Tom Sturak was an English Department doctoral candidate and, later, professor at UCLA, whose dissertation on the life and
work of ‘hardboiled’ fiction author Horace McCoy was published in 1966. This collection encompasses the materials collected
by Sturak for his research, as well as his correspondence, drafts, and a completed copy of his dissertation. Collected materials
include McCoy’s manuscripts, published articles, screenplays, personal and professional correspondence, and personal records
and ephemera. They focus primarily on Horace McCoy’s work as a screenwriter and novelist while living in Los Angeles.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.