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John Dryer Upton Sinclair photographs, clippings, and other materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 6040

Scope and Content

Photographs and clippings by and about Upton Sinclair, created and collected by John Dryer in the 1960s. Included are photographs of Sinclair taken by Dryer at the subject's home in Monrovia, CA, one with a signed and dated (by both Sinclair and Dryer) matte; two reels of an interview of Sinclair conducted by Dryer at his home in Monrovia; copies of celebrity letters and a photograph of Einstein made by Dryer from Sinclair's originals; 6 color transparencies of Sinclair and his wife posed with Mrs. Sinclair's Russian doll collection, dust jackets of two of Sincair's books, and the Gutzon Borglum bust of Sinclair; and articles about Dryer and Sinclair from local newspapers.

Dates

  • 1965 - 1991

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.

Biographical note

John Dryer was a portrait photographer who, in addition to photographing celebrities as diverse as Boris Karloff and Upton Sinclair, was the head of the medical photography department at Camarillo State Hospital. He photographed Sinclair in 1965.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Photographs and clippings by and about Upton Sinclair, created and collected by photographer John Dryer in the 1960s. Included are photographs of Sinclair taken by Dryer; two reels of an interview of Sinclair conducted by Dryer; copies of celebrity letters and a photograph of Einstein from Sinclair's originals; 6 color transparencies of Sinclair and his wife; and articles about Dryer and Sinclair from local newspapers. John Dryer was a portrait photographer who, in addition to photographing celebrities as diverse as Boris Karloff and Upton Sinclair, was the head of the medical photography department at Camarillo State Hospital. He photographed Sinclair in 1965.

Acquisition

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Collari, January 22, 2003.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the John Dryer Upton Sinclair photographs, clippings, and other materials
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2013 November
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