Finding Aid for the Frank Riley Papers, ca. 1957-1994

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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Frank Riley Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1957-1994
Collection number: 566
Creator: Riley, Frank, 1927-
Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.) 13 oversize boxes
Abstract: Frank Riley (1915-1996) was an author, and the travel editor for the Los Angeles times and the Los Angeles times magazine (1971-1988). His travel writings also appeared in other newspapers such as the Denver post, San Francisco examiner and Chicago tribune. Riley also wrote screenplays, novels and short stories. The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks of his travel columns and photo albums of various trips and cruises. There are copies of his books, a scrapbook regarding his work in advertising and a few scripts.
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

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anne Tweedy, 2003.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Riley Papers (Collection 566). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Frank Riley was born Frank Wilbert Ryhlick on June 8, 1915 in Hibbing, Minnesota. He grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin and attended college in Ripon, Wisconsin. He worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News. His first publication was Dixie demagogues (New York: Vanguard Press [c1939]), co-authored with Allan Michie. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marine. With Mark Clifton, and using the pen name Frank Riley, he wrote The Forever machine, which won the 1955 Hugo Award. This was later published as They'd rather be right (New York: Gnome Press, 1957). Riley also worked in advertising and continued to write occasional screenplays, novels and short stories. He concentrated on travel writing for a good part of his life and was the travel editor for the Los Angeles times and the Los Angeles times magazine (1971-1988). His travel writings also appeared in other newspapers such as the Denver post, San Francisco examiner and Chicago tribune. He published several travel books, including Travel adventures in California (1976), De Anzas trail today (1976) and Olympic adventures in California (1983). He also published Death row chaplain (1962) written with Byron Eschelman, The Kocska formula (1971) and Jesus II (1972). He died in Manhattan Beach, California on April 24, 1996.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks of his travel columns and photo albums of various trips and cruises. There are copies of his books, a scrapbook regarding his work in advertising and a few scripts.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Travel photo albums.
  2. Writings by Frank Riley, including travel articles, published books, scripts, advertising copy and press releases.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Riley, Frank, 1927- --Archives.
Authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Negatives: Travel

Box 22, Folder 1

[Negatives of travel photos]. 1978-1992.

 

Photo Albums: Travel

Box 1, Folder 1

SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) West - Canada / Victoria. 1974 June.

Scope and Content Note

Album F2.
Box 1, Folder 2

Germany, SATW West - New Mexico. 1977 May-June.

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Album F3.
Box 1, Folder 3

Christmas, SATW board meeting, Caribbean cruise, Hawaii, tandem bike L.A./San Francisco, van notes. 1977-1979 Summer.

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Album F4.
Box 1, Folder 4

New Zealand - vol.1. 1978.

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Album F5.
Box 2, Folder 1

New Zealand - vol.2, Columbia River, wine country inns, Biltmore weekend. 1977-1978 December.

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Album F6.
Box 2, Folder 2

Orient trip - Honolulu, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hong Kong - vol.1. 1977 February.

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Album F7.
Box 2, Folder 3

Orient trip - Honolulu, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hong Kong - vol.2. 1977 February.

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Album F8.
Box 2, Folder 4

SATW Ireland, Easter in Germany, Luxembourg, Paris, London. 1979 April.

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Album F10.
Box 3, Folder 1

Colorado / Vail, Leadville, Denver, cable cars - San Francisco, Germany, Mosel / Trier, Vianden / Kiel. 1984 May-June.

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Album H1.

Note

Box 3 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 4, Folder 1

SATW - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia. 1981 November.

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Album H2.
Box 4, Folder 2

Luther Trail & Scandinavia. 1983 March-April.

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Album H3.
Box 5, Folder 1

Germany. 1981 Summer.

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Album H6.
Box 5, Folder 2

Cancun, Cozumel, Mexico City. 1986 February, April.

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Album K1.
Box 5, Folder 3

Eastern Canada. 1986 August.

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Album K2.
Box 6, Folder 1

SATW convention - Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia. 1984.

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Album J4.

Note

Box 6 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 6, Folder 2

France, Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne. 1987 May.

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Album K5.
Box 7, Folder 1

SATW - Michigan, Wisconsin, Australia. 1985 September, November.

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Album J2.

Note

Box 7 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 8, Folder 1

SATW - Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany, Dusseldorf, Munich. 1989 October, 1990 November.

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Album K4.

Note

Box 8 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 8, Folder 2

India convention - Bombay, New Delhi, Kashmir, Nepal. 1979.

Box 9, Folder 1

Rhine cruise, Basel, Colmar, Baden-Baden. 1986 June.

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Album K7.
Box 9, Folder 2

Monterey, Idaho, Albuquerque, Madison, Taliesen East. 1987 March-June, 1988 June.

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Album K8.
Box 9, Folder 3

New York, SATW Fort Worth, Mallorca, Menorca, Puerto Rico / Michener. 1988 March, May.

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Album L2.
Box 10, Folder 1

SATW - Heartland, Kansas, Illinois. 1988 October.

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Album L1.

Note

Box 10 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 10, Folder 2

Finland, Lapland, Leningrad. 1988 August.

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Album L8.

Note

Box 10 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 11, Folder 1

Berlin 750th anniversary. 1987 Summer.

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Album L7.
Box 11, Folder 2

Poland SATW. 1980 September-October.

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Album M2.
Box 11, Folder 3

Hawaii, Samoa, Australia, Fiji. 1980 March.

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Album M8.
Box 12, Folder 1

Germany, Austria, Acapulco, Mexico cruise, Curacao, Aruba. 1981 January, April, May.

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Album M4.
Box 12, Folder 2

Southwest England & Wales. 1980 May.

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Album M6.
Box 12, Folder 3

Vogelsang, Yosemite. 1980.

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Album M5.
Box 13, Folder 1

Virgin Air, England, SATW East Canada Labrador, lodge at Palisades Creek, SATW West Albuquerque, Lake Havasu, Wisconsin. 1990-1992.

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Album M1.
Box 13, Folder 2

Egypt, Cabo San Lucas. 1983, 2000.

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Album M3.
Box 14, Folder 1

Korea. 1980 April.

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Album M7.
Box 14, Folder 2

Princess Italia [cruise on Mexican Pacific Coast]. 1968 April.

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Album O2.
Box 14, Folder 3

Princess Carla [cruise on Caribbean]. 1969.

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Album O3.
Box 15, Folder 1

Germany, Holland - vol.1. 1990 July.

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Album I1.

Note

Box 15 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 15, Folder 2

Germany, Holland - vol.2. 1990 July.

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Album I2.

Note

Box 15 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 16, Folder 1

Fiji, Wakaya. 1991 May.

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Album I3.
Box 16, Folder 2

SATW West - Southwest Oregon. 1991 June.

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Album I6.
Box 16, Folder 3

Wisconsin, Chicago. 1991 June-July.

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Album I7.
Box 17, Folder 1

Seabourn Spirit cruise - Bahamas. 1991 October.

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Album Q4.

Note

Box 17 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 18, Folder 1

MV Malecite. 1992 August.

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Album Q6.

Note

Box 18 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 19, Folder 1

SATW West - Waikiki, Molokai, Lanai. 1993 January-February.

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Album Q1.

Note

Box 19 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 19, Folder 2

Savonlinna, Finland. 1991 July.

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Album Q2.

Note

Box 19 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 20, Folder 1

SATW San Antonio. 1994 May.

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Album P5.

Note

Box 20 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 19, Folder 2

Copper Canyon, Mexico. 1993 May.

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Album P1.

Note

Box 20 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 21, Folder 1

Las Vegas, Death Valley. 1994 March.

Scope and Content Note

Album P4. With photos of Marta Becket and the Amargosa Opera House.

Note

Box 21 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
Box 21, Folder 2

California coast drive. 1994 Summer.

Scope and Content Note

Album P6.

Note

Box 21 is an oversize flat box, 13 × 15”.
 

Photographs

Box 22, Folder 2

Miscellaneous. n.d.

 

Writings: Books by Frank Riley

Box 25, Folder 8

Travel Adventures in California. Los Angeles: Bill Muster, the Traveler's Almanac. 1976

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 25, Folder 9

They'd Rather Be Right. Written with Mark Clifton. New York: Gnome Press. 1957

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 26, Folder 1

Kocska Formula. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press. 1971

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 26, Folder 2

Death Row Chaplain. Written with Byron Eschelman. Engelwood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. 1962

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 26, Folder 3

Olympic Adventures in California. Written with Elfriede Riley. Torrance, California: WorldWay Publishers. 1983

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 26, Folder 4

Jesus II. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press. 1972

Physical Description: (1 copy).
Box 26, Folder 5

De Anza's Trail Today. Los Angeles: WorldWay Publishing. 1976

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 26, Folder 6

They'd Rather Be Right. Written with Mark Clifton. Norfolk, Virginia: Starblaze Editions. 1981

Physical Description: (2 copies)

Note

First published 1956.
 

Writings: Public Relations

Box 28, Folder 3

Wade Advertising. 1964.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook.

Note

Box 28 is an oversize flat box, 15 × 19”.
 

Writings: Scripts

Box 25, Folder 2

Letter to Nancy, (A) - 2nd draft. 1962 December 3.

Box 25, Folder 3

Letter to Nancy, (A) - shooting script, 4th draft. 1963 February 29.

Box 25, Folder 4

This is the Life - 2nd draft, episode no.630. 1965 November 3.

Box 25, Folder 5

This is the Life - 2nd draft, episode no.634. 1965 October 1.

Box 25, Folder 6

This is the Life - 3rd draft, episode no.639. 1966 January 6.

Box 25, Folder 7

This is the Life - 2nd draft, episode no.730. 1966 November 3.

 

Writings: Travel

Boxes 23-25

Los Angeles Times 1971-1988

Box 23, Folder 1

Index through 1988. 1971-1988.

Boxes 23-25

Los Angeles Times clippings 1971-1990

Box 23, Folder 2

Los Angeles Times clippings. 1971 May 9-1973 June 17.

Box 23, Folder 3

1973 June 24-1974 December 8.

Box 23, Folder 4

1974 December 22-1975 December 28.

Box 23, Folder 5

1976 January 4-1977 August 14.

Box 23, Folder 6

1977 August 21-1979 July 29.

Box 24, Folder 1

1979 August 5-1980 December 28.

Box 24, Folder 2

1981 January 4-1983 August 7.

Box 24, Folder 3

1983 August 14-1985 October 27.

Box 24, Folder 4

1985 November 3-1987 November 27.

Box 25, Folder 1

1987 November 29-1990 April 27.

Box 27, Folder 1

Denver Post. 1976 June-1978 March.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook.

Note

Box 27 is an oversize flat box, 15 × 19”.
Folder 2

San Francisco Examiner. 1971 November-1977 October.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook.

Note

Box 27 is an oversize flat box, 15 × 19”.
Box 28, Folder 1

Denver Post. 1972 February 13-1972 November 19.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook.

Note

Box 27 is an oversize flat box, 15 × 19”.
Box 28, Folder 2

Chicago Tribune. 1972 October-1977 October.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook.

Note

Box 28 is an oversize flat box, 15 × 19”.