Finding Aid for the George James Firmage Papers, 1957-1958

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 George James Firmage Papers, 1957-1958

Collection number: 769

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, July 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Biography

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.


Container List

Box 1

E.E. Cummings: a Miscellany. Edited with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage. Foreward by the author. New York,1957-1958.

Creator/Collector: Cummings, Edward Estlin, 1894- .

Note

First published by the Argophile Press, New York, 1958.
Physical Description: 361 leaves. 28 cm. Typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections. In a grey cloth case.
Box 1

Letters from E.E. Cummings to George Firmage, regarding the publication of E.E. Cummings: a Miscellany. v.p., 1957-1960.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 1

Ephemera relating to publishing of this book, 1958.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2

E.E. Cummings, a miscellany. Edited with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage. Foreward by the author.

Creator/Collector: Cummings, Edward Estlin, 1894- .
Box 2

Another copy. New York, 1958.

Physical Description: 335 leaves. 28cm. Typescript. Printer's copy.
Box 2

--- ---- Another copy. New York, Argophile Press, 1958.

Physical Description: 80 sheets. Galley proofs.
Box 2

--- ---- Another copy. New York, Argophile Press, 1958.

Physical Description: 241pp. Page proofs.