Finding Aid for the Gordan Ray Young Papers, 1925-1945

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Gordan Ray Young Papers
Date (inclusive): 1925-1945
Collection number: 2063
Creator: Young, Gordon Ray, 1886-1948
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: Gordon Ray Young (1886-1948) was a journalist in Chicago and San Francisco, the literary editor of the Los Angeles times, and author of over forty novels, including the Red Clark adventure books. The collection consists of manuscripts, periodicals, three newsclippings, and six issues of Adventure magazine from 1926 featuring Young's serial, “Treasure”, later published as a book.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gordan Ray Young Papers (Collection 2063). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Gordon Ray Young (1886-1948) in Ray County, Missouri; educated in Colorado; came to Los Angeles in 1913 after stints in journalism and writing in Chicago and San Francisco; worked as literary editor of the Los Angeles times before leaving to write full time; published over forty novels, including the Red Clark adventure books; individual titles include Savages (1921), Wild blood (1922), Hurricane Williams (1923), Days of '49 (1925), The Devil's passport (1933), Red Clark of the Arrowhead (1935), Huroc the avenger (1937), and Quarter horse (1947).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, periodicals, and three newsclippings of Los Angeles times literary editor and novelist Gordon Ray Young. Includes typescripts with holograph corrections of Siebert of the island, Gregory Pymson, Mr. Beamish, and Quarter horse. Also includes six issues of Adventure magazine from 1926 featuring Young's serial, “Treasure”, later published as a book.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Young, Gordon Ray, 1886-1948--Archives.
Journalists--United States.
Novelists, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

Manuscript Material

Box 1, Folder 1

Siebert of the island. Los Angeles, n.d. London: Unwin, 1924.

Physical Description: 348 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Physical Description: In a blue cloth box with red leather backstrip.
Gift of Wilbur J. Smith, December, 1973.
Box 1, Folder 2

Chapters 1-3. n.p. [1926]

Creator/Collector: Gregory Pymson [Paul Gordon, pseud.]
Physical Description: 60 leaves. Typescript with some holograph corrections.
Gift of Wilbur J. Smith, March, 1975.
Ex libris: Paul Jordan Smith.

Note

Unpublished.
Box 1, Folder 3

n.p., March 27, 1939. New York: Coward-McCann, 1940.

Creator/Collector: Mr. Beamish [Hugh Richmond, pseudonym]
Physical Description: 167 leaves. Typesdript with holograph corrections.
Gift of Wilbur J. Smith, March, 1975.
Ex libris: Paul Jordan Smith.
Box 1, Folder 4

Quarter Horse. n.p. May 3, 1943. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1948.

Physical Description: 210 leaves. Typescdript with copious holograph corrections.
Physical Description: In blue cloth.
Gift of Melvin J. Royer, July, 1948.
 

Periodicals

Box 2

“Treasure,” a six part story published serially in Adventure Magazine. New York. Later published as a book, Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1928.

Creator/Collector: Gordon Ray Young
Box 2, Folder 1

“Treasure,” part 1. In: Adventure Magazine. vol.60, no.2 (October 23, 1926)

Physical Description: pp.66-88.
Box 2, Folder 2

“Treasure,” part 2. In: Adventure Magazine. vol.60, no.3 (November 8, 1926)

Physical Description: pp.130-157.
Box 2, Folder 3

“Treasure,” part 3. In: Adventure Magazine. vol.60, no.4 (November 23, 1926)

Physical Description: pp.96-124.
Box 2, Folder 4

“Treasure,” part 4. In: Adventure Magazine. vol.60, no.5 (December 8, 1926)

Physical Description: pp.90-119.
Box 2, Folder 5

“Treasure,” part 5. In: Adventure Magazine. vol.60, no.6 (December 23, 1926)

Physical Description: pp.92-115.
Box 2, Folder 6

“Treasure,” part 6. In: Adventure Magazine. vol.60, no.7 (December 31, 1926)

Physical Description: pp.124-151.
 

Ephemera

Box 2, Folder 4

Newsclippings. Los Angeles. v.d.

Physical Description: 3 items.