Finding Aid for the Philip Pearce Kerby Papers, 1949-1984

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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Philip Pearce Kerby Papers, 1949-1984

Collection number: 464

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, 1997
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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Restrictions on Access

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

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  • 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.

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.


Container List

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

A (including ACLU-SF).

Box 1, Folder 2

Ad Copy.

Box 1, Folder 3

Ad Data.

Box 4, Folder 4

William R. Allen.

Box 1, Folder 5

Max Awner.

Box 1, Folder 6

B.

Box 1, Folder 7

Ralph H. Baxter, Jr.

Box 1, Folder 8

Charles Bell.

Box 1, Folder 9

Book Publisher Correspondence.

Box 1, Folder 10

Edmund G. Brown (Pat).

Box 1, Folder 11

C.

Box 7, Folder 1

David K. Carlisle.

Box 1, Folder 12

Caryl Chessman Case.

Box 1, Folder 13

Haakon Chevalier.

Box , Folder

Christian Anti-Communist Crusade [see: Guy Gabaldon].

Box 1, Folder 14

Citizens Committee.

Box 1, Folder 15

Bill Clark.

Box 1, Folder 16

Robert E. Clark.

Box 1, Folder 17

O. Edmund Clubb.

Box 1, Folder 18

Robert Craft.

Box 1, Folder 19

D.

Box 1, Folder 20

Dallas.

Box 1, Folder 21

Frank J. Donner.

Box 1, Folder 22

E.

Box 1, Folder 23

F.

Box 1, Folder 24

William Faidman.

Box 1, Folder 25

Frontier Magazine.

Box 1, Folder 26

Frontier Promotion.

Box 2, Folder 1

Stephen H. Fritchman.

Box 2, Folder 2

J.W. Fullbright.

Box 2, Folder 3

G.

Box 2, Folder 4

Guy Gabaldon.

Box 2, Folder 5

Jean Gerard.

Box 2, Folder 6

Walter Gerstel.

Box 2, Folder 7

Philip L. Graham.

Box 2, Folder 8

H.

Box 2, Folder 9

Aubrey B. Haines.

Box 2, Folder 10

Martin Hall.

Box 2, Folder 11

Ruth Mulvey Harmer.

Box 2, Folder 12

Robert E. Harris.

Box 2, Folder 13

Thomas C. Hennings.

Box 2, Folder 14

Palmer Hoyt ( Denver Post).

Box 2, Folder 15

Robert M. Hutchins.

Box 2, Folder 16

I.

Box 2, Folder 17

Harold L. Ickes.

Box 2, Folder 18

J.

Box 2, Folder 19

Ed Johnson.

Box 2, Folder 20-21

K.

Box 2, Folder 22

L.

Box 3, Folder 1-2

M.

Box 3, Folder 3

Mc.

Box 3, Folder 4

Carey McWilliams.

Box 3, Folder 5

Arnold Mesches.

Box 7, Folder 2

Helene C. Monberg.

Box 3, Folder 6

Wayne Morse.

Box 3, Folder 7

Lawrence Morton.

Box 3, Folder 8

N.

Box 3, Folder 9

Negro Story.

Box 3, Folder 10

Anthony Netboy.

Box 3, Folder 11

Neuberger-Metcalf (land exchange controversy).

Box 3, Folder 12

Richard Neuberger.

Box 3, Folder 13

Gerald Norland.

Box 3, Folder 14

O.

Box 3, Folder 15

Joseph O'Mahoney.

Box 4, Folder 1

P.

Box 4, Folder 2

Drew Pearson.

Box 4, Folder 3

E.W. Pfeiffer.

Box 4, Folder 4

Gifford Phillips.

Box 4, Folder 5

Hubert Phillips.

Box 4, Folder 6

Q.

Box 4, Folder 7-8

R.

Box 4, Folder 9

William L. Roper.

Box 4, Folder 10

Eleanor Roosevelt.

Box 4, Folder 11

James Roosevelt.

Box 4, Folder 12

Edward R. Roybal.

Box 4, Folder 13

Ben Rust.

Box 4, Folder 14

Al Rich.

Box 4, Folder 15

Bertrand Russell.

Box 4, Folder 16-17

S.

Box 5, Folder 1

G.W. Sherman.

Box 5, Folder 2

Adlai Stevenson.

Box 5, Folder 3

Joseph Stocker.

Box 5, Folder 4

I.F. (Izzy) Stone.

Box 5, Folder 5

Michael W. Strauss.

Box 5, Folder 6

Arthur Hays Sulzberger.

Box 5, Folder 7

T.

Box 5, Folder 8

U.

Box 5, Folder 9

V.

Box 5, Folder 10-11

W.

Box 5, Folder 12

Robert Wuliger.

Box 5, Folder 13

Y, Z.

Box 5, Folder 14

Re: Los Angeles Times Editorials (1979-1983).

Box 5, Folder 15

Re: Los Angeles Times Editorials (1981-1982).

Box 5, Folder 16

Re: Los Angeles Times Editorials (1983-1984).

Box 5, Folder 17

Re: Kerby and University of Southern California.

Box 5, Folder 18

Re: Kerby Pulitzer Prize Congratulations.

 

Printed Material

Box 6, Folder 1

16 Pamphlets on Civil Liberty Issues in the McCarthy Era.

Box 6, Folder 2

Various.

Box 6, Folder 3

2 Issues of In Fact magazine. December 1949 and April 1950.

Box 6, Folder 4

Various articles on Richard Nixon.

Box 6, Folder 5

Labor movement articles and information.

Box 6, Folder 6

Articles on the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Box 6, Folder 7

American Legion's Firing Line--vol.5. 1956 with index.

Box 6, Folder 8

Corrected proof by Guy Endore for the Nation magazine.

 

Speeches

Box 6, Folder 9

25 speeches made by Philip Kerby, some broadcast by KPFK.

Box 6, Folder 10

Various Kerby.

Box 6, Folder 11

Unsigned by Kerby(?).

Box 6, Folder 12

Philip Kerby at KPFK Radio Station.

 

Writings by Kerby

Box 6, Folder 13

Unsigned typescript written by Kerby(?).

Box 6, Folder 14

Research notes by Kerby(?).

Box 6, Folder 15

Dallas novel typescript by Robert Owen edited by Phil Kerby.

Box 6, Folder 16

Introduction to Kerby speech.

 

Legal Memorandum

Box 7, Folder 3

Haug Conspiracy Case Memorandum.