Finding Aid for the Paul Dayton Bailey Papers, 1940-1953

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UCLA Library Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Paul Dayton Bailey Papers, 1940-1953

Collection number: 683

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library 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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Encoded by:
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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: Paul Dayton Bailey Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1953
Collection number: 683
Creator: Bailey, Paul Dayton, 1906-
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Paul Dayton Bailey (1906-1987) was a publisher, editor, and author who chronicled the Mormon Church and the American West and established Westernlore Press in 1941. The collection consists of Bailey's literary typescripts and holograph corrections of books about the American West and Mormons.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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 Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library 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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Dayton Bailey Papers (Collection 683). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462274 

Biography

Bailey was born in 1906 in American Fork, Utah; publisher, editor, and author, he was a prolific chronicler of the Mormon Church and the American West; established Westernlore Press in 1941, under which he published his Polygamy Was Better Than Monotony (1972) and Holy Smoke, a dissertation on the Utah War (1978), and several biographies; other presses published his For This My Glory: a Story of a Mormon Life (c. 1940), An Unnatural History of Death Valley: With Reflections on the Valley's Varmints (1978), and Virgins, Vandals, and Visionaries (1978); died in Claremont, California on October 26, 1987.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Bailey's literary typescripts and holograph corrections of books about the American West and Mormons.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Typescripts: Deliver me from Eva, and Jacob Hamblin, Buckskin Apostle (Box 1).
  2. Typescript: For This My Glory (Box 2)
  3. Typescripts: Walkara, Hawk of the Mountains, and Sam Brannan and the California Mormons (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.
Bailey, Paul Dayton, 1906- --Archives.
Authors, American--West (U.S.)--Archival resources.
Mormons--West (U.S.)--History.
West (U.S.)--History.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

Deliver me from Eva. June 1, 1944.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections. Incomplete manuscript. 156 leaves.

Note

Note at top reads original draft, June 1, 1944.
Box 1

Deliver me from Eva.

Physical Description: Typescript with some holograph leaves, corrections. Incomplete manuscript. 155 leaves.
Box 1

Deliver me from Eva.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon) with occasional corrections. 201 leaves.
Box 1

Jacob Hamblin, Buckskin Apostle. n.p., 1947.

Physical Description: Typescript (some carbon) with holograph corrections. 549 leaves.

Note

Published by the Westernlore Press, Los Angeles, 1948 [Limited edition].
Box 2

For This My Glory [c. 1940].

Physical Description: Typescript with occasional holograph leaves, extensive holograph corrections. 526 leaves. In 3 envelopes.

Note

Original title: Hell's Serenade.
Published by Lyman House, Los Angeles [c. 1940].
Box 2

For This My Glory.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections. Final copy. 540 leaves.
Box 3

Walkara, Hawk of the Mountains. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript with some holograph leaves, some carbon, corrections. 164 leaves.

Note

Published by the Westernlore Press, Los Angeles [1954].
Box 3

Sam Brannan and the California Mormons. Los Angeles, 1943.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections.

Note

Published by the Westernlore Press, Los Angeles, 1943.
Box 3

Also: Second copy.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 173 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes one illustration.
Box 3

Sam Brannan and the California Mormons. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript with illustrations. 269 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Publisher's copy. Revised and rewritten. Includes bibliography.

Note

Published by the Westernlore Press, Los Angeles, 1953 [enlarged edition].