John Walton Caughey (1902-1995) was a UCLA professor of history (1930) specializing in Los Angeles, California, the West,
and issues arising from McCarthy era. In 1949, he began to fight against the University of California loyalty oath. The collection
consists of correspondence, typescripts of speeches, articles, books reviews, manuscripts, and printed materials.
John Walton Caughey was born July 3, 1902 in Wichita, Kansas; attended University of Texas; Ph.D., University of California
at Berkeley, 1928; became UCLA professor of history, 1930; editor, Pacific Historical Review, 1947-68; served on editorial boards of various western historical journals; served on boards of American Historical Association
(AHA)and Organization of American Historians (OAH); chairman, UCLA Department of History; in 1949 began to fight against University
of California loyalty oath; active in American Association of University Professors (AAUP), American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU), and school integration movements; author of many books and articles on Los Angeles, California, the West, and issues
arising from McCarthy era; died December 15, 1995 in Lexington, Massachusetts.
356 boxes (178 linear ft.)
1 carton (1 linear ft.)
9 oversize boxes
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