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Finding Aid to the James Ralston Caldwell Papers, 1925-1988, bulk 1925-1965
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SERIES 1 Loyalty Oath Controversy 1949-1963

Physical Description: Box 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

In three subseries: correspondence, University of California subject files and University of Nevada subject files.
 

Subseries 1.1 Correspondence 1949-1963

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 1-10

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically then alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Caldwell and colleges concerning the Loyality Oath Controversy at the University of California and elsewhere.
 

Caldwell, James Ralston.

Box 1, Folder 1

Outgoing 1949-1963

 

Incoming

Box 1, Folder 2

Arragon, Reginald Francis. 1951-1952

Box 1, Folder 3

Boas, George. 1950

Box 1, Folder 4

Brayfield, Arthur H. 1951

Box 1, Folder 5

University of California (1868-1952). Regents. 1950

Box 1, Folder 6

Sproul, Robert Gordon. 1949-1950

Box 1, Folder 7

Group for Academic Freedom. 1950-1951

Box 1, Folder 8

Laird, Charlton Grant. 1953-1955

Box 1, Folder 9

Miscellaneous A-L 1950-1963

Box 1, Folder 10

Miscellaneous M-Z 1950-1951

 

Subseries 1.2 University of California Subject Files 1949-1960

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 11-24

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains files of various committees on campus that dealt with the Loyality Oath, Caldwell's notes, and other information conerning the controversy.
Box 1, Folder 11

Committee on Academic Freedom. 1950-1951

Box 1, Folder 12

Committee on Privilege and Tenure. 1950

Box 1, Folder 13

Committee on Welfare of non-Senate Academic Employees. [1950?]

Box 1, Folder 14

Faculty Committee on Financial Assistance. [1950?]-1951

 

Special Unified Committee on Tenure.

Box 1, Folder 15-16

Minutes 1950-1953

Box 1, Folder 17

Proposed amendments 1953-1955

Box 1, Folder 18

Reports 1952-1954

Box 1, Folder 19

Memoranda 1953-1955

Box 1, Folder 20

Miscellaneous 1953-1955

Box 1, Folder 21

Material about Loyalty Oath 1949-[1951]

Box 1, Folder 22

James Caldwell's notes [ca. 1950]

Box 1, Folder 23

Clippings [1950-1959]

Box 1, Folder 24

Special Combined Senate Committee on University Extension. 1960

 

Subseries 1.3 University of Nevada Subject Files 1952-1956

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 25-26

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains reports and clippings on the Loyality Oath controversy on the University of Nevada campus and the case of Frank Richardson, who was fired for refusing to sign.
Box 1, Folder 24

Materials regarding oath controversy and the Frank Richardson case [1952-1953]

Box 1, Folder 25

Clippings 1952-1956

 

SERIES 2 Writings 1939-1979

Physical Description: Box 2, folders 1-13

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

In two subseries: correspondence, and manuscripts, reviews, and list of publications.
 

Subseries 2.1 Correspondence 1946-1979

Physical Description: Box 2, folders 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence to James Caldwell and later his wife concerning his writing.
Box 2, Folder 1

Regarding book John Keats Fancy 1946

Box 2, Folder 2

Regarding poetry 1964

Box 2, Folder 3

Regarding unfinished work 1965-1979

 

Subseries 2.2 Manuscripts, Reviews, and List of Publications 1939-1961

Physical Description: Box 2, folders 4-13

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains a small amount of manuscripts, reviews by and of Caldwell and a list of publications by Caldwell.
Box 2, Folder 4

Consider the Source undated

Box 2, Folder 5

Lecture notes on Byron [ca. 1961]

Box 2, Folder 6

Tribute to Dr. Meiklejohn in ACLU News 1957

Box 2, Folder 7

What to Tell the Emperor undated

Box 2, Folder 8

Essays undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Poems undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Miscellaneous manuscripts undated

 

Reviews

Box 2, Folder 11

of James Ralston Caldwell's work 1946

Box 2, Folder 12

by Caldwell, James Ralston 1960-1961

Box 2, Folder 13

List of publications 1939

 

SERIES 3 Personal Papers 1925-1988

Physical Description: Box 2, folders 14-17, Box 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

In three subseries: correspondence, materials relating to death of James Ralston Caldwell and miscellaneous items.
 

Subseries 3.1 Correspondence 1925-1988

Physical Description: Box 3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between James Ralston Caldwell and Katherine Field (Katherine Ehrgott Caldwell) before and after their marriage, letters from James Ralston Caldwell and Katherine Field to James' sister Josephine Caldwell, a small amount of incoming correspondence to Katherine Field and a few miscellaneous family letters.
 

Caldwell, James Ralston

Box 3, Folder 1-9

to Field, Katherine. 1926-1959

Box 3, Folder 10

from Field, Katherine. 1929

Box 3, Folder 11-14

to Caldwell, Josephine. 1955-1964

 

Field, Katherine.

Box 3, Folder 15

to Caldwell, Josephine. 1956-1965

Box 3, Folder 16

Incoming miscellaneous 1924, undated

Box 3, Folder 17

Caldwell family miscellaneous 1931, 1966, 1988

 

Subseries 3.2 Death of James Ralston Caldwell 1965

Physical Description: Box 2, folders 14-16

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains condolences on Caldwell's death, copy of eulogies and obituaries.
Box 2, Folder 14

Condolence letters 1965

Box 2, Folder 15

Eulogies 1965

Box 2, Folder 16

Obituaries 1965

 

Subseries 3.3 Miscellaneous Items 1957, 1977, undated

Physical Description: Box 2, folder 17

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains a library card of James Ralston Caldwell, resume of Katherine Field for travel to the Peoples Republic of China and an unidentified piece of manuscript music.
Box 2, Folder 17

Library card, resume of Katherine F. Caldwell and music manuscript 1957, 1977, undated