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Finding Aid for the Gordon D. Shirreffs Papers, 1950-1963
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Description
Gordon Donald Shirreffs (1914- ) was an author of westerns. He contributed 150 short stories and novelettes to periodicals, and published novels. The collection consists of manuscripts and galley proofs, and paperback and hardbound books by Shirreffs. Manuscripts include: Action front!, Apache Butte, Fort Vengeance, Hangin' pards, Massacre creek, Quicktrigger, Too tough to die, Tumbleweed trigger, and The valiant bugles.
Background
Gordon Donald Shirreffs was born on January 15, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois; attended Northwestern University, 1946-49; BA (1967) and MA (1973), California State University, Northridge; clerk, Union Tank Car Company (1935-40, 1946); salesman, Brown & Bigelow, 1946-47; owner, Shirreffs Gadgets and Toys, Chicago, 1948-52; became a writer of westerns, contributing 150 short stories and novelettes to periodicals; published novels include: Rio Bravo (1956), Arizona justice (1956), Swiftwagon (1958), Fort Suicide (1959), Apache Butte (1960), Voice of the gun (1962), The Nevada gun (1964), Torpedoes away (1967), Showdown in Sonora (1969), and Mystery of the haunted mine (1973).
Extent
15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.