Finding Aid for the Philip Durham Papers, 1956-1970

Processed by Brook Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by Alight Tsai
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Note


Finding Aid for the Philip Durham Papers, 1956-1970

Collection number: 824

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Brook Whiting, 11 December 1963
Additions by:
Manuscripts Division staff, August 1982
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
Encoding supervision by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Philip Durham Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1956-1970
Collection number: 824
Creator: Durham, Philip
Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Philip Durham (1912-1977) was a professor of American literature at UCLA (1953-1976), Fulbright professor of American literature at the University of Helsinki(1955-56) and the author of several books. The collection consists of manuscripts, proof sheets, correspondence, books (many edited or with a forward by Durham), magazine articles, and research materials.
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 Philip Durham, 1960-1966.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Philip Durham Papers (Collection 824). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217892 

Biography

Durham was born February 7, 1912 in Portland, Oregon; BS, Linfield College, 1935; MA, Claremont Graduate School, 1946; Ph.D, Northwestern University, 1949; member of faculty, Elmhurst College, 1949-51; instructor (1953-55), assistant professor (1955-61), associate professor (1961-66), professor (1966-76), and professor emeritus (1976-77), UCLA; Department of English; Fulbright professor of American literature, University of Helsinki, 1955-56; author of several books, including: American Fiction in Finland (with Tauno F. Mustanoja, 1960), Down these Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight (1963), The Negro Cowboys (with Everett Jones, 1965), and The Western Story: Fact, Fiction, and Myth (1975); died March 27, 1977.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts and proof sheets for Philip Durham's The Negro Cowboys, and Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go. Manuscripts also include American Fiction in Finland, The lost cowboy (an article), and The Adventures of the Negro Cowboys. The collection also contains correspondence, books (many edited or with a forward by Durham), magazine articles, and research materials.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. American Fiction in Finland (Boxes 1,15).
  2. Down these Mean Streets a Man Must Go : Raymond Chandler's Knight (Boxes 1,2,4).
  3. Correspondence (Boxes 1-3,5,7,10).
  4. Adventures of the Negro Cowboys (Box 4).
  5. The Negro Cowboys (Boxes 5-6,8-12).
  6. Killer in the Rain; Deadwood Dick on Deck (Box 7).
  7. Ex libris Philip Durham (Boxes 13-15).
  8. Topical office files (Boxes 15-16).
  9. Research material and card index on western life (Box 17).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Durham, Philip--Archives.
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Authors, American 20th century--Archival resources.
African American cowboys--Research.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

Durham, Philip, 1912- . American Fiction in Finland. An essay and bibliography by Philip Durham and Tauno F. Mustanoja. Helsinki: Societe Neophilologique, 1960.

Physical Description: 191pp. Page proofs with holograph corrections in pencil.
Box 1

--- ---- Another copy.

Physical Description: Proof sheets with holograph corrections in pencil.
Box 1

--- ---- Another copy.

Physical Description: Mint copy of the book as issued.
Box 1

--- Folder of correspondence relating to American Fiction in Finland.

Box 1

--- Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight. Los Angeles, ca. 1962. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1963.

Physical Description: 177, 18 leaves. Typescript with corrections (printer's copy).
Box 1

--- ---- Another copy.

Physical Description: Proof sheets with corrections.
Box 1

--- ---- Another copy.

Physical Description: Page proofs with corrections.
Box 1

--- Ephemera relating to Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight.

Box 2

--- ---- Another copy. Noted Author's indexing set.

Physical Description: Page proofs with corrections.
Box 2

--- Folder of miscellaneous notes, drafts, and other material comprising part of the research for Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight.

Physical Description: ca. 200 items. Included are holograph and typescript notes, lists, copies of various reviews of Chandler's work, and corrected typescript drafts. The material is not arranged in any particular order.
Box 2

--- Folder of excerpts of correspondence from Raymond Chandler to James Sandoe, sent to Philip Durham by Dorothy Gardiner, in relation to research for Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight. Attached is a typescript note from Dorothy Gardiner to Philip Durham.

Physical Description: Typescript copies, mostly carbon. 22 leaves.
Box 2

--- One envelope of cards comprising part of Philip Durham's research for Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight.

Physical Description: Holograph notes on ca. 120 cards.
Box 2

--- Folder of correspondence relating to Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight.

Box 2

--- A selected checklist. n.p., n.d. ( ca. 1962). This list appears in Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight. Carbon copy also included.

Physical Description: 32 leaves. Typescript.
Box 3

Correspondence and ephemera relating to the Mystery Writers of America. New York, ca. 1956- .

Physical Description: Typescript, mimeograph and printed, arranged in manilla folders.
Box 4

--- Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight.

Physical Description: Typescript draft with many corrections and notations. The leaves are not arranged in any particular order.
Box 4

--- Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight. One copy noted Index first rough copy (with notes).

Physical Description: Typescript (some carbon leaves) with many corrections. Included are 2 copies of the preface, and 2 copies of the index.

Note

A selected checklist, and works consulted are not included.
Box 4

--- ---- Another copy. This copy does not include the index.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon) with many corrections and a few holograph leaves near the end.
Box 4

--- The Adventures of the Negro Cowboys. Children's version of The Negro Cowboys. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1966.

Physical Description: 152 leaves. Typescript (carbon) with a few corrections.
Box 4

--- ---- New York: Dodd, Mead, 1966.

Physical Description: 46 leaves. Galleys.
Box 5

--- The Lost Cowboy. Los Angeles, 1965. Apparently written for a journal concerning The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: 9 leaves. Typescript.
Box 5

--- The Negro Cowboys. Los Angeles, ca. 1965. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1965.

Physical Description: ca. 400 leaves. Typescript (photocopy).
Box 5

--- Folder of notes relating to The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph leaves.
Box 5

--- Folder of notes, correspondence, and ephemera relating to The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph leaves.
Box 5

--- Folder of notes and ephemera relating to The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: Holograph. Holograph leaves.
Box 5

Group of materials for the exhibit on the Negro cowboy at the University Research Library, UCLA.

Box 6

--- Notes and ephemera relating to The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: Mostly typescript on cards with some holograph notes.
Box 7

--- Correspondence with Hamish Hamilton relating to Raymond Chandler's Killer in the Rain. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1964.

Box 7

--- Introduction to Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler, Los Angeles, 1964.

Physical Description: 9 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections. Also carbon and photocopy copies.
Box 7

Seth Jones by Edward S. Ellis and Deadwood Dick on Deck by Edward L. Wheeler. Edited by Philip Durham. Published by Odyssey, n.p., 1966.

Physical Description: 166, 156 leaves. Typescript (carbon) in 2 folders.
Box 7

--- Seth Jones and Deadwood Dick on Deck. Published by Odyssey, n.p., 1966.

Physical Description: 74 leaves. Galleys.
Box 8

Work sheets relating to The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: 3 folders. Typescript and holograph sheets with corrections.
Box 9

Index for The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph cards.
Box 9

Work sheets relating to The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: Photocopy and holograph sheets with corrections.
Box 10

Correspondence, notes, and ephemera relating to The Negro Cowboys.

Box 10

Durham, Philip. The Negro Cowboys. Los Angeles, ca. 1965.

Physical Description: ca. 300 leaves. photocopy copy with holograph corrections.
Box 10

--- ----. Rough draft.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections from which a photocopy copy was made.
Box 11

--- ----. Another copy.

Physical Description: 266 leaves. photocopy with holograph corrections.
Box 11

--- ----. Another copy with bibliography.

Physical Description: ca. 400 leaves. photocopy.
Box 11

Bibliography for The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: 27 leaves. photocopy.
Box 12

Durham, Philip. The Negro Cowboys. Los Angeles, ca. 1965.

Physical Description: ca. 400 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 12

--- ----.

Physical Description: 92 leaves. Galleys.
Box 12

--- ----.

Physical Description: Galleys and page proofs.
Box 11

--- ----.

Physical Description: Incomplete copy. ca. 350 leaves. Verifax.
Box 11

Photographs used for The Negro Cowboys.

Physical Description: 11 items. Glossy print.
Box 12

Folder of material relating to The Negro Cowboys, collected by Lillian J. Hayes of UCLA's Fine Arts Productions & Public Lectures.

Scope and Content Note

Contents: posters, clippings, brochures, radio scripts, and some correspondence.
 

Ex libris Philip Durham.

Box 13

-Schorer, Mark, et al. Harbrace College Reader. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Incorporated, c. 1972.

Physical Description: 2 copies. 608pp.

Note

Durham was one of the editors.
Box 13

-Garther, Marion, et al. Bold Journeys. London: The MacMillan Company, c. 1970.

Physical Description: 534pp.

Scope and Content Note

Winners of the West by Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones, p.142.
Box 13

-Henry, Will, pseudonym. Chiricahua. Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, c. 1972.

Physical Description: Uncorrected page proofs. 262pp.

Note

Box 13

-Schorer, Mark, et al. Harbrace College Reader. New York/Burlingame: Harcourt, Brace & World, Incorporated, c. 1964.

Physical Description: 551pp.

Note

Durham was one of the editors.
Box 13

-Schorer, Mark, et al. Harbrace College Reader. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, c. 1959.

Physical Description: 620pp.

Note

Durham was one of the editors.
Box 13

-Schorer, Mark, et al. Harbrace College Reader. New York/Chicago, San Francisco/Atlanta: Harcourt, Brace & World, Incorporated, c. 1968.

Physical Description: 642pp.

Note

Durham was one of the editors.
Box 13

-Chandler, Raymond. Killer in the Rain. New York: Pocket Books, Incorporated, c. 1965.

Physical Description: 398pp.

Note

Introduction by Philip Durham.
Box 13

-Chandler, Raymond. Killer in the Rain. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, c. 1966.

Physical Description: 429pp.

Note

Introduction by Philip Durham.
Box 13

-Chandler, Raymond. Killer in the Rain. London: Hamish Hamilton, c. 1964.

Physical Description: 332pp.

Note

Introduction by Philip Durham.
Box 14

-Chandler, Raymond. Killer in the Rain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, c. 1964.

Physical Description: 394pp.

Note

Introduction by Philip Durham.
Box 14

-Chandler, Raymond. Killer in the Rain. London: Hamish Hamilton, c. 1964.

Physical Description: 332pp.

Note

Introduction by Philip Durham.
Box 14

-Durham, Philip, et al. The Adventures of the Negro Cowboys. New York/Toronto/London, Bantam Books c. 1969.

Box 14

-Durham, Philip, et al. The Adventures of the Negro Cowboys. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, c. 1966.

Physical Description: 143pp.
Box 14

-Durham, Philip. Down these Mean Streets a Man Must Go. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, c. 1963.

Physical Description: 173pp.
Box 14

-Chandler, Raymond. Down these Mean Streets a Man Must Go. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, c. 1963.

Physical Description: 173pp. Paperback.
Box 14

-Durham, Philip, et al. American Fiction in Finland. Helsinki: Société Néophilologique, c. 1960.

Physical Description: 202pp.
Box 14

-Wister, Owen. The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, c. 1968.

Physical Description: 304pp. Paperback.

Note

Edited and with an introduction by Philip Durham.
Box 14

-Wister, Owen. The Virginian. A Horseman of the Plains. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, c. 1968.

Physical Description: 304pp.

Note

Edited with an introduction by Philip Durham.
Box 14

-Durham, Philip, et al. The Negro Cowboys. New York: Dood, Mead & Company, c. 1965.

Physical Description: 278pp.
Box 14

-Durham, Philip, et al. The Frontier in American Literature. New York: The Odyssey Press, c. 1969.

Physical Description: 393pp.
Box 14

-Ellis, Edward S. Seth Jones and Deadwood Dick on Deck [by] Edward L. Wheeler. New York: The Odyssey Press, Incorporated, c. 1966.

Physical Description: 188pp.

Note

Edited by Philip Durham.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip, et al. American Fiction in Finland. Helsinki: Société Néophilologique, c. 1960.

Physical Description: 202pp. Paperback.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. Prelude to the Constable Edition of Melville. Reprinted from The Huntington Library Quarterly. vol.21, no.3 (May 1958).

Box 15

-Durham, Philip. The Lost Cowboy, The Midwest Journal: a Magazine of Research & Creative Writing. vol.7, no.2 (Summer 1955).

Physical Description: pp.176-182.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. A General Classification of 1,531 Dime Novels, reprinted from The Huntington Library Quarterly. vol.17, no.3 (May 1954).

Physical Description: pp.287-291. 2 copies.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. Dime novels: An American Heritage, The Western Humanities Review. vol.9, no.1 ( Winter 1954-55).

Physical Description: pp.33-43. With reprint.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. The Negro Cowboy, American Quarterly. vol.7, no.3 (Fall 1955).

Physical Description: pp.291-301. With extra pages, 291-301.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. The Lost Cowboy, The Midwest Journal. vol.7, no.2 (Summer 1955).

Physical Description: pp.176-182.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. The Cowboy and the Myth Makers, Journal of Popular Culture. vol.1, no.1 (Summer 1967).

Physical Description: pp.58-62.
Box 15

-Hagemann, E.R. and Durham, Philip C. James M. Cain, 1922-1958: A Selected Checklist, Bulletin of Bibliography. vol.23, no.3 /214 (September-December 1960).

Physical Description: pp.57-61.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. Riders of the Plains, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen. vol.58, no.1 (1957).

Physical Description: pp.22-38. With reprint.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. The Desperado as Hero, The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. vol.14, no.4 (Winter 1955).

Physical Description: pp.340-358.
Box 15

-Durham, Philip. The Beat Literature, The UCLA Alumni Magazine. vol.34, no.8 (May-June 1960).

Physical Description: pp.9-10.
Box 15

- Instructor's Manual for Harbrace College Reader. Fifth edition and advertisement.

Box 15

-Durham, Philip, et al. September 20-October 24, 1967. The West: From Fact to Myth. Catalogue of an exhibit in the UCLA Library.

Box 15

- The Boys in the Black Mask. An exhibit in the UCLA Library, January 6-February 10, 1961.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 15

-Science Research Associates.

Box 15

Old Two Toes.

Box 15

The Remarkable Bill Pickett.

Box 15

Correspondence.

Box 15

-Wilson, Dave. January 30, 1957.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 15

Manuscript Material.

Box 15

- American Writing in Finland. Photocopy.

Physical Description: 14 leaves.
 

Additions, August 1982

Box 15

Files from Philip Durham's office, listed by folder title.

Box 15

-Academic disciplines. Folklore and mythology (VI-E).

Box 15

-Academic disciplines. Philosophy (VI-B).

Box 15

-Academic disciplines. Political science (VI-D).

Box 15

-Academic disciplines. Religion (VI-C).

Box 15

-Advertising with Western motifs (not listed on cards) (VIII-Other).

Box 15

-Facts. Chinese in the West (V-5).

Box 15

-Facts. Cowboys and raching, old time (V-B).

Box 15

-Facts. Newspapers in the West (V-R).

Box 16

-Literary. Booksellers' information (IV-I).

Box 16

-Literary. Isolated subjects within Western fiction (IV-E).

Box 16

-Literary. Songs and poems (cowboys). IV-H.

Box 16

-Ledger.

Box 16

-National Foundatin on the Arts and Humanities (NFAH). September 1969.

Box 16

-Correspondence.

Box 16

-Ev's notes (Everett Jones).

Box 16

-Phil's notes (Philip Durham).

Box 16

-M.

Box 16

-P-Q.

Box 16

-Salinas Rodeo, 1965. Notes and miscellaneous.

Box 16

-Durham, Philip. Jay Gatsby and Hopalong Cassidy. Reprint from Themes and Directions in American Literature. n.d.

Physical Description: pp.163-170.
Box 16

-Durham, Philip, and Jones, Everett. Letter to Los Angeles Times. November 21, 1968.

Physical Description: 3 leaves. Typescript (photocopy).
Box 16

-Checklist (Western myth).

Box 16

-Notes re myth.

Box 16

-Cowboys/westerns.

Box 16

-Notebook. Articles and clippings re Westerns.

Box 17

-Research material. Various articles on Western life.

Physical Description: Photocopies. 3 folders.
Box 17

-Card index re articles on Western life.

Physical Description: Stored in green box.