Finding Aid for the Collection of Material About B. Traven, 1925-1959

Processed by Brooke Whiting; 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 Collection of Material About B. Traven, 1925-1959

Collection number: 870

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:
Brooke Whiting, April 1965
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Container List

 

Articles, correspondence, and ephemera about B. Traven. v.p., ca. 1925-1959.

Physical Description: 2 boxes.

Scope and Content Note

This collection was started by Lawrence Clark Powell and contains several articles by him about B. Traven.
The collection was expanded and brought up to date in 1958 by Edward R. Hagemann who published 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. A copy of this is in the collection.