Finding Aid for the Bradford Smith Papers, ca. 1942-1948

Processed by Dan Luckenbill; machine-readable finding aid created by Genie Guerard
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2000
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Note

Area, Interdisciplinary, and Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies History--United States and North American History

Finding Aid for the Bradford Smith Papers, ca. 1942-1948

Collection number: 1638

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:
Dan Luckenbill, January 1991
Encoded by:
Genie Guerard
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong, November 2000 and Genie Guerard, March 2001
Funding:
This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bradford Smith Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1942-1948
Collection number: 1638
Creator: Smith, Bradford, 1909-1964
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Bradford Smith (May 13, 1909- ) was a professor of English at St. Paul's University, 1931-36, lecturer at Imperial University (1934-36) in Tokyo, Japan, instructor at Columbia University, 1936-40. Later he was chief of Central Pacific Operations, United States Office of War Information (OWI), 1942-45. Some of his publications include Americans from Japan (1948), Bradford of Plymouth (1951), Portrait of India (1962), and Men of Peace (1964). The collection consists of manuscripts, books, periodicals, government documents, and newspaper clippings relating to the War Relocation Authority (WRA), particularly relating to the Japanese during World War II. Includes material from the Heart Mountain Sentinel and Minidoka newspapers and publications.
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 Bradford Smith, 1952.

Funding

This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bradford Smith Papers (Collection 1638). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Smith was born on May 13, 1909 in North Adams, Massachusetts; attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1926-27; BA (1930), MA (1931), Columbia University; professor of English, St. Paul's University (1931-36) and lecturer, Imperial University (1934-36) in Tokyo, Japan; instructor, Columbia University, 1936-40; member of literature department (1940-42) and director of International Summer School (1952-61), Bennington College; chief of Central Pacific Operations, United States Office of War Information, 1942-45; publications include Americans from Japan (1948), Bradford of Plymouth (1951), Portrait of India (1962), and Men of Peace (1964); he died on July 14, 1964.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, books, periodicals, government documents, and newspaper clippings relating to the War Relocation Authority, particularly relating to the Japanese during World War II. Includes material from the Heart Mountain Sentinel and Minidoka newspapers and publications.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Smith, Bradford, 1909-1964--Archives.
United States. Office of War Information--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
Literature teachers--United States--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box  [1-9]

Research Material, Etc. Collected for Americans from Japan

Boxes 1-2

Research material.

Box 3

Manuscript, Americans from Japan.

Box 4

War Relocation Authority (WRA) community analysis reports, bibliographies.

Box 5

Chicago: personal and family, pre-evacuation, evacuation, army.

Oversize Box 6

Heart Mountain Sentinel.

Oversize Box 7

Minidoka newspapers and publications.

Box 8

Resettlement Hawaii, New Americans (clippings), education.

Box 9

Evacuee loss survey.