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Finding Aid for the Wesley S. Griswold Papers, 1955-1990
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Wesley S. Griswold Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1990
    Collection number: 799
    Creator: Griswold, Wesley S., 1909-
    Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Wesley Southmayd Griswold (1909- ) was a feature writer and editor for the Hartford Courant (1930-41), a publicist for the Travelers Insurance Company (1941-42), a copy editor for the The New Yorker (1946-51)) and a copy editor (1945-46) and West Coast editor (beginning in 1951) for the Popular Science Monthly. The collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, research notes, correspondence, photocopies, printed articles, microfilm, and photographs Griswold's book, A Work of Giants, a history of the American transcontinental railroad, and for a history of Panama railroads.
    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 Wesley S. Griswold, 1962-90.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wesley S. Griswold Papers (Collection 799). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Wesley Southmayd Griswold was born November 3, 1909 in Middletown, Connecticut; BA, University of North Carolina, 1929; feature writer and editor, Hartford Courant, 1930-41; publicist, Travelers Insurance Company, 1941-42; copy editor, The New Yorker, 1946-51; copy editor (1945-46) and West Coast editor (beginning in 1951), Popular Science Monthly; his book, A Work of Giants (1962), is a history of the American transcontinental railroad.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, research notes, correspondence, photocopies, printed articles, microfilm, and photographs for Wesley S. Griswold's book, A Work of Giants (1962) and for a history of Panama railroads. Also includes scrapbooks containing articles by Griswold, reviews of A Work of Giants, and miscellaneous manuscripts, publications, and research materials.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. A Work of Giants (Boxes 1-4,11).
    2. The Day the Dam Burst (Box 4).
    3. Research materials for a history of Panama railroads (Boxes 5-8).
    4. Scrapbooks containing articles by Griswold (Boxes 9-10).
    5. Manuscripts, misc. publications, and research material (Boxes 11-14).
    6. Map folder (Box 15).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Griswold, Wesley S., 1909- --Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Railroads--Research--United States.
    Railroads--Research--Panama.
    Griswold, Wesley S., 1909- -- Work of Giants.