Finding Aid for the James E. Bassett Papers, 1962

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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
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the James E. Bassett Papers, 1962

Collection number: 823

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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Restrictions on Access

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

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  • 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.


Container List

Box 1

Two versions of the manuscript.

Box 2

Printer's manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Uncorrected proofs.
Box 3, Folder 1

Synopsis of chapters 2-21.

Folder 2

Correspondence.

Folder 3

Reviews and advertising material.

 

Two sets of galleys.