Correspondence, manuscripts of writings and speeches, subject files, tear sheets and reprints of writings, and clippings,
relating mainly to his long career as executive director of the University of California YMCA (Stiles Hall); work in China
with the International Committee of the American YMCA, 1921-1927; loyalty oath controversy at the University of California;
aid to Japanese-Americans during World War II; work as West Coast Director, FEPC, 1943-1945; formation with Mrs. Kingman of
the Citizens' Lobby for Freedom and Fair Play, 1957; support of John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, 1960.
Harry L. Kingman was born in 1892 in Tientsin, China, the son of a Congregational missionary. Several years later his family
settled in Pomona, California, where he attended public schools, and, in 1914, earned an A.B. degree from Pomona College.
In 1916, after playing baseball with the New York Yankees for two seasons, he moved to Berkeley to accept the position of
Freshman Secretary for the University of California YMCA, better known as Stiles Hall. This was the beginning of an almost
continuous association with Stiles which lasted until his retirement in 1957.
Number of containers: 8 boxes and 5 cartons
Linear feet: 9.55
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