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Finding Aid for the Lisa See Papers, 1973-2001
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lisa See Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1973-2001
    Collection number: 564
    Creator: See, Lisa.
    Extent: 62 boxes (30.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
    Abstract: The Lisa See Papers collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and manuscript drafts, screenplays, treatments, articles, clippings, and other printed materials relating to the literary career of author Lisa See. Lisa See was born on February 18, 1955, in Paris, France. As a young girl, she spent many hours with her paternal grandparents in Los Angeles' Chinatown. The collection also includes materials related to a museum exhibition and opera, both based on her book "On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family"; materials related to undergraduate course work at Loyola Marymount University, and additional personal material such as notebooks, appointment books, and address books.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Biography

    Lisa See was born in 1955 in Paris, France. She received a BA degree from Loyola Marymount University College of Liberal Arts in 1979. Her published books include On Gold Mountain : the one-hundred-year odyssey of my Chinese-American family (1996), a NY Times Notable Book of 1995, and Flower net (1997), which was an Edgar Nominee for Best First Mystery. She has also collaborated on books with her mother Carolyn See and John Espey, together using the pseudonym Monica Highland. These books include Lotus land (1983), 110 Shanghai Road (1986), Greetings from Southern California (1988) and Precious cargo (1990). See worked as a freelance journalist for various publications, including TV Guide and Sporting Times. For many years she was the West Coast correspondent for Publishers Weekly. In addition to writing books and articles, See wrote an opera libretto based on her book, On Gold Mountain, and assisted in mounting an exhibition, based on the same book, for the Autry Museum of Western Heritage.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and manuscript drafts, screenplays, treatments, articles, clippings, and other printed materials related to the literary career of author Lisa See, covering the years 1973-2001. It also includes materials related to a museum exhibition and opera, both based on her book, On Gold Mountain; materials related to her undergraduate ourse work at Loyola Marymount University; personal material such as notebooks, appointment books, and address books.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Articles about Lisa See
    2. Correspondence
    3. Material collected by Lisa See
    4. Personal
    5. Writings by Lisa See.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    See, Lisa --Archives.
    Women authors, American --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Carolyn See Papers (Collection 1397)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.