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Preliminary Guide to the Alfred and Carol Schmitz Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alfred and Carol Schmitz Collection
    Dates: ca. 1967-1980
    Collection number: Mss 267
    Creator: Schmitz, Carol
    Collection Size: 0.9 linear feet (2 document boxes and 1 map folder).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Mainly first editions, many signed, of Booker Prize winner and shortlist books, together with related correspondence (mainly Booker authors), publicity, and other ephemera.
    Physical location: Boxes 1-2 (Del Sur); Map folder (Map Cabinet 21/2).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Alfred and Carol Schmitz Collection. Printers Mss 65. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Carol Schmitz, 2009.

    Scope and Content Notes

    The Alfred and Carol Schmitz Collection has been donated by Carol Schmitz in the name of her late husband and herself. The collection mainly contains Booker Prize winning and shortlisted books, together with related correspondence (mainly Booker authors), publicity, and other ephemera.
    For several years Carol attended Booker Prize events in London and searched diligently for the best copies available of oftentimes obscure and difficult to find titles. The books are all first editions and many have been signed by the author.
    The Booker Prize was founded in 1969 and became the Man Booker Prize in 2002, when the Man Group plc became the main sponsor. It is one of the most prestigious prizes awarded to contemporary authors of fiction. Only citizens of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland are eligible. Judges are chosen from among leading critics, writers, and academics. Decisions are often controversial and engender heated discussion in the British media.
    The container list describes the manuscript and ephemeral parts of the collection. Books in the collection have been cataloged separately.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Schmitz, Carol
    Man Booker Prize