LawrenceClark Powell papers concerning John Steinbeck, 1935-1941.
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History The Spanish settled in California in 1769. The first permanent settlement was started when soldiers and sailors established permanent residence in San Diego. San Jose de Guadalupe was the first pueblo in California. It was founded November 29, 1777 by five colonists who had come to California with explorer, Juan Baptista de Anza. From 1769 to 1822 California was under Spanish rule. In 1822, California declared independence...
John M. Willits earned his A.B. in economics at Stanford in 1925; he was an instructor in psychology and marketing at Stanford prior to earning his Ph.D. in psychology in 1937. From the guide to the John Metts Willits papers, 1911-1933, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives) The new main library at Stanford was designed by the San Francisco architectural firm of John Bakewell, Jr. and Arthur Brown, Jr.; is it now known as the Bing Wing of the Cecil H. Gr...
American bibliographer. From the description of Letter : to William Targ, 1957 Apr. 17. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617123 Jacob Blanck's career as a bibliographer and editor included positions as rare book editor of Publishers Weekly and Antiquarian Bookman, 1936-1952; bibliographer in Americana at the Library of Congress, 1939-1941; and editor of Bibliography of American Literature, 1943-1974. He al...
Harry Miller Lydenberg (1874-1960) was the third director of the New York Public Library, from 1934 to 1941. Prior to becoming director, he worked at the Library for nearly forty years including serving as the administrative assistant to John Shaw Billings, the first director, in 1899, Chief Reference Librarian from 1908 to 1927, and assistant director from 1928 to 1934. He was active in various professional organizations and continued to work with international library groups after his retireme...
Roy E. Larsen, whose copies these dispatches were, was President of Time, Inc., 1939-1960 and Chairman of the Executive Commitee, 1960-1969. From the description of Dispatches from Time magazine correspondents: second series, 1956-1968. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79093630 Roy E. Larsen (1899-1979) was the circulation manager of Time Magazine at its foundation in 1922 and he became the chief business manager of the company under Henry R. Luce. He w...
Huebsch was vice president and chief editor at Viking Press in New York City. Viking became the publisher of Franz Werfel's works in English translation around 1935. Griesser was at Viking Press and wrote on Huebsch's behalf. Medinz was in the copyright dept. at Viking. McClure, Allen and Bradette all wrote letters to Viking Press concerning Werfel's novel The Song of Bernadette: McClure wrote a fan letter with a question that Huebsch forwarded to Werfel; Allen was requesting permission for use ...
Biography Ward Ritchie was born in 1905 in Los Angeles, and grew up in a series of residences in the Los Angeles and Pasadena areas. His father was in the pharmaceutical trade. He attended Marengo Avenue School and Occidental College, transferring to Stanford, University of the South, and back to Occidental again. After a brief try at law school at USC he decided to make a career the book arts, influenced by a reading of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Writer. Ella Winter (1898-1980) whose full name was Leonore Sophie Winter Steffens Stewart, was an economist by training and journalist by profession. She was married to Lincoln Steffens, and after his death, to screenwriter and playwright Donald Ogden Stewart. From the guide to the Ella Winter Papers, 1913-1978., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.) ...
Lawrence Clark Powell was a noted writer and librarian. Powell was well-known for his writings on librarianship and the literature of the American Southwest, including books such as Books West Southwest and Southwest Classics. He served as head librarian at UCLA from 1944 to 1961, when he became the founding dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Library Service. After retiring from UCLA, Powell moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1971, where he served as a Professor in Residence at the University of Arizo...
Literary scholar and author. Authority on Eugene O'Neill, Robinson Jeffers, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Education: B.A. (1924) and M.A. (1927), Harvard University; Ph. D. (1929), University of Chicago. Taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley. Resigned his teaching position at Berkeley in 1953 over the loyalty oath controversy. Born February 1, 1903. Died March 16, 1991. From the description of Frederic Ives Carpenter papers, 19...
Epithet: Reverend; Vice-Principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000979.0x0000ad ...
Biography/History Saida Gerrard: b. April 9, 1923, Toronto, Canada. d. May 4, 2005, Los Angeles, California. Saida Gerrard was a performer, choreographer, student and teacher of modern dance. She grew up in Toronto, Canada in a family of Russian Jewish immigrants. Her parents were amateur musicians who exposed her to music and dance at an early age. As a child, she studied music and dance at the Hambourg Conservatory of Music in T...
The American book seller and publisher Ben Abramson was born in Lithuania in 1898, and immigrated to the United States with his parents after the turn of the century. The family settled in Chicago, where Abramson attended the Jewish Training School, a special academic and manual training program for underprivileged children of refugees. In 1916 he took a job as a clerk at the Economy Bookstore, where he learned enough about the trade to establish his own business, the Argus Book Sho...
Zeitlin was a Los Angeles bookdealer. From the description of Letter : Los Angeles (Calif.), to Don Hill, Los Angeles, 1936 April 21. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 24038112 Jacob Israel Zeitlin was born on Nov. 4, 1902, in Racine, WI; worked as a bookseller, poet and book reviewer in Ft. Worth, TX; moved to Los Angeles in 1925; began career in bookselling when employed by Holmes Book Company and the book departments of the May C...
The Overbrook Press of Stamford, Conn. was founded by Frank Altschul (1887-1981), investment banker, civic leader, philanthropist, and bibliophile. It began publication in 1934 with Margaret B. Evans as resident designer and compositor. The Helealt Corporation was the fiscal parent of the press. The press closed in 1969. From the description of Overbrook Press records, 1929-1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 320936614 BIOGHI...
Writer, editor, critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Seidel Canby and Amy Loveman : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481130 Epithet: editor of 'Saturday Review of Literature' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0001e2 Canby was a critic, editor and Yale University professor (1899-1922). He was one of the founder...
Norman Forgue (1904-1985) began the Black Cat Press in 1932 while he was working as a printer for the Ludlow Typographic Company. The Black Cat Press produced over 300 titles ranging from poetry to Americana from 1932 until 1974 when it closed. Beginning in 1961, the Black Cat Press produced miniature books. From the description of Black Cat Press records. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 61136686 ...
Sheffield was a college roommate and longtime friend of John Steinbeck. He later taught journalism for eight years at Occidental College in Los Angeles. From the description of Correspondence and material relating to John Steinbeck, 1933-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462018868 Biography Carlton Sheffield was a friend and Stanford roommate of the late author, John Steinbeck. He continued his friendship with Steinbec...
Margaret Gemmell, later van Judah, was a friend of Steinbeck's during their stay at Stanford University, 1925-26. Included with the papers is a manuscript in her own hand describing her friendship with Steinbeck. From the description of John Steinbeck papers, 1925-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866392 This is the producer's copy, property of Oscar Serlin; the play ran from 7 Apr. to 6 June, 1942. From the description of The moon is down, a play in 3 acts...