Guide to the Peter Gulbrandsen Papers, 1917-1954

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Arts and Humanities --Journalism History --History, California --General

Guide to the Peter Gulbrandsen Papers, 1917-1954

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 341

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Peter Gulbrandsen Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1954
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 341
Creator: Gulbrandsen, Peter, 1890-
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence reflecting his interests in various humanitarian and liberal causes and in Scandinavian (particularly Danish) organizations, his association with the Society of Friends, and his writing and translating; manuscripts and clippings of articles written by him; biographical sketches and personalia; miscellaneous printed material relating to the League Against Yellow Journalism, the Society of Friends, Scandinavian organizations, etc.
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peter Gulbrandsen papers, BANC MSS C-B 341, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Biography Note

Peter Gulbrandsen was born in Denmark in 1890, came to the United States in 1924, and settled permanently in California in 1929. A journalist by profession, he contributed to various Danish language newspapers, wrote feature atticles for magazines and newspapers on Scandinavian affairs, and edited The Pacific Coast Scandinavian. Well known in Danish-American circles, he lectured frequently and did translating work at the University of California.

Scope and Content Note

His papers, which he gave to the Bancroft Library over a period of years, 1937 to 1954, consist of correspondence reflecting his interest in various humanitarian and liberal causes, and in Scandinavian (particularly Danish) organizations, his association with the Society of Friends, and his writing and translating; manuscripts of his writings; clippings of articles written by him; biographical sketches and personalia; clippings, pamphlets and miscellaneous printed material relating to the League Against Yellow Journalism, Society of Friends, Scandinavian organizations, etc.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Gulbrandsen, 1943-1952

 

Arranged chronologically.

 

Letters written to him

 

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization, with a miscellany of single letters at the beginning of the file. A partial list of correspondents is included with this report. At the end of the file are four special folders: correspondence relating to his proposal to aid starving children of Europe, 1946; correspondence with Danish and other Scandinavian consulates, organizations, newspapers, etc. ; correspondence with Danish/Norwegian publishers concerning Max Eastman's Artists in Uniform; and correspondence with Society of Friends—members organizations, etc.

Box 2

Personalia; biographical sketches; clippings re Gulbrandsen, etc.

 

Articles written by Gulbrandsen (MSS and clippings); letters to editors written by him, etc.

 

Material relating to Denmark, Danish and Scandinavian organizations, etc.

 

The Hidden Hoover Letter — an interview with Lucy Gulbrandsenby Charles Malamuth [concerning Herbert C. Hoover]

 

California Writers Club (notices, bulletins, etc.)

 

League Against Yellow Journalism (miscellaneous printed material)

 

Upton Sinclair; EPIC (miscellaneous items, including Gulbrandsen article, Who Is Behind Upton Sinclair)

 

Friends, Society of (bulletins and other printed material)

 

Miscellany

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Correspondance Miscellany

 

Berkeley Peace Council

 

Letter, n.d.

 

California. University, Berkeley. International House

 

Letter, Aug. 12, 1935.From Allen C. Blaisdell, director.

 

California Conference for Repeal of the Criminal Syndicalism Act

 

Letter, June 19, 1936

 

Chicago Newspaper Guild

 

Letter, Dec. 28, 1938.Relative to the strike against Hearst's Chicago Evening American and the Herald and the Examiner.

 

Committee on Militarism in Education

 

Letter, Sept. 23, 1938. Relative to the strike against Hearst's Chicago Evening American and the Herald and the Examiner.

 

Commonwealth Club

 

Letter, Mar. 11, 1937.From William A. Sturm,

 

Creel, George, 1876-l953

 

Letter, Sept. 10, 1937. Writing as U. S. Commissioner, United States Golden Gate International Exposition Commission.

 

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

 

Letter, n.d. A form letter appeal for the American Committee for Spanish Freedom.

 

Forester, Cecil Scott, 1899-1966

 

Letter, Oct. 19, 1953

 

Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc.

 

Letter, May 18. 1934. Concerning permission to translate a portion of The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens into Danish.

 

Hemingway, Ernest, 1898-1961

 

Letter, Feb. 13, 1940.A form letter written on behalf of the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.

 

Hutchinson, Paul S.

 

Letter, Dec. 11, 1950

 

Joesten, Joachim

 

Letter, July 17, 1944

 

Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1929

 

Knowland, William Fife, 1908-

 

Letter, Feb. 9, 1951

 

Krutch, Joseph Wood

 

Letter, July 27, 1949

 

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

 

Letter, Oct. 31, 1946.Addressed to Edward Johnson Foundation, Inc.

 

Marx, Guido H.

 

Letter, Feb. 6, 1933

 

National Foundation Press, Inc.

 

Letter, Mar. 22, 1932. Relative to Herbert Hoover.

 

Pacific Weekly

 

Letter, July 3, 1935.From N. K Bassett.

 

Pearson, Drew, 1897-

 

Letter, May 15, 1944

 

Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936

 

Letter, July 2, 1934

 

Thompson, Dorothy, 1894-1961

 

Letter, Nov. 10, 1943

 

Tolan, John Harvey, 1877-1947

 

Letter. Feb-23, 1940

 

Western Worker

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1933. From Samuel A. Darcy. Relative to the campaign to free Tom Mooney.

 

Winter, Ella

 

Letter, Oct. 30, 1936

 

Individual Correspondents

 

Bennett, Arnold

 

2 letters, 1917-1920. Letter, Apr. 8, 1917, is a photocopy of a letter addressed to Lucy [Gulbrandsen?]. Letter, July 24, 1920, is written by his secretary.

 

Caen, Herbert Eugene, 1916-

 

2 letters, n.d.

 

Calverton, Victor Francis, 1900-

 

2 letters, 1936-1937

 

Downey, Sheridan. 1884-1961

 

3 letters, 1934-1939. Two were written by his secretary.

 

Eastman, Max, 1883-

 

6 letters, 1934. Primarily concerning Gulbrandsen's translating of Eastman's Artists in Uniform.

 

Hersholt, Jean

 

6 letters, 1932-1946. In Danish.

 

Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955

 

3 letters, 1946-1954

 

Knopf (Alfred A.) Inc.

 

2 letters, 1934. Concerning Danish-Norwegian rights of Max Eastman's Artists in Uniform.

 

Mooney, Thomas Joseph, 1882-1942

 

2 letters, 1933-1936. Photocopies. Also: photocppy of a letter, Nov. 18, 1932, from Tom Mooney Molders' Defense Committee.

 

Rolph, James, 1869-1934

 

2 letters, 1928-1931

 

Roosevelt, Eleanor (Roosevelt), 1884-1962

 

2 letters, 1946

 

Sinclair, Upton Beall, 1878-

 

10 letters, 1932-1951. Two are photocopies; one, a typed transcript. Also: a volume containing record prints of 26 Sinclair letters, primarily to Gulbrandsen, 1933-1941, relating for the most part to the EPIC campaign; and photocopies of three letters (including one written by Lucy Gulbrandsen) relative to the campaign.

 

Stone, Irving, 1903-

 

3 letters, 1945.

 

Wilson, Jackson Stitt, 1868-1942

 

2 letters, 1933