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Finding Aid for the James E. Bassett Papers, 1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James E. Bassett Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1962
    Collection number: 823
    Creator: Bassett, James E.
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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).
    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 James E. Bassett, 1963.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James E. Bassett Papers (Collection 823). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscript drafts, galley proofs, correspondence, and advertising material related to Bassett's novel, Harm's Way (1962).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Harm's Way manuscripts (Box 1).
    2. Printer's manuscript and uncorrected proofs (Box 2).
    3. Synopsis of chapters, correspondence, miscellaneous (Box 3).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bassett, James E.--Archives.
    Authors, American 20th century--Archival resources.
    American fiction 20th century.
    World War, 1939-1945--Fiction--Archival resources.