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Theodore Saloutos papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0396

Scope and Content

Collection includes correspondence, writings, and subject files. Correspondence concerns Saloutos’s research and publications in labor and agrarian history, and grants and teaching positions. Research notes and drafts of publications are included.

Saloutos’s subject files comprise the bulk of the collection. These contain notes, correspondence, and background material (annotated clippings and reports) that Saloutos gathered in support of his research.

Note: Saloutos’s research and writings on labor and agrarian history are the focus of this collection. The Saloutos collection at the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota holds the bulk of Saloutos’s papers relating to his writing and research in immigration history.


  • circa 1860-1980, undated


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Theodore Saloutos, 1910-1980, B.A., Milwaukee State Teachers College, 1933; PhD in History, University of Wisconsin, 1940. Saloutos was a lecturer in the Department of History at UCLA from 1945, and full professor from 1955 until his retirement. His primary research interests included agrarian politics and reform movements, and immigration studies, Greek immigration to the United States in particular.

Saloutos served as president of the Agriculture History Society, 1965-1966, and was elected first president of the Immigration History Society in 1973. He was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural History in 1957.

Publications include: Agricultural Discontent in the Middle West, 1900-1939, 1951; They Remember America: The Story of the Repatriated Greek-Americans, 1956; Farmer Movements in the South, 1865-1933, (co-authored with John Hicks) 1960; The Greeks in the United States, 1964; Populism: Reaction or Reform?, 1968, and The American Farmer and the New Deal, (published posthumously in 1982); as well as numerous articles and book reviews.


26.67 Linear Feet (63 document boxes, 1 half-document box, and 1 file card box)


The collection is arranged in three series. Series 1, Correspondence, 1936-1980, boxes 1-7, is arranged in chronological order. Series 2, Writings, undated, boxes 8-25, and Series 3, Subject files, undated, boxes 26-65, have been retained in the order in which they were compiled by Saloutos.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0396. Theodore Saloutos papers, circa 1860-1980, undated
February 11, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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