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Finding Aid for the John Jenkins Espey Papers, 1926-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Jenkins Espey Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1926-1979
    Collection number: 1536
    Creator: Espey, John Jenkins, 1913-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Jenkins Espey Papers (Collection 1536). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, a copy of a reprint, and two programs. Includes correspondence between Espey and Ezra Pound, letters of Pound to others, copies of letters written to Pound, correspondence about Pound from Donald Gallup, autograph letters signed from Pound's wife, Dorothy Shakespear Pound, two autograph letters signed from Pound's daughter, and two typed letters signed by Marianne Moore. Includes a copy of a reprint by Espey, the epigraph to T.S. Eliot's Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein With a Cigar. Also includes a printed program for the first performance of Pound's, Le testament de Villon in the Salle Pleyel in 1926, and a program from a University of California Berkeley production of the same work in 1971.

    Access Terms

    Espey, John Jenkins, 1913- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of English--Faculty Archival resources.
    Literature teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Ezra Pound Papers (Collection 636). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.