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Finding Aid for the Will Donaldson Collection of Material by Theodore Dreiser and Dreiseriana, 1922-1932
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Description
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (1871-1945) was an author whose publications include: Sister Carrie (1900), Jennie Gerhardt (1911), The financier (1912), The titan (1914), Twelve men (1919), and An American tragedy (1925). After 1925, he ventured into social commentary and political analysis. The collection contains letters, clippings, photographs, films, manuscripts, and a scrapbook. There is a collection of Dreiser's printed work including first editions, inscribed, and other significant editions.
Background
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on August 27, 1871; briefly attended the University of Indiana; held a succession of newspaper and magazine jobs in Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and New York; awarded the Merit Medal for fiction by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1944; publications include: Sister Carrie (1900), Jennie Gerhardt (1911), The financier (1912), The titan (1914), Twelve men (1919), and An American tragedy (1925); after 1925, he ventured into social commentary and political analysis, joining the Communist Party shortly before his death; died in Hollywood, California, on December 28, 1945.
Extent
5 boxes (2.5 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
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.