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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Paul Dayton Bailey papers
    Creator: Bailey, Paul
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0683
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1953
    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. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    General Physical Description note: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Processing Information

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    Processed by Yvonne Schroeder, August 1960.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 994622743606533 


    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).

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of 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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Authors, American -- West (U.S.) -- Archives.
    Manuscripts for publication
    West (U.S.) -- History.
    Mormons -- West (U.S.) -- History.
    Bailey, Paul, 1906-1987--Archives