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Finding Aid for the Allan Vaughan Elston Papers, ca. 1920-1961
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Description
Allan Vaughan Elston (1887-1976) was a free-lance fiction writer. His publications include Come out and fight (1941), Long lope to Lander (1954) and Saddle up for steamboat (1973). The collection consists of notebooks, manuscripts, books, magazines containing short stories, and stories clipped from magazines, all by Elston.
Background
Elston was born on July 28, 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri; BS in civil engineering, University of Missouri, 1909; worked as a transitman for railroads in the West and Midwest (1909-13) and as a resident engineer (1913-15), a cattle rancher (1915-17), and as a consulting engineer (1918-24); became a free-lance fiction writer; publications include Come out and fight (1941), Round-up on the picketwire (1952), Long lope to Lander (1954), Showdown (1956), and Saddle up for steamboat (1973); he died on October 21, 1976.
Extent
14 boxes (7 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.