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Finding Aid for the Lee Shippey papers, 1938-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lee Shippey papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1950
    Collection number: 680
    Creator: Shippey, Lee, 1884-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Lee Shippey (1884-1969) was a columnist for many Southern California newspapers and a author. His books include The great American family (1938), It's an old California custom (1948), and The Los Angeles book (1950). The collection contains manuscript drafts of two of Shippey's books and an autographed first edition of a third. There are also Max Yavno photographs used in The Los Angeles book.
    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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Lee Shippey.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lee Shippey papers (Collection 680). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Lee Shippey was born in Tennessee, 1884; worked as proofreader for Kansas City times; served as a correspondent in France during World War I for the Kansas City star; free-lance writer in Mexico; joined Los Angeles times in 1927, writing daily Leeside o' LA column for 22 years, and also wrote Seymour family weekly columns; wrote several books, including The great American family (1938), It's an old California custom (1948), and The Los Angeles book (1950); published his biography as The luckiest man alive (1959); wrote weekly columns for the San Diego Union and Del Mar Surfcomber; died December 30, 1969 in Encinitas, California.

    Scope and Content

    Contains manuscript drafts of two of Shippey's books and an autographed first edition of a third. Also contains photographs by Max Yavno used in The Los Angeles book.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Typescripts and proofs.
    2. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Shippey, Lee, 1884- --Archives.
    Journalists--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Yavno, Max.