Finding Aid for the Alison Lurie Papers, 1964

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Alison Lurie Papers, 1964

Collection number: 269

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:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alison Lurie Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1964
Collection number: 269
Creator: Lurie, Alison
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: 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.
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 Mrs. Jonathan Peale Bishop, 1965.
  • Gift of Cornel Wilde, 1966.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alison Lurie Papers (Collection 269). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lurie, Alison--Archives.
Women novelists, American--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

The Nowhere City. Ithaca, New York. ca. 1964.

Physical Description: ca. 450 leaves. 28 cm. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

First draft of a novel with a Los Angeles setting, first published by Heineman, London, 1965; published by Coward-McCann, New York, 1966.
Box 1

The Nowhere City. Ithaca, New York. ca. 1964. Another copy.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). Second and final draft.

Scope and Content Note

First draft of a novel with a Los Angeles setting, first published by Heineman, London, 1965; published by Coward-McCann, New York, 1966.
Gift of the author (Mrs. Jonathan Peale Bishop, Jr.), August 1965.
Box 1

The Nowhere City, [no publisher, Los Angeles. ca. 1966. Another copy.

Physical Description: 1 p.l., 134 leaves. Mimeographed.

Scope and Content Note

A movie scenario, author unknown, made from Alison Lurie's novel of the same name.
Gift of Cornel Wilde, July 1966.