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Finding Aid for the Paul Iselin Wellman Papers, 1930-1966
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul Iselin Wellman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1966
    Collection number: 140
    Creator: Wellman, Paul Iselin, 1898-1966
    Extent: 29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    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 Paul Iselin Wellman, 1949-64.
    • Gift of Mrs. Paul I. Wellman, 1966-67.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul Iselin Wellman Papers (Collection 140). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and galley proofs of Wellman's screenplays and published books. Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and publicity material for The iron mistress are also included.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts.
    2. Scrapbooks and newpaper clippings.
    3. Publicity material for The iron mistress.
    4. Indian stories and articles.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Wellman, Paul Iselin, 1898-1966--Archives.
    Screenwriters--Archival resources.
    Authors, American--Archival resources.
    American fiction--20th century.
    Western stories.
    Film scripts.