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Finding Aid for the John Jenkins Espey Papers, 1926-1979
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Description
John Jenkins Espey (1913- ) taught at Occidental College (1938-48) and at UCLA (1948-73). The collection consists of correspondence, a copy of a reprint, and two programs. Includes correspondence between Espey and Ezra Pound. The collection also includes a copy of a reprint by Espey, the epigraph to T.S. Eliot's Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein With a Cigar.
Background
Espey was born on January 15, 1913 in Shanghai, China; AB, Occidental College, 1935; BA (1937), B.Litt (1938), MA (1941), Oxford Univ.; served from instructor to associate professor, Occidental College, 1938-48; taught as assistant professor to professor (1948-73), then became emeritus professor of English, UCLA; published works include Tales Out of School (1947), Ezra Pound's Mauberly: a Study in Composition (1955), The Empty Box Haiku (1980), and Minor Heresies, Major Departures: a China Mission Boyhood (1994).
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.