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Finding Aid for the Clarence A. Dykstra Papers, 1930-1950 bulk 1930-1945
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Description
Clarence A. Dykstra (1883-1950) was the director of personnel and efficiency for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles (1926-30), professor of municipal administration at UCLA (1923-30), the city manager of Cincinnati, Ohio (1930-37), provost at UCLA (1945-50), and director of the Selective Service (1940-41). Boxes 2-7, 15, 18-21, 27-29, 33-34, 36, 47-48, 62, 66, 76, and 78 include correspondence, texts of speeches, clippings, and papers covering Dykstra's career as the city manager of Cincinnati, Ohio, and president of the University of Wisconsin as well as materials related to his work on the National Resources Board and as Selective Service director.
Background
Dykstra was born on February 25, 1883, in Cleveland, Ohio; AB, State University of Iowa, 1903; fellow in history and assistant in political science, University of Chicago, 1903-04 and 1906-08; taught in private schools in Pensacola, Florida, 1904-06; instructor in history and government, Ohio State University, 1907-09; professor of political science and Department head, University of Kansas, 1909-18; executive secretary, Cleveland (Ohio) Civic League (1918-20), Chicago City Club (1920-22), and Los Angeles (California) City Club (1922-26); director of personnel and efficiency, Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, 1926-30; professor of municipal administration, UCLA, 1923-30; city manager, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1930-37; president, University of Wisconsin, 1937-45; provost, UCLA, 1945-50; as a city reformer in Cincinnati in the 1930s, he argued against downtown development while favoring a horizontal growth pattern that would allow for many commercial and residential subcenters; he served on many national public advisory boards, and was chairman of the Committee to survey the role of the urban community in the national economy of the National Resources Board; director, Selective Service, 1940-41; died on May 6, 1950.
Extent
78 boxes (39 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Availability
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 2-7, 15, 18-21, 27-29, 33-34, 36, 47-48, 62, 66, 76, 78. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.