Peter Gulbrandsen Papers, 1917-1954
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The American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born (1933-1982), based in New York City, was founded for the purpose of defending the rights of the foreign born, especially radicals and Communist Party members, thereby filling a void left by other civil rights defense groups. The Committee's formation was initiated by Roger Baldwin of the American Civil Liberties Union. The Committee pursued its aims through litigation, legislation and public education. In its early years, the Committee's acti...
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1878. Sinclair was an American author, novelist, journalist, and political activist who wrote many books in several genres. He is most well-known for his exposé, The Jungle regarding conditions in Chicago's meat packing plants, which influenced the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. Much of Sinclair's writing was related to the economic and social conditions of the early twentieth century. He was heavily in...
Biographical/Historical Note Professor of machine design, Stanford University. From the guide to the Guido Hugo Marx typescript : War and the conscientious objector, 1936, (Hoover Institution Archives) ...
American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1936 July 22, South Pomfret, Vermont, to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904428 Journalist. From the description of Dorothy Thompson typed letter signed, 1957. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 74986046 Thompson and Sinclair Lewis married in 1928 and divorced in 1942. In 1943 Thompson married the Austrian artist Maxim Kopf (1892-1958). In her memoi...
Sheridan Downey (b. Mar. 11, 1884, Laramie, Wyo.-d. Oct. 25, 1961, San Francisco, Calif.), lawyer, was a Democratic U.S. Senator from California from 1939 to 1950. From the description of Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574300 Biographical Sketch Sheridan Downey was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1884, the son of Evangeline Victoria (Owen) and Stephen Wheeler Downey. H...
Author, educator, and naturalist. Author of social criticism, critical biographies, and later naturalist essays; retired to Tucson in 1952 and completed several works. From the description of Manuscripts, 1952-1970. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 30636793 Epithet: American writer on drama British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x000275 Author, drama critic, and naturalist. ...
Founded in 1925 by John Nevin Sayre, Norman Thomas and E. Raymond Wilson to abolish compulsory military training in colleges and universities, and all military training in public high schools. Other executive members were Roswell P. Barnes, Tucker P. Smith, Edwin C. Johnson, and George A. Coe. Ceased operation in 1940. From the description of Records, 1925-1940. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 19046123 ...
Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...
Roving editor of Reader's Digest. From the description of Letters, 1945-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145430278 Eastman, the brother of Crystal Eastman, translated Russian writings into English. From the description of Letter, 1968. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007545 Author. From the description of Papers, 1892-1968. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 40833141 From the description of Letters, 1943-1960....
Biography Note Peter Gulbrandsen was born in Denmark in 1890, came to the United States in 1924, and settled permanently in California in 1929. A journalist by profession, he contributed to various Danish language newspapers, wrote feature atticles for magazines and newspapers on Scandinavian affairs, and edited The Pacific Coast Scandinavian. Well known in Danish-American circles, he lectured frequently and did translating work at the Univer...
Enoch Arnold Bennett was born in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent on 27 May 1867. His infancy was spent in poverty, which gave way to prosperity as his father succeeded as a solicitor. From this background he became a novelist. His enduring fame is as a chronicler of the Potteries towns, the setting and inspiration of some of his most famous and enduring literary work and the place where he grew up. Bennett did not pursue a career as a writer until after leaving his father's practice and movi...
American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1931 July 5, Carmel, Calif., to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904650 American journalist & editor. From the description of Papers of Lincoln Steffens [manuscript], ca. 1910. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817346 Discussion of the corruption in the city at the turn of the twentieth century. From the description of Pittsburgh: a city as...
William Knowland The Forgotten Leader In 1953, the convergence of unusual circumstances gave the Democrats the plurality of the Senate's membership while the Senate Republicans maintained their majority party status. The situation made it impossible for the new Republican leader to control the legislative agenda. Indeed, Senator William Knowland lamented his ineffectiveness on the Senate floor, "Mr. President, ... I have the responsibilities of being the majority leader in this body withou...
Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x0000cc ...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Writer. Ella Winter (1898-1980) whose full name was Leonore Sophie Winter Steffens Stewart, was an economist by training and journalist by profession. She was married to Lincoln Steffens, and after his death, to screenwriter and playwright Donald Ogden Stewart. From the guide to the Ella Winter Papers, 1913-1978., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.) ...
American author and columnist. From the description of Herb Caen book manuscripts, [ca. 1945-1950]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122551911 Herb Caen was a daily columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for over fifty years, beginning in 1936, interrupted by a break for military service in World War II (1943-1945) and an eight-year stint at the San Francisco Examiner during the 1950s. He died of lung cancer on Feb. 1, 1997, at the age of eighty. ...
Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Nobel prizewinning physicist, inventor of the cyclotron and the founder and first director of the University of California Radiation Laboratory, was born on August 8, 1901 in Canton, South Dakota. His parents Carl Gustavus and Gunda Jacobson Lawrence were the children of Norwegian immigrants. Ernest Lawrence attended St. Olaf College and later the University of South Dakota, where he received his A.B. degree in 1922. He had originally thought to become a medical doctor, ...
Hiram Johnson was the governor of California, 1911-1917, a United States Senator from California, 1917-1945, and a leader in the Progressive Party. From the description of Hiram Johnson papers, 1895-1945. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 82192663 Hiram Johnson served as governor of Calif. (1911-1917), Progressive candidate for Vice President of the U.S. (1912), and U.S. Senator from Calif. (1917-1945). From the description of Hiram Johnso...
Thomas J. Mooney was born on December 8, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Indiana and Massachusetts. A molder by trade, Mooney first came to California in 1908, permanently settling in San Francisco in 1910. There he became involved in the work of the Socialist party and various labor organizing activites. In 1916, Mooney and Warren K. Billings were wrongfully convicted of the Preparedness Day bombing of July 22. Mooney's plight became a cause amongst labor until his eventual release and ...
Author and journalist Joseph Henry Jackson was born in New Jersey and came to California after World War I. He served as literary editor of the San Francisco Argonaut and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his works include Tintypes in Gold (1939), Anybody's Gold (1941), and My San Francisco (1953). From the description of Joseph Henry Jackson papers, circa 1931-1955. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86132578 Joseph Henry Jackson, author and literary c...
Rolph served as mayor of San Francisco (1912-1930) and governor of Calif. (1931-1934). From the description of James Rolph, Jr. papers, 1904-1934, bulk 1911-1930. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122288066 Rolph served as mayor of San Francisco (1911-1930) and governor of Calif. (1931-1934). From the description of James Rolph, Jr. photograph album [graphic]. [ca. 1913-1916] (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 213468344 ...
Journalist. From the description of Papers of Drew Pearson, 1947-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986025 Andrew Russell "Drew" Pearson (1897-1969) was a journalist who traveled extensively as a foreign correspondent for several newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. In 1931, Pearson and Robert S. Allen anonymously co-authored a book entitled Washington Merry-Go-Round, with gossip about the Washington, D.C. higher-ups, President Herbert Hoover, and Congress. In 1932, ...
The California Writers Club formed in 1909 as an offshoot of the Press Club of Alameda, a club with origins in the San Francisco Bay Area literary movement of the early twentieth century. Early honorary members of the California Writers Club included Joaquin Miller, John Muir, Jack London, Gertrude Atherton, Kathleen Norris and the first California poet laurete, Ina Coolbrith. The first West Winds, a hardcover collection of fiction by members, was published in 1914 and was illustrated by Califor...