Guide to the Papers Relating to the Loyalty Oath Controversy, University of California, 1949-1956

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Guide to the Papers Relating to the Loyalty Oath Controversy, University of California, 1949-1956

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1036

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University of California, Berkeley

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1966
Encoded by:
Hernán Cortés
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Papers Relating to the Loyalty Oath Controversy, University of California,
Date (inclusive): 1949-1956
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1036
Creator: Tolman, Edward Chace, 1886-1959
Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes
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: Copies and drafts of letters written by him; letters to him from colleagues, his attorney, and sympathizers; copies of statements made by him, and by other individuals and groups relating to academic freedom; legal documents in Tolman v. Underhill...and Kelley v. Regents...and related cases; printed material (pamphlets, articles, bulletins, etc.); clippings.
Languages Represented: English

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Papers relating to the loyalty oath controversy, University of California, BANC MSS C-B 1036, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

  • Records of the Group for Academic Freedom, of which Tolman was chairman was retained in Archives.

Scope and Content

Edward Chace Tolman, professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, was the foremost leader among the faculty in the protest against the loyalty oath.
These papers were transferred from the University Archives to The Bancroft Library Manuscripts Division in 1966. Related material--records of the Group for Academic Freedom, of which Tolman was chairman was retained in Archives.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Tolman, 1949-1955

Additional Note

Copies and/or drafts, arranged chronologically.
 

Letters written to him

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person, with a miscellany of single letters at the beginning of the series, and a file of miscellaneous letters at the end. A partial list of corrrespondents is included herein.
Box 2

Statements made by Tolman

 

Statements by various groups and individuals re academic freedom

 

Copies of the Non-Signers' Steering Committee memorandum, April 11, 1950, circulated among the departments, some with memoranda of transmittal back to Tolman

 

Copies of resolutions, statements, reports, etc., adopted by the Academic Senate

 

Copies of meetings of the Board of Regents: Oct 20, 1950 and Feb 26, 1954

 

Copies of documents in Tolman, et al., v. Underhill ... (2 folders)

 

Copies of legal papers in Kelly, et al., v. the Regents ... and related cases

Box 3

Printed materials; copies of the University Bulletin

 

Printed materials; articles, pamphlets, etc. (2 folders)

 

Miscellany

 

Clippings

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Miscellany (single letters)

 

Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-

 

Letter, Aug 8, 1951. Signed also by Thomas I. Emerson and Carey McWilliams.

 

Boring, Edwin Garrigues, 1886-

 

Letter, Mar 21, 1956.

 

Brayfield, Arthur Hills, 1915-

 

Letter, Nov 5, 1956.

 

California. University. Berkeley. Library

 

Letter, May 13, 1953. From Donald Coney, concerning deposit of records of the Group for Academic Freedom in the Library.

 

Deutsch, Monroe Emanuel, 1879-1955

 

Letter, June 22, 1951.

 

Fussell, Edwin, S.

 

Letter, Dec 20, 1954.

 

Hodgen, Margaret Trabue, 1890-

 

Letter, Apr 9, 1956.

 

Kent, Thomas John, Jr.

 

Letter, Jan 28, 1954. Enclosures: two letters written by Stanley A. Weigel.

 

Loewenberg, Jacob, 1882-

 

Letter, Apr 2, 1955.

 

McLaughlin, Donald Hamilton, 1891-

 

Letter, Jan 17, 1952.

 

McWilliams, Carey

see Barr, Stringfellow

 

Perry, Ralph Barton, 1876-

 

Letter, Sept 9, 1950.

 

Wick, Gian Carlo

 

Letter, Mar 15, [?].

 

California. University. Regents

 

2 letters, 1950-1955. From Robert M. Underhill and John E. Landon. Letter, Oct 13, 1955, is a copy addressed to Stanley A. Weigel.

 

Caughey, John Walton, 1902-

 

7 letters, 1952-1956. Some are copies, addressed to Stanley A. Weigel.

 

Chernin, Milton, 1910-

 

4 letters, 1954-1957. Most of them written as chairman of the Faculty Committee on Financial Assistance.

 

Edelstein, Ludwig, 1902-

 

8 letters, 1953-1955. Some are copies addressed to Stanley A. Weigel.

 

[Lehman], Henriette (Blanding) Goodrich Durham

 

4 letters, 1950-1952. Written while Mrs. Durham.

 

Neylan, John Francis, 1885-1960

 

2 letters, 1953. Copies, addressed to Stanley A. Weigel

 

Weigel, Stanley Alexander, 1905- [attorney for the non-signers]

 

77 letters, 1953-1955. Some are copies, addressed to Stefan Peters, John W. Caughey, Ludwig Edelstein, the Regents, Ernst H. Kantorowicz, Robert B. Brode, Edgar L. Warren, Leonard A. Doyle, Gian Carlo Wick, Edwin S. Fussell and others.