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Finding Aid of the Andrew Hamilton Papers
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Description
Andrew Jackson Hamilton (1911-1976) was a U.S. Navy public information officer on the West Coast and in the Pacific on the staff of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz during World War II, and public information manager (1946-60) and Public Affairs Officer (1960-75) at UCLA. He helped to organize Naval Reserve Public Relations Company 11-2 (1949), wrote more than a thousand articles for some 75 magazines, and co-authored UCLA on the move (1969) with John B. Jackson. In 1973, Hamilton and his wife were awarded the University Service Award. The collection consists of mostly subject files containing manuscripts, published articles, clippings, and research material related to Hamilton's writing, his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his career as UCLA Public Affairs officer.
Background
Andrew Jackson Hamilton was born on April 18, 1911 in Riverside, California; BA, UCLA, 1935; became a reporter and feature writer for two years with the Los Angeles times; U.S. Navy public information officer on the West Coast and in the Pacific on the staff of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz during World War II; public information manager (1946-60) and Public Affairs Officer (1960-75) UCLA; helped to organize Naval Reserve Public Relations Company 11-2 in 1949; wrote more than a thousand articles for some 75 magazines, including Saturday evening post, Collier's, and Science digest; co-authored UCLA on the move (1969) with John B. Jackson; along with his wife Janice, awarded the University Service Award in 1973; retired in 1975; died on April 8, 1976 in Los Angeles.
Extent
132 boxes (66 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.