Loyalty Oath Controversy. Collection. 1945-1968.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, Alva Moore Stevenson, 1990 May 04; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 May; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie and Caroline Cubé, 2013 Jun.
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Title: Loyalty Oath Controversy. Collection.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 393
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.2 linear ft. (13 boxes)
Date: 1945-1968
Abstract: Record Series 393 contains documents regarding the Loyalty Oath Controversy, including a history of the collection, excerpts from Regent's meetings, University related publications, and newspaper clippings.
Creator: UCLA University Archives.

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.

Publication Rights

Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Loyalty Oath Controversy. Collection (University Archives Record Series 393). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical note

A special file on the loyalty oath controversy was set up in 1951 by Andrew Horn, University Archivist. Since that time printed and manuscript material has been collected dealing directly or indirectly with the University controversy. In 1968 the Caughey Project to study the history of oaths led to an organized enquiry to get petinent materials and papers of people directly involved with the controversy. The responses to the request are included in the collection under "History of Collection." Under the auspices of the same project, Jane White organized and listed the material in the collection. Jane White's list and notes on her work are also includled in the first section of the collection.
In March 1974 the Collection was again reorganized to include the papers of Paul Dodd and others which had since been added to the Collection. The present organization and register attempts to divide the various committees and offices in order to show the inter-relationships that existed at the time of the controversy.
A list of other pertinent background material, and material in the University Archives and the Department of Special Collections dealing with the loyalty oath is available in UCLA University Archives.

Scope and Content

Record Series 393 contains documents regarding the Loyalty Oath Controversy, including a history of the collection, excerpts from Regent's meetings, University related publications, and newspaper clippings.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

 

History of collection.

Box 1, Folder 1

Andrew Horn, University Archivist; correspondence, notes, etc. 1950.

Box 1, Folder 2

Robert Vosper, correspondence with Paul Dodd. 1951.

Box 1, Folder 3

Lists of UCB holdings on loyalty oath - Archives and Manuscript Division, Bancroft. 1968.

Box 1, Folder 4

Memos and letters on Caughey Project. 1968.

Box 1, Folder 5

Caughey Project, responses from request for material. 1968.

Box 1, Folder 6

Caughey Project, returned letters of request. 1968.

Box 1, Folder 7

Caughey Project, Jane White's history and list of collection. 1968.

 

Regents: excerpts of meetings.

Box 1, Folder 8

1949 Mar 25-Jul 22.

Box 1, Folder 9

1949 Sep 23-Nov 18.

Box 1, Folder 10

1950 Jan 04-Feb 24.

Box 1, Folder 11

1950 Mar 31-Apr 21.

Box 1, Folder 12

1950 Jun 23-Jul 21.

Box 1, Folder 13

1950 Aug 25-1951 Oct 19.

Box 1, Folder 14

Regents: miscellaneous.

 

Office of the President, Robert G. Sproul.

Box 2, Folder 1

Letters from Sproul. 1950.

Box 2, Folder 2

Letters to Sproul. 1949-1950.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence between Sproul and Paul Dodd. 1950-1952.

 

Academic Senate: Northern Section.

Box 2, Folder 4

Meetings. 1945 Oct 10-1950 Jun 06.

Box 2, Folder 5

Meetings. 1950 Sep 26-1951 Dec 05.

Box 2, Folder 6

Resolutions, etc.

Box 2, Folder 7

Committee on Academic Freedom.

Box 2, Folder 8

Conference Committee. 1950 Mar 06.

Box 2, Folder 9

Committee of Five. 1950.

Box 2, Folder 10

Committee of Seven. 1950.

Box 2, Folder 11

Faculty Committee on Financial Assistance.

 

Academic Senate: Southern Section.

Box 2, Folder 12

Minutes and agendas. 1949 Sep 22-1950 Apr 24.

Box 2, Folder 13

Resolutions, etc. 1949-1950.

Box 2, Folder 14

Miscellaneous.

Box 2, Folder 15

Advisory Committee. 1949.

Box 2, Folder 16

Committee on Faculty Poll.

Box 2, Folder 17

Committee on Research.

Box 2, Folder 18

Committee on Privilege and Tenure.

Box 2, Folder 19

Correspondence with Robert G. Sproul.

Box 2, Folder 20

Conference Committee Resolution. 1950 Mar.

Box 3, Folder 1

Faculty Steering and Policy Committee.

Box 3, Folder 2

Faculty Steering Committee, Paul Dodd correspondence.

 

Academic Senates.

Box 3, Folder 3

Special Unified Committee on Tenure. 1951-1952.

Box 3, Folder 4

Special Unified Committee on Tenure, Northern Section. 1951-1952.

Box 3, Folder 5

Special Unified Committee on Tenure, Southern Section. 1951-1952.

 

Conference Committee of Deans. 1950.

Box 3, Folder 6

Southern Section - Endorsements of March 01, 1950 Resolution by Departments.

Box 3, Folder 7

(South) A-C.

Box 3, Folder 8

(South) E-L.

Box 3, Folder 9

(South) M-Z.

 

UCLA Faculty.

 

Committee for Responsible University Government.

Box 4, Folder 1

Minutes. 1950-1952.

Box 4, Folder 2

Reports and resolutions.

Box 4, Folder 3

Jacoby, Neil; correspondence. 1950-1952.

Box 4, Folder 4

Rolfe, Franklin P.; correspondence. 1950-1952.

Box 4, Folder 5

Smith, John E.; correspondence. 1950-1952.

Box 4, Folder 6

Miscellaneous.

Box 4, Folder 7

Beals, Ralph L.; statements. 1950.

Box 4, Folder 8

Caughey, John W.; statements.

 

Dodd, Paul.

Box 4, Folder 9

Statements and speeches.

Box 4, Folder 10

Notes.

Box 4, Folder 11

Correspondence, intra-campus.

Box 4, Folder 12

Correspondence with Monroe Deutsch.

Box 4, Folder 13

Correspondence with John Hicks.

Box 4, Folder 14

Correspondence with C.L. Mowat.

Box 4, Folder 15

Correspondence from outside the university.

Box 4, Folder 16

Teletype correspondence with President Sproul's Office.

Box 4, Folder 17

Correspondence concerning Alumni Committee.

Box 4, Folder 18

Correspondence with Group for Academic Freedom.

 

Durrell, Cordell.

Box 4, Folder 19

Statements and speeches.

Box 4, Folder 20

Notes and resolutions of meetings.

Box 4, Folder 21

Correspondence. 1950-1951.

Box 4, Folder 22

Griggs, David; notes, etc.

Box 4, Folder 23

MacGowan, Kenneth; correspondence. 1950.

Box 4, Folder 24

McHenry, Dean E.; statements and proposals.

Box 4, Folder 25

Popper, Danicel; correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 26

Pucciani, Oreste F; notes and correspondence. 1949-1950.

Box 4, Folder 27

Roose, Kenneth D.; correspondence. 1949-1950.

Box 4, Folder 28

Westegaard, Waldemar; speech. 1950 Mar 15.

Box 4, Folder 29

Miscellaneous correspondence A-Z.

Box 4, Folder 30

Statements, press releases, speeches, etc.; A-Z.

Box 4, Folder 31

Statements, press releases, speeches, etc. (unknown author).

Box 4, Folder 32

Notes and lists on press.

 

University of California, miscellaneous.

Box 5, Folder 1

UC, Oath forms and letters.

Box 5, Folder 2

UC, Office of Public Information; press releases and letters.

Box 5, Folder 3

UC, correspondence from outside the University, A-Z.

Box 5, Folder 4

UCLA, Library. 1950.

Box 5, Folder 5

UC, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, letters of Roger Revelle, Acting Director. 1950.

Box 5, Folder 6

Non-Senate academic and administrative employees.

Box 5, Folder 7

Student groups.

Box 5, Folder 8

California Alumni Association.

 

Non-University materials.

Box 5, Folder 9

Committee for Academic Employees.

Box 5, Folder 10

Group for Academic Freedom (Berkeley).

Box 5, Folder 11

Court cases.

Box 5, Folder 12

Science and Education.

Box 5, Folder 13

Phi Beta Kappa.

Box 5, Folder 14

Librarians.

Box 5, Folder 15

American Association of University Professors.

Box 5, Folder 16

National Council of the Arts, Science, Professions.

Box 5, Folder 17

Federation for Repeal of the Levering Act.

Box 5, Folder 18

Communist Party.

Box 5, Folder 19

American Civil Liberties Union.

Box 5, Folder 20

Miscellaneous.

Box 5, Folder 21

Miscellaneous and unidentified material.

Box 6

University publications.

Box 7

Non-University publications.

Boxes 8-9

Newspaper clippings.

Box 10

Paul Dodd scrapbook of newspaper clippings re: controversy.

Box 10

Beginnings of bibliography on Loyalty Oath controversy, anti-communism, etc. On 4x6 cards.

Box 11, Folders 1-3

Correspondence. 1949-1952.

Box 11, Folder 4

Poll - correspondence. 1949.

Box 11, Folder 5

Poll - results. 1949.

Box 11, Folder 6

Poll - responses from emeriti. 1949.

Box 11, Folder 7

Poll - responses from professors. 1949.

Box 12, Folder 1

Poll - responses from professors. 1949.

Box 12, Folders 2-3

Poll - responses from associate professors. 1949.

Box 12, Folder 4

Poll - responses from associate professors with tenure. 1949.

Box 12, Folders 5-6

Poll - responses from associate professors without tenure. 1949.

Box 13, Folder 1

Poll - responses from instructors. 1949.

Box 13, Folder 2

Poll - responses from unidentified. 1949.

Box 13, Folder 3

Poll - responses received too late. 1949.

Box 13, Folders 4-5

Newspaper clippings. 1952.

Box 13, Folder 6

Academic Senate, Southern Section; draft memo re: poll; poll draft; poll & memo (mimeo masters). 1949 Dec 01.