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Guide to the Vernon Patterson Papers MS.R.148
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  • Title: Vernon Patterson papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.148
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date: 1961-1975
    Abstract: The collection consists of typescript volumes by author Vernon Patterson (1896-1978), founding faculty member and professor of English at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. Patterson documented the early lives of his youngest son, Christopher (born 1949), and Christopher's son Benjamin (born ca. 1969) in multi-volume literary works entitled "The Book of Christopher" (begun 1961) and "The Chronicle of Benjamin" (1971-1975). The narratives provide insight into Orange County living and culture from the 1950s-1970s. The collection also includes unbound typescripts and photographs, as well as diaries by Christopher Patterson from 1965-1967.
    Creator: Patterson, Vernon

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    The collection has not been processed. It may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Vernon Patterson papers. MS-R148. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection consists of typescript volumes by author Vernon Patterson (1896-1978), founding faculty member and professor of English at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. Patterson documented the early lives of his youngest son, Christopher (born 1949), and Christopher's son Benjamin (born ca. 1969) in multi-volume literary works entitled "The Book of Christopher" (begun 1961) and "The Chronicle of Benjamin" (1971-1975). The narratives provide insight into Orange County living and culture from the 1950s-1970s. The collection also includes unbound typescripts and photographs, as well as diaries by Christopher Patterson from 1965-1967.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Patterson, Vernon -- Archives
    American fiction -- 20th century -- Archives.
    Authors
    Typescripts