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Finding Aid for the Lewis Hanke Papers, 1936-1945
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Description
Lewis Ulysses Hanke (b.1905) was a Latin American historian. He taught at the University of Hawaii (1926-27), University of Beirut (1927-30), Harvard University (1934-39), University of Texas (1951-1961), Columbia University (1961-67), UC Irvine (1967-69), and the University of Massachusetts (1969-75). He also served as director of the Library of Congress (1939-51). His publications include The Spanish struggle for justice in the conquest of America (1949), Bartolomé de las Casas: an interpretation of his life and writings (1951), and The imperial city of Potosí: an unwritten chapter in the history of Spanish America (1956). The collection consists of correspondence, research notes on Potosí (Bolivia) source materials, books and other printed items, photographic prints, slides and microfilm copies of original source materials, architectural features, paintings, and copies of Lewis Hanke's books on Latin American history.
Background
Lewis Ulysses Hanke was born January 2, 1905 in Oregon City, Oregon; BS, 1924, MA, 1925, Northwestern University; Ph.D Harvard University, 1936; instructor in history, University of Hawaii, 1926-27; adjunct professor of history, University of Beirut, 1927-30; instructor in history, Harvard University, 1934-39; director, Library of Congress, 1939-51; professor of Latin American history, 1951-61, and director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, 1951-58, University of Texas; professor, Columbia University, 1961-67; professor, UC Irvine, 1967-69; University of Massachusetts Helen Haring Professor of Latin American History, 1969-75, and professor emeritus in 1975; wrote many books on Latin American history, including The Spanish struggle for justice in the conquest of America (1949), Bartolomé de las Casas: an interpretation of his life and writings (1951), and The imperial city of Potosí: an unwritten chapter in the history of Spanish America (1956).Professor Lewis Hanke (b. Oregon City, Oregon, 1905) was the Clarence and Helen Haring Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He also served as Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas (1951-1958), and was a Professor of American History there (1951-1961), Professor of History at Columbia (1961-1967), and at the University of California Irvine (1967-1969). In 1965, he was made an honorary citizen of Potosí, and is the author of various works on Latin American history.
Extent
11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.) 2 cartons (2 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
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.