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Herb Caen 'Faded Summer Love' typescript
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Herb Caen 'Faded Summer Love' typescript
    Dates: 1993
    Collection Number: SFH 457
    Creator/Collector: Caen, Herb, 1916-1997
    Extent: 1 folder
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Typescript of a daily newspaper column giving impressions of Lake Tahoe.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    Herb Caen 'Faded Summer Love' typescript . San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    Donation, 2016.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Herb Caen was a daily columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for over fifty years, beginning in 1936, interrupted by a break for military service in World War II (1943-1945) and by an eight-year stint at the San Francisco Examiner during the 1950s. He died of lung cancer on Feb. 1, 1997, at the age of eighty. Caen developed a writing style he dubbed "three-dot journalism," consisting of brief musings separated by ellipses.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Folder includes 3 p. typescript of column describing Lake Tahoe and its visitors, written towards the end of summer. The column was published in the San Francisco Chronicle August 31, 1993.

    Indexing Terms

    August (Month)
    Gossip columns—California--San Francisco.
    Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.
    Journalists—California--San Francisco--Archives.
    Caen, Herb, 1916-1997--Archives.
    Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
    San Francisco chronicle.