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Finding Aid for the Carroll John Daly Papers, 1930-1958
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carroll John Daly Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1958
    Collection number: 1119
    Creator: Daly, Carroll John, 1889-1958
    Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Carroll John Daly (1889-1958) was a crime fiction writer. His publications include The snarl of the beast (1927), Murder won't wait (1933), Mystery of the smoking gun (1936), and Ready to burn (1951). He also wrote dozens of stories for pulp detective magazines and television scripts. The collection consists of 163 typescripts of short stories, a novella, television scripts, clippings, correspondence, legal records, a bibliographical list of Daly's work, and magazines in which Daly is mentioned or his work reviewed.
    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Mrs. Daly, purchase, 1971.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Carroll John Daly Papers (Collection 1119). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964601 

    Biography

    Daly was born on September 14, 1889 in Yonkers, New York; became crime fiction writer; created detective Race Williams, who appeared in such novels as The snarl of the beast (1927) and The hidden hand (1929); wrote other books, including Murder won't wait (1933), Emperor of evil (1936), Mystery of the smoking gun (1936), and Ready to burn (1951); also wrote dozens of stories for pulp detective magazines and television scripts; he died in 1958.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 163 typescripts of short stories, a novella, television scripts, clippings, correspondence, legal records, a bibliographical list of Carroll John Daly, and magazines in which Daly is mentioned or his work reviewed.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Short stories (Boxes 1-5).
    2. Novels and short stories (Boxes 6-7).
    3. Correspondence and clippings, legal records, bibliography and magazines (Box 7).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Daly, Carroll John, 1889-1958--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Detective and mystery stories, American--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.