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Finding Aid for the Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers, 1924-1939
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1939
    Collection number: 946
    Creator: Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966
    Extent: 8 boxes (4.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Kathleen Thompson (1880-1966) was a author who wrote short stories and contributed to magazines. Her published works include: Mother (1911), The Callahans and the Murphys (1924), The foolish virgin (1928), Bread into roses (1937), The Venables (1941), and Family gathering (1959). The collection consists of Norris' literary manuscripts, some with holographic alterations.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of 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, Department of 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 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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Friends of the UCLA Library, purchase, 1967 & 1972.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers (Collection 946). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233508 


    Kathleen Thompson was born on July 16, 1880 in San Francisco, California; briefly attended UC Berkeley; married author Charles G. Norris in 1909; began writing short stories in 1910, and contributed to magazines; published works include: Mother (1911), Josslyn's wife (1918), The Callahans and the Murphys (1924), The foolish virgin (1928), My San Francisco (1932), Bread into roses (1937), The Venables (1941), Through a glass darkly (1957), and Family gathering (1959); she died on January 18, 1966.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of literary manuscripts of novelist Kathleen Thompson Norris, some with holographic alterations.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Belle mère, Walls of gold (Box 1).
    2. Lost sunrise, Angel in the house, The runaways (Box 2).
    3. The black Flemings, Bread into roses, Three men and Diana (Box 3).
    4. Maiden voyage, American Flaggs (Box 4).
    5. Rose of the world, Barberry bush (Box 5).
    6. Irish eyes, Red silence, Shining windows (Box 6).
    7. Irish eyes (another typescript), Secret marriage, Beauty and the beast (part 3) (Box 7).
    8. Dedications (Box 8).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966--Archives.
    Women novelists, American--California, Northern--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.

    Items Removed from Collection

    • Norris, Kathleen (Thompson), 1880-1966. Dedications. Berkeley: Printed by Wilder & Ellen Bentley for Charles G. Norris,
      Date: 1936.
      Page proofs, 46pp., hand numbered. With typescript title page. Wrapped in first gathering of Portsmouth Plaza. The Cradle Of San Francisco by Catherine Coffin Phillips, San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash, 1932 [Removed to Jake Zeitlin Graphic Arts Ephemera Collection (Collection 2000). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.].

    Related Material

    Charles Gilman Norris Papers (Collection 945). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.