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Abstract

Two manuscript versions of the book Toward a Livable World: Leo Szilard and the Crusade for Nuclear Arms Control (1987) prepared by Helen S. Hawkins and co-edited with G. Allen Greb and Gertrude Weiss Szilard. The early version (1974-1976) contains a larger volume of documents by Leo Szilard than the later condensed version. The materials follow a chronological sequence which dates from 1945 to 1964. Additional materials include videorecordings and cassette audiorecordings of interviews conducted by Helen Hawkins while at KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California.

Biography

Helen S. Hawkins received her doctorate in History from the University of California, San Diego in 1975. Between 1974 and 1975 she was a Research Associate working in the Leo Szilard Papers in the Program in Science, Technology and Public Affairs at UCSD. Hawkins later joined the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at UCSD. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hawkins worked in the Humanities Office of KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains manuscript materials prepared by Helen Hawkins for the production of the book Toward a Livable World: Leo Szilard and the Crusade for Nuclear Arms Control (1987). Helen Hawkins co-edited the work with G. Allen Greb and Gertrude Weiss Szilard. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS, 2) MEDIA, and 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.

SERIES 1: TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS

The series is organized in two subseries, "NSF Grant Manuscript, 1974-1976" and "IGCC Office Files." The National Science Foundation Grant manuscript was produced in consultation with Gertrude Weiss Szilard and includes a much larger representation of materials from the Leo Szilard Papers (also held by UCSD; see MSS 32) than is included in the published work. The manuscript contains photocopies of documents and explanatory text which follows a chronological sequence. This early version of the manuscript provides a useful introduction to the Leo Szilard Papers.

The files which comprise the second subseries were transferred from UCSD's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and represent a revised version of the manuscript. Also included is correspondence between Helen Hawkins and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.

SERIES 2: MEDIA

The MEDIA series contains audio and video recordings made while Helen Hawkins worked in the Humanities Office of KPBS Public Television in San Diego, California in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She conducted numerous interviews for the program Viewpoints, special programs, and conference discussions. Important personalities interviewed include Herbert Marcuse, Herbert York, James Burke, and Gertrude Weiss Szilard.

SERIES 3: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS The final series, MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, contains both personal and professional papers. These include notes on productions done while at the KPBS Humanities Office; one article and several letters written by Hawkins about women's rights, some as president of the San Diego Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW); and a memo from a former colleague. Also included are posthumous materials, including letters of condolence to Hawkins' family and a booklet of poetry by Hawkins, published after her death.

TOWARD A LIVABLE WORLD... MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS

NSF Grant Manuscript, 1974-1976

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1 1 Volume II - List of documents and outline.
1 2 Szilard-Teller television debate transcript, corrected by Edward Teller, 1960.
Part II.
1 3-4 Chapter One - pp.803-1030.
1 5 Chapter Two - pp. 1031-1195.
1 6-7 Chapter Three - pp. 1196-1449.
1 8 Chapter Four - pp. 1450-1590.
2 1 Chapter Five - pp. 1591-1769.
2 2 Chapter Six - pp. 1770-1902.
2 3 Chapter Seven - pp. 1903-2093.
2 4 Chapter Eight - pp. 2094-2165.
Part III.
2 5 Chapter One - pp. 2166-2321.
2 6 Chapter Two - pp. 2322-2367. Economic and social issues.
2 7 Chapter Three - pp. 2368-2391. Children's stories and other pleasant matters.

IGCC Office Files

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3 1-3 MIT Press correspondence, 1976 - 1988.
3 4 Prepared Table of Contents, 1975.
3 5 Bernstein's Introduction, 1985.
3 6-10 Chapter I, pages 803-1030.
3 11-13 Chapter II, pages 1031-1195.
3 14-18 Chapter III, pages 1196-1449.
4 1-3 Chapter IV, pages 1450-1590.
4 4-7 Chapter V, pages 1591-1769.
4 8-10 Chapter VI, pages 1770-1902.
4 11-14 Chapter VII, pages 1903-2093.
4 15-16 Chapter VIII, pages 2094-2165.
Part 3.
4 17-19 Chapter I, pages 2166-2310.
5 1 Chapter I, pages 2311-2321.
5 2 Chapter II, pages 2362-2367.
5 3 Chapter III, pages 2368-2391.
5 4 Final Chapter VII (Weart).
5 5-6 Status and Contents.
5 7 Front matter -- Discards.
5 8 Weart discards from July 1976 manuscript.
5 9 Gertrude Weiss Szilard (GWS) Table of Contents.
5 10 Gertrude Weiss Szilard (GWS).
5 11-12 Chapter typescripts.
5 13 Table of document numbers typescript.
5 14 Gruber, Carol S. "Manhattan Project Maverick" - Written in summer, 1983.
5 15-16 Szilard - Miscellaneous papers.

MEDIA

Videorecordings

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Burke, James.
6 1 Interview/Discussion program, undated.
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6 2 Meet James Burke, January 29, 1981.
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6 3 California Rights, undated.
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6 4 Christo, December 2, 1981.
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6 5 Johnson, Sonia. Viewpoints, March 5, 1982.
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6 6 Literacy Controversy, undated.
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6 7 Marcuse, Herbert. Viewpoints, April 25, 1979.
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6 8 Neuman, Justice. Interview, November 5, 1979.
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NewsThink.
7 1 Cults/De-Programming, October 21, 1977.
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7 2 The Edifice Complex, February 24, 1978.
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7 3 Immigration, November 11, 1977.
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7 4 Is Progress for People?, December 16, 1977.
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7 5 Life or Death, ca. 1977 - 1978.
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7 6 Press Power, March 27, 1977.
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7 7 Prop. 13, June 27, 1977.
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7 8 Sachar, Abram, October 6, 1976.
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8 1 Sommers, Tish. Viewpoints, March 2, 1982.
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8 2 Stavenhagen, Rodolfo. Viewpoints, March 30, 1979.
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9 1 Stoppard, Tom, November 23, 1981.
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9 2 Technology and Women's Future, March 26, 1981.
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10 1 York, Herbert. Special on nuclear test ban negotiations, January 9, 1980.
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Audiorecordings

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11 1 Abzug, Bella, undated.
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11 2 Burbidge, Margaret. Viewpoints, March 1, 1982.
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11 3 Burke, James. Interview entitled "Meet James Burke", November 21, 1980.
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11 4 Christo. Interview with Christo regarding his work Running Fence, undated.
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11 5 Clark, Ramsey. Interview focuses on human rights. Also includes a telephone interview with Congressman Lionel Van Deerlin conducted by Hawkins on immigration, undated.
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11 6 Feedback - Archaeology. Hawkins leads a discussion between archaeologists and land developers, February 18, 1981.
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11 7 George Sand Conference. Hawkins interviews four participants at the San Diego State University conference. Side 2: Technology and Women's Future Conference, undated.
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11 8 Johnson, Sonia. Viewpoints interview with Mormon feminist, March 5, 1982.
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11 9 Lerner, Max. Viewpoints interview, May 10, 1979.
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Marcuse, Herbert.
Viewpoints interview.
11 10 Original cassette, April 25, 1979.
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8 3 User copy.
Question and answer discussion.
11 11 Original cassette, undated.
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8 3 User copy.
11 12 Marty, Martin, undated.
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11 13 Paredes, Raymund. Viewpoints interview with UCLA professor of English on Chicano literature, undated.
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11 14 Sommers, Tish. Viewpoints interview, undated.
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11 15 Stavenhagen, Rodolfo. Viewpoints interview, March 30, 1979.
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11 16 Stoppard, Tom. Interview with playwright.
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11 17 Szilard, Gertrude Weiss. Interview with widow of Dr. Leo Szilard, undated.
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11 18 York, Herbert. Special program interview of York on nuclear test ban treaty negotiations. Side 2: Viewpoints interview with political cartoonist Paul Conrad, undated.
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MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

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5 17 Activism - Includes letters written while president of San Diego chapter of NOW, 1970 - 1973.
5 18 KPBS Humanities Office productions, ca. 1977 - 1982.
5 19 Institute of Global Conflict & Cooperation - Memo & business card, 1989.
5 20 Posthumous material - Includes letters of condolence & booklet of Hawkins' poetry, 1989 - 1990.


Finding aid generated: 2013-07-26