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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
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  • Processing Information
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  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Items Removed from Collection
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Kathleen Thompson Norris papers
    Creator: Norris, Kathleen Thompson
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0946
    Physical Description: 4.0 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1939
    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. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

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

    Preferred Citation

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

    Processing Information

    Processed by Manuscripts Division staff, January 1967.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942335083606533 


    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).
    • 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 UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Manuscripts for publication
    Women novelists, American -- California, Northern -- Archives.
    Norris, Kathleen Thompson -- Archives