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Correspondence collection

 Collection
Identifier: 6196

Scope and Contents

This artificial collection was created by former USC librarians. It contains letters and related ephemeral material created by a wide variety of primarily American men and women of letters. Many of these are addressed to various University librarians--including Lloyd Arvidsen, Lewis Steig, Charlotte Brown and Christian Dick--and former USC President Rufus von KleinSmid. In addition to this set of letters, which make up the bulk of the collection and were seemingly saved for their autograph value, the collection also includes autograph letters gifted to the Libraries that are between significant American historical and literary figures and individuals of their acquaintance. The collection also contains letters separated from archival collections held by the USC Libraries--these collections are identified in the "Related Materials" note.

Dates

  • 1851-1979

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Extent

0.84 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This artificial collection was created by former USC librarians. It contains letters and related ephemeral material created by a wide variety of primarily American men and women of letters. Many of these are addressed to various University librarians--including Lloyd Arvidsen, Lewis Steig, Charlotte Brown and Christian Dick--and former USC President Rufus von KleinSmid. In addition to this set of letters, which make up the bulk of the collection and were seemingly saved for their autograph value, the collection also includes autograph letters gifted to the Libraries that are between significant American historical and literary figures and individuals of their acquaintance. The collection also contains letters separated from archival collections held by the USC Libraries.

Related Materials

Poets Garden records, Collection no. 0110, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

All Nations Church and Foundation records, Collection no. 0403, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Willard Morse collection on William Dean Howells, Collection no. 0137, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Willard Morse collection on Sinclair Lewis, Collection no. 0138, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Willard Morse collection on Thomas Nelson Page, Collection no. 0140, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Willard Morse collection on Vincent Starrett, Collection no. 0141, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Willard Morse collection on Henry Van Dyke, Collection no. 0142, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Willard Morse collection on Edgar Lee Masters, Collection no. 0139, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Willard Morse collection on American literature, Collection no. 6195, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

J.E. Woodhead papers, Collection no. 0004, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

John Dryer Upton Sinclair photographs, clippings, and other materials, Collection no. 6040, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Leonard Wibberley papers, Collection no. 0172, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

General Literary Manuscripts collection, Collection no. 375, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Title
Finding aid for the Correspondence collection
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2019 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States