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Finding Aid for the Carolyn See Papers, 1969-
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Processing Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carolyn See Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1969-
    Collection number: 1397
    Creator: See, Carolyn
    Extent: 131 boxes (65.5 linear ft.)3 oversize boxes.
    Abstract: Carolyn See (1934- ) was a professor in the UCLA Department of English. Her published books include: Mothers, daughters (1977), and Rhine maidens (1981). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and manuscript drafts, clippings, books, and printed materials related to Carolyn See's literary career.
    Language: English
    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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Carolyn See, 1969- .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Carolyn See Papers (Collection Number 1397). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    See was born January 13, 1934 in Pasadena, California; BA, Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences (now California State Los Angeles), 1957; MA (1961) and Ph.D (1963), UCLA; published books include: The rest is done with mirrors (1970), Blue money (1973), Mothers, daughters (1977), and Rhine maidens (1981); co-wrote Two schools of thought (1991) with John Espey; taught at UCLA, Department of English; has also written collaborative books with John Espy and her daughter Lisa See Kendall under the joint pseudonym, Monica Highland: Lotus Land (1983), 110 Shanghai road (1986), Golden days (1986), Greetings from Southern California (1988) and Precious cargo (1990).

    Scope and Content

    The collection documents the literary and academic career of Carolyn See. It contains early writings, her UCLA doctoral dissertation and manuscripts of her many books, articles and reviews. The collection also includes correspondence, recordings, ephemera and material related to professional organizations.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence
    2. Writings by Carolyn See
    3. Writings about Carolyn See
    4. Material collected by Carolyn See
    5. Academic and professional material
    6. Personal material
    7. Awards and honors
    8. Memorabilia.

    Processing Note

    1969 - 1998, brieflisted by Brooke Whiting, Anne Caiger, Carole Prietto, Dan Luckenbill, Dellene Tweedale(?), Dydia Delyser, Lilace Hatayama, David MacGill and Jaime Lara. Boxes 117-134 processed by Piyapong Kong Phongpatanakhum, June 2004.

    Indexing Terms

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


    See, Carolyn--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archives.
    PEN (Organization).
    Women authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.