Guide to the Fred Klein papers Mss 356

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Liebhaber, 2018.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara 93106-9010
special@library.ucsb.edu
2018 April 20


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)

 

Series 1. Bantam Books 1994, 2001

Box 1, folder 5

Fred Klein, Former Vice President Marketing, Bantam Books, Interview by John Baker for the Random House Inc. Oral History Project [Transcript] 2001 August 1

item A33139/CD

Fred Klein, Former Vice President Marketing, Bantam Books, Interviewed by John Baker, Part 1 2001 August 1

item A33140/CD

Fred Klein, Former Vice President Marketing, Bantam Books, Interviewed by John Baker, Part 2 2001 August 1

box 1, folder 4

Klein, Fred "Bantam Books Today, in The Fascination of Book Publishing by America's Leading Publishers, edited by David A. Boehm, 37-43. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 1994 (Photocopy)

 

Series 2. Literary Gumbo 2010-2018

Arrangement

DVDs have been listed chronologically.
 

DVDs  

item V9848/DVD

Daniel Alef 2010 September 27

item V9849/DVD

Shelly Lowenkopf 2010 September 27

item V9850/DVD

Diana Raab 2010 October 11

item V9851/DVD

Laird Koenig 2010 November 8

item V9852/DVD

Laura Kath 2010 November 22

item V9853/DVD

Jane Heller 2010 November 22

item V9854/DVD

Monte Schulz 2010 December 13

item V9855/DVD

Ernie Witham 2010 December 13

item V9856/DVD

Meg Waite Clayton 2011 January 24

item V9857/DVD

Toni Lopopolo 2011 January 24

item V9858/DVD

Leslie Andrea Westbrook 2011 February 7

item V9859/DVD

Frederic Hunter 2011 February 7

item V9860/DVD

[no label] 2011 February 28

item V9861/DVD

Barney Brantingham 2011 March 14

item V9862/DVD

Kathleen Sharp 2011 March 28

item V9863/DVD

Tim Schwartz, Director RFB&D 2011 March 28

item V9864/DVD

Gail Gelles 2011 April 11

item V9865/DVD

Perie Longo 2011 April 11

item V9866/DVD

E. Duke Vincent 2011 April 25

item V9867/DVD

Richard Hunt 2011 April 25

item V9868/DVD

Lee Wardlaw 2011 May 23

item V9869/DVD

Leslie Dinaberg 2011 May 23

item V9870/DVD

Beverlye Hyman Fead 2011 June 13

item V9871/DVD

Irene Macias 2011 June 13

item V9872/DVD

Paul Fedorko 2011 June 21

item V9873/DVD

Steven Gilbar 2011 July 11

item V9874/DVD

Marcia Meier 2011 July 11

item V9875/DVD

Kathleen Sharp 2011 October 3

item V9876/DVD

Shelly Lowenkopf 2011 October 3

item V9877/DVD

Fred Klein 2011 October 10

item V9878/DVD

Melinda Palacio 2011 November 7

item V9879/DVD

Jim Alexander 2011 November 7

item V9880/DVD

Joan Tapper 2011 November 21

item V9881/DVD

David Freed 2011 November 21

item V9882/DVD

June Breton Fisher (Dan Alef) 2012 January 30

item V9883/DVD

Mary Byrd 2012 January 30

item V9884/DVD

Tea with Toni 2012 February 6

item V9885/DVD

Michael Bowker 2012 February 6

item V9886/DVD

Kate Sexton 2012 March 7

item V9887/DVD

Art Hansl 2012 March 7

item V9888/DVD

Monte Schulz 2012 March 21

item V9889/DVD

Marc Jaffe 2012 March 21

item V9890/DVD

Melodie Johnson Howe 2012 April 2

item V9891/DVD

Louise Gaylord 2012 April 2

item V9892/DVD

Barbara Gaughen 2012 April 16

item V9893/DVD

Tom Jacobs 2012 April 16

item V9894/DVD

Marilyn McMahon 2012 May 7

item V9895/DVD

Ellen Reid 2012 May 7

item V9896/DVD

Nicole Starczak SBWC 2012 May 21

item V9897/DVD

Diana Raab 2012 June 4

item V9898/DVD

Craig Carey 2012 June 18

item V9899/DVD

Marsha Barr 2012 June 18

item V9900/DVD

Anna Lafferty 2012 July 16

item V9901/DVD

Mario Garcia 2012 July 16

item V9902/DVD

Maggie Mixsell 2012 August 8

item V9903/DVD

Ethan Saxton 2012 August 8

item V9904/DVD

Karin Finell 2012 August 22

item V9905/DVD

Neal Graffy 2012 August 22

item V9906/DVD

Jinny Webber 2012 September 19

item V9907/DVD

Jesse Aizenstat 2012 September 19

item V9908/DVD

Len Lamensdorf 2012 October 3

item V9909/DVD

Rabbi Wayne Dosick 2012 October 3

item V9910/DVD

Laird Koenig 2012 October 31

item V9911/DVD

Suzanne Landry 2012 October 31

item V9912/DVD

Julia Michelle Dawson 2012 November 28

item V9913/DVD

Jane Heller 2012 November 28

item V9914/DVD

Alison Bailey 2012 December 12

item V9915/DVD

Robin LaFevers 2013 January 16

item V9916/DVD

Robin Winter 2013 January 16

item V9917/DVD

What an Editor Does 2013 February 13

item V9918/DVD

Valerie Hobbs 2013 February 20

item V9919/DVD

Marcia Meier 2013 February 20

item V9920/DVD

Dan Poynter 2013 March 13

item V9921/DVD

Kathleen Sharp 2013 March 27

item V9922/DVD

David Rensin 2013 March 27

item V9923/DVD

Dan Poynter 2013 March 27

item V9924/DVD

Lynda Millner 2013 April 10

item V9925/DVD

Matt Pallamary 2013 May 13

item V9926/DVD

Monte Schulz 2013 May 13

item V9927/DVD

Emmett McDonough 2013 June 19

item V9928/DVD

Karen Keskinen 2013 June 19

item V9929/DVD

Lisa Gonzalez 2013 July 10

item V9930/DVD

Peggy (Margaret) Orchowski 2013 July 10

item V9931/DVD

Marcy Luikart 2013 July 31

item V9932/DVD

Melodie Johnson Howe 2013 August 14

item V9933/DVD

Kathleen O'Donnell 2013 August 14

item V9934/DVD

Meg Waite Clayton 2013 September 11

item V9935/DVD

Paul Willis 2013 September 11

item V9936/DVD

Catherine Ann Jones 2013 September 25

item V9937/DVD

Naughty by Monte Schulz 2013 September 25

item V9938/DVD

Shelly Lowenkopf 2013 October 23

item V9939/DVD

A.J. Harris 2013 October 23

item V9940/DVD

Shelly Lowenkopf 2013 November 6

item V9941/DVD

Dale Griffiths Stamos 2013 November 6

item V9942/DVD

Mark Robert Halper 2013 November 20

item V9943/DVD

Tracy Shawn 2013 November 20

item V9944/DVD

Claudia Chotzen 2013 December 11

item V9945/DVD

Selden Edwards 2013 December 11

item V9946/DVD

Tom Parker 2014 January 8

item V9947/DVD

Michael Bayouth 2014 January 8

item V9948/DVD

Len Lamensdorf 2014 January 29

item V9949/DVD

Brian Russell 2014 January 29

item V9950/DVD

Diana Raab 2014 February 19

item V9951/DVD

Walter De Hoog 2014 February 19

item V9952/DVD

Eric Kelley 2014 April 9

item V9953/DVD

Michael Scott Hanrahan 2014 April 9

item V9954/DVD

Teddy Macker 2014 April 30

item V9955/DVD

Janet Lucy 2014 April 30

item V9956/DVD

SB Writers Conference 2014 (Nicole Starzak) 2014 May 14

item V9957/DVD

Jinny Webber 2014 May 14

item V9958/DVD

Jeremy Gold 2014 May 28

item V9959/DVD

Sandra Perez Gluschankoff 2014 May 28

item V9960/DVD

J.F. Freedman 2014 June 18

item V9961/DVD

Alan C. Fox 2014 June 18

item V9962/DVD

Teddy Steinkellner 2014 July 9

item V9963/DVD

Perie Longo 2014 July 9

item V9964/DVD

Max DeVoe Talley 2014 July 30

item V9965/DVD

Judy Scher 2014 July 30

item V9966/DVD

Ivor Davis 2014 August 13

item V9967/DVD

Jerry Camarillo Dunn 2014 August 13

item V9968/DVD

Stephen Russell 2014 September 3

item V9969/DVD

Frederic Hunter 2014 September 24

item V9970/DVD

Marilee Zdenek 2014 September 24

item V9971/DVD

Robert Johnson 2014 October 8

item V9972/DVD

Christine Fry 2014 October 8

item V9973/DVD

A.J. Harris 2014 November 12

item V9974/DVD

Remembering Charles Champlin 2014 December 10

item V9975/DVD

Betsy J. Green 2014 December 10

item V9976/DVD

Michael Bayouth 2015 January 14

item V9977/DVD

Sarah Noffke 2015 January 14

item V9978/DVD

David Krieger 2015 January 28

item V9979/DVD

Erin Graffy 2015 January 28

item V9980/DVD

Santa Barbara Public Library Youth Service 2015 February 18

item V9981/DVD

Louise Gaylord 2015 February 18

item V9982/DVD

Michael Ahn 2015 March 11

item V9983/DVD

Santa Barbara Business Expo SBBE 2015 March 11

item V9984/DVD

Libby Appel 2015 March 25

item V9985/DVD

Sojourner Kincaid Rolle 2015 March 25

item V9986/DVD

Robin Winter 2015 April 15

item V9987/DVD

SB Writers Conference 2015 April 15

item V9988/DVD

Marilyn Tam 2015 April 29

item V9989/DVD

Patty DeDominic 2015 May 20

item V9990/DVD

Andrea Weir 2015 May 20

item V9991/DVD

Patricia Fry 2015 June 24

item V9992/DVD

Susan Chiavelli 2015 June 24

item V9993/DVD

Dan Poynter 2015 July 8

item V9994/DVD

Michelle Robin La 2015 July 8

item V9995/DVD

Mario T. Garcia 2015 July 29

item V9996/DVD

Lee Wardlaw 2015 July 29

item V9997/DVD

Alex Sheshunoff 2015 August 26

item V9998/DVD

Meg Waite Clayton 2015 August 26

item V9999/DVD

Dr. Nancy O'Reilly 2015 September 2

item V10000/DVD

Toni Lopopolo 2015 September 2

item V10001/DVD

John Wilder 2015 September 23

item V10002/DVD

R.K. Jackson 2015 September 23

item V10003/DVD

Dana Matthaei Kent 2015 October 28

item V10004/DVD

Robin Yardi 2015 October 28

item V10005/DVD

Seraphonium 2015 November 11

item V10006/DVD

Taylor Bayouth 2015 November 11

item V10007/DVD

Beverlye Hyman Fead 2015 December 9

item V10008/DVD

Dick Jorgensen 2015 December 9

item V10009/DVD

Betsy J. Green 2016 January 13

item V10010/DVD

Annie J Dahlgren 2016 January 13

item V10011/DVD

Roger Colley 2016 February 3

item V10012/DVD

Erin Graffy 2016 February 3

item V10013/DVD

Monte Schulz 2016 February 17

item V10014/DVD

Matthew J. Pallamary 2016 February 17

item V10015/DVD

Len Lamensdorf 2016 March 9

item V10016/DVD

Ashby Jones 2016 March 9

item V10017/DVD

Catherine Ann Jones 2016 March 23

item V10018/DVD

Patty Farmer 2016 March 23

item V10019/DVD

Alice Rene 2016 April 13

item V10020/DVD

Shelly Lowenkopf 2016 April 13

item V10021/DVD

SBWC: Grace Rachow 2016 April 27

item V10022/DVD

Ray Bourhis 2016 April 27

item V10023/DVD

Tom Huth 2016 May 11

item V10024/DVD

Ernie Witham 2016 May 11

item V10025/DVD

Sandra Perez Gluschankoff 2016 May 25

item V10026/DVD

Burke Franklin 2016 May 25

item V10027/DVD

Neville Johnson 2016 June 22

item V10028/DVD

Dale Griffiths Stamos 2016 July 6

item V10029/DVD

Toni Lopopolo 2016 July 6

item V10030/DVD

Mary Tonetti Dorra 2016 July 27

item V10031/DVD

Frank Goss 2016 July 27

item V10032/DVD

Carolyn Jabs 2016 August 31

item V10033/DVD

Cliff Simon 2016 September 21

item V10034/DVD

Radomir Vojtech Luza 2016 September 21

item V10035/DVD

Barney Brantingham 2017 February 15

item V10036/DVD

Bella DePaulo 2017 February 15

item V10037/DVD

Betsy Green (unedited) 2017 April 12

item V10038/DVD

Betsy Green (edited) 2017 April 12

item V10039/DVD

Kathleen Sharp (unedited) 2017 April 12

item V10040/DVD

Kathleen Sharp (edited) 2017 April 12

item V10041/DVD

Grace Rochow 2017 April 26

item V10042/DVD

Roger Vanderlaan (unedited) 2017 April 26

item V10043/DVD

Roger Vanderlaan (edited) 2017 April 26

item V10044/DVD

Jerry Roberts 2012 June 4

item V10045/DVD

Grace Rachow

item V10046/DVD

Marc Jaffee

item V10047/DVD

Marcia Meier

item V10048/DVD

Jerry Dunn 2018

box 1, folder 1-3

Show Notes  

Scope and Content

Handwritten notes prepared by Fred Klein in preparation for his interviews of local poets and authors for the show Literary Gumbo. Also included among the notes are newspaper clippings related to various interviewees.