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Guide to the Harry Lees Kingman Papers, 1921-1975
BANC MSS 76/173 c  
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Description
Correspondence, manuscripts of writings and speeches, subject files, tear sheets and reprints of writings, and clippings, relating mainly to his long career as executive director of the University of California YMCA (Stiles Hall); work in China with the International Committee of the American YMCA, 1921-1927; loyalty oath controversy at the University of California; aid to Japanese-Americans during World War II; work as West Coast Director, FEPC, 1943-1945; formation with Mrs. Kingman of the Citizens' Lobby for Freedom and Fair Play, 1957; support of John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, 1960.
Background
Harry L. Kingman was born in 1892 in Tientsin, China, the son of a Congregational missionary. Several years later his family settled in Pomona, California, where he attended public schools, and, in 1914, earned an A.B. degree from Pomona College. In 1916, after playing baseball with the New York Yankees for two seasons, he moved to Berkeley to accept the position of Freshman Secretary for the University of California YMCA, better known as Stiles Hall. This was the beginning of an almost continuous association with Stiles which lasted until his retirement in 1957.
Extent
Number of containers: 8 boxes and 5 cartons Linear feet: 9.55
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.