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Gault (William Campbell) collection
Mss 284  
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The bulk of the collection consists of work by Santa Barbara crime and young adult fiction writer William Campbell Gault, including hard covers, paperbacks, and stories in anthologies and pulp magazines.
William Campbell Gault (1910-1995) was born and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He lived mostly in that city until he moved to California in 1950. He served in the 166th Infantry during World War II. Before he became a professional writer, he held a variety of jobs, including ice man, mailman, aircraft assembler, sole cutter in a shoe factory, bus boy, waiter, and hotel manager. Gault wrote under his own name and pseudonyms such as Roney Scott and Will Duke.
5.2 linear feet (5 cartons and 1 oversize box)
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.
The collection is open for research. The collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for retrieval.