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Finding Aid for the Roland Dennis Hussey Papers, 1920-1959
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Description
Roland Dennis Hussey (1897-1959) was a professor of history at UCLA (1930- ), and chairman of the History department history (1950, 1952-54). During World War II until 1947, he was assistant chief of the Office of American Republic Affairs, and divisional chief of the Office of Intelligence in the State Department. He wrote articles and books on Latin American history, was a contributing editor for the Handbook of Latin-American studies, and editor of Hispanic-American Historical Review. The collection consists of transcripts and microfilm of documents and manuscripts relating to Hussey's historical research. The materials are from the archives and depositories of Great Britain, Spain, and Latin America, and include an index and Papeletes, or summaries, to many of the documents.
Background
Hussey was born on October 13, 1897 in Milford, Massachusetts; fought in World War I; SB, Boston University, 1923; MA, Harvard University, 1928; Ph.D, UCLA, 1930; instructor in history, assistant professor (1930-35), associate professor (1935-45), from 1945, professor, UCLA; chairman of history department (1950, 1952-54); during World War II until 1947 he was assistant chief of the Office of American Republic Affairs, and divisional chief of the Office of Intelligence in the State Department; wrote articles and books on Latin American history, including Spanish reaction to foreign aggression in the Caribbean to about 1680 (1929) and The Caracas Company, 1728-1784: a study in the history of Spanish monopolistic trade (1934); contributing editor, Handbook of Latin-American studies; editor, Hispanic-American Historical Review; he died on October 28, 1959.
Extent
29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.) 49 oversize boxes
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.