Finding Aid for the Charles Hickman Titus Papers, 1900-1965

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Charles Hickman Titus Papers, 1900-1965

Collection number: 755

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Revised by:
Manuscripts Division staff, November 1988
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Hickman Titus Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1965
Collection number: 755
Creator: Titus, Charles Hickman
Extent: 42 boxes (21 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Charles Hickman Titus (1896-1965) taught at Whitman College and Stanford before coming to teach at UCLA in 1927. He was an expert on American political theory and studied U.S. voting habits. During World War II, Titus served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Signal Corps in New Guinea and Australia. The collection consists of Titus' personal and professional papers and papers relating to Hickman's father, grandfather, and related families.
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

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Restrictions on Access

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

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Hickman Titus.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Hickman Titus Papers (Collection 755). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Titus was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1896; received BA (1920), MA (1921), and Ph.D (1927) at Stanford; taught at Whitman College and Stanford before coming to teach at UCLA in 1927; was an expert on American political theory and studied U.S. voting habits; achieved fame as a teacher through unorthodox views and challenging students to re-evaluate basic tenets; served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Signal Corps in New Guinea and Australia during World War II; retired from teaching at UCLA in 1963; died of a heart attack in Victorville, California, on October 20, 1965.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of personal and professional papers of former UCLA political science professor Charles Hickman Titus. Also contains papers relating to Hickman's father, grandfather, and related families.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Titus, Charles Hickman--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Political scientists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Grandfather, Captain Charles H. Titus, 1835-1920.

Box 2

Grandfather...

Box 3

Father, Charles Griffey Titus, 1873-1925.

Box 4

Father...Diaries.

Box 5

Mother, Martha Josephine Cooper Titus, 1873-1937.

Box 6

Father of wife Ruth, Edgar Frank Hevener, 1870-1942.

Box 7

Mother of wife Ruth, Clara Kies Hevener, 1870-1950.

Box 8

Wife, Ruth Clara Hevener, 1896-1965.

Box 9

Wife...

Box 10

Charles Hickman Titus, 1896-1917.

Box 11

Charles Hickman Titus, 1917-1919, World War I.

Box 12

Charles Hickman Titus, 1919. University of Montpellier, France.

Box 13

Charles Hickman Titus, 1919-1921. Stanford University. AB and MA.

Box 14

Charles H. & Ruth H. Titus. 1921-1925. Whitman College.

Box 15

Charles H. & Ruth H. Titus. 1925-1931. Stanford University. Ph.D. UCLA, Assistant Professor.

Box 16

...1931-1935. UCLA, War Department G.S.C. Associate Professor.

Box 17

...1936-1940.

Box 18

...1941-1943. World War II.

Box 19

...1941-1943...

Box 20

...1941-1943...

Box 21

...1941-1943. Letters.

Box 22

...1943-1947.

Box 23

...1931-1946. University of California Public Relations.

Box 24

Charles H. & Ruth H. Titus. 1947-1949.

Box 25

Charles H. & Ruth H. Titus. 1949-1950. European Trip no.1.

Box 26

...1951-1953.

Box 27

...1953-1954. Governor R.I. District 160-A.

Box 28

...1955. Governor R.I. Trip to Europe no.2.

Box 29

Publications. 1926-1950.

Box 30

Unpublished Materials. 1930-1960.

Box 31

Charles H. & Ruth H. Titus. 1955.

Box 32

...1956.

Box 33

...1957.

Box 34

...1958.

Box 35

...1959.

Box 36

...1960.

Box 37

Trip to Europe. 1960.

Box 38

Charles H. & Ruth H. Titus. 1961.

Box 39

Last Chapter of Ruth H. Titus. August 16, 1961.

Box 40

Correspondence, directories, clippings, 1956-1962.

Box 40

Christmas card list.

Box 40

Correspondence and receipts, 1962.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box

Clippings, 1962.

Box 40

Bank statements, 1962-1963.

Box 41

UCLA General Catalog, 1962-1963.

Box 41

Correspondence and retirement related material, 1963.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 42

UCLA Retirement brunch photographs, [1963].

Box 42

Congressional Record, 1963 May 14.

Box 42

UCLA Retirement brunch tape record, 1963 May 26.

Box 42

Correspondence, clippings, receipts.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 42

Photographs of Charles Titus's apartment, 969 Hilgard, 1962.

Oversize Box 43

Charles H. Titus: Autobiography (includes documents and clippings from 1965).

Physical Description: Notebook.