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Papers of Stuart N. Lake
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Description
The collection contains correspondence, film and television scripts, articles, and photographs related to the writings and interests of Stuart Lake.
Background
Stuart Nathaniel Lake (1890-1962), author and screenwriter, was a native of New York and is best known for his writing about the West. He worked for the New York herald (1910- 12), where his acquaintance with Bat Masterson led to his interest in western lore. After serving in World War I, Lake moved to San Diego, CA, and wrote for magazines. The success of his book, Wyatt Earp, frontier marshal (1931) led to his becoming a screenwriter for films such as The westerner (1940), Wells Fargo (1937), My darling Clementine (1946), and Winchester'73 (1950).
Extent
18 boxes
Restrictions
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers May contact the appropriate curator for further information.
Availability
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site.