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Ralph J. Bunche Papers, 1927-1971

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Creator:Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971
Title:Ralph J. Bunche Papers, 1927-1971

Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, articles, publications, and photographs related to the life and career of Ralph J. Bunche. Includes materials related to his teaching and research, his affiliations with various organizations and conferences, and his participation in The Negro in America project spearheaded by Gunnar Myrdal. Includes materials on Africa: photographs, field notes, U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) reports, and Institute of Pacific Relations documents. Also materials related to Bunche's involvement with the United Nations (UN), including UN records and materials dealing with his appointment as undersecretary of the UN in 1954. There are two boxes of materials on Bunche's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, and material from Joan Bunche and Brian Urquhart's notes from the biography he wrote, Ralph Bunche: an American Life.

Civil rights materials in the collection include letters, interviews, speeches and reports from Bunche's files.

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Types:Texts (document genres) | Letters (correspondence) | Newsletters | Reports | Records | Text
Subjects:Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971 | Myrdal, Gunnar, 1898-1987. American dilemma | United Nations--Officials and employees, American | Statesmen--United States | Civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers | African American men | Speeches, addresses, etc. | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Institution:University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections
Contributors:University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections | Online Archive of California
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Ralph J. Bunche Papers, 1927-1971

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Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Department of Special Collections.] Credit shall be given as follows: [c in circle] The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.

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