Finding Aid for the Robert Bartlett Haas Collection of Material about William Chauncey Bartlett, 1850-1987

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Finding Aid for the Robert Bartlett Haas Collection of Material about William Chauncey Bartlett, 1850-1987

Collection number: 1557

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Bartlett Haas Collection of Material about William Chauncey Bartlett,
Date (inclusive): 1850-1987
Collection number: 1557
Creator: Haas, Robert Bartlett
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Robert Bartlett Haas (b.1916) was a faculty member at UCLA (1949- ) and the director of arts and humanities extension (1958). W.C. Bartlett (1818-1907) was a lawyer (1848-55), an anti-slavery preacher in Indianapolis (1857), an itinerant preacher in the California gold mining towns (1860- ), editor of the San Francisco bulletin (1866), and editor of the Overland monthly (1871- ). Later, he served as a school superintendent and board member of Mills College. He also authored many works on a variety of subjects, including A breeze from the woods (1880). The collection contains Bartlett's correspondence, documents, manuscripts, publications and ephemera, and correspondence, notes, lectures and an article on Bartlett by Robert Haas.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

Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections.

Restrictions on Access

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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert B. Haas, 1989.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Bartlett Haas Collection of Material about William Chauncey Bartlett (Collection 1557). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233102 

Biography

Haas was born on January 20, 1916 in Santa Cruz, California; BA, UC Berkeley, 1938; MA, University of Chicago, 1939; Ed.D, Stanford University, 1945; postgraduate in art history, UCLA, 1965-68; became faculty member at UCLA in 1949; named director of arts and humanities extension in 1958; published books include A primer for the gradual understanding of Gertrude Stein (1971) and Muybridge: man in motion (c1976); also wrote a paper on William Chauncey Bartlett; Bartlett was born on December 30, 1818 in Haddam, Connecticut; attended Williams College, and in 1847, Ohio University; admitted to Ohio bar and was law partner of Hiram Strong in Dayton, 1848-55; joined the staff of the Dayton gazette, 1855; became anti-slavery preacher in Indianapolis in 1857; moved to San Francisco in 1860; became itinerant preacher in the California gold mining towns; served as editor of the San Francisco bulletin in 1866, and took over from Bret Harte as the editor of the Overland monthly in 1871; served as a school superintendent and board member of Mills College; author of works on a variety of subjects, including A breeze from the woods (1880); he died on December 7, 1907 in Oakland, California.

Scope and Content

Collection contains correspondence, documents, manuscripts, publications and ephemera of William Chauncey Bartlett. Includes real estate materials, ledgers, memorandum books, drawings, sketches, scrapbook, newspaper clippings, and ephemera relating to the Berkeley Club, Unitarian Club, and the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind. Manuscripts include Thoreau in books and in the woods, Indian summer, and Ideals of a professional life. Also contains correspondence, notes, lectures and an article on Bartlett by Robert Bartlett Haas.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence.
  2. Documents.
  3. Ephemera.
  4. Haas material.
  5. Manuscripts.
  6. Publications.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Haas, Robert Bartlett--Archives.
Bartlett, W.C.--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. University Extension--Faculty--Archival resources.
Historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Authors, American--Research--California.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

A Collection of Material about William Chauncy Bartlett, 1850-1987

Creator/Collector: Haas, Robert Bartlett
Physical Description: (7 boxes)