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Finding Aid for the Charles Hickman Titus Papers, 1900-1965
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Description
Charles Hickman Titus (1896-1965) taught at Whitman College and Stanford before coming to teach at UCLA in 1927. He was an expert on American political theory and studied U.S. voting habits. During World War II, Titus served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Signal Corps in New Guinea and Australia. The collection consists of Titus' personal and professional papers and papers relating to Hickman's father, grandfather, and related families.
Background
Titus was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1896; received BA (1920), MA (1921), and Ph.D (1927) at Stanford; taught at Whitman College and Stanford before coming to teach at UCLA in 1927; was an expert on American political theory and studied U.S. voting habits; achieved fame as a teacher through unorthodox views and challenging students to re-evaluate basic tenets; served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Signal Corps in New Guinea and Australia during World War II; retired from teaching at UCLA in 1963; died of a heart attack in Victorville, California, on October 20, 1965.
Extent
42 boxes (21 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
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.