Scope and Content
Title: Alison Lurie Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1964
Collection number: 269
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Alison Lurie (1926- ) was a professor of English at Cornell University and won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her
Foreign Affairs (1984). The collection consists of an original first draft typescript of Alison Lurie's book,
The Nowhere City and a carbon typescript of a second draft.
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.
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
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
- Gift of Mrs. Jonathan Peale Bishop, 1965.
- Gift of Cornel Wilde, 1966.
[Identification of item], Alison Lurie Papers (Collection 269). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Lurie was born on September 3, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois; BA, Radcliffe College, 1947; married Jonathan Peale Bishop, September
10, 1948; lecturer (1969-73), associate professor (1973-76), and professor of English in 1976, Cornell University; named Frederic
J. Whiton Professor of American literature in 1989; won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her
Foreign Affairs (1984); other books include
The Nowhere City (1965),
Imaginary Friends (1967),
The War Between the Tates (1974), and
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (editor, 1993).
Scope and Content
Collection consists of an original first draft typescript of Alison Lurie's book,
The Nowhere City (London, 1965; New York, 1966), a novel set in Los Angeles. Contains a carbon typescript of a second and final draft. Also
includes a movie scenario by an unknown author made from the novel.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Women novelists, American--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.