Finding Aid for the Kurt Louis Flatau Papers, ca. 1940-1950

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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/
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Finding Aid for the Kurt Louis Flatau Papers, ca. 1940-1950

Collection number: 1564

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, 5 May 1989
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kurt Louis Flatau Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1950
Collection number: 1564
Creator: Flatau, Kurt Louis, 1895-1950
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Kurt Louis Flatau (1895-1950) wrote for various newspapers, lectured on world affairs, gave news commentaries on radio stations KMPC and KMTR (now KLAC), and was the political editor for Fortnight magazine. The collection consists of Flatau's radio broadcast scripts with related news clippings, and clippings of his regular columns for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Los Angeles Times.
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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  • 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 Brigitte Yallen, 1988.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kurt Louis Flatau Papers (Collection 1564). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218103 

Biography

Flatau was born in 1895 in Berlin, Germany; Ph.D, University of Gottingen, 1920; wrote for various newspapers and was the manager of Mamorhaus Theater, Berlin; left Germany for Spain, 1933; headed Iberica Films in Barcelona (1933-36); left for France, 1936; founded Trianon Films in Paris; produced Boulot Aviateur and L'Affaire Lafarge; joined French Army at the beginning of World War II; came to Los Angeles, 1941; lectured on world affairs and gave news commentaries on radio stations KMPC and KMTR (now KLAC); became political editor, Fortnight magazine; wrote regular columns for the Los Angeles Daily News and Los Angeles Times; died in Toulouse, France, 1950.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Flatau's radio broadcast scripts with related news clippings. Also includes clippings of his regular columns for the Los Angeles Daily News and Los Angeles Times.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Articles and newspaper columns (Boxes 3-4).
  2. Radio broadcast scripts and ephemera (Boxes 1-2,3,5).
  3. Research material on atomic bomb (Box 5).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Flatau, Kurt Louis, 1895-1950--Archives.
Radio journalists--United States--Archival resources.
Journalists--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Articles

 

Spain

Box 3, Folder 4

Various titles, n.d.

 

L'union Nouvelle Column

 

Clippings and Issues

Box 4

1940s.

 

Los Angeles Daily News Column

 

Clippings and Issues

Box 4

1940s.

 

Los Angeles Times Column

 

Clippings and Issues

Box 4

1940s.

 

Correspondence

Box 3, Folder 5

Letter from [signature illegible], 1950 July 24.

 

Political Writings

 

France

Box 3, Folder 6

Letter to American Ambassador from O.D. Keep, publisher of Fortnight. 1950 July 24. Copies of Fortnight, 1950.

 

Radio Broadcasts

 

General

Box 5, Folder 4

Epehemera.

 

KLAC

Box 5, Folder 3

Scripts, 1946 March-June.

 

KMPC

Box 1, Folder 1

Scripts, 1942.

Box 1, Folder 2

Scripts, 1943 February-May.

Box 1, Folder 3

Scripts, 1943 June-September.

Box 1, Folder 4

Scripts, 1943 October-December.

Box 1, Folder 5

Scripts, 1944 January.

Box 1, Folder 6

Scripts, 1944 February.

Box 1, Folder 7

Scripts, 1944 March.

 

KMTR

Box 1, Folder 8

Scripts, 1944 May.

Box 1, Folder 9

Scripts, 1944 June.

Box 2, Folder 1

Scripts, 1944 July.

Box 2, Folder 2

Scripts, 1944 August.

Box 2, Folder 3

Scripts, 1944 September.

Box 2, Folder 4

Scripts, 1944 October.

Box 2, Folder 5

Scripts, 1944 November.

Box 2, Folder 6

Scripts, 1944 December.

Box 2, Folder 7

Scripts, 1945 January-February.

Box 2, Folder 8

Scripts, 1945 March-April.

Box 3, Folder 1

Scripts, 1945 May-June.

Box 3, Folder 2

Scripts, 1945 July-August.

Box 3, Folder 3

Scripts, 1945 September-October.

Box 5, Folder 1

Scripts, 1945 November-December.

Box 5, Folder 2

Scripts, 1946 January-March.

 

Research Material

 

Atomic Bomb

Box 5, Folder 5

No further description available.