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Inventory of the University of Southern California oral histories

2010

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
University of Southern California. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Title
University of Southern California oral histories
Collection no.
0180
Date [inclusive]
1960-1970
Extent
1.0 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
Tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by librarian Dr. Robert Knutson on behalf of the University between 1960-70.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], University of Southern California oral histories, Collection no. 0180, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

Tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted primarily by librarian Dr. Robert Knutson on behalf of the University between 1960-70. Included are interviews with literary notables such as Christopher Isherwood, William Inge, John Ciardi, Aldous Huxley, Will and Ariel Durant, and Aldous Huxley, USC president Rufus B. von KleinSmid, USC dental professor Dr. John Somerville, Los Angeles Olympics organizer Paul Ziffren, aeronautics professionals Harold Crary and Everett Drinkwater, and musician Dr. Carl Dometsch.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid edited, updated, and encoded by Sue Luftschein, October 2010

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.

Acquisition

Created for the University of Southern California libraries by Robert Knutson.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Audiotapes
  • Oral histories (document genres)
  • Transcripts

Geographic Name(s)

  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Ciardi, John, 1916-1986 -- Archives
  • Durant, Ariel -- Archives
  • Durant, Will, 1885-1981 -- Archives
  • Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 -- Archives
  • Inge, William -- Archives
  • Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 -- Archives
  • Kleinsmid, Rufus Bernhard von, 1875-1964 -- Archives
  • Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Authors--Interviews
  • Historians--Interviews

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Collection Inventory

Box

 Folder containing two floppy disks with transcripts of various interviews 

1

 "Four Who Came Back" 1960 October 12 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (37 pages) of radio program. William Tusher interviewing Beth James, Charles Dirks, Jeannette Babican, and Mary McCauley, all of whom had just gotten back from "extended outposts of the world".

1

 Bernard Brennan 1961 January 5 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (26 pages) of interview conducted by Robert Knutson.

1

 John Ciardi 1963 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (31 pages), cassette (60 minutes) of interview by Robert Kaplan. Sheet of Mr. Kaplan's prepared questions.

1

 Samuel L. Cramer 1970 September 10 

Scope and Contents note

One 1/4" 900 ft. reel tape, one 60 minute cassette tape of interview.

1

 Harold Crary 1967 October 6 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (24 pages) of interview by Robert Knutson.

1

 Frank Courtney 1967 November 29, 1968 February 15 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (33 pages), 4 cassette tapes (60 minutes each) of 2 interviews by Robert Knutson.

1

 Dr. Carl Dolmetsch 1962 August 22 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (37 pages), two 60 minute cassette tapes of interview by Pauline Alderman.

1

 Everett Drinkwater 1967 October 27 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (65 pages), two 90 min cassette tapes, one reel tape for the interview on aviation history. Interviewed by Robert Knutson.

1

 Will and Ariel Durant undated 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (149 pages), three reel tapes for the interview.

1

 Donald Frey 1960 December 28 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (55 pages) of interview by Robert Knutson.

1

 Charles Hannah 1966 January 20 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (22 pages), two 90 min cassette tapes of the interview.

1

 Karl Holton 1960 December 15 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (100 pages) of interview by Robert Knutson. Correspondence; Willa Baum of UC Berkeley and Dr. Knutson.

1

 Aldous Huxley 1962 August 7 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (69 pages), two 60 minute cassette tapes of the interview by Robert Kaplan.

1

 William Inge undated 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (40 pages) of the interview by Robert Kaplan and James Durbin.

1

 Christopher Isherwood 1962 March 5 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (20 pages) of the interview by Robert Kaplan and James Durbin.

1

 Kyle Palmer 1962 January-March 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (60 pages) of the interview by Robert Knutson.

1

 Ira J. Proffitt 1967 November 15 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (43 pages), one 90 min cassette of the interview by Robert Knutson.

1

 Upton Sinclair 1961 July 8 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (41 pages), one 90 min cassette of the interview by Joe Hanson.

1

 Upton Sinclair 1962 March 23 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (22 pages) of the interview by Robert Knutson.

1

 Dr. John Alexander Somerville 1968 June 7 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (52 pages), two 90 min cassettes of the interview by Robert Knutson.

1

 Chancellor Rufus B. Von KleinSmid 1961 March 1 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (25 pages), two 90 min cassettes of the interview by Robert Knutson.

1

 Paul Ziffren 1960 December 15 

Scope and Contents note

Transcript (29 pages) of the interview by Robert Knutson. Correspondence; Willa Baum of UC Berkeley.

1

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