This collection represents those files which were kept at Mr. Bliven's last place of residence, Kingscote Gardens (on the
Stanford campus). The majority of the files date from the 1950s to the present, and are divided into alphabetically-arranged
correspondence files and a number of subject-oriented files which include drafts of various literary manuscripts. The most
notable exception to the collection is, of course, the files relating to Bliven's
New Republic years, which remain with the publisher.
Born July 27, 1889 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, Bruce Ormsby Bliven was the son of Charles and Lilla Ormsby Bliven. Having won prizes
for his writing ability as early as age fourteen, Bruce went on to work his way through Stanford University as a cub reporter
for the S.F.
Bulletin. He received a B.A. in English in 1911.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.