Finding Aid for the Harlan Howard Thompson Papers, 1946-1982

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Harlan Howard Thompson Papers
Date (inclusive): 1946-1982
Collection number: 1333
Creator: Thompson, Harlan H. (Harlan Howard), 1894-1987.
Extent: 29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
Abstract: Harlan Thompson was a writer of western novels for young people, sometimes published under the pseudonym, Stephen Holt; international president of P.E.N., 1958-59; won Boys' Clubs of America gold medal for Prairie Colt in 1948, and Commonwealth Club juvenile silver medal for Spook, The Mustang in 1957; other publications include Wild Palomino (1946), Star Roan (1952), and Stormy (1955). Collection consists of manuscripts and books by Thompson.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Harlan Thompson, 1983 and 1985.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harlan Howard Thompson Papers (Collection Number 1333). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Thompson was born on Dec. 25, 1894 in Brewster, KS; attended Univ. of Southern CA, 1917-19; became writer of western novels for young people, sometimes published under the pseudonym, Stephen Holt; international president of P.E.N., 1958-59; won Boys' Clubs of America gold medal for Prairie Colt in 1948, and Commonwealth Club juvenile silver medal for Spook, The Mustang in 1957; other publications include Wild Palomino (1946), Star Roan (1952), and Stormy (1955); he died in Oct. 1987.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts and books by Harlan Thompson. Manuscripts include Outcast, Stallion of Hawaii, Phantom Roan, The Ranch Beyond The Mountains, Spook, The Mustang, and Whistling Stallion.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Thompson, Harlan H. (Harlan Howard), 1894-1987--Archives.
Authors, American--California, Southern--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.
Westerns.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Outcast, Stallion of Hawaii ca. 1957

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. Includes 1 leaf of ms. mock-up. Final draft. 187 leaves.
Box 1, Folder 2

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Physical Description: Galley proofs with holograph corrections. 60 leaves.
Box 1, Folder 3

The Phantom Roan ca. 1949

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. Final draft. 236 leaves.
Box 1, Folder 4

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Physical Description: Galley proofs with holograph corrections. 77 leaves.
Box 1, Folder 5

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Physical Description: Correspondence. Doubleday and Company re. publication. 2 leaves.
Box 1, Folder 6

The Ranch Beyond the Mountains ca. 1961

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. Includes reprographic copy of frontispiece illustrations and title page map. Final draft. 198 leaves.
Box 1, Folder 7

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Physical Description: Galley proofs with holograph corrections. 58 leaves.
Box 2, Folder 1

Spook the Mustang ca. 1956

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. Final draft. 227 leaves.
Box 2, Folder 2

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Physical Description: Gallery proofs with holograph corrections. 61 leaves.
Box 2, Folder 3

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Physical Description: Correspondence from publisher. 1 leaf.
Box 2, Folder 4

Whistling Stallion undated

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. Final draft. 234 leaves.
Box 2, Folder 5

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Physical Description: Galley proofs with holograph corrections. 62 leaves.
Box 3

The Westerners Brand Book 16. Edited by Raymund F. Wood. The Westerners Los Angeles Corral (Thompson, Harlan, The Northwest Mounted Police: the Early Years). 1982

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

Outcast, Stallion of Hawaii. [Jacket by Millard Sheets]. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

The Phantom Roan, by Stephen Holt (pseud.) Illustrated by Pers Crowell. New York, Longmans, Green and Co., [ca. 1949]

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

The Phantom Roan, by Stephen Holt (pseud.) New York, Scholastic Book Services, [ca. 1949]

Physical Description: Paperback. 1 book.
Box 3

The Prairie Colt, by Stephen Holt (pseud.). Illustrated by Wesley Dennis. New York, Longmans, Green and Co. [ca. 1961]

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

The Ranch Beyond the Mountains, by Stephen Holt (pseud.). Decorations by Pers Crowell. New York, Longmans, Green and Co. [ca. 1961]

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

Silent Running. New York, Scholastic Book Services [ca. 1972]

Physical Description: Paperback. 1 book.

Scope and Content Note

Based on the screen story and the screenplay by Deric Washburn, Mike Cimino, and Steve Bochco.
Box 3

Spook, the Mustang. Jacket and title page designed by Paul Lantz. Garden City, N.Y. [ca. 1956]

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

Star Roan. [Illustrated by Millard Sheets]. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday and Company, Inc. [ca. 1952]

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

We Were There with the California Forty-Niners, by Stephen Holt (pseud.). Historical Consultant: Oscar Lewis. Illustrated by Raymond Lufkin. New York, Grosset & Dunlap [1956]

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

We Were There with the California Rancheros, by Stephen Holt (pseud.). Historical Consultant: Oscar Lewis. Illustrated by William Reusswig. New York, Grosset & Dunlap [ca. 1960]

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

The Whistling Stallion, by Stephen Holt (pseud.). Decorations by Pers Cromwell. New York, Longmans, Green and Co. 1951

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

Wild Palomino, by Stephen Holt (pseud.). Decorations by W.C. Nims. New York, Longmans, Green and Co. [ca. 1946]

Physical Description: Includes dust jacket. 1 book.
Box 3

Wild Palomino, by Stephen Holt (pseud.). Illustrated by Taylor Oughton. Special Arrow Edition. New York, Scholastic Book Services, [ca. 1946]

Physical Description: Paperback. 3 books.
 

Additions February 1986

Physical Description: (unprocessed)
Box 4

Manuscripts

 

Manuscripts

Box 5

Ginger's Forest Stallion, et. al.

Box 5

Catalogs from Scholastic Books

Box 6

Correspondence 1959-1970

 

Manuscripts

Box 6

Black Stallion From Spain, et. al.

Box 6

Ranch Beyond The Mountains

Box 7

Correspondence 1947

 

Manuscripts

Box 7

Black Stallion From Spain

Box 7

C Is For Courage

Box 7

Ride A Red Horse

Box 8

Correspondence 1964, 1973

Box 8

Manuscripts

 

Manuscripts

Box 9

Blaze Of Glory

Box 9

Arab Is My Colt

Box 9

Son Of Wild Palomino

Box 9

Correspondence re: Ride A Red Horse 1964

 

Manuscripts

Box 10

Blaze Of Glory

Box 10

Arab Is My Colt

Box 10

Son of Wild Palomino

 

Manuscripts

Box 11

Ahead Of The Storm

Box 11

The Mayan Mustang

 

Manuscripts

Box 12

My Blue Roan

Box 12

Spook -- The Mustang

Box 12

P.E.N. Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

[also includes H.T.'s diploma from Los Angeles High School 1916]
Box 13

Program from P.E.N. International Congress 1956 July 8-13

Box 13

London

Box 13

Newspapers

Box 13

1954 issue of "boys' Life" magazine

Scope and Content Note

Includes story "Champion," published under name Stephen Holt.
Box 13

Correspondence 1964-1965

Boxes 14-15, 18-23

Books on the West (written by others)

Box 16

Illustrations by H.T.

Physical Description: (oversize)
Box 23

Correspondence 1940s

 

Manuscripts

Box 23

Reg

Box 23

Boy, She Didn't Know Much

Box 24

Correspondence 1935-1950

 

Manuscripts

Box 24

Three's Company

Box 24

Cheap and Dizzy

Box 24

Partnership

Box 24

Nuts

Box 24

It Wasn't The Cows

Box 24

Second Marriage

Box 24

That "Ten Grand" Feeling

Box 24

"Laurie -- On Capricious"

Box 24

No Date

Box 25

Correspondence 1930s-1940s

 

Manuscripts

Box 26

El Toro

Box 26

Son of Wild Palomino

Box 26

Correspondence with U.S. Forest Service 1950

 

Manuscripts

Box 27

Kid Brother

Box 27

Blaze of Glory

Box 27

Outcast - Stallion of Hawaii

Box 28

Correspondence 1940s

 

Manuscripts

Box 28

Mystery Stallion

Box 28

The Silver Stallion

Box 28

Moonlight The Mystery Stallion

Box 28

Moonlight and Maggie

Box 28

C Is For Courage

Box 28

Whistling Stallion

Box 28

Matched Medals

Box 29

Waif - Dog Of The Moors

Box 29

Arab Is My Colt

Box 30

Keyman

Box 30

Ki-Yi-Yipee!

Box 30

Pirate Palomino

Box 31

The Stardust Colt

Box 31

Star Roan

Physical Description: (final draft)
Box 31

Ambushed By Wolves

Box 31

Correspondence 1942

 

Illustrations

Physical Description: 3 items.
Oversize Box 32

Whistling Stallion

Oversize Box 32

Phantom Roan

Oversize Box 32

Unidentified endpapers illustration