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Finding Aid for the Paul Dayton Bailey Papers, 1940-1953
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul Dayton Bailey Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1953
    Collection number: 683
    Creator: Bailey, Paul Dayton, 1906-
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Paul Dayton Bailey (1906-1987) was a publisher, editor, and author who chronicled the Mormon Church and the American West and established Westernlore Press in 1941. The collection consists of Bailey's literary typescripts and holograph corrections of books about the American West and Mormons.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul Dayton Bailey Papers (Collection 683). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462274 


    Bailey was born in 1906 in American Fork, Utah; publisher, editor, and author, he was a prolific chronicler of the Mormon Church and the American West; established Westernlore Press in 1941, under which he published his Polygamy Was Better Than Monotony (1972) and Holy Smoke, a dissertation on the Utah War (1978), and several biographies; other presses published his For This My Glory: a Story of a Mormon Life (c. 1940), An Unnatural History of Death Valley: With Reflections on the Valley's Varmints (1978), and Virgins, Vandals, and Visionaries (1978); died in Claremont, California on October 26, 1987.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Bailey's literary typescripts and holograph corrections of books about the American West and Mormons.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Typescripts: Deliver me from Eva, and Jacob Hamblin, Buckskin Apostle (Box 1).
    2. Typescript: For This My Glory (Box 2)
    3. Typescripts: Walkara, Hawk of the Mountains, and Sam Brannan and the California Mormons (Box 3).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bailey, Paul Dayton, 1906- --Archives.
    Authors, American--West (U.S.)--Archival resources.
    Mormons--West (U.S.)--History.
    West (U.S.)--History.
    Manuscripts for publication.