Finding Aid of the Herman Petersen Papers

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Finding Aid of the Herman Petersen Papers

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Herman Petersen Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1948
Collection number: 1339
Creator: Petersen, Herman, b. 1893
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Herman Petersen (1893-1973) was an author of mystery and detective fiction. He sold his first story, “The seven gilded balls,” to Black mask in June 1922, and sold 17 more while the magazine was under the direction of editor George W. Sutton, Jr. He also worked for Utica newspapers, and in 1934, became a fourth-class postmaster for Poolville, New York. He sold his first full length mystery novel, Murder in the making, in 1940. His historical novel, The covered bridge (1950), was later adapted for television and aired in 1952 The collection consists of Petersen's correspondence and published and unpublished manuscripts. There is also a checklist of Petersen's stories published by professor E.R. Hagemann (in box 6).
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 Access

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

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herman Petersen Papers (Collection 1339). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2722777 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Neil J. Petersen, purchase, 1983.

Biography

Petersen was born in Utica, New York on September 9, 1893; he sold his first story, “ The seven gilded balls, ” to Black mask in June 1922; in all, he sold 18 pieces to Black mask while it was under the direction of editor George W. Sutton, Jr.; Petersen's best times in the pulp business were between 1922-33; Petersen did not depend on the pulps for his livelihood, as he worked for Utica newspapers and in 1943 became a fourth-class postmaster for Poolville, New York; he sold his first full length mystery novel, Murder in the making, in 1940; other novels include Murder R.F.D., Old bones, and The D.A.'s daughter; he also published a humorous autobiography titled, Country chronicle (1945); his historical novel, The covered bridge (1950), was later adapted for television and aired in 1952; his final mystery novel was The house in the wilderness (1957) Petersen died July 1973.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence and published and unpublished manuscripts of pulp fiction writer Herman Petersen. Correspondence in the collection is usually between Petersen and various publishers. Also includes a checklist of Petersen's stories published by professor E.R. Hagemann (in box 6).

Expanded Scope and Content

Herman Petersen was a sucessful fiction writer during the 1920's-1930's and his short stories were published extensively in the popular pulp magazines of the day. The collection includes both published and unpublished manuscripts as well as correspondence between Petersen and his various publishers. The collection is arranged alphabetically by pulp magazine. In addition, in Box 6, there is a checklist of Petersen's stories published by Professor E.R. Hagemann.

Organization and Arrangement

Collection arranged alphabetically by pulp magazine.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Petersen, Herman, b. 1893--Archives.
Novelists, American--New York (State)--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Mystery and detective fiction.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

Aces

Box 3, Folder 8

“The suicide squadron,” December 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten with holograph notations, 86 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 7

“Marked wings,” November 1929.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten with holograph corrections, 85 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 10

“The renegades,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 96 leaves)
 

Action Stories

Box 4, Folder 4

“Apples in Eden,” September 1925.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 15 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 5

“The barbless arrow,” October 1925.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 18 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 6

“The island of vanishing men,” November 1925.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations, 29 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 8

“The Mexican degree,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 18 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 7

“The wailing vampire,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 21 leaves)
 

Adventure

Box 6, Folders 15-15a

“Cheating fate,” January 1923

Box 6, Folder 15

Manuscript. January 30, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 13 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 15a

Correspondence to and from publisher. January 30, 1923.

Physical Description: (6 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 7 leaves)
Box 6, Folders 16-16a

“Five fathoms down,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 16

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 26 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 16a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (6 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 7 leaves)
Box 6, Folders 17-17a

“Water,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 17

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 35 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 17a

Correspondence from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 items: Typewritten letter [signed], 4 leaves)
 

Air Stories

Box 2, Folder 36

“Twenty-four hours,” October 1927.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 23 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 14

“Fire mountain,” November 1927.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 27 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 15

“Winged quest,” December 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 89 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 16

“White feathers,” August 1929.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 81 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 17

“Four and twenty blackbirds,” August 1930.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 126 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 1

“Buccaneers awing,” March 1931.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 196 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 2

“Over the spot,” July 1931.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 101 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 4

“By wing and sea,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 70 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 5

“Gold from the sky,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 103 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 6

“Spanish gold,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 20 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 3

“Thundering canoes,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 97 leaves)
 

Black Mask

Box 1, Folders 12-12a

“The seven gilded balls,” September 1922 and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

Manuscript. September 1922.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 17 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 12a

Correspondence from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [signed], 1 leaf)
Box 1, Folders 14-14a

“The gold-digger's man,” October 1922

Box 1, Folder 14

Manuscript. October 1922.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 11 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 14a

Correspondence from publishers. October 1922.

Physical Description: 2 items: Autograph letter signed and Typewritten letter with holograph corrections, 2 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 15-15d

“Half across the world,” October 1922

Box 1, Folder 15

Manuscript. October 1922.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten with holograph corrections, 5 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 15a

Manuscript. October 1922.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 15 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 15b

Manuscript. October 1922.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 25 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 15c

Manuscript. October 1922.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 5 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 15d

Correspondence to and from publishers. October 1922.

Physical Description: (10 items: Document, Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter, 10 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 16-16a

“The ghost ship,” March 1, 1923

Box 1, Folder 16

Manuscript. March 1, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 49 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 16a

Correspondence to and from publishers. March 1, 1923.

Physical Description: (6 items: Letter signed and Typewritten letter, 8 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 17-17a

“In mutiny,” May 15, 1923

Box 1, Folder 17

Manuscript. May 15, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 15 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 17a

Correspondence to and from publishers. May 15, 1923.

Physical Description: (8 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Typewritten letter [carbon], 9 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 18-18b

“Call out the Clan!” June 1, 1923

Box 1, Folder 18

Manuscript. June 1, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 66 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 18a

Manuscript. June 1, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 7 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 18b

Correspondence to and from publisher. June 1, 1923.

Physical Description: (9 items: Typewritten letter [carbon], Typewritten letter [signed] and Document, 12 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 19-19a

“The useless man,” July 15, 1923

Box 1, Folder 19

Manuscript. July 15, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 19 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 19a

Correspondence to and from publishers. July 15, 1923.

Physical Description: (6 items: Letter signed, Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 6 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 20-20b

“The black gauntlet,” August 15, 1923

Box 1, Folder 20

Manuscript. August 15, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 67 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 20a

Correspondence to publisher. August 15, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [carbon], 1 leaf)
Box 1, Folder 20b

Manuscript. August 15, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 67 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 21-21a

“One dried head,” November/December 1923

Box 1, Folder 21

Manuscript. November/December 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 99 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 21a

Correspondence to and from publisher. November/December 1923.

Physical Description: (3 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Typewritten letter [carbon] and Letter signed, 4 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 12

“The gentle art of drying heads,” November 1, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 2 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 1-1a

“When a wizard woos,” January 1, 1924

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence to publisher. January 1, 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [carbon], 1 leaf)
Box 1, Folder 1a

Manuscript. January 1, 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 5 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 2-2b

“On ten palms island,” March 15, 1924

Box 1, Folder 2

Manuscript. March 15, 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 31 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 2a

Correspondence to and from publisher. March 15, 1924.

Physical Description: 2 items: Typewritten letter [carbon] and Letter signed [holograph], 2 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 2b

Manuscript. March 15, 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 31 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 3-3c

“Painted skulls,” October 1924

Box 1, Folder 3

Manuscript. October 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 50 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 3a

Correspondence to and from publishers. October 1924.

Physical Description: (6 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter, 6 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 3b

Manuscript. October 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 44 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 3c

Manuscript. October 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 44 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 4

“Three lavender envelopes,” April 1926.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 35 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 5-5c

“Hall of the singing bell,” n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 25 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 5a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 items: Typewritten letter [carbon], Typewritten letter [signed] and Letter signed, 4 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 5b

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 32 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 5c

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 16 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 8

“The knife,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 34 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 13-13a

“Poisoned gas,” n.d.

Box 1, Folder 13

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 27 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 13a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 4 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 6-6b

“That yellow devil,” n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 89 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 6a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 items: Letter signed and Typewritten letter [carbon], 3 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 6b

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 89 leaves)
Box 1, Folders 7-7a

“Shark-bait,” n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 5 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 7a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 5 leaves)
 

Blue Book

Box 5, Folders 11-11a

“Ten pieces of silver,” June 1940

Box 5, Folder 11

Manuscript. June 1940.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 51 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 11a

Correspondence to and from publishers. June 1940.

Physical Description: (7 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Typewritten letter and Typewritten letter [carbon], 7 leaves)
 

Brief Stories

Box 6, Folder 10

“Desert toll,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph notations, 24 leaves)
 

Capper's Farmer

Box 6, Folders 14-14a

“Stolen wings,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 14

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 102 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 14a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections and notations, 95 leaves)
 

Contact

Box 3, Folders 11-11a

“The devil's replacement,” November 1933

Box 3, Folder 11

Manuscript. November 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations, 22 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 11a

Manuscript. November 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten, 2 leaves)
 

Dance Lovers' Magazine

Box 5, Folders 18-18a

“The dancer in the mist,” April 1924

Box 5, Folder 18

Manuscript. April 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten with holograph corrections, 19 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 18a

Correspondence from publisher. April 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [signed], 1 leaf.
 

Detective Fiction Weekly

Box 4, Folders 14-14a

“The clue of the walking dog,” January 1, 1938

Box 4, Folder 14

“The clue of the walking dog,” January 1, 1938.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections and notations, 83 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 14a

Correspondence to and from publisher. January 1, 1938.

Physical Description: (7 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Typewritten letter [carbon] and Card, 7 leaves)
 

Esquire

Box 6, Folders 19-19a

“I am a fourth-class postmaster,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 19

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 16 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 19a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (5 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 5 leaves)
 

Fawcett's Triple-X

Box 4, Folders 15-15a

“The pirate parson,” July 1924

Box 4, Folder 15

Manuscript. July 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 35 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 15a

Correspondence from publisher. July 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [signed], 1 leaf.
Box 4, Folder 19

“Between friends,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 26 leaves)
Box 4, Folders 17-17b

“Desert madness,” n.d.

Box 4, Folder 17

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 61 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 17a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 51 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 17b

Manuscript (Copy of 17a). n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 51 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 18

“The house of skulls,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 26 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 20

“One good turn,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph notations, 20 leaves)
 

Fighting Romances

Box 4, Folder 21

“The purple octopus,” March 1926.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 54 leaves)

Note

Original title: The Octopus and the spider.
Box 4, Folder 22

“Sand,” April 1926.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 21 leaves)

Note

Original title: One grain of sand.
Box 5, Folder 1

“The siren of the south seas,” June 1926.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript with holograph corrections, 156 leaves)
 

Flynn's Detective Fiction

Box 4, Folder 9

“The silver of steel,” July 8, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 27 leaves)
Box 4, Folders 10-10a

“Spear of the sea,” September 9, 1933

Box 4, Folder 10

Manuscript. September 9, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations and corrections, 26 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 10a

Plot outline. September 9, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections and notations, 4 leaves)
 

Flynn's Detective Stories

Box 4, Folders 10b-10c

“Spear of the sea,” September 9, 1933

Box 4, Folder 10b

Rough outline. September 9, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript, holograph notations, 3 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 10c

Outline synopsis. September 9, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript with holograph notations, 3 leaves)
 

Flynn's Detective Fiction

Box 4, Folders 11-11b

“Death at four fathoms,” December 2, 1933

Box 4, Folder 11

Manuscript. December 2, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations and corrections, 21 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 11b

Outline synopsis. December 2, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript with holograph notations and corrections, 6 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 11a

Fragment from first draft[?]. December 2, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 5 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 12

“Nine fingers,” December 16, 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections and notations, 23 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 13

“Twenty francs gold,” April 14, 1934.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph notations, 20 leaves)
 

International Detective

Box 5, Folder 16

“Moths to the light,” September 1933.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph notations, 21 leaves)
 

Lariat

Box 6, Folders 11-11a

“Matches,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 11

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations, 18 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 11a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 18 leaves)
 

Love Stories

Box 5, Folders 17-17a

“The flower of betrothal,” November 9, 1923

Scope and Content Note

Original title: White hibiscus.
Box 5, Folder 17

Manuscript. November 9, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 21 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 17a

Correspondence from publisher. November 9, 1923.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [signed] with holograph notations, 1 leaf.
 

Metropolitan

Box 5, Folders 6-6a

“Driftwood,” n.d.

Box 5, Folder 6

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 14 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 6a

Correspondence from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [signed] with holograph notations, 1 leaf)
 

Mystery Magazine

Box 5, Folders 8-8a

“White spots,” December 1, 1922

Box 5, Folder 8

Manuscript. December 1, 1922.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 17 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 8a

Correspondence from publisher. December 1, 1922.

Physical Description: (1 item: Letter signed, 1 leaf.
 

Mystery

Box 5, Folders 9-9a

“White devil,” n.d.

Box 5, Folder 9

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 23 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 9a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: 3 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Letter signed, Typewritten letter [carbon], 3 leaves)
 

Novelets

Box 4, Folders 1-1a

“One jungle night,” May 1924

Scope and Content Note

Original title: The Cobra's mate.
Box 4, Folder 1

Manuscript. May 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations, 41 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 1a

Correspondence to and from publisher. May 1924.

Physical Description: (2 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 3 leaves)
Box 4, Folders 2-2b

“Islands of desire,” August 1924

Scope and Content Note

Original title: Island stuff.
Box 4, Folder 2

Manuscript. August 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 28 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 2a

Second draft. August 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 34 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 2b

Correspondence from publisher. August 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [signed] with holograph notations, 1 leaf.
Box 4, Folder 3

“Green dice,” February 1925.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 54 leaves)
Box 6, Folders 4-4a

“The cobra's mate,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 4

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 25 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 4a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 25 leaves)
 

Photoplay

Box 6, Folder 2

“More than hunger,” December 1927.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 25 leaves)
 

Real Life Stories

Box 5, Folders 12-12b

“The broken commandment,” April 1924

Box 5, Folder 12

Manuscript. April 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 16 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 12a

Manuscript. April 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 11 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 12b

Correspondence from publisher. April 1924.

Physical Description: (3 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Document, Letter signed, 3 leaves)
Box 5, Folders 15-15a

“A drum in the night,” n.d.

Box 5, Folder 15

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections and notations, 25 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 15a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 25 leaves)
Box 5, Folders 13-13c

“The jade jars,” n.d.

Box 5, Folders 13

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 12 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 13a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 11 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 13b

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 11 Ieaves.
Box 5, Folder 13c

Correspondence to and from publishers. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Typewritten letter [carbon], Letter signed, 9 leaves)
Box 5, Folders 14-14a

“One half hour,” n.d.

Box 5, Folder 14

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 8 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 14a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations, 8 leaves)
 

Screen Secrets

Box 4, Folders 16-16a

“A million or bust,” November 1927/February 1928

Box 4, Folder 16

Magazine clippings. November 1927/February 1928.

Physical Description: (2 items: 22 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 16a

Correspondence from publisher. November 1927/February 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [signed], 1 leaf)
 

Secrets

Box 6, Folders 7-7b

“At dawn I keep a tryst with madame,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 7

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 9 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 7a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (5 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 5 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 7b

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 8 leaves)
Box 6, Folders 8-8d

“Bait,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 8

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 7 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 8a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (7 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Typewritten letter [carbon] and Card, 7 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 8b

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 7 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 8c

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 7 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 8d

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 7 leaves)
 

Short Stories

Box 4, Folders 23-23a

“By the print of a foot,” September 10, 1937

Box 4, Folder 23

Manuscript. September 10, 1937.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 27 leaves)

Note

(Vermin damaged[?])
Box 4, Folder 23a

Correspondence to and from publisher. September 10, 1937.

Physical Description: Typewritten letter [carbon] and Typewritten letter [signed], Document, 3 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 24

“The reef,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 52 leaves)
Box 5, Folders 4-4b

“The stairway to the sun,” n.d.

Box 5, Folder 4

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 44 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 4a

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 23 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 4b

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 items: Typewritten letter [carbon] and Typewritten letter [signed], 3 leaves)
Box 5, Folders 5-5a

“The wings of the morning,” n.d.

Box 5, Folder 5

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections and notations, 22 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 5a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (5 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 5 leaves)
Box 5, Folders 2-2a

“The witch is dead,” January 25, 1949

Box 5, Folder 2

Manuscript. January 25, 1949.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 88 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 2a

Correspondence to and from publisher. January 25, 1949.

Physical Description: (4 items: Typewritten letter, Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 4 leaves)
 

Smart Set

Box 6, Folder 12

“Smoke,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph notations and corrections, 14 leaves)
 

Soldier Stories

Box 6, Folder 1

“The devil's squadron,” April 1929.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph notations, 106 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Original title: L'escadrille du diable.
 

Special Detective

Box 5, Folders 19-19a

“Dead hand from the sea,” October 1937

Box 5, Folder 19

Manuscript. October 1937.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 59 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 19a

Correspondence to and from publisher. October 1937.

Physical Description: (11 items: Typewritten letter [signed] Typewritten letter [carbon], 11 leaves)
 

Telling Tales

Box 6, Folder 3

“The talisman,” March 25, 1925.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 22 leaves)
 

Top Notch

Box 6, Folders 6-6b

“Death in the night,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 6

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 39 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 6a

Correspondence from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten letter [signed], 1 leaf)
Box 6, Folder 6b

Outline. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Holograph, 2 leaves)
Box 6, Folders 5-5a

“Stubborn men,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 5

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations, 20 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 5a

Outline. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Holograph, 1 leaf)
 

True Detective Stories

Box 6, Folders 9-9b

“That squares it,” March 3, 1924

Box 6, Folder 9

Manuscript. March 3, 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 19 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 9a

Correspondence to and from publishers. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Typewritten letter [carbon], Letter signed, 4 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 9b

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 14 leaves)
 

Wings

Box 1, Folder 10

“Barbe goes solo,” April 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 28 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 11

“Unfinished business,” May 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 18 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 22

“Barbe flies alone,” June 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 19 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 23

“Ghost wings,” July 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 76 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 1

“Flaming gas,” August 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 20 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 2

“War on the wing,” September 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 21 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 8

“Star robbers,” October 1928.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph notations, 205 leaves)
Box 2, Folders 3-3a

“Hounds of the horizon,” February 1930

Box 2, Folder 3

Manuscript. February 1930.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 105 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 3a

Manuscript. February 1930.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 3 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 4

“Treasure flight,” March 1930.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 20 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 5

“Gringo wings,” July 1930.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 91 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 6

“Ships that crash,” January 1931.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 102 leaves)
Box 2, Folders 7-7b

“Devil on wings,” April 1932

Box 2, Folder 7

Manuscript. April 1932.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon], 101 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 7a

Manuscript. April 1932.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten, 11 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 7b

Publisher's memoranda re synopsis. April 1932.

Physical Description: 2 items: Document, 2 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 9

“Brethren of the wing,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 118 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 10

“The mad skipper,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 77 leaves)
 

The Writer's Monthly

Box 5, Folders 7-7a

“Romance,” August 1924

Box 5, Folder 7

Manuscript. August 1924.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections, 5 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 7a

Correspondence to and from publisher. August 1924.

Physical Description: (2 items: Typewritten letter and Typewritten letter [carbon], 2 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 10

“From the stone-age to electricity,” July 1925.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 5 leaves)
 

[Unpublished?]

Box 1, Folder 9

“The gambling girl,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript, 21 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 9

“The gold-brick,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon], 120 leaves)
Box 6, Folders 18-18a

“Men without matches,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 18

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph corrections and notations, 30 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 18a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: (7 items: Typewritten letter [signed], Typewritten letter [carbon], Card and Typewritten manuscript, 12 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 12

“The red road,” n.d.]

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 102 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 11

“Rover wings,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 67 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 3

“Thirteen heads,” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [carbon] with holograph corrections, 40 leaves)
Box 6, Folders 13-13a

“The wicker chair,” n.d.

Box 6, Folder 13

Manuscript. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten [carbon] with holograph notations, 31 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 13a

Correspondence to and from publisher. n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items: Typewritten letter [signed] and Typewritten letter [carbon], 2 leaves)
 

Story Record of Neil North

Box 3, Folder 13

Account records of Petersen's stories. 1920-1938.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [photocopy], 88 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 14

Account records of Petersen's stories. 1920-1938.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [photocopy], pam-bound, 88 leaves)
 

Account Record File Cards

Box 3, 6, Folder 18a

Account record file cards. 1920-1938.

Physical Description: (170 items: Documents with holograph notations, 170 leaves)
 

Checklist: Petersen stories

Box 6, Folder 20

Checklist compiled by E.R. Hagemann. July 1985.

Physical Description: (1 item: Typewritten manuscript [photocopy], 11 leaves)