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Finding Aid for the Brainerd Dyer Papers, 1940-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Brainerd Dyer Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1968
    Collection number: 1059
    Creator: Dyer, Brainerd, 1901-
    Extent: 66 boxes (33 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Brainerd Dyer, 1969, 1976.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Brainerd Dyer Papers (Collection 1059). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217908 

    Biography

    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).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets, journals, reprints, research notes and photocopied materials, newspapers and government publications of Brainerd Dyer. Also includes programs for history conferences, teaching materials, memorabilia and ephemera, and 4 sectional maps of the U.S.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-4, 19-34, 53, 65).
    2. Pamphlets, journals and books (Boxes 5-7).
    3. Photostats, journals, memorabilia (Box 8).
    4. Notes and photocopied items (Box 8).
    5. Newspapers (Boxes 9-10).
    6. Reprints of articles by other historians (Boxes 11-15).
    7. University materials (Box 16).
    8. Programs for history conferences (Box 17).
    9. Government publications (Box 18).
    10. Lecture and research notes (Boxes 35-50).
    11. Writings (Boxes 50-52, 54-58).
    12. Gideon diary (Box 53).
    13. Teaching materials, ephemera (Boxes 59-65).
    14. Ph.D. manuscripts not by Dyer (Box 66).
    15. Maps (Box 67).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Dyer, Brainerd, 1901- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Historians--United States--Archival resources.

    Items Removed from Collection

    Transferred to vertical files:
    1059 Photos - Portrait photograph of Abraham Lincoln, depicted without a beard.

    Note

    (Print from a duplicate negative; original by Alexander Hesler in Chicago in 1860)