection 1243). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Title: A collection of material about Carey McWilliams, 1925-1948 (Collection 2023). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Material Cataloged Separately

  • Printed materials, other than McWilliams' extensive pamphlet collection, have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.
  • Microfilm has been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Carey McWilliams Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Carey McWilliams in December 1975, with additions made by his wife, Iris Dornfield McWilliams in December 1982.


Carey McWilliams was born December 13, 1905, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to Jeremiah Newby and Harriet Casley McWilliams. Jeremiah McWilliams was elected to the State Legislature in 1910, and the family moved to Denver. Carey was enrolled in Wolfe Hall Military Academy, and graduated from there in 1921, three months after the death of his father.
McWilliams arrived in California to join his mother and brother in the spring of 1922. He received his J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1927. He passed the California bar and joined the law firm of Black and Hammack, which became Black, Hammack and McWilliams before his departure.
In 1930, McWilliams married Dorothy Hedrick, daughter of an eminent mathematician and UCLA administrator. Their son, Wilson Carey McWilliams, is a professor of political science. In 1941, they were divorced, and he married Iris Dornfield, the author. Their son, Jerry is an authority on the technology of recording equipment.
In 1938, McWilliams was appointed California's Commissioner of Immigration and Housing by Governor Cuthbert Olson. Stunned by the living conditions of migrant workers and by their treatment when they tried to organize labor unions, he became an enemy of the Associated Farmers, the greatest single power bloc in California politics at the time. When Earl Warren was elected governor in 1942, with support of the Associated Farmers, McWilliams was dismissed as Commissioner.
After leaving state government, McWilliams dedicated himself to social and political causes. Although primarily a writer and journalist, he applied his legal skills where he felt them to be appropriate. During the Zoot Suit riots of 1942 and 1943 in Los Angeles, he participated in the fight to free convicted teenagers in the Sleepy Lagoon case. He was also active with the Committee for the Foreign-Born to protect the rights of aliens during World War II.
McWilliams met Freda Kirchwey, editor of The Nation, in 1945. She appointed him contributing editor in 1948 and in 1951 asked him to come to New York to edit a special issue on civil liberties: he never left. After a year as associate editor and three years as editorial director, McWilliams became editor of the magazine in 1955 and retained that post until his retirement in 1975.
Author of more than 20 books, Carey McWilliams wrote in detail on the plight of migrant workers in California, Japanese-American internment during World War II, anti-Semitism and the status regarding several minority groups in America. He often mentioned that writing was his occupation, injustice his preoccupation. In his retirement, McWilliams continued to write and speak out against injustice. He died at University Hospital in Manhattan on June 27, 1980.

Scope and Content

The Carey McWilliams Papers, 1921-1980, provide a selective view of the writing and research gathering process of a prolific journalist and author of non-fiction works concerning racial minorities and migrant farm workers in the U.S., particularly in California and the West. The collection consists of manuscripts, notes, outlines, and related correspondence for a variety of McWilliams' books and other writings, along with extensive background research materials, including pamphlets, printed material, and clippings.
McWilliams' manuscripts for Brothers Under the Skin and Factories in the Field are included, along with several other titles. Other writings include articles, speeches, and contributions written before and after (but not during) his tenure as editor of The Nation, from 1955-1975. The bulk of materials date from the 1940s and early 1950s. The original manuscript for McWilliams' last article, "Los Angeles: A Very Special City," is also contained in the collection.
A significant number and variety of pamphlets were retained in McWilliams' Subject Files, which also include notes, correspondence, other printed materials, and clippings. Collected over a period of many years, these files illustrate his search for an understanding of issues from multiple perspectives and his need to re-evaluate and update his themes throughout his career. Many of these materials have been heavily annotated.
Finally, the collection also contains a small amount of correspondence and memorabilia from the 1970s. Researchers should be aware of the significant holdings of papers by and about Carey McWilliams at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Container List


SERIES 1: BOOKS, 1921-1978.

Physical Description: Cartons 1-2

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically, by title.
Contains only a selection of McWilliams' books, mainly relating to California and The West. Includes typescripts with corrections, outlines, notes and related correspondence.


Ctn. 1, folder 1

Title page and prefatory pages 1951

folder 2-5

Introduction and Chapters I-X 1951

folder 6

Book list 1954



Ctn. 1, folder 7-8

Outline and notes n.d.

folder 9-11

Introduction and Chapters 1-16 n.d.

folder 12-48

Related correspondence 1966-68



Ctn. 1, folder 49

Introduction and outline 1975

folder 50-51

Preface; Book I, chapters I-VI n.d.

Additional Note

1st drafts and revised typescripts
folder 52

Book I, chapters IV-V 1977

Additional Note

Typescript with editorial comments
folder 53-55

Book II n.d.

Additional Note

1st drafts, revised
folder 56-58

Book II, chapters VI-IX 1977

Additional Note

Typescript with editorial comments
folder 59

Preface; Chapters I-III 1978

Additional Note

Corrected typescript, publishers copy
Ctn. 2, folder 1-4

Chapters IV-IX 1978

Additional Note

Corrected typescript, publishers copy
folder 5

Notes and bibliography 1978

Additional Note

Corrected typescript, publishers copy


Ctn. 2, folder 6

Chapters I-IV n.d.

Additional Note

folder 7-9

Pages 62-298 n.d.

Additional Note

folder 10-13

Chapters VI-XII and XIV 1937-38

Additional Note

Typescript with corrections
folder 14

[Chapters 1-XIV] n.d.

Additional Note

folder 15-18

Chapters III-VIII, X-XII, and XIV 1937-38

Additional Note



Ctn. 2, folder 19-24

Pages 2-355 n.d.

Additional Note

Typescript with corrections


Ctn. 2, folder 25-30

Pages 1-463 1948

Additional Note

Typescript with corrections


Ctn. 2, folder 31

Original typescript and carbon copy 1942



Ctn. 2, folder 32-37

Chapters 1-XV n.d.

Additional Note

Typescript with corrections
folder 38-39

Correspondence 1946, 1978

folder 40

Affidavits 1946

folder 41

Print materials 1921, 1946



Physical Description: Cartons 3-4; Oversize Box 1, folder 1

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically, by title.
Divided into 3 sub-series: Articles, Speeches, and Contributions. All of the writings included here are from the periods before and after McWilliams 20-year tenure as editor of The Nation. While the earliest is an article on John Dos Passos written in 1931, the bulk of materials date from the 1940s and early 1950s. Most recent contributions include a speech written in 1979 and the original manuscript for McWilliams last article "Los Angeles: A Very Special City", published in 1980. Includes outlines, notes and related correspondence.

ARTICLES, 1931-1980


The American Burden

Ctn. 3, folder 1

Typescript 1961 March


American Policy Vis A Vis Vietnam

folder 2-3

Typescript and print copy n.d.


The American Political Scene

folder 4

Notes 1975, n.d.


And The People Came

folder 5-7

Notes, print copy, and clippings 1976-79, n.d.


Battle for the Clergy

folder 8

Notes and typescript n.d.


Cotton, Cotton and More Cotton

folder 9

Notes and typescript n.d.


The Cult of Dianetics

folder 10

Typescript n.d.


Dianetics: Operation Penetration

folder 11

Typescript n.d.

folder 12-14

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1950-51


End of an Epoch?

folder 15

Notes n.d.


The Enemy in Pasadena

folder 16

Typescript 1951


Ethics in an Affluent Society

folder 17

Print copy 1966 June 22


Equality or Fraternity

folder 18-20

Related correspondence, print materials, and clippings 1948-50


The Folklore of Earthquakes

folder 21

Photocopy of reprint 1933


The Fraternity System

folder 22

Typescript with corrections [1948]


The Fruits of Smith-ism

folder 23

Typescript n.d.


Government by Whitaker and Baker

folder 24-25

Typescript carbon and print copy 1951


The Grape Jungle

folder 26

Typescript n.d.

folder 27-30

Notes, correspondence, print materials and clippings 1948-52


The House on 92nd Street

folder 31

Outlines and typescript with corrections 1946


How to Make Strikes Inevitable and Interminable

folder 32

Typescript with corrections n.d.


How We Felt About Racial Minorities

folder 33

Typescript n.d.


The Idealogy of the Bomb

folder 34

Correspondence 1958


Importation of Negro Labor to California

folder 35

Print copy 1942


The Intellectual As A Political Force

folder 36

Photocopy of print article 1968


The Intellectual as a Political Force: A Bibliography

folder 37-38

Typescript with corrections and correspondence 1968


The Intellectual in Politics

folder 39-43

Typescript, notes and revision n.d.

folder 44

Correspondence and print materials 1949, 1976


It Happened in Portland

folder 45

Typescript n.d.


Jack Tenney Rides Again

folder 46

Typescript n.d.


Japanese Evacuation: Policy and Perspectives

folder 47

Typescript 1942


John Dos Passos: An Essay

folder 48

Typescript 1931


Los Angeles: An Emerging Pattern

folder 49

Print copy 1949


Los Angeles: A Very Special City

folder 50-52

Original manuscript, correspondence, and print materials 1980


Los Angeles is an Event, Not a Mere City

folder 53

Print copy 1976


Massachusetts Pays Its Debt

folder 54-57

Print copy, print materials, and clippings 1977


The Mexican Problem

oversize Oversize Box 1, folder 1

Print copy [in Spanish] 1968 June 21


Migrants: Inquiry or Inquest?

Ctn. 3, folder 58

Typed manuscript with corrections n.d.


Negro Migrants in the Northwest

folder 59

Typescript n.d.


Negro Migrants in the Northwest, II

folder 60

Typescript n.d.


North to Mexico: An Analysis

folder 61

Typescript 1973


Northwest's Officials Fail to Act on the Cause of Racial Trouble

folder 62

Typescript 1945


Organized Racism

folder 63

Typescript n.d.


Perspective on Politics

folder 64

Outline and notes 1965-79


Prejudice; Japanese Americans

folder 65-66

Notes n.d.


Put This On The Air

folder 67

Typescript and carbon with corrections n.d.


Race Discrimination and the Law

folder 68

Print copy n.d.


Racial Relationships in California and the West Coast

folder 69-70

Outlines and notes n.d.

folder 71

Correspondence 1941-50

folder 72-73

Print materials 1942-46

Ctn. 4, folder 1-2

Print materials 1947-50

folder 3

Clippings 1943-45


Remember Edward Grady Partin?

folder 4-5

Typescript, notes and clippings 1973, n.d.


Resourceful California

folder 6

Print copy 1980


Scientology: Total Freedom and Beyond

folder 7-8

Correspondence 1969-70

folder 9-11

Print materials and clippings 1972-75


Special Western Edition of The Nation

folder 12

Print copy 1946 Sept. 21


Sterilization: Millionaire's Version

folder 13

Typescript n.d.

folder 14-15

Correspondence, notes, print materials, and clippings 1935-36


Suicide Bridge

folder 16-17

Typescript and clippings 1936


A Talk with Adlai Stevenson

folder 18

Print copy 1952


They Still Keep Coming

folder 19

Print copy 1942


Tides West Guest Columnist

folder 20-24

Typed manuscripts and correspondence 1938-39, n.d.


Utopia, Inc.

folder 25

Typescript n.d.


Vietnam: The News Problem

folder 26

Typescript n.d.

folder 27

Correspondence and clippings 1967-71


West Adams Heights: As Long As The Stars Remain

folder 28

Typescript with corrections n.d.

folder 29

Notes, correspondence and clippings 1948


The West Coast: Our Racial Frontier

folder 30

Typescript 1945 Sept.


What About the KKK?

folder 31-32

Typescript with corrections and notes n.d.


Will the West Coast Join the United Nations?

folder 33

Typescript n.d.


Witch Hunt: The Revival of Heresy

folder 34

Notes n.d.


Witch Hunt: New Phase or Coordinating the Foundations

folder 35

Typescript with corrections n.d.


With Fair Employment Practices Committee Dead, Now What?

folder 36

Typescript with corrections n.d.


Writers of the Western Shore

folder 37

Print copy 1978


SPEECHES, 1944-1978


Can America Solve It's Race Problems?

Ctn. 4, folder 39

Print copy 1945 Jan. 30


Carter at the Half-way Mark

folder 40

Notes and clippings 1978, n.d.


Is California Still Exceptional?

folder 41

Typed draft and correspondence 1975-76


Los Angeles: A New Kind of City

folder 42

Typed drafts 1976, 1979


Minorities in California

folder 43

Print copy 1944 Oct. 20


Mobilization for Democracy

folder 44

Typescript 1945 Oct. 9


The Need for Dissent

folder 45

Notes n.d.


Speech written for Will Rogers, Jr.

folder 46

Typescript n.d.




Introduction to America Is In The Heart by Carlos Bulosan

Ctn. 4, folder 47-48

Typescripts with corrections 1973, n.d.

folder 49

Notes 1973

folder 50-52

Correspondence 1972-75

folder 53-54

Print materials 1972


Chapter in Censorship For & Against by Harold H. Hart, editor

folder 55

Print copy 1971


Chapter in The Strike: For and Against by Harold H. Hart, editor

folder 56

Print copy 1971



Physical Description: Cartons 5-27, folder 24; Oversize Box 1, folders 2-14, Volume 1

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically, by subject.
Includes notes, correspondence, print materials, clippings, and pamphlets. Topics such as "Agricultural Labor" and the "Viet Nam war" are covered extensively. "Capital Punishment" includes correspondence from Eleanor Roosevelt and Caryl Chessman, while "Race Relations" includes a scrapbook and loose pages created in 1944-45 to illustrate the role of African Americans during World War II.
Pamphlets collected by McWilliams are arranged by subject to mirror the organization of the series, and within each subject, arranged alphabetically by author. Rich with a variety of view points and collected over a period of many years, the subject files illustrate McWilliams search for the understanding of issues from many perspectives and his need to re-evaluate and update his themes throughout his career. Many of the print materials are heavily annotated.

Academic Freedom

Ctn. 5, folder 1

Notes and correspondence 1953-64

folder 2-6

Print materials and clippings 1953-75

folder 7-8

Pamphlets 1950-62



folder 9-10

Correspondence 1944-71

folder 11-20

Print materials and clippings 1943-71

folder 21-23

Pamphlets 1952-74



folder 24-25

Print materials and clippings 1956-76


Caesar Chavez

folder 26-28

Print materials and clippings 1970-73


Corporate Farming

folder 29

Correspondence and notes 1972

folder 30-34

Print materials and clippings 1969-73


Farm Labor

folder 35-39

Pamphlets 1947-74


Migratory Labor

Ctn. 6, folder 1-3

Print materials and clippings 1967-74

folder 4-7

Pamphlets 1945-65


United Farm Workers

folder 8-9

Notes, print materials and clippings 1975


Air Force

folder 10-11

Correspondence and print materials 1958-60


American Committee on Cultural Freedom

folder 12-13

Correspondence 1954-67

folder 14-15

Print materials and clippings 1952-69



folder 16-17

Notes and print materials 1936-74



folder 18-20

Notes and correspondence 1932-48

folder 21-30

Print materials and clippings 1922-50

folder 31

Pamphlets 1945-46


Atomic Energy

folder 32-34

Print materials and clippings 1951-58

folder 35-37

Pamphlets 1945-60


Big Bus Bill

Ctn. 7, folder 1-2

Correspondence and clippings 1971


Black Labor

folder 3

Notes 1941-42


Black Panther Party

folder 4-11

Print materials and clippings 1969-71

oversize Oversize Box 1, folder 2

Clippings 1969


The Bomb

Ctn. 7, folder 12-13

Correspondence and notes 1940-60

folder 14-17

Print materials and clippings 1949-61


Book Burning

folder 18-19

Print materials and clippings 1954-55


Bowen, Robert O.

folder 20-22

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1959


Brain Drain

folder 23

Correspondence 1964-68

folder 24-27

Print materials and clippings 1961-68

folder 28

Pamphlets 1951-67



folder 29-30

Correspondence 1957-66, 1979

folder 31

Notes 1943

folder 32-35

Print materials and clippings 1979, n.d.


Farm Labor

folder 36

Correspondence and notes 1944-51

folder 37-39

Print materials and clippings 1950-51


Capital Punishment

folder 40-44

Correspondence 1959-72

folder 45-49

Print materials and clippings 1959-60



folder 50-53

Correspondence and notes 1964-70

folder 54-57

Print materials and clippings 1967-71


China and Taiwan

Ctn. 8, folder 1-2

Pamphlets 1949-74


Chinese, Filipinos and Hindus

folder 3-5

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1940-46



folder 6

Clippings 1972


Civil Liberties

folder 7-12

Correspondence and notes 1950-62

folder 13-31

Print materials and clippings 1951-69

folder 32-34

Pamphlets 1937-60

Ctn. 9, folder 1-17

Pamphlets 1960-72



Ctn. 10, folder 1

Correspondence 1957-58

folder 2-9

Print materials and clippings 1940-57

folder 10-12

Pamphlets 1946-68

oversize Oversize Box 1, folder 3

Pamphlet 1951



Ctn. 10, folder 13

Notes n.d.

folder 14-17

Print materials and clippings 1954-66

folder 18

Pamphlets 1961-64


Congressional Investigations

folder 19-21

Pamphlets 1951-60


Conservative Politics

folder 22-29

Print materials 1964-69

oversize Oversize Box 1, folder 4

Clippings 1971


Corporate America

Ctn. 10, folder 30-31

Print materials and clippings 1973



folder 32

Clippings 1949-51


Counter Culture

folder 33-34

Clippings 1973-75


Crane, Clarkson

folder 35

Correspondence 1928-61



folder 36-37

Pamphlets 1960-72



Ctn. 11, folder 1

Print materials 1968


Douglas, William O.

folder 2-3

Correspondence 1951-52, 1970

folder 4-6

Print materials and clippings 1950-52, 1970



folder 7-11

Pamphlets 1948-71


Ellsberg, Daniel and the Pentagon Papers

folder 12-16

Print materials and clippings 1971-73


Employee Federal Security Program

folder 17

Correspondence 1953


Fair Employment Practices Committee

folder 18-23

Print materials and clippings 1942-50


Farm Labor

folder 24-29

Correspondence and notes 1943-73

folder 30-38

Print materials 1943-75

folder 39

Clippings 1941-50

Ctn. 12, folder 1-10

Clippings 1951-75



folder 11

Correspondence 1971

folder 12-16

Print materials and clippings 1970-75

folder 17

Pamphlets 1970


Filipino Culture in America

folder 18

Correspondence 1972-73

folder 19

Print materials 1942-73

folder 20

Clippings 1972-73


Flight of Capital

folder 21-23

Print materials and clippings 1955-58, 1969



folder 24-26

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1951-55


Franklin, Mrs. Virginia

folder 27-28

Correspondence and clippings 1962


Free Speech and Religious Freedom

folder 29-31

Pamphlets 1942-62


Galindez, Jesus

folder 32-34

Print materials and clippings 1957-58


Getting Busted Abroad

folder 35-38

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1972, n.d.


Goldwater, Barry

folder 39-41

Correspondence and notes 1963, n.d.

folder 42-46

Print materials and clippings 1963-64

folder 47-48

Pamphlets 1963-64


Gun Control

Ctn. 13, folder 1-7

Correspondence, notes, print materials and clippings 1974-75, n.d.



folder 8-10

Correspondence and notes 1937-52

folder 11-15

Print materials and clippings 1940-54


Human Rights

folder 16-18

Pamphlets 1950-72



folder 19

Pamphlets 1973-75


Individual Freedom and National Security

folder 20-25

Pamphlets 1951-70



folder 26-37

Correspondence and notes 1957-72

Ctn. 14, folder 1-37

Print materials and clippings 1953-75

Ctn. 15, folder 1-5

Pamphlets 1957-73


International Politics

folder 6-7

Correspondence and print materials 1961

folder 8-11

Pamphlets 1952-73


Ku Klux Klan

folder 12-13

Print materials and clippings 1946


Labor Unions and Commerce

folder 14-17

Pamphlets 1940-68



folder 18-21

Pamphlets 1927-65



Ctn. 16, folder 1-2

Pamphlets 1953-72


Los Angeles

folder 3-5

Print materials and clippings 1943-51


Loyalty Oath

folder 6-7

Correspondence 1949-54

folder 8-17

Print materials and clippings 1949-69

folder 18-19

Pamphlets 1950-67


Mailer, Norman

folder 20-21

Notes and clippings 1969, n.d.


McCarthy, Eugene

folder 22-29

Correspondence, notes, print materials and clippings 1968


McCarthy, Joseph R.

folder 30-31

Correspondence, notes, and print materials 1952-54

folder 32-39

Clippings 1952-61

Ctn. 17, folder 1-4

Pamphlets 1947-64


McGovern, George

folder 5-7

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1969-74


Media Violence

folder 8-9

Print materials and clippings 1975, n.d.


Mid-Century Conference for Peace

folder 10

Print materials 1950


Moral Re-Armament Movement

folder 11-13

Print materials and clippings 1947-50



folder 14

Notes n.d.


National Broadcasting Company

folder 15

Print materials 1960


National Rifle Association

folder 16

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1963-64


National Security

folder 17-20

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1956-66


Natural Resources

folder 21

Pamphlets 1964


New Left

folder 22-23

Correspondence and notes 1960, n.d.

folder 24-26

Print materials and clippings 1959-67


Nuclear Weapons

folder 27

Clippings 1958


Peace Candidates

folder 28-30

Correspondence and notes 1965-66

folder 31-35

Print materials and clippings 1960-66


Peace Movement in America

folder 36-39

Pamphlets 1951-63



folder 40

Pamphlets 1953-60


Political Apathy

folder 41-45

Correspondence, notes, print materials, and clippings 1955-63


Political Dissent

Ctn. 18, folder 1

Correspondence 1966-68

folder 2-8

Print materials and clippings 1964-70

folder 9

Pamphlets 1964-74



folder 10

Correspondence and notes 1967

folder 11-20

Print materials and clippings 1951-71

folder 21-31

Pamphlets 1952-70


Politics in the West

Ctn. 19, folder 1-3

Correspondence, print materials, and clippings 1948-50

folder 4-7

Pamphlets 1944-66


Public Schools and Education

folder 8

Print materials 1964, n.d.

folder 9-12

Pamphlets 1947-76


Race Relations

folder 13-15

Notes and correspondence 1942-53

folder 16-29

Print materials and clippings 1935-53, n.d.

folder 30-31

Pamphlets 1945-49

Ctn. 20, folder 1-4

Pamphlets 1959-64, n.d.


African Americans

folder 5

Notes 1963

folder 6-21

Print materials and clippings 1941-50, n.d.

folder 22

Pamphlets 1946

volume v.1

Scrapbook 1944-45

oversize Oversize Box 1

Ctn. 20, folder 5-11


Loose scrapbook pages 1945 July


Inter-Racial Committees

folder 30-33

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1942-47


Japanese Americans

folder 34

Correspondence 1945-46

folder 35-40

Print materials 1941-46

folder 41-43

Pamphlets 1927-47


La Raza

Ctn. 21, folder 1

Notes n.d.

folder 2-10

Print materials 1945-71

folder 11-12

Clippings 1948, 1970-71

folder 13-16

Pamphlets 1926-71

oversize Oversize Box 1, folder 12

Pamphlet 1969


Native Americans

Ctn. 21, folder 17-18

Correspondence 1944, 1957

folder 19-21

Print materials and pamphlets 1935-46

folder 22

Pamphlets 1944-46


Race Restrictive Covenants

folder 23-26

Print materials and pamphlets 1943-48


Race Riots

folder 27

Notes and correspondence 1943-45

folder 28-32

Print materials and clippings 1943-49


Radical Bombings

Ctn. 22, folder 1-5

Print materials and clippings 1969-71


Reagan, Ronald

folder 6

Print materials n.d.


Red Baiting

folder 7-8

Correspondence 1949-63

folder 9-17

Print materials and clippings 1943-57, n.d.


Regional Culture

folder 18-20

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1947-59


Religious Freedom

folder 21-23

Notes, correspondence, print materials 1950, n.d.



folder 24-25

Notes, print materials and clippings 1968-71



folder 26

Correspondence 1954, 1959

folder 27-32

Print materials and clippings 1953-57


Sienkiewicz, Henryk

folder 33

Print materials n.d.


Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898-

folder 34-35

Notes and correspondence 1945-46, n.d.

folder 36-40

Print materials 1938-46



Ctn. 23, folder 1-2

Print materials and clippings 1970, n.d.

folder 3-7

Pamphlets 1950-69, n.d.


Labor Issues

folder 8-9

Notes and print materials 1956, 1963

folder 10

Pamphlets 1962-63


Mental Health

folder 11-12

Print materials and clippings 1957, 1971-72

folder 13

Pamphlets 1952-65


Subversive Organizations and Conspiracy Cases

folder 14-17

Pamphlets 1950-70, n.d.


Southern California

folder 18-20

Notes 1972-79, n.d.

folder 21-22

Print materials and clippings 1973-79


Spiritual Mobilization

folder 23-26

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1944-50


Steinhem, Gloria

folder 27-29

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1969-75


Struik, Dirk Jan

folder 30-31

Clippings 1951-52


Teller, Dr. Edward

folder 32-33

Correspondence and clippings 1955-58, n.d.


Tenney, Jack B.

folder 34-36

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1943-62


Third Parties

Ctn. 24, folder 1-2

Notes and correspondence 1968-69

folder 3-7

Print materials and clippings 1968-70



folder 8-9

Print materials n.d.


Un-American Activities in California

folder 10

Print materials 1966


United States


Aid to Foreign Countries

folder 11

Print materials n.d.

folder 12-19

Pamphlets 1945-75


Central Intelligence Agency

folder 20-23

Print materials and clippings 1965-72

folder 24-26

Pamphlets 1968-70


House Committee on Un-American Activities

Ctn. 25, folder 1-3

Print materials 1959, 1961


Dept. of the Interior, War Relocation Authority

folder 4-9

Pamphlets 1945-46


Labor Unions

folder 10-13

Correspondence, print materials, clippings and pamphlets 1954-68


Utopian Society

folder 14-19

Notes, correspondence, print materials and clippings 1934, n.d.


Viet Nam War

folder 20-24

Notes and correspondence 1965-71

folder 25-37

Print materials and clippings 1965-73

folder 38-39

Pamphlets 1963-64

Ctn. 26, folder 1-7

Pamphlets 1965-74


American Issues

oversize Oversize Box 1, folder 13

Clippings 1969

Ctn. 26, folder 8-15

Pamphlets 1964-74


Indochinese Issues

folder 16-18

Pamphlets 1965-74, n.d.


Wallace, George

Ctn. 27, folder 1

Correspondence and print materials 1968-69

folder 2-5

Clippings 1968-69



folder 6-8

Correspondence and clippings 1964



folder 9-14

Correspondence, print materials and clippings 1973-74

oversize Oversize Box 1, folder 14

Clippings 1972-73


Witch Hunts

Ctn. 27, folder 15-16

Correspondence 1953-55

folder 17-20

Print materials 1952-55, n.d.

folder 21-24

Clippings 1951-59



Physical Description: Carton 27, folders 25-34; Oversize Box 1, folder 15

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically or chronologically, as appropriate.
Divided into 4 sub-series: Correspondence (arranged alphabetically), and Awards, Works About, and Miscellaneous (arranged chronologically). The bulk of materials date from the 1970s, but an interview on the House on Un-American Activities Committee given in 1962 and an open letter regarding the Communist party written in 1952, are included.


Ctn. 27, folder 25-26

Miscellaneous, A-Z 1969-70, n.d.

folder 27

Correspondence with Donald S. Fryer 1971


AWARDS, 1975-1976

Ctn. 27, folder 28

In Honor of The Nation and The Progressive, New York, New York 1975 Dec. 16

oversize Oversize Box 1, folder 15

Clippings 1975 Nov.-Dec.

Ctn. 27, folder 29

Henry R. Wagner Memorial Award, Los Angeles, California 1976 May 6


WORKS ABOUT, 1962-1971

Ctn. 27, folder 30

Inside the Senate Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities: An Interview with Carey McWilliams, by Jack B. Tenney 1962 March

folder 31

An Interview with Carey McWilliams, by Thomas J. Conway 1970 Jan. 9

folder 32

The Contributions of Carey McWilliams to American Ethnic History, by Joseph P. Navarro 1971 Fall



Ctn. 27, folder 33

Open Letter on the Trial of the Leaders of the Communist Party [signed by Carey McWilliams] 1950 April 3

folder 34

Lecture schedule 1960-71

List Of Pamphlets Contained in Series 3: Subject Files