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Lorenzo DeStefano collection on the Hancock Pacific Expeditions

 Collection
Identifier: 6215

Content Description

A collection of screenplay drafts, research notes, subject files, correspondence, photographs, books, audio and video tapes, and one 16mm film compiled by Lorenzo DeStefano for a film about G. Allan Hancock's Galapagos expeditions of the 1930s.

Many of the photographs in the collection were made from original negatives provided by Marian Mullin Hancock, John Garth, Waldo Schmitt, and the Danish explorer Hakon Mielche, who visited the Galapagos and was familiar with Hancock and the settlers. In addition to the large reel of 16mm film taken by Hancock and others, the collection includes Lorenzo DeStefano's correspondence with Garth, Schmitt, Mielche and other participants; numerous other research inquiries; and DeStafano's notes on and drafts of the screenplay for his film.

Dates

  • 1930s-1980s

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

14.52 Linear Feet (12 boxes and 1 film canister)

Language of Materials

English

German

Overview

A collection of screenplay drafts, research notes, subject files, correspondence, photographs, books, audio and video tapes, and one 16mm film compiled by Lorenzo DeStefano for a film about G. Allan Hancock's expeditions to the Galapagos Islands during 1930s. DeStefano never completed his film, but his research for the project--which began in the 1970s--forms a significant collection of documentation on the people and events involved in the Hancock Expeditions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lorenzo DeStefano, August 31, 2020.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.
Title
Finding aid for the Lorenzo DeStefano collection on the Hancock Pacific Expeditions
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2021 Jaunary
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