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Finding Aid for the Cornel Adam Lengyel Papers, 1950-1960
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Description
Cornel Adam Lengyel (1915- ) was a poet, historian, playright and translator. The collection consists of literary manuscripts of plays, poems, fiction, and history.
Background
Lengyel was born on January 1, 1915 in Fairfield, Connecticut; was editor, Federal Writers' Project, 1936-37; music critic for Coast (San Francisco), 1938-41; censor, Office of Censorship, San Francisco, 1942; shipwright and personnel interviewer, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond, California, 1943-44; manager, Forty-Niner Theatre, Georgetown, California, 1946-49; editor, W.H. Freeman Company, 1952-54; founder and executive editor of Dragon's Tooth Press in 1970; visiting professor and lecturer, Sacramento State College, 1962-63; has been poet, historian, playright and translator; books include: First Poems (1940), The Atom Clock (1951), Four Days in July: the Story Behind the Declaration of Independence (1958), and I, Benedict Arnold (1960).
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.