Finding Aid for the Jack Clifford Smith Papers, 1965-1970

Processed by Brooke Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Jack Clifford Smith Papers, 1965-1970

Collection number: 2065

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, August 1965 and January 1977
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jack Clifford Smith Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1965-1970
Collection number: 2065
Creator: Smith, Jack Clifford, 1916-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jack Clifford Smith Papers (Collection 2065). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

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 by Los Angeles times columnist Jack Smith. Portions of each book appeared in his column.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Smith, Jack Clifford, 1916- --Archives.
Journalists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Three coins in the birdbath. Garden City, New York: Doubleday. 1965.

Creator/Collector: Smith, Jack Clifford, 1916-
Physical Description: 74 sheets. Galley proofs. Uncorrected.

Scope and Content Note

Portions of this book have appeared in the author's column, “Of Smith and Men,” in the Los Angeles Times.
Gift of John Weaver, July 1965.
 

Smith on wry, or The art of coming through. [Los Angeles. ca. 1970].

Creator/Collector: Smith, Jack Clifford, 1916-
Physical Description: 16 p.l., 312 leaves. Typescript with corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Printer's copy. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1970.
Portions of this book in somewhat different form have appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
With this: Galley proofs and page proofs.
  • 1. Los Angeles - Social life and customs