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Sirak (Joseph J. Jr.) Collection
SPC.1900.023  
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Description
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.
Extent
22 Linear Feet (22 boxes unprocessed)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections department in advance to request access.