Finding Aid for the Graham Family Papers, 1900-1970

Processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Graham Family Papers, 1900-1970

Collection number: 1258

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Anne Caiger, August 1980
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Graham Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1970
Collection number: 1258
Creator: Graham family
Extent: 49 boxes (24.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Malbone Watson Graham (1898-1965) was a professor of political science at UCLA (1924- ). His published works include New governments of Central Europe (1924) and American diplomacy in the international community (1948). Ethel Gladys Murphy married Graham in 1921. She served as president of the American Association of University Women and worked in the office of the Director of Naval Officer Procurement in Los Angeles during World War II. The collection consists of Malbone Graham's correspondence, papers, printed materials, speeches, research materials, notes, manuscripts, and ephemera. Also includes correspondence, papers, two theses, and a scrapbook of his wife, Ethel Graham.
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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Graham Family Papers (Collection 1258). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Malbone Watson Graham was born on March 26, 1898 in Bogotá, Columbia; BA (1918), MA (1919), and Ph.D (1921), UC Berkeley; taught at University of Missouri (1921-22) and University of Texas (1922-24); became assistant professor (1924), full professor (1932) and emeritus professor of political science, UCLA; published works include New governments of Central Europe (1924) and American diplomacy in the international community (1948); he died on October 16, 1965 in Santa Monica, California; Ethel Gladys Murphy married Graham in 1921; she was president of the American Association of University Women and worked in the office of the Director of Naval Officer Procurement in Los Angeles during World War II.

Biographical Narrative

Collection comprises the papers of Malbone Watson Graham and his wife Ethel Gladys (Murphy) Graham.
Malbone Graham was born in Bogora, Columbia in 1898 and obtained his degrees at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the faculty of UCLA as an Assistant Professor in Political Science in 1924, rising to full Professor in 1932.
His wife Ethel, whom he married in 1921, was a President of the American Association of University Women and worked in the office of the Director of Naval Officer Procurement in Los Angeles during World War II. Unless otherwise stated, the papers listed below are those of Professor Graham.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, papers, printed materials, speeches, research materials, notes, manuscripts, and ephemera of Malbone Watson Graham, UCLA professor of political science. Also includes correspondence, papers, two theses, and a scrapbook of his wife, Ethel Gladys (Murphy) Graham.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Graham family--Archives.
Graham, Malbone W. (Malbone Watson), b.1898---Archives.
Graham, Gladys Murphy--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Political Science--Faculty--Archival resources.
Political scientists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

Printed material, mostly ephemera.

Box 2

Personal correspondence.

Box 3

Personal correspondence and papers.

Box 4

Personal correspondence; postcards.

Box 5

Correspondence, ephemera.

 

Correspondence, Mrs. Graham

Boxes 6, 7

“A.”

Box 8

“A - C.”

Box 9

“D - Z”; miscellaneous letters.

Boxes 10, 27-35

Correspondence and papers, Mrs. Graham.

Box 11

Tax returns; correspondence files, Mrs Graham [arranged alphabetically by name of country]: “A.”

 

Correspondence Files, Mrs Graham

Box 12

“B-England.”

Box 13

“Estonia-Korea II.”

Box 14

“Korea III-Roumania.”

Box 15

“Spain-Wartime, 1918-1919.”

 

Correspondence and Papers, Some Relating to UCLA, and Some in an Alaphabetical Sequence

Box 16

“A - B.”

Box 17

“C - H.”

Box 18

“H - Q.”

Box 19

“R - Z.”

Box 20

Two theses; Scrapbook relating to Mrs. Graham.

Box 21

Personal correspondence, ca. 1919-1920s.

Box 22

Professional correspondence and papers [mixture of Professor and Mrs. Graham]; personal diaries [of Mrs. Graham?].

Box 23

Professional correspondence.

Box 24

Correspondence.

Box 25

Correspondence and papers.

Box 26

Correspondence and papers [of Professor and Mrs. Graham?].

Box 36

Mostly printed materials.

Box 37

Printed materials; one manuscript item.

Box 38

Mostly letters in ring binders.

Boxes 39-41

Speeches.

Box 42

Miscellaneous; includes memoranda and notes relating to Lithuania.

Box 43

Personal material relating to Professor Graham and family; research materials, including a manuscript of a book [?].

Box 44

Research materials.

Box 45

Research materials, including some relating to the League of Nations.

Box 46

Research materials and manuscripts.

Box 47

Notes for speeches, 1920s; research notes.

Box 48

Research materials, including some relating to Lithuania.