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Finding Aid for the Philip Pearce Kerby Papers, 1949-1984
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Philip Pearce Kerby Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1984
    Collection number: 464
    Creator: Kerby, Philip Pearce, 1911-
    Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Philip Pearce Kerby (1911-1993) was born in Pueblo, Colorado. He worked for many newspapers and journals as a reporter, editorial writer and editor. He founded the Los Angeles political journal, Frontier and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1976. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, writings and printed materials relating to Kerby's editorship of Frontier magazine, more than 20 original political and social pamphlets, and a Dallas novel typescript by Robert Owen edited by Kerby.
    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.

    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 Elizabeth Poe Kerby, 1995.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Philip Pearce Kerby Papers (Collection 464). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233251 

    Biography

    Kerby was born on December 24, 1911 in Pueblo, Colorado; became a reporter and editorial writer for the Pueblo-Chieftain Star-Journal, 1931-42; reporter, Denver Post, 1942-45; radio news editor for KGHF, Pueblo, 1946-47; editor, Rocky Mountain Life, Denver, 1948; founded the Los Angeles political journal, Frontier, in 1949, serving as its editor until it merged with The Nation in 1967; served as associate editor of The Nation, 1967-71; became an editorial writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times in 1971; awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1976; retired in 1985; lectured at the University of Southern California and UCLA; his editorials and articles were anthologized in textbooks. He died in 1993.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, writings by Kerby, and printed materials relating to his editorship of Frontier magazine. Correspondents include Edmund G. Pat Brown, Bertrand Russell, Harold Ickes, Robert Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Allan Cranston, Frank Church, Jesse Unruh, Stanley Mosk, Adlai Stevenson, Arthur Schlesinger, William O. Douglas, Albert Maltz, Upton Sinclair, Carey McWilliams, Judd Marmor, Oliver La Farge, Dalton Trumbo, J. William Fullbright, Wayne Morse, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edward R. Roybal, and I.F. Stone. Includes manuscripts of speeches and broadcasts on Santa Monica radio station, KPFK, more than 20 original political and social pamphlets, and a Dallas novel typescript by Robert Owen edited by Kerby.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence.
    2. Printed material.
    3. Speeches.
    4. Writings by Kerby.
    5. Haug conspiracy case memorandum.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Kerby, Philip Pearce--Archives.
    Periodical editors--United States--Archival resources.