Edward Bradford Burns (1932-1995) was born in Muscatine, Indiana. He was an assistant professor of history at UCLA (1964-67)
and professor, UCLA (1969-93). From 1979-1983, he served as the first Dean of the Honors Division in the UCLA College of Letters
and Science. The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, notes, lecture notes, subject files, correspondence,
conference and student papers, reprints and articles, card files, research files, miscellaneous publications and reports,
programs and brochures, clippings, slides, negatives, photographs, microfilm, audiocassettes, and reel-to-reel tapes.
Edward Bradford Burns was born on August 28, 1932 in Muscatine, Indiana; BA, University of IA, 1954; MA, Tulane University,
1955; Ph.D, Columbia University, 1964; also studied in Guatemala, Portugal, Venezuela and Brazil; instructor, State University
of New York, Buffalo, 1963-64; assistant professor of history at UCLA, 1964-67; associate professor, Columbia University,
1967-69; professor, UCLA, 1969-93; from 1979-1983, he served as the first Dean of the Honors Division in the UCLA College
of Letters and Science; his awards include the Order of Rio-Branco (presented by the Brazilian government in 1966), the Bolton
Memorial Prize (1967) the Hubert Herring award (1979), and the UCLA Distinguished Teaching award (1987); served as American
Historical Association Pacific Coast branch president, 1994; his publications include: The Unwritten Alliance: Rio-Branco and Brazilian-American Relations (1966), A History of Brazil (1970), Latin America: a Concise Interpretive History (1972), Latin American Cinema: Film and History (1975), Teaching Latin American History (1977), The Poverty of Progress: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century (c1980), At War in Nicaragua: the Reagan Doctrine and the Politics of Nostalgia (c. 1987), and Kinship With the Land: Regionalist Thought in Iowa, 1894-1942 (c. 1996); he died on December 19, 1995 in Los Angeles.
39 cartons (58.5 linear ft.)
10 card file boxes
3 oversize boxes
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