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Finding Aid for the H.L. Davis Papers, 1949-1952
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: H.L. Davis Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1952
    Collection number: 681
    Creator: Davis, H.L. (Harold Lenoir), 1896-1960
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: H.L. Davis (1884-1960) was a poet and novelist. His poetry was first published in Chicago's Poetry Magazine in 1919. In 1927, he wrote a pamphlet, Status Rerum, with James Stevens, attacking the literary establishment of Oregon and Washington. He also wrote novels, stories and sketches. His novel, Honey in the Horn (1935), won the Pulitzer Prize. The collection consists of literary manuscripts of Beulah Land and Winds of Morningas well as typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and a holograph manuscript.
    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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Harold Lenoir Davis, 1952.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], H.L. Davis Papers (Collection 681). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964620 

    Biography

    Davis was born on October 18, 1894 in Rone's Mill, near Roseburg, Oregon; graduated from high school in The Dalles in 1912, then worked as a deputy county assessor and as a member of a survey crew, but still had insufficient funds to enroll at Stanford University; drafted into the army in 1918, where he served as a clerk; wrote poetry published in Chicago's Poetry Magazine in 1919; worked at various jobs while writing poetry in the 1920s; in 1927 wrote a pamphlet, Status Rerum, with James Stevens, attacking the literary establishment of Oregon and Washington; married and moved to Winslow, Washington in 1928, where he began writing stories and sketches which appeared in American Mercury, Collier's, and the Saturday Evening Post; wrote Proud Riders and Other Poems (1942), and the novels Honey in the Horn (1935), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harp of a Thousand Strings (1947), Beulah Land (1949), Winds of Morning (1952), and The Distant Music (1957); he died on October 31, 1960.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of literary manuscripts of H.L. Davis' books, Beulah Land and Winds of Morning. Includes typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and a holograph manuscript. Also includes five photographs of Davis and members of the UCLA Library staff commemorating the presentation of the manuscripts, and a newspaper clipping about the occasion.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Beulah Land and ephemera (Box 1).
    2. Winds of Morning (Box 2).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Davis, H.L. (Harold Lenoir), 1896-1960--Archives.
    Authors, American--Northwest, Pacific--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.