This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Kenneth Millar. It includes manuscripts for novels, poems,
short stories, and other works; manuscripts of political and environmental writings; reviews; screenplays; a typescript of
Millar's doctoral dissertation; correspondence; family photographs; and other personal material.
Kenneth Millar, who wrote under the pseudonym Ross Macdonald, was the best-selling author of twelve classic novels of detective
fiction featuring the main character Lew Archer. His extensive writings include reviews, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays,
and essays. Millar died in 1983.
25 Linear feet
(59 boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 1.6 linear feet of unprocessed materials
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.
Researchers must receive prior written permission to use the collection from the Trustees of the Margaret Millar Charitable
Remainder Unitrust. The collection is partially processed. Please contact Special Collections and Archives for more information.