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Finding Aid for the Brainerd Dyer Papers, 1940-1968
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Description
Brainerd Dyer (b.1901) was a history professor (1935-72) and chair of the History department (1947-53) at UCLA. He also wrote several books, including: Dyer Lieber and the American Civil War (1939), The persistence of the idea of Negro colonization (1943), and Zachary Taylor (1946). The collection consists of Dyer's correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets, journals, reprints, research notes and photocopied materials, newspapers and government publications, programs for history conferences, teaching materials, memorabilia and ephemera, and 4 sectional maps of the U.S.
Background
Dyer was born November 9, 1901 in Wheaton, Illinois; BA, Pomona College, 1923; MA, Harvard, 1925; Ph.D, 1932; instructor in history (1926-27, 1929-30), Dartmouth College; instructor (1930-32), assistant professor (1935-41), associate professor (1941-47), professor (1947-72), and emeritus professor from 1972, UCLA; chair of English department, UCLA (1947-53); author of several books, including: Dyer Lieber and the American Civil War (1939), The persistence of the idea of Negro colonization (1943), and Zachary Taylor (1946).
Extent
66 boxes (33 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.