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Finding Aid for the Lewis Hanke Papers, 1936-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lewis Hanke Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1945
    Collection number: 1190
    Creator: Hanke, Lewis
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.) 2 cartons (2 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Abstract: 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.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

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

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Dr. Lewis Hanke, 1976 and 1988.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lewis Hanke Papers (Collection 1190). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470741 

    Biography

    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).

    Expanded Biographical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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. Includes notes about Potosí from the Archivo General de Indias (Seville), the British Museum, the Archivo Nacional (Sucre), Biblioteca Nacional (Sucre), Biblioteca Nacional (Madrid), Archivo General de la Nation (Buenos Aires), Archivo Nacional (Paraguay), Archivo Nacional del Perú (Lima), and others.

    Expanded Scope and Content

    The papers in this collection relate to the silver mining city of Potosí (in colonial Peru, now part of Bolivia), and to Dr. Hanke's long-term historical research and writings on the city.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence.
    2. Research notes on various topics.
    3. Notes on Potosí (source materials).
    4. Copies of source material.
    5. Microfilm and slides.
    6. Offprints, pamphlets, single issues of journals and other printed materials about Potosí.
    7. Books and miscellaneous.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Hanke, Lewis--Archives.
    Historians--United States--Archival resources.
    Potosí (Bolivia)--History--Research.