Scope and Content Notes
Title: Alfred and Carol Schmitz Collection
Dates: ca. 1967-1980
Collection number: Mss 267
0.9 linear feet
(2 document boxes and 1 map folder).
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections
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).
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.
Alfred and Carol Schmitz Collection. Printers Mss 65. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California,
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
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Man Booker Prize