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Gault (William Campbell) collection
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: William Campbell Gault collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Mss 284
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.2 linear feet (5 cartons and 1 oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1937-1996
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: The collection is located at the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF).

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research. The collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for retrieval.

    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

    William Campbell Gault Collection. Mss 284. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Shelley Gault, 2010.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. English-language monographs have been cataloged separately and can be searched in the UCSB Library online catalog. Foreign-language editions and magazines are housed in this manuscript collection.
    The collection also contains awards, correspondence, a few black and white photographs of Gault and fellow mystery writers, and mystery and sport stories mainly appearing in pulp magazines from the latter 1930s to the early 1960s.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Detective and mystery stories
    Awards
    Black-and-white photographs
    Books
    Correspondence
    Magazines (periodicals)
    Gault, William Campbell -- Archives