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Finding Aid for the Paul Iselin Wellman Papers, 1930-1966
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Description
Paul Iselin Wellman (1898-1966) worked as reporter, writer, and editor for various Wichita newspapers (1919-36) and the Kansas City Star (1936-44) before becoming a screenwriter for Warner Brothers and M-G-M (1944-46). He also wrote histories of the west and many historical novels, including The iron mistress (1951) and The fiery flower (1959). The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and galley proofs of Wellman's screenplays and published books.
Background
Wellman was born October 14, 1898, in Enid, Oklahoma; AB, Fairmont College (now University of Wichita), 1918; worked as reporter, writer, and editor for various Wichita newspapers, 1919-36, and the Kansas City Star, 1936-44; became a screenwriter for Warner Brothers and M-G-M, 1944-46; published histories of the west and many historical novels, including The iron mistress (1951) and The fiery flower (1959); member, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Society of American Historians; died September 17, 1966 in Los Angeles.
Extent
29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
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.