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Finding Aid for the Bern Porter Papers, 1935-1983
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Bernard Harden Porter (1911- )was the Republican candidate for governor of Maine (1969) and was an author, poet, editor, illustrator, and publisher. The collection includes papers, correspondence, manuscripts, notes, books, printed items, ephemera, a film, illustrations, portraits, and lithographs by, and relating to, Bern Porter.
Bernard Harden Porter was born on February 14, 1911 in Porter Settlement, Maine; Sc.B, Colby College, 1932; Sc.M, Brown University, 1933; special courses at Da Vinci School (1937), Convair School (1957), University of Maine (1960), and Federal School (1963); in 1929 founded Bern Porter (publishing company) in Belfast, Maine; became physicist for Acheson Colloids Corporation (1935-40) and for the Manhattan District Engineers (1940-45); became consulting physicist in 1945; director of Contemporary Gallery, West Coast Design Guild, and Fund for Contemporary Expression, 1947-50; Republican candidate for governor of Maine, 1969; became author, poet, editor, illustrator, and publisher; founding fellow, International Poetry Society; published works include Colloidal Graphite: its Properties and Applications (1939), Map of Physics (1939), Henry Miller: a Bibliography (compiler, 1943), Scandinavian Summer (1961), Wernher Von Braun: a Bibliography and Selected Papers (editor, 1966), Reminiscences, 1927-1970 (1970), American Strange (1979), and Isla Vista (1981).
100 boxes (50 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1, 37, 39, 41-43, 95-98, 103-105. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Dept. of Special Collections.