Inventory of the Leonard V. Finder Papers
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University of California, Davis
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Finder, Leonard V., 1910-1969
Title: Leonard V. Finder Papers
0.8 linear feet
Abstract: Leonard V. Finder (1910-1969) was editor of the
from 1962-1966. After Finder left the
Sacramento Union, he devoted his time to lecturing
and teaching, primarily at the Extension Program of the University of California, Davis. His Papers
contain an unfinished manuscript of his unpublished book, Reflections in Asia, written following a world
tour in 1966.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as
many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-358
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Leonard V. Finder (1910-1969) received his B.A. from the University of Illinois (1930) and his LL.B. from
the University of Illinois Law School (1933). He practiced law in Chicago from 1933-1938 and went on to
become Assistant National Director and Eastern Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League. From
1947-1951, he was publisher of the
Manchester Evening-Leader and the
in New Hampshire. After a ten year stint as Vice President and Secretary at the Universal
Match Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri, he served as editor and publisher of the
After Finder left the
Sacramento Union, he devoted his time to lecturing and teaching,
primarily at the Extension Program of the University of California, Davis. Following a world tour in
1966, he began work on a book manuscript entitled, "Reflections in Asia."
Scope and Content
Unfinished manuscript of Finder's unpublished book, Reflections in Asia. Finder began writing this
manuscript following a world tour he took in 1966. In his introduction, Finder describes the work as
"offered as one contribution to a better public opinion of our international relations, not as a
Arrangement of the Collection
The Papers are arranged in one series: Reflections in Asia.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library also holds the Leonard V. Finder Papers (13 linear feet).
Special Collections holds the
Sacramento Union Archives, D-351.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online
public access catalog.
Finder, Leonard V., 1910-1969--Archives
Asia--Description and travel
Collection is open for research.
Donated by Mrs. Finder-Levine.
Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.
[Identification of item], Leonard V. Finder Papers, D-358, Department of Special Collections, General
Library, University of California, Davis.
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publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or
imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Reflections in Asia
0.8 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
Draft of Finder's unfinished, unpublished book manuscript.
Arranged in chapter order.
Introduction and Chapter Outlines
Chapter 1: Ignorance without Bliss
Chapter 2: The West of the East
Chapter 3: Morning Calm--Between Storms
Chapter 4: Little Brother in the Pacific
Chapter 5: Southeast Crossroads
Chapter 6: Land of Illusions and Disillusions
Chapter 7: The Three Chinas
Chapter 8: Struggle in the Shadows
Chapter 9: Mission in Miasma