Helen S. Hawkins Collection MSS 131

Finding aid prepared by Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
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Copyright 2005


Descriptive Summary

Title: Helen S. Hawkins Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 131
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.1 Linear feet (11 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1974 - 1987
Abstract: Two manuscript versions of the book Toward a Livable World: Leo Szilard and the Crusade for Nuclear Arms Control (1987) prepared by Helen S. Hawkins and co-edited with G. Allen Greb and Gertrude Weiss Szilard. The early version (1974-1976) contains a larger volume of documents by Leo Szilard than the later condensed version. The materials follow a chronological sequence which dates from 1945 to 1964. Additional materials include videorecordings and cassette audiorecordings of interviews conducted by Helen Hawkins while at KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California.
Creator: Hawkins, Helen S.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains manuscript materials prepared by Helen Hawkins for the production of the book Toward a Livable World: Leo Szilard and the Crusade for Nuclear Arms Control (1987). Helen Hawkins co-edited the work with G. Allen Greb and Gertrude Weiss Szilard. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS, 2) MEDIA, and 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.
SERIES 1: TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS
The series is organized in two subseries, "NSF Grant Manuscript, 1974-1976" and "IGCC Office Files." The National Science Foundation Grant manuscript was produced in consultation with Gertrude Weiss Szilard and includes a much larger representation of materials from the Leo Szilard Papers (also held by UCSD; see MSS 32) than is included in the published work. The manuscript contains photocopies of documents and explanatory text which follows a chronological sequence. This early version of the manuscript provides a useful introduction to the Leo Szilard Papers.
The files which comprise the second subseries were transferred from UCSD's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and represent a revised version of the manuscript. Also included is correspondence between Helen Hawkins and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.
SERIES 2: MEDIA
The MEDIA series contains audio and video recordings made while Helen Hawkins worked in the Humanities Office of KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She conducted numerous interviews for the program Viewpoints, special programs, and conference discussions. Important personalities interviewed include Herbert Marcuse, Herbert York, James Burke, and Gertrude Weiss Szilard.
SERIES 3: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS The final series, MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, contains both personal and professional papers. These include notes on productions done while at the KPBS Humanities Office; one article and several letters written by Hawkins about women's rights, some as president of the San Diego Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW); and a memo from a former colleague. Also included are posthumous materials, including letters of condolence to Hawkins' family and a booklet of poetry by Hawkins, published after her death.

Biography

Helen S. Hawkins received her doctorate in History from the University of California, San Diego in 1975. Between 1974 and 1975 she was a Research Associate working in the Leo Szilard Papers in the Program in Science, Technology and Public Affairs at UCSD. Hawkins later joined the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at UCSD. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hawkins worked in the Humanities Office of KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Preferred Citation

Helen S. Hawkins Collection, MSS 131. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Acquisition Information

Not Available

Restrictions

Original recordings in the collection are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Abzug, Bella S., 1920-
Burbidge, E. Margaret
Christo, 1935-
Clark, Ramsey, 1927-
KPBS. (Television station : San Diego, Calif.)
Stoppard, Tom
University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
Biography--20th century
Documentary television programs--United States
Interviews -- United States
United States -- Biography
United States -- Civilization -- 1970-

 

TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS

 

NSF Grant Manuscript, 1974-1976

Box 1, Folder 1

Volume II - List of documents and outline

Box 1, Folder 2

Szilard-Teller television debate transcript, corrected by Edward Teller 1960

 

Part II

Box 1, Folder 3-4

Chapter One - pp.803-1030

Box 1, Folder 5

Chapter Two - pp. 1031-1195

Box 1, Folder 6-7

Chapter Three - pp. 1196-1449

Box 1, Folder 8

Chapter Four - pp. 1450-1590

Box 2, Folder 1

Chapter Five - pp. 1591-1769

Box 2, Folder 2

Chapter Six - pp. 1770-1902

Box 2, Folder 3

Chapter Seven - pp. 1903-2093

Box 2, Folder 4

Chapter Eight - pp. 2094-2165

 

Part III

Box 2, Folder 5

Chapter One - pp. 2166-2321

Box 2, Folder 6

Chapter Two - pp. 2322-2367. Economic and social issues

Box 2, Folder 7

Chapter Three - pp. 2368-2391. Children's stories and other pleasant matters

 

IGCC Office Files

Box 3, Folder 1-3

MIT Press correspondence 1976 - 1988

Box 3, Folder 4

Prepared Table of Contents 1975

Box 3, Folder 5

Bernstein's Introduction 1985

Box 3, Folder 6-10

Chapter I, pages 803-1030

Box 3, Folder 11-13

Chapter II, pages 1031-1195

Box 3, Folder 14-18

Chapter III, pages 1196-1449

Box 4, Folder 1-3

Chapter IV, pages 1450-1590

Box 4, Folder 4-7

Chapter V, pages 1591-1769

Box 4, Folder 8-10

Chapter VI, pages 1770-1902

Box 4, Folder 11-14

Chapter VII, pages 1903-2093

Box 4, Folder 15-16

Chapter VIII, pages 2094-2165

 

Part 3

Box 4, Folder 17-19

Chapter I, pages 2166-2310

Box 5, Folder 1

Chapter I, pages 2311-2321

Box 5, Folder 2

Chapter II, pages 2362-2367

Box 5, Folder 3

Chapter III, pages 2368-2391

Box 5, Folder 4

Final Chapter VII (Weart)

Box 5, Folder 5-6

Status and Contents

Box 5, Folder 7

Front matter -- Discards

Box 5, Folder 8

Weart discards from July 1976 manuscript

Box 5, Folder 9

Gertrude Weiss Szilard (GWS) Table of Contents

Box 5, Folder 10

Gertrude Weiss Szilard (GWS)

Box 5, Folder 11-12

Chapter typescripts

Box 5, Folder 13

Table of document numbers typescript

Box 5, Folder 14

Gruber, Carol S. "Manhattan Project Maverick" - Written in summer 1983

Box 5, Folder 15-16

Szilard - Miscellaneous papers

 

MEDIA

 

Videorecordings

 

Burke, James

Box 6, Folder 1

Interview/Discussion program undated

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Restrictions Apply
Box 6, Folder 2

Meet James Burke January 29, 1981

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Box 6, Folder 3

California Rights undated

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Box 6, Folder 4

Christo December 2, 1981

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Box 6, Folder 5

Johnson, Sonia. Viewpoints March 5, 1982

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Box 6, Folder 6

Literacy Controversy undated

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Box 6, Folder 7

Marcuse, Herbert. Viewpoints April 25, 1979

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Box 6, Folder 8

Neuman, Justice. Interview November 5, 1979

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NewsThink

Box 7, Folder 1

Cults/De-Programming October 21, 1977

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Box 7, Folder 2

The Edifice Complex February 24, 1978

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Box 7, Folder 3

Immigration November 11, 1977

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Box 7, Folder 4

Is Progress for People? December 16, 1977

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Box 7, Folder 5

Life or Death ca. 1977 - 1978

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Box 7, Folder 6

Press Power March 27, 1977

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Box 7, Folder 7

Prop. 13 June 27, 1977

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Box 7, Folder 8

Sachar, Abram October 6, 1976

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Box 8, Folder 1

Sommers, Tish. Viewpoints March 2, 1982

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Box 8, Folder 2

Stavenhagen, Rodolfo. Viewpoints March 30, 1979

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Box 9, Folder 1

Stoppard, Tom November 23, 1981

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Box 9, Folder 2

Technology and Women's Future March 26, 1981

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Box 10, Folder 1

York, Herbert. Special on nuclear test ban negotiations January 9, 1980

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Audiorecordings

Box 11, Folder 1

Abzug, Bella undated

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Box 11, Folder 2

Burbidge, Margaret. Viewpoints March 1, 1982

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Box 11, Folder 3

Burke, James. Interview entitled "Meet James Burke" November 21, 1980

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Box 11, Folder 4

Christo. Interview with Christo regarding his work Running Fence undated

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Box 11, Folder 5

Clark, Ramsey. Interview focuses on human rights. Also includes a telephone interview with Congressman Lionel Van Deerlin conducted by Hawkins on immigration undated

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Box 11, Folder 6

Feedback - Archaeology. Hawkins leads a discussion between archaeologists and land developers February 18, 1981

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Box 11, Folder 7

George Sand Conference. Hawkins interviews four participants at the San Diego State University conference. Side 2: Technology and Women's Future Conference undated

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Box 11, Folder 8

Johnson, Sonia. Viewpoints interview with Mormon feminist March 5, 1982

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Box 11, Folder 9

Lerner, Max. Viewpoints interview May 10, 1979

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Marcuse, Herbert

 

Viewpoints interview

Box 11, Folder 10

Original cassette April 25, 1979

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Box 8, Folder 3

User copy

 

Question and answer discussion

Box 11, Folder 11

Original cassette undated

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Box 8, Folder 3

User copy

Box 11, Folder 12

Marty, Martin undated

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Box 11, Folder 13

Paredes, Raymund. Viewpoints interview with UCLA professor of English on Chicano literature undated

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Box 11, Folder 14

Sommers, Tish. Viewpoints interview undated

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Box 11, Folder 15

Stavenhagen, Rodolfo. Viewpoints interview March 30, 1979

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Box 11, Folder 16

Stoppard, Tom. Interview with playwright

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Box 11, Folder 17

Szilard, Gertrude Weiss. Interview with widow of Dr. Leo Szilard undated

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Box 11, Folder 18

York, Herbert. Special program interview of York on nuclear test ban treaty negotiations. Side 2: Viewpoints interview with political cartoonist Paul Conrad undated

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MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Box 5, Folder 17

Activism - Includes letters written while president of San Diego chapter of NOW 1970 - 1973

Box 5, Folder 18

KPBS Humanities Office productions ca. 1977 - 1982

Box 5, Folder 19

Institute of Global Conflict & Cooperation - Memo & business card 1989

Box 5, Folder 20

Posthumous material - Includes letters of condolence & booklet of Hawkins' poetry 1989 - 1990