The Joseph J. Sirak, Jr. collection (1960-1989) contains twenty-two boxes of autographs and autographed books of politicians
and authors. Often the materials include a summary of how Sirak met the person and sometimes includes a biographical note
on the individual as well. Also included is correspondence with mystery, science fiction, western, and other novelists or
authors. Authors include Louis L'Amour, Ursula LeGuin, Earle Stanley Gardner, Daphne du Maurier, and Pearl S. Buck. Other
books include mystery anthologies (such as various Alfred Hitchcock series) with autographs of selected authors. Politicians
include several governors, congressmen, senators, and others including Richard Nixon, George Schultz, Margaret Chase Smith,
and Michael Dukakis.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.