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Klein (Fred) papers
Mss 356  
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Fred Klein papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Mss 356
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.21 linear feet (202 DVDs, 1 half document box)
    Creator: Klein, Fred (Fred Merton)
    Date (inclusive): 1994-2018
    Abstract: DVDs of the television interview show Literary Gumbo (2010-2018) hosted by Fred Klein of Santa Barbara, California, as well as other materials, including show notes (with clippings) prepared by Klein, and material related to Klein's time as vice president of marketing at Bantam Books.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Fred Klein, 2018.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Fred Klein papers, Mss 356. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical Note

    Fred Merton Klein, born May 27, 1923 in Syracuse, New York, attended the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 1948. After working as a fundraiser for the North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, New York, Klein joined Bantam Books, where he worked as vice president of marketing, and and as an executive vice president and editor. Retiring in 1990 after 30 years at Bantam, Klein moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he served as Ombudsman of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. In the 1990s, Klein joined the Santa Barbara News Press as a book reviewer, and was one of the creators of the Santa Barbara Book and Author Festival. Klein was host of the weekly TV interview show Literary Gumbo from 2010-2018, interviewing over 220 authors from the Santa Barbara area.

    Scope and Content

    202 DVD recordings of the weekly television interview show Literary Gumbo hosted by Fred Klein of Santa Barbara, California. The show ran from 2010-2018 and comprised interviews by Fred Klein of over 220 authors from the Santa Barbara area.
    The collection also contains clippings and interview notes prepared by Klein for the show, as well as an oral history interview of Fred Klein about his time as vice president of marketing at Bantam Books, along with published material written by Klein on the same.

    Arrangement

    These materials have been organized into two series: Series 1. Bantam Books, 1994, 2001 and Series 2. Literary Gumbo, 2010-2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Literary gumbo (Television program)
    Television programs -- California -- Santa Barbara
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    DVDs
    Interviews
    Oral histories (literary works)
    Research notes
    Television programs
    Klein, Fred (Fred Merton) -- Archives
    Bantam Books (Firm)