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Finding Aid for the Conference Press Records, 1936-1946
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Conference Press Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1946
    Collection number: 1379
    Creator: Conference Press
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Conference Press was spontaneously formed in the 1930s when three UCLA students visited William Saroyan at a Hollywood film studio. In 1936, the Press published Saroyan's Three Times Three, a collection of short stories. One of the stories, The Man With His Heart in the Highlands, went on to become a successful Broadway play. The collection consists of the typescript, proofcopy and copy of Three Times Three, correspondence, publicity and reviews, photographs and miscellaneous clippings.
    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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Conference Press Records (Collection 1379). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964507 

    Biography

    The Conference Press was spontaneously formed in the 1930s when three UCLA students visited Saroyan at a Hollywood film studio; all three were on the editorial staff of the Daily Bruin newspaper: Hal Levy (publisher of Westwood Scene), Gil Harrison (former editor), and Bill Okie (student of Max Reinhardt); in 1936 the Press published William Saroyan's Three Times Three, a collection of short stories, each with a preface by the author; one of the stories, The Man With His Heart in the Highlands, went on to become a successful Broadway play.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of the typescript, proofcopy and copy in uncut sheets of Three times three; correspondence of the Press relating to distribution, copyright, and publicity; dated and undated correspondence to and from Saroyan; publicity and reviews of Three Times Three; and photographs and miscellaneous clippings. Also includes some business materials, a card index for Friends of the Conference Press, and correspondence related to Gertrude Stein's What Are Masterpieces? published by the Press.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. William Saroyan's Three Times Three (Box 1).
    2. Office records (Box 2).
    3. Gertrude Stein's What Are Masterpieces? (Box 2).
    4. Original cover design of Three Times Three (Box 3, oversize).
    5. Card index for Friends of the Conference Press (Box 2).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Saroyan, William, 1908- .
    Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.
    Conference Press--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century.
    Publishers and publishing--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.
    Online resources.
    Saroyan, William, 1908- -- Three Times Three.