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Finding Aid for the William Brandon Papers, 1936-1997
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Items Removed from Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Brandon Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1997
    Collection number: 716
    Creator: Brandon, William, 1914-
    Extent: 129 boxes (64.5 linear ft.) and 13 oversize boxes
    Abstract: William Edward Brandon (1914- ) was a visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts (1966-67), California State University, Los Angeles (1970-71), and California State University, Long Beach (1970-71, 1974-75). He wrote short stories, screenplays and books including The Dangerous Dead (1943), The Men and the Mountain (1955), The American Heritage Book of Indians (1961), The Magic World (1971), and The Last Americans (1971). The collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, periodicals containing material by Brandon, and ephemera.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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 William Brandon, 1983-97.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Brandon Papers (Collection 716). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709461 

    Biography

    William Edward Brandon was born on September 21, 1914 in Kokomo, Indiana; attended public schools in Indiana and New Mexico; visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts (1966-67), California State University, Los Angeles (1970-71), and California State University, Long Beach (1970-71, 1974-75); author of The dangerous dead (1943), The men and the mountain (1955), The American Heritage book of Indians (1961), The magic world (1971), and The last Americans (1971); moved to France, translating works from French, Latin and Greek; author of two screenplays and of several hundred stories, anthologized in many collections.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, periodicals containing material by Brandon, and ephemera. Most of the correspondence is with or about Joseph T. Shaw.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts (Boxes 1-5, 6-12, 14-21, 36-40, 44-45, 57, 61-65, 70-71, 73-75, 77, 80-82).
    2. Correspondence (Boxes 22-35, 39, 45-56, 58-62, 66-67, 69, 71, 73, 75-80).
    3. Ephemera (Boxes 42-44, 69, 77).
    4. Photographs (Box 59).
    5. Documents (Boxes 43-45, 69, 80-81).
    6. Personal (Boxes 43, 70, 82).
    7. Printed materials (Boxes 12-13, 41-42, 45, 58, 67-69, 72, 102-113).
    8. Unlisted (Boxes 83-101).
    9. Additions 1991 - Unlisted (Boxes 117-124).
    10. Additions 1994 - Correspondence, Manuscripts (Boxes 125-133).

    Items Removed from Collection

    (Street and Smith's) Cowboy Stories. vol.28, no.1; vol.28, no.4; vol.31, no.4; vol.31, no.2. July 1935, October 1935, April 1936, February 1937.
    Ace-High. vol.82, no.2 August 1938.
    Big Book Western Magazine. vol.4, no.5 June-July 1938.
    Blue Book. vol.93, no.4 August 1951.
    Dan Dunn Detective Magazine. vol.1, no.1; vol.1, no.2 September 1936, November 1936.
    Detective Tales. vol.49, no.3 June 1952.
    Dime Detective. vol.34, no.2 September 1940.
    Dime Mystery. vol.28, no.1; vol.39 no,2 November 1942, December 1949.
    Double Detective. vol.3, no.3; vol.4, no.2; vol.4, no.3; vol.4, no.4; vol.5, no.1; vol.7, no.6 February 1939, July 1939, August 1939, September 1939, December 1939, March 1943.
    Mystery Adventures. vol.4, no.4; vol.5, no.2; vol.5, no.3 December 1936, February 1937, March 1937.
    Romantic Range. vol.15, no.2; vol.15, no.3 December 1942, January 1943.
    Street And Smith's Detective Story Magazine. vol.163, no.5; vol.164, no.4; vol.164, no.6; vol.165, no.2; vol.166, no.5; vol.166, no.6 March 1942, August 1942, October 1942, December 1942, September 1943, October 1943.
    Ten Detective Aces. vol.33, no.1 July 1938.
    Western Aces. vol.12, no.1 October 1938.
    [Flynn's] Detective Fiction Weekly. vol.118, no.3; vol.120, no.3; vol.120, no.5; vol.121, no.2; vol.122, no.3; vol.123, no.4; vol.124, no.3, March 26, 1938; June 18, 1938; July 2, 1938; July 23, 1938; September 10, 1938; October 29, 1938; December 3, 1938.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Brandon, William, 1914- --Archives.
    Authors, American--West (U.S.)--Archival resources.
    Indians of North America--West (U.S.).
    West (U.S.)--History.