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Finding Aid for the Will Donaldson Collection of Material by Theodore Dreiser and Dreiseriana, 1922-1932
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Will Donaldson Collection of Material by Theodore Dreiser and Dreiseriana,
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1932
    Collection number: 659
    Creator: Donaldson, Will
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    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 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.

    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 Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of 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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Muriel Donaldson, 1955.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Will Donaldson Collection of Material by Theodore Dreiser and Dreiseriana (Collection 659). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217850 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains material related to Dreiser's career as a writer. Includes letters, clippings, photographs, films, and a scrapbook. Also contains manuscripts including his autobiography titled, A book about myself. Additionally, there is a collection of Dreiser's printed work including first editions, inscribed, and other significant editions. Also includes a small amount of material related to the career of Donaldson.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.