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Finding Aid for the John Walton Caughey Papers, 1930-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Walton Caughey Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1982
    Collection number: 998
    Creator: Caughey, John Walton, 1902-
    Extent: 356 boxes (178 linear ft.) 1 carton (1 linear ft.) 9 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John and La Ree Caughey, 1968-90.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Walton Caughey Papers (Collection 998). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964171 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, typescripts of speeches, articles, books reviews, manuscripts, and printed materials related to Caughey's career as a history professor at UCLA.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts.
    2. Research material.
    3. Correspondence.
    4. Printed material.
    5. Photographs, slides, negatives, film.
    6. Graphic arts.
    7. Class material.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Caughey, John Walton, 1902- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--History.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Civil rights--United States.
    California--History.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs.

    Related Material

    Everett T. Moore Papers (Collection 1256)  . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
    Paul Egly Papers (Collection 1282)  . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.