Finding Aid for the Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers, 1924-1939

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Alight Tsai and Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers, 1924-1939

Collection number: 946

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, January 1967
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
Encoding supervision by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1924-1939
Collection number: 946
Creator: Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966
Extent: 8 boxes (4.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Kathleen Thompson (1880-1966) was a author who wrote short stories and contributed to magazines. Her published works include: Mother (1911), The Callahans and the Murphys (1924), The foolish virgin (1928), Bread into roses (1937), The Venables (1941), and Family gathering (1959). The collection consists of Norris' literary manuscripts, some with holographic alterations.
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

Friends of the UCLA Library, purchase, 1967 & 1972.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers (Collection 946). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Kathleen Thompson was born on July 16, 1880 in San Francisco, California; briefly attended UC Berkeley; married author Charles G. Norris in 1909; began writing short stories in 1910, and contributed to magazines; published works include: Mother (1911), Josslyn's wife (1918), The Callahans and the Murphys (1924), The foolish virgin (1928), My San Francisco (1932), Bread into roses (1937), The Venables (1941), Through a glass darkly (1957), and Family gathering (1959); she died on January 18, 1966.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of literary manuscripts of novelist Kathleen Thompson Norris, some with holographic alterations.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Belle mère, Walls of gold (Box 1).
  2. Lost sunrise, Angel in the house, The runaways (Box 2).
  3. The black Flemings, Bread into roses, Three men and Diana (Box 3).
  4. Maiden voyage, American Flaggs (Box 4).
  5. Rose of the world, Barberry bush (Box 5).
  6. Irish eyes, Red silence, Shining windows (Box 6).
  7. Irish eyes (another typescript), Secret marriage, Beauty and the beast (part 3) (Box 7).
  8. Dedications (Box 8).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966--Archives.
Women novelists, American--California, Northern--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.

Items Removed from Collection

  • Norris, Kathleen (Thompson), 1880-1966. Dedications. Berkeley: Printed by Wilder & Ellen Bentley for Charles G. Norris,
    Date: 1936.
    Page proofs, 46pp., hand numbered. With typescript title page. Wrapped in first gathering of Portsmouth Plaza. The Cradle Of San Francisco by Catherine Coffin Phillips, San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash, 1932 [Removed to Jake Zeitlin Graphic Arts Ephemera Collection (Collection 2000). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.].

Related Material

Charles Gilman Norris Papers (Collection 945). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Box 1

Belle Mere, 1931.

Physical Description: Carbon, 368pp. Holographic alterations throughout.
Box 1

Walls Of Gold, 1933.

Physical Description: Two apparently identical carbons, 368pp. each. (Agent's copies?).
Box 2

Lost Sunrise, 1939.

Physical Description: Original typescript, 391pp. With many holographic alterations.
Box 2

Angel In The House, 1933.

Physical Description: Original typescript, 323pp. Many holographic alterations.
Box 2

The Runaways, 1939.

Physical Description: Typescript 385pp.

Scope and Content Note

Apparently for submission to a motion picture company. Title bears superscription in ink, To be published as a serial in Colliers commencing July 1938 and thereafter as a novel by Doubleday Doran.
Box 3

The Black Flemings, 1926.

Physical Description: Final carbon. 347pp.
Box 3

Bread Into Roses, 1937.

Physical Description: Carbon, 385pp. Some holographic corrections.
Box 3

Three Men And Diana, 1934.

Physical Description: Revised typescript, 376pp. With many holographic and typed revisions.
Box 4

Maiden Voyage, 1934.

Physical Description: Original typescript. 378pp.
Box 4

American Flaggs, 1936.

Physical Description: Typescript, 408pp., with typed and holographic corrections and additions throughout.
Box 5

Rose Of The World, 1924.

Physical Description: Final carbon, 409pp.
Box 5

Barberry Bush, 1927.

Physical Description: Final carbon, 539pp.
Box 6

Irish Eyes, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript, 247pp., and carbon on onion skin, 235pp. Different typing, both complete.
Box 6

Red Silence, 1929.

Physical Description: Final carbon, 369pp.
Box 6

Shining Windows.

Physical Description: Typescript. 314pp.
Box 7

Irish Eyes.

Physical Description: Typescript. 205pp.
Box 7

Secret Marriage.

Physical Description: Typescript. 283pp.
Box 7

Beauty And The Beast.

Physical Description: Part 3. Typescript (carbon) 391pp.