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Finding Aid for the Donald Hamilton papers, 1945-1995
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Donald Hamilton papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1995
    Collection number: 822
    Creator: Hamilton, Donald, 1916-
    Extent: 155 boxes (77.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Donald Bengtsson Hamilton (1916-1924) created the Matt Helm series of detective novels, wrote western novels and other books, and contributed articles on hunting, yachting, and photography to magazines. The collection consists of Hamilton's correspondence, articles, various editions of his books, manuscripts, worksheets, and galleys of his published and unpublished work.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donald Hamilton papers (Collection 822). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Donald Bengtsson Hamilton was born on March 24, 1916 in Uppsala, Sweden; came to the U.S. in 1924; BS, University of Chicago, 1938; created Matt Helm series of detective novels, beginning with Death of a citizen (1960); contributed articles on hunting, yachting, and photography to magazines; also wrote western novels and other books, including The big country (1957), Texas fever (1960), and Donald Hamilton on guns and hunting (1970).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, worksheets, and galleys of published and unpublished work by author Donald Hamilton. Also contains correspondence, articles, clippings, and paperback American and foreign editions of his books, as well as personal files and material pertaining to research trips.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Hamilton, Donald, 1916- --Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.
    Mystery and detective fiction.