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Finding Aid for the Gordon D. Shirreffs Papers, 1950-1963
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gordon D. Shirreffs Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1963
    Collection number: 876
    Creator: Shirreffs, Gordon D.
    Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Gordon D. Shirreffs, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gordon D. Shirreffs Papers (Collection 876). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts and galley proofs, and paperback and hardbound books by western writer Gordon D. Shirreffs. Manuscripts include: Action front!, Apache Butte, Fort Vengeance, Hangin' pards, Massacre creek, Quicktrigger, Too tough to die, Tumbleweed trigger, and The valiant bugles.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts arranged in alphabetical order by title (Boxes 1-14).
    2. Paperback and hardbound books by Shirreffs (Box 15).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Shirreffs, Gordon D.--Archives.
    Authors, American--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.
    Western fiction.