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The collection contains the papers of American writer Jack London (1876-1916 ) and includes literary manuscripts of most of London's works, extensive correspondence files, documents, photographs, ephemera, and scrapbooks.
Jack London (1876-1916) was an American author best known for his fiction about California, Alaska, and the Pacific. His novel The Call of the Wild is among the most internationally popular works by an American. An autodidact, he directed his thirst for knowledge toward several passions, including sailing, ranching, and photography. He traveled widely, to Hawaii and throughout the South Pacific, through California, Oregon, Nevada, to Korea during the Russo-Japanese war, Mexico during the Mexican Civil War, and London, England, experiences which are reflected in his writing and his photographs.
approximately 60,000 items in 622 boxes
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Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. The scrapbooks and photograph albums are too fragile for reading room use. Microfilm and contact prints are available respectively to view these items. For more information, contact Reader Services.