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Finding Aid for the George James Firmage Papers, 1957-1958
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George James Firmage Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1958
    Collection number: 769
    Creator: Firmage, George James
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: George James Firmage (1928- ) was born n New York, New York. He was a publications supervisor in the advertising and marketing services department of the First National City Bank in New York (1954) and wrote several books. The collection consists of materials relating to Firmage's research and writing of E.E. Cummings: a Miscellany.
    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 Charles Mosmann, 1962.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George James Firmage Papers (Collection 769). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218094 


    Firmage was born July 3, 1928 in New York, New York; attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1947-48) and College of the City of New York (1949); BA, New York University, 1952; pursued graduate study, University of Massachusetts, 1952-54; publications supervisor in advertising and marketing services department, First National City Bank, New York, 1954; wrote several books, including E.E. Cummings: a Miscellany (1958) and E.E. Cummings: a Bibliography; editor of A Garland for Dylan Thomas (1963) and of E.E. Cummings' Three Plays and a Ballet (1967).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials relating to Firmage's research and writing of E.E. Cummings: a Miscellany. Includes a typescript with holograph corrections, printer's copy of typescript, galley proofs, page proofs, fifteen letters from Cummings to Firmage, and ephemera related to the publishing of the book.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. E.E. Cummings: a Miscellany (Boxes 1-2).
    2. Letters from E.E. Cummings to George Firmage (Box 1).
    3. Ephemera (Box 1).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Firmage, George James--Archives.
    Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962--Correspondence.
    Book editors--United States--Archival resources.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.