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Finding Aid for the Henry J. Bruman papers, circa 1935-2005
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Description
Henry John Bruman joined the UCLA faculty in 1945, chaired its Department of Geography from 1957-62 and retired in 1983 as professor emeritus. Bruman specialized in Latin American cultural-historical geography, plant geography and land use in the American West. The collection consists of photographs, memorabilia, research files, professional and teaching materials, field notebooks, manuscripts, maps and publications.
Background
Henry John Bruman was born in Berlin, Germany on March 25, 1913. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from UCLA in 1935 and the following year earned a B.A. in geography from UCLA. Bruman attended graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. in geography in 1940 under the direction of Professor Carl O. Sauer. In 1945, Bruman joined the UCLA Department of Geography, he chaired the department from 1957-1962 and remained at UCLA for over four decades until his retirement as professor emeritus. In 1961 Bruman founded the largest academic map library in the United States at UCLA which was named in his honor in 1987. Bruman was known as an expert in Latin American cultural-historical geography, plant geography and land use in the American West. His dissertation, "Aboriginal Drink Areas in New Spain" was published sixty years later as a book entitled, Alcohol in Ancient Mexico. Bruman died on March 6, 2005 at his Westwood home.
Extent
14 linear ft. (13 record storage cartons and 1 oversize flat box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.