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Finding Aid for the Jack Clifford Smith Papers, 1965-1970
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Description
Jack Clifford Smith (b.1916) was a reporter for the LA daily news (1946-49), the Los Angeles herald-express (1950-53), and a reporter and rewrite man for the Los Angeles times (1953-58). He was also the author of the “Jack Smith” column beginning in 1958 for Los Angeles times. Several collections of his columns were published including Three coins in the birdbath (1965), Smith on wry; or, The art of coming through (1970), Jack Smith's LA (1980), and How to win a pullet surprise (1982). The collection consists of a printer's copy and galley and page proofs of Smith on wry; or, The art of coming through and the uncorrected galley proofs of Three coins in the birdbath.
Background
Smith was born on August 27, 1916 in Long Beach, California; attended Bakersfield College; copy editor, Honolulu advertiser, 1940-42; reporter for LA daily news (1946-49) and Los Angeles herald-express (1950-53); reporter and rewrite man (1953-58) and author of “Jack Smith” column beginning in 1958 for Los Angeles times; published several collections of his columns, including Three coins in the birdbath (1965), Smith on wry; or, The art of coming through (1970), Jack Smith's LA (1980), and How to win a pullet surprise (1982); also wrote Alive in La La Land (1989); he died on January 9, 1996 in Los Angeles.
Extent
1 box (0.5 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.