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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material About B. Traven, 1925-1959
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material About B. Traven,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1959
    Collection number: 870
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: B. Traven (1890?-1969) was a seaman and author. His publications include The cotton pickers (1956), The treasure of Sierra Madre (1935), and The white rose (1965). The collection consists of several articles by Lawrence Clark Powell about B. Traven, as well as a copy of Edward R. Hagemann's article, A checklist of the works of B. Traven and the critical estimates and biographical essays on him; together with a brief biography.
    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 Lawrence Clark Powell and Edward R. Hagemann, 1960.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material About B. Traven (Collection 870). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Much of the biographical information about B. Traven is conjectural; he may have been born Berick Traven Torsvan on March 5, 1890 in Chicago, Illinois; went to sea as a cabin boy around 1900 or 1912; later became a seaman; spent some time in London and Berlin, before settling in Mexico about 1920-22; wrote in German; titles in English translation include The death ship: the story of an American sailor (1934), The cotton pickers (1956), The treasure of Sierra Madre (1935), The bridge in the jungle (1938), and The white rose (1965); he died on March 27, 1969.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of several articles by Lawrence Clark Powell about the novelist B. Traven, as well as a copy of Edward R. Hagemann's article, A checklist of the works of B. Traven and the critical estimates and biographical essays on him; together with a brief biography, in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, first quarter, 1959.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Traven, B.
    Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906- .
    Hagemann, E.R. (Edward R.), 1921- .
    Authors--20th century--Archival resources.