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Finding Aid for the James E. Bassett Papers, 1962
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Description
James E. Bassett (1912-1978) was born in Glendale, California. He authored several novels, including Harm's Way (1962), The Sky Suspended (1968), and Commander Prince, United States Navy (1971). Harm's Way was later made into a film. The collection consists of manuscript drafts, galley proofs, correspondence, and advertising material related to Harm's Way (1962).
Background
Bassett was born on October 18, 1912 in Glendale, California; graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College, Maine; joined the Los Angeles Times, 1934, and became aviation and science editor; served as political, city, and assistant managing editor at the Mirror-News and later returned to the Times; staffer with Vice President Nixon; reorganized and headed Republican National Committee public relations department; authored several novels, including Harm's Way (1962), The Sky Suspended (1968), and Commander Prince, United States Navy (1971); Harm's Way was later made into a film; died in Malibu, California, September 26, 1978.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.