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Finding Aid for the Currin V. Shields Papers, 1953-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Currin V. Shields Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1953-1957
    Collection number: 2058
    Creator: Shields, Currin V.
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Currin V. Shields (b.1918) was an instructor at Yale University (1947-50), assistant professor at UCLA (1950-60), and professor, head of the department of government and director of the Institute of Government Research at the University of Arizona (1960- ). He was also active in local Democratic organizations and the California Democratic Council (CDC) serving as co-chairman of CDC's Political Action Committee (1955-57) and president of the West Valley Democratic Club (1957). His publications include Democracy and Catholicism in America (1958) and Democratic government in America (1965). The collection consists of correspondence, publications, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, and ephemera relating to Democratic political organizations and activities in California and the nation.
    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 Currin V. Shields.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Currin V. Shields Papers (Collection 2058). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Currin V. Shields was born on February 18, 1918 in LaPorte, Indiana; AB, University of Nebraska, 1941; Ph.M, University of Wisconsin, 1943; Ph.D, Yale University, 1950; instructor, Yale University, 1947-50; assistant professor, UCLA, 1950-60; professor, head of the department of government, and director of the Institute of Government Research, University of Arizona, beginning in 1960; was active in local Democratic organizations and the beginnings of the California Democratic Council (CDC); served as co-chairman of CDC's Political Action Committee (1955-57) and became president of the West Valley Democratic Club in 1957; publications include Democracy and Catholicism in America (1958) and Democratic government in America (1965).

    Biographical Narrative

    Currin Vance Shields (1918- ) was a professor of political science at UCLA and was active in local Democratic organizations and the beginnings of the California Democratic Council. He was president of the West Valley Democratic Club in 1957 and co-chairman of CDC's Political Action Committee, 1955-1957.
    These papers were a gift to the library from Mr. Shields and can be used in connection with the other CDC collections housed in the Department of Special Collections, collections which document California grass roots politics of the 1950s and 1960s.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, publications, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, and ephemera relating to Democratic political organizations and activities in California and the nation. Organizations include the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, the West Valley Democratic Club, and the California Democratic Council (CDC).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Shields, Currin V.--Archives.
    California Democratic Council.
    Political science teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Political activists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.